CLICK HERE FOR EPISODE 14 OF THE PROPAGANDA REPORT/MONICA PEREZ SHOW I hadn’t heard this before – the caller with the flag lore was repeating an urban legend! (h/t AG) https://t.co/uHqtuMddsu — Monica Perez (@MonicaPerezShow) December 4, 2016 Some articles of interest from the week with excerpts…. Hampshire College Draws Protests Over Removal of U.S. (more…)
Recently, President Obama said he wanted a truthiness test for information. (To hear it, click the link and go to chronomark 1:00:00 and listen for about four and a half minutes.) I believe he was focusing on scientific information (climate change in particular, of course), but he made an interesting analogy with the news media.
We are going to have to rebuild, within this wild, wild west of information flow, some sort of curating function…
It used to be there were three television stations, and Walter Cronkite was there…generally people trusted a basic body of information…
There has to be some sort of way we can sort through information that passes some sort of truthiness test.
This wasn’t quite as bad as it sounds out of context (almost!), but I recalled his words while reading the newspaper today and it made me think Obama was revealing a broader mindset that is about to be rolled out.
The first article I read was about a recent appearance by Melania Trump during which she, no doubt sweetly and innocently (I mean that, I’m not being sarcastic),
lamented an increasingly coarse culture in which users of social media, especially children, belittle each other.
“Our culture has gotten too mean and too tough, especially to children and teenagers,” Mrs. Trump said. “We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other.”
I didn’t think too much about Melania’s comments and didn’t put them together with Obama’s until later, when
Thank you very much Brad Binkley for putting together a great podcast in lieu of this week’s show on WSB which is preempted for UGA football (Go Dawgs!!) The sound quality is not perfect (sorry, my bad)–it will be next time 🙂
We discuss TPP, Hillary’s Neo-Con Coming Out Speech, Trump & the Mob, Soros/BLM/Dallas, Colin Kaepernick & More!!! (I have a half a video that goes with this but I’m not sure we can get it to work…check back next week if you’re interested.)
Today’s Wall Street Journal lays out our marching orders in the wake of Orlando: The article… After Orlando, a Long War To stop future terrorist attacks, we need solutions from all sides: better security and surveillance at home, a vigorous fight abroad and the support of Muslim moderates everywhere The author: Max Boot, a senior (more…)
(ht JB) I mentioned on the air awhile back that i picked out an unusual-colored shirt at Nordstrom but put it back on the rack because it was too expensive. I also took a picture of the label with my iPhone in case I wanted to try to find it online later or to remember (more…)