"The teenager who recorded the viral video of Derek Chauvin detaining George Floyd at a Minneapolis street corner has taken to social media to open up for the first time about what she documented in her neighborhood nearly 10 months ago."
When it started publishing press releases about its Doomsday Clock, the rationale for the clock was that it was predicting how close the world was to a specifically NUCLEAR holocaust. After the Soviet Union finally collapsed on December 26, 1991, the prospect for a world-wide nuclear war faded, a fading accelerated by nuclear arms reduction treaties...SO WHY IS THE CLOCK STILL TICKING?
“The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”
3 PM: I have removed several hundred bogus accounts...but new ones keep flooding in because they already know the location of the registration form.. For the moment, if you see any bogus comments attached to your posts, please remove them manually, until I come up with a more permanent solution.
If you go to Step by Step Instructions on the Members Drop Down Menu, the link to the Step by Step instructions is at the top of the page but I will also drop that link here:
"The teenager who sparked a global movement with her video of George Floyd's final moments will receive a prestigious award Tuesday night for her courage."
I have introduced a new functionality that lists every article ever posted on BindleSnitch by Author. You can access this function by clicking on the Members link on the main menu and selecting ARTICLES BY AUTHOR.
A workaround for problems tracking comments back to articles and a question about the location of the comments section on the home page
A quick question about the ordering of comments. Most Recent First or Oldest First. Which do you think works better.
News about the status of the website. Latest update. Because of Robert's abrupt departure, I am worried about what will happen when we encounter catastrophic failures, which are inevitably inevitable. In the division of labor, I designed the site and Robert handled background programming issues. That could be a fatal problem.
I have wondered, is there something wrong with the way I think about things, or was I just in some sort of a rut. Did I do this while speaking?
System update for Bindlesnitch Users.
A warning about an impending issue with the website which may affect recent postings
I was 10 years old in 1956. The media ecosystem we had back then was clearly superior to what 5th graders are exposed to today.
The fact that the racism in the comment may have been unintended doesn't make it any less racist...
Last week, on June 3, the Times published a guest editorial by Senator Tom Cotton (R-ARK) under the headline of "Send In The Troops." in which he demanded that the federal government unleash "an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain, and ultimately deter lawbreakers."
United States Coronavirus Cases....
If you see anything like this DON'T SHARE IT....
The title of the article, "Panicking About Your Kids’ Phones? New Research Says Don’t," says all that needs to be said about the article, which purports to refute recent concerns about the amount of time that children and young adults spend on their mobile devices,
Republican Defends Posting Fake Photo of Obama with Iran’s President
Trump’s Favorite Cable-News Channel is Now One America News
This is why our perceptions of reality are so badly skewed. Here are two "take-aways" from Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony today, one from the venerable Associated Press
Why am I on Facebook, having interminable conversations about ecology, climate, politics and economics that end up going around in circles
The good thing about being a pessimistic cynic is that we are always happy when we are wrong, but we are prepared for the worst when we are right. The worst thing about being a pessimistic cynic is that you worry - a lot.
This isn't a singular occurrence. Google News does this all the time and it is time that someone called them out for it. I just did but you can, too. The more the merrier. Drop Google a line and tell them that you have had it with this kind of meaningless bullshit.
I actually got this book because one of the girl's wanted to do a book report on it. After reading it myself, I found the "then and now" comparisons of female scientists to be quite interesting (and damn annoying).
Step by step instructions for creating a live link to an image in an article...just like Facebook
I am not a fan of san serif typefaces, which puts me at odds with most web designers today, so I want to make the case for semi-serif and full-serif typefaces before they disappear forever. More specifically, I want to explain why BindleSnitch continues to use Times New Roman.
The New York Times recent attempt to discredit Donald Trump is another example of how this paper has sunk to the lowest depths of journalism, making it nothing more than the National Enquirer of politics.
If you’re a news junkie, or you are heading that direction, this list of films about the newspaper business should interest you. These films capture the essence of what Americans – rightly or wrongly – believe about the role and function of journalism in American life.
Right off the bat, I have to tell you that Abraham Penziner is a pseudonym. I’m using a pseudonym, with the kind permission of BindleSnitch executive editor Alan Milner, who hates pseudonyms, including his own, because I am a widely-published writer who wants to see if he – or she – can attract an audience -again – under a different name.
In an article about Eric Trump's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), published yesterday on the Newsweek website, Newsweek reporter Nina Burleigh committed the ultimate reportorial blunder: she wrote someone out of existence.
CNN’s Jake Tapper says former President Obama benefited from a media industry that was “supportive” of him and reluctant to identify misleading information in a Rolling Stone magazine interview with the host of “The Lead”
New York Times Op-Ed contributor Charles M. Blow has been waging a courageous war against media blindness. In his current NYT opinion piece, Donald Trump Is Lying in Plain Sight, he talks about mainstream media has been aiding and abetting the Trump campaign by refusing to bring him to task for the panoply of lies with which Trump peppers virtually ever public statement he makes. … more
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Reinforcing Apple’s argument that an FBI request for the company to unlock an iPhone in the San Bernardino terror probe could unleash repeated demands for help in other cases, newly released documents show that the Silicon Valley giant has received at least a dozen similar requests in courts around the country since…… more
AOL’s email service has been out of commission since 4:10 AM today. Panic is spreading rapidly across the Internet because one of the biggest and least popular email services seems to be completely out of commission, panic that is exacerbated by the fact that AOL (once upon a time known as America Online, and later as AOL-Time-Warner, and then AOL again) is where many of the most technically challenged residents on the Internet get their email…and I’m one of them.… more
In May of 2014, Brian Williams conducted a wide-ranging interview with Edward Snowden eleven months into Snowden's self-imposed exile in Moscow. At the time, the extensive interview was the scoop of a lifetime for Williams, who got the interview everyone else wanted.
Jade Beall, the founder of A Beautiful Body Project, recently posted a photo on Facebook of seven breastfeeding mothers. Each woman was completely naked but Beall followed Facebook protocol by blurring the visible nipples.
In a stunning one-two punch, the entire landscape of television news was changed in a single day when NBC announced a six-month suspension for embattled NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, while Jon Stewart announced the impending end of his 16-year stint as host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central.… more
Throughout history, wolves have been portrayed in a negative light in literature, movies and in the news. In Disney movies such as Beauty and the Beast, wolves are seen as vicious, relentless animals who will attack anything in their territory. When Bell, who plays the role of Beauty in this version of the stor
Sometimes, as we cruise around the internet, we are brought up short by headlines that make absolutely no sense at all to us, and we're wondering if they make any sense to you. Here's one from the Miami Herald that the Herald pulled (quite legally) from the Associated Press: