From CBS News here:
NEW YORK – Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook (FB) should pay fees to “trusted” news producers for their content.
Murdoch, whose companies own The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, the New York Post and other media properties, said Monday that publishers are “enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook through their news and content but are not being adequately rewarded for those services.”
Oh fuck, this is just delicious.
This foul bitch Murdoch has spent his life stroking the racist fantasies of economically victimized white folks for his own commercial gain and he argues now for this.
This motherfucker wouldn’t know quality journalism and news if it bit his dick off.
This is like Hitler celebrating Passover with Heinrich Himmler with a nice seder.
From the New York Times:
No fewer than six senators are eyeing the Democratic nomination in 2020, with each angling to get to the left of the others.
It’s no wonder Bernie Sanders is popular. He has beliefs over an extended period of time.
These possible Dem candidates are finger in the wind motherfuckers. They don’t believe in anything besides their political career.
President Trump on Sunday slammed “the Fake News Media,” which he called “out of control,” after a string of major errors in reporting on his presidency emerged over the past week.
“Very little discussion of all the purposely false and defamatory stories put out this week by the Fake News Media,” he tweeted. “They are out of control – correct reporting means nothing to them.”
The president continued, “Major lies written, then forced to be withdrawn after they are exposed…a stain on America!”
He makes no fucking effort whatsoever to get his facts straight and he’s sits up there all orange and sanctimonious and righteously indignant like some sort of ignorant pig that’s been ass humped with a pumpkin.
Does he see he has not one ounce of fucking credibility?
Ridiculous, low quality shitbird/fucking irritated hemorrhoid.
Facebook’s mysterious algorithm favors “content designed to generate either a sense of oversize delight or righteous outrage and go viral,” serving the website’s billions of users the types of posts they previously engaged with in order to keep people on the website.
So the definition of news is not the news and its impact on society, but rather the emotional reaction a particular piece of news generates.
In this framework the horrible actions of one African-American person can cause massive outrage and overcome the boring truth that the vast majority of American Americans are peaceful, law abiding folk.
That is the level of bullshit we’re dealing with here.
From the Guardian here:
Resistance to a ban on military-style assault weapons is strongest among millennials, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released this week. It’s a finding that experts said might be driven by the popularity of first-person shooter video games such as Call of Duty and the increasing prominence of military-style guns in the consumer market.
Fuck me, I don’t even know what to say to this.