A Little Light for the Clouded Enlightenment

Image: On Jeopardy facts win; The Paragraph

The United States is the world's first liberal democracy, a product of the The Enlightenment. As such, the founders built it on the principles of unity, liberty, tolerance and equal rights. And they designed it to make policy based on factual knowledge and bathed in the light of reason. But, today, in the time of Trump, factual knowledge is getting clouded over in several ways.

Matt Taibbi's Ubiquitous Brilliance !

Matt Taibbi's everywhere this month, especially over the past few days. As some reading this may remember (going back over a decade at "the other place"), I've been a huge fan of his for a long time. I was active in Boston political media, back in the early 80's, when his father, Mike, was a leading local newscaster there; and I met him (and worked countless times with his tv station's news staff) a few times, as well.

Newspaper Habitats Saved By Online Subscriptions


Irony of ironies. After railing against digital media and people getting their news "free" for the better part of a decade, the tides have once again turned, and traditional media was able to adjust their oversized-creaking wooden surfboard to catch the wave... barely.

MY letter to the NPR Ombudsman: No chairs were thrown!

There are no limits to which powers of privilege
will not go to keep the workers in slavery.
-Mother Jones

On NPR and Lousy Journalism:

Why does NPR news continue to repeat the lie that there was violence at the Nevada Democratic Convention. Does NPR allow the Clinton Campaign to write it's news stories these days?