The Present Age Weekly Recap: August 12, 2022
Cracker Barrel, Lightyear, and other stories from this week.
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From me this week (and last week):
I didn’t send out a weekly recap last Friday, so this week’s edition will feature the two stories I published this week and the two stories I published last week.
On Monday of last week, I published a piece about the argument style of William F. Buckley and how modern conservatives have used his techniques for years.
On Friday of last week, I published a piece about how right-wing commentators like Tomi Lahren and conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones leverage mainstream media outlets to boost their careers.
On Tuesday of this week, I wrote about people freaking out over Cracker Barrel offering a meat-free sausage option.
And then yesterday, I wrote about how and why the right uses claims that something is “woke” to obscure their actual objections. I used Lightyear for this particular example.
Stories from others I liked:
The always-great Lyz Lenz wrote about playing Wordle to distract from *gestures at everything*
This week, Embedded had a “My Internet” profile of Annie Rauwerda, who runs Depths of Wikipedia and publishes the LOL (lots of links) newsletter. (Embedded ran a “My Internet” profile of me back in May.) Check it out!
This one’s from a couple weeks back, but I really enjoyed it. Guy Parsons, who published the DALL-E Prompt Book, started a newsletter. If you’re into AI-generated content and the many questions that surround it, you’ll probably enjoy it. Here’s the first post:
And Jessica Valenti has been tracking all of the completely wild, unhinged, untrue things Republicans have been saying about abortion:
That’s it for this week. As always, thank you so much for reading, and if you enjoy my content, please consider subscribing.