The Present Age Weekly Recap: October 7, 2022
(Sorry for not sending out weekly recap emails these past few weeks.)
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From me this week: projects and awards
A couple of weeks back, I tried something new: I had a conversation via blog posts. To see what that was all about, click the link below:
In other news, New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute named me the 2022 winner of the American Journalism Online Award for Best Media Criticism!
“Parker Molloy consistently scrutinizes mainstream media practices and challenges the public to hold news organizations accountable through her social media feeds and Substack publication,” wrote Brian Stelter. “She provides unique perspectives about corporate ownership, right-wing media misconduct, and news literacy. Her newsletter, The Present Age, should be an essential part of an informed citizen’s media diet.”
Anyway, sorry for the slow release schedule this week over here at The Present Age. I’ve been working on some projects I’m very excited for you all to see.
Work from others you should check out:
Jill Filipovic has a look at what’s happened in the first 100 days since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. It’s… a lot.
And on that topic, Jessica Valenti continues to be an absolute must-read.
Dan Pfeiffer has a smart piece about Herschel Walker and the politics of hypocrisy. Used to be that something like the recent news that the guy who wants to ban abortion in all situations has paid for at least one abortion would end his campaign. Those times are gone.
On the topic of Walker, Oliver Willis uses his Substack to urge Democrats to understand that while Walker’s abortion story probably won’t move a single solid-Republican vote (they really do not care about anything other than gaining power), Democrats shouldn’t throw their hands up in defeat.
And over at NBC, Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny have a story about the terror campaign far-right influencers are waging against doctors who provide health care to trans people, and how it mirrors the anti-abortion playbook. In short, right-wing influencers spread lies, rumors, and exaggerations about individual doctors, and let the raging hordes who follow them do the rest.
That’s it for this week. Have a nice weekend, everyone!