The Present Age Weekly Recap: December 9, 2022
Onward, onward, onward!
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New from me this week:
The first edition of Matt Taibbi/Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” was a dud, but right-wing media outlets are chugging along as though they just uncovered a new Watergate. Will their desperation play end up working? Maybe!
In a quick post for paid subscribers, I wrote a bit about some of the challenges facing the media industry as it enters what some are calling “a dark winter.”
And finally, the good people over at Some More News let me send out the transcript from one of their latest videos out in a newsletter. It’s a majorly detailed breakdown of the way mainstream media outlets can (often unwittingly) spread dangerous panics. It’s well worth a watch if you’ve got about an hour. You can find both the video and the transcript at the link:
Are you someone who books speaking events/panels/keynotes, etc.? FYI: I occasionally do those sorts of things. My booking info:
Links from others:
Behold! A mix of stuff I really enjoyed and some recently-launched newsletters. Check some of these links out.
- - Anti-LGBTQ activist publicly targets specific UW student
- - A.I. just makes the old problems worse
- - Back to Old School Blogging?
- - RIP Iowa Caucuses
- - CVS' diabetes scheme
- - Russia Bans Expressions of LGBTQ Identity. The American Right is Watching and Learning
- - Sam Bankman-Fried Is A Criminal, And Cryptocurrency Made His Crimes Possible
- - I Will Always Be Me
- - The Language of Music, The Charts of Poetry
- - What is Fascism?
- - ...I guess we should talk about the #TwitterFiles
- - Kanye West: American Nazi
- - Hill Forts in the Fog
- - The Wealth Letters Manifesto
- - The falling of Rome
- - Introducing the Amplify Talent Collective
- - Getting it right
- - Zappagram #34
- - Where Jiménez Fits
- - December Readings
That’s it for this week! With the holidays just around the corner, here’s a casual reminder that you can purchase gift subscriptions to The Present Age for friends/family/enemies/acquaintances/etc.