Category Archives: Media

Reflections on the Revolution in Hollywood

Fenster writes: We have serious excesses of male power and energy on display. And we have a pushback in which can be seen some of the wisdom of Madame du Deffand when she told Voltaire that women are never stronger … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: King Press

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The Parliament of this period has become historically famous as the unreported Parliament. Such reports of the debates as reached the public ears were almost unintelligible. Two magazines there were, namely, the London and the Gentleman’s, … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Our Favorite Things in 2016

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Aging crank that I am, like the others in this group I gave up following whatever’s current a long time ago. Why bother when 90% will be forgotten in a few years anyway? So, as my selections show, … Continue reading

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Faces and Noses, con’t.

Fenster writes: I wrote here about Neil Postman’s influential early 90s view that broadcast news was morphing to entertainment.  And how that argument–insightful as it was–missed the notion of actual media bias, replete with intention about actual content, that came down … Continue reading

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The Nose in Front of One’s Face

Fenster writes: Neil Postman was an author, academic and media critic, best known for his book Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985).  According to Wikipedia: The book’s origins lay in a talk Postman gave to the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1984. … Continue reading

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Saving The New Republic

Fenster writes: Chris Hughes is the young and photogenic owner of The New Republic. Sorry, that’s Chris Pratt. I mean Chris Evans. This is the Chris Pratt that is not Chris Hughes. Oops, that’s Chris Hemsworth. This is Chris Pratt. … Continue reading

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