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Is the Hysteria About Putin and Trump Finally Tapering Off?

Paleo Retiree writes: Back in the ’80s and early ’90s, I was one of about six people in the U.S. who were skeptical of what were known as the day-care sex-abuse scandals. Short version: for a number of years, prosecutors and … Continue reading

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The MSM Crackup

Paleo Retiree writes: As a former MSM flunky, I spent much of the campaign marveling at how clueless and often plain wrong the establishment press coverage of the election was. The reporting was so out of touch with middle America, and the … Continue reading

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“30 For 30: Fantastic Lies”

Paleo Retiree writes: Marina Zenovich’s new documentary about the 2006 Duke lacrosse case, which is currently available on Netflix Instant, is a perfectly adequate run-through of that fascinating, distressing episode. If you didn’t follow the story closely at the time, the film … Continue reading

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Linkage: Special Jackie/Sabrina/Rolling Stone Edition

Paleo Retiree writes: I’ve been an avid follower of the U.Va “gang-rape at a frat house” imbroglio since Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s article first appeared in Rolling Stone’s Dec. 2014 issue. When I gave the story a read it took only a couple … Continue reading

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Reckless and Inspired: An Interview With Jonathan Hastings About His Brother, the Journalist Michael Hastings

Paleo Retiree writes: On June 18, 2013 The Question Lady and I learned that a friend of ours had died in Los Angeles in a very peculiar car crash. His name was Michael Hastings, and he’d been a celebrated war … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan, AMA

Paleo Retiree writes: Has the Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) session become one of journalism’s — or at least the web’s — most vital and useful forms? I often get more out of making my way through those things than … Continue reading

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NY Times Jumps the Shark, or, Trolling Becomes Journalism’s New Standard

Glynn Marshes writes: So a few days ago, in the comment thread on “What’s wrong with white boys playing the blues,” jr dismissed the LA Weekly article cited as an “exercise in trolling.” Now comes the New York Times, in … Continue reading

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