Musk takes Twitter amid a media firestorm and the changing meanings of free speech

The Twitter board officially approves the sale to the world’s richest man, and the media responds by arguing openly for censorship, turning recently held positions regarding free speech upside down, claiming free speech is racist, and pretending there is transparency in the current social media content moderation regime. Sometimes, you think the media simply has… Continue reading Musk takes Twitter amid a media firestorm and the changing meanings of free speech

President Biden is unhinged, or at least that’s what the media would be saying were he President Trump

Last year, I proposed the Trump Test, that is imagine your reaction if Trump was the President instead of Biden, and Trump was the one insulting reporters, tacitly granting permission for Russia to invade Ukraine, and claiming he was “outperforming” expectations in the midst of constant crises.  The media had a term for this.  They… Continue reading President Biden is unhinged, or at least that’s what the media would be saying were he President Trump

Omicron: The new coronavirus strain brings out the crazy

A reportedly mild strain of the virus first reported in South Africa prompts a press conference over a single case in the US, a full on media freak out including recommendations for a near-perpetual virus traffic light warning system, and another round of justifications for vaccine mandates that have already been struck down by the… Continue reading Omicron: The new coronavirus strain brings out the crazy