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I was fired from my journalism job ten days into Trump – Medium
thinkin about journalism+ethics+"objectivity" of the future...

"...And I'd specifically been asked by Marketplace to maintain a personal blog as part of building my 'personal brand.'"
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february 2017 by cluebucket
Jann Wenner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
so this person is the editor of Rolling Stone, which just decided to endorse Hillary Clinton (putting exactly zero compelling/new arguments forward, and blissfully ignoring real issues/questions)

one of the comments characterizes it succinctly as a 70-year-old businessman / media mogul 'with a private jet endorses Hillary? Shocking'

tangential but I think also fairly important is to know about the Hootie & the Blowfish kerfuffle in which he was involved (pinned here)
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march 2016 by cluebucket
Red, White, Blue & Orange by Benjamen Walker | Free Listening on SoundCloud
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happened to listen to this today, when the last British detainee (never charged) was released...
... after 14 years!
... and still 100+ detained!
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october 2015 by cluebucket
Why trying to help poor countries might actually hurt them - The Washington Post
"The United States gave aid to Ethiopia for decades under then-President Meles Zenawi Asres, because he opposed Islamic fundamentalism and Ethiopia was so poor. Never mind that Asres was 'one of the most repressive and autocratic dictators in Africa'"
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october 2015 by cluebucket
Becoming Bernie
really nice read... really glad this/he exists

the least important fact (but one that sticks out in my mind) is that his older brother is "Larry Sanders."
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october 2015 by cluebucket

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