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Wow, Bob Mackey! on Twitter: "doing deep Simpsons research and noticing a LOT of notes from MG about removing racist/ableist/homophobic jokes… "
aw. current writers should take notes.

(I have now not-watched The Simpsons for 2x as long as I did-watch it, with the exception of episodes circa 2016 playing in the laundromat)
bobservo  simpsons  notebook  criticism  editing  matt_groening  writer  writing  tv  1990s  culture  racism  handwriting 
april 2018 by cluebucket
COLUMN-Commentary: The high cost of Turkey's crackdown | Reuters
"Erdoan himself has initiated some 1,900 defamation lawsuits, often solely on the basis of ironic, mocking, or even obnoxious social media posts."
reuters.com  david_kaye  turkey  necmye_alpay  prison  tayyip_erdoan  criticism  rights  translation  writer  government  propaganda  coup  terror  censorship  social_media  repression  united_nations  2016  2010s 
december 2016 by cluebucket
Sally Quinn Forced to Dine With Non-Fake Friends -- Daily Intel
"Seriously. Hardly a week goes by without somebody blaming partisan polarization on the lack of proper dinner parties or, in an occasional twist, lunch.
"Quinn’s essay follows the general contours of this genre, but she adds her own uniquely mortifying touches. Her mourning of the decline of the Georgetown dinner party sweeps together such disparate trends as the appearance of a Kardashian at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Citizens United, hard times at newspapers, and the appearance on the scene of “25-year-old bloggers.” The result of all these baffling developments is that Quinn now has to have dinner with actual friends and not just people using each other for access to power."
dc  sally_quinn  nymag  daily_intel  posh  class  dinner_party  politics  criticism  jonathan_chait  2012  2010s  washingtonpost  strom_thurmond  kim_kardashian  writer  power  cargo_cult  21st_century 
june 2012 by cluebucket

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