gominokouhai + journalism   63

Edinburgh art festival review – a plodding, poor relation of the fringe | Guardian
"Ethical hand-wringing is not art". And hectoring, gatekeeping lectures about what is and isn't art aren't journalism, but what would I know. Good to see Summerhall get a positive shoutout though, and there are a couple of things on (fortunately, ones that Jonathan Jones considers 'art') that I'd like to see.
art  review  edinburgh  local  fringe  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  journalism 
july 2018 by gominokouhai
How the BBC Lost the Plot on Brexit | The New York Review of Books
"What is the point of the BBC if it cannot tackle issues of national importance? What is the point of a news organization that is frightened of journalism?"
journalism  BBC  Brexit  britishness  politics  bloodytories 
july 2018 by gominokouhai
A denunciation of Donald Trump | The Scotsman
Tough talk for the Hootsmon. Nothing here we don't already know, but perhaps it's nice to have it all set out plainly in the MSM.
journalism  news  drumpf  fuckwits  politics  usa 
july 2018 by gominokouhai
The Pivot | Charlie's Diary
Meanwhile in Britain. Charlie recaps everything nicely.

(I hadn't seen the news about Dacre, good riddance, but the other day I did have to blink and check what reality I was in when I saw an oddly anti-Brexit headline on the Daily Fail.)
news  journalism  Brexit  zeitgeisty  wtf  conspiracy  DailyMail  bloodytories  fuckwits  politics  uk 
june 2018 by gominokouhai
Ferret Fact Service: A year of fact-checking by the numbers | The Ferret
Go on, see if you can guess which political party told the most porkies. See if you can guess.
lies  politics  journalism  fuckwits  bloodytories  scotland 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
Why are the mainstream media giving Theresa May an easy ride over her endorsement of homophobic bullying? | Another Angry Voice
"[A] lot of mainstream media hacks are far more interested in partisan political point scoring on behalf of the Tory party than actually confronting bigotry in politics". Film at 11.
homophobia  politics  Brexit  fuckwits  bloodytories  news  journalism 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
Why Are People Eating Tide Pods? | NY Magazine
"Ah, youth!" says NYmag, "Never underestimate the power of social-platform metrics to drive adolescent meme consumption!", which I believe is intended to be sarcasm.
zeitgeisty  meme  journalism  #getoffmylawn  socialmedia  internet 
january 2018 by gominokouhai
The (almost) complete history of 'fake news' | BBC News
"'If someone starts calling a telephone a banana, and has a very big megaphone, doesn't mean that the rest of us should stop calling a telephone a telephone.'" He literally said.
words  language  journalism  churnalism  news  drumpf  futurism  theBenefitsOfAClassicalEducation 
january 2018 by gominokouhai
Salem: What the Problem Wasn’t | An Historian Goes to the Movies
Apparently the ergotism theory has been in and out of fashion a couple of times over the last few decades. This article is pretty recent, and very well done, although I feel it misses the point a couple of times.
history  journalism  science  woo  witchcraft  narrative 
january 2018 by gominokouhai
Successful actress Meghan Markle to wed former soldier | JOE.co.uk
Oh great. Another year of endless headlines obsessing about some chick's frock.
news  journalism  republicanism  satire  checkyourprivilege 
december 2017 by gominokouhai
What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know - CBS News
"So you see these human stories which are not -- they're not real. They're not real. But they were real."
history  journalism 
september 2017 by gominokouhai
Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Crash-Landing | NBC News
"[Random lady in random old photo is] wearing pants, something for which Earhart was known"
news  history  photography  feminism  journalism 
july 2017 by gominokouhai
Mad Friday part 2 | Manchester Evening News
The photographer who got that classic Renaissance shot last year has gone out on the town again. There is a gallery. I'm not sure whether he's some kind of genius savant, or whether people in Manchester just naturally fall over and/or drop things in perfect accord with the Golden Ratio.
art  photography  photos  journalism  booze  britishness 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Why is it so dark today in Gloucestershire? | Gloucestershire Live
STOP THE PRESSES. Exclusive: "seasons" discovered in sleepy Englandshire village, "journalism" still elusive
news  fuckwits  clickbait  journalism  churnalism  britishness 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Sting of Myself - The New Yorker
How it works in US politics. "The Watergate burglars look good compared to these guys[...] These guys can’t even figure out how to use an Internet browser, let alone conduct an undercover operation".
activism  journalism  fuckwits  tech  politics  usa  bloodytories 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
I’ve Had a Cyberstalker Since I Was 12 — Medium
On the perils of frog-boiling. Also note disturbingly familiar use of the phrase "actually it's about ethics in the journalism industry".
acab  journalism  feminism  gamergate  fuckwits  sexism 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Never Mind Trump. The Internet Wants to Watch What’s Behind Him | WIRED
Somebody forgot either a) to deactivate a certain Chrome extension before posting copy or b) pajh's Rules for Life #11.
silly  journalism  politics  news  usa  internet  fuckwits  meme  drumpf 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Donald Trump is not a joke: A warning to Americans from an Italian who survived Berlusconi - Quartz
"Like Trump, Berlusconi consistently seemed too absurd to be true[...] People didn’t take him or what he said seriously. Then one day we woke up to find our government overrun by criminals, our economy destroyed, and our cultural mores perverted to the extent that the objectification of women was commonplace. There was no more laughing left to do."

See also: Boris
news  politics  fuckwits  journalism  drumpf 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Don't Cringe in my Backyard ¦ Bella Caledonia
"I believe Scotland is a country rich in stories, that we deserve the dignity of a dedicated news service"... "If [Pacific Quay] make the insecure mistake of looking to London for leadership they will fail in their duty to serve Scottish audiences, and those of us that remain committed to the licence fee." All remaining four of them.
news  journalism  tv  independence  scotland  scottishcringe 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
The establishment media just went into full panic mode over Corbyn's victory at PMQs | The Canary
Corbyn's quiet dignity against the bun-throwing children across the aisle is all very well, but it's not going to win him any more headlines, much less any more votes. In the meantime, thank Cthulhu for an iota of responsible journalism.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  journalism 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
New cancer treatment could see Daily Mail reduced to A5 leaflet
"more than 90% of their editorial content was potentially rendered obsolete". Truly this would be a great leap forward for humanity.
news  health  journalism  DailyMail  silly 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Violence, Tragedy and Nonsense - Talking Points Memo
On the Oregon militia siege: "it's sad to see someone throw their life away over bullshit".
socialmedia  news  journalism  fuckwits  terrorism  usa  internet 
january 2016 by gominokouhai
Brian Blessed, World of Warcraft, And One Possible Future Of Movie Analytics - Forbes
More on Machinimaguruhughhancock and the fact that his new film has BRIAN BLESSED in it. (*ahem* andyrcorrespinaverysmallsupportingrole) Thus allowing me now to slip into conversation: I read the article in /Forbes/.
machinima  journalism  film  luvviedom 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
George Kerevan: Cameron takes medal for hypocrisy - The Scotsman
Good stuff from Kerevan. "[Cameron] waved the emotional flag, like a good imperialist, but signally failed to use the moment to offer any concrete new partnership of equals for the nations of Britain. Genuine reform will only come when Scotland recovers sovereignty". Although I must take issue with this: "[Dishface's] emotional call to defend the flag was redolent of 1914 and the jingoism of the Boer War[...] just imagine the outcry if Alex Salmond used the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in similar vein"---I guarantee that in a couple of months you won't have to imagine---"or if the Yes campaign ventured away from economics towards the politics of identity"---what's so bad about the politics of identity?
news  politics  journalism  indyref  bloodytories 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Ruth Davidson on same-sex marriage | Herald Scotland
"The Scottish Parliament is not yet 15 years old - still in its adolescence - and it had taken one of the most difficult and sensitive areas of legislation imaginable and shown maturity, courage and care as it sought to extend the rights of individuals". Fantastically pleased about this one.
news  journalism  equality  scotland  politics 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Embed With Games | Embed With... London
Incredibly good writing, and it's good to see that @tef is amongst friends. (And guys. Next time you have a journalist this good to put up? I have three hotels in your woodsneck. Three. IM me or something.)
gaming  journalism  writing  tech 
january 2014 by gominokouhai
Wings Over Scotland | The bully pulpit
Several of these are personal friends of mine. Hey, now I can wear that "Hated By The Daily Mail" pinbadge I own with some actual justification. I remember seeing it in the bookshop window display in first year: I burst in, "I MUST HAVE IT". As Stephen Fry once said: "How can one not be fond of something the Daily Mail despises?" It's a rhetorical question.
journalism  fuckwits  bloodytories  indyref 
january 2014 by gominokouhai
The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath | Surprising Science
Whatever fucker wrote this article has (presumably) read at least one book about psychology and nonetheless can't stop irself conflating "psychopath" and "serial killer". Having said that, so does the featured neuroscientist in direct quotations. Perhaps he wasn't a particularly /good/ neuroscientist which is why he's had to turn his hand to writing pop-science books. Oh well. Quite interesting regardless.
psychology  science  journalism  writing 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Big changes for The Scotsman as it loses its magazine | Media | theguardian.com
I live in the Hootsmon's old owner's house, from back when it was a decent paper. It's been shit for at least a decade now and it's a damn shame what's happening to it. We still get it, but mostly for hysterical raisins. All that said, this article was published in the Grauniad which is losing £40m a year.
journalism  news 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
How a war game brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster
Oh well done. You've discovered "chilling new evidence" of a wargame we already all knew about. It's on Wikipedia for fuck's sake. And they spelled it right.
history  journalism  news 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Drunken elk gang flees Stockholm cops | thelocal.se
"Police who arrived on the scene reported that the animals had been warned that the police were on their way and wisely decided to leave the address."
journalism  silly  news 
august 2013 by gominokouhai
Let Me Explain Why Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Was Our Top Story This Morning | The Onion
"And what is modern-day journalism? Getting you to click on this link." (ObTwitOTD: "My name is Mileycyrius, Princess of Princesses. Look on my twerks, ye mighty, and despair. #thebenefitsofaclassicaleducation")
journalism  satire 
august 2013 by gominokouhai
The humiliation of Britain: International outcry following Miranda detention | politics.co.uk
Srsly you guyz. When Russia suggests that you might have overstepped the bounds of decorum regarding the infringement of press freedom, it's time to take a good long look at yourself. RUSSIA.
journalism  politics  sousveillance  espionage  freedom  news  bloodytories 
august 2013 by gominokouhai
Protest Campaign - United Kingdom, 23 August 2013 | WAN-IFRA
Marvel at the fury of 18,000 newspaper editors adopting a slightly disapproving tone.
journalism  politics  sousveillance  acab  espionage  freedom  news  bloodytories 
august 2013 by gominokouhai
The Real, Terrifying Reason Why British Authorities Detained David Miranda | The Atlantic
Bruce Schneier Fact: Bruce Schneier's speculations are more factual than most newspapers' facts.
journalism  politics  sousveillance  espionage  news  bloodytories 
august 2013 by gominokouhai
Amanda Palmer: Dear Daily Mail | Youtube
AFP has finally gone native, and by Goddess do we need her.
music  journalism  amandapalmer  video 
august 2013 by gominokouhai
▶ BBC Radio 5 live - 5 live Breakfast, 30/01/2013, "What did you learn from the iPhone?"
Excruciatingly uncomfortable interview with the head of RIM, who seems determined not to dignify mentions of That Other Smartphone Developer wit a response. If only BBC hacks could be this tenacious when they're interviewing politicians.
journalism  audio  news  tech 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
David Davies, Conservative MP: 'I may well be wrong' | Politics | The Guardian
It's impossible to get angry at David Davies. He's simply impossibly naive and adorable. Sort of like a bigoted, hatemongering, Welsh Hugh Grant. And he shows no interest whatsoever in questioning his own biases while he runs the country. Oh wait, there it is.
journalism  politics  homophobia  bloodytories  fuckwits  news 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
The minister and a warning to the Telegraph before expenses story - Telegraph
"Such a nice journalism career you have here. It would be a shame if anything were to... *happen* to eet".
politics  leveson  journalism  news 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Salmond accused of ‘false statements’ about detention of You’ve been Trumped film-maker Anthony Baxter
Stellar muckraking from the Hootsman once again. Be sure to read the final paragraph. Remember alweays that it's been revealed that the junior treasury minister Michael Portillo carries a sawn-off shotgun to constituency meetings, corners children in parks and chews their cheeks, and has frequent sexual intercourse with stray animals, claiming "As long as it's got a backbone, I'll do it". That story we reported last week and have since discovered it to be untrue.
incrediblyobscurereference  politics  scotland  journalism  news  drumpf 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
As Gaza is savaged again, understanding the BBC's historical role is vital
"the function of the state broadcaster as a cornerstone of Britain's ruling elite[...] [trust in the BBC] may well apply to Springwatch and Sir David Attenborough, but there is no demonstrable basis for it in much of the news and so-called current affairs that claim to make sense of the world, especially the machinations of rampant power". c.f. Superintendent Julia "evil liar" Pendry.
journalism  politics  bbc  news 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
No need to hack phones - we stitch ourselves up | Anna Blundy
This goes some way towards explaining the Samantha Brick debacle, and also Liz Jones.
news  DailyMail  journalism 
april 2012 by gominokouhai

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