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The Supposed Journalism is too far out

The Supposed Journalism is too far out

I woke in the middle of the night, as I have nearly every night since the U.S. presidential election… 361 more words

Political Correctness

Outrage

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Outrageous

The Good: People Power

Collective outrage is not a new thing; one of the first recorded collective shows of outrage was in 1688 when four German… 1,602 more words

Outrage

Suspiria

I put some words on a page for Outlet Magazine.

I’m fairly pleased with them.

They’re about Suspiria. It’s an excellent movie, and the powers that be want to remake it. 23 more words

Media And Writing

"A load of hot, unschooled certainty"

Very funny article in today’s Guardian by Victoria Coren Mitchell about the palmy days of 2013 and mansplaining, the way men talk generally, what really matters and kindness. 1,024 more words

Philosophy And Culture

An End to Outrage

Much of what we call “news” is simply outrage politics, and outrage politics falls into two broad camps.

The first is stories of local concern blown up to be a national problem, when in fact there is no reason why people all across the country should be involved or should even care, unless you have an interest in that particular thing. 299 more words

The outrage culture

Source of photo: https://emperorstillwearsnoclothes.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/

I was listening to someone on the radio yesterday who used the phrase “outrage culture”, referring to a typical knee jerk response common today about real or perceived injustices.  1,125 more words

Musings

the politics of outrage

very few people know this about me, but during college i interned with a florida us senator called mel martinez. even though he was a republican, martinez at the time had been responsible for presenting one of most progressive immigration bills in us history. 711 more words

Ideas