November 27, 2017

CNN Column Rewrites History in Attempt to Ban the Term ‘Fake News’

At CNN.com on Sunday, Hossein Derakhshan and Claire Wardle told us that they want to “Ban the term ‘fake news.’” Though theirs is an opinion piece supposedly representing the authors’ views and not those of the network, its wish to banish the term “fake news” from public discussion echoes CNN head Jeff Zucker’s sentiments expressed in early May, and acts as if CNN itself wasn’t one furiously trying to pin the tag on others a year ago.

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Ignorant NY Times Op-Ed Laments the ‘Brutality of the Male Libido’

Just three days after running a “Style” story celebrating the sexualizing of pre-pubescent boys lathered in makeup, a New York Times op-ed appeared which told readers that the “Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido,” i.e., another phrase describing “toxic masculinity,” is creating a “crisis.” Actually, it’s been examined and addressed by civilizations and cultures for centuries. The reason it’s a serious problem now is that modern culture has rejected many mechanisms once in place to keep it under control.

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Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (112717)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Dennis Prager on Gratitude

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

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