May 21, 2018

NY Times, Covering Time Inc.’s Demise, Rewrites History, Exposes Its Agenda

On Friday, the New York Times published “The Last Days of Time Inc.” Reporters Srudhar Pappu and Jay Stowe asked more than two dozen editors and writers “to reflect on the heyday of this former epicenter of power and influence, as well as its decline.” Before that, they rewrote history to make it appear that all was well until “about a decade ago.” One Time reporter exposed the magazine’s (and the corporation’s) agenda-driven mission which infected its reporting and contributed mightily to its corporate demise.

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Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (052118)

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: Upstate woman kidnapped by ex-boyfriend shoots him to death while pumping gas

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Starr, South Carolina:

Posted: May 11, 2018 8:06 AM EDT
Updated: May 11, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

The Anderson County Coroner’s Office said a man who was shot to death at an Upstate gas station was killed after kidnapping his ex-girlfriend.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office received a call shortly before 7 a.m. regarding a shooting incident at the Marathon Gas station on Highway 29 South near Starr. The coroner was dispatched after a male was found deceased at the scene.

After an autopsy, Coroner Greg Shore identified the decedent as 36-year-old Rodney Nixon of Anderson.

Shore said Nixon broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home on Grady Hall Road and assaulted a male subject in the house before kidnapping the female victim.

When the car broke down a short time later, Shore said Nixon asked a nearby neighbor to take him to his car so he could jump it off, but then pulled out a gun and told the victim to keep driving.

When the victim said his vehicle was nearly out of gas, Shore said they stopped at the Marathon station. His ex-girlfriend was able to get the gun away from Nixon and shot him in the chest while he was pumping gas, Shore said. …

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