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The Narcissism at the Center of Modern Journalism

The Narcissism at the Center of Modern Journalism

After having finished Katy Tur’s “Unbelievable”, her memoir of covering Trump as a journalist from his candidacy announcement until election night, I’m left with a sense of having gained new insights and also of having my previous assertions confirmed. The modern mainstream media journalist/pundit class are one of the most narcissistic groups on planet Earth. The importance they bestow upon themselves is remarkable. If you ask them, they’re the guardians of order standing watch on the thin line against chaos…

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The Assumption of Mainstream Wrongness

The Assumption of Mainstream Wrongness

I’ve had an underlying assumption in my brain for quite some time now. I’ve assumed that what the “mainstream” tells me, be it newspapers, television, books, people and so on, is to a large extent shallow, wrong and/or misguided. This applies to many different aspects of life, for instance news reporting, diet advice, workout tips, investment guides and so on. I believe that this scepticism has served me well, as it has allowed me to avoid falling into the pitfall…

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Lessons from Charlottesville

Lessons from Charlottesville

The media is still biased as hell in their selective coverage and outrage. The same people employing journalists that encourage punching political opponents on their Twitter handles, condemn political violence. The glaring omission of any mention at all of the “other” side of violence is counterproductive to the max. Everyone from mainstream journalists, to conservatives and even Trump himself have failed to mention groups like Antifa and their ilk. Traditional establishment conservatives are still completely useless. They don’t care about…

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Supplanting Real News With Left-Wing Comedy

Supplanting Real News With Left-Wing Comedy

I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of diversity of opinion amongst web-based political talk shows. As a guy that is interested in politics way more than the average person, I often seek out esoteric tidbits, anecdotes and interesting minutia. Sadly, I often find that only shows with a clear left-wing bias cover the particular stories I’m interested in. I find myself confronted with either giving them views and ad revenue or with not finding out more about the stories….

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The Illusion of Democratic Control

The Illusion of Democratic Control

Growing up in a democratic country has instilled in me a great respect and love for this governmental system. Is this veneration justified? Does democracy merit being held in such high regard? At first glance it is undoubtedly true that democratic countries generally have great economic outcomes. Europe, North America, Australia, Japan and so on all are wealthy countries. But the story doesn’t end there. Many countries that have or have had totalitarian regimes in the recent past have done…

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Is Bond-Film Tomorrow Never Dies A Documentary?

Is Bond-Film Tomorrow Never Dies A Documentary?

Drama. Conflict. Violence. Bloodied streets, sacks of human flesh lying in a ditch covered with bruises and dried blood. The mainstream media lives for content like this. In order to draw your eyeballs like a moth to a flame for long enough to last through an ad break, they saturate their screens and pages with negative coverage showcasing the worst of humanity and the natural world. Accuracy and truthfulness are good only for as long as they are useful tools…

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Reexperiencing the Recent Political Past

Reexperiencing the Recent Political Past

Ever since the magical night of November 8 2016, I’ve found great enjoyment in seeking out YouTube videos of the election night coverage. I watched everything I could get my hands on immediately following the event. Additionally, I have also re-watched these and other clips in the months since. It is incredibly enlightening to compare the coverage on the different networks on election night itself with their coverage of the period since. The most anti-Trump networks (MSNBC/CNN) have continued with…

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