How Donald Trump is making fake news fake, and using the media to increase mistrust of the media.
Jack Shafer and Tucker Doherty explain how the media bubble is getting worse. Some have pointed to the decline of local media, which is true enough (buy your local paper!), though centralization, conglomeration, and economies of scale are without question going to lead to a more hierarchical society, which will be in turns meritocratic and full of self-confirming bias along multiple metrics (not just whichever ones are convenient for you).
Former Leaguer Barrett Brown got arrested again.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but bless you Deadspin for giving us an update on Yakov Smirnoff. “What a Country!” was an underrated sitcom (one that could be amazing, or terrible, if done again today).
Michael Brendan Dougherty would like to apologize for writing on the Internet, because people who do that are ruining everything.
Buzzfeed implored the French media to handle the Wikileaks differently than we did over here. There is a pretty strong argument that illicitly obtained material should have a higher threshold of relevance (and at least potentially fact-checking) to be reported, but at the same time a complete embargo is untenable and ultimately undesirable. The trick, as always, is determining what is and isn’t relevant.
Does the media slant coverage of gender and Muslim countries?