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Politics is like a strong unpleasant smell from which we all can’t escape. Or maybe it’s a form of pollution
It's more than the combined ticket sales of the last two “Avengers” movies. It's more than what virtually any professional sports team is worth. And it's the amount that Google made from the work of news publishers in 2018 via search…
francine hardawayIt sounds like more than the news industry itself made, only I know FB probably made more.
The Transportation Department under Secretary Elaine Chao designated a special liaison to help with grant applications and other priorities from her husband Mitch McConnell's state of Kentucky, paving the way for grants totaling at least $78…
francine hardawayLet me guess. This is not illegal or considered conflict of interest.
The Hollywood Reporter
– Jun 10, 6:40 AM
“It's important to remember that Vice News is an entire business division, not just one show on one platform with limited U.S. distribution,” Dubuc wrote. “And in a time of media consolidation, this is a business that is…
francine hardawayI never watched it, and I guess no one else did either
One day in 2013, Rachel Sklar, the feminist writer and activist, saw something online that set her off. A 30-year-old media entrepreneur named Bryan Goldberg had written an article on the tech website PandoDaily, announcing that he'd founded an…
francine hardawayThis business model has been tried, and some have failed, some not.
The Daily Beast
– Jun 10, 2:12 AM
Baseless claims about Biden's medical fitness have quietly taken hold on Fox. At a time when TV news stars make similar claims about Trump and Clinton, this may be the new normal. One month after Joe Biden announced his run for president, several…
The Washington Post
– Jun 10, 11:35 AM
Just the latest high-water news, during what has seemed like a never-ending parade of storms. During May, a stormy pattern, headlined by widespread flooding in the nation's heartland and a two-week swarm of tornadoes, boosted the…
francine hardawayClimate change seems more like a Biblical plague than a scientific theory. Just kidding
It's pretty much conservative dogma at this point: Silicon Valley is secretly discriminating against Republicans and conspiring to push left-wing propaganda on everyone! Donald Trump throws out unsubstantiated bile on the topic left and right…
More Americans are turning to marijuana to treat health issues, but if you think legalizing medical weed will shrink the number of opioid-related deaths in the United States, think again. Lawmakers and marijuana advocates have argued that…
francine hardawayThe FDA is holding hearings Friday. Bet we get federal legal mj soon
More than 180 CEOs have signed a letter opposing laws and regulations that restrict women's reproductive healthcare, including abortion. The letter appears today as a full-page ad in The New York Times under the heading 'Don't Ban Equality,' and…
francine hardawayWonder how this will go over. There are probably 170 CEOs against it, too