A good summary of modern “journalism” using the context of recent manufactured outrage stories, via kottke.org:
The most visible journalism these days — aka the loudest journalism, namely cable news, pop culture blogs, tabloid magazines, TMZ, Buzzfeed, HuffPo, talk radio, etc. — mostly takes the form of opinionated conversation: professional media people discussing current events much like you and your friends might at a crowded lunch table. A side effect of this way of doing journalism is that you rarely hear from anyone who actually is an expert on the subject of interest at any particular time. That approach doesn’t scale; finding and talking to experts is time consuming and experts without axes to grind are boring anyway. So what you get instead are people who are experts at talking about things about which they are inexpert.
Touche of the Day
Siri can go overboard with sarcasm sometimes.
Talk to your parents about the 70’s.
from Fantastic Four #202
Sick Sculptures of the Day: Makeup effects artist Kevin Kirkpatrick untoons Beavis and Butt-head. Not surprisingly, the results are quite creepy.
Look At This Terrifying Cat of the Day: Psycho Pussy is plotting your demise.
This Is Funny, You Should Watch It of the Day: Funny or Die’s legendary Drunk History returns with a very special inebriated recitation of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, and Jim Carrey as St. Nicholas.
Stop What You’re Doing And Watch The Hell Out Of This of the Day: Metro Detroit native Ross Capicchioni, who was shot multiple times by a person he thought was his friend, tells The Berrics his absolutely must-hear story of survival, recovery, and justice.