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The New Face of Television

reason.com — We are living in what is widely acknowledged as the Golden Age of television. What began as a trickle of captivating, intelligent, and creatively challenging series such as NYPD Blue and Oz became a flood with The Sopranos, Deadwood, and The Wire.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @petersuderman: Television only became great when it embraced everything that supposedly made it a "vast wasteland": reason.com/archives/2014/…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @reason: How murder, treachery, and mayhem made TV a 'vast wasteland' no more reason.com/archives/2014/…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @petersuderman: How murder, treachery, and mayhem made TV a 'vast wasteland' no more: reason.com/archives/2014/…

The Rise and Fall of Aereo

reason.com — "Watch live TV online," the advertisements said. "No apps, no cords, no clutter, no fuss," they said. It sounded too good to be true. It was too good to be true. The company was called Aereo and its product was "a new species of antenna."
Oct 01, 2014

RT @damonroot: “The Rise and Fall of Aereo.” My feature story from @reason’s special TV-themed issue: reason.com/archives/2014/…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @damonroot: “The Rise and Fall of Aereo.” My feature story from @reason’s special TV-themed issue: reason.com/archives/2014/…

The Future of Television

reason.com — Read Reason's latest on how cheap cameras, tiny antennae, and lots of sex and violence are the future of TV.

PewDiePie, Jenna Marbles, CaptainSparklez: The Web's Biggest Stars

reason.com — Back in his day, Tonight Show host Johnny Carson bestrode the small screen like a late-night colossus, pulling in audiences that were massive and persistent for 30-plus years at NBC.

Avant-GIFs - Reason.com

reason.com — Once upon a time, a motion picture lasted somewhere between 90 and 120 minutes. Film shorts weren't entirely dead, but they were limited to classroom movies, music videos, and other relatively marginal outlets. From time to time a TV channel would show a miniseries, allowing writers and directors to tell a longer story.

Activist Robert Kennedy Jr. Denies He Wants to "Jail Climate Change Deniers" - Actually Wants to "Execute" Climate Villain Corporations and Think Tanks - Hit & Run : Reason.com

reason.com — In his article, " Jailing Climate Deniers" over at EcoWatch, prominent environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr. magnanimously allows that individual Americans - even misguided souls who question the scientific consensus on man-made global warming - have a First Amendment right to speak their piece. Corporations and think tanks, however, are another matter.
Oct 01, 2014

RFK Jr. wants the government to enforce the corporate death penalty against Cato, CEI, AEI, Koch Industries, etc.: reason.com/blog/2014/10/0…

Contra the Media, We're Safer Now Than Ever Before

reason.com — Americans now face beheadings, gang warfare, Ebola, ISIS, and a new war in Syria. It's natural to assume that the world has gotten more dangerous. But it hasn't. People believe that crime has gotten worse. But over the past two decades, murder and robbery in the U.S.
Oct 01, 2014

Contra the Media, We're Safer Now Than Ever Before via @reason nyv.me/l/tWw8

New York Times Surprised That Republicans Don’t Want to See Obama Murdered

reason.com — Swear to God, this is the lead paragraph of a New York Times article by Peter Baker: President Obama must be touched by all the concern Republicans are showing him these days. As Congress examines security breaches at the White House, even opposition lawmakers who have spent the last six years fighting his every initiative have expressed deep worry for his security.
Oct 01, 2014

New York Times surprised that Republicans don't want to see Obama murdered. reason.com/blog/2014/10/0… (h/t @charlescwcooke)

Louis Farrakhan: Ebola and AIDS are "race targeting weapons"

reason.com — From Louis Farrakhan's official Twitter feed (hat tip: Mark Hemingway). The link goes to an article in the Nation of Islam (NOI)'s Final Call by Farrakhan that alleges, among other things: What is the method that they [the U.S. government] are going to use to depopulate?

The 5 Best Libertarian TV Shows Ever

reason.com — After a long day of Bitcoin mining, even libertarians like to kick back with the intoxicant of their choice and turn on the TV. Here are five television shows all libertarians should watch. The Prisoner (1967-1968). The Prisoner follows a British secret agent who wants to walk away from it all but ends up a captive of the very government he once served.

Black Women Profiled as Prostitutes in NYC

reason.com — Typically the term "profiling" is used in discussions of the way police target young men of color, especially for drug crimes or weapon possession. And much police profiling is, in fact, of this type.
Oct 01, 2014

Blacks comprise 1/3 of Brooklyn population, but 94% of arrests for "loitering for purposes of prostitution." reason.com/archives/2014/…

Police Fire 80 Rounds at Schizophrenic Man, Chief Knows It's Justified, Investigating Anyway

reason.com — Here's a police shooting in Laredo, Texas, that happened in late August that I just got a wind of now. Its details are, sadly, pretty typical in questionable police shootings. The victim, Jose Walter Garza, was a schizophrenic.
Oct 01, 2014

Police fire 80 rounds at schizophrenic man, chief knows it's justified, investigating anyway bit.ly/1rurXzS

The Brightest Spot in Holder's Record

reason.com — Attorney General Eric Holder, who last week said he plans to step down as soon as Congress approves his replacement, sees criminal justice reform as the "signature achievement" of his five and half years in office. He is probably right about that, especially since his record on civil liberties and executive power is almost uniformly awful.