Multimediocrity. Admirer of Romanian movies, civil engineering and Necco wafers. Can open any jar with simple wrist action. WNYC W2.

Sorry, Stuck In Traffic — While Microsoft (finally) built up its cloud business and Google took over the world with search, Yahoo stood pat on content. Lots and lots of content viewed by lots and lots of people creating lots and lots of ad inventory that got less and less valuable with every passing minute.

Must Reads of the Week: The 'Democratic Disconnect', Erdogan's Turkey, and More — "The citizens of wealthy, established democracies are less satisfied with their governments than they have been at any time since opinion polling began. Most scholars have interpreted this as a sign of dissatisfaction with particular governments rather than with the political system as a whole.

Melania's Rough Draft — Thank you very much. Thank you. You have all been very kind to Donald and me, to our young son Barron, and to our whole family. Ladies and gentlemen, I have a dream. I have a dream that children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by net worth of their parents but by the content of their character.

VH1, Advertisers 0 — To: Julie Lyle, CMO, HH Gregg; Dana Anderson, CMO, Mondelez; Jens-Martin Schwaerzler, president, Henkel Consumer Goods. From: Chris McCarthy, president, VH1 On behalf of VH1 and the entire Viacom family of companies, permit me to express my concerns over the recent program-standards snafu.

G.O.P. S.O.S. 07/11/2016 — Marketing is all about discrimination. The idea is to carve the marketplace into various segments - often demographic, including ethnic ones - and then: Focus special attention on those with a history of patronizing the category, with an offer and message tailored to the segment.

Share This? 07/05/2016 — Last spring, when Facebook's Instant Stories came to this world, I considered the possibility of salvation. If publishers were to cede distribution to Facebook, they would achieve faster loading speeds and a better user experience, and would benefit by vastly higher reach and at least theoretically, significantly higher CPMs.

Starving The Watchdogs — RIO DE JANEIRO -- This is what it is all about. This is why we need to find answers. In a nation beset with a breathtaking convergence of crises -- of which even the glory of hosting the Olympics turns out to be a major one -- the media are struggling to do their basic jobs.

What Goes Up Must Go Up — If one were in the doom-and-gloom business, you know, hypothetically, one would be hard-pressed to explain the surge in the TV upfront market, in which the broadcast networks apparently now fetch CPMs of up to $24.40 for 18+-year-old viewers in prime time.

We've Lost — Taking heart at Donald Trump's plummeting favorability numbers? You think he maybe finally jumped the shark by taking a victory lap over the Orlando massacre? You think the Republic is now safe? It isn't. The Republic is already sick.

Gawk At This 06/13/2016 — If you want to find a sympathetic figure in the $140 million Hulk Hogan jury verdict and ensuing Gawker Media bankruptcy, it's going to take a while. It's going to take 'til never.
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Jul 24, 2016

@RealDonaldTrump It's like Proust! Thanks to you, I can practically smell America's past: Smoke and horseshit.

Jul 22, 2016

@theharryshearer To paraphrase WJC, it depends on what you mean by "we."

Jul 22, 2016

No, Senator, the heartbreaking reality - as 13 million votes prove -- is we are not better than this. We are this. 

Jul 22, 2016

Odd how the cultists of limited federal government cheered Trump's assertions of executive omnipotence. Yo, Tea Party, THAT'S tyranny..

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