The press and the pea
All we are asking is give peas a chance. "Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us," the New York Times slyly suggested, and all hell broke loose on Media Twitter in the form of a resounding "Nope, nope, nope." Morgan Palmer with KIRO 7 Seattle reacts "for all that is good and holy, why? Crunchy, apparently." "The dreaded broccoli mandate is now real, only it's peas instead of broccoli and guacamole instead of health care," announces Jonathan Chait with New York Magazine, adding, "But this is the moment when liberal elites, drunk on self-congratulation, went too far and lost middle America." The Texas GOP Twitter account got in on it, too, tweeting, "The @nytimes declared war on Texas when they suggested adding green peas to guacamole." Jonathan S. Landay with McCatchy Newspapers quips, "This NYT feature ... has peas-ed a lot of people off." Even the President of the United States wasn't a fan. "No presidential pardon for @nytimes suggestion," observes Poynter's Seth Liss.
Also filed under media, Univision has announced an IPO plan. "'The voice of Hispanics' is worth billions," reports CNN's Brian Stelter. Meanwhile, Macy's is the latest brand to dump Donald Trump. "Oh no where will I get dollar sign cufflinks," snarks The Hill's Timothy Cama. In more sobering press updates, the BBC is rumored to soon cut more than 1,000 jobs in its latest cost-saving push. And to end on a light note, for some reason, Stephen Colbert just took over a public access TV station to interview Eminem. "Colbert randomly hosting a public access show in rural Michigan is a good sign of the creative absurdity to come," declares Ben Hanson of Game Informer Magazine.