After ending the previous week convulsed by one S-word, the media seamlessly segues to another. No, not Stormy, but shutdown. "House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats take heat for threatening to block it" is how The Washington Post sets the table today, with the press, if not their readers and viewers, consumed by countdown clocks and whatever calculus they might use to assess potential ramifications.
In an historic move, newsroom workers at the Los Angeles Times have voted overwhelmingly to go union and will now bargain over a first contract with a management convulsed by the media's latest sex harassment ignominy. By a 248-44 vote, editorial employees cast their lot with the NewsGuild, ending the long tradition of by and large paternalistic labor relations associated with the iconic southern California organization. “Today we made history.
The New York Times is in bed with Donald Trump! Or in the guest house out back. And just like when a neighbor's car alarm goes off at 2 a.m., you can hear the squeals of outrage from down the block. For some diehard subscribers, an editorial nuclear winter will have now arrived and initially incinerated their Tesla or Honda CRV. Yes, the paper is devoting what's normally its Thursday editorial page to Trump supporters, for whom the newspaper is a media devil.
Pandering to Trump, brilliant or boring? Reactions to NYT giving over edit page to Trump backers’ letters. And Vanity Fair details Weinstein’s final days, Dylan Farrow goes after Woody Allen (again) and Twitter mulls Putin propaganda fix. http://bit.ly/2FR1TsQ
YouTube puts screws on advertisers, Americans’ woeful ignorance about the press, Slate’s Weisberg’s encounter with Trump’s hooker friend, and a tone deaf saga on black serial killers. http://bit.ly/2Dr58c6
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Selecting a term
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