The funniest throwaway moment in Freak Show, an unsteady coming-of-age fantasy, finds Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther), a gay teenager with a penchant for sequins and feather boas, introducing himself to his new classmates at a private school somewhere in the Deep South. Oblivious to the camera phones and snickers that have already sent a hostile signal, Billy stands up in front of his biology class and announces that he's transferring from Darien, Connecticut, "the hometown of Chloë Sevigny."
In This 'Freak Show,' Conformity Is The Real BullyThe funniest throwaway moment in Freak Show, an unsteady coming-of-age fantasy, finds Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther), a gay teenager with a penchant for sequins and feather boas, introducing himself to his new classmates at a private school somewhere in the Deep South.
The new Showtime drama The Chi begins with a body: a young black man gunned down outside a stash house on Chicago’s South Side. It’s not an unexpected image for anyone even casually acquainted with the gun violence that plagues that city. On the U.S. national scene, Chicago has emerged as a popular political talking point, often as a cudgel against liberals who push gun control as a solution to the country’s mass shootings.
@kamuleosaurus@theintercept Concur. But I think there's a massive difference between a false tweet about crowd size (which was acknowledged and apologized for quickly) and the daily barrage of misinformation we're having to process every day.
@kamuleosaurus@theintercept My point is that journalists are fallible. It doesn't mean they're acting in bad faith or pushing some pernicious agenda. Hot-takeism leads to mistakes, as does the withered backstop of editors and fact-checkers. But you can't point to this as evidence of deliberate action.
@theJoshChurch Oh man, Josh. I honestly thought I had the personnel to make a run once Kawhi came back-- and, well, things have not gone well. I feel I've lost the locker room-- at least the ones who aren't in surgery right now.
@kamuleosaurus Because it's impossible to be perfect. What's missing from the Fake News Awards is any evidence of a deliberate campaign of falsehoods generated by the news media. Many of these are minor errors that outlets have addressed openly.
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