Tag: Media

Trump and Media Join Forces to Falsify WWII History

How best to describe the recently completed allied commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France? Two words come immediately to mind: heartfelt and poignant. The aged D-Day veterans gathering for what was probably the last time...

/ June 20, 2019

US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh faces tough Congress hearings

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected to face tough questions during four days of hearings this week over his stance on controversial issues, including women's rights and corporate power. Democrats will grill President Donald Trump's pick for the...

/ September 3, 2018

The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David...

/ September 3, 2018

Brazil museum fire: Funding cuts blamed as icon is gutted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows the huge scale of the blaze Officials in Brazil have blamed lack of funding for a huge fire that has ravaged the country's National Museum. One of the largest anthropology...

/ September 3, 2018

Samsung Q8FN 4K Review: A Pretty But Pricey 4K Television

One of the best perks of the job is that I get to try some tech toys that are simply out of my price range. From high-end cameras to bonkers-expensive pro laptops, I realize I'm pretty spoiled. That's why when...

/ September 3, 2018

US-British Neo-Imperialism and its Modern Day “Missionaries”

By Tony Cartalucci The worst sort of deception is that perpetrated by those who pose as defending the most vulnerable when, in reality, they are leveraging circumstances, exploiting suffering, and in many cases, playing a direct role in perpetuating both....

/ September 2, 2018

Starry CEO Chet Kanojia will discuss the future of home networks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Starry wants to change the way the home internet is delivered. Founded in 2014, the Boston-based startup takes an innovative approach to the space by beaming broadband speed internet through the air, using millimeter waves. The company’s novel technique has...

/ September 2, 2018

Fleeing White House Lawyers Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

It’s been a week that’s seen us inch ever closer to the collapse of NAFTA, seen the White House seemingly confused about how it collectively feels about the death of John McCain, and seen the official death toll of Hurricane...

/ September 2, 2018

Inside the Pomp and Circumstance at John McCain’s Funeral   

The invited guests started to line up about 7:15 a.m. By the time doors  of the Washington National Cathedral opened at 8, two hours before the start of Senator John McCain’s funeral, hundreds were waiting. The queue snaked out to...

/ September 1, 2018

Former Ripple CTO’s Blockchain Project Coil Enters Closed Beta

Coil, a new company founded by Ripple's former chief technology officer Stefan Thomas, has launched a closed beta. The project – which aims to allow web content creators to better monetize their work – was announced in May, when Thomas...

/ August 31, 2018

Why obvious lies make great propaganda

At the height of the 2016 election, researchers at the RAND Corporation released a report documenting an unusual propaganda model dubbed the “firehose of falsehood.” The report described a strategy where a propagandist could overwhelm the public by producing a...

/ August 31, 2018

Jamie Oliver spent $16.5 million to save his failing business. Here’s what it taught him

Celebrity chef, bestselling author and restaurateur Jamie Oliver has his fingers in plenty of pies. But like most serial entrepreneurs, he's been burned a fair few times. In 2015, he revealed that he'd messed up around 40 percent of his...

/ August 31, 2018

Yahoo Finance Now Allows Trading of 4 Cryptos on Its iOS App

Yahoo Finance, one of the world's largest news sites for real-time stock quotes and market information, has added a new feature to allow cryptocurrency trading on its platform. According to a blog post on Thursday, the company has enabled the function...

/ August 31, 2018

Reports of sexual & gun violence are now as common as the daily weather forecast

Shutterstock We have seen a virtual bumper crop of headline stories recently in the media. President Trump’s former campaign chair was tried and found guilty of 8 counts of felony tax fraud, and the president’s long-time lawyer and “fixer” pleaded...

/ August 30, 2018

‘We are going to abolish this law’– Aida Touma-Sliman on Jewish nation-state law

I go to so many speeches on the Middle East that they blur, but last week I was so bowled over by a Palestinian speaker, both her presence and words, that we wanted to provide a transcript of her remarks....

/ August 30, 2018

I’m Not Here to Make Friends: The Rise and Fall of the Supercut Video

In the summer of 2008, Rich Juzwiak was working as a culture writer for VH1’s website, a job that required him to keep up with a daunting assortment of reality-television shows. Some were well-established hits: Survivor, The Apprentice, Big Brother....

/ August 30, 2018

Xiaomi partner says US-China trade war will not impact its business ‘at all’

Chinese wearable technology company Huami is expressing confidence as it expands globally amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. The wearable technology company based in California and listed on the New York Stock Exchange makes Xiaomi's Mi Band. Huami also sells...

/ August 30, 2018

What Is the Real-World Value of a Left-Wing Art Show?

“Casa Tomada,” the 2018 biennial at SITE Santa Fe in the New Mexico capital, is a jewel-box biennial. It includes just 21 artists, spread across four galleries and a few outdoor spaces, barely larger than a large summer group show. Ideas have...

/ August 30, 2018

Peter Dutton overruled advice and granted au pair visa: Emails

Peter Dutton defied advice from a senior Australian Border Force official when he personally intervened to stop a French au pair from deportation after being lobbied by AFL boss Gil McLachlan. Mr Dutton says he stepped in to save the...

/ August 30, 2018

Crypto Exchange Huobi Acquires Public Firm for $70 Million

Crypto exchange Huobi has completed an acquisition deal to become the largest shareholder of a public firm listed in Hong Kong, inching a step closer to a possible back-door listing. Pantronics Holdings, the acquired firm, released a statement on Aug. 29...

/ August 30, 2018