Where do we stand on new Covid-19 cases?

Where do we stand on new Covid-19 cases?

Recent news reports emphasize the spike or surge in new Covid-19 cases, and often continue to focus on that narrative for days to weeks after the trend has reversed. According to the CDC, the trend in new cases recently plateaued in the U.S. and may now be in decline. But don’t expect to see that widely reported 🙂

By hiding behind Section 230 exemption: Social media companies aid and abet cryptocurrency scams

By hiding behind Section 230 exemption: Social media companies aid and abet cryptocurrency scams

Woz sues Youtube over the proliferation of Youtube channels where criminals use old videos of him speaking about crytocurrencies to encourage people to send (and lose) their money to secret digital currency accounts. Social media companies say they are not responsible for criminal conduct on their platforms.

Twitter hack is threat to all humanity

Twitter hack is threat to all humanity

Twitter’s hack into its administrative tools reveals the potential power of social media to destroy life on earth. Imagine if they hacked Trump’s account and posted things even more insane than Trump would post.

False: Full-time low income wage earners cannot afford a 2 bedroom rental anywhere in the U.S.

False: Full-time low income wage earners cannot afford a 2 bedroom rental anywhere in the U.S.

This claim comes out every year, from the same activist lobbying organization. They use misleading language and obfuscated definitions to imply a conclusion that is not true – a conclusion that the media laps up like good little puppies and uses to make false conclusions. This blog has covered this item twice previously. Nothing has changed.

This does not reflect well on the NY Times. Or  much of media.

This does not reflect well on the NY Times. Or  much of media.

An editor at the NY Times resigns and offers her thoughts on the de-evolution of the NY Times into a mob ruled by Tweets, divorced of facts, evidence or logic. Staff no longer report the news – instead, they think that “…truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.” Anyone having other thoughts is guilty of wrong think and must be banished for life.

Oregonian to stop publishing mugshots

Oregonian to stop publishing mugshots

There may be good reasons not to publish mugshots of suspects under arrest by the police. But among the reasons, offered, is that the reader may look these up at online jail web portals. In other words, the newspaper is outsourcing journalism to the reader. Which means one less reason to subscribe to a paper.