Today is the 58th anniversary of the publication of 1984, George Orwell’s dystopian vision of a corporatized totalitarian world where “Big Brother” is always watching and where the art of “double-think” (holding […]
Pssst! Wanna buy a piece of my newspaper’s front page?
If you pick up today’s Women’s Wear Daily, you’ll find an ad one and a half inches deep across the bottom of the front page. The ad’s for a Cartier Love bracelet, […]
Obscenity, The FCC, and Kevin Martin’s Future
By Martin Bosworth Over at Private Intelligence, I discuss how the courts’ recent ruling against the “fleeting obscenity” rules of the FCC is another nail in the coffin of Kevin Martin’s career. […]
Journalists: Cover my town. I'll pay you $191 a year.
For the past several years, I’ve spent $47.75 every three months for a subscription to the local newspaper that claims it covers my community of about 2,300 people. Other than my town’s […]
Blogger, Journalist, Citizen
By Martin Bosworth This week I am front-paged on ConsumerAffairs.Com with a story that explores the blurred line between what we traditionally consider professional journalism, and the new democratized media of alternative […]
You want reality TV? THIS is reality TV!
Whatever you think about reality TV, this would pretty much have cemented your opinion. If you, like me, appreicate how some reality shows illuminate our genuine moral trashiness, then by god, this […]
That Tinky Winky is at it again…
From the speaking ill of the dead dept.: The child rights ombudsman for Poland is currently investigating Tinky Winky. Ewa Sowinska is out to discover whether the big purple purse carrying Teletubby […]
Sometimes I weep for my journalist friends: or Paris Hilton stoops to conquer
This just in – on this Memorial Day weekend, when my colleagues at Scholars and Rogues are writing thoughtful analyses and contemplations of matters like the carnage in Iraq, immigration reform and […]
Fewer troops – and a pony for you too!
By Robert Silvey George Bush’s minions have again leaked the amazing news that Bush is considering removing lots of American troops from Vietnam â€¦ oh, I mean Iraq. I thought for a […]
Sirius CEO Karmazin: we suck less than XM…
Sirius satellite radio CEO Mel Karmazin met with share holders of his embattled company yesterday and apologized for the decline in stock values of his company. However, he pointed out that rival […]