I decided to start the week by checking out a few blogs that I haven’t visited for a while. Oooh, there’s lots of good stuff out there waiting to be seen.
Horsesass.org is based in Washington State and has a caustic view of the state’s politics and, by extension, the national scene.
Check out its Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!, featuring links to a wide variety of items.
Buried down the list is this one: Democratic National Convention–A bad lip reading. Lots of fun here!
I then wandered over to Seattle-based Crosscut.com, which bills itself as “news of the great nearby.”
Several of the current stories sound very similar.
Finally, I stopped by Crooks And Liars. Always interesting.
For example, here’s one featured story: “Memo To News Media: Consumers Crave Truth, Not Balance.”
Here’s an excerpt:
Our most popular clips and posts are not ones where we simply highlight and correct lies people tell on television. Those gain attention for sure, but they’re not the ones that people talk about, share, and appreciate.
Our most popular clips are the ones where the host or journalist takes on the lie head-on. Like when CNN’s Brianna Keilar refused to allow Trump surrogate and lawyer Michael Cohen bully her.
CNN reporter Kate Bolduan’s emotional report on the Syrian boy, Omran, whose family home was devastated by bombs was a moment of truth we all needed to see.
MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid had several moments this week. The video at the top where she told the Trump pastor he couldn’t come on her show and lie was a great one. Or when Trump surrogate Steve Cortes found out she doesn’t suffer fools lightly, as did Jack Kingston on Friday. Earlier last week, she also let Cortes have it for whining about “liberal media.”
Anyway, it’s a good way to start a week!