TRENDING NOW #129 – 134 (FROM 5.8 TO 6.18.20)

Trending Now #129, 5.8-14.20

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https://www.opednews.com/articles/Baseball-Tells-the-Story-o-by-David-Gumpert-American-Insurgency_Denial_Lockdown-200510-125.html

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/afte-m09.html

review https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/11/educ-m11.html

https://www.anothermag.com/design-living/12503/spaceship-earth-documentary-matt-wolf-biosphere-2-kathelin-gray

Noteworthy COVIDified Exchange

One of my faithful correspondents just sent me this: <https://www.freep.com/story/sports/columnists/mitch-albom/2020/05/27/mitch-albom-coronavirus-100-000-covid-19-memorial-day/5251822002/>. I’m creating a little tidbit out of this as part of my ‘Call Me Cassandra‘ process. Of course, I found Albom’s horseshit objectionable, even execrable, and said so in no uncertain terms, to wit this.

Oh my goodness!
So you find the time to imbibe Mitch’s nonsense, from the red herring at the start to the straw men, big lies, and non sequiturs with which he thereafter laces his narrative. It would be merely laughably pathetic but for the fact that so many poor souls, hapless suckers afraid of themselves and the natural world from which they’ve sprung, so willingly view such manure as sound reasoning.  It makes my skin crawl.  These same credulous sorts, as gullible as they are unwilling to grapple with actual discourse, debate, and a seeking of truth, often enough can’t seem to find the time to listen to the likes of Knut Willetsky, brave scientific warrior whose witness decimates Albom’s pablum.
Here’s another apt reply, arriving happenstantially adjacent to your forward: <https://off-guardian.org/2020/05/30/covid19-the-denial-of-veridical-reality/>.  This is another profferral that any truth-seeker owes a perusal; ah, yes, truth seeking is so much more difficult than swallowing the cyanide laced propaganda that monopoly’s minions propagate to yield our very own fascist coup and its reliable, ‘Good German’ stalwart supporters..
Love and Solidarity Forever.

Trending Now #126 – 128 (from 4.10 to 5.07.20)

Trending Now #126, 4.10-16.20

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https://mondaynote.com/what-will-a-post-covid-19-media-look-like-i-asked-my-students-de1365923ef5

Plot Review   https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/04/23/plot-a23.html 

https://www.dazeddigital.com/film-tv/article/48964/1/the-stars-of-normal-people-on-sex-scenes-first-loves-and-sally-rooney

https://mailchi.mp/niemanstoryboard/writing-through-the-times-were-in?e=5ea241e8e3

headline policy http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55070.htm

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/04/17/curt-a17.html

https://www.utne.com/arts/bankers-and-artists-zm0z13mazros

Trending Now #121 – 125 (from 3.6 to 4.9.20)

Trending Now #121, 3.6-12.20

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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-spy-with-no-name

https://theconversation.com/six-films-that-are-better-than-their-english-language-remakes-132886

https://pleasekillme.com/winter-kills-jfk-assassination/

https://www.cjr.org/first_person/the-infinite-scroll.php

https://aeon.co/videos/can-philosophy-and-morals-be-transmitted-through-a-painting

https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/coughs-sneezes-and-jet-propelled-germs-1945

Trending Now #116 – 120 (from 1.31 to 3.5.20)

Trending Now #116, 1.31-2.6.20

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https://www.theroot.com/books-in-blackface-barnes-noble-celebrates-black-his-1841473226

Net Neutrality+

CIA/NSA/Russiagate+

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202001301078177202-tweeps-hail-netanyahu-as-great-leader-as-putin-pardons-an-israeli-woman-jailed-for-drug-smuggling/

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52926.htm

Trending Now #111 – 115 (from 12.27.19 to 1.30.20)

Trending Now #111, 12.27.2019-1.2.2020

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Minaj shtick: 

https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/272999/world-trust-journalists.aspx

https://wellcome.ac.uk/reports/wellcome-global-monitor/2018

https://frieze.com/article/how-has-art-world-changed-2010

https://www.propublica.org/article/what-we-found-in-three-years-of-documenting-hate-an-open-letter-to-our-partners

Bryson movie trailer

https://www.cjr.org/innovations/bellwether-speculative-journalism.php

Trending Now #106 – 110 (11.22 to 12.26.19)

Trending Now #106, 11.22-28.19

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https://pleasekillme.com/miles-davis-david-amram/

https://www.cjr.org/tow_center_reports/ai-ethics-journalism-and-computation-ibm-new-york-times.php

“shepard smith” “free press” = 18,900

https://pen.org/local-news/

https://theconversation.com/his-dark-materials-how-to-decode-the-storys-linguistic-secrets-127459

Annie Ross    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYnmSAtZuB0

https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/risj-review/what-can-be-done-digital-media-policy-options-europe-and-beyond

https://theconversation.com/watching-the-whistleblowers-two-new-spy-films-tailor-made-for-an-age-of-paranoia-127758

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/11/26/the-problem-of-wikipedia/https://hyperallergic.com/530332/up-series-michael-apted/

Trending Now #101 – 105 (from 10.18 to 11.21.19)

Trending Now #101, 10.18-24.19

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https://theconversation.com/joker-holding-up-a-mirror-to-our-disillusioned-times-125394

Anime Cam Girl          

https://news.gallup.com/vault/267656/gallup-vault-gloomy-outlook-during-great-depression.aspx

https://www.dazeddigital.com/film-tv/article/46525/1/marvel-films-scorsese-loach-coppola-james-gunn-culture-war

https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/youtube-takedowns-war-crimes.php

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/mark-zuckerberg-doesnt-know-what-the-first-amendment-is-for

https://www.cjr.org/special_report/newsweek.php

Trending Now #96 – 100 (from 9.13.19 to 10.17.19)

Trending Now #96, 9.13-19.19

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B.I.G.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/sep/13/100-best-films-movies-of-the-21st-century

https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/09/country-music-documentary-ken-burns-nashville-history/598042/

https://mondaynote.com/the-cutthroat-battle-for-controlling-le-monde-9983d28f4119

https://www.thecut.com/2019/09/editors-explain-messy-new-york-times-kavanaugh-excerpt.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-18/the-music-industry-and-trump-want-to-blow-up-copyright-protection

http://www.newgeography.com/content/006413-on-houston-chronicles-editorial-crusade-against-fossil-fuels

Trending Now #91 – 95 (from 8.9 to 9.12.19)

Trending Now #91, 8.9-15.19

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https://www.benton.org/newsletter/daily-digest-8102019-extending-reach-broadband-all-americans

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/censor-the-internet/

https://aeon.co/essays/how-personal-letters-built-the-possibility-of-a-modern-public

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190806/12372142730/if-you-lament-state-politics-today-lament-loss-aereo.shtml

https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/pacific-standard-governing-close.php

https://thebaffler.com/the-future-sucked/unbreaking-the-news-silverman

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/jay-z-helps-nfl-banish-colin-kaepernick/596146/

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/08/why-jay-z-roc-nation-nfl-deal-is-so-puzzling/596131/

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