Open Thread - How To Edition
You have to love the dry humor in this YouTube documenting how the media does (or doesn't do) its job these days:
Charlie Brooker - How To Report The News
More How To Open Thread stuff form fitted below the fold.
- How to avoid perjury and possible war crimes:
Tony Blair testified
today at the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war, and while it sounds
like he didn’t admit any huge lies, his answers were riddled with
inconsistencies. As the Times points out, for example, Blair told
Parliament Saddam’s WMD programs were growing.
- How to play the right wing victim card and blame the media for your crimes:
Portraying himself as an "investigative journalist" who has been
victimized by the mainstream media's "journalistic malpractice," James
O'Keefe said today the alleged phone-tampering episode in New Orleans
Monday was merely an attempt to investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu's
alleged lack of responsiveness to her conservative constituents.
- How to Kill a Zombie:
These topics should be our bread and wine until forever after last week's coup de corp pitched us into battle for the last shreds of American democracy. I think this is it.
If there's nothing proven by the last decade, it's that the big money
wins and will even get bailed out when they should lose everything.
It's a progressively parasitic process: letting the bloodsuckers any
deeper into our power will be fatal.
If we don't fight now. and we let an election pass under the corrupting filter established by the coup d'etat
of SCOTUS, successive elections will ensure that Chamber of Commerce
priorities become the law of the land, the likes of Tom Donohue, the
President, and its lobbyists, our Congress.
What we allow corporations to get away with in the name of
limited liability profit already kills millions and destroys a planet.
It's a permanent battle in these United States, and responsible for the
wars we wage outside them.
Wherever and whenever possible, I think we need to make 'personhood' the topic. So here're a couple of very different ideas.
- How to chase your tail in neverending circles:
Did you see this coming?