A Monstrous Mess (collapse & shared narratives)

A Monstrous Mess Painting in broad strokes, I would say that the discipline era began with the industrial revolution and eventually ended due to backlash in the form of the 1960’s counterculture. And what did the discipline era produce? It produced greatest economic and population…

Real news or fake news? Give me the fake news

In case it wasn’t already obvious, I don’t hold the news media in high regard: Why the News Is Still Mostly Pointless The Financial Media: It’s Still Useless Right now the left is losing their collective minds over so-called ‘fake news’, blaming it (along with…

Post-Pundit Era

Perhaps we’re kinda in a post-pundit era. Pundits used to have a lot of influence, but since 2013 or so, not as much. Through much of the 80′s and 90′s, pundits dominated the newspapers, radio, and TVs, their opinions broadcast to a Zingiest that eagerly…

Alt-Right and Internet Journalism

‘The Media’ is the medium (TV, radio, internet, etc.) through which information is transferred from its producers to consumers. For this article, I’m going to focus primarily on internet journalism in the post-2013 era, and how it applies to the alt-right. Understanding internet journalism and…

The Genius of Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat may be the most talented columnist alive, and by perusing some of his most recent articles, for instructional purposes, we can get a better understanding of his style and why it’s so effective. When reading a Douthat column, typically the first paragraph sets…

Why the News Is Still Mostly Pointless

1. Pretty much all all news sites have some sort of ulterior motive, whether to advance a certain agenda or to push advertising. True ‘impartiality’ is far and few between. People read Reason, Pathos, Zerohedge, Unz Review and other ‘alternative media’, because they think they…