Who is the worst generation is pretty much a matter of perspective. If you want to base it on the state of culture available for consumption, it’s easy to blame millennial consumption habits. However, the decision makers in culture and government are the baby boomers who have put us on this course. As a millennial, I feel pretty disenfranchised by both generations. We all suck when you get right down to it.
Anyway, it’s Wednesday which means that we’re doing the links. Let’s kick things off with Ariel Winter.
ITT Technical Institute is dead. Normally, people would say “long live” when something like this happens but nobody’s saying that about ITT Tech. (Gizmodo)
This story is likely leading to a libel lawsuit. It’s more about the culture of Fox News under Roger Ailes. (New York Magazine)
Roger Ailes retained the same lawyer Hulk Hogan used and had a letter sent to the author of that article and New York Magazine. He needs this potential lawsuit to go well because Fox News just settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for a reported $20 million. Can the reporting be libel against Ailes if Fox News apologized for how she was treated during her time at the channel? (Daily Intelligencer)
And on this note, a Trump insider has told the press that Trump TV will be coming eventually. (Washington Examiner)
For the last fifty years, the Dallas Morning News has endorsed the Republican presidential candidate. Not this election, though. (Talking Points Memo)
Trump complains about corruption in the Clinton camp but there are questions over a $25,000 donation he made to Florida’s Attorney General that preceded an investigation into Trump University being dropped. (The Hill)
After the last few years, you have to wonder if the baby boomers are the worst generation. (OC Register)
Jeremy Clarkson doesn’t have time for bicyclists who act like dicks to provoke motorists so they can claim to have some sort of moral high ground. (Shifting Lanes)
This has been a pretty intense week in the worlds of news and politics. The Republican National Convention has been sidetracked by another Trump distraction. This time, it’s his wife plagiarizing a speech. The whole Trump campaign has been distracting everyone from the issues to focus on him so if you don’t talk about the issues, you can’t beat him on them. It’s worked to this point and it’s working this week. There’s also more chaos in Turkey and Fox News is in turmoil.
Anyway, it’s time for us to do the links. Since a model features prominently in this set of links, let’s kick off with model Alessandra Ambrosio.
It’s not looking very cheery at the Republican National Convention and that’s just on-screen. There’s a lot more turmoil behind the scenes. (Politico)
While I’m not sure anyone can accuse Donald Trump of stealing his words (the best words) from anyone else, the same can’t be said for his wife. She plagiarized a large portion Michelle Obama’s speech from the 2008 Democratic Convention. (USA Today)
Overlooked in the plagiarism scandal is the rhetoric that is being spouted at the RNC. (Vox)
If you want to get people riled up, just talk anything that could be even tangentially related to politics. Of course, nothing in politics should be more divisive than economic policy. Do you put money in the hands of the 99% so they buy to drive the economy or the 1% so they invest to drive the economy? It seems like a simple question but that’s the most important debate in politics.
Anyway, it’s Sunday so we have to do the links. Let’s kick off with Angie Harmon.
Can a whole political party not have any clothes? The same Conservative Party that tried to end door-to-door mail delivery says that they’ll protect door-to-door mail delivery from the government. (Press Progress)
The Trans-Pacific Partnership was a small factor in last year’s Canadian federal election. What role will it play in 2016 US Presidential Election. (The Intercept)
It looks like the world loves Canadian economic policy. (The Economist)
I was going to call this the first set of Sunday links of June but then I remembered that I did the links yesterday too. You can’t exactly accuse me of having a long-term memory. Anyway, let’s kick off today’s links with Cintia Dicker who doesn’t get enough love from us on the blog.
Just when you think that the Rob Ford crack video scandal couldn’t get more bizarre, now it turns out that he might know where the video is. (Toronto Star)
Then the press decided to check out the rumoured hiding place of the video. This scandal is nothing if not entertaining. (National Post)
Bill O’Reilly isn’t the worst person in the world despite his affiliation with Fox News. The worst person at Fox News crown is likely to be taken by boss Roger Ailes (Salon)
It’s the end of the week which means it’s time for some links. This week will be pretty interesting because I’m planning to debut an IndyCar column this week. It’ll be along the lines of the F1 recap columns and hopefully you enjoy it as much as the F1 column. Along with that, we should have a couple of video game posts. Not sure what else we’ll have this week but we’ll figure it out.
For now, let’s start out with Gracie Carvalho.
You may know Matt Ufford from Kissing Suzy Kolber or SB Nation but before he became a prominent blogger, he was a US Marine. For the ten-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, Ufford writes about his experience as a member of the first wave of Marines in the invasion and the lasting effect it had on him and his men. (GQ)
Now that the Steubenville rape case has been settled, it’s time to turn our attention to a similar case in Torrington, Connecticut, where people seem far more against the victim than in Steubenville. We need Anonymous to get some attention on this case and repay the victim bullying. (The Register Citizen)
Some say that now is the best time in history for access to news and information. However, local news is suffering because of free and open access to news on the internet. (The Atlantic) If free access to news would but an embarrassment of a newspaper like The Sault Star or a glorified press release aggregator like Soo Today out of business, I’m all for it.