Media Activists Do Not Care About Historic Nationwide Surge In Homicides…
Member of the Minnesota National Guard shares some observations from their recent deployment to Minneapolis during the Chauvin trial:
Minneapolis resident weighs in:
You can always count on Twitter to deliver a fair and accurate characterization of your views:
Don’t talk to ideologically-blinkered activist journalists. There are still some sane ones you should talk to
This is something that has occurred to me:
One theme in the responses I’ve gotten to my Minneapolis coverage is exasperated thanks from residents who feel that the media (local and national) will not report the reality of the situation in the city as they see it. Guess sometimes it takes an “outsider” to do this
Does this mean Substack is officially Serious Journalism???

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27 Apr
One Year After George Floyd, Minneapolis Is “Murderapolis” Again…
A cop warns that the city is soon going to descend into even more violent anarchy:
Will probably do so: parts of the country appear to be regressing back to an early 90s level of peak violent crime, which few would’ve thought possible not long ago
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23 Apr
These Robotically Similar Reactions To The Derek Chauvin Verdict Will Inspire You…
You don't even have to read the full post if you don't want, just scroll through the extremely long list of public figures reciting the exact same words and phrases. It's honestly hypnotic ImageImage
I don't know, I guess if I worked in corporate communications I'd say the same thing -- seems pretty good for business if your clientele is anything but explicitly conservative
Read 7 tweets
21 Apr
Spoiler alert: People like @JuddLegum have to pretend that no one objected to the "cancelation" of the Dixie Chicks -- which is demonstrably, glaring false -- because it's his ideological allies who now overwhelmingly wield the cultural/political power to "cancel," unlike in 2003
Yeah, I apologize for dead-naming the Dixie Chicks in this post
Good comment proposing a theory for why @JuddLegum and others have chosen to actively mislead their followers/readers into believing there was no concerted backlash to the "cancelation" of the Dixie Chicks
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17 Apr
Among the "public officials" so heroically EXPOSED by this bombshell report: "Craig Shepherd, who public records show is a paramedic in Utah... gave $10 to Rittenhouse on 30 August"

Really holding power to account here, so grateful

Also note that this crowdfunding information was obtained via "data breach" but Twitter isn't appending any scary warnings about "hacked materials" to tweets circulating this article, rather Twitter has decided to editorially promote the article Image
Make sure you "show your support for high-impact journalism" by handing over money to the Guardian so they can continue EXPOSING paramedics in Utah who gave $10 to a legal defense fund Image
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16 Apr
Biden Blames Russia For The Exact Same “Interference” That US Corporate Media Is Guilty Of…
Truly, imagine how hopelessly myopic you have to be to level these charges against scary-sounding Russian entities -- as though you’ve boldly identified uniquely nefarious Russian traits that couldn’t be applied in two seconds to the entire gamut of US corporate media outlets
It’s almost more pathetic when the media credulously hypes and promotes this stuff now because they don’t even have Trump around anymore to justify their abandonment of journalistic standards
Read 6 tweets
14 Apr
“Activist” Journalists Have Completely Taken Over The Media Industry…
As explained in the post, “objectivity” was always an unattainable standard. It never made sense as an ideal to aspire to. But the emergent class of journalists have adopted an entire new activism-centered epistemology that is totally antithetical to basic precepts of journalism
Activist-journalists generate power/leverage by posturing as renegades challenging the status quo in the industry. They can't admit that their mentality is now the dominant one. It wasn't 10 years ago, but the post-2016 landscape (and especially post-2020) is radically different
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