“This place is packed”

Via #TrumpArtworks

This Instagram is wonderful

Eeew. Eeew. Eeew. 

Just eeew. 

Life before social media

What men did before courtship moved online.

Praise Him and pass the ammunition

Suffer the little children to come unto me. With bulletproof vests.

That won’t attract any attention

How to throw the cops off your trail for good.

I’ve wondered the same thing

George Orwell was correct

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
George Orwell, 1984

Orwell was correct. He was just 33 years ahead of his time.

Along with The Elements of Style, the book 1984 should be required reading for journalists so they understand why the rest of us depend on them to do their jobs with intelligence and fearlessness.

I understand journalists are constrained by the times in which they all live in that beleaguered occupation. Too little time. Too many stories to write. And editors who pressure you to sometimes write fluff because, frankly, we all know fluff can drive social media traffic.

But push, if you can, to write stories that matter. Or suggest those stories to a co-worker. Or pass story ideas onto respected freelancers.

They are ways to keep your publications relevant to the challenges we face. But it will take resourcefulness, determination and courage.

On TMZ, just now

I clicked on a link that took me to TMZ and noticed this on the front page.

Celebrity culture. What a cesspool.

Things such as this were the reasons I wasn’t really shocked that America elected a crooked reality TV show host as president.

Chicago Law Department is sanctioned again for withholding police shooting records


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