Category Archives: media

Bullshitters Unite

Last week Francois Nel reported on his blog that more people work in Public Relations than as journalists. He added that the same goes for the USA and that PRs earn 40% more a year on average than journalists. Public Relations agents or flaks tell people what to think and journalist tells people their version [...]

WE RIDING LIKE WE RIDE

Driving on the weekend is a bad idea. Traffic is in anarchy-mode. Yellow lights mean go fast. Red lights say go faster to drivers trapped in dead-end jobs. Sunday behind the wheel they drive according to size. Traditionally Chinese have been deemed the worst driver, however they have been superseded by Hassidim in mini-vans and [...]

Thailand Is Not Egypt

On August 22 Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of the FOREIGN NEWS, had a story entitled Can Egypt Learn From Thailand? published in the New York Times. This ill-reserached Op-Ed piece further demonstrated mainstream media’s inability to tell all the news that is fit to print. Thailand is not Egypt, but neither is the Land of [...]

CNN Opps Again

Americans have a low opinion of the news media. According to Gallup 55% of Americans have little or no trust of the press. This afternoon CNN’s John King verified this negativity by declaring that the Boston Police had ‘a dark-skinned male’ in custody for Monday’s Boston marathon bombings. AP followed CNN’s lead and their news-breaking [...]

$600/Month

Last week an Hezbollah operative was put on trial in Cyprus for tracking Arkia Israeli Airlines, a charter carrier with Tel Aviv as its hub. Police and investigators have accused Hossam Yaacoub of targeting these flights for possible attack, however the 24 year-old Lebanese argued that he was a pawn in a much bigger game [...]