“Using the platform to complain about the platform.” Meta!
One thing that’s worse than not shaking shit up at all is trying to shake shit up in a manner that is displeasing to me, personally. Ex.: “The Ignorant White Guy Who Tries To Make An Offensive Point,” the chump who created the very platform on which I’m writing this.
Et cetera, et cetera.
Happy people are boring. Happy people blog less. Happy people start a new post, write three sentences and then say “eh, whatever” and hit cancel.
Seriously! I can’t even muster up a dramatic JA styles goodbye letter.
I’m thisclose to being over Tumblr. Isn’t there a next new thing yet?! We’ve gotta shake shit up. Join me in shaking shit up!
Hey NYC, what’s more crowded today: the High Line or the nearest Apple store?
This is Michael Calderone of Politico’s advice for CNN. In the past, I’ve been nearly as critical of CNN as I have been of Politico. He thinks that CNN should jettison its past efforts at objectivity and become another MSNBC or Fox.
What a horrible suggestion. CNN sometimes fails at its objectivity—but at least it tries. Would striving to be a network of partisan hacks be profitable? Maybe. If they don’t consider themselves journalists. But if they only care about profit, shouldn’t they choose a different industry?
“Forget news — become a bank.”
Calderone’s sole reason for existing at Politico is to think things like that. And I can understand how CNN’s approach to reporting news in as objective a manner as possible is infuriating to other outlets that don’t even bother faking it. Maintaining a high degree of objectivity is hard, and it’s rarely profitable. It’s more of a service than it is a business model. And how exactly does Calderone’s opinion column get filed under “news” on Politico in the first place?
Fortunately, I expect the brass at CNN are too busy trying to report objectively to put much thought behind what Calderone and his ilk are writing. The network isn’t going away anytime soon.