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Glenn Greenwald Tweet About MSNBC And Russiagate

So I have not blogged at what ages. Ages. Wow! Ages. But this Glenn Greenwald tweet caught my attention
“Not just NBC as a corporation made huge amounts of profit off this scam, but so did their stars & personalities. They become unimaginably rich for life by peddling a fraudulent story for three years while purposely ensuring their audience never heard from those who questioned it.”

It seems MSNBC reports Russia, Russia, Russia. Maybe that is why I am stopping watching it. I do not watch MSNBC because I do not have cable and there is other Youtube content creator that produce better reporting that network. I think Glenn Greenwald is wrong, but he does have a point.

Instead of reporting the issues, MSNBC has devoted much of their time to reporting the Russia scandal. Rachel Maddow has devoted countless shows to Russia. It is quite a shame because Rachel Maddow is a good reporter. There are plenty of issues where a centrist corporate media team could focus on abuses of the Trump administration while towing to the corporate line. It is not that difficult. There are lots of issues and behaviors that are not Russia that any ethical centrist would cringe at

But news media is about ratings today and not reporting, no matter ideological slant that you take and Russia was a great way to improve your standing over Fox News. So MSNBC bet on Russia scandal to become a primary profit center for the company. By drawing more viewers with the drip, drip, drip approach of the Russiagate scandal, MSNBC could then pull in higher advertiser dollars because more eyeballs were watching. Because reporting the issues could piss off one of the sponsors, they decided on Russia instead of focusing on the other reporting.

Now attention will turn to the 2020 campaign which will be another profit center for MSNBC. The horse race is a much more legit profit center for the network because you have real discussions about real issues.

MSNBC is not going to make apologies for their coverage of the Russiagate affair like Sean Hannity wants them to do. But Greenwald’s tweet does show that the network puts “infotainment” above the real reporting.

March 27, 2019 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Dreadful Hot Day

Unbearable heat makes today a dreary day. Instead of doing the books and recording journal entries, I spent the day of misery at home. If you came out of the room, you felt like you were in a blast furnace. My roommate had to work on the roof of an unknown commercial facility. He came home in a brow of sweat. A brow of sweat. He was that hot. For me, I just spent the day inside. I did have a productive day: applied for a job closer to home and went to get my disability ID card at the OCTA. I went into an air-conditioned courtroom that I should have been in. I call 95 degrees even 100 bearable, but 109 no way jose. If you live in Phoenix, you would call me a coward indeed. But I am not used to such misery, and the heat is out to get me.

The dreariness carries into tomorrow, but hopefully, by Sunday, it will be cooler

July 7, 2018 at 2:12 am Leave a comment

Dreadful Hot Day

Unbearable heat makes today a dreary day. Instead of doing the books and recording journal entries, I spent the day of misery at home. If you came out of the room, you felt like you were in a blast furnace. My roommate had to work on the roof of an unknown commercial facility. He came home in a brow of sweat. A brow of sweat. He was that hot. For me, I just spent the day inside. I did have a productive day: applied for a job closer to home and went to get my disability ID card at the OCTA. I went into an air-conditioned courtroom that I should have been in. I call 95 degrees even 100 bearable, but 109 no way jose. If you live in Phoenix, you would call me a coward indeed. But I am not used to such misery, and the heat is out to get me.

The dreariness carries into tomorrow, but hopefully, by Sunday, it will be cooler

July 7, 2018 at 2:12 am Leave a comment

Meaningful Conversation

oday I went to a picnic today that had over 200 people at it. 200 people. That is a lot of people. I mean a lot. 200 people for me is a dizzying amount of people. Trying to interact and learn 200 people names, hobbies, and interest makes it a severe problem.

As usual, I went to up to people and just said “Hi,” “How are you doing,” or “What is going in your life?” I wanted to keep conversation superficial at best, so I can avoid trying to steer conservation with a person who also has to cope with 200 people.

The other person feels just overwhelmed as I do, but they have probably do have coping mechanisms which allow them to process two hundred people and prioritize which people to speak with at the event. I just become overwhelmed with the number of people, and as time passed, my ability to cognitively handle the conversation declined.
The superficial conversation helped me cope with my poor ability to learn how to capture people’s attention with stimulating conversation and also the ability to draw their attention away from the potential of having a conservation with one of the other two hundred people there.

Learning that takes a considerable amount of skill and challenge. It would mean that I am willing to exert myself to best of my ability to achieve the meaningful moment with somebody that I do not know. As a person who has mild autism, I shy away from that. The more natural path is to accept my limitations and go to the event.

I know there are people out there who you want to exert yourself to the limits socially. They want to become a master extrovert. But for me, this is not the crowd to become the master extrovert especially with the number of people to deal with and the audience that I am dealing with at the event. I find that meaningful conservations come best in a smaller crowd and with people with like minds and intellects. I need to stop to think that I need to be some great extrovert because I am not.

May 29, 2018 at 4:25 am Leave a comment

Meaningful Conversation

oday I went to a picnic today that had over 200 people at it. 200 people. That is a lot of people. I mean a lot. 200 people for me is a dizzying amount of people. Trying to interact and learn 200 people names, hobbies, and interest makes it a severe problem.

As usual, I went to up to people and just said “Hi,” “How are you doing,” or “What is going in your life?” I wanted to keep conversation superficial at best, so I can avoid trying to steer conservation with a person who also has to cope with 200 people.

The other person feels just overwhelmed as I do, but they have probably do have coping mechanisms which allow them to process two hundred people and prioritize which people to speak with at the event. I just become overwhelmed with the number of people, and as time passed, my ability to cognitively handle the conversation declined.
The superficial conversation helped me cope with my poor ability to learn how to capture people’s attention with stimulating conversation and also the ability to draw their attention away from the potential of having a conservation with one of the other two hundred people there.

Learning that takes a considerable amount of skill and challenge. It would mean that I am willing to exert myself to best of my ability to achieve the meaningful moment with somebody that I do not know. As a person who has mild autism, I shy away from that. The more natural path is to accept my limitations and go to the event.

I know there are people out there who you want to exert yourself to the limits socially. They want to become a master extrovert. But for me, this is not the crowd to become the master extrovert especially with the number of people to deal with and the audience that I am dealing with at the event. I find that meaningful conservations come best in a smaller crowd and with people with like minds and intellects. I need to stop to think that I need to be some great extrovert because I am not.

May 29, 2018 at 4:25 am Leave a comment

Meaningful Conversation

oday I went to a picnic today that had over 200 people at it. 200 people. That is a lot of people. I mean a lot. 200 people for me is a dizzying amount of people. Trying to interact and learn 200 people names, hobbies, and interest makes it a severe problem.

As usual, I went to up to people and just said “Hi,” “How are you doing,” or “What is going in your life?” I wanted to keep conversation superficial at best, so I can avoid trying to steer conservation with a person who also has to cope with 200 people.

The other person feels just overwhelmed as I do, but they have probably do have coping mechanisms which allow them to process two hundred people and prioritize which people to speak with at the event. I just become overwhelmed with the number of people, and as time passed, my ability to cognitively handle the conversation declined.
The superficial conversation helped me cope with my poor ability to learn how to capture people’s attention with stimulating conversation and also the ability to draw their attention away from the potential of having a conservation with one of the other two hundred people there.

Learning that takes a considerable amount of skill and challenge. It would mean that I am willing to exert myself to best of my ability to achieve the meaningful moment with somebody that I do not know. As a person who has mild autism, I shy away from that. The more natural path is to accept my limitations and go to the event.

I know there are people out there who you want to exert yourself to the limits socially. They want to become a master extrovert. But for me, this is not the crowd to become the master extrovert especially with the number of people to deal with and the audience that I am dealing with at the event. I find that meaningful conservations come best in a smaller crowd and with people with like minds and intellects. I need to stop to think that I need to be some great extrovert because I am not.

May 29, 2018 at 4:25 am Leave a comment

An Alcoholic Once Said

n alcoholic said today –
“Funny how people consider addicts to be weak considering how difficult it is living as one. Waking up everyday with a pounding headache with a feeling of a baby elephant sitting on your chest, anxiety so bad it feels like a vice grip is lodged in your gut, getting outta bed despite all this and going to work where you’re forced to deal with the world while being barely functional. Dragging yourself to the liquor store no matter how shit you feel, doing chores and errands when all you wanna do is crawl in a hole and die peacefully. Having family and friends leave you alone with your demons. The isolation and turmoil we carry every day, and despite all this we keep moving forward. I’m proud of you guys, this shit isn’t easy”

Shit, I am on the other side of that. The other side of the light shines over me and bless me with good luck. I no longer have to deal with that bondage because it is wretched. Purely wretched. And yet I spared the pain of that ugly misery called alcoholism for another day. And many days hopefully in the future

May 29, 2018 at 4:24 am Leave a comment

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