I am reading an excellent book on Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber. The description of the press coverage after his arrest, and how they got so much wrong, rings true today: “Reportage at the time of Kaczynski’s arrest had exhibited a feature of pack journalism: It was wide but shallow.Reporters followed each other’s footsteps, interviewed the same people, and reached identical conclusions.”
From Harvard and the Unabomber by Alston Chase (W. W. Norton & Company, 2003). Highly recommended.
I am talking about the two complementary post-election maps in the NY Times. Look at the names! “Wyoming Shallows”, “Isla Grande”, “Pittsburgh Puddle”. This was the NY Times graphics department wallowing in a safe space to deal with upset emotions post-election.
Immigrant from Somalia + Islam believer + hits defenseless civilians with car + stabbing victims = we may never know his motivation.
President Obama is apparently promising to speak out on issues after Donald Trump takes office. Really? Not well thought out (1) Trump will presumably have access to *lots* of internal Fed files, embarrassing files, scandalous even (2) Trump will lash out at Obama and Obama, who cannot take a punch and has not faced 1 in 8 years, will not like it.
Best wishes to all on the best holiday of the year!
Post election consensus is that MSM is out of touch and needs to listen more. The one day story of Trump’s dinner at 21 shows no willingness to learn.