Part 1: A (very) bad thing to say
In a recent interview with Tavis Smiley, Benedict Cumberbatch discussed racial inequality and the difficulty black actors in the U.K. encounter finding work. So far so good, right? But then this happened…
Ford placed a sponsored article in Politico last week to promote the Ford Mustang going global for the first time in the car’s history – a huge feat for the company. And while a quick skim of the infographic leaves an impression of American pride (nothing screams “Made In The USA” quite like the Ford Mustang), you’d be remiss if you didn’t catch the larger point: Ford is asserting their voice in the trade debate.
By now I am sure you have read about the unfortunate New England Patriots “deflate-gate” debacle. Before I start, I just want to make it completely clear that I have absolutely no dog in this fight. I’m from the teamless state of Hawai’i, thus am woefully unaligned to any pro sports team. So for all you Pats fans, please tag someone else in your hate-tweets. May I suggest whoever’s in charge of inflating your balls.
January 15, 2015
Michael Maslansky joined Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor to discuss the phenomenon of Google today. Michael and Bill discuss both the influence on our lives it has, as well as how it operates as an often unsourced and privately managed information provider.
October 06, 2014
Lee Carter visits Fox and Friends to analyze President Obama and Speaker Boehner’s comments on the conflict with ISIS. She compares polling data from both “influencers” (people who are involved in the media) and “millennials” (people who reached adulthood in the 2000s) to show how they reacted to both speeches. Lee reaches the conclusion that Speaker Boehner’s comments were perceived as overly-partisan, while President Obama’s comments were perceived as inauthentic.