"Emily Blunt to try to put a good spin on 'the first female Pinkerton detective' for Amazon."
I posted this in PBIMMCTM the other day for the headline alone - I didn't have the courage to actually take a look at the article.
Oh yeah, been enjoying that today.Another funny one recently was someone going off on people on Twitter claiming it was ableist to expect writers to read, turning out to be a nepotism hire at Lockheed Martin who'd worked there for over a decade then trying to spin criticism of that as ableist too.
An alternative and not necessarily inconsistent explanation is that the ideological gravity in British media newsrooms is —much like universities— on the move. After giving a talk at a conference in France, I was recently told by senior journalists at a major British newspaper that some of their junior colleagues —many of whom have come straight out of Oxbridge, from extremely privileged backgrounds— simply do not see themselves as objective journalists who are in the game to pursue truth.
Instead, they complained, their junior colleagues see themselves as deeply ideological ‘activists’ who want to use their positions of influence to preach their politics, spread the word, and ‘cancel’ perceived dissenters or nonconformists who refuse to adhere to the orthodoxy (as symbolised by the George Eaton scandal). In turn, they are making newsrooms far more moralistic, divisive, biased, and uncomfortable —something that we have all been able to witness now that social media has pulled back the curtain.
It's interesting that the Independent is still framed in that article as being part of the "left" media, mind, when Lebedev has owned it for a few years now and its not even an actual newspaper anymore. May as well try and frame Buzzfeed news as part of the conversation. Maybe they have- there's no full detail on who they're actually deriving the statistics from? I couldn't think of ten national papers.
Typed too much here but let's be honest, woke commentary/distaste is where the money is now. Everyone's bored of covid, no doubt critical gender theory will dominate the next 12 months.
Its fucking weird all this. And really dull as well
It seems like now attempting to rally people around these false totems of spectral transgenders (etc), or i.e. the endless dismissal of contrary opinion is the last bastion of traditional media suppression and control