Eighties dance music.
WOMP, WOMP: CNN terminating its new CNN+ streaming service after twenty-one days.
MORE MEDIA WOMPAGE: “An audio recording obtained by NBC News appears to show that former President Donald Trump’s highly publicized interview with Piers Morgan did not end with Trump storming off the set, as edited promotional video clips suggest.”
SHIT WE ALREADY KNOW: But it’s good to see this getting some traction.
JUSTICE KAVANAUGH – NOT COMPLETELY WORTHLESS: SCOTUS rules 8-1 that Puerto Rico residents not entitled to social security benefits because their tax status is different from the residents of the several states. Consistently libertarian Justice Gorsuch tags in about “shameful, insular” cases which “claim support in academic work of the period, ugly racial stereotypes and the theories of social Darwinists.” We all know how this will be spun.
FINGERS CROSSED FOR OHIO: Democrat lawmakers (credit where due) introduce bill to legalize recreational marijuana, plan ballot initiative if that fails. How much longer will Republicans continue to die on this hill?
LIFE IMITATES KEVIN SMITH FILM: “Black Lives Matter of Greater New York co-founder Hawk Newsome called New York City Mayor Eric Adams ‘a coon’ on Thursday.” Via Mediaite.
ABOUT THAT TWITTER CHALLENGE: Last night Swiss posted a Twitter challenge, which I decided to take. I have been one of the worst offenders about what Warty calls using Twitter links to have secondhand conversations. As Banjos pointed out, linking to Twitter is sometimes unavoidable when sources like Jen Psaki tweet out things that would, in prior days, been handled via traditional news releases. But there’s a big difference between linking to those, and linking to the reax, and even worse the comments, to twitter posts from random wowsers, virtue signalers, and attention whores. My bad. ALSO, some good issues about the general direction of the site were raised. We’re all going through a rough time, but need to keep up the momentum of the site. Thanks to everyone for their feedback and participation. We need content, particularly fiction and op-ed type pieces.