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Why It Might be Time to Update Your Old Chromecast

It’s been six long years since Google first debuted its Chromecast streaming stick. While most of you have probably upgraded to something better by now—such as a more-powerful “puck” in the form of a third-generation Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra—if you haven’t, you now have yet another reason to make the switch: …Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Adults In The Room

There is a version of the story of this company in which idealistic journalists, unconcerned with profit, are posed against ruthless business-doers, concerned about profit above all else. That would be a convenient story, pitching me and my colleagues and friends as people who just care too much about The Truth to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Adults In The Room

There is a version of the story of this company in which idealistic journalists, unconcerned with profit, are posed against ruthless business-doers, concerned about profit above all else. That would be a convenient story, pitching me and my colleagues and friends as people who just care too much about The Truth to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Is How Things Work Now At G/O Media

When Jim Spanfeller and a private equity firm called Great Hill Partners took over G/O Media—formerly Gizmodo Media Group—in April, their stated goal was to make the company profitable. It was a welcome refrain for employees all too aware of how the company had languished under Univision’s doomed ownership. But as…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This Is How Things Work Now At G/O Media

When Jim Spanfeller and a private equity firm called Great Hill Partners took over G/O Media—formerly Gizmodo Media Group—in April, their stated goal was to make the company profitable. It was a welcome refrain for employees all too aware of how the company had languished under Univision’s doomed ownership. But as…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This Is How Things Work Now At G/O Media

When Jim Spanfeller and a private equity firm called Great Hill Partners took over G/O Media—formerly Gizmodo Media Group—in April, their stated goal was to make the company profitable. It was a welcome refrain for employees all too aware of how the company had languished under Univision’s doomed ownership. But as…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Most Important Announcements from Apple’s ‘Show Time’ Event

At its latest keynote today, Apple announced four new services to help it push deeper into the wide worlds of news, entertainment, and… banking? As predicted by analysts and reporters, Apple announced a paid magazine subscription platform and a Netflix-like streaming service. It also announced an Xbox Game…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Remember When Rush Limbaugh Declared The Polar Vortex A Liberal “Hoax?”

The right has made a denying climate change a centerpiece of what passes for their ideology for years. But few of them have made themselves look quite as stupid as Rush Limbaugh. The Midwest is about to be slammed with some of the coldest weather on record and people are going to die. With …Continue […]

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The Covington “Controversy” Is Pure White Privilege In Action

Over the last few days, we’ve been subjected to a grand “mea culpa” from the media who have suddenly discovered a world of nuance concerning the Covington students disrespectfully mocking a Native American on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. After all, if one watches the full tape, one can …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Here Are the Media Chuds Joining Fake Gawker

Gawker, a good website which was bankrupted in 2016 and then sold last year to Bryan Goldberg, a man committed to face-tuned photos of himself, creating shitty media companies powered by exploited labor, and spouting Richard Spencer-like bullshit about immigrant birth rates on Facebook, will be relaunched early this…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Lou Dobbs Goes Full Fascist: Trump Should “Sweep Aside” Democracy

For the past week, it’s become increasingly clear that Trump is going to declare a fake “national emergency” to get around Congress because that’s the only way out of the corner he’s painted himself into. But just as increasingly clear is how excited the right is over the prospect of the President …Continue reading Continue […]

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AP Tweet Blames Democrats For The #TrumpShutdown

After last night’s ten minute waste of time masquerading as an Oval Office address, news sites put out fact check after fact check. Considering that Trump delivered his usual stump speech filled with the usual lies, this wasn’t that hard to do. And yet, the Associated Press managed to blow it in …Continue reading Continue […]

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Cowardly Republican Mark Harris Trips Fire Alarm Fleeing From Reporters

Last month, the North Carolina Board of Elections unanimously refused to certify the election of Republican Congressman-elect Mark Harris, who beat his Democratic opponent, Dan McCready, by about 900 votes. Harris, the only representative not to be seated when the new Congress convened …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Major Networks Shamefully Agree To Give Trump Free PR On Shutdown Address

The government shutdown over president Trump’s border wall is a crisis manufactured by one person: Donald Trump. Outside of his rabid base, literally no one wants the giant concrete wall he has been promising, including most of the GOP.  Unfortunately for the rest of the nation, Trump has …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump Was Never Vetted Because Hillary Was “Supposed” To Win

Jonathan Chait correctly informs us that “Donald Trump Was Never Vetted” yet manages to completely miss the most fundamental reason why this happened: Everyone assumed Hillary was going to win so no one bothered. To be fair to Chait, this was not the only reason and he does an excellent job running …Continue reading Continue […]

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The Media Is Finally Realizing the Religious Right Are Theocratic Monsters

On the last day of 2018, there was a fascinating op-ed in the New York Times by Katherine Stewart that sparked an interesting discussion on social media about the religious right. In it, Stewart explains that the religious right does not, in fact, give a crap about democracy or the rule of law: …Continue reading […]

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