Murder Must Advertise, by Dorothy Sayers.
I just read it for the second time, or maybe it was the third, and you should too.
David and his guest, Tom Rosenstiel, discuss the impact and the pros and cons of Fox News, online news reportage, and “social” media.
As I’ve mentioned before, sometimes I find myself nostalgic for the smoke-filled rooms.
Phoning in politeness . . . .
The shattering phone sent glass and metal shrapnel into the teen’s eye and face, penetrating into his brain.
The NRA will no doubt claim that, if the phone had been packing, this would not have happ–oh, never mind.
A caller, now living in Arkansas, describes his first-hand experience with Canadian healthcare and exposes the propaganda promulgated by the insurance companies.
Scott Martelle considers Donald Trump’s pervasive prevarication and posits a postulate:
It’s an entire ecosystem.
Follow the link for his reasoning.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the spread of an Amazonian tyranny of quotas in the workplace. A snippet:
- At the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, housekeepers can’t go home until they clean a predetermined number of rooms, even though, housekeepers say, rooms vary in cleanliness depending on factors like length of stay and whether guests declined service during their stay.
- At retail chains, workers say they have to convince a certain number of customers to share their email addresses or open store-brand credit cards, or else face a cut in their work hours.
- UPS uses sensors to track its drivers’ stop times, backup speeds, and seat belt use. The company is not allowed to fire workers based on these numbers but only because the Teamsters, the union that represents UPS drivers, fought for that language in their contract.