The News Doesn’t Fact Check Racism. It Should.

The News Doesn’t Fact Check Racism. It Should.

Gawker and other outlets recently posted a story of a black Tennessee Red Lobster waitress who received the n-word as a tip – which is not the way you tip someone who brought you shrimp / fish / whatever else they cram down your throat after you load up on biscuits at the Lobster.  The customer wrote none for a tip and then the n-word for the total.  The Huffington Post headlined the incident “Racist Receipt Apparently Left By Red Lobster Customer.” But apparently the Huffington Post makes an ass out of…

Should We Define “Fault,” Or Prevent Rapes?

Should We Define “Fault,” Or Prevent Rapes?

This week Slate’s Emily Yoffe, better known as “Dear Prudence,” stepped out of her comfort zone of giving advice to  incestuous gay twins, which is a shame because literally every one loves incestuous gay twin advice even though it is only relevant to literally two people in the entire world. Instead Yoffe attempted to reach a broader audience by advising women that avoiding binge drinking is the best way to prevent being sexually assaulted:   As soon as the school year begins, so do reports of female students sexually assaulted by their male…

Undercover Boss Uncovers Highlights Delusions of the Rich

Undercover Boss Uncovers Highlights Delusions of the Rich

Undercover Boss is fake. Let’s get that out of the way. It’s a fake show. If you watch it for 5 minutes, a CEO will go “undercover” in a disguise in the sense that wearing large glasses with no other changes is a disguise. It’s a fantasy world where Hooters waitresses don’t notice that instead of a fifteen year old with acne, the new fry cook is a 55 year old white man who keeps saying he’s “working diligently to distribute the salt evenly and create value add.” Worse, every…