News Headlines Should Report the News

News Headlines Should Report the News

This week MSNBC, CNN, and Huffington Post among others screamed of a “NUCLEAR OPTION” being passed in the senate. FALL OUT!” exclaimed the Huffington Post. So what was this event that warranted comparison to Hiroshima and tens of thousands dead? Why, the Senate changed the rules for filibustering. It doesn’t take a nuclear scientist to figure out why news sites ran with the sexier title. What is going to get more clicks? “NUCLEAR BUTTON PUSHED” or “Senate Modifies Filibuster Procedures?” It’s a tough business reporting the news – sometimes its boring. Sure,…

The Goal Should Be To Forget What Images Are Racist

The Goal Should Be To Forget What Images Are Racist

Home Depot was recently the subject of the media’s ire for tweeting out a photo of two black guys at a football game drumming next to a monkey who was also drumming at a football game. While this would have been a funny, cute picture if the other drummers were white, hispanic, or whatever race the tan mom is, its extremely racist if you put a monkey in a picture within 500 nautical miles of a black guy. This is why there was no black people on the show Friends….

Slate Advertising Illegal Unpaid Internships

Slate Advertising Illegal Unpaid Internships

Slate spent the summer mocking McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants for their low pay. They posted a copy of a proposed McDonald’s workers budget, and also wrote columns supporting the raising of their wages stating:   The point is that once you get past the question of threats to existing or future jobs, the question of basic fairness seems like a no-brainer. If you’re buying a Big Mac, you can probably afford to pay five cents more to ensure the person serving it can afford to pay her rent. And…