by Bob Garfield on Aug 31, 8:06 AM
For ironic good measure, the particular terminology for this sort of news segment is "live shot." Deranged killing as performance art. A perfect, premeditated metamurder.
by Bob Garfield on Aug 24, 8:00 AM
If we are speaking of luring the weak into following their worst impulses, or of promising illusory benefits, or failing to disclose potential harm, maybe we should be a bit slower to point fingers. To one degree or another, there's plenty of Ashley Madison to go around.
by Bob Garfield on Aug 17, 8:00 AM
Exterminating advertising is something like exterminating bats and spiders. They trigger visceral disgust, but they perform a very valuable function in the ecosystem. We need a functioning advertising economy to underwrite the news and entertainment content that amuses the world, and not incidentally, undergirds our democracy.
by Bob Garfield on Aug 10, 8:00 AM
For 14 centuries Homs has been a jewel of Islamic dynasties. The history still pulses through the sun and rubble, and the world's most intrepid adventurers have come here to make it theirs. Here, in the cradle of civilization, they devote their lives to see a new society emerge -- perhaps soon to envelop the globe.
by Bob Garfield on Aug 3, 7:47 AM
The Right to be Forgotten cannot coexist with the actual Helsinki right of free expression and is merely a contrivance of a European Union that believes it can regulate away any unpleasantness of modern life. An advocacy group called Consumer Watchdog has petitioned the FTC asking that in the name of online privacy, the same right be accorded to Americans.
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