Posts Tagged: narratives

A Cat-Sized Chinchilla Objects to Media Narrative

"'Extinct' cat-sized Chinchilla found alive in shadows of Machu Pichu" — Jeremy Hance for Mongabay, part of the Guardian Environment Network

"This Guardian piece is pure clickbait!" cries the cat-sized chinchilla. “How dare they suggest our birth rate is but a scintilla."

"How droll, Guardian, putting 'extinct' in quotes," calls the cat-sized chinchilla, "when my family alone would fill boats, A whole 'extinct' flotilla."

"We’re 'found alive' from Peru to Katmandu," chides the cat-sized chinchilla. "So why does the Guardian willfully eschew my many cousins in Anguilla?"

"And 'cat-sized?' Really? That's the best you can do?" concludes the cat-sized chinchilla, "Well then, Mr. Hance, here's my headline for you: [...]


Ferguson, Missouri, According to Drudge

"Today Matt Drudge can influence the news like Walter Cronkite did," Mark Halperin said in a 2006 interview promoting his new book, cowritten with John Harris, who had not yet founded Politico. "If Drudge says something, it may not lead everybody instantly in the same direction, but it gets people thinking about what Matt Drudge wants them to think about." A late entry in the literature of the Drudge mythology, but a representative one: Drudge drives the news! All hail Drudge, the rascal.

Eight years later, his site looks and feels the same. The same people read it: The establishment crew maybe a little less; the paranoiacs maybe a [...]