Donald Trump. Donald Fucking Trump. Hoo boy, America! Buckle up…
So where do we go from here? How do we escape from this corner that we have apparently painted ourselves into? There’s too much at stake for us all to finally cede defeat to the celebrities and fall in line with whatever they want. Isn’t there?
Tech has been toying with media for many years now, but Peter Thiel’s recent multi-million dollar attack on Gawker is the clearest sign yet that Silicon Valley might be ready to unleash a cataclysmic assault on the fourth estate. Is Thiel the final horseman? And, if so, who rode in before him?
Another week, another website that has turned off comments on its articles. It’s obvious why comments sections are so reviled, but why have so many news outlets stuck with them despite them being such slurry pits? They couldn’t possibly be providing a worthwhile service – could they…?