media

A Media-Fueled Social Panic Over Unmarked Graves

Not a single body has been unearthed. But Canadians wouldn’t know it from the false information reported in The New York Times.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
16 min read

Curtis Yarvin: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

At the center of neoreactionary thinking is a cluster of unworkable ideas.

Max Borders
Max Borders
14 min read

Point of Compact

The late literary critic and social democrat Irving Howe once quipped that when radicals fail to build a movement, they start a magazine. Howe knew what he was talking about—his own magazine, Dissent, was one of them. The latest example of this truism is a new webzine called Compact

Ronald Radosh
Ronald Radosh
11 min read

Anatomy of a Murder

On New Year’s Eve 2021 news of my killing began to circulate on Twitter. > holy shit this is a murder https://t.co/CwsF0sZ9sZ — Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) January 1, 2022 [https://twitter.com/juliacarriew/status/1477358519498199043?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] I scrolled through scores of posts before I

Jonathan Gottschall
Jonathan Gottschall
10 min read

Washington Post and NPR Ignore the Rural Backlash Against Renewables

During my three decades as a reporter, I’ve seen plenty of hype and poor news coverage about renewable energy. But two recent pieces—in the Washington Post and National Public Radio, respectively—are particularly egregious. These reports demonstrate, yet again, that some of the biggest media entities in the

Robert Bryce
Robert Bryce
11 min read

Bitter Fruit: Marshall McLuhan and the Rise of Fake News

In Orson Welles’s classic movie Citizen Kane [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033467/], the eponymous hero publishes a statement of principles on the front page of his newspaper, “I’ll provide the people of this city with a daily paper that will tell all the news honestly. ... They're going

Graham Majin
Graham Majin
15 min read

Scapegoating the Private School Boy

Kasumi Borczyk
Kasumi Borczyk
6 min read

The Vox Formula: Telling Privileged People What They Already Believe

Batya Ungar-Sargon
7 min read