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Slate’s ‘minutes to read’ feature dumbs down journalism

Slate thinks readers aren’t interested in unfamiliar stories that will burden them, but journalism’s about discovery This article will take you 3 minutes 45 seconds to read. (2 minutes 30 seconds celsius.) You will expend 60 calories and learn two new vocabulary words, including a synonym for “rebellious”. Approximately 30m…

Round-up post

Going down to the wire and the day after, I was all about gender and the election. I’ve linked some of the pieces earlier, but I thought I’d do a quick round-up and then take a break from posting for the rest of day. For Slate, I proposed that Mama…

Quick! Before the site goes down again!

Let me assist Slate in inflicting upon you possibly the worst cartoon ever created by a mainstream cartoonist – in a world where Chris Muir is a cartoonist. For the record, apart from any other issues, the above link was intended to resolve to a permalink to the cartoon’s home…

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