"Fascim's Fellow Traveler" -> an outlet's "Best Journalist"

Glenn Greenwald recently jumped ship from The Intercept - an outlet he'd cofounded - protesting of censorship which caused a certain outlet to post an article whose headline conflicted drastically with a previous article on the platform.

It's not entirely irrelevant to that the authors of the two pieces are different, but I think that the following take is perhaps the best on the subject:

Glenn Greenwald leaves for Substack. Greenwald is kind of a dick. He’s very disagreeable and often unpleasant. This is one reason I actually trust him more than other journalists. He deludes himself, he’s human, but he’s not a conformist, which is the norm among most journalists (look at the middle school level burns coming from some bluecheck reporters at places like The New York Times).

It seems to me basically the whistleblower personality type - the sort of thing that I've spoken about before. You're likely to be particularly pleased when the issue such a person raises is one you agree with, but other cases seem likely to provoke different reactions. It should be noted that they're not always right and may have certain blindspots. They live by their own moral code, where you might agree with certain elements while disagreeing with others.

Different flavours of idiocracy: edition N+1

On diversity training

Random links

The Effect of Information Behavior in Media on Perceived and Actual Knowledge about the COVID-19 Pandemic:
" individuals who felt more threatened by COVID-19 used media more often to inform themselves (i.e., media volume), but focused on less different media channels (i.e., media breadth). Higher media volume was associated with higher perceived knowledge, but not with higher actual knowledge about COVID-19. Further, exploratory analyses revealed that perceived threat was linked to perceived knowledge, but not to actual knowledge. The association of perceived threat and perceived knowledge was mediated by increased media volume. Finally, a smaller media breadth was linked to higher perceived and actual knowledge."
‘Extraordinarily nasty’: Trump hurls one of his favorite insults at a new target in Kamala Harris
"The insult is one Trump has levied roughly equally against men and women alike since becoming president, according to Factba.se, a data analytics company that tracks all of Trump’s public utterances. ... But the resonance of the adjective — the way the attack lands, the nuances in connotation — is often different when the recipient is a woman" Perhaps instead of criticizing Trump's misogyny they should instead be applauding his gender equality?
Self-Citation, Cumulative Advantage, and Gender Inequality in Science
"With comprehensive, longitudinal data, we find no evidence whatsoever of a gender gap in self-citation practices or returns." Relevant figure here.


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