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Daily Bread for 11.6.22: A Scene from Twitter’s Turmoil (with Ocasio-Cortez Teaching Something About Rhetoric)

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be partly sunny and breezy, with a high of 59. Sunrise is 6:36 AM and sunset 4:41 PM for 10h 03m 54s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 96.1% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1837, Burlington, Iowa selected as temporary capital: On this date,…

The Ongoing Battle Against Russian Trolls

In The trolls are winning, says Russian troll hunter, Charles Maynes reports on the long – and sometimes inside – struggle against online Russian trolls: The journalist and 33-year-old mother of two, [Lyudmila] Savchuk started noticing websites and social media accounts attacking local opposition activists in her hometown of Saint Petersburg with a frequency she…

Walker v. Ocasio-Cortez On Twitter (Spoiler: She Shreds Him)

I’m a supporter of neither Scott Walker (an anti-market crony capitalist) nor Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (an anti-market socialist), but a Twitter exchange between them was notable for being so one-sided: Cortez engaged and out-played Walker. In this post, I’ll analyze the exchange. Wholly apart from their politics, it’s obvious that Ocasio-Cortez is a talented communicator, while…

The Post-Truth Crowd

Scottie Nell Hughes, a CNN political commentator and the political editor of Right Alerts, blithely declares that we’re in a post-truth era, where facts don’t exist apart from opinion: “It is an idea of an opinion. On one hand I hear half the media saying that these are lies but on the other half there are…

Blaming the Press Won’t Slake Trump’s Thirst

CNN Money’s Jill Disis writes that Trump attacks ‘fools’ at The New York Times.  There’s a short self-life to attacks on the press.  Admittedly, the attack’s good for a headline, and similar insults probably helped in his campaign.  Yet, all campaigns blame the press, and the blamecasting is like a narcotic to which addicts slowly become…

Recent Tweets, 9.8 to 9.14

The Creative, Cheesy Solution to Icy Roads | FREE WHITEWATER http://t.co/ciTUnGqjJv— John Adams (@DailyAdams) September 14, 2013 "A shield law for journalists might seem like a good idea, but it isn’t — it’s actually a terrible idea" http://t.co/L8SiYAuxfv— John Adams (@DailyAdams) September 13, 2013 "Why The NSA Must Be Reined In — For Democracy's Sake"…

Recent Tweets, 9.1 to 9.7

Senators for Syria strike rolling in defense industry dough | The Daily Caller http://t.co/7VNzAp6zQL— John Adams (@DailyAdams) September 7, 2013 China on verge of worst economic crisis in decades – http://t.co/PQYcuD3jnn http://t.co/QzcjEjDXPa— John Adams (@DailyAdams) September 7, 2013 Liberal's case against: As a #Democrat, I am disgusted with President #Obama http://t.co/kGw30WIEJR http://t.co/rrjnakaUkw— John Adams (@DailyAdams)…

Recent Tweets, 8.25-8.31

'Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie' | World news | The Observer http://t.co/L7OdjcYrvb— John Adams (@DailyAdams) September 1, 2013 U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, docs show – Washington Post http://t.co/H3SwP0fzc6— John Adams (@DailyAdams) August 31, 2013 Don’t pawn your work laptop (or the US Marshals will hunt you down)…

Recent Tweets: 8.18 to 8.24

Guardian partners with New York Times over Snowden GCHQ files | UK news | The Guardian http://t.co/TADlQVOo9V— John Adams (@DailyAdams) August 24, 2013 NSA Officers Sometimes Spy on Love Interests – Washington Wire – WSJ http://t.co/rro5h9EU5D— John Adams (@DailyAdams) August 24, 2013 Obama’s reported “outside experts” surveillance review panel has deep ties to gov’t |…