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How Not to Do Unemployment Journalism 101

Felix Salmon's 'deep dive' into unemployment fraud is astonishingly lazy and credulous.

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Felix Salmon on 'Axios on HBO'

Please Save the ‘View’ Ladies From Meghan McCain

An EGOT winner is being held hostage by John McCain's daughter!

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Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain fight on The View

Fighting Off Climate Doomerism With Kate Aronoff

Today in our What Now newsletter.

Climate Change
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Nothing Is Stupider Than This

Biden and Putin are meeting, so you know what that means: BODY LANGUAGE ANALYSIS.

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Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin sit during their summit meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

BuzzFeed’s ‘Community’ Scam Is a Nightmare Come True

For every prize-winning post, countless other writers will work for free and never get a cent.

Death of Media
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It’s Good to Know Where Your Boss Lives

Anna Wintour won't come to the bargaining table. So her workers went to her house.

Fuck Bosses
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Members of the New Yorker Union picket outside of Anna Wintour's home in Greenwich Village.

Introducing the Discontents Discord!

Starting today, we're joining forces with our partners in the Discontents media collective to bring you a much bigger, much better Discord experience.

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‘What Will People Do When Palestine Isn’t Trending Anymore?’

Today in What Now: talking about Palestine and solidarity with writer and podcaster Nashwa Khan.

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We Have Found the Worst Blog Job in America

Blogging your boss's Fox News appearances is about as low as you can get.

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Ben Domenech on Fox News

The New York Times Can’t Stop Giving Us Weird, Cruel Advice About Our Friends

Being fat is bad, and so is being friends with fat people, because you might also get fat because of them — everyone knows this.

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A screenshot of 'My Mad Fat Diary' featuring Rae and her friends in a car

Introducing Our HOT BLOG SUMMER SALE!

Now through Memorial Day, get 25% off Discourse Blog!

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Talia Lavin on Fighting Nazis and Collecting Swords

Today in our What Now newsletter.

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The AP’s Shameful Firing of Emily Wilder

The ouster of a young reporter for having been pro-Palestinian in college is craven, hypocritical, and outrageous.

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The note saying Emily Wilder had been fired

Please, Fuck Off: Chris Cuomo

The fact that he's not being fired for his latest unethical behavior says so much about the world of cable news.

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Chris Cuomo teases his brother New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on CNN.

How COVID Affected the Disability Rights Movement

A chat with journalist Sara Luterman for our What Now newsletter.

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Here Are the NYT CEO’s Latest Excuses for Union Busting

In a meeting with staffers, Meredith Levien had several reasons for why she's fighting her paper's newest organizing effort.

Unions
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Ellen, Boss of ‘Ellen,’ Concludes That Ellen Is a Great Boss of ‘Ellen’

Ellen DeGeneres' un-apology tour begins.

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Ellen DeGeneres shrugging

Bari Weiss Mask Off

Weiss wrote that Israel's killing of children is an 'unavoidable burden.' Words fail.

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Bari Weiss on 'Firing Line'

We’re Experiencing Issues With Our Paywall!

We are taking down the paywall until we can resolve this problem.

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Delia Cai on Substack, Sidechannel, and the Media Revolution

All that and more in our What Now newsletter.

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