Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ferguson: A Media Circle Jerk


Ferguson is going to be a topic of discussion for months and probably years now that the grand jury has declined to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

I'm not going to even attempt to weigh the evidence on both sides of this case, or examine the social issues brought to light. Better writers and more knowledgeable people than I have already dissected the shooting in thousands of opinion columns and news stories.

No, I'm writing this to bitch about the overall lousy reporting on Michael Brown's death. Lousy is an understatement. Sloppy, slipshod, stupid, shallow, biased and ignorant are a few more terms I'll apply.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Son of Son of Blog Rises from the Grave, Part VI

Well, not really. But this isn't my first blog by a long shot. I've had more than a few over the years; mostly written under a pseudonym, hosted in various places under various names.

I believe my last blog post anywhere was over a year ago. Memory fails me, and the blogs themselves are no longer online. In addition to a severe lack of time due to the demands of my job, the well had started to run dry and my blogging voice had severe laryngitis.

For some stupid reason, the act of writing began to feel like a regular job and just wasn't fun anymore. Social media was also a major distraction. Why write when I could spend the evening looking at hilarious cat memes, being amused by the trolls or reading about how much of a louse my former co-worker's ex-husband was?