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“Indeed, if we are–as the president asks us to be–honest with ourselves, we will see that we have elected a president who claims to oppose racial profiling one minute, and then flirts with inaugurating the country’s greatest racial profiler [Ray Kelly] the next. If we are honest with ourselves we will see that we have a president who can condemn the riots as “self-defeating,” but can’t see his way clear to enforce the fair housing law that came out of them. If we are honest with ourselves we will see a president who believes in particular black morality, but eschews particular black policy.”
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I just got Chris Ware’s “Building Stories” and it is blowing my mind. 14 different pieces including hardbound books, paper backs, board game boards, pamphlets, broadsheet newspapers, and more, that you read in any order you want to. The physicality and novelty of it is great, but it’s also a really great way to communicate elliptical memories, and how we interpret different times at different points in our lives. There’s no beginning or end, you just dive in and slowly accrete more detail about the characters life through each piece. Has anyone else read it?
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Last week’s winner, John Butler, chose his three favorites from last week. Vote for your favorite in the comments!
A. “Serenity now!” — David Mesrobian
B. “HULK SMASH COLONIAL FORMS OF CULTURAL APPROPRIATION!” — Thomas Frampton
C. “HULK STRONG! BUT HULK NEED TO IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY!” — Shawn Sebastian
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“[B]y dwelling on who precisely deserves to be called a journalist and legally protected as such, critics within the press are giving the current administration a justification for their focus on the ethics of disclosure rather than the morality of government behavior.
“I think the people in our business who are suspicious of Glenn Greenwald and critical of David Miranda are not really thinking this through,” said Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief of The Guardian. “The governments are conflating journalism with terrorism and using national security to engage in mass surveillance. The implications just in terms of how journalism is practiced are enormous.”
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