Why Ballghazi matters

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Sports
Why Ballghazi matters

The New England Patriots lose far fewer fumbles compared to other teams in the NFL and it’s not even close. At first, when the media focus was on throwing and catching, the idea of a deflated ball influencing one or two catches a game, didn’t seem like a huge deal. But when you consider its potential impact on fumbles, i.e. turnovers–probably the most decisive event in football games–it really matters.

The Times should’ve printed the Charlie Hebdo cover

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Journalism criticism, Media

The job of the news should be to clarify where there is rumor, confusion, misinterpretation: printing the cartoon and helping guide readers toward a more accurate reading of its meaning seems in line with journalism’s purpose, and avoiding this gives off the impression that there is some truth to those who view the cover as incendiary.

Cosby and Allen are not equivalent

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Art and Entertainment, Diversity, tv

Race isn’t the only difference separating the two: the plausibility of their respective crimes are pretty different, i.e. 20 accusations vs 1. Plus Cosby hasn’t done anything culturally relevant for decades, except chastise black men to pull up their pants, whereas Allen has made a number of above average, if not great, films.