Investigative journalist Paul Thacker wins prestigious award for “expertly researched” articles

GM Watch | 16 Dec 2021 The investigative journalist Paul D. Thacker has won a prestigious British Journalism Award for a series of articles he wrote in the BMJ, one of the world’s top general medical journals. The awards aim to recognise great journalism that is revelatory while serving the public interest. The three articles that won Thacker the Specialist Journalism 2021…

TGIF: Thanksgiving Edition!

Common Sense | 27 Nov 2021 California’s burglars organize flash mobs. Waukesha massacre “caused by an SUV.” And comedy gold from the Women’s March. Welcome back to TGIF and happy Thanksgiving. It’ll be a short one this week so we can all get back to family life—cozy, mask-free, family life (and watching the Dow drop…

How to escape Google

SWPRS | 25 Nov 2021 Do you belong to the 94% of Internet users who have no clue? Google Search has a US online search market share of about 70%, or even 94% if Google Images, Google Maps and Google-owned YouTube are added (see chart above). If you belong to these 94%, there is some bad news…

The Latest Payout to the Propaganda Press

BFD | 29 Oct 2021 Public Interest Journalism Propaganda has received an $18m boost with the announcement of funding for an additional 110 journalists across New Zealand with “a specific mandate to produce stories that keep New Zealanders informed and engaged, and support a healthy democracy”. Don’t you just love the Newspeak? War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is…

New York Times admits Covid19 vaccine doesn’t work

Alex Berenson | 13 Oct 2021 My old college classmate David Leonhardt becomes (as far as I know) the first Times reporter to acknowledge the two great realities of Covid in his VERY widely read morning newsletter: ONE: The vaccines don’t work so good. TWO: Covid is not dangerous to healthy kids. “So low as…