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Can I assume we all think it's weird that Musk really did buy (pending this and that) Twitter just as our glorious Spring is coming to an end? And it's clearer to me now than it was last week that the freak-out over this story is driven by (a) the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
This is sad, but also an occasion for class pride. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
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Bring your ducks to class. Immortality awaits them. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
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Turning points are difficult to spot using a short lens, but many political observers believe Nikki Haley's fortunes took an upward turn in March of 2023 in live Fox News interview with possibly her sharpest critic, Tucker Carlson. When the chatter swung around to Carlson's advocacy of testicle-tanning, Haley flashed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
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Kamala Harris was sworn in as 47th president of the United States on Jan. 1, 2023. She turned her attention immediately to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which had continued to drag on, with Putin withdrawing some of his ground forces under pressure from his own home front. Russia focused... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
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Kamala team! Brush up your Sophocles. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
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Three peculiar events very much shaped the second half of 2022 in presidential politics. The first occurred on August 22, when former President Trump, having lunch in the main dining room at Mar-a-Lago, began to choke on a large chunk of cheeseburger lodged in his trachea. Several diners rose to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
And who may have been drinking! It's right there in the title, and, at one point in this episode, Mike Murphy uses the word "antiquidated." Hmmm. But they really have done a lot of what you're trying to do now. And they have genuine insights. And in this particular episode... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
I just listened to this on the way down here. It's relevant. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
I'm in sort of a Dianne Feinstein haze right now, but I think AA told me about this Musk-related piece. “What Musk seemingly fails to recognize is that to truly have free speech today, you need moderation,” said Katie Harbath, a former Facebook public policy director and CEO of consultancy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
I was kind of silently praying that nobody, in their diaries, would mention Tucker and b---s. But then, Sebastian. And probably some other people I have not gotten to. My question is: how is this not, 100 percent, intended as comedy? But somehow I doubt it is. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
OK, if you are easily grossed out -- or anything close to that -- DO NOT WATCH THIS COMMERCIAL. I've never seen anything like it. Here is a WaPo article explaining the strategy -- yes, there is one -- behind it. Meanwhile, one frequently hears complaints that this or that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
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HALEY ADDS SOME NEW COMETS May 20, 2024 Former ambassador and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley enlarged and revamped her campaign staff this week, adding a public radio journalist, a bestselling author, a foreign relations analyst, a staff writer for a television show and a newsletter writer. Eda Uzunlar said... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
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HARRIS CAMPAIGN CONTINUE RE-STAFF-UP May 19, 2024 Vice-president Kamala Harris continued to reshape her campaign staff with a slate of new hires, ranging from a veteran to a pop culture guru. Sebastian Mendieta, a political strategist who served six years in Navy special operations, will join the campaign in an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
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HALEY BRINGS TWO NEW FACES INTO CAMPAIGN May 19, 2024 Having narrowly survived the primaries, Nikki Haley announced today she is bringing in new blood. Rachel Chang, a canny strategist who had previously announced her plan to retire from political work, has agreed to take over as campaign manager. Chang... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
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HARRIS SHAKES UP CAMPAIGN, ELEVATES RELATIVE UNKNOWN May 18, 2024 Vice-President Kamala Harris switched out campaign managers Saturday, making official what had been an open secret: the force behind her extraordinary primary season turn-around is youthful advisor Sydney Harris, Bryant, working in a series of subordinate campaign roles, is credited... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
This conversation. MARGARET BOYLE: There has always been so much to love about dictionaries: their curation of words, their print histories, issues of translation, interpretation, and the larger nexus of language and politics. But it means something new for us to teach about dictionaries while experiencing our twin pandemics. Living... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
The opposite L-bow is George Lakoff. The two of them have such immense bodies of work that there was no way to tackle them in our jam-packed format. LAKOFF :That’s why the frame is so important. Most environmentalists believe that the truth will make you free. So they tell people... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
Shared language bonds us. (Alayna) Crime wave and Open Borders (Sydney) Journalism divided on the words they use to represent another issue: the “Don’t Say Gay” or “Parental Rights in Education” bill.(AS) (Elliot) Related: gaslighting / grooming (Eda) (AA) Algospeak (Alayna) and its cousin:Aesopian language is communications that convey an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
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Some news organizations have style books or style guides that anticipate word issues. From Bobby Ray Miller's United Press International Stylebook (1977, p. 29): burro, burrow A burro is an ass. A burrow is a hole in the ground. As a journalist you are expected to know the difference. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
It;'the opening monologue that relates to our topic. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
Sorry about the racist Ryan Gosling character. Also, note your YDS friend Jeremy Strong. But the point is the time taken to explain the term tranche. I don't know if there's a Yale subscription to the YDS, but if there is, check out Ben Zimmer who does one of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries
Possible tl;dr, but here's a Nieman piece about the NYT Twitter policy. Also, Obama is going to try to fix ...everything. Also, it has been super-weird teaching this course without the NYT having the kind of strong media/press reporter we got used to, starting with David Carr. Suddenly, they're bumping... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2022 at The Rosenkranz Diaries