One Company Is Making Money From News and It Rhymes With ‘Shmoogle’ New York Magazine
New York Times Reporters Perpetuate Popular Corporate Governance Myths Francine McKenna, Medium
A Swedish Court Injects Some Sense Craig Murray. Assange.
Brexit: Jeremy Hunt claims Angela Merkel said EU ‘willing to negotiate’ with new PM Mirror. Groundhog Day.
Government warned of another Grenfell-type disaster as 60,000 people still living in buildings covered in same flammable material Independent and right on cue Barking fire: residents claim safety fears about flats were downplayed Guardian
India’s Election: Ghosts in the Machine? The Diplomat
India to buy US missile system to shield Delhi Times of India (J-LS).
Pakistan Grapples With Unprecedented HIV Infections in Children WSJ. “‘We cannot say for sure what caused it,’ said Maryam Yunus, a WHO spokeswoman in Pakistan.”
Violence mars end of huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition Agence France Presse. “Small pockets of demonstrators” in the lead, and making headlines. The same reporter’s Twitter thread is better:
Hong Kong is going to see another mass demonstration against the local government’s controversial plans to allow extraditions to mainland China & organisers expect a big turnout.
Protesters are largely wearing white.
— Jerome Taylor (@JeromeTaylor) June 9, 2019
The mainland press:
The ONLY mentioning of Hong Kong's protest in China's media is by the Global Times. In today's editorial, the paper said the protest was organized by local oppositionists working with Western forces. Neither Xinhua nor Caixin, talked about #HongKonghttps://t.co/abeCROeeJK
— Tom Wang (@tomwxj) June 10, 2019
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The End of the World As We Know It Joschka Fischer, Project Syndicate
What to Do About China? Brad DeLong, Project Syndicate
Oaktree Capital sees gold in distressed Chinese debt Nikkei Asian Review
‘My duty was to stand and be counted’: Why I leaked to the ABC Sydney Morning Herald
Dutton defends penalties for journalists Canberra Times
New Cold War
Exposé in “The Hill” challenges Mueller, media Matt Taibbi. Taibbi: “Claim that would-be key Russiagate figure Konstantin Kilimnik is a longtime American informant might be a game-changing story – in a country with a real press corps.” Solomon’s story on Kilimnik’s role as an intelligence source for the State Department came out on June 6. The Times, on June 7, mentions Kilminik, but not the substance of Solomon’s story.
How to Get Screwed LRB. “The Mueller report has nothing to say about [Carter] Page’s trip to Cambridge, because accusations of dirty ops against Trump staffers are not part of its remit. (That investigation is still to come, god help us.)” Indeed.
Postal regulator urges ‘greater mission clarity’ for USPS in upcoming business plan Federal News Network
Boeing 737 MAX
How Boeing’s Bean-Counters Courted the 737 MAX Disaster Daily Beast. Not bean-counters. Management! The article is much better than the headline.
NASA Says You Can Visit the Space Station for $50 Million a Trip Bloomberg. The next Everest, no doubt with space junk, frozen sh*t, and frozen corpses.
How ballerinas defy the corporeal in a quest for the ethereal Aeon. Pointe work.
Coffee is the secret of health and happiness FT. Damn straight!
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