Mark Zuckerberg’s Pact with the Devil I, Cringely (chuck l)
RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Ginsburg’s Death And The Future Of The Supreme Court American Conservative
Fighting the COVID Infodemic Project Syndicate
Why COVID-19 is more deadly in people with obesity—even if they’re young Science (UserFriendly)
Doctor Doom: Chris Whitty will make TV address TODAY warning Britain is at ‘a critical point in pandemic’ with Boris Johnson considering SIX MONTHS of new curbs as public continues to flout social distancing rules despite rising infections Daily Mail
Byron Miller’s Race Against Time Marshall Project
The Tampa region could lose as many as 100 independent pharmacies & end up with a bunch of pharmacy deserts if the state doesn’t check CVS’s market power abuses. https://t.co/ja821EjYjt
— Stacy Mitchell (@stacyfmitchell) September 20, 2020
LIVE UPDATES: ASSANGE HEARING DAY TEN—Court Is in Session Consortium News
Today, at the #Assange trial, I was struck by a changed mood. Julian’s defence is winning hands down, aided by the US prosecution’s abuse of witnesses and idiotic attempt to prove journalism is espionage. Even Judge Reaper has gone quiet. Trashing British justice has its dangers.
— John Pilger (@johnpilger) September 18, 2020
Our Famously Free Press
‘Confirmed’ Has Become A Meaningless Word In Mainstream News Reporting Caitlin Johnstone
Journalism’s New Propaganda Tool: Using “Confirmed” to Mean Its Opposite Intercept. Glenn Greenwald. From earlier this month; still germane. Not sure whether we linked to this before, nit it bears rereading.
When was the last time you saw any content that was critical of Democrats on MSNBC? https://t.co/PXCDrSCsbW
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) September 20, 2020
West Coast Wildfires
Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead. MIT Technology Review
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.