Forgive me readers, it has been a while since my last media spin tactics thread. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
- BoltA (not linking) sticks his bully pulpit oar into a supposedly grassroots vote for questions to ask the PM, then gets shirty when a US blog decides to do the same (at least the US blog has a history of doing this in order to make (or at least openly and ironically exploit) the point that online polls are spurious and shouldn’t be relied upon). The question recommended for upvoting by BoltA is essentially JuLiar-eleventy!!!!, while the question recommended for upvoting by PZ is about the school chaplaincy program.
- ArndtB (not linking) sticks her oar into the global-but-mostly-USA skeptic/atheist Deep Rift over anti-harassment policies with her usual flair for overlooking salient facts in order to blame feminism for Doin It Rong™
- I don’t have to talk about PyneC, do I? #donotwant
What else has caught your eye recently?
As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue.