More rotten fruit from the same rotten tree

Substack Note: there’s new content over at Nagan of Copenhagen, including a lengthy article featuring a substantive interview with the apparently uber-woke ChatGPT. Anyone who’s followed this blog for any length of time knows that Berlingske Tidende’s U.S. correspondent Mikkel Danielsen might as well be a paid shill for the Democratic National Committee. I’ve chronicled…

Danmarks Radio and Gell-Mann Amnesia

First, a quick reminder of Michael Crichton’s Gell-Mann Amnesia phenomenon: Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or…

Journalisming Again

(No audio for this because it’s just a quick observation. An expression of annoyance.) As anyone with any interest in the fate of free speech in the western world surely knows, on Friday night Matt Taibbi began releasing “the Twitter Files”—mostly internal corporate communications from Twitter that provide irrefutable evidence of the social medium’s interference…

Twitter Refugees: Out of the frying pan, into the other frying pan which is on fire along with the whole kitchen

AUDIO NOTE: The audio experiment continues, and there’s always lots of bonus content in the audio—also a lot of fun mispronunciations, word bobbles, and the occassional unexpected background noise. That’s what makes it an experiment rather than a smooth and polished production. Today, for example, keen listeners may detect the occasional background shriek from youngest—even…

Now he tells us.

Mikkel Danielsen strikes again—with a headline that shouts: “Duck!” The Republicans have Hunter Biden’s dirty hard drive.  Now they’re throwing it at the presidentMikke Danielsen, Berlingske.dk, November 18 (The story was published Friday, but it was a busy weekend.) Before I dig into Danielsen’s gaslight-a-palooza, I should state clearly that I’m going to be neutral…

The sweet wine of sour grapes

This post is mostly (but not entirely) about small things. Trivial, even. I subscribe to the “Morning Briefing” email of the New York Times. It hits my inbox at around 7:00 weekday mornings, which I find impressive—that’s 1:00 in the morning, New York time. That’s the only impressive thing about it. Otherwise, its only real…

BREAKING: Opinion host caught expressing unauthorized opinions

It’s commonly believed that on September 26—more than three weeks ago—the Nord Stream pipelines were sabotaged. Three weeks isn’t a lot of time in most circumstances, but in warfare it’s an eternity: time enough to fight the whole Six Day War three times and take a long weekend. New Yorkers woke up to a beautiful…

Gossip

If you’re a Dane relying on Danish news, you probably don’t know that in October 2016 the FBI paid a visit to Facebook headquarters and told them that a big trove of documents was about to be released and it was all Russian propaganda designed to interfere with our election. We know this thanks to…