The Nicki Manaj News Cycle

A celebrity said something silly, got called out for it by a politician, and Berlingske seemed to think that deserved a story: Fauci goes after Nicki Minaj for sharing vaccine skepticismBerlingske.dk/Ritzau/DPA, Sep 16 The headline is what Dan Rather might call “fake but accurate.” It wasn’t general skepticism Fauci was going after, but a very…

Bill de Blasio bars covid-negative New Yorkers from society

There are a lot of questions we ought to be considering with respect to governments coercing their citizens to inject medicine into their bodies. The questions come from every angle: legal, moral, ethical, philosophical, medical, social, spiritual, metaphysical—lots of questions, very few answers. But all those questions are quickly being mooted by facts on the…

Titular Privilege

The American chattering class has been entertaining itself for the past couple of weeks with Jill Biden’s insistence on being addressed as Doctor Jill Biden. The right has been mocking her for it, the left has been attacking that mockery as sexism. Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an…

Algorithms Amok

I could go to any number of Danish or American articles for this, but let’s take one NPR article as our crash test dummy because it’s the one that caught my eye: Stanford Apologizes After Vaccine Allocation Leaves Out Nearly All Medical Residents, Laurel Wamsley, NPR.org, 18 December It’s a simple story: the leadership of…