Yamiche Alcindor

@Yamiche Dec. 11, 2018 2 min read

White House reporters coming out of the meeting between President Trump, Senator Chuck Schumer and Rep Nancy Pelosi look stunned. I'm told all three were yelling at each other, sparring openly and accusing each other of mischaracterizing comments.

Reporters are watching the playback now. President Trump said: I'd like to not have a government shutdown but border security is a top priority. "Border security is extremely important and we have to take care of border security," Trump said.
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Pulp Librarian

@PulpLibrarian Dec. 11, 2018 3 min read

In February 1974, whilst recovering from dental surgery, something profound and inexplicable happened to author Philip K Dick that changed his life forever. Was it an illness, a psychotic reaction, or something truly mystical? This is the exegesis of Philip K Dick...

Philip K Dick was both prolific and influential. In his youth he came to the conclusion that, in a certain sense, the world is not entirely real and there is no way to confirm whether it is truly there.
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Aaron Sankin

@ASankin Dec. 11, 2018 1 min read

Rep. Steve Cohen complaining to the CEO of Google during a House Judiciary Committee meeting that he searched his own name, but didn't like the articles that came up, and then demanding Google do something about it is an absolutely perfect 2018 moment.

Rep. Jim Jordan followed up this insightful commentary by complaining that Google may have helped too many Latinos vote, making a strong, free-market conservative case for corporations not being allowed to directly intervene in politics.
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Matt Stoller

@matthewstoller Dec. 11, 2018 3 min read

1. Today it's all about Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, the committee that handles antitrust. Hearing starts at 10am. Some thoughts.

2. Google is in serious trouble. The company is thuggish, corrupt, and monopolistic. Its employees are upset. Its programmatic advertising is fraud-ridden and Youtube subsidiary is an extremist factory. It has of late, however, hidden behind Mark Zuckerberg, who is far clumsier.
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AFPFactCheck 🔎

@AFPFactCheck Dec. 11, 2018 1 min read

These two juxtaposed photos were retweeted over 35,000 times with the caption “perspective matters”. Perspective matters, and so do dates and places… because these two photos were taken on two different days in two different places, in Paris 🔍 1/8

Criticism of media coverage is legitimate, but this isn't the best example of it. These photos were taken on 2 different days in 2 separate places… and AFP did not find a single photo combining a scooter on fire and the Arc de Triomphe in the background 2/8
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