Tag Archives: stereotypes

High gloss won’t restore the sheen on the warty toad

POLITICAL NEWS: Part 3 (Earlier this week I wrote that the comb-over candidate’s spinmeisters are redoubling their efforts to curb the candidate’s runaway tongue by having him stick to a carefully scripted playbook. Today’s New York Times confirms the prediction. … Continue reading

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Romans, Countrymen & Graduates  

  It’s that time of year again. That time when graduation speeches and career advice flood Tweeterville and broadcast news. If you were queen of the universe, what would you say to the Class of 2016? Work hard? Follow your … Continue reading

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Advertising’s Ubiquity

The word of the day in our propaganda class is ubiquity. Advertising, we learned, is ubiquitous. Borrowed from the Latin, by way of the French, ubique refers to “everywhere.” Students understand advertising completely, offering examples from the logos on football … Continue reading

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Where the state tree is a telephone pole

The state tree is a telephone pole, he joked. Zig Jackson (Mandan) began his story at the beginning: growing up in Fort Berthold, North Dakota. Few trees and a lot of telephone poles in that part of the state, he … Continue reading

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A gathering of minds: Indian style

Our conference in Albuquerque focused on narratives and how they shape meaning. Students and scholars from across the United States and Canada—most of them tribal members—delivered thoughtful presentations about how meanings are created in photographs, cartoons, internet games, news media, … Continue reading

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Journalism: Lies? Truths? Ethics?

Ruling in the Hulk Hogan Case This week we learned that a jury awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million (US) because an online source posted a salacious video of Hogan having sex. The video was posted allegedly without Hogan’s knowledge or … Continue reading

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Oscar’s Platform for Politics  

  DiCaprio’s Plea for Indigenous Acknowledgement Gets Buried Leonardo DiCaprio’s acceptance speech for Best Actor at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony turned into a Rorschach test for viewers: you heard what you wanted to hear. After thanking The Revenant team, DiCaprio … Continue reading

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Clooney’ s cash cow

Still: it’s about the money Amsterdam still has the feel of a sweet, old city. Nice, when you consider the commercial ubiquity of traveling to foreign lands. If you travel to Rome you can chomp chicken at KFC and if … Continue reading

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Does Trump Coverage Matter?

Are you following national politics? Then I invite you to think about the news coverage of Donald Trump from 2 perspectives. First: think of your gut feelings. Second, think of the empirical evidence. Ready? Let’s begin. Trump receives a boatload … Continue reading

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Let me do that for you

Cognitive effort and auto-pilot Psychologists have long observed that muggles like us shift into auto-pilot to save cognitive effort. We’re all cognitive misers. But sometimes it’s a good idea to break habits. For example, I look for teaching moments throughout … Continue reading

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