What The Success of ‘Black Panther’ Says About The American People
A large amount of recent media buzz on the block buster film Black Panther has focussed on the films all black cast and it’s resonation with the black community. This take on the film comes from the conservative side of the political spectrum and focuses its analysis on how the film’s strength comes from some of its underlying political messaging, not from the film’s overtones concerning racial identity.
Breitbart’s readership plunges
In 2016, Breitbart news made a name for itself as the unapologetic voice of the Trump base. But new data, courtesy of Politico magazine, shows a decline in Breitbart readership, a trend which suggests a disillusionment and declining enthusiasm for the divisive ideology powering Breitbart’s media machine.
The Lessons of a School Shooting-in 1853
In the second Politico article of this week's newsletter, we have a very interesting historical piece on how arguments over gun rights and gun control have changed throughout the course of American history. In particular, this piece addresses the case of a school shooting from 1853 in Louisville, Kentucky, concerning the changing views over gun ownership at the time, and the public outcry that followed the tragedy.
I know what Stormy Daniels is going through. I went through it, too.
This heartfelt piece comes from Sydney Leather, one of the women at the heart of the Anthony Weiner scandal. The author details how media-framing of Steffanie Clifford degraded her political testimony, predicated around her status as a porn actress. Leathers, details how media coverage framed Clifford as a scandalous caricature, rather than a real person with an important story to tell.