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The Friday 10: Edition #10
Musk drama continues, various illiberal liberals being silly, and misc.
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CNN doing CNN things.
Hey, um. Have you guys at CNN taken any time to reflect on how you could possibly spend $300 million on CNN+ and barely get 10,000 subscribers at $6 a pop? Is that not like at least mildly disconcerting to you, or…? I know Girl Scouts who get better numbers in two-month time frames.
“That's why it's hard for them to swallow the news that CNN+ will now disappear at the end of April, just one month after its massively hyped March 29 debut. The short-lived direct-to-consumer service will go down both as one of the most ambitious launches in cable news history—$300 million, a gaggle of marquee talent, marketing out the wazoo—and one of the most stupendously ill-fated.” — Vanity Fair
Also, how insulated do you have to be to think CNN+ would — not could, but would — achieve 29 million “super fans” when the network has lost 56% of its viewers since 2021?
Hey, have you guys heard Elon Musk is a NAZI?
Apparently, Bill Gates has a 500k short on Tesla. Gates and Musk had been planning on doing some philanthropic projects together. But after multiple people at a TED conference told Musk about Gates, who postures himself as something of a climate change warrior and yet is hoping to profit off Tesla’s failure (about as likely as Apple tanking, at this point) even though Tesla has done more than any other company to help accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy, Musk inquired as to whether the rumor was true. (NYT got ahold of the texts somehow.) Not a good look, Billy.
I feel like Musk has a right to be a little peeved. And I'm sorry, but he's a funny dude. Makes every other billionaire seem dry as dust (Bezos and his WaPo, come on).
I love when someone like Mr. Wisdom here, “a consultant who provides anti-racism lectures to institutions," implies a desire to use violence against others despite the fact that there’s a 100% chance he’s never touched a gun (do bare minimum research on the guy, it's dispositive, trust me), let alone fired one, and probably hasn’t been in a physical altercation of any kind since maybe grade school. Mr. Wisdom, if you're reading this (-0.05% chance, admittedly), I invite you to be the first ever guest on the Euphoric Recall Podcast. It'll be fun. We can do a little verbal sparring and I can embarrass you.
(Preference falsification is when people lie about their true opinions and conform to socially acceptable preferences instead. In private they’ll say one thing; in public, they’ll say another.)
Be The Catcher
This is an actual journalist, and those aren’t real guns.
You don’t have to be some kind of gun nut to realize this. Look at the price tags, moron.
Johnny Depp is a funny dude.
Has the #MeToo movement too often been used dishonestly for power, clout, and leverage? Ruins the entire movement's legitimacy.
The desire for absolution among rich white moralizers has reached a new level of desperation.
Our Lord and Savior Tony Fauci
“Equitable Speech.” Sick hair, my dude.
White House Chief of Staff implies that Biden can win re-election with 36% approval.
The Biden Administration knows that the majority of Americans disapprove of what they’re doing, but don't care?
Doesn't sound all that bad to me…
He’s an Annapolis grad but I can't hold it against him.