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Posted inSocial Media

Musk’s free speech claim on Twitter backfires within a week

Reading Time: 3 minutes In April, the richest person in the world made an outrageous offer to buy a popular and complex social media site. What appeared at first to be a disgruntled billionaire throwing a tantrum because he couldn’t tweet what he wanted has somehow snowballed into Elon Musk actually owning Twitter. The self-described “free speech absolutist” believes […]

Posted inFilm/TV

Christian show ‘The Chosen’ vandalizes its own billboards to generate buzz

Reading Time: 4 minutes In an attempt to portray themselves as better than other forms of faith-based media, the producers of a new Christian TV show engaged in the most stereotypically evangelical scheme ever: They depicted themselves as victims of persecution when no such thing was actually happening. The show is The Chosen, which generated plenty of (earned) media […]

Posted inNews

Former Fox News Director John Hanick charged with violating Russia sanctions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Former Fox News producer John Hanick has been charged by prosecutors for violating United States sanctions against a Russian oligarch. Violated Russia sanctions and lied about it to the FBI The Southern District of New York issued a press release on March 3rd announcing the unsealing of charges against Mr. Hanick. According to the release, […]

Posted inCritical thinking

Trend cycles, shmend cycles

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes fortune favors the optimistic. It certainly did for me when one of my posts, “3 ways to combat the ´worst timeline´ blues,” brought out a commenter from a different slice of the political spectrum. In that post, I’d talked about the importance of overcoming our media fatigue, our sense of being dragged into inane […]

Posted inNews

‘I Got 99 Problems But A Vax Ain’t One’

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a true story… “I got 99 problems but a vax ain’t one” weren’t the last words out of anti-vax Hillsong Church member Stephen Harmon. However, he did utter them before coming down with COVID and dying from the virus. The Sun reports: Stephen Harmon lost his battle on July 21 – after posting a […]

Posted inThe Secular

Catholic Churches, Stoned Fish, And A Shaman

Reading Time: 2 minutes Secularism! Comedy! Newsassity! The Disappointed Cat Morning Show starts at 9 am EST and will cover today’s news and crack a few jokes while doing it. We are streaming to YouTube, the Laughing in Disbelief Facebook page, as well as the Atheist Comedy Buritto Facebook group. However, your humble host (that’s me, Dr. Canard, BTW) […]

Posted inNews

The Disappointed Cat Morning Show

Reading Time: < 1 minute Atheism And Progressive Politics! We are covering stories for our community. Here are the stories we’re covering on Weds June 9th at 9 am EST. The pharmacist who ‘intentionally’ destroyed 500 Covid vaccine doses gets three years in prison Burger King takes shot at Chick-Fil-A, will donate money from new chicken sandwich to LGBTQ organization […]

Posted inNews

Florida Dad Throws Baby At Police (Video)

Reading Time: 2 minutes   This sad and bizarre story is from the state of Florida. John Henry James III is the father who attempted to thwart arrest by “overhand throwing” his infant at a police officer. CNN reported the incident A Florida dad threw his infant at a deputy after a high-speed chase, sheriff’s office says: (CNN)A Florida man […]

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