Posted inFilm/TV

Candace Cameron Bure’s ‘traditional marriage’ movies are doomed to fail

Reading Time: 5 minutes Candace Cameron Bure, the actress best known for her role in Full House (and, more recently, Fuller House), is leaving her cushy gigs with the Hallmark Channel for a “more sweeping role” at a conservative alternative called Great American Family, where “traditional marriage” will take center stage. She told the Wall Street Journal that the […]

Posted inReligion

‘He Gets Us’ can’t possibly clean up Christians’ tainted brand

Reading Time: 11 minutes Recent stories indicate that the evangelical-backed He Gets Us campaign is still going strong. But the evangelicals responding to it have missed an important point that destroys whatever goodwill they might be fostering through their endless billboards and carefully-placed ads: their god does not have a brand, but his followers certainly do—and this tragically misguided […]

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 inSocial Media

The bizarre history of the ‘Norm of the North’ Twitter account

Reading Time: 2 minutes Corporate twitter handles are usually grotesque, cringey mouthpieces that try to pass off unfettered capitalism as “companies are people just like you.” Whether it’s KFC tweeting that it’s “Morbin’ Time!” or Greyhound tweeting “Spoiler Alert: The Best Seat is Every Seat” between responding to furious customers asking why rain is coming through the roof of […]

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