Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

(Screw) the South

A buddy of mine sent me the following link. It contains language unsuitable for those who easily offend, but is an amusing rant none the less. An excerpt follows: Fuck the South. Fuck 'em. We should have let them go when they wanted to leave. But no, we had to kill half a million people […]

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What is a foreign movie now?

A.O. Scott, chief film critic of the NYT, takes a stab at that burning question — one that's admittedly difficult because as he acknowledges, every film is foreign somewhere. While Scott's essay is difficult to sum up, here are the last few paragraphs to summarize where he's coming from. Warning, this is probably  for hardcore film geeks: […]

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Dow-Jones buys a (gasp!) free financial news site!

The NYT is reporting that Dow Jones & Co. is buying CBS MarketWatch.com for $486 million U.S. MarketWatch is a free site, whereas Dow Jones is big into subscription-based services. That's where it gets interesting. Read this excerpt from the story: The acquisition of MarketWatch, a free news site at cbsmarketwatch.com, marks a major strategic shift […]

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Red State, Blue State … Purple State? reconsidered

I have to offer a dissenting opinion on those nifty U.S. election cartograms that I posted on Nov. 10. The threshhold for being considered a true Red/Blue state is a 70 per cent margin of victory. In 1984, a landslide year for Ronald Reagan, he won 58.77 per cent of the vote (source: Dave Leip's […]

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