Psychoanalyzing the cancel culture panic.
“Pay your writers!” the kids chanted as Zaslav stood at the podium,"
KIDS are doing this...
When 'kids' are are savvy and plugged in enough to be aware of the machinations of a Writers Guild Strike, there is hope for the future...These guys did their research!
One again, so good. That's right - they just want love? I still don't know why billionares keep having to make money, why they don't just stop or give it away or something or pay their taxes at least? Bye to Mr. Brown.
Pres. Brown's piece was disappointing on many levels. It is inane to think students could cancel a man who runs one of the largest media conglomerates in the world & was literally on a stage with a microphone being broadcast onto a jumbotron. Also, this event took place in Boston, site of one of the most important protests in this county's history, the Boston Tea Party. But most disappointing is the fact that the alum who BU is most proud of is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who from a jail cell lamented the stumbling block of "the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action.'" Personally I think Dr. King would have been proud of & joined this year's BU graduates.
in 2018, a boston university prof (who was a fan of gawker i guess?) invited me to talk to his journalism class about ‘the future of media.’
the 30 or so students forced to listen to me could barely stay awake -- until i did an impression mocking mark zuckerberg, which they correctly recognized as the only part worth their time and attention. which is to say: the kids are alright.
Perfectly said as always. Popehat's take was a fun read as well, although he had a shocking number of people in the comments decrying cancel culture and the end of civilization as we know it...
Get fucked, billionaires.
Had to read this twice. Brilliant. I’ve always thought that when wealthy people owned everything the only thing left were people’s minds and bodies. That’s really all it is. Can you imagine the high fiving in their hidden circle of “friends” (because they don’t have friends, just competition)?
Makes me feel really good that I get people’s admiration on and off the internet for free. No posturing necessary. Take that, you rat bastards.
I am a dumbshit in academia but really...how can people not get it? I ask myself this every day. I will never forget the time another academic told me to read Anne Applebaum's book & she listed one of the great dangers of our age as cancel culture. We DON'T but it's weird that we are so stupid. However, I do have one retired professor friend who went to BU that day to be part of the protest--so yay I guess?
After reading your column and comments below, it must be fun being the tallest in a very shallow intellectual pool! Perhaps, add some water.
appallingly coarse and deliberately abusive” “obscenities” aimed at Zaslav from students who were “attempting to implement the cancel culture”
For 500 million bucks you can cancel culture me ALL DAY LONG...BTW, I'll be on my private island ENJOYING my booty instead of using it to hurt people because they don't acquiesce to my demands for love and admiration
Pathetic. An article that glorifies a mob and mob mentality. The hyenas taking down the lion, simply because they like the sound of their own voices and the feel of their self-righteous behavior.
The author's belief that it is terrible to be middle-aged and successful, are the jealous whines one expects from those projecting ignorance in lieu of accomplishment.
If there's someone better than HamNo at explaining class/power dynamics in this country with sentences so simple as to make it all seem self-evident to the point where you wonder what dummy would ever try to argue the other side of things, well, I'd like to see that
This article reminds me (in theme) of the article that first got me hooked on Mr Nolan