Lou Dobbs is not a journalist

He’s a hack. Today’s NYT deconstructs Dobbs’ unique style of “journalism” in today’s blockbuster piece. Concludes NYT reporter David Leonhardt, “Mr. Dobbs has a somewhat flexible relationship with reality.” He’s not a journalist, but he is dangerous.

Sethism of the week

The sooner we view the web as a process, not a place, the quicker we will understand it. It’s two flows. The flow of information and the flow of attention. From a really cool post. It’s hard to describe Web 3.0, but little by little we’re starting to get glimpses.

rachel carson at 100

Nice WaPo profile of one of the giants of the modern environmental movement. Here’s one thing I didnt know. She was a huge inspiration! Because of Silent Spring, I tended to see her as a godmother of the “Cassandra” school of environmental organizing, you know, the “sky is falling” approach that we all know so… Read more

can you be you?

Back to the issue of brand authenticity. Three of the big takeaways from the Ad Age cover story from a week or two ago are: That any attempt to portray your organization in a way that is fundamentally at odds with how you are will backfire. That while it is incredibly important to know what… Read more