Intimidation by litigation. That is how SLAPP works. Each was the subject of litigation designed to silence media. It isn't that hard to see.
It’s not the Fitzgeralds, but try Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries? 1920's Melbourne that, admittedly, is about crime, but very few (if any?) gangster plotlines.
Starred. I need friends. Badly. Sadly?
Pictured: The Safety Dance
I have a lot more regard for Bill Simmons than most Deadspin contributors, and not just in the grudging “he’s a good judge of talent, I guess, seems like a nice boss maybe” kind of way. But neither of his current projects are interesting to me, and I’m content to get the Ringer’s newsletter and click on a link once in… Read more
That we all have an inner 5 year old is why Michael Bay has a career.
1/2 credit for acknowledging the Civil War was about slavery.
This is a really excellent post, and my comment is largely tangential, but I thought it was worth discussing - would you count WW2 as having an impact on civil liberties? I don’t think it’s crazy to say that, if the US didn’t become involved in WW2, the Axis potentially wins and either becomes an imminent existential… Read more
I wish I could star this a billion times.
This isn’t about the military. The military did not “give us” our rights. There were only two wars in American history that had any impact at all on the civil liberties of Americans: The Revolution and Civil Wars. Read more
There I was, the black grandson of a slave, the son of a black sharecropper, part of a historic occasion, a symbolic hero to my people. The air was sparkling. The sunlight was warm. The band struck up the national anthem. The flag billowed in the wind. It should have been a glorious moment for me as the stirring words… Read more
But... Kaepernick actually supports veterans, and says their fight for what the flag represents is in vain if what happens back at home continues to look and feel like unfairly meted “justice”: Read more