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Jan 23
1

I didn’t engage with the original article indeed. I’m only reacting to the reactions to Maxleresistant’s post. Where I didn’t see any ambiguity. The context didn’t allow “To me it’s the exact same thing as Gina Carano, I just don’t give a crap about what famous people do or think” to be interpreted as “there’s no Read more

Jan 23
3

Well, silencing conservative discourses beyond a certain threshold of toxicity and misinformation is actually legitimate (some discourses and worldviews have to be eradicated from the public space that otherwise legitimizes them, because words, ideas and beliefs have very practical consequences). And again, there’s Read more

Jan 23
2

Okay, because of the kneejerk crowd flocking on that comment, I have to state explicitly that I agree with you. And I’m not really addressing you, here, but the crowd in question :  Read more

Jan 22
6

Parks and Rec (after the first season) was absolutely an optimistic spin on local government. 

Jan 21
29

Nice to see a good news story, but also shows how much of a difference proper MH support and substance abuse treatment makes for people’s lives. Probably way cheaper than cycling them in and out of jail too.

Jan 21
5

Also, because journalists have such large platforms, they have the capability to affect stock price to their advantage. This, I think, has more potential to affect reporting than anything related to flights/lodging/food at press trips. (Though again, I maintain that even that is a suboptimal arrangement).

Jan 21
16

Per my previous comment, I do not find wining and dining “perfectly acceptable.” It’s an unfortunate side of this industry, and I wish we had a huge budget that allowed us to pay for it all on our own. With that said, there is a difference between this and buying stocks:

When journalists allow an automaker to fly them Read more

Jan 21
5

I’m gay and I lived in fear of my own government everyday for the past 4 years after pretty much being able to tune out the previous 8. Read more

Jan 20
31

This is false. I have not ever, nor will I ever, write a story at the behest of an advertiser. I write what I want to write.

There is a wall between our ad team and our editorial team,  which is good, because Jalopnik writes with its readers in mind, and never with advertisers in mind.

Jan 20
19

I wonder what is going on internally at Jalopnik that attracts such excellent writers/enables such excellent writing. As a reader, I fell respected by both you and by Jalopnik that you got meta regarding the norms of journalistic ethics suddenly applying to a class of professionals who may not think of themselves as Read more

Jan 20
4

What about it? That is not a direct investment that one has the ability to adjust on a whim like a stock purchase. In fact, the vast majority of 401k and index fund investors would very likely struggle to tell you even 10% of the investments made in such a portfolio without actually looking.

Jan 20
31

Yes, it is a strict policy at Jalopnik, and at any established media outlet.

Jan 20
5

The truth is a bit more nuanced. Munro also sells these teardowns and informational work (plus services on how they can do the same for their own company!) to other people in the automotive sphere. It's a significant source of inside information regardless of their PR reach and it is a huge conflict of interest for Read more

Jan 20
77

Munro having stock in a car company whose image he shapes (whether he realizes it or not) is something I felt we should discuss, especially since Jalopnik plans to continue to cover Munro’s findings. 

Jan 20
21

Don’t care too much about the Tesla, but great job on the journalistic side and following up with both parties. When put on the spot about the comments it was interesting to see Niedermeyer clarify his position.

Jan 19
10

Same for same, a base Taycan is a better car than a base Model S. That’s just a fact. 

Jan 19
2

If The Phantom Menace taught us anything, it’s that the dramatic possibilities of congressional trade disputes are endless.