Links and Notes - Thu, Feb 13, 2020

10:40 p.m.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 13, 2020 9:52 pm EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 22 F
Humidity : 68%
Wind Speed : NW 10 mph
Barometer : 30.21 in
Dewpoint: 13 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 11 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 13, 2020 9:53 pm EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 22 F
Humidity : 68%
Wind Speed : NNW 14 mph
Barometer : 30.22 in
Dewpoint: 13 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 9 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 13, 2020 10:16 pm EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 19 F
Humidity : 74%
Wind Speed : NNW 9 mph
Barometer : 30.23 in
Dewpoint: 12 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 8 F

Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Feb 13, 2020 9:40 pm

Tonight: A slight chance of snow showers before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Mostly sunny during the morning, then cloudy during the afternoon, with a high near 21. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Light south wind.

Saturday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 33. South wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Washington's Birthday: A chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night: Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday: Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 25.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.

11:39 a.m.

Barney and I walked for at least 35 minutes this morning while light snow fell. Our total snow accumulation since the snow began early last evening equaled 1.25 inches, and that depends upon where the snow was measured. Less snow accumulated on sidewalks.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 13, 2020 10:52 am EST
Weather : Light Snow Fog/Mist
Temperature : 33 F
Humidity : 85%
Wind Speed : SW 7 mph
Barometer : 29.85 in
Dewpoint: 29 F
Visibility : 2.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 27 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 13, 2020 10:53 am EST
Weather : Light Snow Fog/Mist
Temperature : 32 F
Humidity : 92%
Wind Speed : WSW 8 mph
Barometer : 29.86 in
Dewpoint: 30 F
Visibility : 1.50 statute miles
Wind Chill : 25 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 13, 2020 10:55 am EST
Weather : Light Snow
Temperature : 32 F
Humidity : 92%
Wind Speed : WSW 5 mph
Barometer : 29.85 in
Dewpoint: 30 F
Visibility : 2.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 27 F

Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Feb 13, 2020 8:54 am

Today: Snow showers likely, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 25 by 5pm. West wind 7 to 14 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tonight: A chance of snow showers before 7pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night: A chance of rain or freezing rain before 9pm, then a chance of rain showers between 9pm and 5am, then a slight chance of rain or freezing rain after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Washington's Birthday: A chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32.

area forecast discussion
national weather service cleveland oh
703 am est thu feb 13 2020

low pressure over the lower ohio valley will continue to move
northeast to the new england coast today. a separate cold front is
expected to move southeast across the area later this afternoon and
into the evening. arctic high pressure from the northern great
plains region builds in on friday and friday night before moving off
to the east on saturday. a cold front associated with a low over
southern ontario/quebec moves across the area on sunday.


.near term /through friday/...
added additional freezing rain for this morning as it seems to
be holding on a little bit longer than initially expected. also
increased/adjusted pops for this afternoon to better time out
the best potential for snow squalls this afternoon.

original discussion...
low pressure over the ohio valley will continue to move
northeast to the new england coast today. the bulk of the
precipitation associated with that system has exited the region.
currently, a dry slot at 500mb has placed itself over the
forecast area, with some low-level moisture and lift producing
patchy areas of freezing drizzle/rain. a mid-level trough is
expected to force another round of snow, currently over indiana
and michigan as observed on radar, west to east early this
morning. this round won`t be as heavy nor produce as much snow
as last night, but it will still impact the morning commute
today. an additional 1 to locally 2 inches of snow through the
morning is possible, with higher amounts most likely across
northwest and central ohio. due to the patchy freezing rain and
additional snow accumulations, we allowed the winter weather
advisory to continue through this morning.

later this afternoon, a large-scale upper-level trough swings
down across the great lakes region. as a result, an arctic cold
front is expected to move southeast across the area between 18
utc thursday and 03 utc friday. model guidance are suggesting a
strong potential for snow squalls along this frontal boundary.
a pressure change couplet with the front, sbcape between 50-100
j/kg, strong 925 mb frontogenesis, snow squall parameter up to
4, and rapidly decreasing temperatures behind the front are all
very favorable for snow squalls this afternoon. though typically
only producing an inch of snow at most, snow squalls can cause
high impacts to the traveling public as they can produce brief
hazardous conditions with heavy snow, gusty winds and rapidly
dropping temperatures. total snow accumulations thursday
afternoon expected to be around 1 inch except downstream lake
erie where snow amounts could be lake-enhanced to two inches.

lake effect snow expected to develop following the passage of
the arctic front. with a very cold airmass aloft and synoptic
lift, lake effect snow bands expected to form in northwest flow,
affecting the primary and secondary snowbelts friday night.
there are a lot of variables working for us, including synoptic
scale lift/enhancement, moderate lake-induced cape, a very cold
airmass, and lift/bands well into the dendritic growth zone. the
big things working against us for significant snowfall is that
lake effect bands will be rather shallow (6,000-7,000 feet at
its peak) and the synoptic environment will be fairly dry. there
is some uncertainty in snow totals and exact locations of
highest impacts but additional headlines may be needed for this
lake effect snow after the current winter weather advisory
expires. right now, we are anticipating an additional 2-4" of
snow for cuyahoga, lake, geauga, and ashtabula counties, and
4-6" of snow across erie, pa county.

in addition to the precipitation, very cold air invades the
region starting tonight and all through the day friday. low
temperatures tonight expected to dip down into the teens and
single digits with wind chills down below zero at times. with
continued cold air advection during the day friday, high
temperatures only expected to reach into the upper teens, maybe
touching 20 degrees at some places.


.short term /friday night through sunday night/...
a large area of high pressure will be overhead at the start of the
short term but will tend to shift east of the area by saturday
morning. this will make for a tricky minimum temperature forecast
for friday night as temperatures drop quickly during the evening
with mostly clear skies and light winds before holding steady or
possibly climbing late as southerly warm advection develops. most
locations are expected to reach the single digits before starting
to recover and nw pa may even approach zero.

shortwave ridging aloft quickly shifts east of the area on saturday
as the next trough approach the upper great lakes. surface low
pressure will move across northern ontario towards hudson bay on
saturday with fairly strong warm advection developing ahead of it.
temperatures at 850mb are expected to recover by about 17c in a 24
hour window and this will be noticeable as most locations climb above
freezing again by late saturday with partly to mostly sunny skies
during the morning. there will be a low chance of showers as a weak
cold front follows on saturday night. precipitation will be spotty
if it develops at all but may lack sufficient ice in the cloud and
could fall as rain/freezing rain with temperatures near the freezing
mark. chances of precipitation should diminish quickly from west to
east on sunday with temperatures creeping back up above normal into
the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.


.long term /monday through wednesday/...
southwest flow and warm advection ramp up further on monday as a
warn front lifts north of the area ahead of low pressure tracking
northeast out of the plains across the central great lakes. raised
temperatures in the monday through tuesday window as long range
models show 925mb temperatures reaching 8-10c at 925mb. showers and
cloud cover may have somewhat of a limiting effect on temperatures
but expect many areas to reach or surpass 50 degrees. a strong cold
front will follow on tuesday night and can expect to see any
lingering showers switch back over to snow tuesday night into


.aviation /12z thursday through monday/...
light snow showers with patchy freezing drizzle moving across
the area this morning. visibilities with snow generally between
1 and 3 miles. mixed bags of ceilings being observed across the
area but mostly ifr or lower expected through the morning.
generally expecting a slow improvement in ceilings this
afternoon. an arctic cold front will move southeast across the
area this afternoon between 18 utc thu and 01 utc fri with lake
enhancement bringing scattered snow showers, some of which may
be briefly intense snow squalls. tried to time out the best
chance for snow squalls with tempo 1/2sm for higher confidence
and tempo 3/4sm for lower confidence. sustained west to
northwest winds of around 10 knots with gusts up to 20 knots
possible as the front crosses terminals this afternoon.
scattered lake effect snow showers develop tonight and continue
through the end of the taf period, mainly impacting keri and
kcle with possible impacts at kcak and kyng.

.outlook...non-vfr possible at times saturday night and sunday with
mixed precipitation. non-vfr possible again on monday with rain.


low pressure over wester pennsylvania this morning will track
northeast and move off the new england coast this afternoon. a cold
front will settle south across lake erie this evening with northwest
winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots and waves building to 3 to 5 feet
on the central portion of lake erie. an arctic airmass arrives
behind this front and have included freezing spray in the forecast
where the higher waves are focused overnight.

conditions will improve quickly on friday as a large area of high
pressure builds east across the great lakes region. the high will
shift to the east on saturday with southerly winds increasing to 15
to 25 knots ahead of the next low pressure system that will pass
north of the lakes. winds may approach small craft criteria although
the offshore flow will help keep the larger waves on the outer
fringes of the nearshore waters. conditions will improve again late
sunday into monday as the next area of high pressure builds east
across the lake.


.cle watches/warnings/advisories...
oh...winter weather advisory until 10 am est this morning for
pa...winter weather advisory until 10 am est this morning for
marine...small craft advisory from 5 pm this afternoon to 4 am est
friday for lez146>148.


near term...saunders
short term...kec
long term...kec

hazardous weather outlook
national weather service cleveland oh
519 am est thu feb 13 2020

519 am est thu feb 13 2020

...winter weather advisory in effect until 10 am est this morning...

this hazardous weather outlook is for north central ohio, northeast
ohio and northwest ohio.

.day and tonight.

please listen to noaa weather radio or go to on the
internet for more information about the following hazards.

winter weather advisory.

snow squalls are possible this afternoon and evening as an arctic
front moves southeast across the area. affected locations could see
rapidly changing weather and road conditions with brief heavy snow
and gusty winds. a quick snow accumulation up to 1 to 2 inches is

.days two through seven...friday through wednesday.

hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.spotter information statement...

spotter activation is not expected at this time.


McClatchy files for bankruptcy, ending family control; it hopes to shed much of its pension obligations and eliminate ~60% of its debt

Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab: McClatchy files for bankruptcy, likely ending 163 years of family control and setting …
Washington Post: Newspaper giant McClatchy files for bankruptcy, hobbled by debt and declining print revenue
Katie Robertson / New York Times: McClatchy, Major Local News Publisher, Files for Bankruptcy
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: McClatchy, which operates 30 newsrooms in 14 states, including the Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, and Kansas City Star, has filed for bankruptcy: ...
American Press Institute: Need to Know: Feb. 13, 2020 — OFF THE TOP — You might …
Chris Isidore / CNN: Newspaper chain McClatchy files for bankruptcy
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: @emilybell McClatchy's fall began a helluva long time before Zuckerberg was shaving.
Melynda Fuller / MediaPost: McClatchy Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Focuses On A Digital Future
Ren LaForme / Poynter: McClatchy files for bankruptcy
McClatchy Co: McClatchy Commences Voluntary Chapter 11, While Soliciting Support for Plan of Reorganization
Rashaan Ayesh / Axios: Local publishing giant McClatchy files for bankruptcy
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap: McClatchy, Owner of Miami Herald and Sacramento Bee, Files for Bankruptcy
Nathan Bomey / USA Today: Newspaper chain McClatchy files Chapter 11 bankruptcy after pension woes, print declines
Nathalie Graham / The Stranger: Slog AM: More Bad News For Local Media, Hope Hicks Returns to White House, Golden Retriever Copes
Katie Phang / @katiephang: ➡️ NOTE: The filing for bankruptcy by McClatchy includes the California-based @FresnoBee, which is defending itself against litigation brought by @DevinNunes in Virginia. Now, Nunes' case against the Fresno Bee is automatically stayed. Just more good news for Nunes.
Matt Shipman / @shiplives: When I moved to NC, the News & Observer was a prosperous paper with a bustling newsroom. It is now down to a skeleton crew of reporters. It is the paper of record for the state's capital. Journalism is what makes representative government work. This state of affairs is tragic.
Steve Herman / @w7voa: “While this is obviously a sad milestone after 163 years of family control, McClatchy remains a strong operating company and committed to essential local news and information,” said Kevin McClatchy, chairman of the company.
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: McClatchy bankruptcy not at all a surprise, given debt & pension obligations. Cash was gone. @cforman one of the smartest news CEOs there is. Hope he can keep his debt, thus equity, out of the clutches of Alden, et al. We shall see.
Eliza Ronalds-Hannon / Bloomberg Law: McClatchy Company, Newspaper Publisher, Files for Bankruptcy
Vicki Ringer / @vickiringer: Could have a big impact on SC newspapers. @thestate @islandpacket @TheSunNews @beaufortgazette @RHHerald all owned by McClatchy. @theobserver and @newsobserver - NC's largest newspapers also McClatchy. We need more journalists and journalism in SC, not less.
@ivanthek: Yes, of course...distressed debt creditors, long-known for their commitment to promoting and preserving independent journalism. 🤔
Michael Gold / @migold: “creditors who have expressed support for independent journalism”
Melanie Sill / @melaniesill: Sending support and encouragement to all the good people in McClatchy newsrooms and beyond, including NC's @newsobserver @heraldsun @theobserver, who will keep doing their jobs and producing good journalism today as they have through many difficult spells.
@facttank: The total estimated advertising revenue for the newspaper industry in 2018 was $14.3 billion. This is down 13% from 2017.
Emily C. Singer / @cahnemily: Another hedge fund owned media organization. What could go wrong?
Andria Krewson / @underoak: Not so long ago, the pension fund assets were deemed at a safe level. Pricing and UI for speeding conversion to digital subs, though, was woeful.
David Brauer / @dbrauer: Dumps its pensions on the federal government; McClatchy used to own the Strib - how many local journalists affected?
Robert Baird / @rj_baird: After 162 years and 50 Pulitzer prizes, the McClatchy family newspaper empire has filed for bankruptcy, reports @mediagazer ...
Nasdaq: McClatchy Files For Bankruptcy
@pewresearch: The number of people employed in U.S. newspaper newsrooms fell 47% between 2008 and 2018. More key facts about U.S. newsrooms here: ...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: McClatchy files for bankruptcy, which it says will allow it to shed its pension obligations. If the court accepts the plan, the new owners would be led by hedge fund Chatham Asset Management ...
Dan Kennedy / @dankennedy_nu: It's a shame that McClatchy can't just disappear, freeing the newspapers. Some of them could be bought by committed local owners. The @PhillyInquirer, which just missed becoming a McClatchy paper, is doing better than any of them.

oligarch buying a nomination and an election.

The Bloomberg campaign is working with Meme 2020, whose lead strategist is the CEO of Jerry Media, to create sponsored posts on influential Instagram accounts

Jesselyn Cook / @jessreports: A bunch of the biggest meme accounts on Instagram just shared posts that claim to be sponsored by @MikeBloomberg
Paul Blest / VICE: Mike Bloomberg Is Paying Fuck Jerry Now
Axios: Bloomberg embraces Meme 2020, a new ad campaign
Reid McCarter / The A.V. Club: Of course the Fuck Jerry guys are involved in Mike Bloomberg's meme campaign
Taylor Lorenz / @taylorlorenz: The Fat Jew has weighed in, said he was approached by Meme 2020/Bloomberg but that he declined citing Bloomberg's stop and frisk policies. “This dystopian black mirror simulation is too much,” he says
Tal Axelrod / The Hill: Bloomberg campaign teams up with ‘Meme 2020’ to flood Instagram with sponsored content
David Ingram / NBC News: Bloomberg spends big to challenge Trump on his home court: Facebook
Mix / The Next Web: ‘Cool candidate’ Mike Bloomberg begs for your vote with Instagram memes
@nbcpolitics: Michael Bloomberg has spent on average more than $1,000,000 a day on Facebook ads during the past two weeks, easily outpacing the Trump campaign, according to data compiled by @NBCNews.
Rani Molla / @ranimolla: The most 2020 thing about sponsored memes is that they're labeled as ads and people don't believe it via @NYTimes by ⁦@TaylorLorenz⁩
@leedevito: This is a bizarre campaign because 1) it is hard to tell if it is real or not and 2) it portrays Bloomberg as an out of touch billionaire who can buy his way into elections (which is true)
Jesselyn Cook / @jessreports:
Josh Kadden / @joshkadden: “Together, the collective has an audience of more than 60 million followers.”
Kevin Slane / @kslane: “I don't care that the memes are stolen, I just want to be entertained” “I don't follow politics, but a guy who is spending a billion dollars of his own money to beat Trump sounds good to me.”
Jesselyn Cook / @jessreports: ok i'm done
@derektmead: Easy to feel silly worrying about the sanctity of meme accounts, but not treating the internet as real life means there really isn't much critical assessment of billionaires dominating communities with slapdash propaganda whenever they like
Jesselyn Cook / @jessreports: ...
Rachel Holliday Smith / @rachelholliday: please give it up for our 2020 memelord ,, , [checks notes] michael bloomberg
Vivek Prabhu / @vivekprabhu1: Take note. This is the type of modern campaign firepower required for the general election, regardless of who gets the nom. #2020
Dirt Prince / @pant_leg: it's so crazy watching other campaigns try to speak to young people!!! and it's always the same try hard hello fello teens shit we want policies bitch we have enough memes
Taylor Lorenz / @taylorlorenz: @MikeBloomberg @GeorgeResch In addition to his influencer marketing, Bloomberg is also spending aggressively on Facebook ads.
Peter Weber / The Week: South Sudan, Chinese oil interests buried 4 reports of deadly, disfiguring toxic oil contamination, AP reports
Adam H. Johnson / @adamjohnsonnyc: Hey as long as it's not “foreign” influence i guess. Multibillionaires running massive influence operations on social media and TV is perfectly fine because they're not Official Foreign Enemies.
Anil Dash / @anildash: All of this spending could go to fighting voter disenfranchisement in swing states.
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Mike Bloomberg launches zany meme campaign
Ben Collins / @oneunderscore__: Good, understated points here: ⁠—Bloomberg might be physically pushing Trump off of the top of newsfeeds where he would otherwise be ⁠—A billionaire and a president with a seemingly infinite warchest outbidding each other will price everyone else out
Tim Marcin / Mashable: Bloomberg is running his campaign's Twitter like a brand, and it's not landing
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Analysis: right-leaning news outlets placed 227 cookies on average vs. 131 for left-leaning sites, based on partisan outlets among the 10K most popular sites

131 cookies is still 131 too many. All such sites are garbage. This is why web readers should block as much crap as possible.

hilarious media whining for the day:

Interview with's new editor Stuart Emmrich about his vision for it, taking up the job because it's digital, how he never used a CMS before, and more

Maybe all CMSes in the media industry are garbage.

Maya Kosoff / @mekosoff: i'm short-circuiting ...
Kim Janssen / @kimjnews: Everyone here is talking about this and I love it so much ...
Sara Luterman / @slooterman: I've been applying for staff positions at news outlets for over a year at this point, and this dude who doesn't even know how to do the most basic things is editor of Vogue Dot Com.
Carolina A. Miranda / @cmonstah: “Not recycling ideas, but adapting things I'd done for The New York Times.” First rule of being a writer in L.A.: If you're recycling New York, you are doing it wrong. ...
Charlie Lindlar / @charlielindlar: Shot: new Vogue digital ed has barely used a CMS and got offered the job from being in same party circuit as Anna Wintour ... Chaser: Wacky, problematic AI filtering software is making low-end job applications a hellish time-sink
Caitlin McGarry / @caitlin_mcgarry: It's truly wild that a man can get a job running a giant website without the fundamental skills required of that role, solely because he knows someone. What a life! ...
Andrea Chang / @byandreachang: Pretty sure (and by that I mean 100% positive) that the decision to turn @latimesfood into a standalone section was made by @pfmpfmpfm @kyoshino @NPearlstine and @DrPatSoonShiong months before @StuartEmmrich was hired. �� ...
Stephanie Boland / @stephanieboland: There's a lot in this, but a thing I think about increasingly is what the relationship is between digital as a tool and digital as a specialism
Kimberly Nicole Foster / @kimberlynfoster: Conde Nast makes so many unforced errors. ...
@genepark: how can anyone get a job spearheading without ever having used a CMS. how has anyone in the news business stayed employed for this long without ever using a CMS
Caryn Rose / @carynrose: this doesn't sound that different than new CEOs or editors of publications I have worked for in the past (ask me about the ppl who had never built a website before / worked in retail / who didn't understand why it wouldn't be done “in two weeks")
Gerrick D. Kennedy / @gerrickkennedy: Holy crap. This interview is the definition of what failing upward looks like. Couldn't find writers in LA? Lmao. Went from NYT to LAT and never used CMS? ...
Jules Darmanin / @julesdrmnn: the news assistant getting this dude cold press juices most likely taught herself CSS to build a nice-looking fashion blog in junior high
Michelle L. Dozois / @michelledozois: “I wanted local writers, and I wasn't finding a lot initially, so I did something incredibly stupid in retrospect—I went on Twitter.” ...
Mic Wright / @brokenbottleboy: Good news: you don't need to have used a CMS before to edit Vogue dot com. Bad news: you do need to know Anna Wintour ...
John Jannuzzi / @johnjannuzzi: I haven't stopped thinking about this part for 24 hours.
Meredith Haggerty / @manymanywords: “'Why did our traffic drop? Was it because we were talking back and forth?” I said, “Oh, I don't think so. I'm sure it wasn't a problem!” Then I found out that was the reason." I love this so much I could cry. ...
Sarah Conley / @imsarahconley: May we all have the confidence of yet another mediocre white man ...
Claire Boston / @claireeboston: Between this and the Dan Peres/Conde Nast story I am about to explode
Stephanie Lulay / @slulay2: What sold you on this particular role? “That it was a digital job....” Had you used a CMS before [getting hired as AME at L.A. Times in Dec. 2018]? “No. It was great....”
David Zhou / @dz: godspeed to the new Editor of who: - only recently realized digital is diff from print - had a eureka moment because it was “there aren't a lot of newsstands” - joined because it was “digital” - never used a CMS ...
Scott Lucas / @scottlucas: good morning to all the women and men at vogue dot com working to keep their site going under this corpse of an editor and no one else ...
Meghan / @faintlyamused: Vogue hiring an old white guy who has never used a CMS before to reinvent their website is the most Vogue thing of all time. I can't even. ...
@josephstash: You love to see guys who haven't used a CMS before given the reigns to digital strategy in big brands: ...
Holden Page / @holdenthepage: Well. I feel a lot better about my editor skills today. It's difficult to comprehend an editor being hired at Vogue just discovering how a CMS works? But ok. Why not.
Silvia Killingsworth / @silviakillings: I just... what? ...
Doree Shafrir / @doree: the interviewer does a truly masterful job at letting him hang himself and I don't even think he remotely realized it
Tyler McCall / @eiffeltyler: I still do not understand this hire and this interview only reinforces my confusion: ...
Jake Swearingen / @jakeswearingen: if guy running the website i worked at gave an interview where he's like “i'd never used an CMS before, whee!” i would have to scream into a roll of toilet paper in the bathroom for a while ...
Damon Beres / @dlberes:'s new editor promises “more coverage on climate change” I'll be interested to see if this includes reporting on the planned obsolescence of luxury styles, the waste of fast fashion, etc. Brand-aligned coverage could be meaningful! ...
Anne Helen Petersen / @annehelen: god this is embarrassing ...
Maxwell / @maxwellstrachan: this guy is going to lose his fucking mind when he finds out about social headlines
Margarita Noriega / @margarita: I have a saying about CMSes. It's fine if you never use one, that just means you have no right to say what should go on it. ...
Southpaw / @nycsouthpaw: This interviewer is like Syrio Forel. You barely see any effort expended and there's just a pile of bodies on the floor at the end. ...
Kaitlin Phillips / @yoloethics: Boomer job network stronger than ever !! ...
Amy Plitt / @plitter: I don't know what bothers me about this more: that someone who's now a digital director apparently never used a CMS before a year or so ago, or that having people publish 30-40 stories per day is just accepted as normal ...
Diego Sorbara / @dsorbara: He worked 16 years at the NYT. Even if you only do print, you still need to use a CMS to make a newspaper. Technological illiteracy was never acceptable, just sadly abetted (by copy editors ahem) because otherwise the work wouldn't get done. ...
@kerrymflynn: Tfw you've never used a CMS before and now you're running Vogue dot com ...

And most of the above discussion angst came from ... Twitter, of course, the media's favorite cesspool silo.

uh, okay. how is rush's rhetoric advancing society???

Rush Limbaugh: “Mr. Man Donald Trump” will “have fun” with Pete Buttigieg because he kisses his husband

Ladies and gentlemen, the latest winner of the Medal of Freedom, as bestowed by President Trump.

Trump Lashes Out at Mike Bloomberg: ‘Tiny Version of Jeb “Low Energy” Bush’

Radio Sputnik, a propaganda arm of the Russian government, has started broadcasting on three Kansas City, MO, stations; it's been broadcasting in DC since 2017

3 stations in one city??

Roku reports Q4 revenue of $411M, up 49% YoY, net loss of $15.7M down from a profit of $6.8M YoY; active accounts up 4.6M QoQ to 36.9M; stock up 5%+ after hours