Links and Notes - Mon, May 18, 2020

8:01 a.m.

It's an overcast morning. Cle NWS predicts 2 to 3 inches of rainfall between this morning and tomorrow evening. Most of the rain is forecast to fall this afternoon and tonight.

Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 66. East wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
May 18, 2020 7:52 am EDT
Weather : Fog/Mist
Temperature : 57 F
Humidity : 86%
Wind Speed : W 6 mph
Barometer : 29.79 in
Dewpoint: 53 F
Visibility : 5.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
May 18, 2020 7:53 am EDT
Weather : Fog/Mist
Temperature : 56 F
Humidity : 93%
Wind Speed : E 8 mph
Barometer : 29.81 in
Dewpoint: 54 F
Visibility : 6.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
May 18, 2020 7:55 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 53 F
Humidity : 96%
Wind Speed : E 6 mph
Barometer : 29.81 in
Dewpoint: 52 F
Visibility : 7.00 statute miles


lakeshore hazard message
national weather service cleveland oh
409 am edt mon may 18 2020

ohz003-007>009-181615-
/o.con.kcle.ls.w.0007.000000t0000z-200519t2000z/
lucas-ottawa-sandusky-erie-
409 am edt mon may 18 2020

...lakeshore flood warning remains in effect until 4 pm edt
tuesday...

precautionary/preparedness actions...

if travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be
closed. do not drive around barricades or through water of
unknown depth. take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone
property.


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: May 18, 2020 6:47 am

Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 66. East wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 56. East wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday: Showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 62. East wind 14 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. East wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62. East wind 11 to 14 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Friday: A chance of showers after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night: A chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Flood Watch
.Moisture out of the Gulf of Mexico region will overspread the area ahead of a cold front that will move in from the west on Monday. The front will be very slow moving and will likely focus showers and thunderstorms over the same area for an extended period of time. This may result in flooding in the area. ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of north central Ohio and northwest Ohio, including the following counties: Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, and Richland in north central Ohio. In northwest Ohio, Hancock, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood, and Wyandot. * Through Tuesday morning. * Showers and thunderstorms may bring excessive rainfall to the area today and tonight before diminishing on Tuesday. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2.5 inches are expected in the watch area. Locally heavier totals are possible.
Start: 04:09 AM, Mon, May 18, 2020
End: 04:00 PM, Tue, May 19, 2020


area forecast discussion
national weather service cleveland oh
636 am edt mon may 18 2020

.synopsis...
low pressure centered near southern lake michigan is accompanied
by a cold front extending southward to northern alabama. also,
a stationary front extends generally southeastward from the low
to southeastern virgina. this low should drift toward middle
tennessee through tuesday and become occluded as the cold front
wraps around the low. a trough accompanying this low will
linger over our area through tuesday. on wednesday and thursday,
high pressure attempts to build over our area from the north
and northeast.

&&

.near term /through tuesday/...
update...
freshened hourly temperatures for the rest of this morning and
adjusted high temperatures upward slightly, especially in
northern oh. observed trends in hourly temperatures have shown a
slight cool bias to our forecast and expect low-level warm air
advection to result in slightly warmer high temperatures than
previously thought. here in the cleveland area, high
temperatures along and near the immediate lakeshore will likely
occur early this afternoon before surface winds shift from
southeasterly toward northeasterly and start blowing off the
relatively-cool lake. of note, spc has most of northern oh
included in a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms today.
however, feel the threat of severe storms is very limited for
the following reasons:

previous discussion...
a surface low centered near southern lake michigan early this
morning is accompanied by a trailing cold front extending
southward to northern al. also, a stationary front extends
generally southeastward from the low to southeastern va. this
low should drift toward middle tn through tuesday and become
occluded as the cold front begins to wrap around the low.
simultaneously, a trough axis extending from the low will linger
over our cwa, with the axis of this trough remaining near the
southern shore of lake erie. farther aloft, the mid- to upper-
level low is expected to migrate from northern il to middle tn
through tuesday. this low pressure systems warm conveyor belt
will continue to undergo isentropic lift over our area while
drawing very moist and unstable air from the gulf of mexico and
southern gulf stream today and tonight. accordingly, multiple
rounds of training showers and thunderstorms are expected over
our cwa today, especially west of i-71, where the surface cold
front turned occluded front should help concentrate convection.
excessive rainfall and flash flooding remain possible
essentially along and west of i-71. the flood watch remains in
effect through late tuesday morning for this area. high
temperatures are expected to reach the upper 60
s to mid 70s,
with the coolest readings along the immediate shore of lake erie
where a northeasterly and cool onshore surface flow will be
prevalent. tonight will be fairly mild and humid, with lows in
the 50
s.

on tuesday, the warm conveyor belt will continue undergoing
isentropic lift and draw moisture from the gulf stream as the
conveyor belt becomes more southeast to northwest-oriented in
response to the aforementioned path of the low pressure system.
simultaneously, the warm conveyor belt and associated moisture
advection will begin to weaken as the occluding low pressure
system becomes vertically-stacked and weakens. accordingly,
rainfall should begin to diminish over our area. the best
potential for additional rainfall on tuesday exists in areas
essentially along and south of a toledo to youngstown line.
tuesday will be cooler with highs only in the lower to mid 60`s.

&&

.short term /tuesday night through thursday night/...
the blocking pattern holds through mid week and the region will
still have some influence from the aforementioned system as it
meanders across the tennessee valley. fortunately it will be more
distant and while chances for showers still exist (mainly across the
southern/southeastern counties) coverage will be less and therefore
less concern for additional flooding problems. the upper low does
begin to retrograde back north thursday and chances for
showers/thunderstorms are slightly higher than wednesday. highs
wednesday will be in the 60s while we climb into the lower 70s away
from the lake on thursday. morning lows will range from the mid 40s
for inland northwest pa to the lower 50s across northwest oh.

&&

.long term /friday through sunday/...
the region will shift toward a more early summer like pattern with
mild temperatures and primarily afternoon shower/thunderstorm
chances. pesky upper low will be exiting in some fashion to the east
friday. some variability in whether it exits more easterly across
kentucky or opens up across oh. for now a blended forecast puts
shower/thunderstorm chances across the area with highs in the
lower/mid 70s. ridging begins to build across the lower ohio valley
for the weekend although the degree that shortwave energy tops that
ridge may bring us the threat for showers/thunderstorms. by sunday
more 80 degree readings will be reached away from the immediate
lakeshore across oh and upper 70 across inland nw pa.

&&

.aviation /12z monday through friday/...
a surface low has been meandering near southern lake michigan
this morning. this low should become occluded with time as it
drifts toward central ky by 12z/tues. simultaneously, a surface
front extending generally eastward from the low to northwest oh
and then southeastward to southwest pa should move little as it
is overtaken by a cold front wrapping around the occluding
surface low. a trough associated with the surface low extends
along the southern shore of lake erie from northwest oh through
northwest pa. this trough should move little through the taf
period. surface winds should trend southeasterly south of the
trough axis near the southern lakeshore, while winds should
trend easterly to northeasterly north of the trough axis.
surface wind speeds should be about 10 to 15 knots, while gusts
up to 20 to 25 knots are possible at times, especially between
14z/mon and 00z/tues.

ceilings will likely vary between vfr and ifr across the region,
with the greatest potential for mvfr to ifr ceilings generally
west of a kcle to kcmh line. repeated rounds of rain showers and
thunderstorms are expected. the most persistent rainfall will
probably occur along and especially west of i-71. brief mvfr to
ifr visibility should accompany heavier rainfall.

outlook...periods of non-vfr possible with showers and/or
thunderstorms tuesday through friday.

&&

.marine...
continued east to east-northeast winds will take place across the
lake today through thursday as system cut off from the main flow
drifts across the ohio and tennessee valleys through the week. by
friday winds will be more light/variable with weak high pressure
overhead. the strongest winds of the week will be today through the
early part of wednesday before relaxing for the remainder of the
week. will extend the small craft advisory for the western basin
another 12 hours into tuesday evening. have also raised a small
craft advisory for the rest of the nearshore waters from this
afternoon into the early morning hours of tuesday. another may be
needed for tuesday afternoon. otherwise conditions will remain
choppy through wednesday. the extended duration east-northeast flow
will keep water levels high and fluctuate several times above/below
thresholds for lakeshore flooding concerns. have not altered the end
time of the lakeshore flood warning just yet. will monitor latest
guidance and see how today plays out before extending that
headline.

&&

.cle watches/warnings/advisories...
oh...flood watch through tuesday morning for ohz003-006>009-017>019-
027>030-036-037-047.
lakeshore flood warning until 4 pm edt tuesday for ohz003-
007>009.
pa...none.
marine...small craft advisory from 3 pm this afternoon to 4 am edt
tuesday for lez146>149.
small craft advisory until 10 pm edt tuesday for lez142>145.

&&

$$
synopsis...jaszka
near term...jaszka
short term...oudeman
long term...oudeman
aviation...jaszka
marine...oudeman


nearshore marine forecast
national weather service cleveland oh
347 am edt mon may 18 2020

for waters within five nautical miles of shore

waves are the significant wave height - the average of the highest
1/3 of the wave spectrum. occasional wave height is the average of
the highest 1/10 of the wave spectrum.

lez142-143-181430-
lake erie nearshore waters from maumee bay to reno beach oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from reno beach to the islands oh-
347 am edt mon may 18 2020

...small craft advisory in effect through tuesday evening...

.today...east winds 15 to 25 knots. showers with a slight chance
of thunderstorms. waves 3 to 5 feet building to 3 to 6 feet.
waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.tonight...east winds 15 to 25 knots. showers with a slight
chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers overnight.
waves 3 to 6 feet. waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.tuesday...east winds 15 to 25 knots. showers likely in the
morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. waves 3 to
6 feet. waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.tuesday night...east winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. a chance of showers. waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to
1 to 3 feet. waves occasionally around 7 feet.

winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for wednesday through friday.

the water temperature off toledo is 53 degrees, off cleveland 50
degrees, and off erie 50 degrees.

$$

lez144-145-181430-
lake erie nearshore waters from the islands to vermilion oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from vermilion to avon point oh-
347 am edt mon may 18 2020

...small craft advisory in effect through tuesday evening...

.today...east winds 15 to 20 knots. a chance of showers with a
slight chance of thunderstorms early, then showers with a slight
chance of thunderstorms from late morning on. waves 3 to 5 feet.
waves occasionally around 6 feet.
.tonight...east winds 15 to 20 knots. showers with a slight
chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely
overnight. waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.tuesday...east winds 15 to 20 knots. a chance of showers. waves
3 to 6 feet. waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.tuesday night...east winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. a chance of showers in the evening. waves 3 to 5 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. waves occasionally around 6 feet.

winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for wednesday through friday.

the water temperature off toledo is 53 degrees, off cleveland 50
degrees, and off erie 50 degrees.

$$

lez146>149-181430-
lake erie nearshore waters from avon point to willowick oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from willowick to geneva-on-
the lake oh-lake erie nearshore waters from geneva-on-the-
lake to conneaut oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from conneaut oh to ripley ny-
347 am edt mon may 18 2020

...small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm edt this afternoon
through late tonight...

.today...east winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast. a chance
of showers through early afternoon, then a slight chance of
showers late. waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 6 feet. waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.tonight...northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming east. a slight
chance of showers. waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.tuesday...east winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast. mostly
cloudy. waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.tuesday night...east winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. mostly cloudy. waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. waves occasionally around 6 feet.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for wednesday through friday.

the water temperature off toledo is 53 degrees, off cleveland 50
degrees, and off erie 50 degrees.


day 1 convective outlook
nws storm prediction center norman ok
1151 pm cdt sun may 17 2020

valid 181200z - 191200z

...there is a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms from ohio into
the southern appalachians...over much of florida...and from central
idaho into montana...

...summary...
isolated strong to severe storms may impact parts of the ohio valley
to the southern appalachians and carolinas vicinity, southern
georgia into much of florida, and a corridor from central idaho
through north-central montana.

...oh to the southern appalachians...
an upper low will drift southeast across il and toward the lower oh
valley today, with cool air aloft overspreading much of ky and tn.
at the surface, a dryline will surge east, extending from in across
central ky and tn and into western al by 00z. east of the dryline
and within the surface trough, a plume of 60s dewpoints will exist,
resulting in 500-1000 j/kg mlcape during the afternoon.

scattered to numerous storms are likely to form within the lengthy
surface trough during the day, with scattered storms, a few severe,
expected. a favored area for a brief tornado will be across eastern
ky, southern oh and eastern tn. here, low-level winds will be
southeasterly, which will result in pockets of effective srh in
excess of 200 m2/s2.

other clusters of storms will form over ga during the afternoon
where heating is strong, spreading northeast into sc and western nc.
locally damaging wind gusts appear most probable here.

...fl...
cool temperatures aloft with -10 to -11 c at 500 mb will lead to
steep lapse rates and mlcape to around 2000 j/kg during the day.
storms should develop with heating and expand in coverage mainly
over the eastern peninsula, with locally severe hail and wind both
possible. wind profiles suggest multicell storms propagating
eastward. other storms may approach the state from the west as
models indicate clusters of storms over the eastern gulf of mexico.

...id into mt...
an upper low will move south into northern ca, with a broad belt of
strong southwesterlies aloft across the great basin and northward
across mt. a front will stretch from northern nv across central id
and into western mt by late afternoon, and this will provide a focus
for storms. good boundary-layer mixing and long hodographs will
favor isolated damaging wind and perhaps hail.

..jewell/moore.. 05/18/2020

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note: the next day 1 outlook is scheduled by 1300z


flood watch
national weather service cleveland oh
333 am edt mon may 18 2020

.moisture out of the gulf of mexico region will overspread the
area ahead of a cold front that will move in from the west on
monday. the front will be very slow moving and will likely focus
showers and thunderstorms over the same area for an extended
period of time. this may result in flooding in the area.

ohz003-006>009-017>019-027>030-036-037-047-182000-
/o.con.kcle.fa.a.0002.200518t0800z-200519t1400z/
/00000.0.er.000000t0000z.000000t0000z.000000t0000z.oo/
lucas-wood-ottawa-sandusky-erie-hancock-seneca-huron-wyandot-
crawford-richland-ashland-marion-morrow-knox-
including the cities of toledo, bowling green, port clinton,
fremont, sandusky, findlay, tiffin, norwalk, upper sandusky,
bucyrus, mansfield, ashland, marion, mount gilead,
and mount vernon
333 am edt mon may 18 2020

...flood watch remains in effect through tuesday morning...

the flood watch continues for

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a flood watch is issued when there is a potential for flooding.
monitor the forecast and remain alert for possible flood
warnings. those in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to
take action should a flood warning be issued or if flooding
develops.

Links

Incessant media whining on display today at Mediagazer.

Great and powerful Sullivan ...

https://mediagazer.com/200518/p13#a200518p13

The media, which never fully reckoned with the mistakes of 2016, is on a course to help Trump turn “Obamagate” into the 2020 version of Clinton's emails

Discussion:
Margaret Sullivan / @sulliview: It's becoming clear that journalists never fully reckoned with the mistakes of 2016 campaign coverage. We know this because they seem poised to repeat them. My column https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Thomas Lin / @7homaslin: Something every political reporter and editor should read. https://twitter.com/...
Samantha Power / @samanthajpower: “In just six days [in 2016], The New York Times ran as many cover stories about Hillary Clinton's emails as they did about all policy issues combined in the 69 days leading up to the election, @CJR⁩ calculated.” ⁦@nytimes⁩ ⁦@washingtonpost⁩ https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Bryan Berghoef / @pubtheologian: The goal of zone-flooding is simple: introduce BS stories into the information bloodstream, sit back while the media feverishly covers them (from all sides), and then exploit the chaos that results from the subsequent fog of disinformation. ~@seanilling https://www.vox.com/...
Mark Copelovitch / @mcopelov: “My critique, to be as clear as possible, is of journalism, not journalists.” This, of course, is why it keeps happening. It allows editors & publishers to keep justifying business as usual. Structural problems only get fixed when powerful individuals make different choices. https://twitter.com/...
Hunter Schwarz / @hunterschwarz: The media at large still hasn't figured out how to cover exaggerated pseudo-scandals https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Dominic Holden / @dominicholden: a journalist who writes genuinely smart media critiques! https://twitter.com/...
Dana Nuccitelli / @dana1981: “And if the ‘document itself does not show any evidence of wrongdoing,’ why the hell are we talking about it? Again, we're talking about it because Trump talked about it and now it's a legitimized ‘story.’” https://twitter.com/...
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: File this under “allowing the zone to be flooded with shit...” https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... “It's becoming clear that journalists never fully reckoned with the mistakes of 2016 campaign coverage. We know this because they seem poised to repeat them.” By @Sulliview
Dan Pfeiffer / @danpfeiffer: It's so horribly familiar because we have failed to learn very much, if anything, about how much attention to give exaggerated pseudo-scandals — which in this case should be nothing at all. https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer: Trump is right: ‘OBAMAGATE’ is ‘the biggest political crime in American history’
Sean Illing / Vox: The fake “Obamagate” scandal shows how Trump hacks the media

that's Sullivan's media which failed to investigate real election rigging, which was the 2015-2016 democrat primary. it was proven to be rigged, but the media chose to ignore who was involved.

when wikileaks dumped the proof that the democrat primary was rigged, the media was more upset about how the emails were leaked, instead of getting upset about the contents of the emails.

except for only one or two people, the national u.s. political press corps are useless hacks. they have refused to accept the results of the 2016 prez election. they promote bogus conspiracies. they wallow in an alternate reality because their party chose a poor candidate before the primary began.


https://mediagazer.com/200517/p5#a200517p5

Ronan Farrow, while producing revelatory reporting, often omits inconvenient details in his stories and at times suggests conspiracies he cannot prove

Another piece of garbage penned by ben smith who fled financially failing buzzfeed for safe haven at the ny times.

Discussion:
Michael Luo / @michaelluo: 1/ THREAD: In his column on @ronanfarrow, @benyt, whom I have respect for, does the same thing he accuses Ronan of—sanding the inconvenient edges off of facts in order to suit the narrative he wants to deliver.
Ronan Farrow / @ronanfarrow: .@michaelluo has pointed out facts that contradict aspects of @benyt's column about my work in The New Yorker. A few additional thoughts:
Delia Cai / Deez Links: All the essential tweets you need re: the Ben / Ronan situation (hereafter known as The 2020 …
Joe Concha / The Hill: Ronan Farrow responds to critical NYT column: ‘I stand by my reporting’
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian: Ronan Farrow: master #MeToo reporter hit by surprise New York Times takedown
Tom Jones / Poynter: Ben Smith's takedown of Ronan Farrow: Fair or foul?
Newser: This Time, Ronan Farrow Is the Subject of Scrutiny
Ronan Farrow / @ronanfarrow: I stand by my reporting.
KJ Edelman / Mediaite: ‘I Stand By My Reporting’: Ronan Farrow Defends Himself After NY Times Deep Dive Audits His Work
New York Post: Unmasking the unmaskers and other commentary
Bill Grueskin / @bgrueskin: “Shakiness at its foundation” @benyt delves into some of Ronan Farrow's best-known scoops, and often finds uncorroborated claims based on thin sourcing https://www.nytimes.com/...
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap: Ronan Farrow Responds to Searing NY Times Piece: ‘I Stand by My Reporting’
Brett Pransky / @brettpransky: I think the better question is “What does Ronan have, and why does the Times want to get out in front of it?” https://twitter.com/...
Ashley Feinberg / @ashleyfeinberg: i dunno, there sure is a lot of throat-clearing and implication without actually saying the thing for someone who's trying to ding farrow for doing just that https://www.nytimes.com/...
EJ Dickson / Rolling Stone: The Ronan Farrow Takedown in ‘The New York Times,’ Explained
Mark Byrne / @markwby: @benyt Implying that there is some kind of rot at the core of Farrow's work simply because you're unable to reverse engineer the extent of his reporting and he won't divulge is sources is some pretty fucked up media reporting.
Michael Luo / @michaelluo: 15/ We take corrections seriously and would be happy to correct something if it were shown to be wrong. But Ben has not done that here.
Ronan Farrow / @ronanfarrow: Ben notes a Weinstein script from NBC and a radio interview I gave about it. The book discusses that draft and its account is accurate. In the interview, I misspoke. What I should have said was that there were at least two women named or willing to be named, as the book lays out.
Tom Watson / @tomwatson: The irony of the NYT - which abandoned both ethics and principle in its catastrophic political coverage during an era of incipient fascism - running big with this can't be overstated. https://twitter.com/...
Lindsay Gibbs / @linzsports: This is a very weird piece! https://twitter.com/...
Ashley Feinberg / @ashleyfeinberg: absolutely phenomenal https://twitter.com/...
Mark Harris / @markharrisnyc: I'm not being snide. But it is important, in looking at the framing of the Ronan Farrow story, to note that the editor of the NYT has called resistance journalism “an untenable, nonjournalistic, immoral position” for the paper. https://www.motherjones.com/ ...
Gary Weiss / @gary_weiss: In case you were wondering, why @nytimes got rid of its Public Editor, and started burying corrections instead of putting them on page two. Otherwise the public might realize that much of what's in the Times is too bad to be true. https://twitter.com/...
Gorilla Warfare / @menshevikm: wow. he said he couldn't fully verify something and it turns out it couldn't be fully verified. damning stuff https://twitter.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Matthew Yglesias / @mattyglesias: The piece scores several good points but the “Resistance Journalism” frame doesn't make sense to me. Something I bet most readers don't know: Books are less rigorous than periodicals & you should be suspicious of book-only investigative work. https://www.nytimes.com/...
Zack Kopplin / @zackkopplin: Ronan Farrow is definitely problematic in some ways, but this would be better as an analysis of celebrity and power rather than a critique of young journalists ethics https://twitter.com/...
K. Rosef / @kayrosef: We are in the middle of a deadly pandemic right now. Over 90,000 Americans are now dead and there's no end in sight. So the top story from the New York Times is...an oddly timed hit piece on Ronan Farrow. https://twitter.com/...
Howard Dean / @govhowarddean: As usual, a very thoughtful column by Ben Smith. Assuming he is mostly correct, this is another way trump has debased America. What Farrow has done may not comport with the more ethical, better refereed journalism of yesteryear. It is incredibly effective, however. https://twitter.com/...
@jonisawesomest: @benyt @perlberg If Ronan Farrow really wanted to cover sexual assault, he'd do it the proper way, by hiding it in a later paragraph of a book review, like the Times does.
Oliver Darcy / @oliverdarcy: Editor of http://newyorker.com/ responds to @benyt's column: https://twitter.com/...
Neera Tanden / @neeratanden: It's kind of remarkable that the @nytimes rejects a public editor of its own work but has a media critic willing to dissect others. If it's a good idea to do then they should do it for themselves. https://twitter.com/...
Brian Flood / Fox News: New York Times' Ben Smith shocks with Ronan Farrow criticism
Michele Dauber / @mldauber: Someone is jealous of the Noble Prize I guess. https://twitter.com/...
Jack Shafer / @jackshafer: There is something wonderfully cleansing about a full-bore @nytimes vs. @NewYorker fight.
Nick Confessore / @nickconfessore: As with any reporting that raises serious questions about an important figure, people ought to read @benyt's story and make up their own minds. But I'm struck by how the replies to his tweet below prove Ben's point about “resistance journalism.” https://twitter.com/...
Ronan Farrow / @ronanfarrow: Ben claims a central theme was whether Weinstein threatened NBC with Lauer info. Not central, and not what the book says. The book establishes a pressure campaign against NBC, including talks between Weinstein and executives as they told me and my producer to stop reporting.
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: “if reporters swim ably along with the tides of social media and produce damaging reporting about public figures most disliked by the loudest voices, the old rules of fairness and open-mindedness can seem more like impediments than essential” tenets https://www.nytimes.com/...
Michael Luo / @michaelluo: 2/ We provided detailed responses to Ben that contradict the narrative he wants to tell. They didn't make it into the column, so I'll outline some of them here.
Ryan Cooper / @ryanlcooper: there is some stuff to chew on in here but this nitpicking would be far better directed at the NYT's own routinely-dogshit political coverage https://www.nytimes.com/...
David M. Perry / @lollardfish: The interesting story to me is how standard media norms precluded journalists from reporting on known rapists who happened to be rich and powerful men (mostly but not always white). It was a failure of our norms, as less powerful alleged rapists were not so protected. https://twitter.com/...
Amanda / @motelamanda: this article is bizarre for a number of reasons but it's the timing of this that's so weird to me farrow's book came out 7 months ago and he hasn't published any new reporting since why publish this out of the blue? https://twitter.com/...
Hunter Walker / @hunterw: Ronan Farrow's Michael Cohen records story was overhyped and overshadowed more important work that week thanks to his star power. Seems he really did also overhype his role int the Weinstein jury selection. HOWEVER ... https://twitter.com/...
Liz Dye / @5dollarfeminist: NYT, why are you like this????? The guy is 32 and brought down Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer. And, not for nothing, but he did it without bankrupting the New Yorker with defamation suits, either. https://www.nytimes.com/...
John Carreyrou / @johncarreyrou: Journalistic high-mindedness from ⁦@benyt⁩, the guy who pubbed the Trump dossier without fact-checking a shred of it and who later refused to retract the Trump-instructed-Cohen-to-lie-to- Congress story. Rich with irony and quite brazen. https://www.nytimes.com/...
Bess Kalb / @bessbell: Imagine thinking you could take a shot at Ronan Farrow using exactly the kind of slipshod tactics and vague aspersions Ronan Farrow has a Pulitzer for uncovering and dismantling. https://twitter.com/...
Mark Harris / @markharrisnyc: I would like to read a piece in the NYT about the hazards and compromises of access journalism that is at least as long, stern, and detailed as the one I read today about the purported dangers of “Resistance journalism.”
Lilly Dancyger / @lillydancyger: I find it ‘funny’ that one of this piece's central claims against Farrow is that he twists facts to suit the narrative he wants, when it's abundantly clear that this writer went looking for an angle after deciding that “A Ronan Farrow takedown” would make a big splash https://twitter.com/...
Michael Luo / @michaelluo: 16/ We are proud of @ronanfarrow's reporting, and we stand by it.
Elizabeth Holmes / @eholmes: This reminds me of the time I was kicked off a presidential campaign bus and my editor said, “They didn't disrespect you, they disrespected the Wall Street Journal.” Coming for @RonanFarrow means coming for @NewYorker ⬇️ https://twitter.com/...
Meghan McCain / @meghanmccain: .@RonanFarrow - you have made the industry safer for all women and you know how grateful we all are. Men in power can't just run ramshot on women in the workplace now. You helped start and support a cultural movement when many in power tried to stop you. I really hate hit pieces. https://twitter.com/...
Wesley / @wesleylowery: setting aside the substance of the column and now simmering NY media beef: I can not fathom my anger if one of my mentors went on the record in the NYT to say I don't “cross my Ts and dot my Is” in my reporting
@will_bunch: 1. I won't quibble with @benyt finding cases of excess and unfairness in Ronan Farrow's reporting - it was a solid, well-reported piece - but I do worry (and maybe I'm alone in this) about the overall context. I've worked with a lot of investigative reporters over 40 years and...
Chris Cillizza / @cillizzacnn: One of the things I really admire about @benyt: He's utterly fearless https://www.nytimes.com/...
Neera Tanden / @neeratanden: For everyone pushing the @benyt piece, you owe it to yourself to read the response here. Having read both, I find the Times piece is a lot less convincing. But people can read both for themselves. https://twitter.com/...
Molly Crane-Newman / @molcranenewman: Hoo boy were we pissed when Ronan Farrow tweeted that out during jury selection. It's easy to verify something that's on the record. If I, or any of the core group of women who covered the trial, reported bad info or skipped fact-checking, we wouldn't get a pass—why should he? https://twitter.com/...
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: This is a pretty broad statement without examples, extrapolating from n=1. Perhaps better to make the story about Farrow just be about Farrow and not make a trend of it. https://www.nytimes.com/... https://twitter.com/...
@petersterne: @benyt The critical examination of Farrow's work is good, but I'm troubled by your framing of the IRS leaker. He broke the law, but that doesn't mean he was lying to Farrow or behaving unethically. Surely you can agree that it's good when sources leak docs to journalists.
Matthew Yglesias / @mattyglesias: I thought it was odd of @benyt to link alleged flaws in Ronan Farrow's work to “resistance journalism” when one of his clearest examples of Farrow getting something serious wrong involved him attacking Hillary Clinton.
Ben Smith / @benyt: This is a great piece, didn't get the attention it deserved when it ran. https://twitter.com/...
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers: The ⁦@benyt⁩ column on Ronan Farrow isn't just an indictment of ⁦@RonanFarrow⁩, but an indictment of all journalism that eschews the messy complexity of truth in favor of dramatic and oversimplified narratives.... https://link.nbcnews.com/...
Soledad O'Brien / @soledadobrien: The @nytimes should examine it's own messiness, so we don't have to tweet for hours to get inaccurate headlines changed, or fawning profiles re-worded. That would be a good use of your time. https://twitter.com/...
Max Kennerly / @maxkennerly: This article is an embarrassment for the NYTimes. The very first example, the one that's supposed to grab the reader's attention, is Farrow's source being so 100% legit—an IRS analyst with access to Michael Cohen's SARs!—that he got prosecuted for the leak. /1 https://twitter.com/...
T. Fisher King / @t_fisherking: At this point I think the NY time staff pretty much, wake up, stretch, shower and ponder, “How AWFUL a human being are we gonna be today? https://twitter.com/...
Prof Zenkus / @anthonyzenkus: The timing of this trash hit piece by the Times is very interesting. The establishment is in full freak out mode, literally trying to discredit the journalist who brought down Harvey Weinstein. That and Axelrod tweet tonight makes me think they're worried that something's coming https://twitter.com/...
Felix Salmon / @felixsalmon: Are there any more sacred cows in journalism than Ronan Farrow and David Remnick? You have to be fearless when you're on the media-criticism beat, but this from @benyt is next-level. https://www.nytimes.com/...
Marc Ambinder / @marcambinder: .⁦@benyt⁩ seems to gravitate towards journalism's third rails ... and this one is perhaps the thirdliest....most thir...well, the most electrically charged of all of them. https://www.nytimes.com/...
David Enrich / @davidenrich: Wow. This is pretty devastating. Make sure not to miss the final anecdote. @benyt https://www.nytimes.com/...
Jesse Dougherty / @dougherty_jesse: This, from @benyt, is what I tought but couldn't articulate after reading “Catch and Kill” and “She Said” back-to-back earlier this year. Fascinating: https://www.nytimes.com/...
Liz Lane / @thelizlane: What is so unbelievably troubling about this @nytimes piece re @RonanFarrow is that it uses the complicated/traumatizing experience of women reliving their assault as reason to doubt or challenge his sensitive and nuanced reporting. What a shame. #MeToo https://www.nytimes.com/...
@abgutman: As someone who ate up (and reviewed fawningly) Catch & Kill, I found @benyt's column on Farrow's style (narrative over rigor) to be critical reading — especially for journalists early in their careers. Reporting is always first, writing is second. https://www.nytimes.com/...
Liam Stack / @liamstack: “The best reporting tries to capture the most attainable version of the truth... Instead, Mr. Farrow told us what we wanted to believe about the way power works, and now, it seems, he and his publicity team are not even pretending to know if it's true.” https://www.nytimes.com/...
Erik Wemple / @erikwemple: Super-deep accountability journalism by @benyt on Ronan Farrow's written record. Muscular debunking work, though it falls short of excusing NBC News's fumbling of Farrow's Weinstein reporting. https://www.nytimes.com/...
@katzonearth: I've had my suspicions for a while. Good on @benyt for sticking his neck out. This is a damning read. https://twitter.com/...
@ejwillingham: What on earth is the point of this petty thing https://twitter.com/...
Cliff Levy / @cliffordlevy: This column is epic. David Carr would have been proud. https://www.nytimes.com/...
Geoff Ziezulewicz / @journogeoffz: “if reporters swim ably along with the tides of social media and produce damaging reporting about public figures most disliked by the loudest voices, the old rules of fairness and open-mindedness can seem more like impediments than essential journalistic imperatives.” https://twitter.com/...
Emma Loop / @loopemma: Why criticize Farrow when there are so many slimeballs out there? Because reporting — especially of this magnitude — should always be held to the highest standard. Journalism is about the truth, even the truths we don't like, and we need credibility to successfully expose them. https://twitter.com/...
@timothys: This sounds a lot like the Times' reporting on North Korea over the last three years, which @benyt should also take a deep look at. “Is Ronan Farrow Too Good to Be True?” https://www.nytimes.com/...
Bill Grueskin / @bgrueskin: Not mentioned in the column is the piece that Farrow co-authored in 2018, about an accuser from Brett Kavanaugh's college days https://www.politico.com/...
Hugh Naylor / @hughnaylor: All that said, I hope Ronan has a wildly successful career. I just think he needs more mentorship to really grow into the reporter he wants to be (and who we want him to be) https://www.nytimes.com/...
Felix Salmon / @felixsalmon: @benyt This of course after he asked “whether The New Yorker can keep pace with the red-hot Atlantic” in a previous column. If this is going to be a running theme, I am SO here for it
Hugh Naylor / @hughnaylor: This article is really important. A really bad man was taken down. But how many non-bad people will end up fucked over by loose reporting? Good journalism and rule of law for not letting mob sentiment overtake us —> a key struggle for America nowadays https://www.nytimes.com/...
Dan McGowan / @danmcgowan: “But Mr. Farrow brings that same inclination to the other big theme that shapes his work: conspiracy. His stories are built and sold on his belief — which he rarely proves — that powerful forces and people are conspiring against those trying to do good...” https://www.nytimes.com/...
Jason Whittaker / @thetowncrier: In @nytimes, @benyt takes a pin to the bubble around @RonanFarrow, who “may now be the most famous investigative reporter in America”. “His work ... reveals the weakness of a kind of resistance journalism that has thrived in the age of Donald Trump.” https://www.nytimes.com/...
Jonathan Martin / @jmartnyt: Every reporter - and aspiring reporter - should read this ⁦@benyt⁩ piece > https://www.nytimes.com/...
John Ziegler / @zigmanfreud: This piece this is a MUST read! It backs up a lot of what I have been saying about @RonanFarrow being a fraud ever since I heavily researched the Matt Lauer allegations, which I believe to be false. I can assure you this is just the tip of an iceberg & much more is coming soon! https://twitter.com/...
Jason Leopold / @jasonleopold: “Two years after publication, little of [Ronan] Farrow's article holds up, according to prosecutors and court documents. The Treasury Department [financial] records on Michael Cohen never went ‘missing.’” Damning @benyt column https://www.nytimes.com/...
Lukas I. Alpert / @lalpert1: I think a lot of journalists who have worked on stories that Ronan Farrow became involved in have asked many of these same questions https://www.nytimes.com/...
Alex Heigl / Page Six: Ronan Farrow defends reporting after critical NY Times column
bookforum.com: Susan Bernofsky and Alexandra Kleeman receive the Berlin Prize; Ben Smith questions Ronan Farrow's reporting

apparently, the ny times and/or other national media outlets could have exposed harvey weinstien back in the aught years, but the media decided to look the other way. and the media could have done more to expose jefferey epstein, but the media looked the other way.


I distrust or am very suspicious of so-called news reporting produced by media orgs that rely on ad revenue. that leaves npr and propublica as about the only news orgs that i can trust somewhat, and obviously no local media.

i still subscribe to the blade, but i'm not exposed to the blade's advertising because i read the blade online with my own web app. but i don't trust the blade's reporting 100 percent due to the blade relying on ad revenue and the cozy relationship the blade ownership has with politicians, business leaders, and non-profit leaders.

This is also a good reason to read media sites with javascript disabled.

https://mediagazer.com/200518/p3#a200518p3

A reporter set up a bogus news website, scraping stories from CNBC, and says it was shockingly easy to generate ad revenue using various ad tech companies

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/17/broken-internet-ad-system-makes-it-easy-to-earn-money-with-plagiarism.html

Discussion:
Meg Graham / @megancgraham: Last month, I started finding my stories on ad-supported sites that were ripping off content from publishers. To see how easy it was to monetize these sites, I made one. Within days, I was approved by adtech co's to run ads on stories “stolen” from CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Dave Morgan / @davemorgannyc: Great work @megancgraham exposing how Programmatic Ad Biz supports fraud, undermines journalism and is protected by “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” adtech world, from @Google on down ... https://www.cnbc.com/...
Emily Bell / @emilybell: icymi - great - (and horrible) - story https://twitter.com/...
Mike Shields / @digitalshields: Lots of ad tech cos look bad in this killer @megancgraham fraud story, but this stands out “Sovrn said it is the first, and remains one of the few exchanges to achieve a TAG Platinum certification” https://www.cnbc.com/...
David Carroll / @profcarroll: The first 20 years of digital attention merchandising achieved frictionless automated revenue and data sharing at scale. Is it any wonder a toxic disinfoscape schemed by fraud-filled hucksters monetizes the infodemic of today? https://twitter.com/...
Meg Graham / @megancgraham: In mid-April, I tweeted this. It sparked some really interesting conversations about what's going on here — why are sites incentivized to do this? How do they do it? Who's even visiting these sites? Why is anyone in their right mind advertising on them? https://www.cnbc.com/... https://twitter.com/...
David Chavern / @newsceo: An incredible piece of journalism. The intersection of ad tech and news content theft. https://twitter.com/...
@jason_kint: In hours, a reporter “outmoderated” Google and its $175B/year empire. If there ever was a case for all open programmatic advertising requiring “whitelisting” (rather than the 40k+ websites per campaign according to recent @ISBAsays research) then it's staring industry in face. https://twitter.com/...
Meg Graham / @megancgraham: Not that this is surprising in the least, but here's my story on ad-supported plagiarism, scraped in full on four websites that are running ads on it through @google, @criteo, @MGID and more https://www.cnbc.com/... https://twitter.com/...
@slpng_giants: 3.5 years after we started alerting advertisers who appeared inadvertently on Breitbart, the opaque ad tech that was allowing them to clear $8 million in cash flow a year hasn't changed. It would be one thing if it was just a scam, but it's also harming the Internet and society. https://twitter.com/...

if media orgs did not rely on ads, then any media site impersonator that displayed ads would be a blatant sign that the site is bogus.

the media's actions indirectly contributes to fake news and misinformation. ad-based business models and journalists using twitter heavily.


Reporter describes being under surveillance and investigation by the US government after receiving documents from Snowden and how it affected his personal life

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/06/edward-snowden-operation-firstfruits/610573/

Discussion:
@theatlantic: “Were my security measures excessive?” writes @bartongellman. “I knew the spy agencies of multiple governments—most notably the United States'—were eager to glean anything they could from Edward Snowden.” https://www.theatlantic.com/ ...
Kenn White / @kennwhite: “The [iPad] display powered on...White text began to scroll across an all-black background. The text moved too fast for me to take it all in, but I caught a few fragments. # root:xnu ... # dumping kernel ... # patching file system ...” https://twitter.com/...
Barton Gellman / @bartongellman: “Someone had taken control of my iPad, blasting through Apple's security restrictions.... I dropped the tablet on the seat next to me as if it were contagious. I had an impulse to toss it out the window.” https://www.theatlantic.com/ ...
Shashank Joshi / @shashj: “At heart, national-security secrecy presents a conflict of core values: self-government and self-defense. If we do not know what our government is doing, we cannot hold it accountable. If we do know, our enemies know too ... This is our predicament.” https://www.theatlantic.com/ ...
Shashank Joshi / @shashj: If this is how the American state engages with an American journalist, imagines how it does so with foreign ones. https://www.theatlantic.com/ ... (this applies double to many other countries, of course) https://twitter.com/...
Michael Hanna / @mwhanna1: Throughout this period @bartongellman's office was next door to mine, and I'll admit to thinking his precautions had probably gone overboard. I was obviously pretty foooish to think that. In any event, congratulations on this really fascinating book. https://twitter.com/...
Shashank Joshi / @shashj: Gellman on defending against state sponsored espionage. “Against adversaries like this, all I could do was make myself a less appealing target. I layered on so many defenses that navigating through them became a chronic drain on my time, mental energy, and emotional equilibrium” https://twitter.com/...
Jeffrey Goldberg / @jeffreygoldberg: Read this to find out what it's like to be surveilled by the government while not being absolutely sure you're being surveilled, or even which government is doing the surveilling: https://www.theatlantic.com/ ...
Jessy Irwin / @jessysaurusrex: If you're ever running low on empathy for at-risk journalists who depend on technology to speak truth to power, this piece and the experiences described in it will remedy that. https://twitter.com/...
Jack Shafer / @jackshafer: This @bartongellman except is a fun, justifiably paranoid ride. https://www.theatlantic.com/ ...
Ross Andersen / @andersen: “I dabbed epoxy and glitter on the screws along the bottom of all my machines, to help detect tampering in my absence.” Read @bartongellman on what happens when several of the world's most powerful governments desperately want your data: https://www.theatlantic.com/ ...
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: This is a breathtaking read about the life of a reporter under surveillance and investigation by the U.S. government in the Obama years: https://www.theatlantic.com/ ... It's by @BartonGellman, adapted from his book “Dark Mirror,” out tomorrow - buy it here https://www.amazon.com/...
Adrienne LaFrance / @adriennelaf: “Mueller cross-examined me: Were the NSA documents not lawfully classified? Were they not stolen? Did I not publish them anyway? I held out my arms toward him, wrists together, as if for handcuffs. The audience laughed. Mueller did not.” https://www.theatlantic.com/ ...
Will Strafach / @chronic: can't quite wrap my head around an iPad 0-day which turns on verbose boot https://twitter.com/...
Shashank Joshi / @shashj: 'I asked Clapper whether I was a valid counterintelligence target. “Theoretically you could be ... Given how Snowden is viewed by the [IC], someone who's in league with him ... that's a valid counterintelligence—and for that matter law-enforcement—target"' https://www.theatlantic.com/ ...
Hakan / @hatr: Barton Gellman writes about being spied upon - among others, by the U.S. and the turkish intel agency MIT, after having reported on the Snowden docs. https://www.theatlantic.com/ ... https://twitter.com/...
Sean Carroll / @seanmcarroll: Barton Gellman, reporter who published some of Edward Snowden's documents, explains what it's like to know that multiple governments are surveilling every aspect of your life. https://www.theatlantic.com/ ...
Denise Kersten Wills / @denisewills: “Snowden walked me wordlessly to a back elevator and up to his hotel room. For two days, throughout 14 hours of interviews, he did not once part the curtains or step outside.” Must read piece by the great @bartongellman https://www.theatlantic.com/ ...
Shashank Joshi / @shashj: “Richard Ledgett, who oversaw the NSA's media-leaks task force and went on to become the agency's deputy director, told me matter-of-factly to assume that my defenses had been breached.” https://www.theatlantic.com/ ... https://twitter.com/...


solution for media orgs: get out of the ad business.

Digital publishers say the ad market is currently split between small and huge deals, eliminating $100,000-$300,000 deals that most large publishers rely on

https://digiday.com/media/a-tale-of-two-cities-the-coronavirus-is-creating-a-barbell-effect-for-publishers-ad-sales/


become a content mill.

https://www.cjr.org/the_profile/washington-examiner-hugo-gurdon.php


US Sec. of State Pompeo alleges that China threatened to interfere in US journalists' work in Hong Kong and warned doing so may risk Hong Kong's status with US

https://www.axios.com/pompeo-china-us-journalists-hong-kong-warning-c9974d1f-bdc6-4b03-b646-df002e0ad72a.html

https://www.vox.com/2020/5/18/21262273/coronavirus-hong-kong-masks-deaths-new-york

How Washington Examiner's editorial head Hugo Gurdon increased site traffic with a factory-like team producing over 100 short, digestible news stories per day


https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-ramps-up-attack-on-local-reporter-who-filmed-long-island-protesters-abusing-him-they-hate-fake-news-and-so-do-i/