I’m incredibly busy with a couple of major things at the moment made more difficult by the lockdown.
(No, not A Thousand And One Recaps — that’s ticking along just fine).
As a result of my distractions, have not had time to post about the appalling UK coronavirus death rate, the preposterous lockdown sabotage by Dominic Cummings, the horrific murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, or the atrocious glorification of violence by Donald Trump that has finally caused Twitter to place warnings next to his Tweets.
My silence on all these issues is not to be taken as due to a lack of opinion, or sufficient emotion about each of them. I just don’t have time.
That said, I thought I would at least drop two links into the blog, to note a particular aspect of the domestic and international turmoil: journalists under attack.
From the UK, this thread on abuse directed at (mainly women) journalists:
[Thread] 1/ In the UK aggressive online attacks on the press and journalists continue following the #DominicCummings scandal. The "scum media" hashtag seems to be escalating. This thread is an analysis of around 28000 interactions/tweets on Twitter from around 9013 accounts. pic.twitter.com/IeoSZVQc5m— Marc Owen Jones (@marcowenjones) May 28, 2020
And from the USA, journalists are arrested for covering the riots in Minneapolis.
Both of these stories signify something incredibly dark in the respective societies.