Tonight, the Daily News is singing the praises of “FDNY EMS crews work[ing] non-stop since Transcare bankruptcy,” a reference to the long-expected news this week that the private ambulance company would be restructured under Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings, shutting down its NYC 911 services and leaving an estimated 1,200 employees in the lurch.
In an opinion piece written by Dr. Callie Marie Rennison in yesterday’s New York Times, the UC-Denver professor argues sexual violence on college campuses is “an epidemic that does not exist.” Media focus on women lucky enough to be in college ought not take attention away from the significantly more preponderant sexual violence against uneducated poor women. Op-eds argued as haphazardly as this one is do its author’s noble purpose no favors.
Belatedly discovered the fantastic Jenny Haniver’s website, Not in the Kitchen Anymore, just now. If you’re a woman who plays team video games, you’ll find the recordings of her xBox Live chats as she plays Call of Duty familiar, funny and fucking depressing.
The explosive Rolling Stone story about an alleged 2012 gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity and the elite college’s casual handling of it is beginning to lose some of its power, with the rest of the press closely examining the reportage and coming back with some significant questions. Rolling Stone is taking a beating on the credibility of the piece, the reporter, the methods it used and the single source of the story, all of which is a damn shame. Too bad they have only themselves to blame.
It’s been awhile since I flicked through channels on a weekday morning. Retro city!