Fox News Gets A British Accent

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Although GB News’s target demographic has prompted unkind nicknames such as “Boomer TV,” the channel has a number of presenters in the mold of Candace Owens or Ben Shapiro—the kind of intense young conservatives who might corner you at a party and talk to you about Ayn Rand. (The Atlantic)

Substack Is Selling Soap Operas

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No media loop has been this closed since the members of the intellectual dark web all went on one another’s podcasts to argue that we should be exposed to divergent opinions. (The Atlantic)

Scotland’s Feminist Schism

Nicola Sturgeon

When Scotland has a proudly feminist First Minister, why were lifelong feminists leaving the SNP for a party led by a man with a reputation as a macho dinosaur, or even a sleazeball?" (The Atlantic)

Prince Philip, The Reluctant Consort

Prince Philip

"The 20th century was a hell of a ride, and one in which men’s expectations for their lives changed as dramatically as women’s. No one encapsulated that quite as strangely, or as remarkably, as a man who lived for nearly a century himself." (The Atlantic)

The Identity Hoaxers

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"We can all understand the hoaxers who pretend to be someone else with malign intent: the con artists, the charlatans, the cads. The inexplicable, and haunting, cases are those people who seem to believe their own stories." (The Atlantic)