The most disheartening indictment of journalism isn’t coming from Trump’s fiery stump speeches. It’s unfolding quietly in a federal courtroom in Charlottesville, where a University of Virginia administrator is suing Rolling Stone magazine.
In its second week, the defamation trial has exposed a constellation of inexcusably sloppy reporting techniques, flawed fact-checking and a naive reliance on an alleged sexual assault victim’s incredible tale, out of some sort of misplaced belief that no one would lie about such a horrible act.
The ambition is to collect every scrap of information available online about China’s companies and citizens in a single place — and then assign each of them a score based on their political, commercial, social and legal “credit.”
Controversial man of God, Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah and founder and leader of the Glorious Word Ministry has revealed that he prophesied the death of Kumasi-based journalist with Kessben Fm and Television Confidence Eric Kwadwo Baah, 32.
“I write in this strange little subgenre of what’s called a love story,” says Nicholas Sparks, 50, sitting in his agent’s office, his face blanketed in foundation for the camera and a cavalcade of smartphone snaps. “People read them because they move the reader through the whole range of human emotion.”
Every year, America’s office workers print out or photocopy approximately one trillion pieces of paper. If you add in all the other paper businesses produce, the utility bills and invoices and bank statements and the like, the figure rises to 1.6 trillion. If you stacked all that paper up, it would be 18,000 times as high as Mount Everest. It would reach nearly halfway to the moon.
For years, the Pentagon has been worried about the collisions that might be caused by an estimated 500,000 pieces of debris, taking out enormously valuable satellites and, in turn, creating even more debris. On Tuesday, the Defense Department took another significant step toward monitoring all of the cosmic junk swirling around in space, by delivering a gigantic new telescope capable of seeing small objects from very far away.
President Obama’s advisers are sensitive about his lame-duck status and insist that the White House is not exclusively in legacy-defining mode. But the president himself can’t seem to stop reflecting on his tenure and touting his accomplishments, while also trying to settle scores and rebut critics in the process.