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August 30, 2023

Mark Thompson named new CNN head

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2023/aug/30/mark-thompson-cnn-chief-executive

Mark Thompson, the former New York Times and BBC chief, has been named the new CEO of cable news giant CNN, tasked with reviving a network beset by sagging ratings and falling profits.

The announcement followed much speculation in recent days, and comes after Chris Licht’s exit in June. Licht spent a rocky year at the helm that included a divisive town hall with Donald Trump and the shutdown of CNN+ streaming service just weeks after its launch.

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If you want an idea of Thompsons thinking.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/04/enough-said-whats-gone-wrong-with-language-politics-mark-thompson-review

He's pretty good at his job and really is not a zealot by any means.
December 27, 2022

Russian sausage tycoon Pavel Antov dies in Indian hotel fall

Whoops another one

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-64101437

Russian sausage tycoon Pavel Antov has been found dead at an Indian hotel, two days after a friend died during the same trip.
They were visiting the eastern state of Odisha and the millionaire, who was also a local politician, had just celebrated his birthday at the hotel.
Antov was a well known figure in the city of Vladimir, east of Moscow.
Last summer he denied criticising Russia's war in Ukraine after a message appeared on his WhatsApp account.

October 16, 2020

The first day of early voting in Colorado saw a 2377% increase in turnout compared to 2016.

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1317095451833769984?s=21

I have no doubt this is a wave election. People do not vote like this for incumbents
October 12, 2020

Cunningham up 10 in new poll of NC - 49% to 39%

https://twitter.com/JMilesColeman/status/1315750890939318272

Cal Cunningham up 49%-39% over Tillis in new SurveyUSA poll. He's *improved* since the texting scandal -- he was up 7% in the last poll.

Cunningham lost some ground with seniors, who I guess are used to having higher moral standards for electeds

Cunningham is losing ground with women and seniors since the sexting scandal but *gaining* ground with men and young voters, per this poll.

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Well that is good news.

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