The problem with this anonymous email is that it equates, unequivocally, the resulting snark with the colossal reporting failure by so many news outlets. One begets the other, and one does not exist without the other. No, anonymous emailer, it’s not “equally a shame” that people on the Internet dance on the graves of old media when the old media screws up the biggest story in America. The misreportage is a crying shame; the Twitter snark is a necessary shaming mechanism in this Era of Consequence-Free Media.
Neil deGrasse Tyson — the People’s Astrophysicist, Director of the Hayden Planetarium, Moonwalker Extraordinaire, Hero to the Nerds — dropped by Politics Powered By Twitter on Wednesday to chat with Slade Sohmer and Lee Brenner about why it’s more critical than ever that the U.S. government continue reaching for the stars. In this far-reaching interview, the hosts got out of Tyson’s way and let him go off on the importance of space exploration.
Sad: “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius charged with murder over death of model girlfriend. She may have surprised him too hard on Valentine’s Day. One of her final tweets, in hindsight, couldn’t be eerier.