If you believe what you read, the Cambridge Analytica story is a blockbuster. It is a tale of intrigue and data breaches and manipulation on a mass scale, the sort of thing ripped from the type of paperback spy thriller you discard without a thought after a plane trip — except real. But if you ask anyone from the world Cambridge Analytica tried to inhabit — the highly competitive world of data consulting — about what Cambridge was offering campaigns, the story that emerges is very different. It is transformed into a story about our increasingly credulous media — apparently
Will Hobson, sports reporter for The Washington Post, has been following the FBI investigations of NCAA basketball. Hobson describes the college athlete ecosystem and how sports reporting has changed in the digital era.
“These payments that the government is calling ‘bribes’ –in any other industry it’s called a signing bonus or a referral fee,” he said. “It’s only an illicit bribe because the NCAA bars it and prohibits it.”
Later in the hour, Hobson and Domenech discuss the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal and the enabling of Larry Nassar.
Incredible footage of an elephant picking up ash with its trunk and breathing smoke has been captured, stunning onlookers and experts.
California residents, brace yourselves: an atmospheric river could bring multiple inches of rain to central and southern parts of the state over the next few days.
The government continues spending money they don’t have.
Trump administration unveiled tariffs designed to punish China for intellectual property theft…
“China absolutely won’t sit back and allow its legitimate rights and interests to be harmed and will take all necessary measures to protect” itself against U.S. tariffs, a Chinese official said.
On Wednesday, the superintendent of the Democrat-heavy Broward County Public Schools announced a new policy aimed at reducing school violence — and the students are not happy.
A middle school in Monrovia, California invited Planned Parenthood on campus for a little indoctrination session under the guise of “student health.”
After this especially chaotic and jam-packed week, sometimes questions are the best way to clarify matters. In that spirit, here are some questions on my mind.