Tag: Sherwin

The dominant press is a giant inertia machine

Dominant journalism might actually make social change more difficult.

But here’s an old idea: what if dominant journalism, by and large and in the long run, is actually a drag on progress? What if dominant journalism, and by that I mean the mainstream press, is actually a conservative force? On this view, it’s a drag on change…

Canadian journalism fails at nuance when it comes to jihad

A critical analysis of The Globe and Mail and the National Post and the perpetuation of Islamophobia.

On my view the news media in Canada have, by and large and in the long run, misrepresented the concept of jihad. They have positioned jihad as a form of villainy. In so doing they have portrayed Islam as a peril…

Some notes on why jihad is good

Canadian journalists tend to flatten the concept of jihad, and this fits a larger pattern.

If you read Canadian journalists on the topic, you might not understand that jihad has some very nice meanings. Most Canadian journalists seem to commonly misrepresent the concept. It’s not just them, mind you. There’s lots of misrepresentation of jihad to go around…

Anadrome, semordnilap and levidrome: a whimsical example of problematic information

Levidrome is a new synonym for anadrome, heterodrome, volvogram, semordnilap, reversal and several others.

How a heartwarming news story about an interesting linguistic phenomenon widely mislead people that there are no words to describe that spell different words when they’re reversed…