Truth and logic about the mostly empty Tulsa Trump rally

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Donald Trump gave his first rally in months at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, capacity 19,199. Despite a million signups, only 6,200 people showed up. Various folks blamed everyone from young people on TikTok to media-inflamed fear of the virus for the low turnout. So let’s examine what really happened, and what it means. … Continued

In which I scoff at influencers

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In the New York Times, Kevin Roose writes “Don’t Scoff at Influencers. They’re Taking Over the World.” Sorry, dude. I’m scoffing. Bigtime. Here’s some of what Roose wrote: [T]he teenagers and 20-somethings who have mastered these platforms [like TikTok] — and who are often dismissed as shallow, preening narcissists by adults who don’t know any … Continued