48 Shills: The myth of independent media, part two

Scant seconds after arriving to 48 Hills, a donation plea pops up with a message. “We need independent, local news sources featuring diverse, progressive voices more than ever.” Truer words, never spoken. Unfortunately for visitors to their website, and San Franciscans in general, 48 Hills fails on all counts. Like their big siblings at TheContinue reading “48 Shills: The myth of independent media, part two”

Enrique Pearce and public pressure

One year ago, Enrique Pearce was all but forgotten. His court appearances were listlessly covered by the media as he gradually descended into anonymity and prepared to escape any accountability for his horrendous crimes. Then two people on Twitter began tossing around his name and nudging him back into public consciousness. Others took note, favorited/liked/retweetedContinue reading “Enrique Pearce and public pressure”

MISSING PERSONS: Former SFPD Officer Jason Lai and Lieutenant Curtis Liu

  Former SFPD Officer Jason Lai and Lieutenant Curtis Liu were partners in crime at SFPD’s already-scandal-ridden Taraval Station, Lai serving directly under Liu. In September 2015, SFPD investigated Lai for sexual assault: According to the warrant, the pair then went to the woman’s bedroom, where she says they had sex despite her saying: “noContinue reading “MISSING PERSONS: Former SFPD Officer Jason Lai and Lieutenant Curtis Liu”

SFPD’s performed reform

The Golden State Warriors’ hire of former SFPD Chief Greg Suhr as security consultant created work for many manufactured-outrage activists this past week, but couldn’t have been more business as usual. Team owner Joe Lacob is a Sand Hill Road venture capitalist and both Sand Hill Road and the Silicon Valley it funds have long beenContinue reading “SFPD’s performed reform”

The siren song of equality

Freedom. Equality. On the surface, they seem interchangeable, but in practice the two words couldn’t be farther apart. Freedom is self explanatory; acting and living without restraint or oppression. Equality is trickier, however. Equality comes with all sorts of terms and conditions. You can’t be equal by yourself; what’s the point? Reaching a state ofContinue reading “The siren song of equality”

Enrique Pearce continues to slither towards freedom

After all this, Enrique Pearce stealthily slithered into San Francisco Superior Court the day before Christmas Eve to plead guilty to multiple counts of buying, receiving, possessing and distributing child pornography. His likely punishment? As a result of the guilty plea, a judge is expected to sentence Pearce to six months in county jail, whichContinue reading “Enrique Pearce continues to slither towards freedom”

Homelessness: San Francisco’s newest heist

Homelessness has long been an issue San Francisco has ignored in favor of well-funded “solutions” that inevitably fade into nothing but good intentions paving a road to Hell for the homeless people they’re allegedly created to help. As the San Francisco Chronicle leads a second round of mass exploitation of homeless people disguised as crusadingContinue reading “Homelessness: San Francisco’s newest heist”

The myth of independent media

As MSM continues to deteriorate into irrelevance and subservience to the powers they pretend to check, the independent-media label is growing more desirable as media orgs attempt to distance themselves from being seen as anything remotely MSM. Independent media is a largely underfunded, under-promoted space, so when large media orgs decide to brand themselves independentContinue reading “The myth of independent media”

MSM discovers racism while Democrats exploit it

After years of calling blatant acts of racism anything but, local and national MSM have taken off their blinders and are now hyper focused on any and every incident. Gone are the media who tried their best to ignore the Jena Six, who fiddled on their balconies as militarized police descended on Ferguson, who neverContinue reading “MSM discovers racism while Democrats exploit it”