Conscientious' cutting-room floor blog
"I think there is an equally diffuse malaise today - waiting for a new kind of journalism to bring it into focus. Like with McClure’s it won’t be just a catalogue of shocking facts - it will be an imaginative leap that pulls all the scandals together and shows how they are part of some new system of power that we don’t fully comprehend. That maybe - like the farmers on the prairies - we have all become the components of a new kind of machinery of social organisation. Computers, “financial engineering” and credit, social media, algorithms that predict what you want, NSA surveillance, giant new holding corporations called Master Limited Partnerships - all of these surround us and wrap us into a complicated modern web. Some of it is wonderful, other parts of it are threatening - while even more parts are just incomprehensible."
"Please change/alter the photo of the woman holding her breast with the man behind her. I actually like this picture, the only thing I don’t like is that it look kind of porn-ish. It looks like he’s doin’ a tit grab from behind and about to bang her. Is there any way we can change the “bang each other” look of the photo to something more family friendly? If not, I’m sure you have some family friendly but still breast-grabbing options, right?"