[-] zephyreks@lemmy.ml 6 points 1 day ago

Thing is, even if he is good at media criticism, there's no stakes for him. Nobody knows who he is, what he looks like, he has nothing on the line, and his credibility in his primary occupation cannot be harmed if he is wrong.

Nevermind that he lacks the credentials nor any legitimate scientific expertise, and yet claims that his Bachelor's in Physiology was sufficiently advanced to teach him everything he needs to know about the scientific process.

[-] zephyreks@lemmy.ml 12 points 1 day ago

Citing Wikipedia is lazy and reflects a lack of effort. Do better.

[-] zephyreks@lemmy.ml 26 points 2 days ago

Dave Van Zandt is a registered Non-Affiliated voter who values evidence-based reporting. Since High School (a long time ago), Dave has been interested in politics and noticed as a kid the same newspaper report in two different papers was very different in their tone. This curiosity led him to pursue a Communications Degree in college; however, like most 20-year olds he didn’t know what he wanted and changed to a Physiology major midstream. Dave has worked in the healthcare industry (Occupational Rehabilitation) since graduating from college but never lost the desire to learn more about bias and its impacts.

The combination of being fascinated by politics, a keen eye to spot bias before he even knew what it was called, and an education/career in science gave Dave the tools required for understanding Media Bias and its implications. This led to a 20-year journey where Dave would read anything and everything he could find on media bias and linguistics. He also employed the scientific method to develop a methodology to support his assessments.

If you're going to discredit a source, please try to do the legwork of actually discrediting it. A guy with a Bachelors in Physiology and being "fascinated with politics since high school (a long time ago)" cannot be considered a reliable source, nevermind one who claims to follow the "scientific method" which he, presumably, learned while studying to become an occupational therapist or through his 20-year journey of reading political news.

If you have photos of this man, any record of interviews with him, records that support his credibility/the incorporation of his company, records of his job in occupational rehabilitation, details about his team, or anything else, please feel free to share them. Please do not confuse him with Dave E. Van Zandt (Princeton BA Sociology, Yale JD, London School of Economics PhD, ex-managing editor of the Yale Law Journal, ex-Dean of Northeastern's School of Law, ex-President of The New School).

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[-] zephyreks@lemmy.ml 167 points 4 months ago

Al Jazeera journalists have provided some of the most detailed and evidence-backed reporting of the conflict and their journalists on the ground are absolutely incredible.

[-] zephyreks@lemmy.ml 58 points 4 months ago

Infrastructure delivers more economic impact with less grifting when it's not designed and run to make a profit on its own.

[-] zephyreks@lemmy.ml 69 points 4 months ago

Friendly reminder that Israel doesn't really mind bombing "safe routes"

[-] zephyreks@lemmy.ml 123 points 4 months ago

EU says "fuck Ryanair"

[-] zephyreks@lemmy.ml 55 points 4 months ago

"Today, a column of tanks or a column of advancing troops can be discovered in three to five minutes and hit in another three minutes," Maj. Gen. Vadym Skibitsky, the deputy commander of Ukraine's HUR military-intelligence service, told The Wall Street Journal.

"The days of massed armored assaults, taking many kilometers of ground at a time, like we did in 2003 in Iraq — that stuff is gone because the drones have become so effective now," Bradley Crawford, a retired US Army sergeant who's an Iraq war veteran, told the newspaper.

This war is going to change military doctrine entirely. The concept of large and expensive tanks and planes has been decinated by information age technologies at a tiny fraction of the cost.

[-] zephyreks@lemmy.ml 54 points 5 months ago

Instead of fixing the root causes of gang violence, Sweden is about to turn itself into a militarized surveillance state.

Wonderful.

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