Media Mashup: July 8, 2015

Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin

ANATOMY OF JANIS JOPLIN’S ‘MERCEDES BENZ’

The Journal has a wonderful story about the creation of one of Joplin’s most famous songs, which occurred at a bar just a few days before she died in 1970. She sang it that night and recorded it just before she joined the “27 Club.” For more details, see http://on.wsj.com/1CoTY2q

Listen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qev-i9-VKlY

CHINA ECONOMIC WOES WORSE THAN GREECE?

The stock market in China has lost $3.2 trillion in the past week, prompting the Communist government to try to prop up the sagging economy. The losses would be slightly more than the U.S. government’s yearly revenue and slightly less than the government budget. For more details, see http://bit.ly/1KNtVTG

CNN vs. CLINTON

The public certainly didn’t benefit from the first one-on-one interview with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The interviewer, Brianna Keiler, whiffed repeatedly in her questions, but she blamed the candidate. We think it was a draw of two duds. For details, see http://bit.ly/1HcVBMk

We are off to China on Thursday for 10 days, hoping to get through three typhoons and the local financial crisis. We will try to update “Media Mashup” as much as technically possible. If you want additional resources about news in China, see http://bit.ly/1RkiJDA. The best ones are at the bottom. The top focuses on the official party line.

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