Media Mashup: January 5, 2015

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 5.54.23 AMWorld Ruler Bill Clinton

The Daily Mail opines about Bill Clinton on the campaign trail for his wife. “As Hillary Clinton’s husband hits the stump for the first time the women on stage behind him scowl, grimace and look like they’d rather be ANYWHERE else.”


World Ruler Jeff Bezos

The Daily Mail has another interesting story that focuses on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos’ bid to conquer the world.

“With his bald head and lazy right eye, Bezos looks rather like a Bond villain.

“And, by common consent, he has the ruthlessness to match — as the man behind a vast online operation that stands accused of trying to crush the life-blood out of everyone from book publishers and TV broadcasters to the Royal Mail and High Street retailers.

“This week it was the turn of both British supermarkets and Hollywood film studios to come under his covetous gaze — the company has quietly been making some successful drama series for some time, but is now planning to up its game.”

I guess The Washington Post isn’t a big part of his game plan!


World Ruler Vladimir Putin

“Over the last few months, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been busy trying to deepen the quagmire he created in Eastern Europe. A United Nations’ report released in November detailed the degree to which his proxy war in Ukraine has turned the country into Russia’s killing field. More than 9,000 people have died since the spring of 2014 after Russia-backed rebels began fighting Kiev for independence, with some 20,000 people wounded. Between Aug. 16 and Nov. 15 alone, 47 civilians were killed and 131 were injured. At 9,000, the death toll in Ukraine is approaching the 13,000 killed during the war in Kosovo.”

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Christopher Harper is a longtime journalist, who reported in Europe and the Middle East. He teaches media law and international journalism. Send suggestions and tips to


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