Blogging was slowed last week while family was in town for the holidays.
Not a sports story, I realize, but since I complained in August about a discussion of Amazon on the BS report that failed to note the really bad working conditions at Amazon’s fulfillment centers, I wanted to note a Sixty Minutes report last night that did the same. Last night’s segment has gotten a lot of pub today because Jeff Bezos said that his company was working on a delivery drone that would bring goods to consumers’ homes in half an hour. Charlie Rose, who hosted the segment, pointed out that Bezos is worth more than $25 billion. In fact, the fifteen minute piece was more or less corporate propaganda, fawning over Bezos’ rise and his company’s success while offering not a discouraging word about what might be problematic about its operations. If Bezos wanted to take out a paid advertisement for Amazon, I don’t think he could have done better than last night.
Maybe Sixty Minutes is going for the light touch after one high profile recent foray into hard-hitting investigative reporting kind of worked out poorly.
Back to ESPN blogging forthwith.