January 30, 2019

Learn to Code: The Hypocrisy of Buzzfeed

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

When BuzzFeed laid off staff, the Internet quickly started the "Learn to Code" campaign. Twitter took it super seriously and now it’s even considered hate speech – at least, it’s bad enough to get you kicked off their social media platform.

The thing is, though…”Learn to Code” comes from the press. Journalists, social media giants, and a host of others in the public eye have previously talked about laid-off coal miners learning to code. So what exactly Is the problem here? All I see is stinking hypocrisy, and a little sensitivity if I’m honest.

“Learn to Code” was born from the liberal press. They should be embracing it. They SHOULD learn to code!

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commented 2019-01-31 21:19:36 -0500
A journalist who is too lazy to fact check is very likely too lazy to write good code. I would not hire such a person unless they were prepared to demonstrate a mastery of coding and all the detail work that goes with it. I think most journalists would be temperamentally unsuited to such work given that it requires real craftsmanship and the ability to “think” like a computer so that you can anticipate problems and write code that prevents those problems. Very few journalists seem detail-oriented to me. The sole exception might be the handful of “long form” journalists who write multi-page think pieces; the rest seem to live for quick generalizations that are scantily fact-checked or not fact-checked at all.
commented 2019-01-31 07:01:14 -0500
“Twitter is messed up and I don’t know why anybody who cares about freedom and decency has an account on there anymore.”

And that, TREVOR, is it in a nutshell.
commented 2019-01-31 06:03:25 -0500
How about them learning a moral code?
commented 2019-01-31 01:58:29 -0500
Maybe it’s time for all to learn/re-learn Morse Code…. The time is fast approaching where only ULF radios will work, and that Morse Code might come in handy…. Of course, I’m just an old Radio and Radar Tech…
commented 2019-01-31 01:27:56 -0500
Twitter needs to look up the term Karma.
commented 2019-01-31 01:27:34 -0500
Poor little low test clowns cannot take their own medicine! LMAO! What the hell will they do if a civil war breaks out? The hypocrisy is just so outstanding in this case.
commented 2019-01-30 23:49:37 -0500
MUSLIM IMMIGRATION MEANS NO MUSLIMAS FOR CANADIAN MEN AS A MATE, BUT THE MUSLIMS CAN TAKE NON-MUSLIM CANADIAN WOMEN AS MATES.

MUSLIM SUPREMACY HAS NO PLACE IN CANADA OR THE CIVILIZED WORLD

!!! MUSLIM IMMIGRATION IS BAD FOR CANADIAN SOCIETY !!!

I CALL FOR A BAN ON MUSLIM IMMIGRATION RIGHT NOW UNTIL THE BUGS HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT OF ISLAM.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/26/muslim-mob-in-egypt-strips-elderly-christian-woman-in-violent-attack
commented 2019-01-30 22:13:52 -0500
This comes right after so many people on Twitter targeted the Covington catholic school kids with all kinds of vile comments including suggestions of burning the school down with the kids locked inside, women offering blow jobs to anyone who punched the kid in the face, etc. and resulting in the school even having to be shut down for a few days out of concern for the kids safety and NOT ONE of those people who were actually promoting physical violence against kids had their Twitter account suspended or deleted because it’s ok according to Twitter to murder children or incite violence against them if they are Trump supporters. Twitter is messed up and I don’t know why anybody who cares about freedom and decency has an account on there anymore. Go to places like Gab instead.
commented 2019-01-30 22:06:52 -0500
I’ll save learning to code for my retirement. I learned MS DOS so coding should be easy.