Tag Archives: Mother Jones

My first night, there was a gentleman called Bob

It’s easy to forget, but phone sex operators are real human beings, too, with their own hopes, dreams, desires, fears, ambitions, motivations—and reasons for what they do to earn a living. Mother Jones has a fine photo essay of some of them pouring their hearts out for Laura McClure, Gary Moskowitz, and Mark Murrmann. These…

Is media having an impact on US prez poll?

The mainstream media—television networks, newspaper groups, radio houses, internet behemoths, sometimes all of them owned by the same corporation—like to believe that they play a vital role in deciding how the country is run. Wisened old political commentators, in India and the United States and everywhere in between, actually think that politicians wake up every…