Date: June 25, 2021
“The Hill, a Beltway-based print publication that receives significant national traffic to its digital website, is being more aggressively shopped by its owner Jimmy Finkelstein, sources tell Axios.
It’s held recent talks with broadcasting giant Nexstar Media Group, a source tells Axios.
Why it matters: Finkelstein has held talks for years about offloading the publication, but sources who have been recently pitched on the sale say those talks have gotten more serious amid a ripe deals market and as Finkelstein looks to capitalize on the outlet’s success during the Trump-era boom.
Sources say The Hill brings in over $20 million in annual revenue. Most of that revenue comes from digital advertising and branded content. It makes a few million annually from events.
Date: June 25, 2021
“The Gombe Chimpanzee War
The conflict happened from 1974-1978 between two communities of chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, the namesake of the war.
Before we go any further, we can extrapolate quite a bit from this very simple bit of information about Chimpanzees.
1. Another species is engaging in what we would describe only as “war”
2. Another species is capable of pre-meditated genocide
3. Another species has the mental capability to strategically plan the extermination of a rival tribe.
4. Another species has what we would describe as “tribes”
But what does this say about humankind? Assuming we share a common ancestor – could this war be an indicator of a commonality between our two species that is far more ancient than we expected? Let’s take a look and see.”
Date: June 24, 2021
“Mike Lindell’s had a busy 2021. The MyPillow guy tried to help Trump overturn the election. He’s been sued in two separate billion-dollar lawsuits. He’s released multiple, very long videos teeming with wacko conspiracy theories. He was even the subject of a bizarre (and quite untrue) romantic rumor involving Jane Krakowski. But did you know he also tried to make a dent in the once-thriving mask market? And that he lost millions of dollars doing it?