Good Morning, it’s Saturday, 3 February 2018, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Welcome to February (Congrats…you made it through January!)
The Nightshift is moving to a more streamlined format to accommodate a slate of new Media Bunker projects.
Dennis Edwards, lead singer for The Temptations has died. He was 74. In the opening video (above) Edwards is to the left of David Ruffin. You need to see Dennis Edwards perform to understand his impact on music and the “Motown Sound”.
The Potomac Drama: The White House declassified the “memo” yesterday, clearing the way for its release to the general public. The Republicans say it proves bias against the President; the Democrats (and the Justice Department, which did not want the “memo” released) say it’s inaccurate, incomplete, massively flawed, reckless, and out of sync with the timing of events. Expect more “memos”; also expect more damaging “leaks” from/about the Administration. What a mess.
Super Bowl LII will be played tomorrow. For this weekend and into Monday, America will have something to talk about besides the mess in Washington.
The Daily Grope: The CEO of the Humane Society has resigned after charges of sexual misconduct, prompted by actions by the board of the Society and the Society’s biggest donors.
A large New York/Dubai investment fund, the Abraaj Group, has been accused by investors of misusing investment funding. Both the management of the fund and the investors in it have requested audits to sort the situation out.
Today is National Missing Persons Day. Perhaps you or someone you know has a friend or relative who has gone missing. It’s a bit of an epidemic. Pay attention and help where you can.
What we’re listening to in The Media Bunker: The Valentines 2018 playlist, compiled by our music editor/producer/DJ Tschugge.
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.
Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.
A new link to the Boston Globe newspaper has been added. We’ve also added a link to The Local, an English language newspaper in Norway.
Also, we’ve added tech site Ars Technia to The Nightshift. To reflect the growing impact of technology in our life, we will be adding more technology centric sites in the future.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below. As always, thanks for dropping by.
The Times (London
Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Boston Globe (Boston)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris)
Bloomberg.com (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Local (Oslo)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)
Wired (San Francisco, CA)
The Weather Channel
CNN News Text Site
The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. Embed of Dennis Edwards singing with the Temps, courtesy of the BBC and YouTube. All rights belong to their respective rights holders. We thank them for sharing. This post is number 1588 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.