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Listeners have come to expect it. Lots of it.
Audio of real-world events as they unfold. Press conferences. Speeches. Newsreel. Archival recordings.
It’s woven into almost every episode of “The Daily” to transport listeners to a time or a place, to create urgency and immediacy.
Here’s an example from Friday’s episode about Michael Jackson. Our guest, the Times culture critic and “Still Processing” co-host Wesley Morris, introduces the film “Leaving Neverland,” and tape begins to weave in and out around him.
Michael: What do we need to talk about this week?
Wesley: It’s probably “Leaving Neverland,” this Michael Jackson documentary.
Tape: Not a trailer or even a single clip of this new documentary has been released ahead of its debut today, but that has not slowed the buzz behind it.
Wesley: I became aware of this movie as it was making its way towards Sundance in January.
Tape: It’s probably right now the most talked-about film at Sundance.
What’s the point of tape like that? There are a few explanations. First, it alleviates the burden of the guest having to tell the entire story him- or herself. I could listen to Wesley talk all day, but it’s a lot to ask him to deliver every detail of a complex tale. Tape is the ultimate storytelling sidekick. Here, the tape does the work of explaining how much the world awaited this film — or dreaded its arrival. Second, the tape deepens our understanding of the reaction and impact around it. There really were protests over “Leaving Neverland” at the Sundance Film Festival. Don’t take our word for it. The tape brings you there.
Every week, producers spend hours hunting for the perfect tape, diving into old archives, watching congressional hearings on C-Span. We’re an obsessive bunch.
On Wednesday night, when we learned that the U.S. trade deficit had reached a historic high, we went looking for tape. There was no news conference announcing the news (so no tape there), but we knew President Trump had bemoaned the trade deficit, over and over, in speeches for two years. The hunt was on for the perfect archival moment. Three of us fanned out across the internet until we found it. Here’s how it sounded at the end of Thursday’s episode:
Tape of President Trump: Thanks to our powerful trade policies, the trade deficit is falling and falling and falling.
Michael: On Wednesday, the Trump administration said that the U.S. trade deficit has surged to the highest level in history, despite two years of “America First” trade policies aimed at reducing it.
Tape of President Trump: The days of plundering American jobs and American wealth — those days are over. They’re over. America first. America first.
Which brings me to the final point about tape. It allows us to trust you, the listener, not hit you over the head with an argument or needlessly over-explain something. Here was the president boasting that the U.S. trade deficit keeps falling, when, it fact, it keeps rising, so much so that it’s at an all-time high. You can absorb this contradiction without us having to point it out.
Is there ever such a thing as bad tape? Oh, yes. When we started the show, people who listen to “The Daily” in their cars told us that any time we played tape of police sirens, they feared a cop was behind them, ready to pull them over. Whoops. We’ve stopped playing that tape.
Talk to Michael on Twitter: @mikiebarb.
Neal Katyal, a lawyer who wrote the rules governing the Mueller investigation, on how its end might be the beginning of multiple new investigations.
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When the Pentagon comes knocking, how will Silicon Valley respond? Kevin Roose digs up a cautionary tale for Big Tech.
The Green New Deal set off a political roller coaster that has landed somewhere unexpected for Democrats.
“For a long time, Michael Jackson controlled this story. He had all the power.” Wesley Morris grapples with why the world has, for so long, looked the other way.
In Wednesday’s episode, Kevin Roose explored the backlash from engineers at tech companies like Microsoft and Google when their bosses pursue military contracts. Ed Warren, a former military officer who lives in Bethlehem, N.H., wrote to us about how we framed the episode: “There was an implicit assumption that doing business with the military may be unethical. You have it backwards. As someone who served, the idea that I would be sent to battle with anything less than the best tools and technologies feels deeply unethical. War is an awful, miserable duty but an unavoidable necessity in this world. The fact that some Silicon Valley software engineers don’t want to expend their efforts on tools that help the military execute that mission is ivory tower nonsense.”
Here’s Kevin’s response:
“Ed, thank you for your note. I really appreciate you listening and taking the time to respond. I’m sure many people in Silicon Valley would agree with you that working with or for the U.S. military is a moral duty. We also have a long national tradition of making accommodations for people who oppose war for ethical or religious reasons, like the thousands of conscientious objectors who were allowed to perform alternative service during World War II instead of doing combat duty. (Fun fact: My grandfather was one of these people.) I can’t speak for the engineers in Silicon Valley, but they could be viewed as part of this tradition — people who might believe the military has a right to modern technology but who, for deeply held personal reasons, don’t want to take part in building it themselves.”
“Will the owner of a black and white cat please remove it from studio C ASAP? Litter box too!!!” That was the clarion call the “Daily” team got on Slack last Friday from Brad Fisher, our technical manager, who is a cat lover — but also a lover of expensive audio equipment. The owner of the cat asked to remain unnamed. The name of the cat: Felix.
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论码堂7779eu官方网站【这】【会】【儿】，【季】【铭】【一】【个】【字】【都】【说】【不】【出】【来】，【就】【这】【么】【安】【静】【的】【瞅】【着】【眼】【前】【这】【个】【他】【第】【一】【次】【动】【心】【的】【女】【孩】【看】。 【宁】【萌】【萌】【被】【他】【盯】【得】【浑】【身】【不】【自】【在】，【扫】【了】【他】【一】【眼】【之】【后】，【便】【很】【尴】【尬】【的】【挪】【开】【目】【光】，【而】【后】【伸】【出】【手】，【很】【真】【诚】【的】【道】：“【季】【铭】，【我】【祝】【福】【你】。” 【季】【铭】【缓】【缓】【的】【垂】【下】【眼】【睑】，【眸】【底】【尽】【是】【不】【舍】。 【但】【他】【还】【是】【跟】【她】【握】【了】【握】【手】，【然】【后】【很】【快】【就】【松】【开】【了】【来】，【清】【冷】
【苏】【佩】【玖】【躺】【在】【手】【术】【室】【里】，【神】【情】【异】【常】【的】【清】【醒】，【给】【她】【处】【理】【伤】【口】【的】【医】【生】【看】【着】【苏】【佩】【玖】【咬】【着】【一】【块】【布】，【忍】【痛】【不】【叫】【的】【样】【子】，【十】【分】【的】【心】【疼】。 【医】【生】【是】【一】【位】【女】【士】，【姓】【赵】，【头】【发】【已】【经】【有】【些】【白】【了】，【年】【纪】【也】【不】【小】【了】，【是】【席】【老】【特】【意】【从】【军】【区】【医】【院】【调】【过】【来】【的】【医】【生】，【丈】【夫】【早】【逝】，【无】【儿】【无】【女】，【签】【署】【了】【保】【密】【协】【议】，【算】【是】【他】【们】【第】【壹】【局】【大】【夫】【中】【的】【招】【牌】【了】。 【苏】【佩】【玖】【没】
【周】【瑜】【和】【孙】【策】【在】【陈】【到】【所】【率】【霸】【王】【骑】【的】【护】【卫】【下】，【来】【到】【了】【附】【近】【的】【一】【座】【山】【丘】【上】。【游】【侠】【儿】【说】【此】【山】【名】【为】【武】【雪】，【山】【并】【不】【高】，【只】【有】【不】【到】【百】【米】，【山】【东】【侧】【便】【为】【武】【陵】【郡】【城】，【汉】【寿】【城】。 【站】【在】【山】【丘】【上】【向】【下】【俯】【瞰】，【只】【见】【山】【脚】【处】【有】【无】【数】【茅】【草】【树】【枝】【搭】【成】【的】【帐】【篷】，【星】【星】【点】【点】，【分】【散】【在】【旷】【野】【之】【中】，【将】【远】【处】【的】【汉】【寿】【城】【团】【团】【围】【住】。 【汉】【寿】【城】【原】【为】【荆】【州】【治】【所】，【只】【是】【刘】
【冥】【府】，【漆】【黑】【无】【光】【的】【空】【间】【在】【刹】【那】【间】【升】【起】【无】【量】【创】【世】【神】【光】。 【一】【尊】【尊】【创】【世】【神】【或】【跏】【趺】【坐】【莲】，【或】【背】【靠】【龙】【椅】，【或】【骑】【牛】，【或】【侧】【躺】…… 【地】【母】【看】【着】【众】【神】：“【诸】【位】【百】【年】【来】，【在】【星】【河】【宇】【宙】【可】【安】【稳】？” 【阿】【勒】【尔】【神】【到】【底】【跟】【星】【空】【古】【蛇】【和】【地】【母】【有】【幕】【后】【交】【易】，【主】【动】【帮】【她】【捧】【场】：“【我】【等】【束】【缚】【于】【创】【世】【轮】【回】，【只】【能】【不】【断】【在】【虚】【无】【之】【海】【开】【辟】【宇】【宙】，【没】【有】【半】【点】【空】论码堂7779eu官方网站【杨】【静】【蕾】【艰】【难】【的】【转】【动】【着】【脑】【袋】，【看】【着】【突】【然】【出】【现】【在】【她】【身】【后】【的】【恐】【怖】【怪】【物】，【不】【甘】【的】【喃】【喃】【着】。 “【不】【可】【能】，【这】【不】【可】【能】！！” ”【我】【怎】【么】【怎】【么】【会】【死】【在】【这】【里】？！“ 【她】【引】【以】【为】【豪】【的】【自】【愈】【能】【力】【失】【去】【了】【原】【本】【的】【效】【果】，【凭】【她】【那】【双】【芊】【芊】【细】【手】【根】【本】【无】【法】【捂】【住】【贯】【穿】【胸】【口】【的】【伤】【痕】，【只】【能】【眼】【看】【着】【鲜】【血】【喷】【溅】【而】【出】。 【浓】【重】【的】
【玉】【华】【斋】【后】，【他】【一】【直】【以】【为】【未】【提】【名】【的】【院】【落】【大】【门】【上】，‘【倾】【月】【水】【榭】’【四】【个】【大】【字】，【神】【韵】【超】【逸】，【正】【是】【他】【亲】【笔】【所】【提】，【有】【些】【事】【情】，【似】【乎】【不】【言】【而】【喻】。 “【王】【爷】！” 【元】【香】【上】【前】，【见】【王】【爷】【怀】【里】【抱】【着】【一】【个】【女】【子】，【心】【下】【一】【喜】，【莫】【不】【是】【王】【妃】【娘】【娘】【回】【来】【了】？【但】【是】【走】【近】【一】【瞧】，【女】【子】【眉】【粗】【面】【糙】，【哪】【里】【是】【谪】【仙】【一】【般】【的】【王】【妃】【娘】【娘】？ 【心】【中】【一】【叹】，【王】【爷】【这】【是】【怎】