Seeing as today is George Orwell Day, here's an apt quote from the man himself: "Journalism is printing what someone else doesn't want printed: everything else is public relations." That observation has lost none of its relevance.
It's difficult for me to pigeon-hole myself. Anyone involved in marketing or demographics would find that I've slipped through the net. I'm a maverick. I remain a philosophical marxist (note the adjective), although I'm the first to say that capitalism won that titanic war when the Berlin Wall came down. I have a very low threshold for bullshit, can be sarcastic & generally assume the worst in people (that way, anything else is a bonus).