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this n that

I have no words: Are atheists unfit soldiers?. Read the comments section, too: some very interesting points there. Plus links to Why Religious People Are Scared of Atheists and Army Falsely Claims Lowering Standards of Recruitment Has Not Affected Troop … Continue reading

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12 years

Since the Oklahoma City bombing by a white male supremacist. I haven’t spotted any memorials or speechs or whathaveyou by any key public figures…have any of you? (Yeesh, and tomorrow marks 8 years since Columbine. April doesn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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welcome to bladerunner…

…christ… CBS inks supermarket deal Like 0

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(yellow) political journalism

The problem, as many others have pointed out before me, is that political reporters at all the major news outlets (except, of course, Fox News) rigidly adhere to what has become a painfully formulaic “balanced narrative” style of journalism. All … Continue reading

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i actually don’t often…

…but for something like this, I do wish I could hear… Like 0

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propaganda…

In a way, what’s most troubling about the Bush’s administration’s information war is not its cynicism but its naiveté. At phony town hall meetings, Bush’s audiences are hand-picked to prevent any possibility of spontaneous challenge. At fake forums, invited guests … Continue reading

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ludwig and borden

I’ve been following this story with some interest. Not quite so much the sensationalistic aspects of it, though there are plenty, but the intersection of this case with the ‘net. Like 0

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a blogger’s purpose

Over on Eschaton, Atrios has been talking about the function of a political, or news blogger. I guess I’m thinking of bloggers as a very general thing — eg anyone who posts to their livejournal regularly is a blogger regardless … Continue reading

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the forgotten cities: the next katrina backlash?

Caught part of a snippet on CNN (or was it MSNBC — it gets confusing at the gym with multiple TV’s there) where they were interviewing residents outside New Orleans who had also been hit by the quake. It seems … Continue reading

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mcclellan and the press

Although not all press reporters are rising to meet the occasion, it’s still just lovely to see McClellan get absolutely roasted… Like 0

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cover ups

With regard to FEMA not wanting photos of the dead taken, Bush ordering all media out of New Orleans, and the current calls for 100% evacuation (voluntary or not) of all of NOLA’s residents, it’s clear what the goal is: … Continue reading

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press waking up?

I’m itching to do another list, but so many others are collecting them it’s a little pointless. Still one thing I’m absolutely enjoying is seeing the media wake up and start actually doing their job. Not that it should have … Continue reading

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