December 20, 2002
Web advertising gone mad

It seems as though the bane of Web surfers everywhere -- the dreaded pop-under ad -- is getting even more annoying. According to this report over at CNet's, new ads will "kick" you to Orbitz, or another advertiser using similar technology, merely by moving your mouse over the ad. No clicking required. The brain-dead […]

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December 20, 2002
Separation of Church/State issues

In James Taranto's "Best of the Web Today" he refers to the following story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I can't make this stuff up: A Venango County elementary school performance was canceled after parents objected to scenes in which third- through fifth-grade students re-enacted human sacrifices in the Aztec civilization. The performance, titled "Bizarre Bazaar," […]

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December 20, 2002
The Two Towers

I saw the latest installment of Director Peter Jackson's epic trilogy on Wednesday. Yes, I know it's two days later -- but I've needed the time to really digest it. The film is excellent, and should, once again, be nominated for a fistful of Oscars. The Two Towers is about the primal battle of Good […]

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December 20, 2002
Rip Van Krugman

Today's offering from New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is more of what we've come to expect from the Democrats' snarky hatchet man. I'll start with the last part first, because it is really the central issue. It may be that the bad few weeks the administration has just had were the result of random […]

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🧵Please indulge me more on this topic: Yesterday's Bloomberg article misrepresenting Thune's comments on entitlement reform is part of a broader issue:
Most media coverage of Social Security, Medicare & unsustainable debt has long been narrative-driven and, yes, dishonest. (1/)

More broken accountability at the International Fact-Checking Network (@factchecknet) and the @Poynter Institute.

The IFCN allows people to register complaints about the its stable of "verified" signatories to its code of principles. @Google and @YouTube $hould pay attention.

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