December 30, 2003
Big Journalism no-no

The New York Times is reporting that CBS is using some Enron-style accounting to pay Michael Jackson $1 million for last Sunday's "60 Minutes" interview. Since such a payment flies in the face of journalistic ethics, CBS managed to get its entertainment division to write the check, according to the Times. Another black eye for […]

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December 30, 2003
You read it here first

James Taranto's "Best of the Web Today" yesterday highlighted Democrat presidential hopeful Howard Dean's interview last week in the Boston Globe which I also mentioned. Well, when I saw that, I thought to myself, Taranto hasn't seen anything yet, and pointed him to my post and the related Dean blog post on Christmas Day. Today's […]

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December 30, 2003
Good read

Check out today's Wall Street Journal piece on the mixed news coming out of Saudi Arabia and how it treats kidnapped Americans.

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December 30, 2003
Alternate Universe Krugman

On the day the NASDAQ closed above 2,000 for the first time in 21 months, The New York Times' most irrelevant columnist, Paul Krugman, comes out with a column designed to show that the economy is not improving. To quote, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Krugman's point is: Everything you know is wrong Black is white, up […]

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December 30, 2003
Return of the King

I finally got a chance to see final installment of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. If you haven't seen it yet, you should make it a point to see it. The three-plus hours are well spent. My favorite line of this movie is from Gimli, following up on the extended DVD edition of […]

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What kind of #consistency can we expect from the fact-checking professionals at PolitiFact?

The inconsistent kind (how it started, how it's going):


New column: Newsom's electric cars nirvana collides with reality- CalMatters

This is clever framing to preserve the narrative without actually touching what’s at stake.

Here’s what the poll actually says:

📊 37% say abortion should be “always legal” (preserving Roe)
📊 60% say there should be limits on abortion (which would overturn Roe)

Meet the Press@MeetThePress

BUT abortion is now center stage:

60% say abortion should be legal all or most of the time — the highest ever in our polls — versus 37% who say it should illegal all or most of the time.

And abortion has now become the TOP issue for single-issue voters.

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