January 4, 2006
Michael Barone explains things to E.J. Dionne

From Barone's blog: These Democrats have, at best, lost the capacity to distinguish between opponents of the president who wish the best for America and opponents of the president who don't. Yes, E. J., "we have arrived at a dangerous time." And, no, I wouldn't use and haven't used the word "traitor" or the word […]

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January 4, 2006
Speaking of stupidity

If you're into self-abuse, check out this brain-dead editorial from the New York Times. To sum up for those of you who would rather not claw your eyes out: Valerie Plame leak bad; leaks that actually harm national security good. Illegal spying and torture need to be investigated, not whistle-blowers and newspapers. I've found very […]

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January 4, 2006
International surveillance

That's what it is. It's not "domestic spying" no matter how many times the New York Times misuses the term. On Sunday, Times public editor Byron Calame wrote this piece describing how the Times bosses weren't interested in explaining why they held the surveillance story for a year and why they released it when they […]

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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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