January 11, 2006
The news media's double-standard

Slate's Jack Shafer nails it with regard to the kidnapping of Christian Science Monitor stringer and kidnap victim Jill Carroll. Media outlets colluded to hold the news of her kidnapping secret for several days in an effort to gain her freedom. Sitting on newsworthy information is an unnatural act for most reporters�some would say unprofessional�and […]

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January 11, 2006
Blogging status

Blogging may be light over the next few days as my workload at my paying increases substantially. I encourage you to check out the links on my blogroll -- especially Powerline and National Review -- for continuing coverage of the Alito hearings.

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January 11, 2006
When life gives you lemons...

Make lemonade! NARAL's Goal: "To Convince Enough Senators That Alito Is Wrong For Our Country, We Are Setting A Goal Of Gathering 500,000 Petition Signatures To Deliver To The Senate." (NARAL Email, "Just 5 Days Left!" 12/5/05) NARAL's Result: "With The Help Of More Than 50 Volunteers We Were Able To ... Enter 2,000 Signatures […]

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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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