An unpopular solution?

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In a subscribers-only piece in today’s Wall Street Journal Max Boot suggests that those people who are truly concerned about the slaughter in Darfur consider doing something more substantive than TV commercials and full-page newspaper ads. Case in point: Darfur. A force of 7,000 lightly armed African Union peacekeepers has been helpless to stop the […]

Dixie Chicks are not exactly truthful

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Today we have the first-ever guest post on Hoystory. The following is “the rest of the story” about the Dixie Chicks (cumulative IQ = -3) and their claim that the Red Cross refused their money because they’re controversial, courtesy my brother-in-law, Ronnie Short. I am bothered about a false statement the Dixie Chicks are making […]

When racism is acceptable

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Apparently racial slurs are OK as long as they’re used by blacks against whites. Can you imagine the outrage if Senate hopeful Bob Corker of Tennessee had refered to Harold Ford Jr.-supporters as the n-word? I suspect that this video of Harold Ford Sr. referring to pro-life activists as “crackers” won’t get a whole lot […]

More on Calame's revelation

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The Boston Herald’s Jules Crittendon encourages New York Times public editor Byron Calame to look a little deeper into the elite journalist’s mindset. Calame’s mea culpa has a bit of the dog-ate-my-homework about it. As blogger Don Surber noted, Calame blamed his opinion in part for his sympathy with the “underdog” — the New York […]

The world's biggest softball

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If any reporter or columnist had thrown softballs like these at President Bush, you’d have the journalistic establishment hyperventilating with outrage: You’re presented as a wealthy woman from San Francisco when you’re really this middle-class kid from Baltimore … How do you get more of who you are across? You get very high marks for […]