September 30, 2007
Lying, willful ignorance or stupidity?

I'm not sure which category to put New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal in. It is true that we don't have many conservative columnists on the Op-Ed page. Actually, right now, we have David Brooks, who gets to be the dunking target for a lot of readers because he's a Republican and a […]

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September 30, 2007
You too can be a great actor

This might've been entertaining to see. Point Break LIVE!, the absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster, tells the story of former college football star Johnny Utah (Reeves in the film), as he pursues the surfing, bankrobbing, skydiving, bare-hand-fighting, adrenaline junkie cum Zen Master, Bodhi Sattva. The Brechtian blockbuster, which garnered […]

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September 28, 2007
Bad journalism 101

MSNBC's David Shuster is a jerk. In an apparent effort to win kudos from Media Matters for America, Shuster earlier this week went after Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) over her support for the Iraq war. So far, so fair -- though not exactly a sterling example of unbiased journalism. Shuster decided that he'd throw in […]

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September 27, 2007
Who you gonna believe?

President Clinton's former hatchet-man, Sidney Blumenthal, comes out swinging in defense of Dan Rather and his laughable lawsuit in this article over at You don't need to read past the third paragraph of the story to see the return of "fake but accurate." In making his case, Rather will certainly establish beyond reasonable doubt […]

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September 27, 2007
Hot, hot, hot

Today's San Diego Union-Tribune has an article on the shrinking Arctic ice and its potential to cause drought in Southern California. A few thoughts: First, Southern California is a desert. I've lived in San Diego County for most of my life and there have been drought conditions more often than not. This time we apparently […]

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September 26, 2007
The role of jurors

You can't always blame the education system for the poor state of civics education -- sometimes you get to blame judges. In a story in Sunday's Union-Tribune about a program to educate teachers on how t teach about the justice system to their students, Superior Court Judge Richard G. Cline had the following take on […]

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September 25, 2007
Dan Rather

I mentioned last week that former anchor Dan Rather had filed suit against CBS. I continue to look forward to the discovery process. For those who are interested, National Review's Jonah Goldberg has a drop-dead funny bit of schadenfraude that you should read. In 2004, at the height of the Dan Rather Memogate story, I […]

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September 24, 2007
20 rounds of applause

That's the number that whackjob despot Mahmoud Imadinnerjacket got during his speech/Q&A at Columbia University. Does anyone want to lay odds on the likelihood of a speech given by President Bush at Columbia University getting half that many cheers? What does that say about Columbia University? What does that say about the American left?

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September 24, 2007
Feeling the heat

If you're at all interested in global warming, or long for the good old days of programming in Fortran (who knew I would've been better off learning Fortran than Pascal in high school?) then you should check out some of the analysis going on over at Climate Audit. Steve McIntyre and friends are trying to […]

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September 24, 2007
The Old Gray Lady is senile

New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt revealed in his Sunday column that's infamous "General Betray Us" ad was not only sold at a discount, but should never have run in the first place according to the paper's standards for advocacy advertising. Did get favored treatment from The Times? And was the ad […]

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Buttigieg is going with *we waited until it was safely over the ocean*, which demands that the question be asked "Why didn't you do this over the Bering Sea? Why did you let it cross America?"

If @jaketapper were a journalist, he'd ask.

He didn't.

Tapper is not a journalist.

Here's where I'm at with this.

Even if it was a weather balloon, even if it was an accident, even if Trump did it...what's the response to this question?

It *can't* be "to avoid provoking China" because Biden shot it down anyways.

Biden can't have it both ways.

Jason Chaffetz @jasoninthehouse

Mr. President, what is the answer to this question?

I continue to be annoyed by online media companies skimping on the copy editors.

If you disagree, we may feud over the issue.

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