February 29, 2008
Trusting the New York Times

Pollster Scott Rasmussen decided to do a little poll on how people think about The New York Times -- the results put the paper's favorablility ratings in the tank with those of President Bush. Just 24% of American voters have a favorable opinion of the New York Times. Forty-four percent (44%) have an unfavorable opinion […]

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February 29, 2008
Obama's economics

There were some dueling assessments of the economy yesterday as President Bush countered the claims by Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that the economy was a mess. The economy's certainly not as good as it was just a couple years ago, but it's also not in a recession (yet). Obama mocked a more optimistic […]

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February 26, 2008
More McCain fallout

Michael Kinsley, no conservative he, has a hilarious "analysis" of The New York Times and its editors' defense of last week's McCain story. I have come under some criticism for my criticism of the New York Times for its criticism of Sen. John McCain. Many readers of last week's New York Times article about McCain, […]

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February 25, 2008
Blog news

There's no different between the two right now, and I've still got some work to do on the logos, but you can see the beginnings of the alternate stylesheet at the top of the sidebar. UPDATE After some poking around on the WordPress support forums I figured out what was happening with the unintentional stylesheet […]

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February 25, 2008
Clark Hoyt on the McCain slime

Long story short, I owe Jay Rosen some fish tacos. Clark Hoyt's column takes New York Times editor Bill Keller to task -- as it should. It says something about how far over the line this is when even Hoyt, who has demonstrated a tendency to lash out at critics, thinks Keller is out of […]

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February 23, 2008
Blog news

Visitors the last few days may have noticed that the blog changed between how it looked now and how it looked months ago periodically without rhyme or reason. I've tried to track down what was causing the switching (it wasn't me) and I can't figure it out for the life of me, so I've removed […]

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February 22, 2008
Obama and the military

Sen. Barack Obama had this interesting anecdote in last night's debate: OBAMA: You know, I've heard from an Army captain who was the head of a rifle platoon — supposed to have 39 men in a rifle platoon. Ended up being sent to Afghanistan with 24 because 15 of those soldiers had been sent to […]

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February 22, 2008
Jay Rosen and I have a bet

Jay Rosen at Pressthink and I have a bet on how New York Times ombudsman Clark Hoyt will "rule" on Thursday's McCain innuendo story. Jay predicts that Hoyt will "essentially say[ing]: you didn't have it." I don't think Hoyt's got the the guts -- or the ethical standards -- to even suggest this was a […]

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February 21, 2008
McCain/NYT fallout

The Politico has posted a response from Sen. John McCain's campaign to the New York Times hit piece in this morning's paper. It's some pretty deep-in-the-weeds stuff as written, but it does point out some problems with the Times story. Greg Sargent, no conservative, tries to tamp down on some of the glee on the […]

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February 21, 2008
60 Minutes, softball style

It's still sitting on my TiVo, so I'll hopefully watch it when my vacation hits next week, but two Sundays ago CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes" interviewed the two remaining Democratic hopefuls for president. The interview was so devoid of probing or difficult questions, that even the Columbia Journalism Review had a hard time holding their […]

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Yet another example of how antigunners would prefer more gun-related deaths if the alternative is a pro-gun group getting some bit of credit for reducing them.

A cartoon that teaches kids gun safety is offensive now? I don't think any TV network carries Eddie Eagle. Only way a https://twitter.com/Jonas_EJ/status/1574423613121470470

Jonas Edwards-Jenks @Jonas_EJ

"Founder @shannonrwatts of @MomsDemand asserts that Eddie Eagle is 'a propaganda tool, similar to Joe Camel in marketing cigarettes to kids.' Her critique is painfully plausible." https://www.texasobserver.org/firearms-children-youth-market-nra/

Makes me embarrassed to be a 'scientist', whatever that means anymore
https://www.thecollegefix.com/scientists-defend-censorship-cancel-culture-as-recalibrating-consequences-culture/

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