February 23, 2010
Don’t bring a spork to a gunfight

Howard Friel has published a book called “The Lomborg Deception.” Newsweek “science editor” Sharon Begley praises it. Armed Liberal notes that Begley shoots herself in the foot on her credibility. But, the most entertaining bit of all is Lomborg’s response. [PDF format] Now, I don’t agree with Lomborg’s take on the AGW hypothesis (he believes […]

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February 23, 2010
The right to be paid for what you create

A couple of disparate, but related items: First, there’s this article in the New York Observer about the New York Times and the Huffington Post’s moves to expand their stable of people producing content without remuneration. Elsewhere in uncompensated journalism, The Huffington Post launched its college vertical today, complete with a call for free labor. […]

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February 23, 2010
This used to get people fired

MSNBC regular Donny Deutsch referred to Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio of Florida as a “coconut.” For those of you unfamiliar with the term, its rough analog is referring to an black person as an “Oreo.” You can bet that absolutely nothing will happen to Deutsch because he’s a liberal.

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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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