November 2, 2010
The swing

First, the obligatory Monty Python video. Second, a word problem. In 1994 the GOP gained 54 seats to take control of the House for the first time in decades. In 2010, Fox News is reporting that it appears Republicans will gain up to 65 seats. What’s the difference between 65 and 54? Answer below the […]

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November 2, 2010
Election day 2010

As expected, Republicans will take control of the House and likely by 60+ seats. Surprisingly, it looks like the GOP will underperform in the Senate races. Many believed if the GOP were in the 60+ area, that gaining control of the Senate was within reach. Instead it appears that the Republicans will fall 3-4 seats […]

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November 1, 2010
It’s like “Jay-walking” only better

Morons at Saturday’s “Rally for Sanity”.

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November 1, 2010
Not a conspiracy

Late Saturday night a story broke in the Alaska Senate race about some reporters at the Alaska CBS affiliate KTVA suggesting that there would be a child molester at a rally for Republican nominee Joe Miller or maybe a fight. The audio was obtained after a KTVA staffer failed to successfully hang up the phone […]

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November 1, 2010
Journalism 101

If you turned in this article in Professor Hoy’s journalism 101 class, you’d get an F. Single-payer coverage sought by doctors The government is the only insurance provider in such a system, touted by some local physicians By Bob Cuddy | [email protected] These are gloomy days for those who believe President Barack Obama’s health care […]

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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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