Category Archives: THE MEDIA

Off Topic: Keeping The Hucksters At Bay

A CNN item should serve as a reminder that “private information” is now public information.” Briefly quoting the CNN item linked above: “According to one Wall Street Journal study, the top 50 Internet sites, from CNN to Yahoo to MSN, … Continue reading

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T'ain't Funny, O'Brien

I see the Conan O’Brien show presented this lame excuse: It is not funny, O’Brien. Go away. Far away. Come back when you have found a wit. Let him do the show. Stranger

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THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS

The Philadelphia Inquirer web site reports eagles are dying of lead poisoning. From several considerations, I think the problem is likely to be lead from industrial waste seeping into water and from there through the food chain into the birds … Continue reading

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AN ASSAULT WEAPON IS NOT

A shotgun, pistol, or revolver. Nor is it a bolt action or self loading rifle. It is not quite a shoulder mounted machine gun, but that is close. An assault weapon will not shoot through an oak tree from butt … Continue reading

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AS PREDICTABLE AS SUNSHINE

In the cold light of the morning after, the media has started denying yesterday’s news. According to the All Barack Company, they did not say the DC TEA Party drew two million party goers. They say an unnamed spokesman for … Continue reading

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BOTHERING THE MISINFORMATION SPECIALISTS

Back in 1789 an English businessman in New York City noticed a distinguished looking man striding along the street opposite him. Turning to his American companion, the Londoner asked “Who is that tall man in uniform across the street?” “That, … Continue reading

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GRUMBLINGS ABOUT ACCURACY IN MEDIA

The headline reads “Drive-By Shooting at Texas University Rally Kills 8.” Since most Americans seldom read past the headlines a substantial percentage of Americans think a mass murderer killed eight people at Texas University today. But when you look at … Continue reading

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GRUMBLINGS ABOUT ACCURACY IN MEDIA

The headline reads “Drive-By Shooting at Texas University Rally Kills 8.” Since most Americans seldom read past the headlines a substantial percentage of Americans think a mass murderer killed eight people at Texas University today. But when you look at … Continue reading

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