Friday, August 31, 2012

The Last Word on the Republican Convention

Go ahead. Try it. I Dare You

Tell me again that the American corporate media has not turned to shit. I dare you.

"(The news media is) unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization." — George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Something to Keep in Mind

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
— Marcus Aurelius

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Today, a Double Dose of Serotonin...

The love that dare not squawk its name.

What Journalism Should Be

Smartphones aren’t cheap in the U.S., but they cost a great deal more in Indonesia, where many men, women and children die digging the tin that must go in them. My old friend Cam Simpson, the London-based investigative correspondent for Bloomberg News, exposes all that here. His writing is specific, vivid and unarguable in its factual reporting. This is what 21st century journalism could be and should be and so rarely is.

Monday, August 27, 2012

What's Wrong with Fox News: The War on Reality

“Closed-mindedness and authoritarianism— running stronger in some of us than in others — likely are (rooted in our psychology and our brains). But nevertheless, it took the emergence of a station like Fox News before these tendencies could be fully activated —polarizing America not only over politics, but over reality itself.” Chris Mooney explains the science of Fox News lies here.

Mitt Romney, Man of the People

As Charles Pierce has astutely observed, Mitt Romney’s face is capable of only four expressions, ranging from “Lordly Disdain” to “Flog The Butler.”
But not on Fox “News,” which regards it as their “fair and balanced” duty to pour syrup on the Romneys and lick it off.
You see, them there Romneys is jess plain folks lock you n' me.