Category - The Media

If you were lucky enough to turn your TV away from last night’s great bowl game between Penn State and Florida State, you may have been lucky enough to see David Letterman really go after Bill O’Reilly. It was an amusing moment when Dave called 60%...

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Think Progress has a great summary of the major players involved in the Abramoff scandal. Senator Burns is listed in a number of key places. In the next few days, there is going to be a concerted effort to spin the Abramoff affair as something that...

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Greg Mitchell, at Editor and Publisher, wonders where the calls for Bush’s resignation are. After all, editors weren’t shy about demanding that Clinton resign in 1998. It would seem that lying about an affair is worse than repeatedly...

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Interesting News about Meth

Despite heavy media coverage and a campaigns specifically designed to decrease Meth use among young Montanans, the meth ‘epidemic’ might be wildly overstated. According to STATS, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research group at George Mason...

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Kathleen Parker hates blogs. So, it seems, does Michael Lenehan (PDF), but his article is at least thought-provoking. In addition to calling them ‘our’ new enemy, Parker compares blogs to al-Qaida, writing: It is this latter — our...

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Holloway-Rove

I thought I would go back and check the issue that probably got me started on this blog, the media’s coverage of Natalee Holloway and Karl Rove’s potential involvement in Plamegate. Based on MSNBC and Faux coverage, one would assume that...

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Jason Mohr at the IR has some insight on the recent Bill Skidmore editorial about Abramhoff, Burns, and Baucus. He seems less than impressed with us: But bloggers would probably give me a different finger, ‘cause bashing the IR has to be a helluva...

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Andrew Sullivan points out this high-quality piece of GOP propaganda in the Washington Times today. Vice President Dick Cheney has grown closer to President Bush as the two men prepare for their sixth year in office, according to White House...

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The Independent Record on Blogs

Maybe it's not the best idea to attack personal blogs when the IR's campaign to make itself relevant to younger readers seems to involve myspacing as much of the paper as possible.

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Attention media outlets…

So, here is a story idea. It shocks me that nobody has picked up on this. Two stories: The IR announces, via their AP feed, that Northwest Energy has been approved in their request to increase gas prices 14%. The IR also reported here, although the...

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It turns out that the UMass-Dartmouth student who alleged that he had been visited by federal agents after requesting a copy of “the Little Red Book” made the whole thing up. Unfortunately, it is another example of someone making a false...

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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