Category - The Media

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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Faux News and the War on Christmas

Sure, there are a lot of real issues related to this news item, from Crooks and Liars and Newshounds, about an ‘interview’ conducted by John Gibson from Fox, like: Why would a reputable news agency let a news personality conduct an...

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The Oakland Times has an idea for a great set of gifts: sending copies of Orwell’s 1984 to members of Congress, President Bush and Emperor Cheney: We think it’s time for Congress to heed the warning of George Orwell. To that end...

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Today’s editorial offered this correction: Note: An editorial Tuesday said Sen. Max Baucus and the state Democratic Party received money from Jack Abramoff. In fact, neither ever received any money directly from the indicted lobbyist...

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Hardball?!?

David Sirota pointed out this morning the exciting hard news exchange between Katie Couric and Tim Russert about domestic spying. NBC continued this hard-hitting, balanced reporting this evening with an interview between Condoleeza Rice and Andrea...

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While watching Brit Hume’s “fair and balanced program this evening, I was treated to this insightful comment by regular Morton Kondracke. He argued that the Washington Post story on the existence of secret prisons was ‘one of the...

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I know that some of the staff of Intelligent Discontent are big fans of the Wikipedia, the user-edited encyclopedia that anyone, and I mean anyone, can edit. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the Wikipedia because it is community edited. I...

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