Category - The Media

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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Evolving newspapers?

I think it is fair to say that the staff at Intelligent Discontent spends a fair amount of time reading newspapers online. I would also admit that I don’t get a print subscription to any paper, including the local paper. I suppose one of the...

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Bill O’Reilly’s Enemies List

Dear Bill: Recently, on your television program, you threatened to out bloggers on the left who attacked your remarks about San Francisco and Al Qaeda. Because you seem to have a somewhat selective memory these days, you said: Come on! Can you...

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The Media and Bison

According to this AP report in the Billings Gazette, young George Clement of Belgrade was able to kill his bison with one shot. Clement, who took the day off from school for the hunt, said he shot the bison from about 30 yards away According to the...

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Brian Maloney, subbing in for Michelle Malkin (what circle of hell does that get you put in?) tries to make the case that George Bush lying about the Iraq War is morally and pragmatically equivalent to the right's assumption that Air America is a...

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The Gazette (at least the online version) sure did an interesting cut of this AP story, about whether or not President Bush lied to the American public about the Gulf War. Here is another version of the story, in the Newark Star Ledger. Anyone think...

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Americans need to be confronted with the reality of war, in human terms, not numerical projections or strategic pronouncements. Where is the independent media that forces us to confront our darkest actions, our least noble moments? An absent media...

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Dowd on Miller

we cannot permit someone to use the mantle of journalism to spread lies on behalf of a government hell-bent on war.

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It’s Hard to Be a Politician…

Hmm…so hard to understand…I wonder why in the world the public would presume that politicians lie to us? “In this presumption of guilt culture, which is what has come about in Washington in the last 10 or 15 years, there must be a...

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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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