The Real Ebola Epidemic

Let’s look at some facts.

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Count your fingers, the ongoing media $$circus cranks up again…

1. Twitter News Head Vivian Schiller Out in Media Unit Consolidation – Vivian Schiller, the high-profile NBC and NPR exec whom Twitter hired to run its news unit, is leaving the company. Adam Sharp will now be in charge of both news and government at the social messaging company, as part of a larger consolidation […]

I Don’t Often Link to Pierce

Actual engraving…the chisel adds ten pounds

I like to keep that as my private stash, but this, this was too good not to share:

It’s not just that TBOTP [ed. note: Tiger Beat On The Potomac also known as Politico.com] invited the Manson Family of […]

If You Had Told Me This Appeared on The Federalist Website….

…I would have laughed in your face. But it did:

Why abandon K-Street, and acknowledge, then reject, the Big Business perception of the GOP? They’ve had the Republican Party’s back for some time, right? In the past, the largest companies favored one party over the other because they understood a pro-capitalist, low-regulation government benefits […]

Cheney and the Dickheads

I am pretty sure this characterization of putrid punditry is not original to me. Still, the label occurred to me as I read Phil Donahue’s remarks in the article linked here.

Phil is complaining (rightly) about the return of right wing talking heads who have appeared in all the standard media outlets to cheer a […]

Stove-Piping Your Emotions

Dick Cheney has been in the news lately, entertaining us with his informed opinions about the situation in Syria and Iraq. It’s all Barack Obama’s fault. He pulled out of Iraq prematurely, destroying all the hope and promise that the Surge had produced for those unfortunate people. And now the Democracy, American-Style that Dick Cheney […]

Like a Circle In a Spiral

Actual antennae for Aereo

So Barry Diller’s latest venture, Aereo, has hit a major legal snag:

A two-year-long legal battle between the country’s biggest broadcasters and a startup called Aereo is about to culminate at the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court’s decision, expected sometime this summer, could have far-reaching implications for television and technology […]

Edward Snowden interview

For those of you who may have missed it, Edward Snowden granted an interview to Brian Williams of NBC TV. You can watch it here. Following the segment aired on television, there was an hour-long discussion on the net containing additional footage that failed to survive the cutting room. A brief piece of that footage […]

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Is Spinning in her Grave. Laughing.

Who would ever have thought that the five stages of grief could apply to politics? And yet, Nick Gillespie (!) and The Daily Beast gives us the first hard evidence that the GOP has reached acceptance:

Last month, even as President Obama touted the “8 million people” who signed up for individual coverage under […]

Why Now?

Monica Lewinsky has a column in this month’s Vanity Fair in which she opens up about The Affair.

I don’t really have to tell you which one, do I? Unless you are younger than 20, maybe 21, it would have been really […]

The story of our lives – Sources and Secrets

Earlier today the George Polk Awards Program in cooperation with CUNY TV and the Media Law Resource Center and the Media Law Resource Center Institute, held a live conference on the divide between the government and the press over coverage of national security issues. It attempted to examine the legal basis and scope of government […]

Bill O’Reilly: Blue Nose

Bill O’Reilly frames his best asset

It’s odd that a man who claims among his favorite guests both Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart would have a problem with President Obama’s appearance in a comic interview on the website Funny or Die. But he does:

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12 Years a Slave

Photo Credit

It’s rare that Oscar sees things my way:

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Veto By Not Vetoing

Jan Brewer was really between a rock and a hard case this week, with the passage of SB1062, which I refer to as the Jim Peacock Law. I’m surprised how deftly she manuevered around it:

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Alarms At Carlsbad

Good to have Sean Paul back.

Here’s a conversation I had with Tina on Facebook, expanded. I think it’s worth posting, because it illustrates some things about reports on radiation-related matters.

Reuters (and others) are reporting an alarm in the air-monitoring system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad. Here’s my read of […]

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