NBC Apologizes, Admits ‘Error’ in Dowdifying Zimmerman 911 Call Here is how NBC reported Zimmerman’s 911 call: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good … he looks black,” Zimmerman told a police dispatcher from his car. Here is how Zimmerman’s 911 call went: ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good, […]
Media Myth Alert: Why WaPo should reveal sources on bogus Jessica Lynch tale It’s become common wisdom that the tales of Jessica Lynch’s heroics in Iraq in 2003 were a Pentagon fabrication to hype up support for George Bush’s war. Except that it wasn’t the military that told the Washington Post the tales. One of […]
Faith in science? Why skepticism is rising Study suggests that it’s the increasing use of science as ammunition for big-government schemes that has led to more skepticism. Murdoc thinks that the methods used in environmental scaremongering (especially Global Warming) have pretty much torpedoed any hope that a rational scientific approach to the issue is possible. […]
Terrible news. Blogger Neptunus Lex was killed when the Kfir aggressor he flew at TOPGUN crashed yesterday. I met Lex at one of the Milblogger Conferences a few years ago and stood by while he and Pinch traded Tomcat and Hornet barbs. Pinch posted a photo of the two of them from that evening. There […]
Republicans muscle tax cut bill through House The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation sought by President Obama to extend Social Security payroll tax cuts through 2012. But the bill also includes a requirement for construction of an oil pipeline that has drawn a veto threat. The Republicans “muscled” it through. That’s like getting enough votes […]
Iranian Press TV accused of making up stories about U.S. drone strikes in Somalia The channel, which is based in Tehran and broadcasts around-the-clock in English, claims that more the 1,370 people have been killed in 56 drone strikes since September – an average of 24 deaths per attack. But an analysis of their reports […]
Why Corporate Elites Should Be Petrified of Occupy Wall Street The occupation of Wall Street has formed an alternative community that defies the profit-driven hierarchical structures of corporate capitalism. I’ll bet corporate America is shaking it its boots right now over this. Yeah, AlterNet. But still funny.
At Auschwitz, future U.S. military leaders learn what not to do Yeah. Because otherwise they would have set up concentration camps and genocided someone. Honestly, the story reads like it was written by whoever directed that Coke commercial where everyone wants to teach the world to sing.
Tea Party’s War on America Op-Ed by Joe Nocera in the NYT: You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them. These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people. Remember, Republican vitriol and rhetoric leads […]
‘Down the road to banana-republic status’: What Republicans have just gotten away with calls our whole system of government into question. After all, how can American democracy work if whichever party is most prepared to be ruthless, to threaten the nation’s economic security, gets to dictate policy? And the answer is, maybe it can’t. “Gotten […]