Category: Media

Gutsy

It’s important to note the anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and it’s important to give credit where credit is due. But this whole narrative about how President Obama somehow stood out from the pack by ordering the raid and that others, particularly Mitt Romney, would not have done the same mystifies […]

Way too late

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 […]

Be skeptical. Be very skeptical.

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. […]

Lex

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 […]

Make the President Veto It

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 […]

Nope. No derangement there.

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 […]