“Five Things You Need to Know,” reads the headline from this morning’s USA Today newspaper. What are those five things?
1. Waco police are investigating an incident in which rival biker gangs shot at each other.
2. The American Council of Sports Medicine has released its ranking in which it declares the fittest city in […]
Google News creates incoherent mashups of current events. […]
When two “journalists” from the Washington Post asked Governor Scott Walker, commonly presumed to be planning a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, if he thought that Barack Obama was a Christian, Walker responded. “I don’t know.”
Writers at publications such as the Huffington Post have made a big tizzy about the response, […]
The state of reporting on Ebola was best represented today by Jim Garamone of DoD News, who wrote breathlessly that, “The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility.”
What this sentence seems to mean, in the context of the current panic, is that the spread of Ebola into Central […]
Made the news today: Two 12 year-old girls claimed to be motivated by legends of a mythological character called Slenderman when they stabbed a friend of theirs in an attempt to murder her.
Did not make the news today: U.S. Senator Carl Levin introduced legislation, S. 2410, that would pay for programs designed to give […]
One night before the Million Mask March, taking place in 443 locations, who knows about this event?
You might think, considering that there have been 110 news articles on “Twerking” over the past week alone, that the Million Mask March might generate some interest from America’s “professional” news media.
You’d be wrong. Following up on […]
Barack Obama has authorized the seizure of huge numbers of telephone records from journalists reporting on the Obama Administration’s activities. […]
What is there that we, living out in the grassroots, are supposed to do when both the people on Capitol Hill and the executives put in charge of our nation’s newsrooms are inclined to clam up? […]
Here’s what the newspaper left outside my hotel door says today: Terror Returns. The newspaper says that Americans are “rattled”.
Is it true? Are we rattled? Are we living in terror?
Let me go check. Here’s what the lobby of my hotel looks like. No one is in terror here. They’re too busy checking […]
This morning, Reuters is reporting on a violent incident with the headline Ten Afghan “civilians” killed in NATO airstrike.
This headline leaves me wondering what the difference between is between “civilians” and civilians. 5 of the “civilians” killed were children… or were they “children”? Were they only “killed”, rather than being killed? Did they “live” […]