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It’s those last tenths of a vote that really count in Congress

Indication #97.4 that the Republican National Committee is inventing the statistics behind its “Pelosi’s Puppets” website:

The RNC accuses Rep. Earl Pomeroy (among the 10% most conservative of Democrats in the House) of being one of 14 of “Nancy Pelosi’s Puppets.”

In its documentation for the accusation, the Republican Party asserts that that its claim [...]

ProgressiveRags Wants to Be Pressured into Selling T-Shirts Not From China

Earlier this week, I gave Jack Lieberman of ProgressiveRags.com a call. I was curious to find out where his shirts featuring various liberal messages came from. “The shirts we make ourselves are mainly Gildan,” Lieberman said, and of his shirts in general he said that some but not came from American Apparel. Most of the [...]

Press Release Reporting: How Should the New York Times Conduct Technology Journalism?

In the past year or so, I’ve written two posts strongly critical of the New York Times’ technology reporting. The two articles about which I wrote, both by Stephen C. Williams (5/1/2008 and 10/20/2009), included images taken directly from Apple and Motorola corporate press kits and presented no “facts” about the products beyond those offered [...]

First Freedom First Goes Silent on Shirt Ethics

Two weeks ago, I sent First Freedom First an e-mail asking the organization to indicate whether it would be willing to redirect its efforts away from selling shirts made by corporations with a history of sweatshop labor production:

I notice that FFF is selling shirts, some of which are made overseas by subcontractors to corporations [...]