Month: March 2009

Howard Kurtz's Octomom hypocrisy: He was against exploiting it for ratings before he was for it

Washington Post and CNN media critic Howard Kurtz dedicated an entire segment of this past Sunday’s Reliable Sources cable program to a gratuitous pie fight between two players involved in Nadya “Octomom” Suleman’s never-ending nationally televised freak show. But a little over a month ago, Kurtz decried the media for exploiting the octuplet mother for ratings and for doing so under the false pretense that concern for her babies’ well being drove their round-the-clock coverage.

What a difference a few weeks make.

Carbon capitalism

American-style capitalism, sans regulation, has earned its present bad rap. Even so, some market mechanisms do work quite well. Commodities pricing is discovered and costs kept low because markets are very efficient […]

Note Bene #59

Hot links from recent days: “Dear wife of John” … The cold fusion debate is on again … Orwell’s Animal Farm was refused publication–by T.S. Eliot … Gaddafi more empowered than ever, […]

Got change?

The buzzing topic of conversation throughout liberal America appears to be just how much change the new president brings to the table.  His stalwart defenders rally to his side on comment threads, […]