ESPN, bless its profit-making soul, has joined the growing list of media that negate my need to think for myself. And if you’re a young athlete, ESPN is giving you all the […]
What if reporters simply refused to pretend that Paris Hilton was news?
Wow. It may all have been scripted, but I don’t care – MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski is my new hero. This is priceless. Happy Friday, everybody… [Thanks to Aaron over at 5th Estate […]
Immigration reform or Uncle Sam’s green card draft?
by Amaury Nora When it comes to immigration reform, one of the biggest fears many have is that Congress might pass some type of domestic policy that is intended to hurt not […]
Larry King goes to Paris…
In a celebrity and sensationalism besotted culture such as we endure currently, our news media have been guilty of any number of egregious acts of over-reporting local stories as major news events. […]
Taguba on torture: another frozen scandal
By Robert Silvey Major General Antonio Taguba, who directed the first investigation of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, has now retired from the US Army and spoken at length with Seymour Hersh […]
Tony Blair whacks the press; the press whacks back: Chill, dudes
In a reversal of the old adage “dance with the one who brought ya,” outgoing British prime minister Tony Blair is taking shots at the press, calling it “a feral beast” â€” […]
Thanks, Mr. Wizard – or, we used to value critical thinking…
Don Herbert died Tuesday. While that name won’t ring a bell with a lot of folks, for a whole generation – hail, hail Boomers – he was a spirit guide to a […]
Tommy Chong speaks truth to power, then to Colbert
Stoner god Tommy Chong, he of Cheech & Chong and 9-months-in-federal-prison-for-selling-bongs fame, was for some brilliant reason invited to speak on MSNBC last week about that rich girl‘s legal troubles. Boy, did […]
Moonves calls Rather’s remarks sexist, but who’s the real sexist here?
So, CBS CEO Les Moonves thinks Dan Rather’s comments about Katie Couric are sexist, huh? CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves shot back at former CBS news anchor Dan Rather today, saying […]
Blogging a sports event: What’s ‘live’ and what isn’t?
An NCAA official ejected a sports reporter Sunday from the press box at a college baseball tournament game for providing “live” blog updates on his paperâ€™s Web site. The NCAA booted Louisville […]