Rolling Stone’s flawed story and its reaction to a critical report make teaching journalism to the ‘instant gratification’ generation even more difficult When Rolling Stone’s editorial apparatus published Sabrina Erdely’s story alleging […]
Rolling Stone’s UVA story flogged as flawed — and rightly so
Magazine’s story on college assault claim burdened with shaky sources, biased choice of UVA Critics are panning Rolling Stone’s 9,000-word account of a sexual assault, an account that preceded protests at the […]
Nota Bene #124: I'm a Doctor, Not an Engineer
“I don’t believe in this fairy tale of staying together for ever. Ten years with somebody is enough.” Who said it?
The 2011 Climate B.S.* of the Year Awards (corrected)
Peter H. Gleick collects the five most outrageous examples of climate BS (Bad Science) from 2011, with several runners-up. Number one? All the Republican presidential candidates.
Nota Bene #114: Big Star
“The radio makes hideous sounds.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #113: Seth's Near-Death
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?
The horror is getting to Matt Taibbi
Matt Taibbi is perhaps the premier political writer of his generation. He made his bones with Mark Ames at Russia’s legendary expat rag The eXile before moving on to The Beast and […]