And yet another one… I know it’s difficult to keep track of all of the brown people dying at the hands of various law enforcement officers all over America and vigilantes from Florida. But this one evokes an emotion that is… Read More ›
Link Round-up November 2014
So I’m going to do a series of irregular posts where I’ll point out some interesting stories or provide some quick commentary to news events without delving into a full-fledged blog post. This is a brand new idea that has never… Read More ›
Media Problems: The Celebrity Fight Club Edition
Let me just say to the Internets and the mainstream media, I get it. I really do. This isn’t going to be one of those blog posts decrying celebrity-obsessed culture when there are so many more important things in the world…. Read More ›
So Now Video Games Make You Violent & Racist?!
So we’ve all heard all of the typical nonsense trying oh-so-desperately to link violent video game to actual real-life violence. It’s so laughably absurd it’s not worth getting into again (for earlier reference, see: Violent Video Games Linked to…Stupid.) Typically this… Read More ›
Naked Power Grab?
Never let it be said that Richard Cohen is the only horrible writer from the Washington Post’s Opinion pages. Out pours the font of wrongheaded albeit conventional wisdom from Dana Millbank to muddy up the waters regarding the recent change… Read More ›
Obamacare vs. the Hurricane Katrina Response
I have to hand it to the media. Their ceaseless attempts to appear non-partisan just continues to get them into trouble. Since they were so tough on President Bush during the cascading Hurricane Katrina response debacles (and with good reason)… Read More ›
Attack of the Violent Video Games: The Art and Science of Missing the Point
Recently, I’m sorry to report an eight-year old child took a gun and blew his grandmother’s brains out. This event apparently happened shortly after he played Grand Theft Auto IV. The media, always ready to go with hook over substance, has… Read More ›
A smorgasbord of bad reporting
Bad journalism is nothing new. I’ve detailed as much in a series of posts entitled Media Problems, including my initial issues with the reports coming out of the Boston Marathon bombing. We had the media deciding that the Saudi Arabian… Read More ›
Top 5 Most Useless Things Post Terror Attack
1.) Increased Police Presence – I’m sure it’s supposed to make me feel better but cops everywhere, and I do mean everywhere, don’t make me feel any safer. Seems like a hundred were at the game last night including a… Read More ›
Media Problems: Jay-Z to Cuba
Recently, Jay-Z dropped a new track entitled Open Letter. In it, Hova fired back at his critics over his sale of his ownership percentage in the Brooklyn Nets and more importantly, his recent trip to Cuba. Discussions about hip-hop lyrics are usually the… Read More ›
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