CNN's Credulous Reporting on Catholicism

I’m watching CNN right now and cannot believe how thoroughly this report dispenses with all standards of journalistic evidence and detachment in presenting dubious miracle claims as straight facts with reasonable, undisputed evidence behind them. The first part of the report, which I wish I could find but CNN hasn’t seemed to put anywhere online [Read More...]

Selective Media Indignation Over Provoking “Blood-Spilling”?

Glenn Greenwald finds the outrage of the media over the possibility that bona fide nut job Terry Jones’s proposed Qur’an burning might lead to “the spilling of blood” to be self-serving, hypocritical, self-righteousness. In particular he points to this clip from Morning Joe which involves Jon Meacham’s cringe-inducing attempt to invoke religious authority and make [Read More...]

Former Daily Show Head Writer And Executive Producer

Hemant Mehta interviewed David Javerbaum, author of What to Expect When You’re Expected: A Fetus’s Guide to the First Three Trimesters,  and departing head writer and executive producer of the The Daily Show. His thoughts on Jon Stewart being named in polls as “America’s Most Trusted Newscaster”: I think he and I would both agree that [Read More...]

Blogging As An Embodiment Of An American Ideal

Andrew Sullivan argues: I believe the blogosphere first truly gained traction in America for a good reason. There is something about blogging’s freedom from the constraints of conventional journalism that captures an American ideal: civic engagement totally free of anyone else’s influence. It is an ideal of a fourth estate hostile to authorities public and [Read More...]

Who Super-Soaks The Watch Dogs?

Glenn Greenwald rightly excoriates members of the press for frolicking with the members of the White House last weekend: On Friday, CNN’s Ed Henry posted a series of giggly, adolescent updates on his Twitter feed, describing the events that took place at a “beach” party thrown by Joe Biden, at the Vice President’s mansion, for various [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Best Of Sarah Haskins’s “Target Women”

Sarah Haskins always provides the most hilarious and incisive commentary tearing into the lousy logic and vapid condescension packed into advertisements targeted at women on her recurring Infomania segment called Target Women. Her dry witted satirical media criticism would be a perfect fit on The Daily Show and in logic classes. Every time I watch one of [Read More...]

‘Nuff Said Award Winner: Mike The Monolith

On the media: For years I’ve heard liberals say the media is too conservative, and the conservatives say the media is too liberal. I’ve always thought some parts of the media were like that kid on the playground that said “Psst! Did you hear what so and so said about your mom?” Controversy sells and [Read More...]

Cameraman Harasses Muslim For Reaction

A microcosm for the Western media’s relationship with Muslims or just one rude cameraman’s actions? Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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