Culture in the Age of Blogging

Commentary - Culture in the Age of Blogging: "... a collective end-run around a liberal establishment ..."


Keller Says 'N.Y. Times' Must Look Beyond Its Urban, Liberal Base

Keller Says 'N.Y. Times' Must Look Beyond Its Urban, Liberal Base: "The aim, he wrote, is 'to stretch beyond our predominantly urban, culturally liberal orientation, to cover the full range of our national conversation.' "

Finally the NYT admits it only presents one side. QED. No more quibbles about media bias. First down, 10 more yards to go.


Tear down that firewall

The American Spectator asks: "What impact will the New Media have on human liberty?"


Unsubstantiated Assertions and other Lies

Howard Dean's abortion myth - The Washington Times: Editorials/OP-ED - June 09, 2005
There must be a name for this kind of rhetorical device, where you toss out a tangential lie while talking about something else.

I heard Biden do do it recently on the radio. Hannity asked him some question, but before Biden answered if he threw out the False meme that Republicans were trying to undo 217 years of constitutional status quo regarding judicial filibustering -- completely twisting the truth upsidedown and backwards. And Hannity let it slide because he wanted to bite on the question he had asked.

It happens across days, too. I've seen a small lie deposited in a story or quote, and if enough people don't scream within a few days, then it's taken as gospel truth and used as a tool to bludgeon opponents. Can't think of other examples offhand tho.

Ben Stein flattens vietnam protest sympathizers

The American Spectator: "In those days, Americans actually trusted the Mainstream Media."