Monthly Archives: May 2010

Sarah Palindrone

Even by the subterranean standards at Fox News, Chris Wallace’s interview of Sarah Palin yesterday was a flat-out embarrassment. Not only did Wallace allow Palin to Katrina Barack Obama over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, she also … Continue reading

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New York Times Law & Ad-er

Sunday’s New York Times featured what was essentially a full-page ad for the series finale of NBC’s “Law & Order.” The show’s 20-year run ends Monday night, and from the Times coverage (and, say, this op-ed) you’d think it was more … Continue reading

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Rand Paul, Flee Party Idol

So Tea Party movement flavor du jour Rand Paul, after sweeping through the Kentucky U.S. Senate GOP primary, has put both feet in his increasingly suspect mouth. Foot #1: On Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC leftathon, Paul trashed the 1964 Civil Rights … Continue reading

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iLike iPad (iThink)

Well, the Missus and I just bought an iPad, and although I have yet to get it out of first gear, I have a feeling I’m going to like this content-consuming (vs. content-creating) machine. I certainly liked the experience we … Continue reading

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BP Does Not Stand For Best Practices

Arr-ooo-gah! Arr-ooo-gah! BP has shifted into DEFCON 4 as oil keeps pouring into the Gulf of Mexico and turmoil keeps pouring onto BP. First, the oil. According to Reuters: BP said on Thursday it was siphoning 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons/795,000 … Continue reading

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Acronym o’ the Day (pat. pending)

From Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, in an op-ed about a bill “proposed on April 30 by Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Chris Van Hollen to ‘blunt’ the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC”: Moreover, the Democracy Is Strengthened by … Continue reading

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Faces Of The Fallen

The New York Times can really memorialize the dead in the war of/on terrorism. See Portraits of Grief for the former. See Wednesday’s Faces of the Fallen for the latter – portraits of 498 Afghanistan war casualties since late July … Continue reading

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Fitting News Media To A Tee

An outfit called Hot Press Tees has introduced what it call “the first wearable blog.” As if the millions of readable ones weren’t enough. From their press release: HOT PRESS TEES ( http://www.hotpresstees.com ) plans to blur the lines of … Continue reading

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New York Times Credibility In Jeopardy?

For the past four years, the New York Times has included a Jeopardy! Clue of the Day in its Arts Section (promo here). From a January, 2006 Adrants post: As part of the agreement, The Times will be included periodically as … Continue reading

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Cats Against Clay, The Sequel

In the never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American clay-free litter box, those madcap felines at Cats Against Clay are at it again. In the wake of this sweeping public protest, the hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider has done … Continue reading

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