Reading Time: 5 minutes We keep getting reports of atrocities committed by the Syrian government. Those reports may well be accurate. But the truth is usually a bit more complicated in war zones. If news organizations don’t start adopting a higher standard for their reports, another Libyan-style intervention, complete with massive bombing and untold civilian casualties, may be inevitable.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In this presentation, rich guy Nick Hanauer makes some simple yet profound points about whether keeping taxes low on rich people produce jobs.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Fareed Zakaria, the favorite pundit of the Council on Foreign Relations, is bewildered that the Saudis aren’t more welcoming toward Arab Spring. And he loves George W. Bush’s love of freedom. Maybe this is why CNN ratings are at record lows.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ and Nicole Sandler talk about: failures of media, the death of the “Lockerbie bomber,” John Edwards facing a 30 year sentence, American naivete, and much more.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Tired of those whining 99 percenters? Meet the two twenty-something sisters who just spent $150 million on homes. Nice, no?
Reading Time: 7 minutes Everyone’s in a hurry to say goodbye to the “Lockerbie bomber,” the man convicted of bombing Pan Am 103. But a closer look is warranted—as usual—when the stakes are so high. Was Libya really behind the atrocity, or was some other country or element involved?
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Obama Administration is not being completely straight with us when it comes to the Occupy protests. A growing body of documentation suggests that the Department of Homeland Security is deeply involved in coordinating surveillance of protesters—and maybe more.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hollywood, like all fine institutions, routinely lies to us about most everything. So, when someone calls them on it, that’s a breath of fresh air. Here’s a “back at ya” post from Dan Harmon, recently relieved by NBC of his duties running the comedy show Community.
Reading Time: 4 minutes China recently kicked out a foreign reporter for…well, probably for trying to do her job. Here’s a side-splittingly funny bad translation of a press conference where another reporter tries to get answers, and a government spokesman does the Funky Chicken.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Ever get the feeling a lot of tv reports are….ridiculous? Nothing actually going on, just a bunch of graphical stunts trying to keep you from recognizing the lack of substance? Er…you’re right! Here’s a funny take.