Archive for the 'punditry' Category

Rush’s Alternate Reality

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Rush Limbaugh issued a press release today over PRNewswire stating, “Reports Stating Rush Limbaugh Was Arrested Are Inaccurate; Limbaugh’s Attorney Holds Press Conference at 8:00 pm Tonight”. The release is clearly designed to lead the reader to believe that Rush was not arrested. He was. A quick check with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office […]

Press Freedom and Maturity

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

I read Andrew Sullivan regularly, in large part because he does a good job of doggedly following one or two stories at a time, in-between his other random comments. I always hesitate to recommend his weblog, though, because his style of posting results in a lot of content-poor posts and I sometimes find his positions […]

Idiocy in Punditry #2: Ben Stein, et al.

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

Since the revelation that Mark Felt is “Deep Throat”, conservatives across the U.S. have been hard at work rewriting history to paint Felt as a traitor, Nixon as a hero, and Clinton’s dalliances as the moral equivalent of Nixon’s betrayal of democracy. These Nixon supporters are obviously incapable of understanding the import of Nixon’s attempts […]

Idiocy in Punditry #1: Christopher Hitchens

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

In today’s edition of Slate Magazine, Christopher Hitchens chides The New York Times for getting the story about systematic looting at Iraqi weapons sites “upside down”. Hitchens argues that while the failure of coalition forces to secure the arms is problematic, the real story is that Saddam did posesss WMD. He asks: How can it […]

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