Category Archives: media

The Gray Lady

An interesting, lengthy look at Jill Abramson, the new executive editor of the New York Times, in the October 24 New Yorker. As complement, here is an interview with Abramson and Jim Lehrer on the News Hour from last June. … Continue reading

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Does Facebook encourage dialogue?

I ask this because of an exchange I had on Facebook recently.  An old friend of mine posted the following note to her page: “Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And … Continue reading

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I’m just some f***ing guy

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: thank god for The Onion: America’s Finest News Source.

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Stranger than what?

NBC has a lot to be ashamed of; its coverage of the Olympics is abysmal.  Even though it’s not qualitatively that different from Olympics past, somehow watching these games has felt more like watching a Nancy McKeon/Meredith Baxter Birney made … Continue reading

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Figure Skating of Yesteryear

I’m a big fan of the Olympics, in particular Figure Skating, but I’ve got to admit that I’m having a hard time getting into it this year.  A lot of it has to do with NBC’s horrible coverage.  I swear … Continue reading

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When you’re stuck at home …

And there’s a raging blizzard outside, white-out conditions, sustained winds of 35-60mph, and several feet of snow on the ground, these websites might get you through.  I make no promises; I have mixed feelings about them all; and yet … I … Continue reading

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Talk about robbing the cradle

Here is the latest update from the New York Times about John and Elizabeth Edwards’ separation.  Way to report! “The development comes after Mr. Edwards belatedly admitted last week that he fathered a child in 2007 with his mistress, Rielle … Continue reading

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