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    WaPo Can Find Climate Denial Embarrassment Closer to Home

    Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:58
    The Washington Post (3/1/15) is afraid that Sen. Jim Inhofe's ridiculous claims about climate change are going to be a "national embarrassment." It takes a much more tolerant attitude toward the climate deniers in its own employ. Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, took to the floor of the Senate to try to debunk the "hysteria on global warming" with a snowball and a photo of a snow fort. As the Post accurately notes: Global warming is a long-term and worldwide trend. The fact that it’s cold at one place on the Earth at […]

    Robert Samuelson's 'Golden Age' Mythology

    Tue, 02/24/2015 - 17:14
    Robert Samuelson says if we had kept up the rates of productivity growth we had until 1973, it would have mattered much more to middle-income families' living standards than the rise in inequality since 1980. This is true in the sense of "if I were six feet five inches, I would be taller than I am," but it's not clear what we should make of the point.

    The Foreigners Obama Needs to Love to Prove He Loves America

    Tue, 02/24/2015 - 13:04
    "There are plenty of reasons that suggest Obama might not love America," writes the Washington Post's Ed Rogers. Funnily enough, most of these reasons seem to have little to with America,

    Politico Helps O'Reilly Get Away With Falklands Fabrications

    Mon, 02/23/2015 - 23:35
    Politico media reporter Dylan Byers explores the supposedly mysterious question of why Fox News executives let their most lucrative on-air personality get away with blatantly misrepresenting his journalistic history.

    US Backing for 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels: Long Reported, Continually Forgotten

    Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:10
    That the US is arming and training Syrian rebels has been well-documented for over two years, yet Western media have historically suffered from a strange collective amnesia when reporting this fact.

    Bill O'Reilly Lies–but Some Lies Matter More Than Others

    Sat, 02/21/2015 - 10:33
    When Fox News' Bill O'Reilly said that NBC's Brian Williams "had to go" because he manufactured stories about dangers he faced in his reporting career, it should come as no surprise to find out that O'Reilly can be found doing the exact same thing.

    Top 10 Bogus ISIS Stories

    Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:19
    The militant group has done a lot of evil -- but as the ramp-up to ground troops gets underway, it's important to note that a lot of the scare stories the media have reported have turned out to be bunk.

    NYT Hopes India Can Avoid China's Plight: a High-Paid, Well-Educated Workforce

    Thu, 02/19/2015 - 13:30
    A front-page lead New York Times story is mainly valuable for the insight it provides into what the Times considers to be a healthy economy--and who that economy is supposed to benefit.

    NYT Hopes India Can Avoid China's Plight: a High-Paid, Well-Educated Workforce

    Thu, 02/19/2015 - 13:30
    A front-page lead New York Times story is mainly valuable for the insight it provides into what the Times considers to be a healthy economy--and who that economy is supposed to benefit.

    Most Americans Agree That Netanyahu, the Only One Who Can Save the Puppy, Should Save the Puppy

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 16:36
    You can see propaganda being manufactured before your eyes: Any subtleties are ironed out to create an assertion that the American people are calling for Netanyahu to speak.

    Borrowing a Climate Denial Trick to Erase Rising Inequality

    Tue, 02/17/2015 - 18:53
    New York Times economics columnist David Leonhardt has a new column headlined "Inequality Has Actually Not Risen Since the Financial Crisis." This is mostly, if not entirely, BS.

    Borrowing a Climate Denial Trick to Erase Rising Inequality

    Tue, 02/17/2015 - 18:53
    New York Times economics columnist David Leonhardt has a new column headlined "Inequality Has Actually Not Risen Since the Financial Crisis." This is mostly, if not entirely, BS.

    Borrowing a Climate Denial Trick to Erase Rising Inequality

    Tue, 02/17/2015 - 18:53
    New York Times economics columnist David Leonhardt has a new column headlined "Inequality Has Actually Not Risen Since the Financial Crisis." This is mostly, if not entirely, BS.

    Setting SYRIZA Straight, NYT Gets It Wrong on Debt

    Sat, 02/14/2015 - 11:52
    The New York Times suggested that the Greek Finance minister does not understand the basic debt dynamics of his own country--and followed this up with an erroneous definition of a fiscal "primary surplus," a crucial accounting concept for the Greek debt work-out.

    'He Just Made It Up': New York Post Accused of Fabrication in Machete Lawsuit Story

    Fri, 02/13/2015 - 18:45
    For NYPD officials, the New York Post report was a perfect example of why the NYPD needed millions of dollars to fight "frivolous" lawsuits. But there's a problem: One of the key details of the report appears to have been made up out of whole cloth.

    CNN Peddles Propaganda About 'Completely Mad' Putin

    Thu, 02/12/2015 - 19:52
    CNN asks, "Has Russian President Vladimir Putin gone completely mad?" Here's a better question: Does CNN care whether it's viewed as an outlet for crude anti-Russian propaganda?

    Chris Matthews Calls for 'Rambo Kind of Stuff' as Response to Real-World Violence

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 14:10
    Chris Matthews doesn't know how to solve the ISIS problem. But he knows who does--and he's a fictional character played by Sylvester Stallone.

    Tell Us How You Really Feel About Fast Track Opponents, New York Times

    Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:47
    The New York Times' Jonathan Weisman reports that President Barack Obama's chances of getting "fast track" authority to negotiate trade agreements are shrinking as "the political fringes expand on each end."

    Tell Us How You Really Feel About Fast Track Opponents, New York Times

    Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:47
    The New York Times' Jonathan Weisman reports that President Barack Obama's chances of getting "fast track" authority to negotiate trade agreements are shrinking as "the political fringes expand on each end."

    Tell Us How You Really Feel About Fast Track Opponents, New York Times

    Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:47
    The New York Times' Jonathan Weisman reports that President Barack Obama's chances of getting "fast track" authority to negotiate trade agreements are shrinking as "the political fringes expand on each end."