Limping toward death

Via Donald Douglas, I learned of the struggle of The New Republic to survive: Shakeup at The New Republic: Foer, Wieseltier out; mag moves to N.Y. By Dylan Byers | 12/4/14 2:59 PM EST Franklin Foer and Leon Wieseltier, the top two editors at The New Republic, quit on Thursday amid a shakeup that will …

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Economics 101: It doesn’t matter how liberal you are, eventually you have to do something radically conservative like pay your bills

We have previously noted, in our 18th Century Technology category, the financial travails of newspapers these days. But it’s not just newspapers, and even companies owned and run by liberals are not immune from market forces: Bloodbath at CNN, HLN: Axing of 550 Jobs ‘Imminent’ Today’s news of a coming bloodbath at CNN and HLN …

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Telling half the truth, the half-truth, and nothing but half the truth

Robert Stacey Stacy McCain pointed out a rather glaring omission in the stories about the Boko Haram terrorist group which seized a couple hundred school girls in Nigeria, to be sold as slaves or into forced marriages: Boko Haram and the Jihad in Africa Posted on | May 10, 2014 | 50 Comments The #BringBackOurGirls Twitter hashtag — …

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From Around the Blogroll

Following North Carolina House House Speaker Thom Tillis’ victory in the Republican senatorial primary, Sister Toldjah noted incumbent Senator Kay Hagan’s decision to go for broke and “fully embrace” Obaminablecare. Most polls show that the wholly misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unpopular, but, as I have said previously, the only polls which …

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Media Bias: The professional media are attempting to normalize transexualism

This was the story on the Huffington Post: Army General Upholds Chelsea Manning’s 35-Year Sentence Posted: 04/14/2014 1:41 pm EDT Updated: 04/14/2014 2:59 pm EDT WASHINGTON — An Army major general has denied Chelsea Manning’s request for clemency and upheld her 35-year sentence for leaking sensitive government documents to WikiLeaks, in a move that will …

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Can you imagine the editors of The New York Times publishing this if George Bush were still President?

From Robert Stacey Stacy McCain’s blog sidekick Smitty: NYT Cranks The Judas Priest Posted on | August 29, 2013 | 1 Comment by Smitty Could be the most unintentionally funny headline of the year: “Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal” There are moral reasons for disregarding the law, and I believe the Obama administration …

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With liberals, the first casualty is always the truth

Media Matters for America describes itself: Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Launched in May 2004, Media Matters for America put in place, for the first time, the means to systematically monitor a cross …

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The George Zimmerman trial and The Philadelphia Inquirer

Were we to ask Robert J Hall, the Publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, or William K Marlmow, the Editor, or Harold Jackson, the Editorial Page Editor, about the journalistic integrity and accuracy of their fine and historic newspaper, they would all tell us that they strive diligently to get all of the facts right. If …

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Notice anything missing?

From Page B-2 of today’s Philadelphia Inquirer: Police reported Monday that they were looking for suspects in two sexual assaults. On Sunday, a 30-year-old woman reported that she was sexually assaulted about 3 a.m. by an unknown man as she walked in the 1800 block of Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia, police said. The offender …

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