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January 24th, 2022 - 5:43 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Economics, News Media, Politics

Biden’s latest gaffe

“President Biden was caught on a hot mic Monday appearing to call Fox News reporter Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a bitch” in response to a question asked at the start of a White House event on lowering the prices of consumer goods,” AOL News reported on Monday, January 24, 20[...]

January 18th, 2022 - 12:03 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, News Media

Talent agency drops Fox host for comnparing Dr. Fauci to infamous Nazi doctor

Fox host (or ex-host, that isn’t clear yet) Lara Logan (bio here) won’t get any more gigs from United Talent Agency (profile here). She’s so nasty and vile, they want nothing to do with her. She may have lost her Fox Nation gig, too; at the very least, Fox executives have buried he[...]

January 4th, 2022 - 8:08 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Trump cancels press conference to defend Capitol rioters, blaming “media bias”

Trump has canceled a scheduled January 6 press conference at Mar-a-Lago at which he “reportedly planned to defend the rioters,” CNN reports (story here). Instead, he plans to address that “topic” at a January 15 Arizona rally. “Trump in recent months has defended rioter[...]

December 30th, 2021 - 2:36 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

How do we know what to believe?

“Nearly three-quarters of Republicans doubt that President Biden’s 2020 electoral victory was legitimate,” The Hill reports (story here). Believing lies doesn’t make them true. But how do we really know what’s true or isn’t? People can legitimately believe things that[...]

December 28th, 2021 - 3:51 pm § in Health, News Media, Politics

Yes, Fox hosts are awful

Any other network would fire Jesse Waters (photo, left) for his recent speech to a rightwing group, but not Fox. Speaking to a partisan crowd about Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the federal infectious diseases agency, he said, “Now you’re going for the kill shot. The kill shot with an a[...]

December 24th, 2021 - 4:15 pm § in News Media

The Un-News: What didn’t happen the week of 12/24/21

An Italian police barracks that burned down wasn’t being used to store vaccines. Dr. Fauci’s sister didn’t publish a book about Omicron before it was discovered. The New York legislature isn’t voting on a bill to detain unvaccinated people. Scientists didn’t say “[...]

December 10th, 2021 - 7:29 pm § in America, News Media, Politics

Brian Williams signs off from MSNBC (video)

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December 8th, 2021 - 8:43 pm § in Misc., News Media

Man arrested for lighting Fox News Christmas tree (video)

“It appears that our giant Christmas tree there just a couple of minutes ago was completely engulfed in flames,” a Fox News anchor said (see story here). To go up that fast, it had to be mighty flammable. Doesn’t NYC have fire regulations? A man seen running from the tree was arrested.[...]

December 8th, 2021 - 12:09 am § in News Media, Schools & Colleges, UW

University of Washington Magazine, December 2021, article links

This is the official quarterly publication of the U.W. Alumni Association, and can be found online here. Articles in the current issue include: Legal Relief – A U.W. program works with prison inmates serving long sentences for crimes committed as juveniles to help them secure release and aid t[...]

December 4th, 2021 - 11:34 pm § in News Media

CNN sacks Cuomo for misconduct

CNN abruptly “terminated” news anchor Chris Cuomo, “effective immediately,” for violating journalistic standards by using his position to help his embattled — and now disgraced — brother, ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, gather information about the women accusing h[...]