Sunday, July 27, 2008

Gordon Brown head of party, not head of state

Thanks to Justin Webb for this:

"Incidentally CNN described Gordon Brown as a "Head of State." This mistake - a common one - is part of the reason why Americans often think Brits are uncomfortably nasty to their prime ministers. To American eyes attacking them can sometimes seem unpatriotic - they do not realise that these figures represent a party not the state. Conversely we Brits forget sometimes that Obama and McCain are competing to become America's Queen."


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

How old is Jack McCormick?

"But rarely - outside of a June 5 spat with Kevin Youkilis in the dugout - had it turned physical, as it did when Ramírez shoved McCormick, 64, who fell to the ground."
(Amalie Benjamin - Boston Globe)

"What's up with Manny? Is the goofy slugger in need of some anger management? And why won't the Red Sox publicly sanction their star when he pushes a 64-year-old club executive to the ground?"
(Dan Shaughnessy - Boston Globe)

"He Manny-handled the team's traveling secretary over the weekend, pushing the 62-year-old down after he didn't immediately come up with the 16 tickets he wanted to the game in Houston."
(David Whitley - Orlando Sentinel)

"When another request was made by Ramirez upon arriving at the ballpark Saturday and led to a physical confrontation in which the 36-year-old shoved the 66-year-old McCormick to the ground, no thoughts of what it might mean in the long term were measured out."
(Rob Bradford - Boston Herald)

So, 62, 64, or 66, and is a traveling secretary a "team executive" (as titled by Shaughnessy of the Globe)?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The internet information revolution

featuring all of us.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

The Source Diverse scarcity: We need you

1. My passion in analyzing differences in news reporting is satiated by the Daylife Blog.
2. Time is not on my side, no it's not.
3. But the Source Diverse will not die, it will live in peace and scarcity.
4. In the meantime, non-Daylife-able posts will go here, but realize the Daylife platform is > a single blog, even one as wide-reaching and great as the Source Diverse.
5. You tell me.

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Monday, December 31, 2007

What's going on?

With so much news of late dominated by the unfortunate tiger mauling and the assassination of Benazir Bhutto (and the resulting events) what's going on in your neck of the woods?

My neck of the woods is primarily seeing snow, with a healthy dose of Cabinet secretary Mike Leavitt (potential) impropriety.

Monday, November 12, 2007

This is a Major News Source: CNN

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

YouTube at its most useful

Saturday, September 15, 2007

pwnage Illustrated, Pamplona edition

Leave bulls alone.

All photos, AP

Friday, September 14, 2007

Debbie Schlussel's Embarrassing Moment

Here's where Debbie Schlussel tries to have it both ways.

She starts her tirade by calling out a reporter for being judgemental:
"USA Today 'reporter' Andrea Stone, for instance, must think she doubles as an editorialist. Her report in today's edition features loaded, biased opinions with words like 'erroneous' (regarding most Americans' belief) and 'scariest' regarding other numbers in the poll."
And goes on to do the same things herself. For example when she writes
"As one who sees the growing threat of Islam within our borders, I'm glad most Americans see us as a Christian nation. That means that, likely, most still believe strongly in Christianity. And that's why our country is not yet in the position of Europe a/k/a Eurabia (a term coined by Bat Ye'or)"
she is both making a judgement and exhibiting a strong bias (in this case against Islam, elsewhere in her post she shows prejudice against atheism).

Her entire point is summed up when she says "Freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom from religion," and what's most interesting here is that this also sums up her biases as well. Which is to say, it's OK to choose a religion, as long as you have religion....unless this religion doesn't believe in a Christian God.

Listen folks, being subjective has it's place. And I don't particularly care about anyone's religion, but if you are going to write a diatribe against being an "editorialist," you best not be doing the same things you rail against. It's an embarrassment. And that's my opinion, and I will not pretend it's fact. And that's OK with me. Thanks for your time; enjoy the rest of your day.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Source Diverse Rises

...stay tuned. We're coming back, and we're coming back big.