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Holder Signed Off on Rosen Warrant

May 23, 2013 by


Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the Department of Justice’s request for a warrant to search and seize the electronic communications of Fox News reporter James Rosen. According to NBC News‘ Michael Isikoff, based on information just obtained, Holder affirmed the decision. Meanwhile, today, President Obama claimed to be troubled by the possible chilling effect […]

“Our House is on Fire…”

May 13, 2013 by


So begins Scott Pelley, CBS journalist, as he lays out the media’s recent string of embarrassments. In a solid Quinnipiac University speech that will create few enemies, and that does not necessarily articulate new ideas, Pelley nevertheless manages to say a few things succinctly and appropriately. Pelley concern for journalism’s integrity in the information age […]

Boston & The News Media

April 19, 2013 by


Welcome to the news of the 21st Century, ladies and gentlemen. I was working late last night and flipped over to Twitter and saw it light up with information about the Boston suspects, MIT, and a shoot-out either on or around campus. People were linking to the police scanner, web-pages were transcribing events as they […]

Here is how NOT to do political economy from a moral perspective!

April 1, 2013 by


According to The Weekly Standard, President Obama attended Easter services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. yesterday, where the pool reporter recorded this tirade against fictional religious right leaders. “It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back … for blacks to be back in the back […]

The Most Efficient Penny Ever…

March 1, 2013 by


While I am not much of a fan of Joe Scarborough, I think he hits a home run in this clip. Given the amount of work this penny apparently does, my proposal would be that we cut the other 99¢ per dollar and keep this stiff and resilient 1¢. What this highlights is our general […]