Saturday, 25 August 2007

The Press

"sherlock" e-mails the Washington Post

To: comics@washpost.com
Subject: Hypocrites 'R You

I guess we see what works with you folks in the media to get you to lay off. Appeals to fairness? Nope. Reasonable arguments? Nope. Threats of extreme violence? Bingo!

If there was any justice, Jerry Falwell would come back from the dead and hunt you little censors down with a nice sharp sword! That would get your sense of fairness going wouldn't it!

Let's have some more features about the dangers of Christian fundamentalism, WAPO! OOOhh, such big, brave defenders of our freedoms[1] you journalists are! When you go after 80-year old dead preachers it just lights my fire!

sherlock
The next time anyone says anything about our "fearless, courageous press, speaking truth to power" in my presence, I plan to break into loud, obnoxious, ironic laughter.

UPDATE 070825 17:01: Over at LGF, "Areopagitica" scripts a strip featuring Opus, Bill the Cat, Milo, and Ibrahim Hooper.

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Tuesday, 14 August 2007

The Press

They can't do math, either


Howard finds the decimal point:

200 pts, is what percent of 13,000? 15%? Well those dopes at CNBC might think so, but 200 points is around 1-1/2 percent.

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Sunday, 12 August 2007

The Press

How's that again?


"Ohad," commenting at Harry's Place:

An Arab man grabbed the gun of a security guard in Jerusalem, shot the guard, engages in a gunfight, and is killed by another guard. What's the headline at the BBC?

"Palestinian killed in Jerusalem" (!)

[Note: As of this posting (2 days later), hed now reads: "Gunman dies in Jerusalem shootout."  Interesting how he lost the "Palestinian" when he became a "gunman."]

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Tuesday, 07 August 2007

The Press

Citizen journalism in Minneapolis


Two posts by David Erickson:


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Monday, 06 August 2007

The Press

Quote of the Day


“I won’t meddle [with the Wall Street Journal] any more than Arthur Sulzberger does [at the New York Times]." -- Rupert Murdoch, quoted by Editor and Publisher

Heh!™

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