Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Press

Hey, it worked for “climate science”


PolitiFact® Florida:

[The] ...methodology and objectiveness [of the Reason Foundation’s analysis of Florida’s proposed high-speed rail project] are suspect.  Consider:
• The author of the study, Wendell Cox, is a known rail skeptic, and Robert Poole, a Reason Foundation director whose name was on the report, served on Scott’s transition team for transportation issues.
Because skeptics can’t do honest research?

And should the same thinking apply to journalists?


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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The Press

First rule of TV news: NEVER forget the logo!

Crass commercialism Dept

Even if it covers up the action:
Screenshot, WRTV coverage of Fairgrounds stage collapse, June 14, 2011 12:09 am
or the subject:
Screenshot, WRTV coverage of Fairgrounds stage collapse, June 13, 2011: 11:49 pm
or the heroes:
Screenshot, WISH coverage of Fairgrounds stage collapse, June 14, 2011: 12:40 am
and especially when it comes up to the interviewee’s chin:
Screenshot, WXIN coverage of Fairgrounds stage collapse, June 13, 2011: 11:32 am

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