Category Archives: State of the Media

Krugman lays the smackdown on Silly David Brooks

Paul Krugman’s response to David Brooks’ column today — which is itself a response (of sorts) to Krugman’s recent writing — is remarkably restrained, considering Brooks the Dumdum succeeds only in distorting Krugman’s arguments and appealing to that most juvenile … Continue reading

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The myth of the liberal media, health care edition

The Pew Research Center has released a new report that perfectly illustrates how our broken media operates and why it’s virtually impossible for an American citizen to keep him or herself informed about the substance of government policy.  Health care … Continue reading

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The agony of reading Ross Douthat

Pity-hire Ross Douthat has typed out some very concerned words for his New York Times novelty column this morning under the headline, The Agony of the Liberals.  OH YAY, THIS SHOULD BE GOOD.  Liberals, he is quite sure, are simply … Continue reading

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I'm sorry I haven't been calling public figures nasty names this week

Other obligations have kept me from writing this week.  I’ll try to post something tomorrow if I get a chance.  Otherwise, just read the paper while drinking whiskey and it’ll feel like you’re reading something of mine.  Until then, one … Continue reading

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NY Times: Famous people went to college, did you know?

Oh man, it’s not even the Friday before a holiday weekend yet (one more day, please God get me through it), but the New York Times has already begun phoning it in.  Apparently business is good over there, which is … Continue reading

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NY cops 'livid' after being asked not to shoot to kill

The NY Post is reporting that New York City cops are “livid” over a new proposal that would encourage them to shoot to stop, not shoot to kill [via Gawker]. Joe Biden referred to it as “The John Wayne Law,” because … Continue reading

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Who let Andrew Breitbart into the Critical Theory section of the book store?

ACORN-hating conservo-screamer Andrew Breitbart apparently just bought on of those “A Very Short Introduction” books about the neo-Marxist theorists known as the Frankfurt School, and he has some news for you.  They were Marxists!  Oh, and also, a bunch of … Continue reading

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