I think this passage from the New York Times speaks for itself.
You know what crazy thing Sean Hannity just said? You’ll never believe it! Actually, if you’ve ever been subjected to the horrorshow that is Sean Hannity, you will believe this crazy thing he said, about Muslims not loving America enough.
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 of sources: Serious People. When people say “the center cannot hold,” what they should really say is, “David Brooks, ‘Centrist,’ has nothing to offer.”
Posted in Politics, State of the Media, Wall Street
Tagged Alan Greenspan, Citizen Kane, David Brooks, Economic, Iraq, Joseph Stiglitz, Keynesian economics, New York Times, Paul Krugman
There have been a few instances recently that highlight both the best and worst tendencies in American journalism. Let’s take a walk through the mine field together, shall we?
Like most of you out there, my relationship with soccer began at the age of 6, ended at the age of 8, and has now returned to rear its octagonally-paneled head under its rightful moniker: FUTBOL! Certainly there must be some politics we can interject into this sport to sap the fun from it, right?
Posted in Politics, Sports, World
Tagged Argentina, Association football, Boca Juniors, Buenos Aires, Club Atlético River Plate, Dave Zirin, futbol, Jorge Rafael Videla, Nobel Peace Prize, Plaza de Mayo, soccer, South America, Sport, world cup
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I haven’t written one of these “goodbye” posts yet, but now seems like as good a time as any to bang one out. Oh, and don’t get me wrong — this isn’t exactly goodbye yet. I’ll be posting here for the next month or so — or for as long as this site exists — and then after that, well, it’s into the great wide open for this guy. Oh no, I feel myself getting emotional. Or maybe I just need a piece of nicotine gum.