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  • Reddit’s science forum banned climate deniers. Why don’t all newspapers do the same?

    12/23/2013 3:05:35 PM PST · by Third Person · 37 replies
    The Grist ^ | December 16th, 2013 | Nathan Allen
    In addition to my career as a PhD chemist, I am one of a select few who enjoy the privilege of moderating content on reddit.com’s science forum. The science forum is a small part of reddit, but it nonetheless enjoys over 4 million subscribers. By comparison, that’s roughly twice the circulation of The New York Times. The forum, known as /r/science, provides a digital space for discussions about recent, peer-reviewed scientific publications. This puts us (along with /r/AskScience) on the front line of the science-public interface. On our little page, scientists and nonscientists can connect through discussions on everything from...
  • The False Modesty of 'Nerds'

    05/02/2012 11:19:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Washington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd, not fluently mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D and AD&D). I know about the Golden Age of Comics (as in comic books -- if you thought that was a reference to Bob Newhart's heyday, subtract 20 nerd points right there). Anyway, if you spend any time in Washington you'll find nerds. What happens is most of them sublimate their fixations with comics, or baseball cards, or...
  • ABC Panel Lauds Jon Stewart as 'the Only Trusted Branch of Government

    A panel full of liberals on Wednesday's Good Morning America attacked the "angry, white" Tea Partiers and lauded the historical importance of Jon Stewart. Daily Beast editor Tina Brown gushed over the liberal comedian as " the only trusted branch of government." Previewing the comic's rally on Washington this Saturday, the former Vanity Fair editor hyperbolically enthused, "You know, I mean, in the end, Stewart and Colbert, really are like the Huntley and Brinkley of today in the sense that people really, really trust them."
  • Rachel Maddow to Receive Award for Her 'Civility' and 'Tolerance' (ugh!)

    08/17/2010 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies · 4+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 8-17-10 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is actually about to win an award for her "civility" and "tolerance." "The Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, established by Interfaith Alliance in 1998, recognizes individuals who courageously promote democratic values, defend religious freedom and reinvigorate informed civic participation," reads a statement released by the organization Monday. "The award recognizes individuals whose actions have embodied the values of civility, tolerance, diversity and cooperation in the advancement of public dialogue and public policy on traditionally controversial and divisive issues."
  • ACORN review: No illegality (Surprise!, Surprise!)

    12/07/2009 10:39:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 636+ views
    Politico ^ | December 7, 2009 | Jake Sherman
    An outside review of the beleaguered community group ACORN has found “serious management challenges,” but no pattern of illegal activity. The review, commissioned by ACORN in the wake of a hidden video expose that showed a few of its employees appearing to offer tips on how to break the law, also largely absolved the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now’s current management, laying much of the blame on founder Wade Rathke for lax oversight and dangerously rapid growth. Scott Harshbarger, the former Massachusetts attorney who led the inquiry for the Proskauer Rose law firm, found that ACORN is not...
  • Wikipedia + MSNBC = Bias Squared

    09/15/2009 11:05:46 PM PDT · by FrontPageMag.com · 15 replies · 743+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | September 15, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    NRO's "The Corner" discusses Wiki's bias Over at NRO’s “The Corner,” Jay Nordlinger tangentially mentioned Wikipedia’s left-wing bias. (Also read John J. Miller’s excellent article.) What does one get when a biased Internet medium covers biased MSM “journalists”? In one, minor case, the Wikipedia profile of MSNBC’s David Shuster calls him: “a regional Emmy award winning American journalist for NBC News and MSNBC.” David Shuster filled in for Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’s Countdown Monday. Here are a few of the questions this “journalist” asked about the 9/12 rally of his guest, Clarence Page, in the opening segment alone: It seemed...
  • Debate poll

    04/27/2007 9:00:23 AM PDT · by TheBethsterNH · 10 replies · 414+ views
    wmur channel ^ | 04/27/07 | wmur.com
    Poll on yesterdays democrats debates...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 April 2007

    04/08/2007 5:09:42 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 521 replies · 9,768+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 8 April 2007 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, April 8th, 2007 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Christopher Buckley, author of "Boomsday". MEET THE PRESS (NBC): David Gregory, chief White House correspondent, NBC News; Kate O'Beirne, Washington editor, National Review; Chuck Todd, political director, NBC News; and Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent, PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer". FACE THE NATION (CBS): Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.; Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and his wife, Teresa Heinz...
  • Clinton's belated birthday party attracts impressive array of superstars (Tim McGraw)

    09/09/2006 10:43:38 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 70 replies · 1,685+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge ^ | 09/10/06 | GREGORY BONNELL
    Bill Clinton was feted Saturday night with performances from a dazzling array of film, comedic and musical superstars in a tribute befitting, well, a former U.S. president...While Saturday night's birthday party, also attended by Clinton's wife Hillary and their daughter Chelsea, amounted to a thinly veiled fundraiser, it's unlikely Toronto will see its equal for some time. Canadian chanteuse Sarah McLachlan, country superstar Tim McGraw, and legendary folk singer James Taylor were just some of the musicians on the bill.
  • Gay Games Preparations Underway

    06/16/2006 7:12:43 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 110 replies · 2,063+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 16 JUNE 2006 | CBS2CHICAGO
    Opening Ceremonies Will Take Place In One Month (CBS) CHICAGO Opening ceremonies for the Gay Games is just a month away. More than 11,000 people are expected to participate in the games. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports on the preparations underway to make sure everything is ready on time. Luis Henriquez is training for the Gay Games. He's competing in the physique competition. "I'm so, so excited. It's a really a great opportunity to be part of it," Henriquez said. Luis will be among the 12,000 athletes from around the world taking part in the games. He'll join them...
  • Miers Critics "Far Right," Says Miers's Ex-White House Officemate

    10/19/2005 7:09:41 PM PDT · by Cautor · 343 replies · 4,003+ views
    Amy Ridenour ^ | October 19, 2005 | Transcript
    TRANSCRIPT FROM TUCKER CARLSON SHOW: Adding to the sexism, elitism, faith, and threat cards in the White House arsenal, comes the "far right" card. Speaking in support of Harriet Miers on Tucker Carlson's MSNBC show last night was Brad Blakeman, described by Carlson as "a former deputy assistant to President Bush [who] shared an office with Harriet Miers for three years." I'm posting the entire transcript of the Blakeman interview below. Go to the parts in bold to see the "far right" business. CARLSON: ...today one of the many questions regarding Harriet Miers has been answered, in part, anyway, in...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/cmp/20050715/tc_cmp/165702500 UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Kerry Offer Rejected by White House

    02/16/2005 3:30:32 PM PST · by bitt · 99 replies · 2,691+ views
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 2/16/05 | transcript
    ... "Senator Kerry has offered to meet privately with President Bush to discuss foreign policy before Bush flies abroad next week and has meetings with key European leaders. Kerry..." No, I'm not kidding. Kerry actually called Bush and said he "offered to get together with him to discuss foreign affairs." I guess because Kerry just got back from there, and Kerry wanted to talk with Bush. "The offer has fallen on deaf ears at the White House. Kerry spokesman David Wade said yesterday, 'We've offered to have Senator Kerry meet with President Bush to discuss his trip to Iraq, if...
  • Notice: Whoever's posting stories written by Bob wallace please cease and desist at once!

    01/06/2005 3:54:44 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 498 replies · 12,434+ views
    email
    Notice: Whoever's posting stories written by Bob wallace please cease and desist at once! I have no idea who this guy is or who is posting his stories, but whoever is doing it, please stop. He's demanding it be stopped or he will call his lawyer. He's also prohibiting me from posting his email message to me (or, you guessed it, he will call his lawyer). So, rather than post his email message, I'm posting this message: Do not post stories written by BOB WALLACE! Thank you. That is all.
  • Morford: Rig My Election, Please (Desperate neocons try to trick us into another BushCo victory)

    07/21/2004 7:38:49 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 1,189+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, July 21, 2004 | Mark Morford
    Semi-clever, ultra-wealthy Bush supporters suddenly donating piles of money to the Nader campaign in an obvious attempt to steal votes from John Kerry? Pshaw. Ptouey. Child's play. Tip of the iceberg. A mere distraction. We ain't seen nuthin' yet. This is the time of desperation and anxiety. This is the time of hysterical Orange Alerts and imminent al Quada attacks coming from outta nowhere at any minute and violating our children and kicking our puppies and badly denting our Honda Accords. And yes, this is the time of election-year political tactics coming from the increasingly anxious Right that will make...
  • US House Democrats to probe Iraq prison abuse (Henry NOSEHAIRS Waxman leading the grunting!)

    06/03/2004 1:09:16 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 13 replies · 8,791+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/3/04
    WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - A group of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday they would launch their own probe of the Iraq prison scandal, citing what they called a lack of interest by the Republican majority. The six top Democrats on House committees that could be involved in probing the abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, wrote President George W. Bush to say they intended to investigate the extent of the abuse. They added they would also look into allegations of abuse in U.S. military prisons in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay,...