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  • The Press v Al Gore: How lazy reporting, pack journalism and GOP spin cost him the election (laugh!)

    11/27/2001 2:13:23 PM PST · by Timesink · 76 replies · 2,372+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | December 6-13, 2001 | Eric Boehlert
    The Press vs. Al GoreHow lazy reporting, pack journalism and GOP spin cost him the election One month after formally kicking off his presidential campaign, Vice President Al Gore paddled down the Connecticut River in New Hampshire on July 22nd, 1999, spreading his green theme of protecting the environment and pausing for a photo op. His message was quickly drowned out, though, when the Washington Times' Bill Sammon reported that local authorities had granted Gore a special favor when they released nearly 4 billion gallons of water from a nearby dam into the drought-stricken river in order to keep the ...
  • The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America (This article is so stupid it hurts my feelings.)

    07/16/2014 6:05:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Rollingstone.com ^ | 7-14-2014 | Kristen Gwynne
    Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use of...
  • America's Last Prisoner of War (2012-Author Michael Hastings Killed in Mysterious Car Crash)

    06/09/2014 11:15:45 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 23 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | June 7, 2012 | Michael Hastings, RIP
    The mother and father sit at the kitchen table in their Idaho farmhouse, watching their son on YouTube plead for his life. The Taliban captured 26-year-old Bowe Bergdahl almost three years ago, on June 30th, 2009, and since that day, his parents, Jani and Bob, have had no contact with him. Like the rest of the world, their lone glimpses of Bowe – the only American prisoner of war left in either Iraq or Afghanistan – have come through a series of propaganda videos, filmed while he's been in captivity. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/americas-last-prisoner-of-war-20120607#ixzz34APXclT2 Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone...
  • Who Killed Michael Hastings?

    11/11/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 86 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | Benjamin Wallace
    Reflexively distrustful, eager to make powerful enemies, the young journalist whose Mercedes exploded in Los Angeles one night couldn’t possibly have died accidentally, could he? A t the end of his life, Michael Hastings, like many of the progressive journalists he counted among his friends, felt besieged by an overreaching government. Hastings was living in Los Angeles, and at a Beverly Hills theater in April, he took part in a panel discussion about the documentary War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. Interviewed in May on The Young Turks, a talk show on Current TV, Hastings railed...
  • 13 Things You Need to Know About Bowe Bergdahl

    06/03/2014 6:17:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 6=2=14 | Tim Dickinson
    The late Michael Hastings wrote the definitive magazine profile of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for Rolling Stone in June 2012. Now that America's Last Prisoner of War has been released, in a prisoner exchange for five high-ranking Taliban officials, Hastings' piece continues to offer crucial context – about why Bergdahl volunteered for service in the first place, about how this intense, moral young man became so horrified by America's "good war" that he walked away from his unit's remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan in 2009, and about the abortive negotiations that could have secured Bergdahls release years ago. Here 13...
  • America's Last Prisoner of War (soldier walked off his base and into the hands of the Taliban)

    06/01/2014 9:23:20 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 50 replies
    TheRollingStone.com ^ | JUNE 7, 2012 | MICHAEL HASTINGS
    Three years ago, a 23-year-old soldier walked off his base in Afghanistan and into the hands of the Taliban. Now he’s a crucial pawn in negotiations to end the war. Will the Pentagon leave a man behind? Bowe's own tour of duty in Afghanistan mirrored the larger American experience in the war – marked by tragedy, confusion, misplaced idealism, deluded thinking and, perhaps, a moment of insanity. And it is with Bowe that the war will likely come to an end. On May 1st, in a surprise visit to Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, President Obama announced that...
  • Bowe Bergdahl, U.S. soldier held by Taliban, was "ashamed to be American," emails show (Flashback)

    06/01/2014 8:51:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | AP/June 8, 2012, 2:51 AM
    Emails an American soldier reportedly sent to his parents before he was captured by the Taliban three years ago suggest he was disillusioned and considering deserting. Bowe Bergdahl told his parents he was "ashamed to even be American" and was disgusted with the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and with the Army, according to emails quoted in Rolling Stone magazine.
  • Too Rolling Stoned

    05/30/2014 7:31:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/30/2014 | Tom Blumer
    Low-info lies for low-info readers.
  • White House Disputes Report on Keystone XL Decision (Official line: Nobody knows how O will decide)

    04/24/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/24/2014 | Jason Plautz
    The White House is pushing back against a Rolling Stone magazine story that cites two "high-level" Obama administration sources saying President Obama intends to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. "Nobody who knows POTUS' thinking on Keystone is talking and nobody who is talking knows," White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said on Twitter Wednesday evening. In the Rolling Stone story published online Wednesday, veteran climate writer Jeff Goodell writes that the unnamed administration sources told him Obama has "all but decided to deny the permit for the pipeline," although the piece notes "no final decision has been made." Later, the story...
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • Now It's a Trifecta

    01/30/2014 6:08:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate caeli | 1-30-14 | Richard Cipolla
    Rorate Caeli + Tempus «p.a.» ante Septuagesimam + Now it’s a Trifecta So the Pope has now appeared on the front cover of three American periodicals:  Time Magazine, The Advocate, and Rolling Stone.  For the first two, the Pope was declared Man of the Year.  The caption on the cover of Rolling Stone was “The times they are a-changing”.  What does it mean when the Pope is the cover guy for a main stream but very secular American weekly, for the most prestigious, in some sense, gay periodical in the United States, and now Rolling Stone, the print symbol of...
  • The Stealth War on Abortion

    01/18/2014 4:30:22 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 30 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1-15-2014 | Janet Reitman
    On the morning of December 11th, Gretchen Whitmer, the charismatic 42-year-old minority leader of the Michigan Senate, stood before her colleagues in the Statehouse in Lansing, and told them something she'd told almost no one before. "Over 20 years ago, I was a victim of rape," she said. "And thank God it didn't result in a pregnancy, because I can't imagine going through what I went through and then having to consider what to do about an unwanted pregnancy from an attacker."No one in the gallery said a word. Instead, with just hours to go before it broke for Christmas...
  • Millennial Communists

    01/08/2014 2:19:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/8/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    ‘In America,” Oscar Wilde quipped, “the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.” And they often do it in the pages of Rolling Stone.Last week, the magazine posted a mini-manifesto titled “Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For.” After confirming that it wasn’t a parody, conservative critics launched a brutal assault on its author, Jesse A. Myerson.Myerson’s essay captures nearly everything the unconverted despise about left-wing youth culture, starting with the assumption that being authentically young requires being theatrically left-wing.Writing with unearned familiarity and embarrassingly glib...
  • Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For (barf alert)

    01/05/2014 12:03:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    rolling stone ^ | january 3, 2014 | jesse myerson
    It's a new year, but one thing hasn't changed: The economy still blows. Five years after Wall Street crashed, America's banker-gamblers have only gotten richer, while huge swaths of the country are still drowning in personal debt, tens of millions of Americans remain unemployed – and the new jobs being created are largely low-wage, sub-contracted, part-time grunt work. Millennials have been especially hard-hit by the downturn, which is probably why so many people in this generation (like myself) regard capitalism with a level of suspicion that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. But that egalitarian impulse isn't often accompanied by concrete proposals about how to get out...
  • Nationalize Rolling Stone

    01/05/2014 11:02:47 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    The People's Blog ^ | 1-4-14 | El Presidente
    One of the great intellects at Rolling Stone magazine has joined us in our call for universal misery. Jesse A. Myerson is calling on "millennials" to fight for five key economic reforms. 1. Guaranteed work for everybody. 2. Social Security for all. 3. Take back the land. 4. Make everything owned by everybody. 5. A public bank in every state. As a result of Mr. Myerson's call for universal free stuff, the editors at Rolling Stone have announced universal subscriptions for all! No longer will Rolling Stone magazine participate in the outdated economic system of capitalism. As a sign of...
  • Rolling Stone: America Should Replace Capitalism With Socialism

    01/04/2014 4:15:35 PM PST · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4 Jan 2014 | Noel Sheppard
    The next time you wonder just how far to the left Rolling Stone magazine is, consider that in its first issue of the new year, it actually published an article calling for capitalism to be totally abolished in America and replaced with a socialist structure wherein people didn't need to work, all assets were taken over by the government, and redistributed to the masses. Fasten your seatbelts before continuing further: 1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody Unemployment blows. The easiest and most direct solution is for the government to guarantee that everyone who wants to contribute productively to society is able...
  • Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For ["Make Everything Owned by Everybody"]

    01/04/2014 1:40:02 PM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 3, 2014 | Jesse A. Myerson
    4. Make Everything Owned by EverybodyHoarders blow. Take, for instance, the infamous one percent, whose ownership of the capital stock of this country leads to such horrific inequality. "Capital stock" refers to two things here: the buildings and equipment that workers use to produce goods and services, and the stocks and bonds that represent ownership over the former. The top 10 percent's ownership of the means of production is represented by the fact that they control 80 percent of all financial assets. This detachment means that there's a way easier way to collectivize wealth ownership than having to stage uprisings...
  • Totalitarianism is back in vogue

    01/04/2014 8:44:09 AM PST · by grimalkin · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/4/2014 | JOHN HAYWARD
    One of the most disturbing things about Barack Obama's reign of lawless executive power is that it has people fantasizing about outright totalitarian dictatorship, and not in a faculty-lounge-B.S. kind of way. We've always had to put up with the likes of Thomas Friedman at the New York Times rhapsodizing about the joys of Chinese authoritarianism - provided a duly accredited Democrat gets to be America's temporary dictator, of course - but now we've got Jesse Myerson at Rolling Stone daydreaming about hard-core communism as the solution to America's ills. He's not fooling around, either. He wants the government to...
  • FBI Counterterror Ads Censored in Seattle

    07/24/2013 5:44:06 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    familysecuritymatters.org ^ | 07/24/2013 | CLIFF KINCAID
    The Rolling Stone cover photo of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been the subject of countless news stories because people across the ideological spectrum have rightly objected to this magazine's glorification of the Islamist killer. But an even bigger scandal is unfolding in Seattle, Washington, as radical Muslims working with members of the Democratic Party and the ACLU have forced the FBI to take down bus ads depicting photos of 16 of the world's Most Wanted Terrorists because some people may perceive the jihadists to be Muslims. Never one to avoid a fight with the global jihad and its lackeys,...
  • Massachusetts Cop, Infuriated By Rolling Stone Cover, Releases ‘Real’ Photos Of Boston Bomber

    07/20/2013 1:32:03 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 19 July 2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Murphy’s photographs show the bloodied bomber carefully emerging from the boat as a police sniper trains a laser on his forehead. [Photo in Comments]
  • (Boston) Mayor, top cop blast Rolling Stone over Tsarnaev cover (CVS, Tedeschi refuse to sell it)

    07/18/2013 3:56:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/17/13 | Marie Szaniszlo, John Zaremba

    Mayor Thomas M. Menino today wrote to the publisher of Rolling Stone, telling him the decision to put accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of next month’s edition “rewards a terrorist with celebrity treatment” — treatment the magazine should have given to the survivors. “The survivors of the Boston attacks deserve Rolling Stone cover stories,” Menino wrote in a letter to Jann Wenner, ”though I no longer feel that Rolling Stone deserves them.” Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said today: "I'm disgusted by it. They should have given the victims more consideration."
  • Rolling Stone - “Trčs Terror Chic”: Rolling Along, Gathering No Moss

    07/18/2013 1:06:02 PM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-18-2013 | MOTUS
    Why is everyone upset with Rolling Stone? They’re just doing what they do: celebrifying the base elements of society in order to make a buck. And let’s face it, it’s not as if Rolling Stone invented  “Trčs terror Chic” fashion. Che Guevara t-shirts have been popular since the 60’s Zapatista gear seemingly forever: Keffiyehs since the 80’s Mujahaddin scarves since the 90’s, and "shemaghs"  since the ought’s. Of course, these all serve a very practical military purpose for both sides when you’re engaged in desert warfare. Made in China, for both sides Butt that’s not what made them famous; celebrities...
  • Rolling Stone Defends Cover Featuring Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect (Firestorm Ensues)

    07/17/2013 1:39:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 67 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | July 15,2013 | Staff
    Rolling Stone has defended its controversial new cover featuring Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after triggering a firestorm of comments. The August issue of the music magazine features a story and photo of Tsarnaev and is titled: "The Bomber: How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster." After a flurry of negative comments online -- and some commercial stores vowing to refuse to sell this month's issue -- Rolling Stone released a statement defending the cover. "Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and...
  • Rolling Stone blasted for giving rock star treatment to accused Boston bomber

    07/17/2013 10:47:10 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/17/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller/myfoxboston.com
    Rolling Stone magazine is drawing fire for putting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover, in a glam shot that critics say continues to blur the line between fame and infamy. The picture, which accompanies a story titled "Jahar's World," shows the accused murderer with his long, curly hair tousled and the hint of a goatee, reminiscent of the magazine's iconic shots of rock 'n' roll royalty like The Doors' Jim Morrison. The cover could send a dangerous message to Tsarnaev's warped supporters, according to one critic. "If they want to become famous, kill somebody," Northeastern University criminologist...
  • Rolling Stone’s strange, dreamy cover of terrorist, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    07/17/2013 9:49:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s interesting, and infuriating. We’ve already seen the rise of what Twitchy calls the “Jaharem” of admirers of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, in custody since murdering a police officer and engaging in a firefight with law enforcement, then hiding and bleeding in a boat the rest of the day until he was discovered. Now Rolling Stone offers a profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving brother of the duo who killed three and injured hundreds of others at the event, including an eight-year-old boy shredded by their bomb.Why not give Tsarnaev the soft focus treatment for that, huh?RS at least...
  • Rolling Stone cover features Boston bombing suspect

    07/17/2013 9:29:48 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    KVUE.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | KGW.com
    The social media post quickly picked up thousands of comments, many of them negative, criticizing Rolling Stone for the decision to feature him on the cover.
  • Rolling Stone features Boston bombing suspect on cover

    07/17/2013 4:12:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/17/13
    The cover of Rolling Stone magazine has most often been the domain of musicians, actors, comedians, and the occasional politician. But this week,the periodical has raised eyebrows by letting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev grace the famous front. The issue, which hits newsstands Friday, features an picture of an unsmiling Tsarnaev above the bolded legend "The Bomber." The subhead promises to reveal "[h]ow a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster."
  • Modern Science Writers Leave Science Behind

    12/29/2012 2:12:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | December 28, 2012 | Alex B. Berezow
    The co-author of a book on partisan science recently examined by Pacific Standard argues that our reviewer was a little too partisan himself. Any book that touches upon politics almost automatically angers half of the American public, regardless of what is written inside of it. It takes a special person—an objective, open-minded and self-critical one—to read and learn from a science book that criticizes people with whom the reader likes and agrees with politically.Recently, Pacific Standard published a review (“Red Science, Blue Science,” January/February 2013) by Wray Herbert, a pop psychology writer,of political writer Chris Mooney’s book The Republican Brain...
  • Secrets and Lies of the Bailout

    01/08/2013 8:40:36 AM PST · by gethimoutofthehouse · 11 replies
    Rolling Stone Politics ^ | January 4, 2013 4:25 PM ET | Matt Taibbi
    The federal rescue of Wall Street didn’t fix the economy – it created a permanent bailout state based on a Ponzi-like confidence scheme. And the worst may be yet to come Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104#ixzz2HOzUyX9K Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook
  • Secret and Lies of the Bailout

    It has been four long winters since the federal government, in the hulking, shaven-skulled, Alien Nation-esque form of then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, committed $700 billion in taxpayer money to rescue Wall Street from its own chicanery and greed. To listen to the bankers and their allies in Washington tell it, you'd think the bailout was the best thing to hit the American economy since the invention of the assembly line. Not only did it prevent another Great Depression, we've been told, but the money has all been paid back, and the government even made a profit. No harm, no foul...
  • The Rolling Stone Magazine Badgering of Bob Dylan, Or, Tell Us You Love Obama, Bob! Please!

    09/14/2012 12:34:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | 09/14/2012 | Brian Doherty
    <p>Dylan talks about his new album, a bit about his apparent belief that the soul of a dead Hell's Angel named Bobby Zimmerman (Dylan's own birth name) took over his body in the 1960s (really, and I can't explain it either), Dylan's annoyance with people who attack him for using lines from other poets in his songs, and many other interesting things.</p>
  • Confession (v) (guitar caucus)

    08/04/2012 5:27:54 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 22 replies
    Self | 080412 | Tih
    <p>"Not fit to be used to clean up after your dog" - or something like that. That's my opinion of Rolling Stone magazine.</p> <p>However, the picture of Jimi Hendrix on the cover (not the best picture, either) did get my attention at the checkout stand last night. And lo, the cover was peppered with tantalizing bits of guitar talk. But what got me to actually pick it up and thumb through it was this: "Pete Townsend on Jimi Hendrix....Eddie Van Halen on Eric Clapton..."</p>
  • Rolling Stone Writer Claims Demand for Fast & Furious Documents Due to GOP 'War' on Eric Holder

    06/19/2012 9:51:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 19, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember all the cries in the past for governmental transparency by the "progressive" media? Well, when it comes to the Department of Justice lack of transparency in refusing to turn over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, Rolling Stone writer Jillian Rayfield excuses it away by claiming that the demand is really due to a GOP 'war' on Eric Holder: A big part of the show is demonizing Holder himself. Several Republicans have recently called for Holder to step down, among them Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Jon Cornyn (R-TX), who did so to Holder's face in...
  • How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform (...with a big assist from Congress and the White House)

    05/14/2012 5:11:56 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 12, 2012 | Matt Taibbi
    How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform It's bad enough that the banks strangled the Dodd-Frank law. Even worse is the way they did it - with a big assist from Congress and the White House. Two years ago, when he signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, President Barack Obama bragged that he'd dealt a crushing blow to the extravagant financial corruption that had caused the global economic crash in 2008. "These reforms represent the strongest consumer financial protections in history," the president told an adoring crowd in downtown D.C. on July 21st, 2010. "In history." This...
  • Obama's Rolling Stone treatment -- politics to pop

    04/25/2012 7:27:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 25, 2012
    WASHINGTON — Offering riffs on Mick Jagger and reflections on race, President Barack Obama is capping a week devoted to courting young votes with a Rolling Stone magazine cover interview that segues from presidential musings on politics to foreign policy to pop culture.
  • Jimi Hendrix tops Rolling Stone’s list of best guitarists

    11/23/2011 3:33:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 193 replies
    The Calgary Herald ^ | November 23, 2011
    Legendary musician Jimi Hendrix was named the greatest guitar player in history Wednesday by Rolling Stone magazine in a list compiled by a panel of music experts and top guitar players. “Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage,” said Grammy-winning guitarist Tom Morello in the magazine, citing Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” as key tracks.
  • How the GOP Became the Party of the Retread Zot

    11/09/2011 12:29:00 PM PST · by lightninglad · 92 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 11,9,11 | Tim Dickinson
    Preacherlike, the president draws the crowd into a call-and-response. "Do you think the millionaire ought to pay more in taxes than the bus driver," he demands, "or less?" The crowd, sounding every bit like the protesters from Occupy Wall Street, roars back: "MORE!" The year was 1985. The president was Ronald Wilson Reagan. Today's Republican Party may revere Reagan as the patron saint of low taxation. But the party of Reagan--which understood that higher taxes on the rich are sometimes required to cure ruinous deficits--is dead and gone. Instead, the modern GOP has undergone a radical transformation, reorganizing itself around...
  • Soft-Core Academic Analysis

    11/01/2011 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 31, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here’s the thing about academic research: At its best, it reaffirms the obvious but at a much greater cost than casual observation entails. “A number of studies have found style of clothing and extent of nudity to be important markers of sexualization,” Erin Hatton and Mary Nell Trautner of the University of Buffalo wrote in a paper which appeared in Sexuality & Culture. A number of people outside the academy have noticed the same trend, merely by walking down the street. Nevertheless, the sociologists from Buffalo sought to break new ground. “A number of journalists and scholars have pointed to...
  • Readers Poll: The Best Prog Rock Bands of All Time

    07/21/2011 5:35:30 PM PDT · by MarkL · 138 replies
    Rolling Stone Magazine ^ | 7-21-2011 | Andy Greene
    Last week, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite progressive rock bands. Looking over the results, it's a real pity that only two of the bands are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here's hoping that the class of 2012 is entirely prog. (Just imagine the epic jam between Yes, King Crimson and Rush – the stage would buckle under the weight of the countless people that have played in the first two bands.) Anyway, until that magical day happens, click though to see the results of the poll.
  • Earth to Al Gore! Rolling Stone rant out of this world

    06/23/2011 6:15:44 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 29 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | June 23, 2011 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Judging from his latest 7,000-word rant in Rolling Stone titled, "Climate of Denial: Can science and the truth withstand the merchants of poison?" Al Gore lives on another planet. One where, he complains, the media, especially television, are in cahoots with the "merchants of poison" (Big Coal, Big Oil) to deny the truth about global warming. This would be the same media that uncritically fawned over his 2006 film, An Inconvenient Truth -- which was over-hyped climate porn -- turning it into one of the most successful "documentaries" of all time and winning Gore the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and...
  • How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory

    05/25/2011 11:49:18 PM PDT · by onyx · 76 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 25, 2011 8:00 AM ET | Tim Dickinson
    The onetime Nixon operative has created the most profitable propaganda machine in history. Inside America's Unfair and Imbalanced Network.... (HIT PIECE) Chairman: Roger Ailes at Fox News. The network says his "dear friend" Rush Limbaugh, "is a reflection of him." At the Fox News holiday party the year the network overtook archrival CNN in the cable ratings, tipsy employees were herded down to the basement of a Midtown bar in New York. As they gathered around a television mounted high on the wall, an image flashed to life, glowing bright in the darkened tavern: the MSNBC logo. A chorus of...
  • The Five Most Overrated Rock Bands/Artists Of All-Time

    03/25/2011 1:05:27 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 495 replies · 1+ views
    landofpunt.com ^ | June 3, 2010 | Ryan Hogan
    There is no way to quantify if a band or artist is overrated. ItÂ’s more of a feeling than anything else. There exists in popular music a hierarchy. ItÂ’s been created, and is constantly altered, by both natural and artificial means. At the top sits The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, Michael Jackson, U2, and Madonna. At the bottom rests the 8th place American Idol contestant. Everyone else fall somewhere in between. Determining which artists are overrated and which are correctly rated is not a science. ItÂ’s not even an art. ItÂ’s just an exercise to start a conversation. ItÂ’s...
  • Rolling Stone's War on our Troops

    02/26/2011 12:29:51 PM PST · by Abakumov · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2011 | Editorial
    “Rolling Stone magazine is engaging in a psychological operation trying to brainwash the American public,” says an expert in military information operations. The magazine’s Feb. 23 article, “Another runaway general: Army deploys psy-ops on U.S. senators,” by Michael Hastings, is a confused attempt to create an issue where no issue exists, and a potentially libelous smear on the record of a senior military officer. This is what passes for reporting among the anti-war left.... The breathless introduction of the piece is disingenuous, asserting starkly that illegal acts took place when nothing of the kind has been charged, let alone proven....
  • Rolling Stone Hid More Extensive Justin Bieber Pro-Life View

    02/21/2011 9:03:38 AM PST · by julieee · 9 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 21, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Rolling Stone Hid More Extensive Justin Bieber Pro-Life View Teen singing sensation Justin Bieber made national waves this week by expressing his pro-life views on abortion, but Rolling Stone magazine has admitted it withheld a portion of the comment that makes Bieber’s pro-life views more firm. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/18/rolling-stone-hid-more-extensive-justin-bieber-pro-life-view/
  • How corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster (major puke alert)

    10/13/2010 12:14:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Matt Taibbi
    It's taken three trips to Kentucky, but I'm finally getting my Tea Party epiphany exactly where you'd expect: at a Sarah Palin rally. The red-hot mama of American exceptionalism has flown in to speak at something called the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, a gospel-music hoedown in a giant convention center filled with thousands of elderly white Southerners. Palin — who earlier this morning held a closed-door fundraiser for Rand Paul, the Tea Party champion running for the U.S. Senate — is railing against a GOP establishment that has just seen Tea Partiers oust entrenched Republican hacks in Delaware and...
  • Irony Alert: Obama Tells Rolling Stone That Fox News Political Perspective Destructive to Country

    09/28/2010 8:24:35 AM PDT · by toma29 · 17 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/28/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Or is the irony that he's giving an interview to Rolling Stone, what he considers a "real" news organization, after he himself declared Fox News is "operating basically as a talk-radio format" rather than as a "news outlet."? From Politico via Yahoo!: Obama: Fox has a 'destructive' view “The golden age of an objective press was a pretty narrow span of time in our history. Before that, you had folks like Hearst who used their newspapers very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Fox is part of that tradition. It is part of the tradition that has a very...
  • McChrystal Article Inquiry Leaves Questions Open (Was General's Firing a Set-Up?)

    09/23/2010 1:18:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/22/2010 | Thom Shanker
    WASHINGTON — An Army inquiry into a Rolling Stone magazine article about Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal has found that it was not the general or senior officers on his staff who made the most egregious comments that led to his abrupt dismissal as the top Afghan commander in June, according to Army and Pentagon officials. But the review, commissioned after an embarrassing and disruptive episode, does not wholly resolve who was responsible for the inflammatory quotations, most of which were anonymous. The Army review has been turned over to a higher-level inquiry by the Pentagon’s inspector general, because the matter...
  • Disturbing disdain for the rule of law

    06/28/2010 2:26:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2010 | Michael Goodwin
    With the shock still fresh over the sacking of Gen. Stanley Mc Chrystal, it fell to Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, to put the case in perspective: "We are and must remain a neutral instrument of the state, accountable to and respectful of those leaders, no matter which party holds sway or which person holds a given office." Mullen's statement came as a defense of President's Obama decision to replace McChrystal, but it also served as a clear expression of the military's submission to civilian leaders. Sadly, the admiral's comment was necessary because of the dangerous...
  • Gen. McChrystal allies, Rolling Stone disagree over article's ground rules

    06/26/2010 11:15:17 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06/26/2010 | Karen DeYoung and Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    It was 2:30 Tuesday morning in Kabul, after a busy day of travel to Kandahar and meetings with top Afghan officials, when Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal was awakened by an aide with grim news. "There's a Rolling Stone article out," the aide told McChrystal. "It's very, very bad." Forty hours later, McChrystal had been relieved of his command, his 34-year military career in tatters. Apart from a terse apology, McChrystal has not discussed publicly the disparaging remarks that he and his aides made about administration officials and that appeared in the article. On Friday, however, officials close to McChrystal began...
  • Rolling Stone McChrystal Profile: The End of Fly-on-the-Wall Reporting?

    06/25/2010 5:57:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 9 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | June 24, 2010 | Walter Shapiro
    This week the entire journalistic pundit pack embraced the control-the-message dictates of political spin and corporate public relations as they excoriated Gen. Stanley McChrystal for allowing a Rolling Stone reporter to spend a month with him and his entourage. The derogatory towel-snapping mockery that cost McChrystal his Afghan command was often depicted as less of a mistake than his naiveté in cooperating with a magazine profile-writer.