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  • Slate published Rush Limbaugh's signature

    05/04/2006 9:06:05 AM PDT · by XenaLee · 23 replies · 1,923+ views
    Slate Magazine ^ | 5/3/06 | Timothy Noah
    Limbaugh to Judgment From: Timothy Noah Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at 4:08 PM ET On May 1, Rush Limbaugh signed a "deferred prosecution agreement" (see below) with the Palm Beach state attorney. The agreement is the outcome of a three-year investigation into Limbaugh's procurement of OxyContin and other painkillers, to which he became addicted after spinal surgery. News of Limbaugh's addiction first appeared in an October 2003 National Enquirer story in which a former housekeeper of Limbaugh's claimed Limbaugh paid her tens of thousands of dollars to procure painkillers. Although that claim was never substantiated, Limbaugh publicly admitted his addiction...
  • Miers, Miers on the Wall -- Harriet Miers as the human Rorschach test

    10/07/2005 2:27:14 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 49 replies · 731+ views
    Slate ^ | October 7, 2005 | Dahlia Lithwick
    Over the last week it has been said that Harriet Miers is an "inkblot." That's supposed to mean she has no visible horns, no discernible politics, and no paper trail; that she's a huge national mystery. But what it should really mean is that she has become a huge national Rorschach test: We look at her and can see nothing beyond our own fears and anxieties.What we actually know about Miers is virtually negligible: We know her notable successes as a Texas attorney; we know she's a serious born-again Christian; we know she is universally hailed as loyal and discreet....
  • Lyn Stuart seeking re-election as associate justice

    08/12/2005 5:01:00 PM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 2 replies · 315+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | August 12, 2005 | Bill Barrow
    Lyn Stuart seeking re-election as associate justice Friday, August 12, 2005 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- Republican Lyn Stuart has announced that she will seek a second term as associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. The Atmore native and former Baldwin County judge becomes the second member of the high court to announce another run in 2006 after having opposed former Chief Justice Roy Moore's efforts to keep a Ten Commandments monument in the Alabama Judicial Building. Champ Lyons of Magnolia Springs announced his intentions to run for another term earlier this spring. Former Justice Jean Brown...
  • Tim Russert Hides the Ball Tim Russert Hides the Ball Plus--Arianna makes Karl Rove's case!

    08/04/2005 1:16:54 PM PDT · by q_an_a · 21 replies · 2,059+ views
    Slate ^ | 08.04.05 | Mickey Kaus
    Two of Tom Maguire's live Plame leads were new to me (perhaps because I haven't been paying enough attention to the Plame controversy!): 1) Russert's misdirection play? Maguire notes that, on close inspection, the denial NBC put out about Tim Russert's possibly Plame-related conversation with Cheney aide "Scooter" Libby was kind of ... weasely and Clintonian! Mr. Russert, however, according to the NBC statement, said "he did not know Ms. Plame's name or that she was a C.I.A. operative and that he did not provide that information to Mr. Libby." Indeed, the statement said, Mr. Russert first learned the information...
  • The Embryonic Thinking of Liberals - (why Bush is RIGHT on death penalty AND on stem cell issue!)

    05/28/2005 7:55:15 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 453+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | MAY 27, 2005 | A.M. SIRIANO
    William Saletan of Slate, in a recent article called “For the Benefit of Others,” sees a contradiction in President Bush’s promise to veto embryonic stem-cell research and his support of the death penalty. The logic goes like this: If the only justification for the death penalty is to “save lives,” as Bush has apparently stated many times, then why isn’t embryonic stem-cell research justified by the same rule? Or reverse that, as Saletan has done: How can Bush not support stem-cell research, which purportedly save lives, but turn right around and support the death penalty, which is claimed to have...
  • NYP: NEWSWEEK WEASELS

    05/18/2005 5:49:10 AM PDT · by OESY · 51 replies · 1,387+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 18, 2005 | Editorial
    <p>Twenty-four hours after first apologizing for, and then — as criticism mounted — retracting a bogus story about alleged U.S. military misbehavior at Guantanamo, Newsweek's editors still seem to think they're the victims of the whole sordid saga.</p> <p>"Everyone involved in the reporting process conducted themselves professionally," the magazine's editor, Mark Whitaker, insisted yesterday in several interviews. "We went by the book."</p>
  • Don't Fear the Blogger: Will somebody please help the Los Angeles Times' David Shaw get a grip?

    03/29/2005 5:50:37 PM PST · by OESY · 11 replies · 645+ views
    Slate.com ^ | March 28, 2005 | Jack Shafer
    In yesterday's (March 27) Los Angeles Times, media reporter and critic David Shaw demonstrates Oscar Wilde's maxim that modern journalism is important—if only because it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. Giving every indication that he's read a lot of stories about bloggers but not that many actual blogs, Shaw disparages the form as the error-filled rants of amateurs in his piece, "Do Bloggers Deserve Basic Journalistic Protections?" It's a "solipsistic, self-aggrandizing journalist-wannabe genre," Shaw writes. Without naming a specific offender—except Matt Drudge, who he acknowledges really isn't a blogger—Shaw generalizes about bloggers for 1,300 gassy...
  • Newspapers' Net correction - (MSM kinda getting it..)

    02/19/2005 2:27:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 447+ views
    CNET NEWS.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2005 | JEFF PELLINE
    When I left a steady newspaper job nine years ago to help launch this online news site, many people called me nuts. Too risky, no credibility and no brand loyalty, the naysayers said. It seemed OK to me: I'd worked at big daily newspapers and a magazine for 15 years, and, as a news hound, welcomed the chance to publish scoops in real time. It's a simple "model," as the MBAs put it: We get a scoop and publish it on the Internet ASAP. No "back shop," no printers, no newspaper delivery people. Readers like it, and the print competitors...
  • The Propaganda President: George W. Bush does his best Kim Jong-il (Another Slate barfer...sigh!)

    02/05/2005 2:06:25 AM PST · by indcons · 22 replies · 586+ views
    www.slate.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2005 | Jack Shafer
    If "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il of North Korea and George W. Bush ever meet, I suspect the two will bond like long-lost brothers. Both men are first-born sons of powerful fathers who partied like adolescents well into their adult lives, after which they submitted to their dynastic fates as heads of state. Both avoid critical thought, preferring to surround themselves with yes men and apply propagandistic slogans to the onrushing complexities of justice, culture, economics, and foreign policy. Bush churns out buzz phrases with the best of them: He believes in "compassionate conservatism" and fancies himself part of the "army...
  • Microsoft completes sale of Slate magazine

    01/14/2005 1:21:47 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 3 replies · 253+ views
    The Washington Post has completed its acquisition of online magazine Slate from Microsoft Corp. for an undisclosed sum. The companies had announced the purchase in late December. Slate is now operated by Washington Post Newsweek Interactive, a Washington Post subsidiary. The publication had 6 million unique users in November, according to Nielsen NetRatings. Slate was founded in 1996 with Redmond-based Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) backing by Michael Kinsley, who remained editor until 2002. Kinsley, now an opinion editor at the Los Angeles Times, was replaced by Jacob Weisberg, who will remain editor under Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) ownership.
  • Iraq's Rebuke to the NRA

    03/14/2003 5:35:36 PM PST · by Pitchfork · 345 replies · 800+ views
    Slate.com ^ | 03/14/2003 | Timothy Noah
    In the March 11 New York Times, Neil MacFarquhar notes in passing, "Most Iraqi households own at least one gun." This comes as a shock to those of us who've been hearing for years from the gun lobby that widespread firearms ownership is necessary to prevent the United States from becoming a police state. Here, via the National Rifle Association's Web site, is Bill Pryor, attorney general of Alabama, decrying the "war on guns": "In a republic that promotes a free society, as opposed to a police state, one of the basic organizing principles is that individuals have a right...
  • Washington Post Buys Slate Online Magazine

    12/21/2004 9:39:11 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 21 replies · 784+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2004 | Anon
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Microsoft Corp. sold its popular Slate online magazine Tuesday to The Washington Post Co., a move that makes Slate's political commentary and quirky feature articles more broadly available across the Internet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Microsoft has said Slate, with roughly 6 million readers monthly, breaks even financially but has sought a buyer since the summer. Under the sales agreement, content from Slate will continue to be available on Microsoft's MSN Web site. The Post, which has increasingly sought unique content for its Web site distinct from its newspaper articles, said it planned no...
  • Moving to Canada, Eh? Let Slate help you decide if it's really for you. (Liberal Hate Alert)

    11/05/2004 9:44:08 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 16 replies · 703+ views
    Slate ^ | November 5, 2004 | Dahlia Lithwick and Alex Lithwick
    Moving to Canada, Eh? Let Slate help you decide if it's really for you. By Dahlia Lithwick and Alex Lithwick Updated Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at 3:37 PM PT ...hours after the election, Reuters was forced to disseminate this sobering story about how defection is not always just a matter of showing up at the border in a parka and being welcomed warmly by the simple northern folk amassed there to greet you. No, there are hurdles to be jumped and requirements to be met before becoming a Canadian, as Slate explained this week. Here's the immigration test you can...
  • HITCHENS SELLS OUT (Slate staff endorsements)

    10/26/2004 8:13:01 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 33 replies · 1,739+ views
    slate.com (via Drudge) ^ | 10/26/04 | Slate Staff
    Christopher Hitchens, Contributor: Kerry I am assuming for now that this is a single-issue election. There is one's subjective vote, one's objective vote, and one's ironic vote. Subjectively, Bush (and Blair) deserve to be re-elected because they called the enemy by its right name and were determined to confront it. Objectively, Bush deserves to be sacked for his flabbergasting failure to prepare for such an essential confrontation. Subjectively, Kerry should be put in the pillory for his inability to hold up on principle under any kind of pressure. Objectively, his election would compel mainstream and liberal Democrats to get real...
  • Explainer: How Fair Is Sinclair's Doctrine? - Is John Kerry entitled to avenge his Stolen Honor?

    10/20/2004 1:29:40 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 31 replies · 525+ views
    Slate ^ | October 20, 2004 | Drew Clark
    [...]The legal question remains: Can a broadcaster air a partisan film in the final weeks of an election campaign without granting equal time to the other side?There are least three doctrines that might apply to this situation. The first is the "fairness doctrine" of the Federal Communications Commission, which required broadcasters to grant reply time to those who said their views were criticized. That rule was killed in 1987. The second are two corollaries of the doctrine—the "personal attack" rule and the "political editorial" rule—vestiges of the fairness doctrine that survived a while longer and then died in 2000. The...
  • Support Pro-Bush novelists on Amazon! (Robert Ferrigno & Thomas Mallon)

    10/12/2004 11:46:11 AM PDT · by staticmh · 9 replies · 345+ views
    Slate recently conducted a survey of 31 prominent American novelists, of course most responding with nasueating rants against Bush. But a few were supportive of Bush, namely Robert Ferrigno & Thomas Mallon. Support their books on Amazon and counter the negative reviews Kerry supporters are posting on the site! Support Robert Ferrigno Support Thomas Mallon freerepublic original post here and Slate article
  • Slate.com Election Scorecard (Oct. 5)

    10/05/2004 5:51:16 PM PDT · by TheMole · 19 replies · 1,289+ views
    Slate ^ | Oct. 5, 2004 | Slate staff
    The latest electoral vote projection from Slate, a known bunch of liberal, whiners, has Bush routing Kerry 348-190. Check the map.
  • The Cult of Che <P>Don't applaud The Motorcycle Diaries.

    09/24/2004 9:33:29 AM PDT · by inkling · 14 replies · 555+ views
    Slate.com ^ | Friday, Sept. 24, 2004 | Paul Berman
    The cult of Ernesto Che Guevara is an episode in the moral callousness of our time. Che was a totalitarian. He achieved nothing but disaster. Many of the early leaders of the Cuban Revolution favored a democratic or democratic-socialist direction for the new Cuba. But Che was a mainstay of the hardline pro-Soviet faction, and his faction won. Che presided over the Cuban Revolution's first firing squads. He founded Cuba's "labor camp" system—the system that was eventually employed to incarcerate gays, dissidents, and AIDS victims. To get himself killed, and to get a lot of other people killed, was central...
  • Rather Suspicious, Searching for answers in the Killian memo controversy

    09/10/2004 5:21:02 PM PDT · by Jeff Blogworthy · 8 replies · 1,057+ views
    Slate ^ | 9-10-04 | Slate
    On Wednesday night, CBS News released four memos it claimed were written in 1972 and 1973 by George W. Bush's commander in the Texas Air National Guard. In one of the documents, Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian writes that a Guard official was "pushing to sugar coat" Bush's training evaluation; in another, Killian suspects that Bush is "talking to someone upstairs" about getting transferred. Within a few hours of the CBS report, bloggers were questioning the authenticity of the documents. By today, the doubts were on the front page of the Washington Post.
  • Kerry in Black and White

    09/09/2004 9:22:11 AM PDT · by flevit · 7 replies · 1,089+ views
    slate.com ^ | Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004 | Chris Suellentrop
    But Monday's impromptu comments were more damaging. In addition to making a joke in West Virginia about taking a shotgun with him to the presidential debates, Kerry decided it would be a good idea in Pennsylvania to talk about how he has difficulty deciding what to eat at restaurants. "You know when they give you the menu, I'm always struggling, what do you want?" he said. A cook at a local restaurant, though, solves Kerry's dilemma by serving "whatever he's cooked up that day.
  • Whopper: Arnold Schwarzenegger What were Soviet tanks doing in Austria's British-occupied sector?

    09/04/2004 6:21:53 AM PDT · by Jeff Blogworthy · 154 replies · 3,594+ views
    Slate ^ | 9-3-04 | Slate
    ByTimothy Noah Posted Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at 3:56 PM PT When I was a boy, the Soviets occupied part of Austria. I saw their tanks in the streets. I saw communism with my own eyes. I remember the fear we had when we had to cross into the Soviet sector. Growing up, we were told, "Don't look the soldiers in the eye. Look straight ahead." It was a common belief that Soviet soldiers could take a man out of his own car and ship him off to the Soviet Union as slave labor. My family didn't have a car...
  • The Delegate Touch A Republican smothers a protest with love.

    09/01/2004 5:58:38 AM PDT · by flevit · 6 replies · 746+ views
    slate.com ^ | Aug. 31, 2004 | By Bryan Curtis
    The protesters seemed to regard Gillen with a mix of bemusement and wonder. Here was a living, breathing Republican who was winning them over with compassionate conservatism. Soon, the demonstration had ended and the reporters had trained their attention on Gillen. "The important thing for us is to get out here and find out what makes these folks tick," he said, sounding like a candidate for mayor. Then he asked a reporter to snap a photo of him with the protesters.
  • O'Reilly Factor - Left-wing "reporters" met with John Kerry in Al Franken's apartment

    03/22/2004 7:13:09 PM PST · by kcvl · 266 replies · 2,353+ views
    03.22.04
    In an effort to galvanize the message Kerry wants to deliver in the time remaining, he convened a powerful roster of journalists and columnists in the New York City apartment of Al Franken last Thursday. The gathering could not properly be called a meeting or a luncheon. It was a trial. The journalists served as prosecuting attorneys, jury and judge. The crowd I joined in Franken’s living room was comprised of: Al Franken and his wife Franni; Rick Hertzberg, senior editor for the New Yorker; David Remnick, editor for the New Yorker; Jim Kelly, managing editor for Time Magazine; Howard...
  • Al Franken, Seriously (NYT puff piece)

    03/19/2004 3:13:11 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 1,443+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 03/21/04 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    I'm in a rental car with Al Franken, and we're driving across New Hampshire on the Sunday before the nation's first primary, heading to a John Edwards rally. The Democrats are in a kooky mood following the sudden collapse of Howard Dean in Iowa, and Franken -- comedian, celebrity, scourge -- is spending two days in the state not in any official capacity but as a sort of good-will representative from the party's satiric wing. He is not, as you might think from the outrageous trappings of his comedy, an extreme lefty but rather a devout party man, one who...
  • Slate Online Magazine for Sale(SAVE MICKEY KAUS!)

    07/23/2004 12:43:35 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 11 replies · 448+ views
    WashingtonPost ^ | 07/23/04 | Howard Kurtz
    Slate Online Magazine for Sale Potential Buyers Include The Washington Post and New York Times By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, July 23, 2004; 2:45 PM Eight years after Microsoft launched an online magazine in a groundbreaking attempt at cyber-hipness, Slate may be sold. More than half a dozen media companies have expressed interest in buying the Internet publication, and the leading contenders are the New York Times and The Washington Post, a source familiar with the discussions said today. There was no immediate comment from officials at the Times or The Post. The Redmond, Wash.-based computer giant...
  • Not Even A Hedgehog: The Stupidity of Ronald Reagan

    06/07/2004 10:44:19 AM PDT · by LincolnLover · 116 replies · 390+ views
    Slate ^ | 6-7-2004 | Christopher "Loved By So Many on FR" Hitchens
    *Excerpt*"...only saw him once up close, which happened to be when he got a question he didn't like. Was it true that his staff in the 1980 debates had stolen President Carter's briefing book? (They had.) The famously genial grin turned into a rictus of senile fury: I was looking at a cruel and stupid lizard..."
  • Slate's Fred Kaplan: Risk of Bush Collapse Is Soaring

    06/04/2004 12:52:04 PM PDT · by Bonaventure · 64 replies · 270+ views
    Slate ^ | June 3, 2004 | Fred Kaplan
    The walls haven't collapsed around George W. Bush, but the pillars are buckling, the floorboards are rattling, the inspectors are probing, and it doesn't look good. In the White House and the Pentagon, senior officials face the prospect of criminal charges. The vice president is accused of malfeasance, at best. A key erstwhile ally in the war on terrorism has apparently turned against us in an act of criminal perfidy. And now the nation's spymaster has turned in his cloak—it's not yet clear whether he jumped or got pushed; either way, Bush's risk-rating has just soared.
  • Frat Boy Hijinks at the New York Times

    05/25/2004 12:19:02 PM PDT · by mrustow · 33 replies · 166+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 25 May 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Oh, that Pinch Sulzberger! Such a kidder! The New York Times publisher’s latest little excellent adventure was in running an op-ed arguing that George W. Bush took conservative college juniors, and in one year flat, turned them into socialists. Instead of having frat boys go in drag, Sulzberger would dress up liberals as Republicans, who then, miraculously, morph into … liberals! The op-ed, by Joshua Foer, a senior at Yale, was entitled, “Enter Right, Exit Left.” Based on the title, one would expect the piece to be about how the writer and his ilk entered school as young Republicans, only...
  • They Said It! (Slate.com Commentator Mickey Kaus)

    05/13/2004 8:19:39 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 220+ views
     "I've always thought Kerry was a terrible candidate," [Slate.com Commentator Mickey] Kaus, a Democrat, said in an interview. "I think he is proving that ... now. Democrats are definitely panicking." (Jill Lawrence, “Dems Divided Over Kerry's Performance,” USA Today, www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-05-11-kerry-usat_x.htm, 5/12/04)
  • George W., Judicial Activist. The religious right made him do it. (Bashbot Alert!)

    02/25/2004 9:04:12 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 13 replies · 220+ views
    Slate ^ | Posted Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at 4:34 PM PT | By Timothy Noah
    Q: So if a state were voting on gay marriage, you would suggest to that state not to approve it? A: The state can do what they want to do. Don't try to trap me in this state's [rights] issue like you're trying to get me into. … In my state of Texas, if we tried to have gay marriage, I would campaign against it. —Candidate George W. Bush, in a presidential debate moderated by Larry King in Columbia, S.C., Feb. 15, 2000 Peter Singer cites this exchange in his new book, The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics...
  • Kerrying On--Let's Go There!

    02/15/2004 7:38:57 PM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 7 replies · 165+ views
    kausfiles ^ | Feb. 14, 2004 | Mickey Kaus
    The always provocative Spy takes the plunge - some might say right into the sewer of sleaze and unnamed sources. The cover story of its July/August issue discusses George Bush's supposed infidelities and publishes the name of longtime aide Jennifer A. Fitzgerald, around whom rumors have long circulated. The piece by Joe Conason also details other supposed liaisons, including a 1980 relationship with ''Ms. X,'' then a 30-ish news agency employee.
  • Mission Statement: People for the Correct Way

    11/11/2003 10:51:08 PM PST · by TheMole · 3 replies · 156+ views
    Salte ^ | November 2003 | Slate
    MISSION STATEMENT For too long, conservative activists and fund-raisers have dominated American politics, imposing their values on others. This is an affront to our sacred liberties and, furthermore, makes it harder for liberals to impose their values. That’s why People for the Correct Way was founded. When conservatives use cheap smear campaigns, simulated grass-roots lobbying, phony polls, and oversimplification in pursuit of their goals, we don’t just sit back—we do the same! After all, one thing that makes this country great is the right of each and every citizen to sink to the lowest common denominator. People for the...
  • You can make anyone sound stupid, if you insist on completely ignoring the context. (SLATE ALERT!)

    10/29/2003 11:16:43 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 6 replies · 126+ views
    volokh.com ^ | 29 OCT 03 | Eugene Volokh
    Here's today's Bushism of the Day, from Slate: "[A]s you know, these are open forums, you're able to come and listen to what I have to say."—Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 2003 The supposed error on Bush's part, I take it, is in calling something an "open forum[]" when he's the only one talking. Open forum, the theory goes, means forum open to all speakers. But, for crying out loud, Bush was talking about fundraising events! (Did you think that would be so from the out-of-context sentence that the Bushism includes?) Here's a longer excerpt: THE PRESIDENT: . . . Ed,...
  • Mommie Dearest (Slate trashes Mother Teresa!)

    10/20/2003 2:40:41 PM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 246 replies · 587+ views
    Slate- MSN ^ | 10/20/03 | Christopher Hitchens
    I think it was Macaulay who said that the Roman Catholic Church deserved great credit for, and owed its longevity to, its ability to handle and contain fanaticism. This rather oblique compliment belongs to a more serious age. What is so striking about the "beatification" of the woman who styled herself "Mother" Teresa is the abject surrender, on the part of the church, to the forces of showbiz, superstition, and populism. It's the sheer tawdriness that strikes the eye first of all. It used to be that a person could not even be nominated for "beatification," the first step to...
  • Pious Bias. Lies and the lying liars who attribute them to the other party.

    09/16/2003 2:50:00 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 7 replies · 147+ views
    Slate ^ | Monday, September 15, 2003, at 3:28 PM PT | By William Saletan
    I have a message for my liberal friends, relatives, and colleagues: If you think Republicans play dirty and Democrats don't, open your other eye. I've been hearing this complaint everywhere I go. It seems to be the emerging centerpiece of the Democratic campaign message in 2004. Exhibit A is George W. Bush's victory in the court fight over the 2000 Florida recount. Exhibit B is the ongoing attempt by the Republican governor and Republican legislature of Texas to redraw that state's congressional districts. Exhibit C is the recall of Gov. Gray Davis, D-Calif. The complaints are spreading and becoming more...
  • "Zeitgeist Surfing" (Arnold's group-sex story "pretty disgusting" -- Michael Kinsley)

    09/06/2003 1:21:14 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 60 replies · 1,089+ views
    slate ^ | sep 4, 03 | Michael Kinsley
    Zeitgeist Surfing In 1977 Arnold Schwarzenegger thought of himself as a swinger. In 2003 he thinks of himself as governor. By Michael Kinsley Posted Thursday, September 4, 2003, at 9:00 AM PT Just a zeitgeist kind of guy If sexual intercourse, as the poets tell us, began in 1963 ("Between the end of the 'Chatterley' ban/ And the Beatles' first LP."—Philip Larkin), it was another decade and a half before the American political system began to take notice. In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger, named Ted...
  • Slate's Gross...Always Worthy of a Barf Alert!!(Gross Distortions)

    08/28/2003 9:37:33 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 2 replies · 200+ views
    NRO ^ | 28Aug03 | Donald Luskin
    A Slate writer is way wrong on dividends, Bush, and Kudlow. It makes me mad when liberal pundits play fast and loose with the facts to push their political agendas. But I guess all's fair in love and politics. However, when the pundits fall back on sleazy techniques when they write or speak about the stock market — that's when I really see red. If you fall for those lies, it can cost you money. They're no longer trying to shove political bias down your throat — they're taking part in what I call "the conspiracy to keep you poor...
  • Why I hate George W. Bush.(Barf and Slate Alert)

    08/21/2003 2:46:28 PM PDT · by Mr.Atos · 42 replies · 272+ views
    Alright, you asked for it. I'll try to keep my wits about me, though the emotional base upon which this argument is built is quite tumultuous. Why would I say that I "hate" George W. Bush? Isn't that a little strong? Isn't he just your average politician? Isn't this just some natural extension of your overall left-leaning political views? No, not really... I need to explain what I think about politicians in general... ... And one, one of these scumbags prances before the public eye, nakedly self-aggrandizing… contemptuous of America, contemptuous of Americans, contemptuous of his detractors, contemptuous of his...
  • Arnold's Nazi Problem (Liberal Slander Alert!)

    08/08/2003 7:24:53 AM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 48 replies · 423+ views
    Slate ^ | 8/8/03 | Timothy Noah
    Here's a question Jay Leno forgot to ask Arnold Schwarzenegger when he announced his candidacy for governor of California on last night's Tonight Show: "Will you renounce your support for Kurt Waldheim?" A little refresher course may be in order. Kurt Waldheim, a widely esteemed former secretary general of the United Nations, was running for president of Austria in March 1986 when it came to light that he had participated in Nazi atrocities during World War II. Waldheim had always maintained that he had served in the Wehrmacht only briefly and that after being wounded early in the war, he...
  • Why this Bush Lie? (Slate alert!)

    07/17/2003 8:57:42 AM PDT · by Charlie OK · 100 replies · 240+ views
    Slate ^ | 7/15 | Timothy Noah
    Chatterbox is gratified that the country has come to share his enthusiasm for dissecting the lies uttered by or on behalf of President Bush. Or rather, for dissecting one lie: Bush's assertion, in this year's State of the Union address, that Saddam had "recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." This information, the Bushies now concede, was based almost entirely on documents that the CIA and the White House knew to be false. (Pedants' corner: Bush actually said that British intelligence had "learned" about Saddam's yellowcake safari, but the attribution amounted to a lie because you can't "learn" something...
  • How to Beat Russert

    07/07/2003 2:36:34 PM PDT · by Jean S · 12 replies · 182+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Monday, July 7, 2003 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert so thoroughly chewed up liberal Democratic favorite Howard Dean in his recent appearance on the Sunday show that Slate magazine last week offered a strategy memo on "How to Beat Tim Russert." Slate's Jack Shafer wrote on Wednesday that modus operandi and the public shredding of a politician do not happen by accident: Each "Meet the Press" episode has been as carefully planned as a military campaign, with all the enemy's weak points carefully studied by Russert's staff before the victim ever shows up to be embarrassed before millions of viewers. Such was the...
  • Slate, NPR Partnership Could Be More Big Media Than Public Radio

    06/04/2003 11:29:44 PM PDT · by Drango · 11 replies · 130+ views
    Online Jounalism Review ^ | June 3, 2003 | Mark Glaser
    Slate, NPR Partnership Could Be More Big Media Than Public Radio Deal is full of potential conflicts of interestWhen National Public Radio announced a deal to co-produce a new radio show, "Day to Day," with Slate.com, NPR called it an "historic collaboration." This would be the first time in its 33-year history that NPR co-produced a show with another commercial media enterprise. While online media fans may find comfort in one of its own scoring such a prestigious show with NPR, media watchdogs could be concerned.The problem? NPR's deal with a Microsoft-owned publication brings up possible conflicts on Microsoft coverage (or lack thereof),...
  • MPR holds off on Slate.com show [LIBERAL MEDIA SHILL ALERT]

    06/01/2003 5:20:26 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies · 247+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 5/31/03 | Brian Lambert
    Minnesota Public Radio will take the "wait and see" approach to Slate.com the radio show. The marriage between Microsoft-owned Slate, one of the Internet's most reliable sources for reliable journalism and commentary, and National Public Radio was formally announced last week at public radio's annual confab in New Orleans. Bill Buzenberg, MPR's news boss, likes the idea but says "Day to Day," as the one-hour show will be called, will make its Minnesota debut this July on MPR's Web site, not on KNOW-FM. "We're going to evaluate it. Part of the problem is that we have what we think is...
  • Chatterbox Exonerates New York Times!(Dick Morris BOMBSHELL: N.Y. Times Slants Polls To Favor RATS!)

    05/28/2003 8:22:08 PM PDT · by Timesink · 37 replies · 515+ views
    Slate ^ | May 28, 2003 | Timothy Noah
    chatterboxChatterbox Exonerates New York Times!Does Howell Raines' Times weight polls to favor Democrats? Nope.By Timothy NoahPosted Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at 7:17 PM PT In his forthcoming book, Off With Their Heads, Dick Morris levels the sensational accusation that the New York Times has been rigging its national polls in order to favor Democrats. The attack is well-timed, coming as it does when the Times is already reeling from the Jayson Blair affair and the suspension and subsequent resignation of star prose jock Rick Bragg. Like many others, Morris is convinced that Howell Raines is ruining the New York Times,...
  • Slate wins American Society of Magazine Editors Award for "general excellence online"

    05/07/2003 1:46:27 PM PDT · by jern · 196+ views
    ESPN.cmo ^ | May, 7, 2003
    ESPN The Magazine earns National Magazine honor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ESPN.com NEW YORK -- ESPN The Magazine was presented with the esteemed National Magazine Award for General Excellence on Wednesday, beating out Discover, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, Real Simple and Vanity Fair in the category for magazines with 1-2 million circulation. It was the second time ESPN The Magazine had been nominated for the prestigious award and it came shortly after the magazine's fifth anniversary. The Magazine has been nominated three times in other NMA categories and in 1999, its first year of eligibility, won an NMA for design. "Winning this prestigious award...
  • The French-German Iraq con game

    03/10/2003 7:18:09 AM PST · by Lyford · 6 replies · 183+ views
    Slate ^ | 3/7/03 | William Saletan
    Suppose I have a couple of tickets to a play, but I can't go. I know you and your spouse want to see it, so I call you up and offer the tickets to you for what they cost me. It isn't a convenient evening for you to go, but you tell me that if nobody else wants them, you'll take them off my hands for half price. I don't like that, but I can't find anyone else who's interested. Then I get an idea: Your spouse is at the office and doesn't know I've spoken to you. I call...
  • THE BLANK SLATE:l THE MODERN DENIAL OF HUMAN NATURE (SOCIAL CLASS)

    12/26/2002 9:18:33 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 34 replies · 2,265+ views
    New York/Viking Press/Published 2002 | 2002 (Book Review) | Vanity (Steven Pinker Book Review)
    P>This is an important book. It was declared among the best non-fiction books of the year by: Amazon.com, Borders, Globe and Mail, Evening Standard, The Independent, Los Angeles Times, New Statesman, New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Spectator, The Telegraph and the Literary Supplement. Many professionals and others reviewed this book. Because the book is long (509 pages) and comprehensive, it is amenable to a variety of reviews --both positive and negative. The actual number of book reviews is astounding. Put Steven Pinker into your Internet search engine and you will find hours of reading material. The importance of the...
  • ANDREW SULLIVAN: An honest blogger will never make a quick buck

    10/13/2002 1:01:17 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 10 replies · 363+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | October 13, 2002 | Andrew Sullivan
    More than a year ago I wrote a column about my eager participation in what I called the Blogger revolution. “Bloggers”, for the uninitiated, are people who keep a weblog, a diary of thoughts, argument, musings or whatever on their own website, with links to other sites and oodles of commentary besides. In the past, if you wanted to get published, you needed a newspaper or magazine or access to a printing press; you had to get past editors, agents, media proprietors, and so on. It was a gruelling process making your way as a writer — and some of...
  • Should the U.S. Invade Iraq? (Slate Supports Bush?)

    09/27/2002 8:01:38 AM PDT · by Crusher138 · 1 replies · 178+ views
    Slate ^ | Thursday, September 26, 2002, at 2:02 PM PT | Jacob Weisberg
    Today in Slate, two of the political writers I admire most—Michael Kinsley and Joe Klein—make powerful arguments against the war that the Bush administration intends to wage in Iraq. Their combined show of logical and rhetoric force could crumple a far more coherent president. Nonetheless, I find myself in greater sympathy with Bush's position than with theirs. Let me initiate the Slate Iraq debate by attempting to explain why. Kinsley and Klein focus most of their energies on what are in effect process questions about how the country decides whether to go to war. Kinsley says Bush is being arrogant...
  • The New York Times Strikes Out: Barry Bonds, Race, and Mr. Subliminal

    09/03/2002 9:15:28 AM PDT · by mrustow · 70 replies · 1,376+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 3 September 2002 | Nicholas Stix
    The New York Times Strikes Out:Barry Bonds, Race, and "Mr. Subliminal" ByNicholas Stix Toogood Reports [Tuesday, September 3, 2002; 12:01 a.m. EST]URL: http://ToogoodReports.com/ Last Sunday's New York Times Magazine contained a long article on Barry Bonds by David Grann that was wonderful, if you knew nothing about baseball or Bonds. Remember Kevin Nealon's Saturday Night Live character, "Mr. Subliminal"? Everything he said out loud was a lie, which he would betray with the contradiction he'd mutter in his next breath. And so it is, with the New York Times' Mr. Subliminal, David Grann. Grann claims he isn't writing a story...