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The NYT too

We often shit on the right wing media here, so here’s some lefty garbage to air out: According to Judicial Watch, Mazzetti sent Harf an advance copy of Dowd’s column [about Bin Laden's death], and wrote: “this didn’t come from … Continue reading

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David Brooks on Trial

Charles Pierce is a writer/blogger at Esquire.  I hadn’t heard of him until the good people at one of PYM’s favorite blogs, Balloon Juice, started linking to him basically every day.  His latest take down of David Brook’s latest awful … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Word

As noted over at PYM favorite blog Balloon Juice, James Fallows has a neat little lesson in the failure of the mainstream media to accurately describe the actions of this Congress: Here is the headline in the online home page … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman Pictures David Brooks In A Hot Tub

In his latest post: I was struck by a passage in David Brooks’s column today: But, over the years, government has grown and undermined these virtues. Wall Street financiers no longer have to behave prudently because they know government will bail them … Continue reading

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Ray Anderson, RIP

Mr. Anderson was no celebrity, so you won’t see his passing mentioned on cable news.  He was, at least according to his obituary in the New York Times, an impressive and inspiring human being, and for that, he will be … Continue reading

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Open letter to the New York Times – STFU

For three days straight, you have sent me e-mail updates that headlined a “Sarah Palin takes a shit” story, or “Sarah Palin looked wistful today”, or “Gosh, is she or isn’t she? The suspense is killing me!!!” Shut the fuck … Continue reading

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Kings And Queens And Guillotines Taking Lives Denied

People are mocking David Brooks’ column this morning, in which he expressed a preference for hereditary aristocracy: Britain is also blessed with a functioning political culture. It is dominated by people who live in London and who have often known … Continue reading

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Incentives Affect Behavior

Matt Yglesias points to this NYT story on harassment, and worse, of hotel maids.  He rightly stresses the importance of strong unions, of the sort that DSK’s alleged victim belonged to, in giving the maid the confidence to report the … Continue reading

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Does the New York Times still have editors?

If so, how do they allow garbage like this to wind up in a published article? On television, the investigators might have dashed off to the airport to capture Mr. Strauss-Kahn themselves. In reality, three detectives from the Port Authority … Continue reading

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Is “Lie” the new “Torture”?

The NY Times and other publications/networks were rightfully criticized for refusing to call torture (as practiced under the Bush administration) by its name.  There’s been a good deal of discussion in the comments to Nickgb’s post on Dick Cheney’s latest … Continue reading

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Freedom Fries

French police have arrested a few women wearing veils today, though it’s unclear if they were arrested for running afoul of the new law against veils, or were merely arrested for an unlicensed protest. Al Jazeera English’s report this morning … Continue reading

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Omnibus Paul Ryan Post

Paul Ryan rolled out his budget proposal yesterday.  Here’s a rough first look at the direction it would take the country, the mechanics of the plan, and the public discussion about it so far. WHAT THE PLAN WOULD DO His … Continue reading

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We Have Met the Enemy…

Krugman can’t come out and say that he can’t stand David Brooks for being wrong about everything all the time, of course, but, well… David Brooks: The president walked away from the Simpson-Bowles package. … But the forces of reform have … Continue reading

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The World Is at Your Command

David Brooks typed up some bullet points just now about some neato little brain facts.  As with almost all op-ed columns, the sociological implications are much more relevant than the actual content. Once upon a time, Brooks was a conventional right-wing columnist– … Continue reading

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