Monday, July 30, 2007

Rave reviews for Six Ways to Sunday

MacDaddy's list of fans just keeps on growing and now you can add the reviewer from e.Peak.

It couldn't happen to a nicer guy (and I'm not just saying that because he let me use his cabin the other week; though I'm not above accepting bribes for some positive feedback in case anyone else out there is wondering).

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When the MSM attacks

It's hardly ever a pretty sight; for the MSM that is.

In this case it's the Columbia Journalism Review.

So what do you do when a ideological colleague starts to get trashed for using shoddy journalism standards to try and portray a negative portrayal of soldiers as a 'unbiased' look sat a soldiers life in Iraq, well you target an attack piece against their critics trying to downplay the original bad journalism with an article that shouldn't have even made the grade at a high school paper of course.

First The New Republic runs a series of pieces from serviceman Scott Thomas Beauchamp without disclosing:
  1. he is married to a TNR staffer.
  2. he is a committed liberal (even going so far as to volunteer for Howard Deans Presidential campaign) who by his own admission joined the military to give his creative writing some bonifides.
  3. many of his claims are not just dubious but defy the laws of physics and are a those that are easily fact checked such as "only Iraqi police have glocks" are often flat out wrong.
So in defense of this masterpiece CJR attacks milbloggers as being keyboard activists not willing to put themselves on the line. Apparently at the higher levels of journalism the idea of even understanding those you are attacking is considered beneath you as is actually Googling the term 'milblogger'.

OK, so the first result just says "Military Blogs" in the title, maybe thats just the topic they discuss, fair enough, but by the 4th and 5th results the stories are actually about blogging from the front lines and milbloggers getting injured in Iraq, even a not so bright first year journalist student may pick up on the concept that milblogger = military blogger meaning a blogger who is either currently or formerly an active duty military member.

Ah, fact checking in the new age of journalism. If it wasn't so funny it would be sad.

Check out the WorldWide Standard , LGF, Hotair and pretty much any other large blog left or right for more.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

France - Only a half millenia behind the learning curve

It's not a good week for the French education system.

First comes this story of a Frenchman who somehow managed to live his entire life with an unusually small brain and a borderline retarded IQ without anyone noticing and then comes this video (h/t HotAir) that gives us a look as to how he managed it.

The Majority of French People Are Dumb - Watch more free videos


Monday, July 23, 2007

Rasmussen Reports the Sky is Blue

Saturday, July 21, 2007


That's the percentage of journalists who have given money to the Democratic party (as opposed to the Republican party) since 2004. But of course, just because they vote and donate liberal at at 9:1 ratio doesn't mean they ever let their personal beliefs influence their on air reporting, or so their far left defenders keep telling us.

Politicians on the other hand, if even given a free lunch by an executive when discussing trade deals is in the pocket of big business for all eternity, or so these same people say.

The funniest part, this research was done by MSNBC, by far the most left leaning of all the cable news channels.


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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mother Sheehan no more

You could link to Kos directly but it seems someone has taken down the posting so you'll have to read the journal entry via LGF instead.

It appears Cindy Sheehan's absolute moral authority license has expired.

Odd how it seemed to always be up to date when she was attacking conservatives or military supporters and even when she was chumming around with third world dictators, but as soon as she turns on another of the far lefts darlings, Nancy Pelosi, suddenly it seems it's ok to attack the mother of a slain soldier.

I could hope that this could be the moment of realization on the left that just because a person has experienced a horrible tragedy that they cannot not then continue to make inflammatory statements ad naseum, free from any criticism; but I seriously doubt it.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

3 Days till P-Day

That's "P" as in parents.

Only 3 more days until my Mother and Father as well as my Brother, Sister-in-law and their 3 kids show up and only 7 more areas of my apartment to bring up to code. Over the 3 day weekend I've managed to clean up my spare room/office and that's about it. Now that I'm out of room in the extra closet I'm not quite sure what to do with the rest of my stuff.

Tonight's challenge, the living room and stairwell.


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