I’m not going to link the original articles that I’m disagreeing with, so you’ll have a little catching up to do. Not to worry; those that make it here are bright enough to do a bit of mental exercise. I have faith in you. (more…)
Media Bias: An Unbiased Guide
All news media is biased, including me. And that’s the way it ought to be. It’s the manner and degree of bias in the modern mass media that’s so very unfortunate.
According to recent polling by Gallup (itself possibly subject to statistical bias), only about a third of Americans trust the news to tell them the truth. It’s that lack of confidence, (more…)
Beating My Drum
Every time something horrific happens, every op-ed writer in America puts out their thoughts on it: why it happened, how it could have been prevented, the senselessness of it all. And what’s sad is, a lot of people are getting sick of it, ignoring it, moving on. We see so very much that’s horrible and we just can’t face one more thing in a litany of more things. And the last thing we need is some self-important armchair political hack telling us who did what wrong and who’s at fault.
So why am I, yet another self-important windbag, writing anything? Why do you need another helping of empty wind from someone else who doesn’t matter? Why do we need any of them yapping at us when what we really want to do is grieve in peace or fix the damn problem already and get on with the business of living but this time in safety?
Good questions. Here’s the answer: (more…)