Monthly Archives: June 2011

“Birthers” and “Frivolous”: Perfect Together

According to a post by Jeff Bercovici over at Forbes, a pair of birthers, Joseph Farah, CEO of WorldNetDaily.com (the progenitors of the Delta “No-Jew” fly list to Saudi Arabia story), and Jerome Corsi, author of Where’s the Birth Certificate? … Continue reading

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Who shot who in the what now?

Found this tragic story at the New York Daily News website, but I’m having a little trouble following this short headline link on their home page. Boyfriend of woman found dead, wrapped in plastic charged with murder Was the “boyfriend … Continue reading

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Should Shakespeare Be Exhumed to Discover if He Smoked Weed?

No. What are you, high? Why write I still all one, ever the same, And keep invention in a noted weed, That every word doth almost tell my name, Showing their birth, and where they did proceed?

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A Breakdown of an Illogical “Go the F*** to Sleep” Critique

CNN.com posted an opinion piece titled “Go the F*** to Sleep” not funny by Karen Spears Zacharias. The post is a critique of Go the F*** to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, a children’s book parody that Zacharias admits was written … Continue reading

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New York Tabloid Front Page Bias

On the evening of Friday, June 24th, 2011, the New York State Senate unexpectedly passed the bill legalizing same sex marriage. This was a big deal. Especially in the New York City when I was out and about in Brooklyn. … Continue reading

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When Is ‘Too Much Money in Politics’ Too Much?

Mike Duncan of American Crossroads, a conservative 527 group (much like its liberal counterpart, Moveon.org), according to The Hill,  had this to say recently about the role of money in politics: “There’s not too much money in politics,” Duncan said … Continue reading

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Soccer Player Hit in a Very Private Place, Gets Punished

What interesting euphemisms journalists have to come up with to keep their outlets family-friendly. In this case, Fox Sports had a gem of a headline (and subsequent article): Intimate piercing gets player sent off

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