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The Debate Mistake — Confusing Sarah Palin with Tina Fey

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

I am no Sarah Palin fan. However, my guess is she will surprise a lot of folks in the upcoming debate. In our heads, at least in mine,we confuse the real Sarah Palin with the Tina Fey Palin, a whiny know nothing. Of course, that perception is reinforced by Palin’s actual interviews with Katie Couric [...]

How the Media Should Deal With Campaign Lies

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Jamison Foser at Media Matters for America has an interesting essay on how the media should deal with campaign lies and how they too often privilege the liars and their lies at the expense of the offended party.
Here is a key part of the essay, which is directed toward the John McCain operatives who are [...]

Ignore Convention Pundit Blowhards; Watch C-Span

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Last night I started watching the Democratic National Convention on cable TV, I got so angry at the blowhard pundits that I turned to C-Span. No filters, just the convention speakers. Did I get bored? Not for a moment.
In the musical interludes between the speakers, I surfed back to the other channels covering the convention [...]

Obama or McCain? News Site Exposes Biggest Campaign Liars

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

PolitiFact bills itself as:
a project of the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly to help you find the truth in the presidential campaign. Every day, reporters and researchers from the Times and CQ will analyze the candidates’ speeches, TV ads and interviews and determine whether the claims are accurate.
I do believe this is an excellent [...]

Pew: Obama Has Internet Edge Among Youth

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

 Pew Internet & American Life Project releases interesting findings about how the public is using the Internet and mobile devices in this Presidential election year — and Barack Obama has an advantage. According the report’s press release:  
A record-breaking 46% of Americans have used the internet, email or cell phone text messaging to get news [...]