Tag Archives: media bias

GOP’s Free Market and Obama’s “socialism” are only hairs apart

This Time Magazine column grasps our country is threatened more by lazy political reporting than by the “Fiscal Cliff.” Just take another look at the 2009 stimulus plan, which Republicans successfully managed to get labeled by the press as purely Obama’s plan, and therefore “socialist”: Fiscal Cliff Fictions: Let’s All Agree to Pretend the GOP Isn’t […]

Reasonable Crowd Estimate for Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear: 284,000

This is re-posting from Lauren Rose on Facebook. She took the reasonable approach of using geometry and sampling to estimate the crowd size of the rally to restore sanity. Her first estimate was (gasp!) 420,000. However, that was before she could find a good areal photograph. After recalculating with better photos, her revised estimate is […]

Pakistan #Flood victims neglected by news media

It’s hardly news that any news reported in August will fall on deaf, vacation-bound ears. But I wanted to make a case that the microscopic news response to the massive flooding problems in Pakistan (20 million people affected) is even smaller that you can even imagine. trends.google.com Earthquakes attract a boatload of attention, whereas floods […]

Immigration reform? No, lets try emigration reform

Attitudes seem to be changing around immigration reform at an alarming pace. John McCain (R) and Meg Whitman (R) might lose their primaries because they’re not anti-immigrant enough. The reason certain demographics are rushing to throw all the people who talk funny out is because we have a worldliness deficit. Less than a quarter of […]

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