Media

Lies, Damn Lies, And The Statistically Challenged Media

FRIGHTFUL CASE COULD BE MADE made that in the age of television, and especially since 1967, there has not been a news event of major transformative effect that has not been presented to the public without serious distortions. Some have been outright lies. Damn lies even. The seriousness of the effects of these distortions cannot be understated. Here are a variety of examples as put forth by Yaacov ben Moshe over at his Breath of the Beast blog: In 1967 the world was given the impression that the great victory in The Six Day War had solved the Middle East...

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Miracle From California

ACRAMENTO, Jan. 4 - SENATOR BARBARA BOXER RESCINDED a certificate honoring a local leader of a Muslim American civil rights group after the organization was accused on conservative Web sites of supporting terrorism. Basin Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, had received a certificate from Boxer's office in November "in recognition of (his) outstanding service." "We made a bad mistake not researching the organization," the California Democrat said. "My organization created this problem. I caused people grief, and I feel terrible. Yet I need to set the record straight, and I'm setting the...


Meaningful War

ow, this is what I am talking about. Can't we just abolish war? Ever since Bob Dylan turned the Beatles onto marijuana, America and the West has conveniently forgotten the true meaning or appointments of war. Okay, there was this unpleasant police action thingie that got its start back in the early Fifties but you know, peace and love and understanding are all very nice concepts and even nicer realities where they truly exist, unencumbered by the heavy aroma of bullshit, but thought control fantasy doublespeak serves no one a warm fuzzy feeling without awful side effects. Unfortunately, even for...