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Media bias can show up in subtle ways (#2)

Here are the two most recent TIME magazine covers, each featuring two of the most powerful people in Washington, DC. On the left, a dramatic black and white photo that was posed and lit to highlight the subject’s thoughtful demeanor as she weighs the decisions she’s made and the ones she’s yet to make. She’s […]

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Media bias can show up in subtle ways

Read this paragraph, please: This is from a recent TIME magazine issue, in an article about how Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) is one of the last moderates left in the Senate. The “jagged weeks” mentioned is a description of the time immediately after she voted to confirm Brett Kavanagh to the Supreme Court. The […]

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Am I a snarky techie?

Well, sure, it’s pretty cool to see your name in the Wall Street Journal (even if it is only online and just one of their blogs, not the actual paper), but I’m not too sure I like being called a snarky techie. Would you? Hmmmph. I much prefer the “Ruud Questions” interview that’s just been […]

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Ban the AP? I did that 12 years ago

There’s a firestorm happening online over an AP decision that bloggers aren’t even allowed to quote AP stories. (What a joke!) Seems the AP has told the Drudge Report to stop excerpting brief passages of AP stories … even though there are Fair Use laws that specifically allow such excerpting. You can guess how bloggers […]

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The Internet ain’t so scary!

Here’s a nice change of pace…. Despite what you see and read about online scams, the FTC says the Internet is not the biggest source of fraud. What is? Print advertising! According to the FTC survey, 33% of scams came from ads in newspapers, magazines, direct mail, etc. The next biggest source is telemarketing at […]

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