"Laws and sausages."
Friday, June 26, 2009
Jonah Goldberg: "As Kool Aid–allergic columnist Robert Samuelson has noted, such sycophancy is a serious public-policy problem because the president is proposing a radical overhaul of pretty much everything, and for the most part the press hasn’t cared that his explanations are iffier than gas-station sushi and his assurances are more dubious than a North Korean press release. Obama’s ongoing promise that he’s “creating or saving” jobs is as plausible as the chess-team captain’s claim that his supermodel girlfriend can’t fly down from Canada for the prom."
Barack Obama Is a Big Fat Liar:
"Barack Obama’s sudden about-face on taxing employer-provided health insurance deserves to rank among these classics. Not because it’s as laughable as Bill Clinton’s, or as emphatic as George H. W. Bush’s, but because it takes a certain moral venality to casually adopt, as president, a position that was a dominant theme of your argument for why your opponent should not be president."
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Kodak to Retire Kodachrome, Its Oldest Color Film Stock:
"The Eastman Kodak Company announced Monday it would retire Kodachrome, its oldest film stock, because of declining customer demand in a digital age.
It was the world’s first commercially successful color film, immortalized in Mr. Simon’s song in 1973: “They give us those nice bright colors. They give us the greens of summers. Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day. ... So, Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away.”"
Monday, June 22, 2009
ABC Self-Nationalizes For Obama:
"This Wednesday, on every show from 'Good Morning America' (kicking things off with an interview with the president) to 'World News Tonight' (broadcast from the Blue Room) to a prime-time special called 'Prescription for America' (and emanating from the East Room), the network will puff the Obama administration's trillion-dollar plan to nationalize U.S. health care.
The all-day, White House-based coverage itself amounts to a nationalization — this one of a major media outlet in support of an administration that will return the favor for access at the cost of objectivity and the public's right to know."
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Do you think that these media outlets would have given the same consideration if this were a government employee?
Media Agreed to Stay Silent on Kidnapping of Reporter David Rohde:
"Still, the unusual arrangement raises questions about whether journalists were giving special treatment to one of their own. 'It certainly could appear that way, but it's more complicated than that when a human life is at stake,' said Phil Bronstein, former editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. 'It does involve a news organization keeping quiet and asking others to keep quiet. What shocks me is that it was so successful.'
John Daniszewski, an Associated Press senior managing editor, said that 'it is not the most comfortable position to be in. Your instinct is to publish what you know. But we felt there was just too high a risk something would happen to him.' Daniszewski said the AP also withheld news around the same time when a staffer for a nongovernmental organization was briefly kidnapped in Afghanistan."
Obama's political play should shock no one:
"The use of political muscle may be prohibited in the mythic transcendental fairyland where much of the Obama spin originates, sprouting green and lush, like the never-ending fields of primo Hopium.
But our president is from Chicago. Obama's Media Merlin David Axelrod and chief of staff Rahm Emanuel come right from Chicago Democratic machine boss Mayor Richard Daley. They don't believe in fairies."