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Archive for February, 2007

Media World Reels As Glenn Beck Claims He Is “Not Perfect”

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

I need to remind myself that Glenn Beck and Keith Olberman aren’t journalists; they’re demagogues. I’d rather watch Keith than Glenn, yes, but the KO slant is often insulting. Comparing Olbermann to Edward R. Murrow doesn’t do either any favors. There’s a reason Olbermann is also often compared to Bill O’Reilly, and a reason why [...]

Out On A Limb With Zumbo

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

It’s okay to lay waste to varmints with varmint guns, but not with assault rifles. But it’s not okay to say that out loud. I think this part sums up the article bestest: Despite a profuse public apology and a vow to go hunting soon with an assault weapon, Zumbo’s career appears to be over.

“Everybody In Politics Lies, But [the Clintons] Do It With Such Ease…”

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Maureen Dowd quotes David Geffen ripping on Hil and Bill. The book at left is not directly related to this development. I just like having an excuse to link to it.

______ Is The New ___

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

In this case, tepid is the new hot.

A Mere Cool Gadget….Or A “Radical Leap Forward…

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

…in user interface technology“? Evidently the June ’07 release of Apple’s iPhone will introduce an interface design more transparent that the average user is….used to. If you click on any of the links in the above article, click this one. Photo not used by permission (screen capture from TedTalks video clip)

Consumerist Fails To Attribute Purloined Flickr Photo

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

A FlickrHelp thread is drawing attention to Gawker Media blog Consumerist’s unauthorized use of a Flickr member’s work. Please scroll down that page and follow the comments thread. The non-attribution is one thing, but when commenters called the blog on it, editor Ben Popken replied: I have now removed the link because we realize that [...]

Windows Vista: Innovate, Integrate, Extend…(Well, Two Out Of Three Isn’t Bad)

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

“Emails show Microsoft experienced OS X Tiger envy”

FRONTLINE This Tuesday: “News War”

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

This just arrived in my inbox. It’s going to be an excellent series of programs. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/newswar/preview/ Four-and-a-half hours over the next six weeks! – On FRONTLINE This Week: “News War” (60 minutes), Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings) – Inside FRONTLINE: The press’s “perfect storm?” – Live Discussion: Chat with producer [...]

Vanity Fair‘s Self-Reinvention, Graydon Carter-Style

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

The January ’07 issue of Columbia Journalism Review has an entertaining and informative article on Graydon Carter’s ongoing reign at Vanity Fair. Of course, I immediately noted there’s no mention of Christopher Hitchens in the essay. This might be due to his dearth of political contributions to Fair in favor of his recent thinkpieces covering [...]

More Scanned Snapshots On Flickr

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

I’ve put in some quality time with the scanner, and the results are posted here.