random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  A newspaper, as I'm sure you know, is a collection of supposedly true stories written down by writers who either saw them happen or talked to people who did. These writers are called journalists, and like telephone operators, butchers, ballerinas, and people who clean up after horses, journalists can sometimes make mistakes.

tagged: journalism, information literacy, media literacy
  —Lemony Snicket, The Vile Village: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the Seventh, Chapter 1, p.3 (2001) - by Lemony Snicket.

Archive for November, 2010

electoral consequences : fair use and intellectual freedom

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

DRAFT A few big losses. Russ Feingold, the only Senator to vote against the PATRIOT Act, lost. Rick Boucher, Representative from Virginia, a regular supporter of fair use, lost. DRAFT

“looks an awful lot like a political assassination”

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

I was interested to read this review of the new documentary, ‘Client 9′, about the Eliot Spitzer takedown. The reviewer, O’Hehir, describes it as, “an act that in retrospect looks an awful lot like a political assassination.” Ya think? “Politician caught with pants down” and “White knight has feet of clay” are stories we’re all […]

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