Category Archives: Media

Palin announces that she’s not running. David Frum says amen. Andrew Sullivan grieves awkwardly.

Sarah Palin released a letter yesterday officially announcing the non-news that she’s not running. She explained her low-key statement by telling Greta van Sustern, “I didn’t want my announcement to be all showboaty like that Christie guy.” Because that’s not … Continue reading

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Give this Wall Street protester a microphone !!!

Actually, Fox News did give him a microphone. But they didn’t air the interview. Can’t imagine why. (The New York Observer via Balloon Juice)

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“Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales.”

That’s Bloomberg’s title for its just released investigative piece that Business Insider describes as a “bombshell:” In May 2008, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., one of the world’s largest privately held companies, sent Ludmila Egorova-Farines, its newly hired compliance officer … Continue reading

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Photo: Scary Wall Street protester — no wonder the NYPD needs mace and pepper spray

Apart from the fact that she’s allegedly 13 years old, who could arrest someone wearing that adorable hat?

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Working man to Wall Street protesters: Get off my bridge!

The Occupy Wall Street group — which portrays itself as representing 99% of Americans against the 1% who are wealthiest — closed down the Brooklyn Bridge for 2 1/2 hours yesterday, stranding 100 cars and leading to the arrest of … Continue reading

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Correspondence with a saint, Mr. Rogers

If any famous person in the Twentieth Century lived a more virtuous life than Fred Rogers, no one springs immediately to mind. His six-minute appearance in 1969 before the Senate subcommittee in charge of PBS funding is legendary, not only for its effectiveness … Continue reading

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Citizen videos: both cause and potential remedy for NYPD misconduct in pepper-spraying Wall Street protesters

James Fallows follows up on the NYPD officer who recently pepper-sprayed a peaceful Wall Street protester: To me it’s obvious that the abuse stories would have disappeared if not for the videos. Very much like the original Rodney King police-beating video, … Continue reading

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