Research and scientific data are supposed to be absolute. Data cannot lie. Data cannot tell you its own opinion. Data is how we base entire schools of thought on many, many different subjects and in many different fields. This data is researched and submitted to academic journals, for others within those subjects and fields to read and analyze, and perhaps put the results through their | Read More »
Partially based on this post by Caleb Howe and partially based on this Blake Hounshell tweet, I’ve got a quick thought for journalists: How about actually doing your jobs? I get it, you don’t like people on the Internet and social media telling you to do your job and all, but considering I used to do the job, too, I actually know what I’m talking about. | Read More »
Earlier, I responded to an AP tweet that laid the blame of the two dead death-worshiping cultists on the woman who held the event in Dallas. Pamela Geller, to be sure, is very outspoken about militant Islam, as the AP story explained, but the headline and tweet writing for the story was so absurdly biased that we all collectively thought they’d lost their minds. And, | Read More »
Did you see that speech last night? Yeah, me neither, but apparently Obama is a hero. Mark Murray, a guy you never heard of but who is the senior political editor for NBC News, tweeted this morning: Obama’s ending on Remsburg wasn’t just a story about America — it also was a story about Obama. Nothing has ever come easy Remsburg is Sgt. First Class | Read More »
The interview below from the FoxNews show Spirited Debate between host Lauren Green and author Dr. Reza Aslan has lit an internet fuse. Green, a Christian, interviewed Aslan, a Muslim, about his book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. The question has been asked if this is the worst interview Fox has ever done. Some charge Green with holding double-standards when comparing | Read More »
There’s a lot of buzz today about this interview of Reza Aslan, a card carrying member of academia with a Ph.D. in the sociology of religions from the University of California about his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. So what was the big deal? Host Lauren Green starts the interview with this question: “You’re a Muslim, so why | Read More »
Revealing Politics has posted audio of NPR correspondent Dina Temple-Raston who claims that investigators are leaning towards a domestic terrorism because of the “timing.” Specifically that April is big for right-wing terrorism because of things like Columbine & Hitler’s birthday. I can’t remember the last time I was invited to a Hitler get-together but apparently she can. Follow @BenHowe
This is a tale of two tragedies, but three stories. 1. Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT The first is when a madman went on a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, and killed 20 children. It was shocking, and within two days, President Obama was politicizing it, using the children’s deaths to call for gun control. A nation was horrified, battered with | Read More »
I meant to post over the weekend, but with RedState so active for Easter, I decided just to cancel the Friday Tech.
Hey folks, here’s more evidence: Population density matters for Internet speeds. Wealth also matters. Those who don’t adjust for these factors, and tell you US Internet speeds are slow or bad, are selling something. Usually government.
In December, I reported on the move by the federal government to replace traditional curriculum with government information documents. This is part of the trend towards the centralization of education, which has resulted in parents and teachers having less impact on what goes on in the classroom while the federal government’s control is expanded. One of the main concerns regarding the government information documents is | Read More »
Congratulations to Commissioner-elect John Toplikar. Out-raised 15 to 1 and out-endorsed, Toplikar beat the incumbent 67% to 33%. The political action committee I chair in Kansas got involved in one race this cycle: the 6th district county commission race in Johnson County, Kansas. The race involved two functional incumbents, both Republican: a conservative former Commissioner John Toplikar, and liberal Commissioner Calvin Hayden, who beat Toplikar by | Read More »
Good luck with this. I guess I am still surprised with the mainstream media — that left-leaning executives and investors (who want to make money) hire very liberal news management (who are more concerned about advancing an agenda than making a profit for the company), and that they all would rather go out of business instead of simply making a product that most Americans would | Read More »
Remember when controversial books used to be banned by religious zealots? Those were the days. Nothing helps a book like a good old-fashioned book banning. First, the liberal press would report it gleefully: “Those right-wing nuts are at it again!” Then, there would be a countermovement, where the forbidden fruit would be smuggled, sneaked, snuck. (by the way, I know that “sneaked” and “snuck” mean | Read More »
The Topeka Capital-Journal joined Democratic Senate leader Anthony Hensley in: Promoting tax and spend policies that damage businesses Insulting a major business after it leaves town Stating clearly that they expect businesses to ask their approval and permission before making decisions Proposing anti-business “solutions” — picking winners and losers by taking money from most businesses, and giving “incentives” to a small number of businesses Sending | Read More »
Poll: Three out of four likely voters say reporters try to help candidates. And by a 59-18% margin, voters say Barack Obama received better coverage than Mitt Romney. Click here or below to listen to the audio of Paul Ibbetson’s interview of Benjamin Hodge. Broadcast date August 31, 2012. Click here to read the Rasmussen poll. Some of the questions: When covering a political | Read More »