Tag: deceit

Not Newsworthy

Catholic Light has illuminated another example of media bias. In this case, it’s not a matter of what is newsworthy and why, but what apparently wasn’t newsworthy. Media bias Karzai lauds U.S. war on terror – a top story on washtimes.com but unreported on the front page of the Washington Post (online edition, cnn.com, foxnews.com …

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Bias in the Media? Nahhh….

Hear that one about Kerry winning by 7 points from the LA Times? Yeah, so did I. Now have a look at what at what Mr. Drudge has to say. He’s not alone, either. [No survey is perfectly representative of the entire population, but this is unacceptable. – Funky Dung]

Myth or Propaganda?

This site sheds some light on the popular idea that before Roe v. Wade made abortion legal, 10,000 women died each year from botched illegal abortions. Before Roe v. Wade, did 10,000 women a year die from illegal abortions? 28-May-2004 Dear Cecil: Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman recently wrote, “After all, those of us who …

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Tilt

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." – Mark Twain (borrowing from some other fellow) While I tend to take polls with a grain of salt – they tend to largely say what the originators wished to say – I do not believe they are devoid of meaning or real representation …

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Sneaky

Kudos on the Patriot Act authors for this little bit of sneakiness. If it wasn't so despicable, I'd be rather amused by its genius. Patriot Act Suppresses News Of Challenge to Patriot Act By Dan Eggen, Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, April 29, 2004; Page A17 "The American Civil Liberties Union disclosed yesterday that it …

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