Archive for June, 2014

Old News about Journalism

12 June 2014

Within the last couple of years, I’ve heard a few out-of-touch folks talk about the liberal bias of the news. They need to read this essay from almost two decades ago: “The Rise of the Right-Wing Media Machine”

Thank goodness for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert and John Oliver.



Iraq Update

11 June 2014

“Iraqi Insurgents ‘Seize New City'”

It seems like just yesterday we invaded the country and one of my comp students smugly told me that now Iraq “had its democracy.”



8 June 2014

“Logic Fail: Texas School District Bans Sunscreen, Calls It a ‘Toxic Substance’”

Maybe students could get a concealed carry permit for their sunscreen.


Cruel but Not Unusual

8 June 2014

As Jane Wagner said, “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.”

“Peru Approves Genocide for Uncontacted Tribes”

I should stop reading the news.