Politics

Bias in the News

Yesterday the NYT announced that it was endorsing Barack Obama (Reuters article- you need to sign in at NYT read their article) and that should come as no surprise. Their bias this entire election, nay, for as long as I can remember, is palpable. They are slow to report anything anti-their agenda and quick to …

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Thoughts on Politics

I feel like most people thought this would come earlier, but I’ve been busy and usually my friends will take the brunt of my ‘soapbox sessions’. But there have been some things that have really been bothering me lately. First of all, Joe the Plumber. To MSNBC: Your rating are so shitty because no one …

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Social Networks and the Election (update)

It’s that wonderful time in America that comes around every four year: Presidential Election Season. This year, however, is very different from presidential elections of yore. While blogs changed the face of national elections in 2004, social networks are doing the same thing in 2008 (though they are being more bipartisan). Here is a brief …

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Indulge Me

I try to steer clear of rants on here anymore, but there have been a couple things that have been bothering me. So if you could indulge me for this one post, that’d be great. If not, I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled blogging tomorrow. Pop Tarts– This is a term borrowed from Fox …

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News Filters

A few weeks ago I talked about how design effects users, comparing CNN.com and Foxnews.com. I was just checking both sites in a small break from studying for finals, and noticed two very contradicting reports on gas prices. According to CNN.com, gas prices hit record highs and are on the way up. The story goes …

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The Imus ‘Saga’

Don Imus Everyone invariably knows about the ‘controversy’ surrounding Don Imus. He made a comment about The Lady Rutgers basketball team (on a side note, one most of the media shuns him for saying, but repeats it every chance they get). Now he’s been on Al Sharpton’s show and has been suspended for two weeks. …

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Music and Politics

Over the last 2 weeks, I went to two major music events: Ozzfest and Warped Tour. Ozzfest was great- the entire main stage rocked the house- playing music, talking to the fans, playing MORE music- I really enjoyed myself. There was minimal political commentary, and even if you disagreed with it, it was well put …

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