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SamHenry’s Sunday Sillies from the Headlines for 3/20/2011

March 20, 2011

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Amazing news of time travel from the Hadron collider deep underground somewhere in Switzerland.  They have discovered a particle that can move through time dimensions.  They say it does not mean men can travel (women will find a way) but it does mean we can send messages to, say, the past.  Why would we want […]

CNN – Is It a “Reliable Source”? The NPR Scandal Puts Them On Edge

March 13, 2011

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Sunday mornings brings CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Howard Kurtz. According to the CNN page devoted to the show, the philosophy behind it is put forth: Now more than ever, the press is a part of every story it covers. And CNN’s “Reliable Sources” is one of television’s only regular programs to examine how journalists […]

Sarah Palin Trip to India Rich in Speculation; Pregnant with Possibilities for a Presidential Run

March 7, 2011

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Will Sarah Palin soon be sporting this? It may not have been expected but it is no surprise that Sarah Palin has decided to visit India.  Her computer isn’t down, just her rank in the polls as Michelle Bachmann closes in on her tea party crown. [Washington Post] While the traditional route to the presidency […]

Will Muslim Brotherhood or the US “Steal” Egyptian Revolution

February 21, 2011

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The US press is full of fear that the Muslim Brotherhood will show its “true” colors and if not this year, then years from now ultimately “steal” the Egyptian Revolution.  Our ally, Israel, is fearful of the eventual outcome of the Revolution: An article titled “The Real Egyptian Revolution” paints this picture: The actual Jan […]

MEMO to NY TIMES – BLOGS ARE NOT DEAD

February 21, 2011

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Here’s the attention-grabbing New York Times headline Matt Drudge was heralding with a “developing” tag in the early morning hours : Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter We here at WordPress didn’t have to read the article to know that blogs here are not part of a drift or decline.  The […]

Sarah Palin Bashed in Brittish Press Tabloid

February 18, 2011

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It’s hardly a remark by Sarah Palin deserving of screaming headlines.  She was making a joke and the point of it was not absolute accuracy about milk.  It was an effective phrase to undercut  the first Lady’s politicization of personal choices .  The Daily Mail is essentially an upscale tabloid – the UK version of […]

Keith Obermann – Dancing with the Stars?

January 22, 2011

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According to CNN on-air comments during last night’s Anderson Cooper 360, Keith Obermann’s exit from MSNBC was expected and Obermann is not unhappy about it.  Officially, the reason being buzzed is that Comcast’s purchase of NBC Universal resulted in the leave-taking.  He’s happy to be moving on.  But to what and where?  Dancing with the […]