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  •  The Ioffe piece reminds me, (13+ / 0-)

    of a conversation some FB "friends" were having right after Brown was killed:

    #1: I'm sure he's not unfamiliar with the cops

    #2: I'll bet he's met 1 (or 20)

    White privilege is a sumbitch!

    "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

    by gravlax on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 04:38:41 AM PDT

    •  The commentary on Ferguson is (7+ / 0-)

      putting things not usually talked about back in plain sight.

      So far anyway, I think the diaries and comments on this site have been much more to the point than the national media, and I'm not slamming the national media for sport -- they often seem to make a point to ignore the heart of a story.  
      Or in many cases they glaze over the surface and then move on to a celebrity breakup or Octo-Mom.

      If Chuck Todd isn't my favorite screen journalist, he might at least surprise me and take the Ferguson story more seriously than a lot of the rest of the media have.  

      "...the baffled king composing 'Hallelujah'..." (Leonard Cohen)

      by Remediator on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 04:48:38 AM PDT

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      •  Chuck Todd?? (13+ / 0-)
        NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd's declaration that it's not his job to inform viewers when politicians spread misinformation was noted by several progressive blogs today, including Talking Points Memo.
        Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe today (9/18/13), Todd responded to Ed Rendell's claim that Obamacare opponents are full of misinformation about the program by explaining that this was because Republicans  "have successfully messaged against it." But wasn't journalism's job to expose misinformation? No, Todd insisted; if the public was misinformed about the Affordable Care Act, it was the president's fault for not pushing back:
        What I always love is people say, "Well, it's you folks' fault in the media." No, it's the president of the United States' fault for not selling it.

        If trees gave off WIFi signals, we would probably plant so many trees, we would save the planet. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.

        by skohayes on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 05:39:12 AM PDT

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