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Journalism so edgy, it’s sponsored by GE

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 8:01pm 3/9/2014 at 8:01pm

Ezra Klein’s new venture has a name.

Vox.com.

And a slick promo video about how Ezra and, ahem, Matthew Yglesias, have reinvented journalism.

Has there ever been a more vapid promo video in the history of humankind?

To show how new and edgy they are, the damn video fills up the entire...

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Ezra Klein aims to fix the news

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 9:39pm 1/26/2014 at 9:39pm

I realize most of you will not care about this, but the next big thing is Ezra Klein joining Vox Media (home of some high traffic sites) to start a new website somehow related to what we think of as news.

You can read the announcement.  It’s very, what’s the word, oh...

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Hey Paul Ryan haters, your congressional insider trader suspect actually is Sheldon Whitehouse

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:45pm 8/13/2012 at 7:45pm

Paul Ryan falsely was accused today by left-wing bloggers, most notably Matthew Yglesias (formerly of Think Progress now of Slate), of insider trading based on confidential information provided by the Treasury Secretary to Congress on September 18, 2008.

That day, Ryan traded Citigroup stock.

The accusation fell apart when someone noticed that the...

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It’s because we expect so much less from Think Progress than from Wonkette

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11:14am 4/30/2011 at 11:14am

Think Progress, the Democratic messaging website run by John Podesta of the Center for American Progress, has been a frequent focus here for its outlandish race-card playing and other antics.

This week Think Progress...

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Saturday Night Card Game (“I didn’t call you racist, I just pointed out you’re white”)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 5:38pm 3/19/2011 at 5:38pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Aaron Worthing of Patterico’s Pontifications and Matthew Yglesias of Think Progress had a bit of a spitting match this week over this Yglesias’ post titled Stuff White People Like: Republicans (emphasis mine):

“A good series of charts...

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Blood Libel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 1:16pm 1/12/2011 at 1:16pm

The people who falsely and maliciously accused Sarah Palin of inciting Jared Loughner to murder now are criticizing Palin for using the term “blood libel.”

The term “blood libel” has it’s origins in the accusation in Europe (and more modern times, in the Middle East) that Jews use the blood of Christian...

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Hijacking A Massacre

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 12:51pm 1/11/2011 at 12:51pm

Best headline of the day, via The Daily Mail in Britain:

How America’s elite hijacked a massacre to take revenge on Sarah Palin

The substance of the article makes points you have heard before regarding the murderous rampage by Jared Loughner:

Rahm Emanuel, Mr Obama’s former chief of staff and a ­figure compared to...
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Two Sicknesses On Display in Arizona

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 8:41am 1/9/2011 at 8:41am

The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of several people by gunman Jared Loughner in Arizona yesterday has revealed two sicknesses.

The first and most serious is the sickness living in Loughner’s head.  Evidence in the form of farewell videos, internet postings, and the recollections of people who knew him...

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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 3:22pm 1/8/2011 at 3:22pm

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and over a dozen others were shot earlier this afternoon. 

At last reports, she was in critical condition and in surgery.  The gunman is in custody but no details on his identity or motive have been released.

The left-blogosphere already is blaming the shooting on Sarah Palin and the...

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Christmas Open

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 25, 2010 at 9:21am 12/25/2010 at 9:21am

Merry Christmas to my readers.  Enjoy the day while, once again, I defend the internet for you!

Here are some thoughts for the day, in no particular order:

  • Self-fulfilling prophecy.  Charles, we get it, the lame duck was not good, but your repeated columns about...
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