Daily Archives: December 28, 2012

The last Feline Friday of 2012

Mr. Silverman welcomes you to this last Feline Friday of 2012 in this photo taken as the sun made its appearance earlier this morning.

We’re starting a new chapter of Silverman’s saga. He and Duke, our two diabetic cats, stayed at VCA in Kaneohe while we were in New Zealand last month. Our regular vet, Ann Sakamoto, thought he seemed a little dehydrated and administered subcutaneous fluids, which perked him up. She suggested we consider continuing this at home.

So this week we picked up what we need to give him a periodic dose of fluids at home. We’ll have to see how it goes. We’ve had to do this in the past with a couple of our previous cats, with mixed success. But I think Silverman will cooperate. He’s that kind of cat.

Goodbye 2012

In any case, today’s gallery of Kaaawa cats features some mealtime marauding, between meal begging, and more.

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FAIR announces its selection of “stinkiest media moments of the year”

From the folks at FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting), “The P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2012, Recalling some of the stinkiest media moments of the year.”

Reading through their selections is educational, as they show how active reading can cut through blatant media bias.

Here’s just one example:

–Factchecking Your Friends Award: David Gergen, CNN

When a debate broke out over whether the Obama campaign was exaggerating claims about Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, the long-time TV talking head weighed in with a CNN.com column, “Facts Don’t Support Obama’s Charges Against Romney” (7/16/12). But Gergen admitted that he has “a past relationship with the top partners at Bain that is both personal and financial”– including getting paid to speak at Bain events. So how did this conflicted factchecker investigate criticisms of his friends? He “reached two of the top people whom I know in the company.” Well, that’s one way to get at the truth.

You’ll also want to check out the Fair Blog, another great source of media perspective.