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Critics hit mainstream reporting of Afghanistan hospital bombing

October 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mainstream reporting on the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan by U.S. warplanes is being soundly attacked for obscuring our responsibility for the deaths of patients and doctors. “CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack,” is the way Glenn Greenwald framed the issues today at The […]

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Tags: Media · War & Peace

Check out the Ohio Coalition for Open Government

October 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

Advocates of transparency and openness in government might want to check out the Ohio Coalition for Open Government, which provides an example how to press for more sunshine. The group’s website provides this description: The Ohio Coalition for Open Government (OCOG) is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) corporation established by the Ohio Newspapers Foundation in June […]

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Tags: Media · Politics · Sunshine

Fatal accident in Seattle calls attention to Hawaii duck tours

September 30th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Those duck boat tour vehicles have been in the news since the accident on a Seattle bridge last week that left five people dead. Following the accident, Washington State regulators shut down the duck tours pending inspections and a review of maintenance records. AP reports that there are about 100 vehicles in use across the […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Media

How lunacy becomes reality

September 28th, 2015 · 10 Comments

I’m on an early flight from San Francisco back to Honolulu this morning, but wanted to recommend this column from Aljazeera America by Larry Beinhart, author of “Wag the Dog”, which was made into a 1997 movie starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. Beinhart argues that the style of “objectivity” adopted by the mainstream […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Media · Politics

Here’s an idea for further digging

September 24th, 2015 · 14 Comments

An email from a regular reader made a suggestion following my recent post about the battery issue with our Prius. By the way, it was the little 12-volt battery, it had to be replaced, and they managed to get it back to us Tuesday afternoon. I think we picked it up a little after 3:30. […]

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Tags: Media