Daily Archives: January 14, 2012

‘What’s the Use of Getting Sober…’

This one’s almost as good as “Five Guys Named Moe.” Albert Murray, from his book Stomping the Blues: The element of frolicsome mockery in [Jordan’s] verbal delivery is as obvious as the downhome earthiness represented by the instrumental accompaniment. Incidentally, … Continue reading

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Kill them, but don’t piss on them

Sebastian Junger in the Washington Post, via Reader Supported News: The video that emerged in recent days appearing to show four U.S. Marines urinating on several dead Taliban fighters has outraged many people in this country. Secretary of State Hillary … Continue reading

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NYT to readers: Do facts matter?

Daily newspapers subscribe to the notion of objective reporting, and newspaper editors are always eager to defend this foggy notion. Which makes it all the more curious that New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane recently asked readers whether “news … Continue reading

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