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Jun 28 2012

Full moon at the asylum: Reactions to the PPACA decision

Category: Politics,The Law Author:

Early this morning the Supreme Court of the United States announced its ruling on the controversial PPACA bill (often referred to as ‘ObamaCare’) that has been the subject of much rhetoric and what passes for ‘debate’. In short, they voted to uphold the entire billĀ – and the reactions by some on the right are a […]

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Mar 21 2012

Afghan shooting as a simple litmus test of media credibility

Category: Bad News Author:

On the night of March 11, Staff Sergeant Robert Bales walked out of the Kandahar Army base in which he was stationed and (allegedly) murdered 16 civilians – nine children, four men and three women. Mostly children. While I’d like to say that the Western media’s approach to covering this gruesome saga is surprising, it’s […]

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Jul 13 2009

A convenient case study in media spin

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It might not be fair to pick on the Daily Mail for this sort of thing; it’s unsurprising to the point of being expected at this point for the emotionally-charged paper to lay objectivity and rational analysis aside in favour of support for the current populist opinion. But the fact remains that the paper has […]

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