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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 11 months ago

    HA!

  2. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Oh yes, How dare you, I use all the right talking points. why I have half a mind to start thinking and doing some real reporting.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 11 months ago

    Changing the subject is what “breaking news” is. For example…
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    “Keynes’s masterwork, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, is noteworthy—and revolutionary—for saying almost nothing about what happens in economic booms. Pre-Keynesian business cycle theorists loved to dwell on the lurid excesses that take place in good times, while having relatively little to say about exactly why these give rise to bad times or what you should do when they do. Keynes reversed this priority; almost all his focus was on how economies stay depressed, and what can be done to make them less depressed.”
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    Just sayin’
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    With a tip o’ the cap to PK

  4. edclectic

    edclectic said, 11 months ago

    I remember when media was journalism, now it’s just business as usual.

  5. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    It’s obvious you missed the Joint Press Conference with Obama and Great Britain’s PM when a Liberal Reporter asked this question:
    “Mr. President, what is your opinion on The IRS Targeting Conservative Groups?”
    President Obama: “It’s wrong and will be investigated.
    If there was nothing to this, why did Obama say it was wrong?
    Are you calling Obama a Redneck because he agrees it was wrong for the IRS to do what they did?
    Would you be calling people “rednecks” if they opposed The IRS targeting Democrats and the Occupy Group?

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 11 months ago

    It’s truly unfortunate that we cannot count on a news organization to report facts only without opinions or spin.

    However, at least we have enough media outlets that you can choose the one that tells you what you want to believe, no matter what your political persuasion.

    Again, this helps keep us at each other’s throats, rather than at the throats of our “representatives”, who are laughing all the way to the bank. In the Caymans…..

  7. trm

    trm said, 11 months ago

    The idea of the US media being at war with Obozo exists only in your fevered imagination.
    The media presstitutes in this country have been nothing but Obozo’s bitches since they first set eyes on him.
    They might be a little miffed at him right now because he had his “Justice” Dept. attack dogs spy on them, but no worries – like every codependent relationship, the media will come crawling back to their abuser every time.

  8. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, 11 months ago

    onguard said, about 13 hours ago

    “Watch Dog turned Lap Dog.”

    yup, started during the bush administration with the embedding of reporters with the troops.

    if you didn’t report what the administration wanted you report, you were thrown out and cut off from all “news” from the administration

    cheney/Rumsfeld were a master of it.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, 11 months ago

    @wmconelly

    Thanks for an interesting and thoughtful post. It’s a relief from the name-calling that dominates this site.

  10. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Y’all need tgive DrCanuck a break. After all, he is a Canuck. Sometimes he can’t help himself.

  11. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, 11 months ago

    A line was crossed that media could no longer ignore. Your name calling also crosses a line and insults my intelligence. The highest degree awarded by a university is the Ph.D, not the M.D.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, 11 months ago

    @phdtogo

    An M.D. friend of mine told me that there is some dispute about which degree is higher — those with a Ph.D. tend to think that a Ph.D. is higher, those with an M.D. tend to think that an M.D. is higher. The test is the titling practice of those with one of each — and (so my friend told me) of those, some say Dr. X, M.D., Ph.D, while others say Dr. X. Ph.D., M.D. So there ain’t no rule.

  13. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 11 months ago

    @lonecat

    Say, can you explain why a “consultant” a.k.a medical specialist, here in the UK is a “Mister” and not a “Doctor”? Iºm sure theyºre doctors before they specialise so why the “demotion”?
    My dentist here is also a Mr., not a Dr. unlike my Saffie dentists.
    In Portugal, anyone with a [at least pre-Bologna accord licentiate,] degree is Senhor(a)Doutor(a) or Srº/ªDrº/ª. Engineers are Srº/ª Engº/ª. Doctors donºt get more letters as far as I know, although they have to study longer to get their “canudo”.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, 11 months ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    No, I can’t explain — I do have the impression the in Britain surgeons used to be “Mister” rather than “Doctor”. But all these titles seem a little silly to me. As I say, “Call me anything, just don’t call me late for dinner.”

  15. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 11 months ago

    @lonecat

    Ha! “Mister Doctor” sounds as silly in Portuguese as it does in English. There was a student movement a few years back in Portugal (At least in Coimbra), to eliminate the Sr.Dr. nonsense but I’m not sure what came of it. At my workplace there were Portuguese cleaning staff who insisted on calling me Sr. Eng until I begged them to stop. Austrians aren’t too far behind. My wife had her title in her passport, not that she even asked nor does she know how the hell they knew of it; she’s sure she didn’t mention it in the application. It then caused the British bank where she opened up an account to also transfer it across despite that application just having her only 2 names (passport = required form of ID) and it therefore thought her 1st names were “Mag.Phil Elisabeth”, plus title “Mrs.”
    When we were recently looking for apartments in Vienna, we found it amusing to look at the intercom labels. Folks seem to be trying to out do themselves to see how many letters of titles they could fit into a very small space reserved for their name. At least we knew the building therefore had esteemed professional tenants. ;-)
    oh crap, I hope DrC isn’t reading too much into this…:-s

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