Jul. 24th, 2011

My tweets

Jul. 24th, 2011 08:01 am
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  • Sat, 14:54: The fridge is dying again, less than 1 mo. after it was fixed. Plus there's like...dirt in it. Brown grit. On the food. WTF is THAT?
  • Sat, 18:06: LOL Miami Vice marathon on something called Centric TV. Fuck, Don Johnson was pretty. Guess I always liked 'em that way best.
  • Sat, 18:09: Shameful Thought of the Day: Prime Minister of Norway kind of hot.
  • Sat, 18:47: OMG. "Whorrey Potter & The Sorcerer's Balls": Emma Watson Meets Her Gay Porn Doppleganger - @Gawker http://t.co/DjvLCIY
  • Sun, 02:30: Watching 1st HP movie. Hogwarts looks like cheesy set. Did not look "real" til 3rd movie. Americans can't do fantasy. Leave it to the Brits.
  • Sun, 02:54: Oh, little Neville. You are SO going to grow up hot.
  • Sun, 02:55: Always bothered me how Dumbledore so obviously played favorites with Gryffindor House.

Called It

Jul. 24th, 2011 10:36 am
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I will say this much for the conservative press: they are wonderfully predictable.

The Norway bombing and massacre was still front-page news on every New York newspaper today, except one: the Murdoch-owned New York Post. It was front-page news on yesterday's Post, when details of the perpetrator were still sketchy (according to the Post, anyway), accompanied by an editorial declaring that even "if" the perpetrator was Norwegian, he was probably still acting under "foreign influence" -- Islamic, in other words.

Today, when the details can't be called "sketchy" anymore, the Post has suddenly decided that the Norway story is not such big news after all. Amy Winehouse's death is much bigger news than the slaughter of nearly 100 people, including children at a summer camp. The one Norway story was shunted all the way back to Page Eight, and the shooter was tidily labeled as a "neo-Nazi" and that is probably the last we'll hear about Norway in this publication.

Do you think the Post would consider this story so un-newsworthy if Al Qaeda had claimed responsibility for these crimes?

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