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Those familiar with Reddit know that inconsistency memes are very popular. This is because consistency checking is a dominant form of criticism. You cannot, after all, be for one thing but against another similar thing. It’s a contradiction. A contradiction cannot be, … Continue reading
Last night's Daily Show had a nice discussion of the "you didn't build that line" that Obama didn't utter (i.e., in the way suggested). For those unfamiliar with this, the President gave a speech, talked about infrastructure (such as roads) … Continue reading
Still busy with finals, etc. Please watch the following piece by the Daily Show on idiocy arising from TLC's All American Muslim. Here is the link. Beginning to wonder, however, whether someone at TLC has paid the Florida Family Association … Continue reading
Sometimes I wonder about the effectiveness of satire. It's entertainment value is purchased oftentimes at the expense of fairness and accuracy–you have to straw man, a little at least, to satirize. It appears, however, that sometimes straw manning is unnecessary. … Continue reading
People acquainted with media narratives know that the "adults" and the "grown ups" and the "serious people" are very often the Republicans, especially when we're talking about entitlements. Democrats and their union friends, we're often told, are childish or immature for … Continue reading