Friday, March 16, 2012

This American Life Gets Burned By Mike Daisey

This is the understatement of the year:

The problem is, journalistic outfits don't do theater; it tends to undermine their credibility. Mike Daisey's admission undercuts his entire program. And the crux of his program was that Apple was using a company in China that was killing people in order to manufacture enough Apple devices for rich Western nations to consume.

Wow. That's all you can say. Wow.

So, This American Life [as of 11PM Europe time I couldn't access their website because it would appear to be down or overwhelmed by traffic] will now have to fall onto a mighty thick sword and try to survive the brutal criticism that will follow. Mike Daisey will continue to go on doing "theater" and I don't think he'll be welcome anywhere except for Fox News.
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Scott Walker is a Failed Governor

This is pretty much all of Laura Conaway's brilliant post over at the Maddow Blog, and I cannot improve upon it at all. In fact, I cannot understand how it is that the Republican Party can continue to embrace this idea that balanced budgets must be achieved at all costs.

In Wisconsin, this mentality has failed. Cutting budgets, destroying public sector unions, and austerity are failed policies. Jobs are actually going in the wrong direction in Wisconsin right now; times are tough and getting tougher.

I guess it must be time to get rid of Scott Walker and hope that someone can turn things around.
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