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Politico Praise Machine for Fox News

Erik Wemple has a blog post up at the Washington Post which details how Politico’s Mike Allen has a tendency to sing the praises of Fox News, Roger Ailes, and several other news casters at the network.  Among other things, he discusses Allen’s recent critique of the unauthorized biography of Ailes, The Loudest Voice in…

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NYTimes: Telsa Issues Recall of Model S

From the NYTimes:  Tesla is issuing a recall action concerning about 29,000 charging adapters for its 2013 Model S electric cars because of a potential fire hazard, the automaker has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a letter sent to the agency over the weekend. Tesla said in the letter, which was dated Jan. 12, that the…

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Utah Same Sex Marriage Fight Continues

The Facts:  On December 20, 2013, a federal judge in Utah ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, citing in part the 14th Amendment and the US Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor.  Typically in these cases, the state would file a pre-emptive stay with the judge in case they…

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New Roger Ailes Biography — What’s New and Does this Change Anything?

The Facts: A new book, The Loudest Voice in the Room, by Gabriel Sherman, is an unauthorized biography of Roger Ailes that isn’t particularly flattering (see NYTimes article here).  Among other things, he’s a “volatile” and “domineering” manager that has turned Fox News into a wing of the Republican party (to which he is the de-facto head).  Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem…

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It’s Sooo Cold! Cue Global Warming Debate…

It seems we’re living in our own “Day After Tomorrow” scenario, with the “Polar Vortex” gripping the country, and the global warming debate heating back up.  Both sides are claiming the current cold as an indicator, clear as day, of their position. Liberals see the extreme weather as another demonstration of global warming impacting our climate…