The Census Bureau reports that the number of people lacking health insurance dropped by more than one million last year. I await the flood of mainstream media coverage of this excellent news! Continue reading Progress on Health Care
I talked Friday with a colleague in Communications who described a current research project and its puzzling results. He asked people about the credibility of blogs and the credibility of articles in the mainstream press. Blogs scored lower: “Anybody can write anything in a blog,” people thought. But then he had people read “posts” in blogs and “articles” in the mainstream media on a particular … Continue reading Blogs and the Mainstream Media
Austin Bay predicts that terrorists in Iraq will attempt a Tet offensive within the next six months, to sway public opinion in the United States just as the North Vietnamese were able to do in 1968 when their devastation in battle was spun in the media as a Communist victory. (HT: Instapundit.) That seems plausible, though I would expect it to fall within the height … Continue reading Coming Soon: Terror Tet?
Since September 11, 2001, how many terrorist attacks have occurred, perpetrated by Muslims in the name of Islam? Most people might name a few—the attacks in London and Madrid, for example—but few would guess the actual number. Obsessed with more important issues, such as the foibles of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and O. J. Simpson, the media largely ignore the global jihad and … Continue reading The Ten Thousand