June 21, 2007

Decoding Drudge    ...commenting on Drudge links so you don't have to

  • The tale of two headlines:
    MSNBC headline: Journalists dole out cash to politicians (quietly)
    Drudge headline: Reporters Give Dems Money Over Republicans 9 to 1!
    ....referring to this story. Statistics are cruel things. No wonder the MSNBC guy waited till the third paragraph to deliver the news that donations were whoppingly skewed towards liberal politicians. And no surprise that a scribe at the liberal National Catholic Reporter donated to liberal candidates:
    National Catholic Reporter, Margot Patterson, senior writer and arts/opinion editor, $2,100 to Claire McCaskill, Senate candidate, Democrat, in October 2006; a total of $800 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2004 and 2006; $1,000 to Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver in 2004; and $250 to Howard Dean, Democratic presidential candidate, in February 2004.
    Howard Dean?!?!

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    Another Drudge-ian headline:
    PELOSI: Iraq a 'grotesque mistake'...
    At some point even thesaurus.com will run out of synonyms for 'terrible' to aid Democrats calling Iraq a mistake. Pelosi's staffers also get credit for making news with something that obvious. Tomorrow's headline: "Gingrich Calls Grass Green".
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