Yesterday I slept all day and all evening. I feel better, but I am way too groggy! I’m current with replies. Tomorrow appears routine.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 5:29 (average 6:36). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: Bill Nye The Science Guy Made A Video For Those Who Wonder About These Crazy Weather Patterns
This does NOT require rocket science. What the article missed is that Congressional Republicans are the world’s largest source of methane. 😉
From Media Matters: On February 7, Breitbart.com’s Ben Shapiro reported that Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel (according to "Senate sources") received money from a group called "Friends of Hamas." The report spread quickly through the conservative media as damning of Hagel, until Dave Weigel at Slate.com pointed out a salient fact — there’s no evidence that "Friends of Hamas" exists. Now, New York Daily News reporter Dan Friedman is claiming that a joke he shared with a GOP source is the provenance of "Friends of Hamas." In response to their story falling apart, Shapiro and Breitbart.com — who angrily and self-righteously demand accountability from the rest of the media for every slip-up, real or imagined — are lashing out and refusing to accept responsibility for publishing a report based on a falsehood.
Needless to say, Republican Senators and the Republican Ministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, reported this Breitfart InsaniTEA as gospel.
From MSNBC: Ed Schultz covered the previous item with Dan Rather.
I do disagree with Rather’s implication that, since the Internet is where the bad information often starts, information from the Internet is not reliable. I am a commentator, not a reporter, but personally, I rarely post any article I have not confirmed from at least two main stream sources. When I do, I say so at the time, so readers know that the information is not as solid as my norm. What integrity problem there is on the left, comes almost only from the extreme fringes. But on the right, integrity is the exception, not the rule. That distinction is too important not to make.