No Test Score Left Intact

March 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

A fairly remarkable piece of journalism by the AJC, which analyzed test results for 69,000 public schools and found “high concentrations of suspect math or reading scores in school systems from coast to coast.” Suspicious test scores in [...]

Notes on a scandal

July 6, 2011 // 3 Comments

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Engrossing stuff: State report depicts Parks Middle as example of problems in district A few weeks later, teacher Damany Lewis told investigators, [Principal Christopher] Waller approached him with an unusual question: “Do you think you could get [...]

A roar from the dinosaur

July 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

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The AJC’s reporting on the Atlanta Public Schools scandal demonstrates once again why the so-called old media is as relevant as ever. After The Atlanta Journal-Constitution began reporting evidence of possible cheating in Atlanta Public [...]

Thoughts on the NPR scandal

March 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

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*Fired NPR exec Ron Schiller’s indulgence of Zionist conspiracies bothers me much more than his putdown of tea partiers. Though I wouldn’t go as far as Wonkette’s Ken Layne … a crumbling nation of fat slobs who ignore their [...]

The Times at its most insufferable

January 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

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It’s so rare for presenters to be at open war with their host, and at times it almost looked as if Mr. Gervais and Mr. Bale were intent on bringing to Hollywood some of the incivility and extremism that veins political discourse. … Trashing [...]

The Kanye West of politics

November 24, 2010 // 3 Comments

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Sarah Palin ain’t gonna “talk in no motherfucking interviews,” having grown weary of the media’s “stupid ass questions” (see Kanye West video, starting at 2:19). Palin is a communications major from the University [...]

James O’Keefe is no journalist

November 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

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Sleazy right-wing journalist prankster James O’Keefe, deified by conservatives after an undercover stunt exposing alleged criminal behavior by ACORN, is back at it, targeting one of my favorite villains — the teachers unions. So he sent [...]

Expect an angry letter from Sonny

October 12, 2010 // 2 Comments

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Four years ago, Gov. H. Dumpty took time out from promoting fishing to complain about the paper’s “negative coverage” after his beloved Dogs got whupped by Tennessee. Sunday’s sports page headline (“Dogs get put in [...]