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Entries from August 2007

Self Destructive Narrative

August 29th, 2007 by admin | 1 Comment

Self Destructive Narrative

For those of us following the reporting of the Iraq war in the American press Michael O’Halloran and Kenneth Pollack’s article in the NY Times earlier this month entitled A War We Just Might Win represented a major change in the reporting of the war in the MSM. I believe it was a watershed event [...]


Skube Versus Rosen

August 27th, 2007 by admin | 3 Comments

Skube Versus Rosen

Another debate on the value of blogging versus the press has broken out. Michael Skube of Elon University in the LA Times makes a fairly standard journalist’s attack on blogging called Blogs: All the Noise That Fits. NYU Journalism professor Jay Rosen, on his blog Press Think, responds with examples challenging Skube’s thesis here. In [...]


The Eastern Intellectual Establishment in Action

August 22nd, 2007 by admin | No Comments

The Eastern Intellectual Establishment in Action

I have been watching with increasing amusement the MSM and the Democrats – particularly Hillary – pick up on ‘the surge is working’ narrative. And I am likewise amused by Republicans who take the shift in narrative seriously. I am amused because I follow what is happening Iraq as closely as I can through independent [...]


Purpose

I propose developing a new media theory as called for by Camile Paglia based on the work of Marshal McLuhan, Norman A Brown, Leslie Fiedler, as well as Eric S Raymond, Glenn Reynolds and others. See the Invitation for fuller information and how you may be able to participate. I want your help just like Linus Torvalds wanted help developing Linux.

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