Today someone was “arguing” on Facebook about two media sources being completely biased, and, therefore, unreliable. It struck me… how does one quantify the bias of a news source? So I went looking… I figure the bias in the US is on a scale from liberal to conservative, and went looking. I stumbled across a… Continue reading Media Bias
Professor Lorenz Haag, of the German “Global Communications Agency”, is bogus. He has been widely cited as an expert by ITAR-TASS for at least seven years. RFE/RL calls Professor Haag a “Russian apologist”. According to the Russian newsite politota, Mr. Haag is not even a professor, it is an honorary title. According to RFE/RL, there is no… Continue reading ITAR-TASS’s So-Called Expert: Lorenz Haag
I watched the videos in horror, as two Muslims in the London, UK neighborhood of Woolwich brandished bloody knives, their hands covered with blood, after apparently just beheading a young British soldier, video is here and here. “An eye for an eye”, they said into the camera shooting a video. They made no attempt to run… Continue reading Is Woolwich the Final Straw?
What are logical ways for us to discuss what we do? That question alone raises a ton of questions. Who is we? What is it we do? Who does what? Can something fall into multiple categories? Now that IO has a new definition, there is no longer a clear cut way to divide up the… Continue reading How Best to Discuss a Whole of Nation Approach to Information Activities?
We’re a “Sugar Cube Nation”, not used to eating anything of substance “in our media”. What do I mean by this? I’ll give two analogous examples first. When someone gives a child a sugar cube, the kid will bounce around shortly after, somewhat like a ping pong ball in a fan factory (figuratively, not literally). … Continue reading We’re a Sugar Cube Nation
I get news alerts from WTOP.com, the local news station for Washington DC. I received a news alert from WTOP.com that Rodney King, the beating of him caused the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, had died today. I got onto my computer and typed “Rodney King” into Google, which revealed three news stories had already… Continue reading The Speed of Social Media
As you might recall, I wrote a piece on Camille Chidiac, Leonie and what the effects are on the IO and MISO communities here. I actually had a lot of offline comments and it was a blast writing that piece. I had input from friends at the Pentagon, I had input from seniors at Leonie,… Continue reading The World is Small, Wired and Paranoid!