Journalist Wall Of Shame

Some of the reporting is awfully sensationalist and fear mongering, playing on people’s fears to get a quick, cheap story. There’s a good list of some of the worst examples on the Journalist Wall of Shame. Really quite shocking what’s being said, which is a real shame because it just feeds on people’s misunderstanding of all things Nuclear and will … Read More

Some more information on Japan’s current status

The traditional news media is painting an alarming picture of the situation in Japan; if I just relied on what the TV was saying, you’d think the place was wiped off the map. This excellent post gives some perspective. Some quotes: … to an extent, anyway. See, the thing that people don’t realize is that Honshu is massive. It is … Read More

Ricky Gervais on religion

I’m not really a fan of Ricky Gervais’s comedy (must admit I’ve not paid much attention – it could be excellent) and whilst I am not sure I share his definite views I have to say I have a lot of sympathy with his approach in this Wall Street Journal blog entry “A Holiday Message From Ricky Gervais: Why I’m … Read More

One final TSA thing

I’m going to shut up about the TSA thing now (although tomorrow might be interesting) but this (via Fake Steve Jobs) is sad: The awful thing is that the TSA guys want to do a good job, the traveling public want to be safe… and yet we’re here… with no one happy, or indeed safer. Tragic – and I’d like … Read More

Rotting your brain

Great post from Seth Godin on people’s deliberate choice to be uninformed. I am continuously amazed how much trash media people consume, yet hardly touch high-quality thoughtful stuff which more available than ever. Why is it that people will watch what we eat, but not what they read or watch? Why is it they will go to the gym for … Read More