27 April 2007

What's the opposite of "leg-work"?

Confederate Yankee reports on Old Media spreading the falsehoods of anonymous sources because they’re too lazy to ever check anything that suits their political agenda. In particular, they make claims that the VTech killer purchased magazines at Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods, neither of which sells them in any store. But hey, corporate America (except for Old Media corporations) is evil, so no harm, eh?

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At what point do we admit that university administrators actively hate their students?

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The University of Oklahoma has put up a memorial to a student who died when a homemade bomb exploded near the OU football stadium.

A stone with the name of Joel Hinrichs III was placed outside the OU student union by the student affairs division.

Hinrichs died Oct. 1, 2005, when the bomb he built detonated as he sat on a campus bench near Memorial Stadium while a football game was under way. University officials ruled the death an accidental suicide. Hinrichs’ father — Joel Hinrichs Jr. — said the university offered to have the stone placed.

Just think, if he had succeeded in mass murdering his fellow students, he would have had to share the memorial with them.

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Objective, objectionable — what’s the difference?

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According to the Harvard Crimson, four students were arrested for heckling FBI Direct Robert Mueller during his speech there.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, two of the hecklers were editors for the school’s newspaper, the Crimson.

Can we question his objectivity now?

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