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Media Bias: Media Bias of all kinds.

"Good Hate" Goes Unnoticed in Sweden, Just as it Does Here

Feb 13, 2013 1:41 PM PT

A Swedish TV special recently examined threats directed at high profile women, including journalists, actors, authors, etc. The special made the argument that the problem was so severe it led to self-censorship by those who decided voicing their opinion just wasn't worth the hassle and the threats.

An article written by the editor of a left-wing Swedish paper backs this up with plenty of ugly detail. After moving out of her home because of a number of death threats after she wrote about right wing websites, she receives a text from an unknown number in the middle of the night, "Seriously sweetheart, when was the last time you got yourself off?" That's tame compared to the texts she receives later.

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An App Fit for a King

Feb 13, 2013 9:54 AM PT

A friend sent me a link to this Yahoo News article ostensibly praising the White House app. Yes, apparently there is an app that gets all the media content being produced by the White House. As the review goes on author Virginia Heffernan seems to lose some of her objectivity:

If you want the facts about the president’s plans, the White House app suggests, listen to the president’s own guys.

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One more thought about Al Jazeera America...

Feb 12, 2013 12:06 PM PT

At some point, Al Jazeera America is going to hire some on-air talent, right?  I think they're supposed to launch sometime this summer.  They'll probably have a bit of trouble securing commentators - especially now - but if they throw around enough of the sweet, sweet oil money they stuffed in Al Gore's pocket, they'll get somebody.

If those hires include liberal stars, are we going to hear about how they're just desperate to stay relevant?  Come to think of it, is Al Gore desperate to stay relevant?  (Or just content to be irrelevant and filthy rich?)

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