Day: July 3, 2008

Fox Stoops to New Low

I saw this piece yesterday but I just now have a chance to talk about it. Fox News has done some really bad reporting over the years, pushing stories that simply weren’t true. Now, as a new low, they have used digital editing of photos to make two guys from the New York Times (reporter Jacques Steinberg and editor Steven Reddicliffe ) look uglier. How juvenile!!! The good folks at Editor and Publisher interviewed the New York Times but were unable to get Fox or News Corp (Fox’s Parent organization) to comment.

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Updated: Sixth Straight Month of Job Losses

You can get out your protractor and pocket calculator and try to tell me that we aren’t in a recession because of this or that, but the fact is, we are in a recession. I wonder, though, how ugly this market going to get. Senator Obama calls on President Bush and Congress to do more. However, Senator McCain has stated that people are hurting and let’s not do anything. I found some thoughtful analysis from the Economic Policy Institute. Update: GM shares have dropped below $10 per share. Update II: From EPI – The job market is clearly in recessionary territory.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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