Monthly Archives: March 2013

CBS Sports’ leaders do the right thing by…

…ordering no in-game replays of the awful leg injury suffered by a Louisville player. I’ll say this politely — watching a young man’s leg contort as if he were part of a gory movie doesn’t qualify as a highlight of … Continue reading

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Apple to unveil iRadio later this year?

Slash Gear reports the evidence points in one direction — it’s going to happen. Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch its own web-based music streaming service, and one that will rival Pandora. The new music service will be called … Continue reading

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They say seek, you will find They say be patient, it will come They say enjoy it, you earned it They say take it, you deserve it They say much, it means little So where are the answers?

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Meet Kim Jong-un…the really nice guy who’d (perhaps) like to nuke you

Ah, propaganda. Ain’t it grand! The Associated Press examines how propaganda is being used in North Korea, where it has at least two purposes. …North Koreans get a decidedly softer dose of propaganda: Kim portrayed as a young, energetic leader, … Continue reading

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Martin O’Neill…hero to zero in 18 months?

The Telegraph explores why the canning of an English Premier League manager appears poorly timed and risky. There have been no anti-O’Neill protests, no suggestion the fans have turned. This is a decision made in the boardroom by the chairman … Continue reading

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School shooting kills principal

The News examines what happened on Saturday in Pakistan. The principal of a girls’ school was shot dead and six students were hurt in a brazen bomb and gun attack in Ittehad Town, a neighbourhood in Baldia Town, on Saturday. … Continue reading

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Puffery, Orange County Register style

The Los Angeles Times examines a media ethics issue involving one of its competitors. Early this year, Orange County Register executives approached officials at three local universities with an offer they couldn’t resist — weekly, six-page sections packed with positive … Continue reading

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