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I recently asked WBEZ’s Curious City a question. (If you’re not familiar with the program, Curious City is part of Chicago Public Radio’s attempts to get more crowd-sourced reporting to cover for all the bloggers and other staff they recently axed.) I have always wanted to know who pays for the biweekly fireworks displays at [...]

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BUZZFLASH MEDIA PUTZ OF THE WEEK George Will For reporting that is an embarrassment to the profession of journalism, and for being beholden to corporate paymasters rather than the citizens of America. On ABC’s This Week this past Sunday, conservative columnist George Will decided the best way to argue that Obamacare both sucks and is [...]

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Editor’s note: Blog Action Day is a moment when bloggers from all across the world and belief spectrum come together to bring attention to a specific issue. This year, that issue is climate change. At BuzzFlash, we have two special pieces for you today. You’re looking at one of them, and you can read the [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Sure, it’s easy to slam hapless Washington Posters Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza for basically calling Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a “mad bitch” in the now-thankfully-defunct “experiment” known as Mouthpiece Theater. But at least Clinton was the victim of a bad joke, and at least the video wasn’t [...]

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UPDATED BELOW: Scroll down for the warning from CNN/USA President Joe Klein to Dobbs and his staff. BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Recently, I’ve heard a lot of fretting over the supposedly venerable CNN host Lou Dobbs giving legitimacy to the birther movement. His reports ignoring the fact that President Barack Obama has been [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White A 32-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed 18 times in front of her husband and three-year-old son in a courtroom over her choice of clothing. Her husband, who tried to come to her aid, was not only stabbed by the attacker but shot by police and critically wounded. This [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Sometimes it’s tough to be a news junkie. This week has been one of those times. Because I could care less about Jon and Kate and their progeny, I’m stuck absorbing every nuance and insignificant detail of the life and times of Supreme Court nominee and Federal Appeals [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Don’t let this get out, but I live in a city with pig flu. Don’t worry though, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a statement saying you can’t get sick from reading this article. OK, not really. But I thought I would try to assuage [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White A major nuclear-armed power is on the verge of a wholesale takeover by a violent extremist group. But wait, Salma Hayek got married in Venice? Let me at those photos! Not that it’s making headlines, but the Taliban is approaching the seat of Pakistani power. Last week, the [...]