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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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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The collective giggle-fest over Vice President Joe Biden’s true but censorable comment at the president’s signing of healthcare reform struck me as pretty sophomoric. But then again, that’s not very fair to sophomores. Meanwhile, right in my own backyard, real sophomores (and other high schoolers) have successfully organized to [...]

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Head On Radio Network’s Bob Kincaid Talks to BuzzFlash About What Air America’s Failure Can Teach Us About Progressive Success. BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW by Meg White With the demise of liberal talk radio station Air America last month, liberals lost their voice in commercial radio. But is that really such a huge loss? Bob Kincaid, a [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Like most writers, I was suspicious of Twitter at first. Always wary of mandated brevity, expression in 140 characters or less struck me as an exercise in ridiculousness. I soon found that Twitter had very little to do with the 140-character news peg the media trumpeted about it in [...]

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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 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 [...]