For years Republicans accused ACORN of corruption and used phony tapes to lead an effort to successfully strip the group of federal funding in 2009. Now, months later, the group has been exonerated from any wrongdoing.
A post by the World Economic Forum led me down the rabbit hole to a new Internet Manifesto on 'how journalism works today.' I wondered what Huffington Post readers would think of the top 5 declarations.
Under the dizzying spell of modernity's promises and consumerism's illusions, we see animals as mere objects, either as commodities for our consumption or as blank slates for us to write our fantasies and fears upon.
Did you groan when David Letterman told Monica jokes? Do you Tivo The Daily Show ? If your answer is yes, then Strange Bedfellows: How Late Night Comedy Turns Democracy into a Joke may be the book for you.
We know that CBS News is a distant third in the ratings, we know that newsgathering is expensive -- and we know that Katie Couric is, too. All of this suggests why, amidst the mutterings about how the evening news is doomed, CBS will clearly be the first to go.
Is a rumor still a rumor once it's been videotaped, replayed on network and cable news, reported everywhere, debated furiously on cable news and in the press and been picked up all over the blogosphere?