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Ambiguous BBC reporting on Jerusalem terror attack

On the evening of October 22nd the BBC News website reported on a terror attack which had taken place in Jerusalem a couple of hours previously.   578 more words


Fear Mongering: The Media's New Weapon

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The new fad has hit the news media: fear mongering. What is fear mongering? According to Oxford Dictionaries, fear mongering is “the action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue”. 313 more words

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BBC World News news

We are informed that the BBC has appointed a new director of the BBC World Service Group.

“BBC director of news Fran Unsworth has been appointed director of the BBC World Service Group. 300 more words


BBC's Israel obsession includes the price of chocolate pudding

Why on earth the producers of the BBC World Service programme ‘Newshour’ thought that an item broadcast in its October 19th edition concerning one man’s protest about the cost of living in Tel Aviv should be of interest to listeners worldwide may at first seem to be a mystery. 501 more words


A Grand Slam is a Four Bagger With Three Men on Base

Daily Prompt Grand Slam The World Series starts tonight! In your own life, what would be the equivalent of a walk-off home run? (For the baseball-averse, that’s a last-minute, back-against-the-wall play that guarantees a dramatic victory… 285 more words

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Prospective data on the use of MRI-guided vs. TRUS-guided biopsy

Two newly published papers in the November issue of the Journal of Urology address prospective studies of the use of differing forms of MRI-guided biopsy in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. 582 more words


HOWTO: Calibrate Your Kitchen Thermometer with Water

A thermometer should be checked when brand new, and rechecked every six months or so, after you drop or otherwise traumatize it, when you haven’t used it in a while, and whenever you just aren’t sure it’s telling you the truth.

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