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A writer-editor-teacher's quote of the week #42

After reading Hanna Rosin’s recent piece in The New Republic about meeting with Stephen Glass after many years, I wanted to share this video clip as my “quote of the week.” A good writer or editor knows a little bit about a lot of things, and this dramatization provides a good demonstration of how a modern, tech-savvy editor, researcher or journalist can do a fact check, sometimes without even looking things up. 14 more words

Teaching

'Oh, Dear Lord': Washington Post 'fact-checks' SNL's parody of Obama

CNN did it in 2010, now the lapdog Washington Post scrambled to clarify what Saturday Night Live got right and what it got wrong while poking fun at Obama’s executive action on immigration. 253 more words

Media

FACT CHECK: Obama's claims on illegal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama made some notable omissions Thursday night in his remarks about the unilateral actions he’s taking on immigration.

A look at his statements and how they compare with the facts: 366 more words

National / World

Police Chief: The Greatest Racial Disparity in the city of Milwaukee is getting Shot and Killed

Milwaukee police chief Edward Flynn was verbally attacked by protestors, angry with police for shooting a suspect that authorities say assaulted an officer.

Flynn fired back, saying that police doing their jobs are not the problem. 63 more words

Common Sense

Fact Check: Premier Michel Over de Rijkentaks

Premier Michel zei vandaag (18 November) in de Kamer over de rijkentaks dat: “alles staat in het regeerakkoord. Elk van de ministers heeft dezelfde boodschap gegeven, weliswaar in hun eigen woorden, met een verschillend vocabularium.” 95 more words

Belgische Politiek

You're So Vain You Probably Think This Post Is About You

A friend sent me a comment that someone else posted about my open letter to the chancellor, earlier today. This commenter insinuated that I am a bigot that wants to stamp out ethnic diversity at Syracuse because I disagree with THE General Body. 740 more words

Common Sense

Speak For Yourself: A Petition Against THE General Body and the Consequences Their Actions Have on the University

If you do not agree with the actions of THE General Body sign this petition.

Although THE General body calls for increased diversity, they attack their fellow students because they are “privileged” because they’re white, straight, male, christian, cisgender, able bodied, and class enabled.   572 more words

Common Sense