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Cincinnati vs. the World 1.1.13

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
City Councilman Christopher Smitherman went on a legit Twitter rant last weekend, calling University of Cincinnati Trustee Rob Richardson Jr., a communist and defending the claim to The Enquirer despite the fact that McCarthyism was ridiculous the first time it came around 60 years ago. CINCINNATI -1  

The Last Time I Saw Melissa

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I found out about Melissa’s death on Dec. 15, 10 days before Christmas.   

Considering Confirmation Bias at CBS News

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
We can learn from CBS News’ retreat from another major story after fiercely defending its veracity. The primary lesson is the havoc that “confirmation bias” can inflict on news gathering.  

Curmudgeon Notes 12.31.13

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
CBS’ 60 Minutes broadcast an uncritical presentation of National Security Agency’s justifications for its constitutionally suspect surveillance of Americans.   

Give Me a Reason

5 Comments · Thursday, December 26, 2013
The Top 10 Reasons Why I’ve Only Seen the Same Black Guy Among the Masses Whenever Believe In Cincinnati Was on the News Advocating for the Streetcar.  

Worst Year Ever!: 2013

0 Comments · Thursday, December 26, 2013
Why 2013 was a lot of the same bullshit.
  

Cincinnati vs. the World 12.18.13

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
A Florida man protested a public Nativity scene in Tallahassee by setting up a Festivus pole in the capitol building using PVC pipe and empty PBR cans. No word on how many times Obamacare came up during the airing of grievances.  WORLD +2  

Christmas Me Home

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
They’re here. They’re my human Christmas cards, joy in the flesh and unwrapped, laughing presents exploding with a year’s worth of stories, relationships, work and secrets about places women find joy.  

Fifty Types of People Who Don't Like Mass Transit

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Progressives need to understand that there are many more reasons that some Cincinnatians hold steadfastly against investment in public transportation, especially when so many of our highways need to be widened and repaved because they are the only useful mode of transportation available to most people because we don’t have trains.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Dec. 11-17

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
For journalistically inclined folks like Megyn Kelly of Fox News, the 12th month of the year is as good a time as any to make it clear to young viewers that Santa Claus and Jesus were good, hard-working Caucasians.  

Curmudgeon Notes 12.11.13

0 Comments · Thursday, December 12, 2013
In all of the remembrances of Nelson Mandela after his death, few stood out as clearly as AP’s interview with his former jailer, Christo Brand.  

Worst Week Ever!: Dec. 4-10

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Americans have been desensitized by years of whining in the news about how bad of a job our nation’s schools are doing at educating children.   

Cincinnati vs. the World 12.11.13

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
A former Cincinnatian who runs the Los Angeles Metro transit agency took to Twitter to comment on the absurdity of Cincinnati’s incoming administration stopping a transportation project under construction. CINCINNATI -2  

Covering Mandela in '63

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Listening to BBC after Nelson Mandela died left me sleep deprived. It was virtually nonstop from midnight to 5 a.m. on WVXU, and BBC demonstrated how a first-class news organization covers a major story.  

Get Off the Line

1 Comment · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It’s not for me to say because I neither pledged a sorority nor did I even finish college, but I’ve always found Greek life a strange and an unlikely community to want to join.