“• Requires the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with other programming staff, executives at New York Public Radio, colleagues, sources and guests”—My favorite Qualification to work at WNYC
Dogan, the 19-year-old US citizen of Turkish descent, was filming with a small video camera on the top deck of the Mavi Marmara when he was shot twice in the head, once in the back and in the left leg and foot and that he was shot in the face at point blank range while lying on the ground.
The actual breaking piece of healthcare news today is way upsetting. And upsetting because it is not that shocking. Politicians who have fought against health care reform and watered it down so much to get it passed are working for the insurance companies. They are not working for us. Stop pretending you are because it makes me want to write crazy letters to you everyday forever. And that’s a lose-lose situation.
“The history of the GOP has always been about responsible policy and limited government. There is no policy more irresponsible and out of line with that history than allowing the government to ban personal reproductive choices even for women who have been raped,” says Candace Straight, the national co-chairwoman for the Republican Majority for Choice. “The fact that the new rising stars of the GOP are pushing this platform is not only scary, it could be a fatal blow for our hopes of recapturing the mainstream middle.”—The Palin abortion standard makes GOP inroads - The Daily Beast (via sluthaditcoming)
“In a movement that consistently cries out for the need of smaller government, it seems hypocritical for Tea Party candidates to take on a subject that is one of the most personal and private issues that a woman can face yet it has become a major talking point this year. The Tea party members constantly demand their control of their guns and the protection of the 2nd amendment but find it necessary to weigh in on what individual women do with their own reproductive system. The hypocrisy has no end in sight and is something that needs to be addressed as we approach the November elections.”—
Readers of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram may have been surprised to find an open letter from Publisher Richard Conner yesterday (and today), offering an apology for a storythat appeared in print and online.
Was it a grossly inaccurate story? A clear violation of the paper’s standards and practices? Did it perpetrate a crime against the community?