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©2001 Andy J. W. Affleck
Friday, October 26, 2001
Human Bones Discovered In Sandwich Now this is one of the most misleading headlines ever...(11:12 AM)

Thursday, October 25, 2001
In online logs, Web authors personalize attacks, retaliation Webloggers aren't constrained by objectivity or fact-checking. While I have made this point in the past, I also think that the mainstream media is not itself perfect by any stretch of the imagination. Take all of the hysteria in the press about anthrax. Every night I see commercials for network news which are intended to do nothing but scare viewers and gain ratings. I asked a friend of mine who works at the New York Post (who is still awaiting his anthrax test results) why this is so? His reply is that the media are the ones being attacked and they are scared to death. Maybe so, but the media is supposed to be objective and report the facts. I see far less of that these days. At least with weblogs, you get to know the authors and you begin to see where they are coming from. You know when they are reporting something interesting, when they are pulling things out of the air, and when they are editorializing. With network news and newspapers, you have to pay more attention to the money trail and try to find that line between when they are reporting facts and when they are trying to sell advertising.(4:00 PM)

Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Red Thomas on chemical and biological weapons.(11:24 AM)

Monday, October 22, 2001
Farewell to the airport gate experience My friend Renn wrote this wonderful editorial. I'm happy to report that tearful hellos and goodbyes still exist, just outside the security gate. So, it's still there, if a bit different...(6:09 PM)

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