Saturday, December 27, 2008

What Passes for News

As Bob is my witless, here's a headline and lead from the Associated Press, as linked by on its Wires page:

Wires 24/7


Obamas visit aquatic park, eat shave ice on outing

That whirring sound you hear is Edward R. Murrow spinning in his grave.

Friday, December 26, 2008

No Editorializing, Please!

I had occasion las night to look up the word apostate in the dictionary...more correctly, It gave me the definition, all right (I always have to look it up to remember if I'm an apostate or merely a heretic), but it also gave the "sponsored link" circled below:

In case you can't read it, it says "View 1000s of Picture & Videos of Beautiful LDS Singles. Join Free!"

Yes, that's right--you look up apostate and you get an ad for a singles service for Mormons!

I have no particular opinion on the subject. But if I were the advertiser, I think I'd be seeking a refund.