From a CTV.ca blog posting by CTV News parliamentary reporter Roger Smith: Even as he accused reporters of taking the low road, Stephen Harper seemed eager to follow. Amid the flurry of apologies and resignations by candidates for past indiscretions, Harper blamed the media. “I do think some of these stories are 'gotcha' journalism that have [...]
From the BBC (Sept. 25): Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has ordered the release from prison of a local journalist whose jailing in June sparked an international outcry. Abdulkarim Khiwani was given a six-year term after being accused of supporting Shia rebels fighting the government in the north since 2004. But his lawyers maintained material about [...]
In late August, Curtis Brainard — editor of the Observatory, the Columbia Journalism Review's online critique of science and environmental reporting — examined how the U.S. media is covering the climate issue. Here's part one. And here's part two.
From the Global Carbon Project's Carbon Budget 2007: Anthropogenic CO2 emissions are growing x4 faster since 2000 than during the previous decade, and above the worst case emission scenario of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Less Developed Countries are now emitting more carbon than Developed Countries. The carbon intensity of the world’s economy [...]
… And I don't own a van or a car. From the BBC: Car sleepers are on the rise in California which has been hit hard by the housing crisis Santa Barbara boasts a classic laidback California lifestyle, with uncongested beaches, wholesome cafes and charming Spanish-style architecture. Of course there's a hefty price tag: nestled [...]
While all political candidates spin, U.S. Republican nominee John McCain's campaign has developed an unprecedented track record of distortions and outright lies. But some political science research indicates there may be method to his madness. From The New Republic: (thanks, Harvey) McCain does run some risk of a backlash. After years of portraying him as [...]