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A new ethics handbook released by National Public Radio seems to indicate the network is reacting in a positive way to persistent criticism of its “he said, she said” approach to the news. According to Jay Rosen of PressThink, the new handbook bluntly states that “a report characterized by false balance is a false report.” […]

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Companion piece to “Obama apologist bingo”: Did he really think the bailed-out banks — the banks that caused the crash — would lend the sort of money needed for massive re-employment projects? More here. Bookmark It

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I’m glad Paul Krugman took a moment Friday to link Oliver Stone’s 1987 movie Wall Street to Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy, but I’m wondering why the columnist pulled his punches rather than go for the KO. More here. Bookmark It

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Millions are protesting in Britain, and it’s no wonder — the government is making an already sick economy even sicker. Paul Krugman provides a good analogy. More here. Bookmark It

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The NYT columnist ruffled George Will’s feathers on “This Week”: … “I have a structural hypothesis here,” [Paul] Krugman told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday. “You have a Republican ideology, which Mitt Romney obviously doesn’t believe in. He just oozes insincerity, that’s just so obvious. But all of the others are fools and clowns. And there […]

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The corporate media in a nutshell: The well-known double-talker Mitt Romney makes dubious statements meant to undermine another candidate’s credibility. Reporters write a story that leaves the dubious statements unchallenged. The job of debunking Romney’s statements is left to a columnist. More here. Bookmark It

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Paul Krugman wrote Monday that we’re “on the cusp of an energy transformation, driven by the rapidly falling cost of solar power.” Then I happened to see this piece from Forbes, which actually surprised me: When GE’s director of global research predicted today that in just five years solar-generated electricity will be cheaper than power […]

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I was going to post a rant regarding an insipid New York Times story in which Wall Street types were asked to comment on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Thankfully, NYT columnist Paul Krugman beat me to it: On Saturday The Times reported what people in the financial industry are saying privately about the protests. […]

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It was excessively generous of Paul Krugman to describe Barack Obama’s jobs plan as “bold,” given the fact that it’s long-overdue and just happens to coincide with the start of Obama’s re-election campaign… Bookmark It

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Interesting blog yesterday by Paul Krugman, a bit edgier than his op-ed columns, sparked by his gloomy conclusion that “the cult of balance, of centrism” is hurting the country more than the cult of right-wing loonies pushing for default on the national debt: Think about what’s happening right now. We have a crisis in which […]

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