links for 2010-07-13

  • Police said that in their investigation they learned that the people inside the car were dressed as zombie costumes and they were headed to a party at the time of the crash.

    Sgt. Greg Stewart said people who witnessed the crash initially thought the victims' injuries were much more serious, because of the zombie costumes.

    "We're glad that everyone is alive, despite being 'undead'," Sgt. Stewart said, referring to the costumes.

  • "The “Mego Factor” (for “my eyes glaze over,” as Mel Mencher described this editorial trait at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism long ago) is just one of the many barriers impeding media coverage of many vitally important issues that hide in plain sight as they simmer, only becoming news after the pot boils over.

    "…It always makes sense to push hard to keep journalism accurate and to reveal disinformation wherever it pops up. But asserting that the bad quality of some fraction of 1.5 percent of media coverage is the key impediment to societal and congressional action on energy and emissions seems utterly silly. "

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