The Wisconsin results were predictable, I told my right-wing friend. Look West to California where a new way of voting with weaken the stranglehold of the Republican Party base — and whatever extremists still hold sway in the other party.
Over Memorial Day weekend, an Alaska Airlines jet that had already pulled away from the gate returned to eject an out-of-control 3-year-old and the father who couldn’t control him.
Most passengers, I think, would understand the pilot’s decision. The father did not.
Anyone who has been trapped in a crowded metal tube with a screaming child has an opinion on this, as do I.
The NYT public editor (aka ombudsman) offers a refreshingly honest assessment of his paper’s news coverage leading up to the Facebook IPO. Arthur Brisbane noted the extravagant coverage of the “must-own” stock combined with quieter examinations of whether it was worth what the underwriters had priced it at.
(My latest column discusses how the Facebook IPO roped in the “dumb money,” that is, ordinary folk taken in by the hype, glamour and tech worship: DUMB MONEY FOR DUMMIES.)
I do think that the NYT did a relatively good job of mixing the reality with the hoopla — most others (cable TV) didn’t do as well. The bottom question what gets on the front page and what ends up on the business page. The business page is where you usually find the real story.