James Tracy thinks journalists get a lot of things wrong. He thinks journalists mindlessly ingest whatever false narrative the U.S. government provides and plop it into the news inches as fact. He thinks journalism is corrupt. He thinks journalism is incompetent. He thinks journalism is weak.
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The age of 24 hour cable news/Twitter feeds have come smashing together...Via CNN, The Miami Herald had reported that Boston Marathon bombing investigators may have identified a suspect.
There had been reports of a possible suspect leaving a black bag at the site of the second explosion via su ... More >>
As the city of Boston reels from yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon and the rest of the world wonders what the hell is wrong with people, police continue to look for a killer (or killers) whose atrocious act of violence did little than to terrify runners (runners of all people!), and murder ... More >>
Unless you have been living under a rock, or north of West Palm Beach, you may have noticed the rise of the gourmet food truck scene in South Florida over the past two years. The popular rolling cafes are often credited with revitalizing underused land parcels and parking lots in many cities by hold ... More >>
By Penn BullockWas Bain Capital, the company that presidential candidate Mitt Romney started, built with pivotal help from covert Iran-contra operatives?
New information uncovered by Miami New Times raises the possibility.
The story starts in 1984, when Romney solicited startup money for Bain at a ... More >>
Did you hear about that fatal car crash Mitt Romney was in? The incident happened in France in June 1968, when Romney was serving as a Mormon missionary. It made the U.S. papers in 2007, but considering that the man is running for president, it's surprising that the story has been discussed so littl ... More >>
As promised, the Sun-Sentinel unveiled its new paywall ("digital memberships") system yesterday, and starting right now, if you don't pay up, you're limited to 15 articles per month.One big question that's been answered is whether the paywall would be porous -- if links from social networking sites ... More >>
Today's Huffington Post reports a New Zealand man in a 20-foot tin boat caught a big fish. A really big fish, in fact: His bluefin tuna weighed in at nearly 150 pounds heavier than the one that sold for $736,000, the most expensive fish ever caught.Local fisherman Al Rodriguez says fish this big ... More >>
NBC, CBS, ABC, WSVN, the Associated Press, and the Boston Globe have all published items, many citing the Sun-Sentinel, declaring that the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau would be giving away thousands of gas cards to tourists ... More >>
South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz operates on a national stage -- as chair of the Democratic National Committee, she's the face of the president's party and frequently takes on national issues. Late last night, she took to Twitter to attack Republican presidential candidate Mit ... More >>
examiner.comBryan Garnett allegedly did not have this coupon handy.There's something to be said about a man slapping another man, but when the recipient of that slap is a JetBlue flight attendant -- that's going to be a legal problem.Police say 48-year-old Bryan Garnett, from Utica, New York, was ... More >>
FlickrAllen WestThey revere him because he says what most Republican candidates think but don't say. Yet the tea partiers and right wingers who support Allen West's bid for Congress apparently feel the need to protect him from his boldest, most controversial statements and to recast the 2003 inci ... More >>
C. StilesThis week in Dish, we review Wild Olives in Boca Raton, a collaboration between celebrity chef Todd English and local restaurateurs Lirim Jacobi and Dixon Li. A spinoff of English's premier, Italian/Mediterranean eatery, Olives, the Boca restaurant took over where the celebrated Opus 5 l ... More >>
Photo: Palm Beach Community CollegeLuonyAnyone who has seen the documentary Lost Boys of Sudan (and everyone should) can appreciate the story of Thon Luony and Mathiang Muo. Both are Sudanese refugees who possess the height and athletic ability that is prized by basketball scouts who troll throug ... More >>
Every time a Boston movie comes out, it's thick with accents, and always the Bostonians complain that the actors didn't quite get it. So I admire the ambition of Thom Jones, an actor from West Palm Beach who became captivated by regional accents and since making it his specialty has become a go-to-g ... More >>
www.ci.lawrence.ma.usMayor Michael Sullivan When Michael Sullivan arrives in Hollywood for good next year, someone should give him a position with the city's Office of Tourism. Because no one is more qualified to see the beauty and bountiful future of an otherwise shabby town than is the former ... More >>