Sunday, March 18, 2012

THIS is About the Cheesiest Election Year Stunt Yet

OK, so you've got this incumbent president ready run on his stellar record in office, right? If so, why bribe the voters with a chance to have dinner at the White House? Can there possibly be more blatant Oprah-esque manipulation of the electorate? Watch for yourself and try not to gag on the saccharine:

Saturday, March 17, 2012

How Often Does THIS Happen?

This past week something unprecedented happened in the realm of left-leaning journalism. Rather than bury a correction or retraction on Section Z, page 29, the producers of This American Life used an entire hour retracting a January 6 episode featuring an account by Mike Daisey telling of abuse and deplorable conditions in Apple's Chinese Foxconn factory.

I guess we should take retractions and corrections where and when we can get them, since much of the left's narrative is half-truth and spun anyway, but I'm gratified that when the chips were down This American Life had the guts and integrity to take an hour of broadcast/podcast time to set the record straight.

Here is a Bloomberg story about the retraction to the Foxconn story:

Apple, Foxconn Report Retracted by 'This American Life'

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Tiresome "Debate" Between Science and Faith, an Aging Red Herring

Apologies for having not posted for a while.

This NPR story, an interview with Christian philosopher Dr. Alvin Plantinga, is several weeks old, but recently addressed in a podcast I regularly listen to ("Reasonable Faith"). While the interviewer is somewhat clueless about the issues and terminology, Dr. Plantinga's clear genius rises above it all. Enjoy!

Exploring The Real 'Conflict': Science Vs. Naturalism