Enough With This “Epistemic Closure” Crap


Should reporters who believe that most of America is stupid and insane be in the journalism business? Let’s consider the question.
Take left-wing journalist Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic. He’s not bad at his job. His insights are often worthwhile and occasionally wise. Yet Ambinder sometimes writes things so foolish that one might expect to read them at [...]

Radical Analysis for a Radical Religion, Part 1: Did Al Qaeda “Distort” Islam?


As the President gave his long-awaited speech on his Afghanistan strategy a few weeks ago I sat live-tweeting responses and trying to anticipate how NewsReal’s bloggers might respond to it.
The first remark from Obama’s speech which struck me as tweet-worthy came early:
As we know, these men belonged to al Qaeda — a group of extremists [...]

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