September 15th, 2004


The fall monsoon

The initial rush of work yesterday and today dribbled off to nothing in the late afternoon, and so I got a little writing done...I'm thinking of dragging Cowzilla along to AI so I can do some writing down there as well, if time allows. I'm not too sanguine about that. I'll be signing up for ten hours of volunteer work down there, and probably putting in some time helping with the Anime Detour room party, so factoring in sleep and attending some actual programming, that won't leave very much time to be sitting around hammering out space combat scenes. Still, the mood is on me, and I think Reiko and Julie will be breaking a buttload of stuff this week.

No writing got done last night, unfortunately. I stopped at the polls and cast my vote in the primary. I also got myself registered; thought I'd attended to this earlier, but I was wrong. Went home and ate, took phoenixalpha to Urgent Care for her bronchitis, and by the time we got done filling prescriptions it was past my bedtime, so that was that. Tonight is going to be laundry and pre-AI cleaning.

Currently reading: A.E. van Vogt, The World of Null-A and Bill James, The Politics of Glory. The latter book actually has nothing to do with politics in the usual sense, as it's an exploration of baseball's Hall of Fame and how players are selected for it. The paperback reissue was retitled Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame?.
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A few thoughts about the media

I don't think there's too much disagreement among LJ'ers and other bloggers that the TV network news and major newspapers (now being referred to as MSM or even "legacy media") are dishonest and biased WRT what they cover and how they cover it. We can disagree about which way the bias cuts, and both sides can point to different studies that claim to show "liberal" or "conservative" bias in the MSM. Not too many of us claim that the bias isn't there, though.Collapse )