Posts Tagged ‘terra terra terra’

Parsing reporting

Almost everything wrong with the general media’s coverage of an aviation accident can be found in this story from the San Bernandino (Calif.) Sun. Let’s break it apart for you (assorted pithy comments interspersed below). Plane registered to Loma Linda man crashes into hillside Hmmm… What’s the news here? That a plane crashed or that [...]

Annoying the TSA is not a crime

The latest entry in the growing effort to beat back the TSA’s powers comes out of Albuquerque, N.M. There’s a lot going on in this case — and readers are cautioned to consider the extent to which, if any, this case is a legal precedent for other locations — but the punchlines are: Passengers have [...]

Orange you scared yet?

By the time you read this, according to USAToday (yeah, I know…), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security should have announced it is ditching the color-coded “terrorism alert system” with which we’ve been plagued since 2001. Good riddance: Its elimination is long overdue. The system was vague at best, and really did little more than [...]