February 19, 2012

AP Reports on Only One of Two ‘Chink in the Armor’ Jeremy Lin References at ESPN

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 11:08 am

JeremyLinESPNslurHeadline0212Late Saturday morning, a brief, unbylined Associated Press item (“ESPN sorry for offensive headline on Lin story”) reported that “ESPN has apologized for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.”

The racial slur in question involves using “Chink in the Armor” to headline a story posted on the network’s mobile website after the Knicks lost Friday night to the lowly New Orleans Hornets, ending a seven-game winning streak. The text of ESPN’s apology and discussion of the AP’s protective oversights follow the jump:

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Latest PJ Media Column (‘Rick Snyder ‘Positively’ Imperils Michigan’s Recovery’) Is Up

Filed under: Economy,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 9:40 am

It’s here.

It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Tuesday (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.

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PJM’s subheadline: “An apparent change in the governor’s attitude (or one he kept concealed from voters in 2010) threatens the state’s progress.”

The change, while unemployment remains at an unacceptable 9.3% (as of December) is the idea of raising taxes by $1.4 billion in a combination of vehicle registration fees (up 67%) and gas taxes (to the highest level in the country).

Naturally, Rick Snyder has endorsed Mitt Romney, who I expect won’t say a word to Snyder about the ruinous effect of the proposed hikes.

Michigan primary voters, please take note. There’s another Rick on the presidential ballot — Rick Santorum — who’s a far better choice.

Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (021912)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 7:30 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.

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Positivity: Pope Benedict to canonize seven saints next October

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 7:00 am

From Vatican City:

Feb 18, 2012 / 02:30 pm

Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he will canonize seven new saints, including two related to the U.S., this coming October.

The news that the Church will have seven new saints was officially made public Feb. 18 at St. Peter’s Basilica, following a ceremony in which Pope Benedict created 22 new cardinals.

“I think it’s a great day, and to see Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, what a joy for our country and what a great model she is for our people,” Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C. remarked to CNA after the ceremony.

“And then to have two new cardinals as well among the College of Cardinals – it’s a very happy day for the Church in the United States,” he added.

The list of the seven people who will be declared saints ranges from a Filipino layman to European founders of religious orders to the first Native American.

Two of the seven holy men and women are associated with the U.S.

Blessed Marianne Cope, was a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Syracuse, N.Y., and spent many years caring for the lepers on the island of Molokai, Hawaii, while Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, was a 17th-century Mohawk girl who converted to Catholicism and died at the age of 24.

Their canonization ceremony will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. …

Go here for the rest of the story.