September 5, 2017

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (090517)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.


From Media Myth Alert: “(A DailyBeast’s essay recounts President Lyndon Johnson’s purported reaction to Walter Cronkite‘s special report in 1968 about the Vietnam War and invokes the hoary myth of Richard Nixon’s mythical “secret plan” to end the conflict.” The author demonstrates that both items are made-up.



  1. It’s On: Hillary Clinton Slams Bernie Sanders For Tanking Her Campaign During Primaries, Offering “Magic Abs”…

    There needs to be a purge of the Democrat Party, either the crooked Clintonites win or the Socialist Sanders supporters win.

    I disagree with both groups but I would rather deal with a sincere loon instead of a crooked lying loon. Here’s to hoping the Sanderites go en mass to the Socialist Party.

    Comment by dscott — September 5, 2017 @ 4:12 pm

  2. Summer employers hired American amid Trump visa squeeze

    Comment by dscott — September 5, 2017 @ 5:20 pm

  3. How is that site mediamythalert? Is it a good one?

    Comment by zf — September 5, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

  4. Seems pretty strong. Infrequent but solid posts with important historical perspectives on how the media acted when about a dozen outlets had almost complete control over what was news.

    Comment by Tom — September 5, 2017 @ 5:49 pm

  5. Hmm. Summer in terms of school is over, and they’re just now discovering this?

    Re summer jobs: But I thought teens weren’t willing to work any more. Would be more impressed if this shows up in the BLS stats, but I don’t think it has. There are still revisions coming to July and August, but the guess here is that if this is truly widespread, it will be buried until the comprehensive revision comes out, and that won’t be fully published until about February. Going to be tough to remember to take “before” shots at that level, so we can see if the “After” includes a lot of teems working (also has to be in the raw data, not the seasonally adjusted stuff).

    Comment by Tom — September 5, 2017 @ 5:53 pm

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