Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cruising the Web

Daniel Henninger advises future presidents that they have to be even more aware of how the new media is shaping politics than either Obama and Bush have been. Bush tried to ignore the new media, but Obama was supposedly the master of the new media. But his response to the oil spill showed less than a keen grasp of how the echo chamber of the media would play this.

Jonah Goldberg takes on the loony idea that the New York Times had an article about last week about how schools were discouraging children from having best friends because it might make school dynamics more difficult. Goldberg slams this thinking down and, as a benefit, cites one of my favorite movies "Searching for Bobby Fischer."

Law schools are searching for ways to help their graduates find jobs. One idea - just give every student a higher GPA ex post facto. Yeah, that'll work.

What is CNN thinking of in pairing Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker to go against O'Reilly and Olbermann? Such a show might work, but it has to have hosts that people of each side want to watch. Are there many liberals out there squirming to know what Client Number Nine has to say on politics today? Are there many conservatives who like Kathleen Parker that much? She is most known for her criticisms of conservatives and derision towards Sarah Palin. If the hosts aren't ones who have a big fan base among their own ideological base are they going to pull in any kind of audience? There are plenty of other ideologues out there who are much more popular among their own base. Are they all already signed up by Fox and MSNBC?

Doug Ross has a good laugh
about Nancy Pelosi using her fear of the GOP gaining seats and initiating investigations of the Obama administration to raise money. All she has is fear.

Weasel Zippers notes that MoveOn.org has scrubbed its website of the General Betray-us ad. Now that he's the pick of The One?

Just what Germany needs: George Soros telling them that they need to spend more money or just leave the Euro.

Joel S. Gehrke notes
that it was Ken Salazar who ensured his problems with the federal judge by including the phony recommendation of the experts supporting the moratorium in his pleading before the court one day after he'd acknowledged that moratorium section of the report had been prepared after the experts had signed off on it.