jrosenb0 commented on the diary post GSA Management — Where’s Obstruction in the Discussion? — MIA by jrosenb0.
Elliot – Greetings. My apologies for the micro-type. It should now be repaired. I thought magically there was but one font size for posts. And thank you ironymeter for taking the trouble to enlarge.
jrosenb0 wrote a new diary post: GSA Management — Where’s Obstruction in the Discussion? — MIAIt bewilders me that the obstruction of the Republicans, especially individual blockages of appointments by Republican senators, has not made more headlines or provoked more outrage. If ever a team or business had to deal with this kind of obstruction, its effectiveness would be crippled — to then blame the coach or CEO is ridiculous. And [...]
jrosenb0 commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: In Which Cynthia Kouril Kicks Politico’s Republican 1% Ass
Here’s feedback from Mak in response to my inquiry:
Here’s the inquiry:
10/22/2011 Dear Tim: In regards to story about OWS and residents’ “rage”, I’d refer you to: http://firedoglake.com/2011/10/22/come-saturday-morning-in-which-cynthia-kouril-kicks-politicos-republican-1-ass/ While this rebuttal has its own biases (e.g., issue of noise during working v. non-working hours), I’d have to say that your headline would appear to be, while technically accurate, at best misleading. Further, this rebuttal to your article is based on the reporter being present at the event. I believe this raises a fundamental issue of whether POLITICO is in the business of “reporting” or “persuasion.” Best regards, Jeff
And his reply:
Jeff – thanks for reaching out and your concern.
If you take a look at the New York Post and FireDogLake impressions of the event, you come away with two totally different ideas:
I cite four different reports in attempt to paint a picture of what happened
You’ll notice the FireDogLake liveblog doesn’t mention the things the other stories refer to, all of which also had reporters at the event. In fact, although the liveblog covers 1 hour of the meeting, it started at 6pm. The blogger leaves out 1.5 hours of the meeting before that.
jrosenb0 commented on the diary post Open Letter to President Obama About “Shared Sacrifice” by UndisciplinedPhD.
Quite disciplined for one named undisciplined-;). I think this is a model piece in that it presents a “wealth” of information which fashions a coherent argument. I only wish that there could be a “debate” in which others can refute your argument. Thank you for your post; maybe in some small way it contributes to [...]