Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Media in the Media -- Props

I have been in court most of the day, so I will steal from my fellow bloggers.

First, Rightwingsparkle notes that the ACLU asked a Judge to prevent a newspaper from naming a litigant in a pending 10 Commandments case.

Think that one over now. The ACLU? Seeking a prior restraint order to prevent a paper from reporting facts? Isn't that, oh, I don't know, anti-free speech of the ACLU?

The litigant, an atheist living in Nebraska, claims, without any evidence cited in the article, that he is concerned for his safety. Whatever. I think he is just trying to make it sound like it is OK to fear the Christians that want the 10 Commandments display at issue to be left alone. He cared enough to file the lawsuit over a display. He should care enough to be a martyr. Oh, yeah. That isn't worth much to an atheist.


A related issue has Cassandra giving it to the LameStream Media for getting what it asked for: a hard nosed investigation into the Plame game.

I know what you are thinking. No, that isn't Cassandra in that outfit, and her site hasn't gone "adult." PG-13? Maybe.


Meanwhile, Pile On teaches us what it takes to be a good journalist. Well, not a real journalist. Just a blogger. To sum up: Effort. Thoughtful. Everyday. Low impact. Beer helps.


Finally, Heigh Ho's spd rdr tells us about a 9/11 Memorial we can support. A bronze sculpture will be a lifelike re-creation of the stump and roots of a sycamore tree in the churchyard of St. Paul's Chapel. The tree was broken by the blast from the collapsing towers and helped to shield the church from damage It will be the first permenant tribute near ground zero.

spd rdr's post was thoughtful and low impact. It probably took effort. We can only see what the future holds for the everyday part.


At 5:49 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

I know what you are thinking. No, that isn't Cassandra in that outfit, and her site hasn't gone "adult." PG-13? Maybe.


1. The only reason I haven't taken it down is certain people were COMPLAINING. You people are *never* happy.

I get no credit for coming up with things in the first place and then I get static for not getting rid of them.

2. that isn't Cassandra in that outfit...

As a matter of fact, you have no idea how many pinups I went through to find one that actually looked somewhat like me. My husband picked that one out, but it also happened to be my favorite. There was one we both thought looked even more like me, but it was WAY too risque to put in the header.

At 5:59 PM, Blogger Pile OnĀ® said...

Oh now, don't change it I like it.

We only tease because we love.

I am getting to be a seriously lazy blogger. Me need muse.

At 7:04 PM, Blogger spd rdr said...

Low Impact is another term for "billing like mad."

At 4:40 AM, Blogger Jehane said...

I will leave it up for a little while. I am not at all sure that is the look I want for VC, but I'm too busy to take it down right now. I should just redesign the whole site.

At 10:50 AM, Blogger KJ said...

I thought you just did that?

I like the picture. Don't take it down.

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

That wasn't an intentional redesign KJ - that took me all of an hour of twaddling about and landed me firmly in the dog house for the rest of the weekend, from whence even the full power of my feminine charm wasn't quite enough to spring me.

I must be slipping.

Scratch that. I *am* slipping. Or I never had it to begin with, and I'm fairly certain I did, at one time, have "it". I just can't find it anymore.

It doesn't matter. I'm always in the dog house. The damn dog charges me rent.


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