Wednesday, May 15, 2013

No there there

Associated Press left to fight alone by major media

Scott Pelley, a CBS television entertainer, stated the news media is “getting the big stories wrong” during a speech at Quinnipiac University. The reason is clear. They do no work. If the “W” word offends your tender sensitivities, too bad. They do no digging, rooting, investigating, or double and triple fact checking. What difference does it make? They go along to get along. Move on. Forward.

Earlier, President Obama had remarked about one of the stories "There's no there there."

When Gertrude Stein wanted to visit her childhood home in Oakland, she could not find the house, and wrote :

What was the use of me having come from Oakland, it was not natural for me to have come from there yes write about it if I like or anything if I like but not there, there is no there there.

And recall:

In the first ruling, U.S. District Judge Garrett Brown in Trenton, N.J., ruled that Princeton University Professor Edward Felten and his research team failed to prove they had a legal reason to challenge the DMCA.

"We do not have an actual case or controversy," Brown said. The judge -- incorrectly attributing a Gertrude Stein quote -- added that, "As Dorothy Parker said, 'There is no there there.' "


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