Monthly Archives: August 2017

Airline to ditch bikini-clad stewardess for flights to Muslim country | New York Post

Low-cost Vietnamese carrier VietJet has been cornered into assuring Indonesia that its flight attendants will be fully clothed when it makes its maiden flight to Jakarta.The airline’s announcement

Source: Airline to ditch bikini-clad stewardess for flights to Muslim country | New York Post

So What Happened to the Journalism?

Watts Up With That?

 John Ridgway

“Anyone who isn’t confused really doesn’t understand the situation.”

Edward R. Murrow

Back in 2013 the UK’s Parliamentary Science and Technology Select Committee could be found holding an enquiry into the communication of climate science. Now, I admit I’m a little late in bringing this to your attention, but topicality is not my purpose here. On the contrary, what interests me more is how the British press reported upon the enquiry at the time. In particular, my interest was piqued by the following observation made in a leading broadsheet:1“ MPs on the committee are trying to get to the bottom of why the public is still confused about climate science when the core science has been pretty clear for years.”

I suggest that the apparent paradox that causes the politicians and journalists to wring their hands in agonised bemusement has a starkly simple solution; they…

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“The author acts as if the mere existence of the Confederacy inexorably caused the war that the North initiated in response to it. That is, the author merely assumes that if a state secedes from the United States, then war is an inevitable result. Moreover, she also wrongly assumes that the motivations behind secession were necessarily the same as the motivations behind the war.” Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another | Mises Wire

The author acts as if the mere existence of the Confederacy inexorably caused the war that the North initiated in response to it. That is, the author merely assumes that if a state secedes from the United States, then war is an inevitable result. Moreover, she also wrongly assumes that the motivations behind secession were necessarily the same as the motivations behind the war.

Source: Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another | Mises Wire

“Did you notice the huge logical mistake the author makes? It’s right here: “…the Confederacy, and therefore the Civil War….”” Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another | Mises Wire

Did you notice the huge logical mistake the author makes? It’s right here: “…the Confederacy, and therefore the Civil War….”

Source: Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another | Mises Wire