Archive for October, 2009

Bloomberg Vs. Thompson, October 13, 2009: Who Won the First Mayoral Debate?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Thompson, post debate, at the Chimney, 105 Street & Second Avenue

Thompson, post debate, at the Chimney, 105 Street & Second Avenue

William C. Thompson and several heavyweight City and State Democratic pols showed up at this hip East Harlem bar after the debate. The answer (actually a response) to the Who Won? should be forthcoming. This writer wants to see what the big dailies will be splashing tomorrow.

Also, who will answer the big question?

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It’s Hard to Get Excited About Old News, That Is, That Fox News Is a Scribe of the Republican Party

Monday, October 12th, 2009

New York Daily News headline: White House: Fox News ‘a wing of the Republican Party’. Why is the New York Daily News so excited about the Obama administration’s dated communique about Fox? Don’t the editors/reporters there keep an eye on Robert Greenwald and Media Matters for America?

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D:F/M Faculty Meeting, October 7: Tower of Babble

Monday, October 12th, 2009

If institutions of higher learning desire academic honesty, they must be institutions of obvious integrity, places where students, faculty, and administrators seek truth and wisdom and technical expertise in an environment marked by trust, honesty, respect, fairness, responsibility, and courage. — Peg Hogan, Former President, The Center for Academic Integrity.

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Obama Is Not a Miracle Worker!

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

An Ed Kent Blog:

The Nobel Prize was obviously awarded to Obama because he was viewed as the key figure working for world peace. The  United States has been a military cop violating ethical and legal human rights standards for the past eight years. He made it clear during his campaign and in what he has been tying to accomplish since entering office that he is a peacemaker. This does not mean that he can control events – stop other nations resisting peace.

Edited for style.

Kent is a retired Brooklyn College philosophy professor. Read the rest of his blog here.

Obama Awarded Nobel Peace Prize And They Yowl in Peoria!

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Paraphrasing NY Times Editorial, October 9, 2009: The left yowled that the Nobel committee gave the prize to a wartime president. The right yowled that Obama sold out the country with his diplomacy. The band of George W. Bush loyalists, dwindling, of course, yowled that Obama has not  ended the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq.

Yowling. Yowling. Yowling in Peoria.

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D:F/M Faculty Meeting, October 7

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

If institutions of higher learning desire academic honesty, they must be institutions of obvious integrity, places where students, faculty, and administrators seek truth and wisdom and technical expertise in an environment marked by trust, honesty, respect, fairness, responsibility, and courage. Peg Hogan, Former President, The Center for Academic Integrity

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Americans Largely Unaware of Stimulus Opportunities – Report by New America Media

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Blogging As Stimulus Poll Teleconference Press Conference Proceeds:

Americans’ opinions about the federal government’s $787 billion stimulus package and its impact on the mired economy vary sharply among racial and ethnic groups, according to a survey released today, with ethnic Americans more likely than whites to say it is a “good thing.”

The survey, called “Gauging the Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” found that 67 percent of Latinos and Native Americans, 62 percent of Asian Americans, and 84 percent of African Americans think the stimulus is good for their families or communities. By comparison, just 45 percent of white Americans see it positively. Overall, 54 percent of all Americans think the stimulus effort is positive.

The survey, which was commissioned by New America Media, painted a portrait of Americans in economic hardship. Sixty percent of Latinos are worried about housing costs, 50 percent of Native Americans are concerned about food, clothing and medicine costs and more than 30 percent of blacks worried about losing their jobs.

Read the full story here.

More From NAM: “Ten Ways the Stimulus Can Help You”

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

By Aaron Glantz

Eight months since President Barack Obama signed his $787 billion stimulus package, the government has obligated only 48 percent of the money, and $214 billion in stimulus cash is still available to families, students, nonprofits, local governments and small businesses. Here are 10 ways to access the stimulus.

Just in case there are readers who could benefit from some stimulus advice: The 10.

New America Media Advisory: Americans Unaware of Stimulus Benefits

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

New America Media Poll to show that most Americans, Including ethnic communities, are unaware of benefits from the $787 Billion stimulus package.

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An Anecdotal Update About the CUNY BA Degree

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Told through the story of Jerin Alam.

“Right-Wing Media LynchMob Gay-Baits White House – Facts Be Damned”

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

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Which Mayoral Candidate Would Be Good for CUNY? Jonathan Mena Puts the Big Question to NYC Democratic Mayoral Candidate William C. Thompson

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Jonathan Mena is a WORD Senior Editor/Producer.

HQ Quality.

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Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson Gives a Thumbs Up to the WORD’s Jonathan Mena

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Democratic Mayoral Candidate William C. Thompson and Senior Editor/Producer Jonathan Mena crossed paths in August, 2008, after Thompson, New York’s City Comptroller, invited him and other CUNY student news journalists to his office for an official chat. And today one of Thompson’s media staff members twittered Mena that Thompson will be at Hunter October 22.

He twittered Mena after the senior editor/producer twittered this today:

More about this breaking news later.