Archive: February, 2012
It's not just Attytood readers who think that newspaper journalists are ridiculously overpaid:
The greatest nation on earth unloads some shock and awe on Italy, winning 1-0 for its first victory over the Italians in...ever.
Baseball, where have you been all these months?
If you thought that GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was "out there" with his recent charges that President Obama is a "snob" who wants everyone to go to college as part of a "liberal indoctrination" plot, he has launched into another orbit with an incredible new allegation.
In a radio interview this past weekend with a Michigan talk radio station, Santorum claimed that professors at Penn State -- where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1980 -- gave him lower grades because of his conservative ideology:
Maine Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe will not seek reelection in 2012, according to two source with knowledge of her plans.
UPDATE: Check out the new rules at NPR.
Say goodbye to "on one hand, on the other hand":
THE SUN hasn't even set, and already Jan. 20, 2013, is going down as the wildest presidential Inauguration Day in more than three decades, since the Gipper declared that "government is the problem" and the Ayatollah freed the hostages.
Too bad they won't be giving out a Pulitzer Prize for best question this year. Jake Tapper of ABC News would win hands down:
Last Wednesday in the White House briefing room, the administration’s press secretary, Jay Carney, opened on a somber note, citing the deaths of Marie Colvin and Anthony Shadid, two reporters who had died “in order to bring truth” while reporting in Syria.
There's a great story on the front page of the Daily News today, and -- although that's not the purpose -- drives home an excellent point about the future of journalism in Philadelphia. On the front page, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is making an explosive charge, that an investigative piece in the DN by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman "(bleep)ed up" a department probe of an allegedly crooked cop who's still on the job. But if you read the story, you can see that Ramsey is actually the one who's full of it. The reality is that the corruption would not have been investigated at all, and might have festered for years and years, if there was no newspaper and if we depended solely on the enthusiasm of Philly cops to investigate their own.
In separate incidents dating back to 2008, at least six people alleged that Sulpizio stole their money. Two police captains who had supervised Sulpizio during his years on the Narcotics Strike Force urged the Internal Affairs Bureau to investigate him.