"What about American workers who are unemployed as you import workers? Why’d you favor foreigners over Americans?"
The “questions” Daily Caller’s Neil Munro was trying to “ask” President Obama while interrupting his Rose Garden press conference on not deporting minor children born outside the US.
We’ll just put this right here, so the next time conservatives argue that Munro was just doing his journalistic duty and asked an ill-timed question, you can remind them of this, and have a fun discussion about journalism.
So we’d like to make at least one more magazine together. Not an issue of GOOD—something different. We’re calling it Tomorrow. It’s going to be about what’s next, what’s on the cusp. We want to get out of our comfort zone and push others to do the same. We want to meet and introduce you to great people. We’ll have more details soon, so check back here later this week.
Judith Miller uses Mother Jones’ Trayvon Martin coverage to school her Fox News colleagues
Yes, that Judy Miller. While her conservative colleagues were busy arguing Trayvon’s death wasn’t a national story, and the media had done a poor job of reporting, Miller shot back Saturday:
ELLEN RATNER: …and the journalists didn’t do their jobs in terms of the racial composition of the community, were there other racially motivated crimes in that community — ‘cause they’re all just talking about racism — and the history of this guy, Zimmerman, and whether he in fact on his other calls — which, he made thirtysome calls over the last ten years to 911, or the cops, did they have a racial component. Nobody really looked at that…
…The press has been terrible on Zimmerman’s family. We don’t have any profiles of the guy, we don’t know his family life —
JUDITH MILLER: —I’m sorry, Mother Jones did a very piece on this that has a lot of the elements that you say haven’t been covered. in fact, it has been covered.
Oh, and Ellen, if you read our reporting, you’ll find that George Zimmerman made 46 calls between January 2011 and Trayvon’s death. Not “thirtysome.” Add in the previous years’ totals, and there are many more.
This is a map of highways 18-wheelers use to cart atomic warheads and nuclear waste around the country. And this is possibly the most comprehensive map of nuclear sites and facilities in the United States, in case you wanted to know what’s near you.
And this is the shortlist of rejected heds for our new “Nuclear Truckers” story:
Axles of Evil What the Truck? A Big Trucking Deal Have Bomb, Will Travel Nuke Road Truckers If You Can Read This, You’re in My Blast Zone Driver Carries No Cash, Just Nuclear Weapons Every Which Way But Loose Nukes
"I wasn’t a week into my job before I, too, had undergone the completely life-changing installation of an irrevocable—and warranted—skepticism of everything I heard or read. So it’s life-ruining, also. Which is why I did something book writers rarely do—which is subject their manuscripts to a Mother Jones-style fact-check—and that they rarely do for really good reason—which is that holy fucking shit is it hard."