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You should pass that one on to Carl, I believe he ...

2009-03-06T07:47:00.000-05:00

You should pass that one on to Carl, I believe he has first pick of the really stupid ones... :-) But thankyou for the clarification, yes, I had misunderstood. As for the Zoo, well, maybe next year, but I've only just got my bank balance back to where it was before the last US trip...



Well, you SHOULD just come to Kalamazoo and join i...

2009-03-05T20:32:00.000-05:00

Well, you SHOULD just come to Kalamazoo and join in the fun, but realizing that these are tough economic times...

I don't think this panel suggests that we need to pay more attention to journalism after 9/11, but rather that journalism engages with the "medieval" much more often now than it did before late 2001. Think of the outpouring of crusade scholars who offered forth. Heck, I was reading an article about the attack on the Sri Lankan cricketers and the journalist was talking about how this event demonstrated medieval barbarity. Because, you know, no one in the modern age would shoot at anyone else...



Engaging with this as a blog-post rather than an a...

2009-03-05T18:48:00.000-05:00

Engaging with this as a blog-post rather than an advert, why do we need to pay more attention to journalism than before 9/11? Didn't that episode, for the sake of argument, rather show the strength of non-traditional media and rapid-response internet news outlets compared to journalism, which has been shilly-shallying between `our brave boys' and trying to find a new Watergate in it ever since then?