Friday, March 6, 2009

Your Daily Noise Reduction

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To help you understand what you are reading, I'm going to be marking the "Daily Noise Reduction" articles with a Republican or Democrat icon based on whether the commentator is liberal or conservative (when applicable). I know that liberal or conservative doesn't necessary translate to the political parties directly.

Must Read:
David Brooks Explains the Obama Budget

Suggested:
Paul Krugman Questions the Treasury's Bank Plan

NPR Questions the Benefits of a Strong Dollar

Robert Reich Takes on the "Blame Obama" Crowd

2 comments:

Mikhail said...
March 14, 2009 at 2:56 PM Delete Comment

Why didn't you put an icon next to the NPR article? I realize you are trying to be objective and trying to avoid labeling organizations, but I do not think that anyone will object to an icon with an animal genealogically related to a donkey.

P.S. This line is key: " I know that liberal or conservative doesn't necessary translate to the political parties directly." It prevents accusations that you are using fake "conservative" commentators to provide a veil of balance for your liberal arguments or vice-versa.

For example, despite Brooks' conservative leaning, I consider him way too reasonable to place him into any ideologically rigid group.

Mike said...
March 16, 2009 at 10:16 PM Delete Comment

The NPR article was written by someone who had a bipartisan record. NPR does have conservative commentators - see Juan Williams even if the organization is left leaning.

Thanks for the comments,
Mike

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