Watch this!

Okay, I can’t really recommend Ken Burns’ new PBS series on Prohibition without it having aired yet, but I have seen a couple of very positive reviews and I think it is largely based on the work of Daniel Okrent’s fabulous Last Call, which I have definitely plugged here.  It truly should be fascinating.

Perdue and news dupes

So, just saw a 2-3 minute story on the local ABC affiliate about a Tea Party “protest” at the NC Governor’s mansion over Bev Perdue’s “only a complete moron could think she actually meant this, regardless of her tone of voice” comments about suspending Congressional elections.  The N&O at least had the decency to confine this to an blog post, but the TV station could not resist making these yahoos its lead story.   Just pathetic the way they could not resist being taken in so completely by a complete non-story.  And the Tea Party folks out there were just angry old people (nothing against old people, but let’s be honest about the Tea Party) who only thought they had an idea what they were talking about.  What an embarrassment all around.

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