- Bieber and Frank, Obama and that AG: Neither in particularly good taste but I feel like I'm missing something when I survey the outraged coverage
- This Moqbel op-ed in the New York Times: Does anybody have any clue what his story really is? I have no idea personally. There doesn't seem to be any information easily accessible online to nail it down one way or the other. Both the government's story and his story sound plausible to me. Clearly some people are in Guantanamo that shouldn't be, particularly Yemenis, and that is an injustice - but when I read Moqbel I honestly don't know whether to sympathize deeply or say "tough luck buddy - enjoy your hunger strike". Lots of people seem to think they know exactly how to react and I have no clue why they feel that way
- Kermit Gosnell: I agree completely with The Atlantic article that it's a grisly story that needs to be told more prominently, but my feeling is that the reasons why it hasn't been are far more mundane and reasonable than anyone is suggesting. I imagine as this trial wraps up we'd hear more anyway. We're certainly going to hear more now that Friedersdorf article is up, so that's good. But I don't get this rush to wag fingers at the media
I feel like I missed some other news item. I feel like I've had this "why are you foaming at the mouth/super exercised over this???" reaction a lot in the last week or two.
I would say that in contrast people have underreacted to North Korea by making jokes. But the regime really is a joke so it's probably best to maintain the policy of considering it a very serious issue and mocking the hell out of Kim Jong Un on facebook.
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