God in the Machine

Literally "God in the machine", Deus Ex Machina originally referred to Greek plays, where the "gods" would be lowered onto the stage with ropes in order to provide a quick resolution to the story. Today, Deus Ex Machina refers to any improbably and/or overly convenient character or mechanism that comes out of nowhere and saves the character(s).

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"I don't get it, Big Dan..." -George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Oh, THAT liberal bias...

Well, lots of places are reporting that Abu Ghraib coverage has long-since dwarfed ALL combined coverage of the Iraqi war, including the BEHEADING and dragged-through-the-streets deaths of Americans.

Yes, cover the war. Yes, the American atrocities are newsworthy, but let's try to at least go back to the days newspapers and tv news shows PRETENDED to be objective.

There are plenty of sites that point out the disparity of coverage in this election year. I happened to like THIS one as a fair discussion of the challenges of what information to release.

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