August 11, 2006

Radio killed the telegraph star...

My Tigress happened across this amusing quote from Albert Einstein. When asked to describe radio, he replied:

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

August 07, 2006

Among the latest headlines from CNN is this gem of a news story. Apparently, Reuters admits that two of the images by photographer Adnan Hajj had been manipulated. As a precautionary measure, Reuters withdrew his photographs from its database.

Of course, this just begs the question of how more alterations and half-truths have been foisted on the world regarding the current set of hostilities in the Middle East. Many people have questioned the manner in which events were being portrayed by the media. Somehow in this conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, the 'deck' appears to be stacked against Israel even though Hezbollah is the known terrorist organization.

The folks over at the Coalition of the Swilling have been covering a number of these stories as they pop up. With a healthy spoonful of opinion thrown in, their coverage makes an interesting read.