Rainy Wednesday Thoughts

Sad News for Journalists:

Drug Wars Endanger Mexican Press (CSM)
When gunmen hurled a grenade into the El Manana newspaper offices, the paper quickly put up a bulletproof wall outside the entrance. From then on they sent teams covering crime out in threes. But the most significant change at the paper was a decision about how to cover the news itself: all local, drug-related news came off the front page and names of suspects came out altogether. (via Mediabistro)

RIP: Don Herbert, who was Mr. Wizard, passed on yesterday at 89. God, I loved his show! Science geek 80s kids cry worldwide.

Two minute promo for release of “Mr. Wizard’s World” on DVD:

Interesting new book: Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him by Humberto Fontova

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