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Obama’s Rat Madness

vietnamvet Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 12:02 PM
The article is an interesting take on 'how stuff happens', but one sentence stood out in my mind. " ... Woodward called out Obama in print on hyperbole over sequestration cuts. Prior to publication, Woodward says, a White House staffer threatened him over the story. ..." How does the White House staffer know the content "prior to publication" ... ??? Are media outlets required to 'have their homework graded by a teacher' at the White House before 'telling us the news'?
Brian953 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 1:08 PM
Woodward called them for comment, so he could include it in the story. That is standard reporting, and leads to the statement, "No comment was received from so-n-so prior to publication deadlines."

The New York Times has published a science and technology story about Duke researchers who have used one animal’s brain to get another animal to react.

In One Rat Thinks, and Another Reacts, the Times writer James Gorman reports that “Miguel Nicolelis, known for successfully demonstrating brain-machine connections, like the one in which a monkey controlled a robotic arm with its thoughts, said this was the first time one animal’s brain had been linked to another.”

Well, Nicolelis may know rat research, but he’s not in politics.

If he was, he’d recognize that getting one rat to think and another...