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Category Archive: boob tube

Mar 12 2009

PBS: Wowing Us With Woo

The infomercials have invaded publicly-funded teevee in the guise of “medical programming.” How fucking wonderful. Robert Burton appears less than impressed: Last week, I turned to my local PBS station, KQED, and ran headlong into yet another program of medical self-promotion. Mark Hyman, M.D., a family physician, was talking about “brain fog” and “broken minds” …

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Aug 21 2008

Break Out the Bubbly

Sometimes, good people really do get the recognition they deserve. First up, one of my favorite bloggers of all time, Steve Benen of The Carpetbagger Report, got snapped up by the Washington Monthly: Now that my friend Kevin Drum has made the announcement, I can pass along the big news. Starting this Friday, Aug. 22, …

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Apr 11 2008

Skeptics Unite! Take Back Your TV!

Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer himself, could become a TV star! The pilot episode of the Skeptologists has been filmed, and it’s time now to shop it out to the networks in hopes that they’ll nudge aside enough pseudoscience, bullshit, mindless yapping, and otherwise pure crap to make room for a nugget of pure gold. …

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