CBS Journo-LOSTS Demonstrate Educational failure.

Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read « CBS New York.

The article above  informs us that 80 percent of NYC High School Students need remedial instruction in the basics before going on to college.  In other words,  they have to pay for additional education because they’re not being adequately prepared by the government funded education.

Three hours before Pharmer encountered the article, another reader, “SS”,  had commented on a typo in the word ‘group’, (grouip), the mispelling of the word ‘nervous’, (nervus),  and the use of “emersion” rather than immersion.   Two of the errors were corrected, but the word “nervus” still remained at the time of this reading.

Were this a blogger, such as yours truly,  who posts news on the fly, without the benefit of an editor, one might expect some errors.  Journalists write for a living, and have the “benefit” of editors, who are supposed to review articles before publication.

Fortunately, CBS has a third layer of help from those who append comments to the posts.   Thanks “SS” for your voluntary service to news readers.


Journalists Report Threats from the White House for Articles Critical of Obama

Bob Woodward reports that he has angered the Obama administration so significantly that he has been threatened by a “very senior person” at Whitehouse.   They did not appreciate Woodward reminding us that Obama originated the sequestration and signed the bill which contained it, on August 2 of 2011, and then threatened veto of any bill which rescinded any part of it.

Woodward also has objected to Obama’s changes in military maneuvers, and blaming the sequestration for these changes.

From Business Insider:  “Earlier today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a “kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time” for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.”

Lanny Davis, who served as advisor to former President Clinton reports that he received similar threats from the Obama administration for columns that he wrote in the Washington Times.   In an interview with WMAL radio, Davis said that his editor, John Solomon got a call from a white house official who said “that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.”