All Further Articles for 2011-07-15

Friday, July 15, 2011
Talisman Terry's Energy Adventure In the Wondrous Land of Fracking
Hey kids! Want to meet Talisman Terry, the friendly Fracosaurus? He will teach you all about fracking for natural gas, "one of the cleanest, safest, and most useful of all energy sources," according to the Canadian company looking to drill in New York and Pennsylvania. Their coloring book is aimed at getting kids on their questionable side - though it leaves out the part about radioactive pollutants contaminating groundwater. See Colbert follow Talisman Terry's life story to its riotous conclusion. Update : Whoah, Terry is no more.
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Undefeated Except by Harry Potter: Palin Film Plays to an Empty House
What if you threw a wildly bad film opening and nobody showed up? Alas, Sarah Palin's documentary played to a theater in Orange County - land of Nixon, Reagan and the real John Wayne - empty except for a journalist made to feel he was "standing in for the pathologies of my profession."
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Fox: What Hacking Scandal?
Oddly, Fox News is almost ignoring the big media story of the ever-widening phone-hacking scandal engulfing News Corps, which is its parent company. That couldn't have anything to do with it, could it? We report, you decide.
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