Friday, December 01, 2006


Michelle Malkin
points to an article about students cheating on an ethics test. Sure, I can see that. It's better to cheat than to get a poor grade and have everyone think that you lack ethics. Plus:

The course, which includes such issues as "Why be Ethical?" and "Tribal Loyalty vs. Journalistic Obligation," is taught by New York Times columnist Samuel G. Freedman, who could not be reached yesterday.

Obviously the "Why be Ethical?" section wasn't well covered. But, really, ethics as practiced at the NYT? Maybe it was well covered. As for "Tribal Loyalty," I'm sure the gist of that is: don't be afraid to work against the interests of your tribe. A concept which, to be fair, the NYT has been pretty diligent in demonstrating.

***Update: Michelle also has: Lessons in modesty for Britney Spears. I have to admit ambivalence here, but I've seen the pictures and I tend to be in the "let Britney find her own way on this" camp.


Anonymous said...

Soooo. where'd ya see the pix?

Anonymous said...

Not safe for work if you click on the picture-----

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Papa Ray said...

Britney needs to either learn how to shave down there or use hair remover.

Her kitty and the general area looked like it had been in a cat fight and lost.

Papa Ray
West Texas

lumberjack said...

OK guys, let's try to keep it G-rated. I know this looks like a blog but we're also a middle school, soup kitchen, and drug rehab facility.

talnik said...

Don't get p.o.'d, but I'm going to post a serious comment.

They blow the tribal loyalty thing too, because their "tribe" is liberalism.

lumberjack said...

You're right. Being a NYT reporter who isn't afraid to report good news out of Iraq, would be tribe neutral. I'm sure the course descriptor refers to the nominal tribe, i.e. the US -- don't dare be too loyal to the country... why, that would be unethical.