-Murdock on union violence
, w/ something even I didn't know: "In the 1973 U.S. v. Enmons case, the Supreme Court exempted unions from the 1946 Hobbs Anti-Extortion Act, which forbids the obstruction of interstate commerce through violence or blackmail. Thanks to the Enmons loophole, organized labor can escape federal Hobbs Act prosecution, provided its mayhem furthers "legitimate union objectives," such as higher wages. At least 15 states similarly shield labor brutality."
-Glenn Reynolds suggests that Big Media use bloggers as volunteer fact-checkers
, among other things. Great idea, too bad that it'll take a few more years of the mainstream press being bitch-slapped by the Blogosphere before they get the brains to try it. Strange, it almost seems as if they want
to be discredited...