Quote of the year: Sarah Palin

“‘Refudiate’, ‘misunderestimate’, ‘wee-wee’d up’. English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too.”

Quote of 2010 goes to Sarah Palin, after she sent a tweet in response to being ridiculed for inventing the word “refudiate”, proudly mistaking her illiteracy for literary genius. She hasn’t ruled out running for president yet…

(Source: MediaGuardian)

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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