November 21, 2012:

I see time travellers, and they work in 'journalism'.

Bloomberg is happily running a puff piece under the headline "Wal-Mart Shoppers Seen Overrunning Black Friday Protesters" (never mind that the timestamp on the article is November 19th, and today is the 21st, and the protests they're talking about? Haven't happened yet, thanks.)

... I have to wonder how much of Wal-Mart's marketing budget goes to clandestine memetic manipulation - this isn't the first time I've noticed 'news' coverage of them that reads like advertising content.

Meanwhile, from the other direction, Docstoc sends the following gem:

Docstoc Newsletter - November 20, 2012 - SMB Stat of the Day

61% of Small Business Owners Plan to Vote for Romney
Romney is favored by small business owners over President Obama by a 35% margin.

Who will small business owners vote for in November?

... Hmm. I wonder who WILL win the election? Personally, my money's on Dewey.


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