Sharks Attack Missing White Girl at Ground Zero Mosque


Slate press critic Jack Shafer has uncorked his latest batch of bogus trend stories. My favorite is an AP dispatch, headlined "DOJ report says child porn on the rise," that eventually includes this thesis-undermining quote from the report in question: "The number of offenders accessing the images and videos and the quantity of images and videos being traded is unknown."

While we're on the subject of Shafer, be sure to check out his great debunking of the hysteria over unpaved roads, in which Paul Krugman and Rachel Maddow flip out over 224 miles of gravel.