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2008-09-15 21:00:16

By Jeff Simon There's a new hero in the world of cable TV news -- and no, I don't mean NBC's David Gregory, who has just been named anchor of MSNBC's election night coverage now that former anchors Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews have been busted back down to commentators. Frankly, I think current journalism's reflex assertion of conventional journalistic formulae over pitiless truth-telling is what is driving so many young eyes and ears to satiric truth warriors like Bill Maher,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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