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December 2, 2005 8:43 PM   Subscribe

truthdig --drilling beneath the headlines. A new webmagazine, offering expert in-depth coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view. The site is built around major “digs,” led by authorities in their fields, who will drill down into contemporary topics and assemble packages of content... Robert Scheer is editor in chief (you may know him from the SF Chronicle). The current featured "dig" is on religion and homosexuality.
posted by amberglow (12 comments total)
Reading the homosexuality article right now. Interesting stuff. Thanks!
posted by brundlefly at 10:02 PM on December 2, 2005

This looks promising. Just from the front page alone I see the names of several writers I respect--Cole, Wasserman, Cooper. I'll put this in my heavy rotation for a few days and see if it sticks.. Thanks for the link.

And, oh yeah, there are some awesome hats in that picture.
posted by slogger at 11:15 PM on December 2, 2005

posted by SassHat at 11:50 PM on December 2, 2005

Cool link. Thanks for that. This looks like it might just be a salon type thing done right. If only they had nested comments... Mind you, that goes for other places too.
posted by sien at 12:06 AM on December 3, 2005

Excellent link, thanks.
posted by Falconetti at 12:26 AM on December 3, 2005

Thanks, amber.
posted by Rothko at 1:11 AM on December 3, 2005

Just pretending to be an unbiased, objective observer. Same as it ever was.
posted by kablam at 7:33 AM on December 3, 2005

I've been burned by thetruth before.

[lame music sorry]
posted by Marnie at 7:59 AM on December 3, 2005

Personally I wish more people would go less for religion and more for gay sex; I've also noticed that very few people who do gay sex tell everybody else they're somehow obligated to do as they do.

Of course I might change my mind if Gay Crusaders start using Southern Baptist political tactics or witnessing to total strangers about how they too should get down on their hands and knees and accept The HARD!
posted by davy at 8:30 AM on December 3, 2005

Good article about Syria; I too found the people friendly and likable when I was there, and nobody had a problem with my being American. I also liked the reading list at the end; I'll have to check out those blogs (especially the one from the "angry, hilarious Syrian dissident"). Thanks for the post.

And yeah, great hats currently on view on the front page!
posted by languagehat at 10:12 AM on December 3, 2005

I thought that by "drilling" and "in-depth" that the focus would be on objectively uncovering additional nuances and facts to the more complex issues that "sound bite" journalism mangles. Unfortunately, the inherent bias turned me off almost immediately. It's Rush/Hannity for progressives. Which is fine as far as that goes, I was just hoping for something akin to "Back to Iraq", where its more about researching and reporting, rather than promoting stories that support a particular world view.
posted by forforf at 11:35 AM on December 3, 2005

I just read the article on China and I was impressed. Great site, thanks.
posted by blue shadows at 9:57 PM on December 3, 2005

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