Is there a lower point in the Continuous News Cycle than the moment when the news moves that something has happened, but nobody knows what it is? NBC Bay Area just posted a 150-plus-word story saying that there is a verdict in the Barry Bonds trial . What does the jury—a "group of four men and eight woman" [sic]—have to say? Nothing yet!
UPDATE: Now various Twitter posts say there is no verdict after all. OK, that is the very lowest point in the news cycle.
UPDATE TO UPDATE: Twitter is now unable to decide whether the jury has reached a partial verdict or whether it "may have reached" a partial verdict.
UPDATE TO UPDATE OF UPDATE: Guilty of one count of obstruction of justice. Hung on the remaining counts. Also a Twitter-bot says Vietnamese bonds are a good investment.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
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- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.