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NY Times' Gullibility on WMD
Excerpt: La plus ca change Jim Lobe compares the recent performance of New York Times and some of its reporters with that of the Times in their coverage of the Bolshevik revolution. If Walter Lippman, perhaps the most influential U.S. press...
Posted on February 27, 2004 09:24 AM Comments: 0
Why Dubya's ANG Service Record Won't Go Away
Excerpt: Drip, drip, drip Josh Marshall has this brief essay on why the Shrub's ANG service record continues to have legs --they continue to lie. He opens: Just when you start debating how much or whether the president's military service record...
Posted on February 23, 2004 04:34 PM Comments: 0
Democrats to Deploy Preemption on Bush!?!
Excerpt: Be Campaigners Not Ethicists! This is one of today's posts by Josh Marshall. It is the most cogent and principled explication of what those who would unseat the Bushites must bear in mind. He is not arguing for "ends justify...
Posted on February 22, 2004 07:59 PM Comments: 0
Will Bush Take Warning From Pentagon?
Excerpt: Climate Change This may be the opening of yet another front on the Bush reelection war. Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters.. A secret...
Posted on February 22, 2004 01:35 PM Comments: 1
Don't just defeat him
Excerpt: Hey folks, as excited as I am about the coming election and the prospects of replacing Bush, I have to say I agree completely with what former Attorney General Ramsey Clark has to say in his "impeach Bush" drive: George...
Posted on February 21, 2004 05:29 AM Comments: 0
Regime Change in 2004!
Excerpt: Are You Optimistic? Don Hazen, executive director of AlterNet, articulates the case for an optimism that none of us could have imagined a few months ago. There are many hard campaign weeks ahead, but the growing sense that it can...
Posted on February 20, 2004 05:31 PM Comments: 0
A Growing Gaggle of Scandals
Excerpt: Justice a l'Orange Tom Englehardt has this amusing, lengthy, and weblink-rich piece in Mother Jones that treats the current going-ons of the Bushites as trailers for the dramas that will be showing in our mediaplex this spring and summer....
Posted on February 19, 2004 10:59 AM Comments: 0
In Defense of Bill Burkett
Excerpt: The Spinning of the Globe If James Moore, author of "Bush's Brain" and of the forthcoming "Bush's War for Reelection," is correct the recantation by George Conn of his corroboration of Burkette's story about cleansing W's ANG record is attributable...
Posted on February 15, 2004 07:25 PM Comments: 1
Kerry Should Hold Himself Accountable
Excerpt: Letter From Ground Zero Jonathan Schell in The Nation argues that Kerry needs to reach deep into his heroic core and acknowledge his vote for Bush's war was not sound. He opens with this thumbnail of Kerry's heroics during the...
Posted on February 13, 2004 06:37 PM Comments: 0
What's a pilot who won't fly?
Excerpt: Boston.com / News / Nation / Bush's loss of flying status should have spurred probe Bush - having learned to fly a jet fighter - at considerable taxpaper expense - simply blew off the last two years of his obligations...
Posted on February 13, 2004 05:29 PM Comments: 0
Did Robert Novak willfully disregard warnings that his column would endanger Valerie Plame?
Excerpt: Plame Gate Murray Waas in The American Prospect reports that Robert Novak was asked specifically not to name Valerie Plame but did so in the face of that request (admonition?). Two government officials have told the FBI that conservative columnist...
Posted on February 12, 2004 06:10 PM Comments: 0
W as in AWOL: Case Not Closed
Excerpt: Capital Games David Corn reports on the fiedlity with which the Bush administration is making good on W's commitment to Tim Russert to bare all his ANG records. George W. Bush is lucky that Scott McClellan is not his lawyer...
Posted on February 12, 2004 06:06 PM Comments: 0
Yies! Where's the press?
Excerpt: Doubts, Dissent Stripped from Public Version of Iraq Assessment Here's a story that compares two versions of the key prewar intelligence assessment - the version given the public and promoted by Bush et al, and the top secret version which...
Posted on February 11, 2004 04:35 AM Comments: 0
The one-two punch
Excerpt: Op-Ed Columnist: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Bush is going to lose this election and he's going to lose for two reasons - one, Iraq will destroy his credibility. He's living in a fantasy world trying to tell people black is white....
Posted on February 10, 2004 07:45 AM Comments: 0
Political Psychosis and Election 2004?
Excerpt: Consortiumnews.com What a companion piece to Michael Massing's "Now They Tell Us" in the New York Review of Books!! The focus here is not solely on media shortcomings but also on the severe disconnect between the rhetoric of the Bush...
Posted on February 9, 2004 02:21 PM Comments: 0
Kerry & Edwards (& Gore)
Excerpt: Gore Says Bush Betrayed the U.S. by Using 9/11 as a Reason for War in Iraq Gore is on a take-no-prisoners tear and you gotta love what he has to say about the Bush lies, but I think what most...
Posted on February 9, 2004 12:44 PM Comments: 0
Inside the Iraq opposition?
Excerpt: U.S. Says Files Seek Qaeda Aid in Iraq Conflict This is one of the most fascinating pieces of news to come out of Iraq - yet in the end it leaves my head spinning trying to make sense of it....
Posted on February 9, 2004 09:32 AM Comments: 0
The Media and Faith-based Intelligence
Excerpt: Now They Tell Us Go here if you are interested in a thorough examination of how our media failed to examine critically the evidence that was in plain view in the run-up to the launching of the war in Iraq....
Posted on February 8, 2004 04:29 PM Comments: 0
Did Dean's Campaign Really Crash?
Excerpt: Frontrunner Was Never Ahead...
Posted on February 7, 2004 01:45 PM Comments: 0
How About Chutzpah?
Excerpt: Churchill's heir? Casting himself and British Prime Minister Tony Blair as the spiritual heirs of Winston Churchill, US President George Bush has defended their decision to go to war against Iraq. Bush called the Iraq war pivotal to his vision...
Posted on February 7, 2004 09:40 AM Comments: 0
Uh George - and Tim - we got questions. . .
Excerpt: AlterNet: Eight Questions for George Bush David Corn has asked eight terrific questions here. I hope Tim Russert takes note - and every other major news person, politician and voter!...
Posted on February 6, 2004 03:55 PM Comments: 0
Let's get it done right!
Excerpt: The Friends Committee on National Legislation (as usual) has the right approach to the Iraq War controversy - an independent, bi-partisan commission. They're much calmer and rational then I can be on the topic. (And, I might add, calmer and...
Posted on February 6, 2004 02:57 AM Comments: 0
Weapons of Misperceptions
Excerpt: Atlantic Unbound | Interviews | 2004.01.13 Dom writes: Generally, I've switched off to the news. When I do see GB on TV, he looks older and greyer and sounds more tangled in tongue. Across the Atlantic, TB ain't cool anymore....
Posted on February 5, 2004 09:27 PM Comments: 0
Making Sense of Bush's ANG Service Record
Excerpt: Calpundit: The Torn Document This is one of the better accounts of how we got here in the matter of Lt. George W. Bush's Air National Guard service record. And for a photo-copy confirming the order suspending him from active...
Posted on February 5, 2004 01:48 PM Comments: 0
How Bush Earned The Hate
Excerpt: Bush Earned It Harley Sorensen has written an essay that joins Molly Ivins' in setting forth the case for Bush antipathy. He opens: I would like to say a kind word about George W. Bush: He's usually not as dumb...
Posted on February 2, 2004 01:27 PM Comments: 0
Dodging the bullet
Excerpt: For Bush, a Tactical Retreat on Iraq (washingtonpost.com) Bush aides have learned through hard experience that admitting error only projects weakness and invites more abuse. Conversely, by postponing an acknowledgment -- possibly beyond Election Day -- the White House is...
Posted on February 2, 2004 05:40 AM Comments: 0



















































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