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Best story yet out of Iraq
Excerpt: Ms. Sippy's Great Escape from Iraq: 11/ 26/ 2004 This is simply the best story I have seen out of the unspeakable misery of Iraq. George Bush may not have a grain of sense, but at least some of our...
Posted on November 26, 2004 07:47 AM Comments: 0
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Huh?
Excerpt: Outfoxing viewers by hushing up a sex spat (HamptonRoads.com/Pilot Online) Ain't our legal system wonderful? I like this guy's comments on the O'Reilly fiasco and legal settlement. Essentially he says: But when the settlement was announced Friday, here’s what O’Reilly’s...
Posted on November 1, 2004 05:05 AM Comments: 0
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Nuke sites looted too - old news
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: October 24, 2004 - October 30, 2004 Archives The media - the news cycle - the whole she-bang is really hard toget a handle on. From my perspective the al Quaqaa story should...
Posted on October 31, 2004 04:50 AM Comments: 0
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Gee, could this be why they hate us?
Excerpt: In Iraq -- 100,000 excess Iraqi deaths since war , study says" href="http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20041028-0804-iraq-deaths.html">SignOnSanDiego.com > In Iraq -- 100,000 excess Iraqi deaths since war , study says Keep your eye out for this story. I saw it at Reuters and...
Posted on October 28, 2004 11:57 AM Comments: 0
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Tora Bora, Bush lies, and the press
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: October 17, 2004 - October 23, 2004 Archives As a Bush aid once told an NYT reporter, "we make our own reality." He might have added; And reinvent history. The problem is, as...
Posted on October 24, 2004 08:10 AM Comments: 0
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SInclair can run, but it can't hide
Excerpt: The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Sinclair retreats on airing Kerry film Sinclair destroyed its own credibility by planning to air an anti-kerry film as if it was news. Now they are retreating, but who can believe them? Whatever they...
Posted on October 20, 2004 08:49 AM Comments: 0
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Sinclair sucks, big time
Excerpt: Sinclair Fires Journalist After Critical Comments Man, if there is a way to make those creeps at Sinclair pay I'd love a piece of the action. I guess the best route is to go after those stupid enough to advertise...
Posted on October 19, 2004 12:57 PM Comments: 0
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The O'Reily factor - the whole truth?
Excerpt: The Smoking Gun: Archive The darling of the hard-nosed right wingers makes Bill Clinton look like an altar boy if the sexual harrassment charges brought against him in a suit are accurate. The media are walking gently around the charges,...
Posted on October 14, 2004 07:42 PM Comments: 0
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Fact-checking the debate, but. . .
Excerpt: Attacks Misleading And Out of Context (washingtonpost.com) I welcome this kind of fact-checking article - and there are a lot of these out there. BUT I have two questions: 1. Why wasn't this done at the start of the campaign...
Posted on October 14, 2004 08:09 AM Comments: 0
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Sinclair Broadcasting plays it dirty
Excerpt: Conservative TV Group to Air Anti-Kerry Film Read the story - these SOBs are planning to show a new anti-Kerry film in prime time just before the election....
Posted on October 10, 2004 08:06 PM Comments: 0
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Howl on! Or - fighting the BIG LIE
Excerpt: Russert knows the issue is fake. He also knows that he can't say so Have we mentioned "The Daily Howler" before? I don't know, but they are doing a hell of a job of watching the media and the campaign...
Posted on August 3, 2004 05:53 AM Comments: 0
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What did he say??!!!
Excerpt: The Rev.Al Sharpton departed widely - and IMHO beautifully - from his prepared remarks at the DNC last night. Various quotes have appeared here and there. But I have yet to find a true transcript of his entire speech -...
Posted on July 29, 2004 03:39 PM Comments: 0
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Open mouth, spit out lies
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall Tucker Carlson is one of those people - who like Bush - irritate me just by their body language and facial expression. When they open their mouths I usually have to turn the...
Posted on July 23, 2004 06:30 AM Comments: 0
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A desperate lateral?
Excerpt: International > Middle East > Handover Completed Early to Thwart Attacks, Officials Say" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/28/international/middleeast/28CND-HANDOVER.html?hp">The New York Times > International > Middle East > Handover Completed Early to Thwart Attacks, Officials Say When I first saw this story about the...
Posted on June 28, 2004 05:41 AM Comments: 0
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Moore, the war, and the press
Excerpt: Michael Moore's Candid Camera I don't know how i missed this one - the dateline is Sunday, May 23 - but it's one of the longest and best reviews of Fahrenheit 9/11 I have seen with some particular emphasis on...
Posted on June 26, 2004 03:45 AM Comments: 0
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How the press gets it wrong
Excerpt: Week in Review > The Public Editor: Weapons of Mass Destruction? Or Mass Distraction?" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/30/weekinreview/30bott.html?hp">The New York Times > Week in Review > The Public Editor: Weapons of Mass Destruction? Or Mass Distraction? This leangthy article from the NYT...
Posted on May 30, 2004 11:14 AM Comments: 0
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Real war, real films, unreal press
Excerpt: Arts > Television > Critic's Notebook: The War's Dark Side: Filling in the Blanks" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/21/arts/television/21NOTE.html?pagewanted=1">The New York Times > Arts > Television > Critic's Notebook: The War's Dark Side: Filling in the Blanks This is a fascinating look at...
Posted on May 21, 2004 07:07 AM Comments: 0
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Thinking the Unthinkable
Excerpt: When Will the First Major Newspaper Call for a Pullout in Iraq? Greg Mitchell, editor of Editor and Publisher, asks who will be the Walter Cronkite of the current failing military adventure. Noting that the press bears part of the...
Posted on May 8, 2004 04:49 PM Comments: 0
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Photo Wars
Excerpt: TomDispatch While Iraq did not heretofore warrant being linked with the "War on Terror" launched by our president, the revelations of the atrocities perpetrated by Americans on Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib establishes a new dimension to the war being...
Posted on May 3, 2004 02:05 PM Comments: 0
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"Daily Show's" Lewis Black
Excerpt: In a Black mood This Sunday's Globe carries a piece about an entertainer I've not seen often because I am usually asleep when the "Daily Show" airs and have not gotten around to getting a Tivo. But thanks to their...
Posted on May 2, 2004 10:41 AM Comments: 0
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Bob Woodward's Books
Excerpt: Middle man This Sunday Globe piece by David Greenberg, historian and former Woodward assistant, has given me pause. Perhaps I have been too critical of recent writing. The sub-title summarizes the theme of the essay: "Bob Woodward'sbooks are long...
Posted on May 2, 2004 10:23 AM Comments: 0
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Blitzing Blitzer and the press in general
Excerpt: Op-Ed Columnist: Smear Without Fear Krugman's voice of uncommon sense comes through again. This time he's taking on Wolf Blitzer and other colleagues in the press who pass on unsubstanitated rumors, giving the White House - or whoomever - a...
Posted on April 2, 2004 07:33 AM Comments: 0
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Wonder What They'll Say In Another 4 Years
Excerpt: What a Difference Four Years Makes: Why U.N. inspectors left Iraq--then and now...
Posted on August 25, 2003 08:28 PM Comments: 0
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Wonder What They'll Say In Another 4 Years
Excerpt: What a Difference Four Years Makes: Why U.N. inspectors left Iraq--then and now...
Posted on August 25, 2003 08:28 PM Comments: 0
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CNN, BBC no longer on top?
Excerpt: This article from India notes: The foreign broadcasters, BBC and CNN were predictably the last to join the coverage. Compare that to the time when we had to tune in to BBC to find out that Mrs Gandhi had been...
Posted on August 25, 2003 11:19 AM Comments: 0
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CNN, BBC no longer on top?
Excerpt: This article from India notes: The foreign broadcasters, BBC and CNN were predictably the last to join the coverage. Compare that to the time when we had to tune in to BBC to find out that Mrs Gandhi had been...
Posted on August 25, 2003 11:19 AM Comments: 0
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Reviewing web news
Excerpt: SEATTLE (Reuters) - In a year marked by war, Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign to become California's next governor and the largest blackout in U.S. history, news junkies are facing a surging flood of news. That's why many are turning to...
Posted on August 24, 2003 09:15 PM Comments: 0
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Reviewing web news
Excerpt: SEATTLE (Reuters) - In a year marked by war, Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign to become California's next governor and the largest blackout in U.S. history, news junkies are facing a surging flood of news. That's why many are turning to...
Posted on August 24, 2003 09:15 PM Comments: 0
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Journalists killed in Iraq
Excerpt: CHRONOLOGY-Journalist Casualties in Iraq War and Its Aftermath Reuters August 17, 2003 LONDON (Reuters) - Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana was shot dead on Sunday while filming near a U.S.-run prison in western Baghdad, witnesses said. Dana, 41, a Palestinian, is...
Posted on August 22, 2003 03:16 AM Comments: 0
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Journalists killed in Iraq
Excerpt: CHRONOLOGY-Journalist Casualties in Iraq War and Its Aftermath Reuters August 17, 2003 LONDON (Reuters) - Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana was shot dead on Sunday while filming near a U.S.-run prison in western Baghdad, witnesses said. Dana, 41, a Palestinian, is...
Posted on August 22, 2003 03:16 AM Comments: 0
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