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Thursday, May 27, 2004

NPRrogant Bastards

Just released results of a new study by FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting):

How Public is Public Radio?
A study of NPR’s guest list

I stopped supporting these pompous, self-important jerks at NPR and their affiliates a couple of years ago. I encourage you to do the same, until - if ever - they remove their heads from the clouds and their own asses.


God Bless Al Gore

He spoke the other day at New York University before 900 members of

[pResident Bush] has exposed Americans abroad and Americans in every U.S. town and city to a greater danger of attack by terrorists because of his arrogance, willfulness, and bungling at stirring up hornet's nests that pose no threat whatsoever to us. And by then insulting the religion and culture and tradition of people in other countries. And by pursuing policies that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent men, women and children, all of it done in our name.

President Bush said in his speech Monday night that the war in Iraq is "the central front in the war on terror." It's not the central front in the war on terror, but it has unfortunately become the central recruiting office for terrorists. [Dick Cheney said, "This war may last the rest of our lives.] The unpleasant truth is that President Bush's utter incompetence has made the world a far more dangerous place and dramatically increased the threat of terrorism against the United States. Just yesterday, the International Institute of Strategic Studies reported that the Iraq conflict " has arguable focused the energies and resources of Al Qaeda and its followers while diluting those of the global counterterrorism coalition." The ISS said that in the wake of the war in Iraq Al Qaeda now has more than 18,000 potential terrorists scattered around the world and the war in Iraq is swelling its ranks.

See the full text of Gore's remarks

As expected, the greedy, divisive, hatemongering Republican spin machine is now in overdrive to respond. It would have to be: the truth hurts.


The Times Screws-Up Yet Again

Salon: Not fit to Print.

Editor & Publisher: Too Little, Too Late?

Between this fiasco - which people have been talking about for months - and the Jayson Blair thing not too long ago, I think this newspaper is in deeeep, serious poop. We expected better from what was America's Newspaper of Record. "Ooops" is not an acceptable response.


Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Wolfowitz to Star... Bananas Re-Make!

Presumably, after he figures out how to
wash the blood off his hands and
look in the mirror, knowing he is reponsible
for the death and injury of thousands of people.


Monday, May 24, 2004

"Escapist Brain Candy"

Stuart Elliott, in an article in today's NY Times, says that's what we'll be getting from the TV networks this fall.

Wow, such rewarding work: making billions from encouraging people to be ignorant.