Clintons successfully pressure for their edit

I swore I was done writing for today, but this is just breaking, and I'm just going to direct you to links which say it all.ABC alters 9/11 show under pressureAll I am going to say is that Tim Robbins better never lecture us about the "chill wind of suppression of free speech" coming from the evil, Nazi Bush regime again.And I do think this will backfire on the Clintons. I believe with all my heart that he would have been much smarter to play this down, not up. But with Clinton, it's … [Read more...]

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Couric’s Notebook goes classical liberal

Because I am trying to be fair (you all know I wanted CBS to hire CNN's Dehlia Gallagher for the Evening News gig and grow their own "star") I checked out Katie Couric's Notebook and found...the sort of classical liberal thinking by which I was raised, and which I have bemoaned as "lost."Roughly transcribing the video:Bush has the hardest job in the world; no matter where you stand politically, you have to respect anyone who takes on that job. I was at the White House yesterday...It's clear … [Read more...]

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Media Events overtake News

It's hard to keep up with all the interesting and important news out there, when the world seems to be buzzing about almost nothing but Bill Clinton and pals trying to shut down a movie and the seemingly-ever-ascending Katie Couric.I mean, there are some very big stories out there, like,1) The revelation by President Bush yesterday that we have managed to thwart numerous attacks by terrorists. Or the acknowledgement by the press that President Bush has reframed the whole issue.2)That … [Read more...]

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Gosh, and Mike Wallace loved this guy!

Didn't CBS's Mike Wallace say something about this guy's openness?Ahmadinejad Calls For University PurgeIran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged students Tuesday to push for a purge of liberal and secular teachers from universities, in another sign of his determination to stamp a strong Islamic fundamentalist revival on the country.I've said this about the hardliners on the right and on the left: if your philosophy, your agenda or your cause is so shaky that you have to purge … [Read more...]

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5 Easy Rules and a quick “look”

NOTE:::BLOG ADMINISTRATOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMENTARY CONTENT:::OPINIONS IN COMMENTS SECTION DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF ADMIN:::This notice is periodically reposted for general informational purposes.I had my site debugged and in the process the "moderate comments" thingie got flipped on. For the heck of it, I decided to try it out and I've decided I like moderating comments; I get to actually read them all, now.For the record, I won't be inclined to zap a commenter, unless … [Read more...]

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I have a HOME button!

From time to time the amazing and very kind Kim of Musing Minds peers in at my site and then tsks and shakes her head in pity and writes, "honey...let me help you update. Do you know about things like inline trackbacks, inline comments? Would you like a "print this post" button?And I always email back: "I don't know what you mean. What are these things you're talking about? This sounds like scary technology that makes me want to hide! Use baby words."Then Kim patiently writes back in … [Read more...]

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The Opera at your Multiplex!

Terfel as Scarpia Royal Opera House, London, June 2006I love, love, love this ideaThe Metropolitan Opera announced yesterday that it would begin broadcasting live performances into movie theaters across the United States, Canada and Europe, rubbing shoulders with professional wrestling and rock concerts.The broadcasts are part of a strategy by the Met’s new general manager, Peter Gelb, to widen the house’s appeal by branching out into new media. The Met also said on Wednesday that it was op … [Read more...]

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Ahmadinejad needs a Giuliani to face

Iran's Ahmadinejad is coming to New York.Where's Rudy Giuliani when you need him?Ten years ago, in 1995, Giuliani booted Arafat from his city. (H/T> Ninme). At the time he said <a href="http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/feder020399.asp" "I would not invite Yasser Arafat to anything, anywhere, anytime, anyplace...".Giuliani was criticised by the Clinton administration for his move.In 1995, Giuliani was roundly criticized by then-president Bill Clinton and … [Read more...]

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The Path to 9/11 – obfuscation strewn?

One of the things we all used to say about President Clinton was that he never learned that the cover-up was always worse than the scandal. Had he come out straight on Monica Lewinsky and said, "yes, I did it, it's between me and my wife and it's none of your business," the whole story would have disappeared quickly. Same with about ten other scandals surrounding him or his administration.When it comes to this film, The Path to 9/11, it seems to me Clinton and his pals would be wiser to … [Read more...]

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2006: A choice between control freaks?

I tend to concur this part of an interesting post at Called as Seen in this post:It seems that the only real reason to get out an vote these days is the war on terror. At least the Republicans will fight. And so, I guess my vote is decided. All I can do at this point is to make clear that my vote comes in spite of the House GOP's obstinancy and disingenuous maneuvering on immigration, despite the poor treatment of the UAE (a valuable ally in the war on terror), and despite the fact that the … [Read more...]

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Can the Dems get serious, soon?

Let's see...the madman of Iran is coming to the UN via Cuba...President Bush has, in two days, made two remarkable - and exceedingly serious - speeches, the first on Iran and the second on military tribunals and how we are capturing terrorists and using the information gleaned from them to prevent further attacks (that second speech did a lot of myth-correcting, so you won't see much about it in the press - go read the speech)...And all we're hearing - ALL we're hearing - from the Democrats … [Read more...]

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Clintonistas clueless, here – UPDATED

UPDATE::: SCROLL DOWN FOR ORIGINAL POST::: The NY Post reports that Bill Clinton is trying to get ABC to to pull its docudrama, The Path to 9/11 if it does not make his desired changes.A furious Bill Clinton is warning ABC that its mini-series "The Path to 9/11" grossly misrepresents his pursuit of Osama bin Laden - and he is demanding the network "pull the drama" if changes aren't made.Read the whole article. Clearly, unless a thing makes him look like the hero and savior of the world, … [Read more...]

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Couric and Company – Reviewing the Blog

Hugh Hewitt looks at the new CBS Evening News blog - Couric and Company and pronounces it "perky" which makes one wince. He suggests that the blog editor, Greg Kandra, has a rather thankless job. (Well, Hugh actually calls it, "the most embarrassing gig in the entire blogosphere." I completely disagree, there. That job has been taken up by whoever it is who runs about DU and Koz deleting comments by dissenters in order to maintain blog-purity and conformity, but I digress).It may well be … [Read more...]

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Sanity, insanity, distortions and questions

The problem with writing as much as I do is that I don't get to read as much as I'd like. Too often I fall behind in reading the folks in my blogroll - who are there because I think they're absolutely worth reading - and linking to them in "round ups," but it is the only way I can direct you to so much interesting stuff and still stay reasonably sane. I hope the folks I link to don't feel slighted that their good work is not much excerpted in round ups. My heart is in the right place! And … [Read more...]

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