September 20th, 2006


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"The Federal Communications Commission ordered its staff to destroy all copies of a draft study that suggested greater concentration of media ownership would hurt local TV news coverage."

On the ground in Iraq: the situation is so bad, people won't help the wounded dying in the street. Also, the challenges for reporters trying to get a story.

Lou Dobbs calls voting machines a threat to democracy.

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Getting your customers to spend more money... using science!

Robert Samuelson on the internet and exhibitionism.

Fox creates a division just for religious-oriented movies. Five bucks says they really mean 'Christian movies.'

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"Bush's goals - while entirely laudable - are undercut not just by the poisonous claims of the jihadi movement. They are undercut by his own record... When he appealed for agreement on 'a world beyond terror,' he reached for a landmark U.N. document: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 'This document declares that the "equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom and justice and peace in the world,"' Bush said.

"That's the same Universal Declaration that prohibits torture or 'cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.' It's the same Universal Declaration that promises everyone 'a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.' And it's the same Universal Declaration that promises everyone charged with a penal offence 'a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defense.'"