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20 January 2005 @ 11:32 am
 
Frank Rich on the cover-up of war crimes.

So, which way is the media biased anyways? And, why?

Andrew Cohen on the corporate crime colossus.

These headlines write themselves: Nation split on Bush as uniter or divider. (Courtesy Karate Nun.)

Yet more poll data (CBS/NYT this time) shows a public with doubts. (CBS also has nice graphics in addition to their wrapup.)

SOME NEWS:
* Robert Scheer on Bush's absolution.
* David Broder on what lies ahead for Bush.
* Protesters plan to use text messaging to aid their cause.
* Thomas Friedman watches the inaugural from Europe.
* Lloyd Garver on inaugural extravagance.
* Maureen Dowd thinks Rice needs to learn some math.
* Administration creates logistical quagmire over the freeing of a Guantanamo prisoner.
* Cheney is pushing for domestic policy issues this time.
* Ooh, new change in French law means babies can take the mother's name.
* It's official. The Huygens probe landed in the mud.
* Conservatives take on Spongebob Squarepants video.
* Tom Shales on CBS News and Katiegate.

Stan Lee wins a big suit against Marvel comics.

Transcript of Joel Achenbach's LiveOnline chat concerning his new column.

BBC guide: what is the Hajj?
 
 
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on January 20th, 2005 08:44 am (UTC)
If you multiply 1,370 dead soldiers times zero weapons of mass destruction, that equals zero achievement for Ms. Rice, who helped the president and vice president bamboozle the country into war.

Definitely the quote of the day. I had to laugh...
PMMJ: News hatcheetahmaster on January 20th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)
Courtesy Velvet: Forbidden inaugural fruit.
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on January 20th, 2005 10:04 am (UTC)
locked.
PMMJ: Moltarcheetahmaster on January 20th, 2005 10:05 am (UTC)
DABNABBIT.
PMMJ: News hatcheetahmaster on January 20th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC)
Ganked without permission, hopefully she will forgive me:
This little anecdote from The Washington Post is perhaps telling:
11:00 a.m. ET
No Apples Allowed
A soldier in camouflage fatigues barked out the long list of items banned from the parade zone: No cans. No backpacks. No umbrellas. And no fruit, apparently an effort to keep protesters from hurling mushy missiles at the president's limousine.

No fruit? The edict set off a mild panic among dozens of young volunteers for the presidential inaugural committee at the south entrance to Pennsylvania Avenue on 12th Street, who moments earlier had been handed bag lunches. Each contained a sandwich, candy bar, bottle of water, and a moist towelette decorated with an American flag motif. And an apple.

A few volunteers quickly dipped into the suddenly forbidden fruit, chewing and swallowing quickly. Others left their apples on a ledge-- shiny red symbols of the most restricted inaugural in history.
PMMJ: News hatcheetahmaster on January 20th, 2005 10:29 am (UTC)
Re: from here
Thank you for the legwork!
salami_salomesalami_salome on January 20th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
Gank away! It wasn't mine, it was the Post's. Should have posted the link in there. Damn this laziness.
PMMJ: Captain America - Fight Terrorcheetahmaster on January 20th, 2005 10:15 am (UTC)
Oh Jesus H. Particular Christ
"Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that he overestimated the pace of Iraq's recovery from the U.S.-led invasion because he didn't realize the lasting devastation wrought by Saddam Hussein on his people after the first Gulf War."

He finally admits he was wrong, and he admits he was wrong *about Saddam's fault.* Gah.
PMMJ: News hatcheetahmaster on January 20th, 2005 10:32 am (UTC)
Richard Cohen on the willing suspension of disbelief in DC.
salami_salomesalami_salome on January 20th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
Re: fun
Wait. Jenna Bush is Anton LaVey's daughter? This is a shocking blow to the Church of Satan.

Hah, it's true. I lived in Austin briefly and everyone there goes around "throwing horns." I thought it was the most metal town ever until I realized they were all just supporting their local football heroes.
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on January 20th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
Re: fun
How disappointing!
PMMJ: Memento - the Factscheetahmaster on January 21st, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
Re: fun
I lived in Austin briefly and everyone there goes around "throwing horns." I thought it was the most metal town ever until I realized they were all just supporting their local football heroes.

Hello, quotes file.
Strange Detractor: serizawaprofessorbooty on January 24th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
typo comment, feel free to delete
So, which was is the media biased anyways?

I'm compelled to post these in reply to news posts, but not when people are posting about their own lives. It's a thing.
PMMJ: News hatcheetahmaster on January 25th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
Re: typo comment, feel free to delete
Fixed, and thanks.

I'm compelled to post these in reply to news posts, but not when people are posting about their own lives. It's a thing.

I do appreciate it.
Strange Detractor: squidprofessorbooty on January 24th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC)
...
Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that the results of this year's presidential election represent the news-watching and news-reading population as a whole. This would mean that 51 percent or so of the public is right-of-center in one way or another, and 49 percent is left-of-center in one way or the other.

The assumed "center" in that point pains me.
PMMJ: Green Arrowcheetahmaster on January 25th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
Kurtz got off the boat. He split from the whole fuckin' program.
Totally agreed. Like Mr. Stewart said, the whole system's out of order.