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20 September 2006 @ 01:18 pm
 
"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.

SOME NEWS:
* Bush's credibility gap at the UN.
* More UN comedy, this from that wacky guy Chavez.
* "Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday that Congress should require Internet service providers to preserve customer records, asserting that prosecutors need them to fight child pornography."
* Iraqis learn the perils of self-government.
* Turns out spying at Hewlett-Packard was more extensive than originally thought.
* New report shows how institutional structures in academics hinder women in the sciences.
* BAGnewsNotes on Vogue's new, uh, antiterrorism vs. fashion spread.

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.'
 
 
Lord Multiplexer, King of Michiganmultiplexer on September 20th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
Nearly 6,600 Iraqi civilians killed in July, August.

So that's twice the death toll of 9/11. The article says 20,600 people killed this year alone. It seems like no one cares in the US. Our infotainment culture has eaten our collective brains.