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KATRINA’S VICTIMS

October 24, 2005 kim lien 0

For rapper Kanye West, Hurricane Katrina was all about race: George Bush doesn’t care about black people. Gullible James Wolcott, who fell for wild media exaggerations like the bodycount […]

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BEWILDERED GAWENDA

October 24, 2005 kim lien 0

Look out, facts! Run for your life, common sense! Ex-Melbourne Age editor Michael Gawenda, now filing for his newspaper from the US, is on a one-man […]

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AN ACADEMIC OPINION

October 24, 2005 kim lien 0

Western Australia’s Ghali Hassan has his say on Saddam’s trial: Saddam trial is a theatre. It is a Hollywood show to divert attention from the destruction of […]

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S80.2 – THE PILGER STOPPER

October 24, 2005 kim lien 0

Much criticism lately of the Australian government’s planned anti-terrorism laws, which contain interesting new sedition provisions. Media Watch, of all places, presents a compelling argument for […]

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LOPPERS EMPOWERED

October 23, 2005 kim lien 0

Reader Mr Anderson contemplates some council-approved vandalism: I received a letter from Blacktown City Council recently and strangely enough the envelope was more interesting than the contents. […]

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PENT-UP TRUTH RELEASED

October 23, 2005 kim lien 0

Dan Rather sure was impressed by mainstream Katrina coverage: “It’s been one of television news’ finest moments,” Rather said … He likened it to the coverage of […]

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FIGURE IT OUT

October 23, 2005 kim lien 0

I’m not sure what the point is of this Bill Leak cartoon; that’s Mount Fuji in the background, so maybe he’s aiming for some statement about […]

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ARAB STREET FAILS TO IGNITE

October 23, 2005 kim lien 0

This AP report, on the burning of Taliban corpses by US troops, sounds a little disappointed: Though Afghan media have reported on the alleged desecration, the […]

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SINGER SURPRISED

October 23, 2005 kim lien 0

In shock news, it turns out that the US President is better informed than an Irish singer on international trade issues. Due to its controversial nature, this […]

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TURKEY FLIES SOUTH

October 23, 2005 kim lien 0

Bush-haters Phillip Adams and Alan Ramsey may be surprised to learn that their deeply intellectual belief system is shared by certain residents of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Here’s that city’s Kathleen Ferris: […]

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ON THE ROAD IN IRAQ

October 23, 2005 kim lien 0

A tremendously detailed and informative report on conditions faced by US troops in Iraq. Of course, it appeared in a car magazine. Recommended to peaceniks and wardogs […]

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FAKEY ISLES

October 23, 2005 kim lien 0

It’s a Jayson Blair moment for the New Zealand Herald: Last week, the Herald on Sunday published two news reports based on a purported interview with former South […]

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LONE TACTIC DEPLOYED

October 23, 2005 kim lien 0

The Briefing Room, yesterday: “Antony Loewenstein, who tags his intellectual opponents with the R-word whenever he runs out of arguments …” True to form, today a flailing Loewenstein […]

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WILMA ATTACKS

October 22, 2005 kim lien 0

ABC NewsRadio reported a couple of hours ago that Cancun was “under eight metres of water”. Here’s the latest from AP: Hurricane Wilma tore into Mexico’s resort-studded Caribbean […]

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ALI’S HEIRS

October 22, 2005 kim lien 0

Tony Parkinson, sane guy at The Age, on events in Iraq: This week, for a second time this year, Iraqis braved violence and intimidation to go the […]

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DEBATE UNSILENCED

October 22, 2005 kim lien 0

“By far the most common and silliest debate about the war in Iraq,” writes Christopher Orlet, “is the old send-your-child-to-Iraq-or-shut-up sophism. This so-called line of reasoning […]

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PRODUCT ENDORSED

October 22, 2005 kim lien 0

When people come up to me in the street and ask, “Hey, Tim, how did you become Mr Big-Deal Blogging Superstar? Huh? C’mon, tell me, jerk!”, why, […]

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APPALLING WASTE

October 22, 2005 kim lien 0

Endlessly frustrated by the stupidity of his fellow Australians—the morons didn’t even elect Mark Latham!—Alan Ramsey cites Ian Lowe’s disgust at our wastefulness: One of the more startling […]

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SUNDAY MORNING CRASH THREAD

October 22, 2005 kim lien 0

A new regular feature: vivisect today’s talking-head shows, including Sunday, Meet the Press, and The Insiders. (Thread named after one of this site’s freestylin’ media monitors.) Posted by Tim B. on 10/22/2005 at […]

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MEDIA PARKED

October 20, 2005 kim lien 0

From Newsbusters: “South Park,” the popular Comedy Central show about the misadventures of a group of four Colorado boys, criticized the news media Wednesday night for […]

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BLOGWARS JUDGED

October 20, 2005 kim lien 0

The Daily Telegraph’s Malcolm Farr: “There is a nasty little scrap happening on the internet between the forces of the political Left and Right – and the […]