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SOCIAL NOTES

August 31, 2006 kim lien 0

AUGUST 4: It’s RIGHT NIGHT at the Bellevue Hotel, Paddington. Organised by actress/documentary maker Chloe Traicos. From 8pm. All welcome. AUGUST 10th-13th: Commenter 91B30, a US serviceman, is in […]

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MISSILE STORY II

August 31, 2006 kim lien 0

Today’s editorial in the Australian: In his report in the Media section today, Chulov stands by the original account. No, he doesn’t. With thanks to readers, here follows a […]

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MISSILE STORY III

August 31, 2006 kim lien 0

Please observe the hideous cauldron of pain where, according to Martin Chulov, Ahmed Mohammed Fawaz had his lower left leg amputated “and whose severe burns ironically […]

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SCOTLAND’S SHAME

August 31, 2006 kim lien 0

Slowly, ever so slowly, we are taking over the planet. Posted by Tim B. on 08/31/2006 at 11:04 AM The comments over there are hilarious: Time to introduce […]

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PUPPET TO BE MANIPULATED

August 31, 2006 kim lien 0

Big local news from AAP: A life-sized puppet of NSW Premier Morris Iemma will feature in a climate change protest by Greenpeace activists at parliament house today. […]

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FAKE BUT FLEW

August 31, 2006 kim lien 0

Reuters—who else?—celebrates the triumph of fakery. (Via Paul Bickford) Posted by Tim B. on 08/31/2006 at 11:41 AM “It was terrible, a massacre,” Breytenbach said. “The gannets were killed […]

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LEAP TAKEN

August 31, 2006 kim lien 0

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Greg Hassall previews last night’s Australian broadcast of 9/11: The Falling Man: Has the passing of time softened the impact? Possibly not, especially for the […]

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MISSILE STORY IV

August 31, 2006 kim lien 0

A righteous tip o’ the hat to Bonjour Triteness, who suggests a complete picture of the Red Cross ambulance attack may only be achieved by combining […]

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COUNTRY GREAT

August 30, 2006 kim lien 0

The antipodean adventures of Mark Steyn! Concluding points: “What a great country. Why isn’t it in the G8 and a permanent member of the Security Council?” Posted […]

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LIGHT SEEN

August 30, 2006 kim lien 0

Webdiary’s Hamish Alcorn abandons Webdiary: I’ve been painted reflexively as “gone to the other side” because I dare to break solidarity with the peaceniks in my analysis. […]

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TURKEY ROLL

August 30, 2006 kim lien 0

For 1,001 days—or 1,000, depending on your timezone—George W. Bush’s plastic turkey has ruled the global mediascape, from the Guardian to Pravda and the ABC, from the Sydney Morning Herald to the New York […]

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PHOTOSHOP DIET

August 30, 2006 kim lien 0

Katie Couric gets the reverse Reuters treatment, whereby an image is made to look better. Posted by Tim B. on 08/30/2006 at 11:47 AM After Perky Katie basically admitted […]

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WONKETTE NOW LESS WONKY

August 30, 2006 kim lien 0

It’s Laynette! Posted by Tim B. on 08/30/2006 at 12:56 PM As a crime-politics-military reporter, Layne quietly collected paychecks from many newspapers in places such as the scumbag […]

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KEEP WATCHING, BOBBY

August 30, 2006 kim lien 0

What was Robert Fisk on about the other day? Some kind of theory that most of the suspects in the London aircraft bombing plot would be […]

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FAN BASE IDENTIFIED

August 30, 2006 kim lien 0

Some Marxist site reports: The Dixie Chicks were right. They felt their fan base would not desert them; and, they haven’t. In fact, the trio appeared on […]

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MISSILE STORY SHIFTING

August 30, 2006 kim lien 0

The Australian’s Martin Chulov, who covered the Red Cross ambulance story, rejects claims that it was a hoax: I was in Tyre on the night of the attack […]

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LEBANON “BACK TO SQUARE ONE”

August 29, 2006 kim lien 0

The Arab street reacts to Hassan Nasrallah’s war bungling: With the Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah expressing regret Sunday on Lebanese TV for the month-long war in Lebanon in […]

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YOU SAY “VON”, I SAY “VAN” …

August 29, 2006 kim lien 0

LGF investigates the case of the missing microphone stand! Also via LGF, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank observes pronunciation difficulties: University of Chicago political scientist John Mearsheimer was in town […]

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TRUTHS SACRIFICED

August 29, 2006 kim lien 0

Sir Robin is reminded by this post of a visit to a New York City mosque: You see, the Imam told us, Adam was black because he was […]

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HAIL ZOMBIE!

August 29, 2006 kim lien 0

Zombie is noticed in high places: Foreign Minister Alexander Downer is standing firm on his comments yesterday slamming the media over its coverage of the Lebanon conflict […]

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REUTERS RODDED

August 29, 2006 kim lien 0

Iowahawk: “Israeli Airstrike Leaves Reuters Ambulance in Flames, Chopped, Channeled.” That’s via Chuck. And from reader Neil, who is referencing something no worksafe surfer has ever seen, […]

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COLUMN CONCLUDES

August 29, 2006 kim lien 0

This week’s Continuing Crisis column for the Bulletin is also the final Continuing Crisis column for the Bulletin. I’m outta the place, with sadness. I’ll miss everybody there. Best office I’ve […]

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AN INCONVENIENT SEASON

August 29, 2006 kim lien 0

The Al Gore effect approaches: Americans shouldn’t expect Mother Nature to help with their heating bills this winter because it’s going to be nippy, according to the […]

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TIN OF OINK

August 29, 2006 kim lien 0

Stuff that didn’t make it through customs in olden times: Note the canned pig at right. Posted by Tim B. on 08/29/2006 at 02:49 PM (25) Comments • Permalink