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Karen Hughes “Tries” to Make News

A bit of classic reporting of the bungling Karen Hughes in the Mid-East from the NY Times … Karen Hughes, the under secretary of state for public diplomacy, tried to make news in the Middle East by defending unpopular U.S. policies.

George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck”

The WaPo has a video interview of George Clooney about his upcoming movie, “Good Night and Good Luck.” It looks to be a powerful, must see film, given the correlation of current events to the movie. At a time where we have witnessed our media taking on the role of pushing propaganda to the American […]

Judith Miller’s Source Is Reportedly Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby

Judith Miller has been released from jail. Her source, as reported by the NY Times is Lewis “Scooter” Libby. After nearly three months behind bars, New York Times reporter Judith Miller was released Thursday after agreeing to testify in the investigation into the disclosure of the identity of a covert CIA officer. Miller left the […]

Has Brian Williams Been Too Vocal for the White House’s Taste

It appears that Brian Williams and NBC News were alerted a bit too late that the President had jumped the gun on swearing in John Roberts today. Has Brian Williams been too vocal and outspoken in recent weeks for the White House’s taste? This afternoon we did a Special Report for our NBC stations on […]

NBC: “Damning Evidence”

NBC Nightly News is reporting “Damning Evidence,” New Orleans levee was reported weak in 1990s and record show, “construction firm alerted engineers, but no action was taken.” NBC News has obtained what may be a key clue, hidden in long forgotten legal documents. They reveal that when the floodwall on the 17th Street Canal was […]

Senator Feinstein Calls on FEMA to Fill Regional Vacancies

Dianne Feinstein called on Michael Chertoff today to fill vacancies at eight of the ten Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regional directorates – all of which lack permanent, appointed directors. Does your region have a permanent full-time FEMA director? FEMA is divided into ten regional offices. Each region is responsible for assisting several states to […]

DEFCON: Fighting the Religious Right

Today, more than a dozen leading scientists, legal scholars and clergy announced a new grassroots movement aimed at fighting the Religious Right – The Campaign to Defend the Constitution (DEFCON). DEFCON will take on a variety of issues, including stem cell research, teaching evolution in schools, gay and lesbian rights and the independence of the […]

DeLay’s Day In Court Set

Tom DeLay will have his day in court on October 21. His lawyers have said “they do not want him to be handcuffed, photographed and fingerprinted when he appears in Austin.” Personally, I see no reason why, Tom DeLay should get any preferential treatment… A Texas judge on Thursday ordered Republican Rep. Tom DeLay to […]