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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.

The Big Buy on the Big Screen

You enjoyed reading about Tom DeLay’s legal problems. Now you can wait for the movie from Mark Birnbaum Productions: The Big Buy Raymond Chandler meets Willie Nelson on the corner of Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in The Big Buy, a Texas noir political detective story that chronicles what some are calling a “bloodless coup […]

America’s Right Doomed by Incompetence

The Economist looks at “What’s gone wrong for America’s right.” This conservative (but not neocon or supporter of the religious right) magazine doesn’t like Bush’s big government conservatism, but finds that the biggest problem is one of incompetence: The Economist has always had all sorts of ideological disagreements with Mr Bush, but our main problem […]

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 […]