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Archive for the 'james wolcott' Category

Politicizing Death | FEMA Breakdown

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

James Wolcott asks how many dead people is too many? Every death is an individual tragedy with a radius sorrow extending to friends, family, and coworkers–no one’s life should be reduced to a digit. But it foolhardy to ignore how the death toll (high or low) will be spun by conservatives, who have already begun [...]

“Coming Attractions For Katrina” | “Government Is Broken” | Rove’s Gameplan | Pets & People

Monday, September 5th, 2005

James Wolcott’s extended screeds continue. He makes some good points about the similarities of the administration’s missteps and rationalizations in Iraq with those of Katrina. Andrew Sullivan: “government is broken.” and blaming the victims. Sullivan also rallies blogger pressure to fire Michael Brown. Deflect and redirect blame: Rove’s playbook on post-Katrina spin is analyzed in [...]

Robertson According to Wolcott | Hitchens Broods? | Buchanan: U.S. May Attack Iran | Music Snobbery & the iPod

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

James Wolcott’s blog boils down the Robertson/Chavez snafu: Pat’s the leader of the Christian Coalition, one of the nation’s largest and most powerful special interest groups. Belittling Robertson’s influence by painting him as a doddering and irrelevant fanatic is just disingenuous, or plain ignorant. Wonkette links to a New York Observer article on Christopher Hitchens. [...]

Women’s Rights In Iraq | Google Keeps Pushing | 6FU Ends | Goodbye, Hunter

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

James Wolcott wonders why women’s rights are being rationalized in Iraq. Google Sidebar appears to be a throwback to “push” technology. This LA Times [registration required] article explains how Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple and Google are squaring off in the battle for a piece of your desktop. And yes, I have all the old episodes stashed [...]

What the Pres Says vs. What the Military Leaks | My Grief Is More Profoundly Relevant Than Yours

Monday, August 15th, 2005

James Wolcott: the U.S. military at the breaking point. Wonkette makes a point about stiffening competition in the griefstakes.