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Archive for July, 2005

“All Rock, No Action”

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

A native African weighs in on G8/Live 8 in this New York Times Op-Ed piece from last week: Neither debt relief nor huge amounts of food aid nor an invasion of experts will change anything. Those will merely prop up the continent’s dictators. It’s up to each nation to liberate itself and to help itself. [...]

Daily Show on Rove 7/19 | Hand-Wringing Can Be A Full Time Job

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Last night’s Daily Show Rove rant is clipp’d. Samantha Bee’s earnest unfunniness continues to make me yearn for Beth Littleford– it’s a terrible job, but I’m up to the task. Mediabistro links to several stories on CNN’s wagon-circling regarding Robert Novak. …Motivation for Further Liberal Paranoia, Part Umpteenth. Some mouthbreather who parks near my workplace [...]

Allies’ Studies Suggest Ongoing US Wrongheadness

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

As Harry Shearer would say, sometimes the most interesting news comes from Outside the Bubble. Think-tank studies by friendly countries– including Israel and Saudi Arabia– report that the primary result of American occupaton of Iraq has been radicalization in the Islamic world. No huge surprise there. But comparing these findings to the Bush administration’s ongoing [...]

Gawker’s Jessica Coen to NYDN: Get Thee To A Thesaurus | Wonkette: When Bloggers Sightsee, Readers Doze | Novak Deathwatch | “I’m clearly not going to attempt to edit someone like Rick Moody”

Monday, July 18th, 2005

Jessica “Snark Incarnate” Coen upbraids the New York Daily News. Wonkette wonders why the Washington Post Magazine bothers. CNN’s head cheerleader, Jonathan Klein, says Robert Novak won’t be fired, at least until the Rove investigation is concluded. As part of Klein’s apparent ongoing campaign to get quoted on The Daily Show each week, Klein goes [...]

RoveTracker: the Compass Needle Begins to Wobble

Friday, July 15th, 2005

The story takes another series of twists. AP is reporting that Rove learned of the Wilson/Plame CIA connection via reporters, including Robert Novak. ABC’s The Note links to many articles tracking developments in the Rove story: Joseph Wilson’s trip to Niger and the White House’s past statements on the affair. New York Post article brings [...]

“No To Drug Addicts And Rock Homos”

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

A BBC story from last March that I somehow missed: Ugandans march against Bob Geldof.

EXCLUSIVE: the iPod Flea!

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

A sneak peak at the world’s smallest portable music player. (Quicktime stream)

Gangpile! | Truth No Longer Has Credibility | Google News Tweaks

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Howard Kurtz offers another detailed parsing of the media reaction to the Rove affair. Chris Lehmann offers a very smart (and somewhat exhausting) essay on Rove in this week’s New York Observer. Bush’s “Honesty Rating” is at its lowest point. Google News has patented technology that will weight the quality of sources in its search [...]

Roveapalooza Unabated | Hitchens ‘Debates’ Reagan Jr.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Harry Shearer HuffPoBlog’s our President’s Press Secretary That page includes a link to this transcript of the bloodbath- I mean exchange between McClellan and the White House press corps last monday. From rawstory.com: GOP Talking Points on Rove seek to discredit Wilson. Murray Waas: Robert Novak cooperated with prosecutors. Doug Ireland links to the Waas [...]

Kurtz Takes a Stab at Deconstructing the Roveathon

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Howard Kurtz attempts to de-tangle the Rove-obsessed media/blogosphere Medusa.