Archive for June 20th, 2003

Clear channel bites

June 20, 2003

In this weekends NY Times Magazine, Walter Kirn opines on Clear Channel. You used to be able to do that in America: chart your course by the accents, news and songs streaming in from the nearest AM transmitter. A drawling update on midday cattle prices meant I was in Wyoming or Nebraska. A guttural rant [...]

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FCC Senate vote a victory for the people

June 20, 2003

The News Dissector gives us the haps on the FCC Senate vote: Bob McChesney for the new group Free Press says: “It is due almost entirely to the massive outpouring of public comments — hundreds of thousand in just the past week — opposing the idea of letting fewer media companies own more and more [...]

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Kristof smells something fishy, but not quite rotten

June 20, 2003

In his regular NY Times column, Nicholas Kristof, a supporter of Bushs war, wonders if hes had the wool pulled over his eyes, but stops way short of actually attaining a firm grasp on reality: My guess is that “Saving Private Lynch” was a complex tale vastly oversimplified by officials, partly because of genuine ambiguities [...]

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Iraq: an occupation doomed to failure?

June 20, 2003

The Black Commentator has an interesting take on our imperialistic bumbling in Iraq: This is an occupation unlike any other in modern history. Acting solely on greed and delusions, the Pirates dismissed the collective experience of humanity to attempt the occupation of a large and sophisticated society without a reasonable expectation of collaboration from any [...]

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Are working poor lucky duckies?

June 20, 2003

Ellen Goodman on the working poor in this country. Remember when The Wall Street Journal editorial page referred to low-income families as the lucky duckies” who don’t pay any income taxes? Today the only social policy of the Bush administration is tax cuts, the only citizens worthy of compassion are taxpayers who want to conserve [...]

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