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March 7, 2002
Good article "The Core Of Muslim Rage" by Thomas Friedman... neglects to point out insanity of US r-w anti-family planning "morality" agenda...
Mr. Friedman points out that a huge, new generation of Muslim youth will be brought up on anti-Israel hate; but he doesn't mention that where once the United States stood for healthy, sustainable families in the "developing world"; today the United States has dropped the ball, and (defacto) encourages the disposed to have huge families, that, as in the Palestinian refugee camps, will (often) live in poverty, despair, degradation.. and rage.
How someone as smart as Mr. Friedman can mention the huge new generation "a baby boom where half the population is under 20" WITHOUT mentioning the constricting grip US religious groups have on family planning, is yet another example of the "mainstream media" having adopted, de facto, the agenda and talking points of the 10% of Americans who form the radical right.
Clearly, this is an American agenda of hate... just as in the Iran-Iraq war the youth were literally canon fodder, today we make pretenses of "the dignity of human life" even as we commit to spending billions for weapons to be able to destroy more humans than in all previous wars.
RE: What Was wrong with Gore Campaign...
While Democratic activists, supporters, and donors were working hard,
and sending in their hard-earned money, to help get the "good message"
out - Al Gore steadfastly refused to meet with the press! OK, OK, OK..
so for 8 years he was on the receiving end of GOP attacks/media lies.
Tip two for all Dem. candidates... provide good eats for the media working stiffs! Just think, the Vietnam war might have ended 4 years (and 26,000 US kia) earlier, if Humphrey had provided better meals for his press contingent...
you for the Barbara's BuzzFlash Minutes.
Just wanted to point out to you (and, hopefully, your readers) that in the Time Almanac for 2002, on page 508, there is a picture of the 2001 inauguration, and the caption reads:
At least history will get it right.
"Dead or alive"(?)-- now its a question.
Nancy Lynn Nagy
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Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri said, "It's not clear what the purpose of the report is other than to promote Robert Ray's Senate campaign, Monica Lewinsky's HBO special and the Paula Jones vs. Tonya Harding boxing match. The release of the report is a nonevent. This investigation started as a political process and it ends as a political process."
Couldn't agree more. But it rates as "Top News" on CNN of course.
Read this and tell me this guy is not a moron.
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gagged, literally, when I read the following article [following below]
in today's L.A. Times. He berates other countries for human rights violations;
what is this? Clinton had some flaws, but lack of caring about the lives
of poor and opposed people in the United States was not one of them.
Is it merely coincidence, or does anyone else (besides myself) think that the start-time of the daily Pentagon press briefings is purposely scheduled to conflict with the evasive and opaque babbling of Ari Fleischer's daily White House press briefings?
fully aware that the White House press corps doesn't suddenly stop asking
questions and immediately leave the room when a Pentagon press briefing
begins... however, it's disheartening, frustrating (and suspicious) that
just as the questioning of Fleischer gets intense... and as Fleischer
starts to sweat and get flustered, the news networks switch
all realize that the White House press briefing doesn't end at the very
moment that the Pentagon press briefing begins. Fleischer continues to
answer questions (a more appropriate description would be that he merely
"responds-to" questions). Even though the press corps takes
copious notes on his responses... it's always more revealing for the public
to actually observe Mr. Fleischer's posture, arrogance, coyness, sarcasm
To watch Mr. Fleischer is often infuriating. However... even though he does an excellent job at avoiding answering questions, the fact that he DOES avoid answering a straightforward question is pretty revealing in and of itself.
all branches of this administration operate in secret mode. (I can easily
imagine little-George chanting a little sing-song to himself "I've-got-a-seee-cret...and-I'm-noooot-telling-yoooo!)
Sadly... although no one in this administration would dare mention it
publicly... it's clear that little-George is attempting to substitute
suggest to the news networks that although live coverage of a press briefing
is good... being able to see it in its entirety would be even better.
I'd be delighted if (just once) the news networks would just continue
to broadcast the White House press briefing until it is
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otherwise noted, all original