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Monday, January 13, 2003

Media Whore of the Year, 2002

So many good links, so little time. It's been suggested that there may be too many links in these notes to catch them all. I do apologize if they seem a little overwhelming - but there are just too many good articles and features coming out to ignore. Maybe after we take care of the first few hundred really good links, we can slow down to 1-2 per day. Onward -

Iraq Watch

If you have time for only one link today, make it this one: "Happy Imbeciles At War" by Mark Moford. I agree with everything in this article, except that on top of all that is predicted, I think we will lose quite a number of our military people in Iraq as well.

Media Watch

"Bushwacked" is an excellent analysis of the problem with today's cheerleading media.

MediaWhoresOnline announces the Whore of the Year for 2002.

Pundit Pap is a feature on the American Politics Journal. They typically watch the Sabbath Gasbags and give an excellent summary of what is being spun, and they update nearly every week. Check it on mondays. Here is a quote from this week's Pundit Pap to give you a feel for the commentary:

On the subject of Iraq, Frist first heaved a heavy sigh, then said Hussein had a decision to disarm or face the consequences. He said that the arrogant thug in the White House has been given the power to use "whatever means necessary" to affect this.

Then Frist said that we had to be clear that Iraq possessed no "weapons of mass destruction" (could a phrase get any more worn out?) and then made the idiotic point of noting that Hussein had used biological weapons on "his own people" and killed 20,000 Kurds.

First of all, the U.S. provided Hussein with the means to produce this "weapon of mass destruction", secondly, we knew very well what he was doing with them at the time and didn't say a word to object or protest, and thirdly, WHILE this "evil one" was gassing his political enemies, good old Don Rumsfeld was in Iraq shaking hands with Saddam as an envoy from Bush, the older!

And on top of that, there's never any mention of how, during the Gulf War, we made it clear to the Kurds that we'd back them to the hilt if they'd just rise up and fight to topple Hussein. We convinced them that it was OK to wage open warfare against Hussein, and then, after we pulled out and went home, we didn't lift a finger to defend them or evacuate them as Saddam slaughtered them in reprisal.

Nice, huh?

It's amazing how often that they use this phony excuse as if it somehow justifies going in there and killing thousands of innocent men, women, and children and stealing their oil. It makes me wanna scream.


Humor Watch

This is a very funny rant about Bush and his ambling foreign policy and his "everyman" persona. Good for a laugh.

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