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Archive for March 23rd, 2006

Someone’s Trying to Fix the Leak

Posted by Ryan on March 23, 2006

Again ABC tried so very, very hard to actually print what was simply translated from those captured Saddam files. But they just couldn’t do it… not without trying to do the thinking for us!

They have to guide us through the excerpts, you know, just in case we actually took what it says to heart or even literally. We cannot be completely trusted with what the content actually implies– a relationship between al Qaeda and Saddam as early back as 1994-1995! Ludicrous! It simply does not fit the paradigm that al Qaeda could have infultrated a lovely place like the brisk Buffalo, New York, but absolutely had no connection a mutual American enemy in the heart of the Mideast, with whom America had already gone to war in 1991. Outrageous!

ABC seems to believe that their readership needs their thoughts and opinions… um… guided. It’s more than just setting the context of the translation, it’s trying to calm down any impression you may have of what these things actually imply.

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Update: More on Laura Ingraham and the Mainstream Media

Posted by Sal on March 23, 2006

Yesterday I wrote about the media-firestorm set off by Laura Ingraham’s appearance on the Today Show, in which she accused the MSM of something we all know, that they do not present the whole picture of what is going on in Iraq. Her statements have had such an impact that they have been the subject of countless news commentary. Keith Olberman even called Laura’s actions “McCarthyism” and “unforgivable”.

It seems to have had an effect, however. NBC’s Today Show lead this morning’s broadcast with a story about the good news of three peace activist hostages being rescued by a U.S. Military Operation.

As much as they try to deny it, did Laura Ingraham’s words have an effect over at NBC News?

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Paris in flames

Posted by Sal on March 23, 2006

For the second time in a week, riots broke out in Paris during a job-law rally. The proposal included such controversial measures as allowing employers to fire employees within the first two years of their job.

The French government, taking it’s usual position of capitulation, immediately called for talks with the union in hopes of ending the riots.

And the French wonder how they got their reputation.

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Ukraine is Not Weak

Posted by Mike on March 23, 2006

President Bush signed legislation today which permanently lifted Cold War trade sanctions imposed against the Ukraine. We’ve come a long way from the days when Ukraine was under the iron fist of the Soviet Union.

At that time, Ronald Reagan recognized the weaknesses of the USSR and applied pressure to its weak points, setting in motion a chain of events which led to the liberation of millions behind the Iron Curtain. Ukraine is now free. With this legislation, they will grow more prosperous.

The Reagan legacy is alive and well. What’s your legacy President Clinton?

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Bring it on

Posted by Sal on March 23, 2006

Harry Reid is threatening to filibuster a new law that makes it tough on illegal immigrants. The bill, by Sen. Bill Frist, would criminalize illegal immigration and tighten security on the boarders, because the Judiciary committee is stalling on the issue. Reid wants:

  • heightened border enforcement
  • Guest Worker program
  • A Path to citizenship for those illegals who are here already

Frist’s bill only includes the heightened border enforcement. Versions of the judiciary bill include a Guest Worker program, but no automatic path to citizenship.

My message to Harry Reid is Bring it on! Illegal immigration is a hot-button issue in this country that neither political party has successfully tapped. If Reid filibsuster’s this legislation, and Bill Frist successfully paints the Republicans as the tough-on-illegal-immigration party, the mid-term elections will look a whole lot better for Republicans.

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History of Polls During the Bush Administration

Posted by Mike on March 23, 2006

Annie C. has drawn up an interesting narrative with regard to polls taken throughout the Bush Presidency. The Axis of Right and other sites have repeatedly pointed out that most polls far out from an election are inaccurate due to their over-sampling of Democrats and under-sampling of people who actually vote. Coulter takes a simpler approach. By reminding everyone of media polls regarding the President since he took office, she effectively destroys their credibility. Well done yet again Ann Coulter.

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