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Tuesday, 12 June 2007 06:28

BuzzFlash Mailbag for June 12, 2007

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Subject: Will these 10 GOP Senators stand by their "outrage" on Gonzales today?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter
Editor Mediachannel.org

Sources inside Al Jazeera who are in a position to know what is going on now confirm to MediaChannel.org that there is an internal struggle underway that may dilute Al Jazeera's independence and steer it in a more pro-western, pro-U.S. direction.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

Patrick Moore has called me a "jerk." He may not be Queen Elizabeth, but it feels like being made Knight of the Realm.

Moore is a supporter of nuclear power. He is also an advocate for clear-cutting forests, genetically modified foods, and a wide range of other corporate eco-assaults. The companies behind them fund Moore's "consulting" agency, which appears to specialize in greenwashing.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

"... Mr. Thompson's strength, says Lanny Davis in The Hill, is that he's "authentic." Obviously, Lanny Davis' grandmother must have told him, if you can't say something nice about someone, then at least call him "authentic"! Of course one should give credit where credit is due; the Repuglicans have always fared well in the land of make believe, where façade and fantasy always supersede genuine!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Dave Lindorff

The fact that most Americans oppose the war in Iraq, and want the president impeached, is testimony to the native intelligence and common sense of the citizens of this nation.

It sure isn't thanks to the quality of the news we're getting here in America!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

If you haven't a yen to feel older than the slabs at Stonehenge, don't do what I did last week: attend a rock music and film conference where the median age was around, say, 17.

WORLD ENERGY WATCH
edited by Gloria Lalumia 

The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources  

If you're a reporter who prefers to ignore this war,
On Fox News you will always get work
Who in the White House needs rose-colored glasses
When they can just turn on this network?

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram recently noted that BuzzFlash.com had awarded its weekly "Wings of Justice Award" to a Texas State Senator
:

State Sen. Mario Gallegos was recently honored for his efforts to help scuttle a bill that would have made voters show official identification at the polls.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

We keep hearing about the fired attorneys when, in my mind, they should be more worried about the attorneys who were not fired and what have they been up to. In fact, what have all of the appointees by Bush, a number around 3,000, been doing or not doing? Why can't they give back to those who were honest their jobs, and investigate every other attorney in that department? Isn't it about time to clean out the White House, then clean up the rest of this government? The White House is where the initial pollution of all government agencies is coming from. We all know this.

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