WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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by Tony Peyser
If next week they finally decide to launch
A long threatened probe for perjury
It will be more unpleasant for Gonzales
Than the president's recent surgery.
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
Politics has always been about fantasy. Politics, at its core, is about imagining what sort of a future world we want, or a past world we'd like to go back to.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon
Last week, a media advisory from "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" announced a new series of interviews on the PBS show that will address "what Iraq might look like when the U.S. military leaves."
A few days later, Time magazine published a cover story titled "Iraq: What will happen when we leave." But it turns out, what will happen when we leave is that we won't leave.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
We read with keen interest the great sorrow and lamentation about an NBA referee who was allegedly discovered to be betting on league games.
As the Chicago Tribune reported in its July 25 editorial entitled "A flagrant foul on the NBA":
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
As long as “they” continue to kill our troops “over there,” we won’t have any troops left to kill them when they do come here! The “young Repuglicans” certainly aren’t volunteering for the military!!! This “magnate” called Iraq is drawing more and more American troops, and more and more American troops are dying every day! None of these Repuglican “catchy phrases” and/or justifications for George Bush’s illegal, unnecessary war in Iraq have ever made any sense!!! Actually, they generally have the opposite effect!
Alberto, mi hermano, the noose is tightening
Feel free to try this response on for size:
Have your spokesman tell any & all reporters,
"The AG stands by his previous lies."