A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
On mainstream political reporting: "... the entire way the arc of the story is told ... it never ever looks into the merits of anybody's claim on either side. ... You never, ever, ever assess the merits. You describe them. You compare them to other things. And then you bring in an expert. And every single story has that same formula. ... It's up to citizen journalism and populist journalism, like we're doing online and in progressive radio, to do basic, basic, basic reporting. It's embarrassing."
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Another lying Republican on a local level in Seattle. Again, finding a Republican today, who can run on truth, honesty, and justice . . . well, awards should be given for such finds, because it seems they are becoming extinct. Even those who might be considered honest, still support this criminal and treasonous Bush administration, and that makes them an accomplice to all of the high crimes and misdemeanors.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Greg Palast
A special investigative report from inside Iraq
Monday, September 17, 2007 -- Did you see George all choked up? In his surreal TV talk on Thursday, he got all emotional over the killing by Al Qaeda of Sheik Abu Risha, the leader of the new Sunni alliance with the U.S. against the insurgents in Anbar Province, Iraq.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mike Ferner
Other demonstrations against the war in Iraq have been larger, but the one in Washington, D.C. this past Saturday was significant in another way because of a very different feel about it.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
by Chad Rubel
Michael Moore has a new movie out in 2007. Yes, you say, "I've seen SiCKO." Well, good. But there's a new movie from Moore in 2007 that you probably haven't seen -- unless you were in Toronto earlier this month for the Toronto International Film Festival.
This film is called "Captain Mike Across America," and it's more of a highlights package from his concert tour of colleges leading up to the 2004 election. The theme throughout the film is the drive to get young people to register to vote, a theme that will also be necessary in 2008. Moore offers Ramen noodles and underwear to get young people to register to vote.
At the Saturday showing of the movie, Moore did say this movie is more about preaching to the choir, but sometimes the choir needs to be preached to. So don't expect it to be in the linear plane of "Bowling for Columbine," "Fahrenheit 9/11," and, of course, "SiCKO." You see a lot more of Moore in this film as opposed to "SiCKO." This is one for the fans.
There are musical performances from a number of artists, including Eddie Vedder, Steve Earle, Joan Baez, and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello.
It's bad enough Vitter cheated with a D.C. call girl
(Who I imagine was a looker)
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
BuzzFlash Note: Gloria's column is on hold while she works on some computer issues for a few days. Thanks for your patience.
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by George Lakoff, The Rockridge Institute
Betrayal is everywhere in the news. We learned from the Washington Post that Alan Greenspan, in his new book, "I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil." Not keeping our country safe, as the troops were told. Not democracy. Not Weapons of Mass Destruction. Not al Qaeda. Oil! All those lives and maimings about oil! Are you shocked, shocked? It is Betrayal of Trust of the highest order: "Politically inconvenient ... everyone knows..." Oil was not discussed at the Petraeus hearings. The silence in Washington has been polite.