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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Martha Rosenberg

It's been a month since 16-year-old Blair Holt, son of a Chicago Police gang investigator and a Chicago fire captain, was shot and killed riding the bus home from high school.

Like Bill Cosby's son, Michael Jordan's father, Serena and Venus Williams' sister, and Chicago-area Congressman Bobby Rush's son, family proved no hedge against gun violence for Holt.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007 02:53

Rory O'Connor: Savage Weiner Nation

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Rory O'Connor

I wanted to talk to Michael Savage and Bill O'Reilly -- but they were too busy talking to talk.

I wanted to ask talk show host Savage (born Michael Alan Wiener) about his continuing attacks on gay parenting and GLBT people in general. And I wanted to ask talk show host O'Reilly about the "white, Christian, male power structure" for which he says he's a part.

This would be like Limbaugh starting a think tank
That he'd promote on his show to the nation
Telling listeners that drugs such as Oxycontin
Were safe and fun to use for recreation.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

It was a rebuke that was little noticed, nor will it be long remembered. But last week George W. (I call the Pope "Sir") Bush had some interesting things to say to Russian President Vladimir (in the past Bush has called him Vlad) Putin (June 6, The New York Times, "Chastising Putin, Bush Says Russia Derails Reform," S. G. Stolberg).

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!

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