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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.

C'mon, cut the guy some slack!
This happened way back in 2005

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.

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.

Sunday, 16 September 2007 16:30

George Lakoff: Whose Betrayal?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by George Lakoff, The Rockridge Institute

Betrayal is everywhere in the news. We learned from the Washington Post that Alan Greenspan said, 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.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter
Mediachannel.org

There is a term in finance called "moral hazard." It refers to policies and practices that reward wrongdoing by bankers and investors instead of allowing them to suffer their losses in the win-lose environment of the rigged casino that we refer to as markets.

Q. How did General Petraeus' testimony in front of Congress go?

A. Pretty good. He emphasized that progress was being made in Iraq. The same way he talked about the progress being made in Iraq when he testified in the same room back in 2004. He might be using the same script.

Q. What's the difference between then and now?
A. Back then, Baghdad still had electricity and water and the wheel.

Q. Did General Petraeus speak about what the future holds for our Iraqi involvement?
A. He acknowledged the road ahead would be difficult. He also allowed that fire engines are often red.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Lucinda Marshall

Another September 11th has been and gone. Flags were waved, tears were shed, and silence observed. Generals offered their assessments and politicians blustered. Across the political spectrum, we Americans continue to insist upon our unwavering support for the troops, from the right-wing call for continued funding of their work to the left-wing call to bring them home.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

Since George W. Bush is completely ignoring the views of both the vast majority of American citizens and the majority of the members of Congress concerning the ending of the Iraq War, impeachment hearings should be started. Bush will not conform to democratic norms. He will not respect public opinion or democracy. There are plenty of reasons to hold immediate joint impeachment hearings for both Bush and Cheney.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

DNC PRESS

Online tool allows Americans to urge members of Congress to Denounce Boehner's offensive remarks

Washington, DC - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean today renewed his call for House Republican Leader John Boehner to apologize for his reprehensible and offensive comments trivializing the! sacrifices our brave men and women in uniform make for our country every day. Boehner's spokesperson has since tried to cover up the comments, saying that Representative Boehner was referring only to the monetary costs of the war in Iraq, but the transcript of the interview proves otherwise.

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