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Friday, 20 July 2007 06:48

BuzzFlash Mailbag for July 20, 2007

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Subject: Broader Privilege Claimed In Firings

He wants to prove he's a tough man
Even when the diaper hits the fan.

Bob Livingston's adultery scandal
Was too much for Vitter to handle.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Norman Solomon

It was a chilling moment on a split-screen of history. While the Senate debated the Iraq war on Tuesday night, a long-dead senator again renounced a chronic lie about congressional options and presidential power.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

If mainstream corporate media, broadcast and cable news really want to know why they are dying, all they have to do is glance right!!! They provide no news that is "fair and balanced," no news that can be "trusted," it's become nothing but mind games designed to influence public opinion and enhance corporate profits! And here's some unsolicited advice to the major newspapers in this country, if you guys don't make some changes you too are in the last throes!!!

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Karen Webb

It is now alright for the Bush administration to do ANYTHING if you disagree with them. They can even out a covert spy. This is no longer a democracy, this is a dictatorship. And the Judge said:

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

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BuzzFlash,

With Bush Republicans, charity begins and ends at home . . . their home. Have Americans noticed that when Republicans talk about bootstraps, this country becomes strapped with debt, death, and destruction?

If you know anybody who still supports Bush's and Cheney's criminal war against Iraq, have them watch a short news report aired on July 16 on ABC News titled Exclusive Look at Soldiers on the Front Line. (Note: You will have to go to the page and click on the headline) It will sicken you and anyone who watches it.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

The massive earthquake that shook Japan this week nearly killed millions in a nuclear apocalypse.

It also produced one of the most terrifying sentences ever buried in a newspaper. As reported deep in The New York Times, the Tokyo Electric Company admitted that "the force of the shaking caused by the earthquake had exceeded the design limits of the reactors, suggesting that the plant's builders had underestimated the strength of possible earthquakes in the region."

Hucksters in L.A. in the 1920s
Lured the desperate in bunches
To hear quasi-evangelical hype
About oil leases over hot lunches.

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