Tale of the tape

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A brief addendum to one of the editorials in today’s San Diego Union-Tribune got the media critic in me thinking. A final important note: There is something disturbing about the Los Angeles Times asserting in its first two tape-leak stories that it had “obtained” the tape, implying that its acquisition was the result of journalistic […]

Oh how they'll howl!

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Hats off to Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne for his suggestion to use non-lethal weapons developed for the military on unruly mobs here in the United States. Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before being used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday. […]

I'm getting sick of this

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The lede paragraph of an AP story on the terrorist surveillance program: Senate Republicans blocked Democratic attempts to rein in President Bush’s domestic wiretapping program Wednesday, endorsing a White House-supported bill that would give the controversial surveillance legal status. It’s not domestic, ^%#$(*&! A phone call from San Diego to Phoenix is not intrastate. It’s […]