Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Hook 'em … Satan?!?!

While researching the Pro-Iraq Blog – Courtesy of the CIA or not? post below, I saw a hilarious item on Martini Republic. Apparently the Hook 'em Horns hand gesture used by fans of the University of Texas Longhorns has an entirely different meaning in Norway. And if Dubya knew what it was, he'd probably blush. […]

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Pro-U.S. Iraq blog – Courtesy of the CIA or not?

This BBC story (apparently ripped off from the NYT; more on that below) is about three Iraqi brothers who actually think the U.S. is doing good work in their country, which has some accusing them of being CIA stooges. Of course, having two of them invited to a Harvard blogging conference and pressing flesh with Dubya […]

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Numbed by the numbers, when they don't make sense

Daniel Okrent, the NYT's public editor, looks at the kerfuffle raised by a Jan. 10 story (see Your daily newspaper, courtesy of a sponsor) and finds the NYT itself could have been more self-disclosing. An excerpt: ome people in the newspaper business – including, I suspect, a few sitting upstairs from me, in the New York […]

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