Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

'We're not in Watergate any more'

The NYT's Frank Rich on the Oz-like world the U.S. news media finds itself in today. An excerpt: WHEN John Dean published his book “Worse Than Watergate” in the spring of 2004, it seemed rank hyperbole: an election-year screed and yet another attempt by a Nixon alumnus to downgrade Watergate crimes by unearthing worse “gates” […]

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Muslims must solve their death cult problem: Friedman

The NYT's Thomas L. Friedman on why the problem of terrorism by groups like al Qaeda must be solved by Muslims. An excerpt: … It is essential that the Muslim world wake up to the fact that it has a jihadist death cult in its midst. If it does not fight that death cult, that […]

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London: The crossroads of terror

An NYT story detailing how London has been a terror hub for at least a decade. An excerpt: Long before bombings ripped through London on Thursday, Britain had become a breeding ground for hate, fed by a militant version of Islam. For two years, extremists like Sheik Omar Bakri Mohammed, a 47-year-old Syrian-born cleric, have […]

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