Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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David Frost to join al-Jazeera International

Veteran British TV personality David Frost will be going on-air with al-Jazeera International next spring. An excerpt from the BBC story: The Qatar-based channel said Sir David, who broadcast his final Breakfast with Frost programme for the BBC in May, would be among the “key on-air talent”. Sir David was quoted as saying he felt […]

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NYC subway threat fizzles

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg defends his decision to make public a potential terror threat against his city's transit system, while unnamed Dept. of Homeland Security officials say the “threat” wasn't that credible. An excerpt from the CTV.ca story: The mayor ordered stepped-up police patrols after an informant apparently warned of a plan to bomb […]

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The Devil's game

Democracy Now! speaks with investigative reporter Robert Dreyfuss, author of Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam. An excerpt: JUAN GONZALEZ: Well, you no doubt heard the President's speech yesterday, and he talked for the first time about Islamo-fascism and the threat of domination from extremists, fundamentalist extremists. Your reaction to some of […]

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Blawgs

That's the nickname coined for law blogs. This NYT story looks at the proliferation of law blogs and asks why it's happening. An explanation of why so many lawyers dabble in politics may help explain: It's because law is so boring that you need an interesting hobby! :)

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