Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Dubya, spying and Iraq

A bit of a catch-up post (mainly for personal note-taking purposes) on Dubya's speech from Sunday and his assertion on Monday that he would keep up with the spying on Americans because it could save millions and jillions of lives. Whitehouse.gov: Transcript of Bush's speech NYT: Asking for patience, Bush cites progress in Iraq NYT: In […]

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Funny stuff from The Onion

CIA Chief Admits To Torture After 6-hour Beating, Electrocution Rove Implicated in Santa Identity Leak

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(Seasonal greeting of your choice), world!

I'm on a bit of a Christmas break — one that will also be from blogging.  Not entirely, but I won't be posting very regularly from now until early next week. So whether you're obsessively addicted to this blog (a small, elite few, I must say), a casual visitor or whether you tripped over it […]

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Pity the poor New York journalist

Slate contributor Daniel Gross takes a less-than-sympathetic look at the economic plight of New York-area journalists (H/T to Kevin). An excerpt: Today, neither journalists nor their employers have aligned their self-perceptions with the wages they pay and the space they occupy in the world. For decades, companies like the media Big Three have seen themselves […]

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