Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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When you've avoided the phrase for six years, I guess it becomes more meaningful when you do use it

Political tea-leaf readers are still a-twitter over the fact that Dubya mentioned climate change in Tuesday's State of the Union speech. From the Washington Post story: … It was the first time in Bush's six years in office that he mentioned the issue in a State of the Union. And he did it while presenting […]

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Brit tabloid editor resigns over eavesdropping scandal

Andrew Coulson, editor of the News of the World, has resigned after his royals reporter and a private investigator were jailed for intercepting more than 600 messages for senior officials in the royal household. Some excerpts from the Guardian story: The ruse, which ended in (Clive) Goodman's “humiliation and disgrace”, involved the casual breach of security […]

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Sun reflection: The U.S.'s global warming 'insurance' strategy

Giant mirrors in space. Filling the atmosphere with reflective dust. The United States wants scientists to develop ways to reflect sunlight back into space, and they want that strategy included in next week's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, says the Guardian. It brings new meaning to the phrase “smoke and mirrors.” :) An excerpt: The […]

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