That is how former White House press secretary Scott McLellan characterized the White House press corps with respects to selling the Iraq War to the American people.
From the BBC: The family of an Iraqi journalist – who he claimed had been killed by gunmen in Baghdad – have appeared on Iraqi television, apparently safe and well. Dia al-Kawwaz, who lives in Jordan, said that several members of his family were killed by Shia gunmen on Sunday. But a taped report on [...]
The Iraqis are mightily pissed with Blackwater USA, a private security firm whose trigger-happy ways left nine Iraqis dead. Iraq wants to revoke the company’s operating licence, but can it do so?
From the AP story on CTV.ca: Giving its green screen a temporary rest, the Comedy Central series will air “Operation Silent Thunder: `The Daily Show’ in Iraq,” several onsite dispatches filed by Senior War Correspondent Rob Riggle. Riggle will provide what the network calls “in-depth coverage and insights from the front lines.” Riggle is a [...]
The Salon blurb: In his devastating new book, Ron Suskind shows how 9/11 allowed George W. Bush and his shadowy courtier, Dick Cheney, to “create whatever reality was convenient.”
Since I sometimes make scornful posts about Jon Stewart’s occasionally milquetoasty interviews, I should say he acquitted himself well Thursday night with Christopher Hitchens (available on The Daily Show site under ‘celebrity interviews‘).
The Daily Show had a fascinating interview Wednesday night with writer John Hockenberry who has written a piece on military bloggers for Wired magazine called The Blogs of War.
Jon Stewart had former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell on his show Wednesday night, and that had Stewart at his obsequious worst.
Eyebrows are raised over the awarding of two Peabodies, meant to symbolize broadcast journalism excellence.