The [Friday] Papers
All I need to know about the Sex and the City movie I learned from Roger Ebert this morning: Carrie and Mr. Big buy a penthouse they name "Heaven on Fifth Avenue."
I mean, if Oprah actually used her celebrity status to lobby for health insurance and higher wages for the poor, they might not find a reason to follow her New Age nostrums anymore.
The Daley Show
RezkoWatch has the details, including this bit of unfortunate timing:
"A warrant was issued for Rezko's arrest on May 20, 2008, and federal authorities were notified about the outstanding warrant a week later, on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. The criminal complaint was filed on May 13, 2008, "with two counts of fraud stemming from $250,000 in gambling debts at Caesars Palace and $200,000 in markers at Bally's."
By a strange coincidence, U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) - to whom Rezko has been a long-term friend, personal real estate fairy, and political benefactor - returned to Las Vegas on May 27, 2008, to 'shore up his weaknesses in Nevada, which is in the heart of a must-win region if he is to take the presidency in November,' J. Patrick Coolican reported in the Las Vegas Sun. "
"Pfleger gave Obama's campaigns $1,500 between 1995 and 2001, including $200 in April 2001, about three months after Obama announced at least $100,000 in grants to St. Sabina programs."
I wonder if he's available for commencement speeches.
Trick customers into thinking they are required to be home today from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. to receive repair service.
A Little Cute
She can't go! All the plants are gonna die!
- Tim Willette
Teach The Children's Museum Well
Maybe the same voices who were pointing this out back then should gain some measure of credibility today instead of us having to listen to the same crappy pundits who are always wrong about everything.
Then again, it's not just pundits. It's reporters. Er, well, Katie Couric & Co. But reporters too.
"Speaking on The Early Show on CBS, Ms. Couric said the lack of skepticism shown by journalists about the Bush administration's case for war amounted to 'one of the most embarrassing chapters in American journalism,'" the New York Times reports. "She also said she sensed pressure from 'the corporations who own where we work and from the government itself to really squash any kind of dissent or any kind of questioning of it.' At the time, Ms. Couric was a host of Today on NBC.
"Another broadcast journalist also weighed in. Jessica Yellin, who worked for MSNBC in 2003 and now reports for CNN, said on Wednesday that journalists had been 'under enormous pressure from corporate executives, frankly, to make sure that this was a war presented in a way that was consistent with the patriotic fever in the nation.'
"On Thursday, she clarified her comments in a blog post, writing that her producers at MSNBC had wanted their coverage to reflect the patriotic mood of the country."
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Posted on May 30, 2008
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