The [Monday] Papers
"[This is] not a day for dancing in the streets" but for "reflection," suburban congressman Peter Roskam told WLS-AM this morning.
I have to agree. The scenes of folks chanting "USA! USA!" and cadets at West Point singing the national anthem make me uncomfortable.
On the other hand, a little humor can't hurt.
Osama Bin Laden- Family Guy
"Yet when death came to Osama bin Laden, it was not far from the Afghan border, the laboratory of global terrorism that had protected him from America's pursuit for the nearly 10 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that he was accused of helping plot.
"And it was Afghanistan - the remote and starkly beautiful Central Asian land - that played a decisive role in his 54 years of life. There, the well-born Arab evolved into a religious fanatic and learned the theology and practice of jihad.
"There, the exiled Saudi became the architect and paymaster of a far-flung, sophisticated and devastatingly effective terrorist organization - al-Qaeda."
Liveblogging Bin Laden
"With his tweets, 33-year-old Sohaib Athar, who moved to the sleepy town of Abbottabad to escape the big city, became in his own words 'the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.'"
We are a stupid nation.
"The tech left the office telling Blagojevich's people that no listening devices were found.
"But the bugs were, in fact, in place, the FBI was listening, and the State Police employee even knew where they were. He pretended not to detect them.
"That's because the Illinois State Police, the agency charged with protecting Blagojevich and his family, was at the same time secretly working with the FBI, providing them with inside information during a critical period of the probe against the former governor."
"In the end, Zagel dismissed the man on the grounds that he 'seems to be entirely detached from reality.'"
So, a peer as a juror.
Wow, that's only 12 days more than me.
Really? Is this what we're told?
"But when someone Tweeted or Facebooked the news about U.S. forces killing bin Laden, was that person actually breaking the news - or simply using social media to repeat the story they'd heard from someone else, who'd heard it from mainstream media."
Um, duh. Do you think anyone really believes "Facebook" breaks news like this?
In fact, I found out about bin Laden's death via Facebook. Then I e-mailed a friend. Then I turned on the TV. Finally, I logged onto the Internet and read the news online.
I think everyone understands that Facebook is largely - though not wholly - a distribution method for news. Just like most newspapers. After all, the Sun-Times didn't break the news either. So what's the difference?
PR Fills Vacuum
Media Toasts Royalty
Finally Below Average
The Ex-Sox Factor
Bulls and Bears
I Am A Security Guard
The Weekend in Chicago Rock
While Teresa and Jarek set the stage for their case against Alderman Gibbons, their effort to clean up Chicago takes an unexpected turn when a deadlocked jury acquits a corrupt city official. Suspicious, the two mount an investigation, only to discover that jury tampering is just the tip of the iceberg.
We'll also have the Bulls against the Hawks and, of course, the world's greatest jukebox. Stop in and exchange witty banter with Beachwood contributors and bar regulars. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Beachwood Tip Line: Tamper-proof.
Posted on May 2, 2011
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