March 8  2003  Weekend Edition

Change of the Media Guard

Press corps doyenne gets no notice

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
  A long-running Washington tradition apparently ended last night when, for the first time in memory, the doyenne of the White House press corps was not called on in a presidential press conference.
  Syndicated columnist Helen Thomas, who has covered every president since John F. Kennedy, was relegated to the third row in last night's East Room event and if the memory of press corps veterans is accurate received her first presidential snub.

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Bush couldn't handle a question posed by Helen Thomas.  That's the reason Bush didn't call on Helen Thomas. 

The above story is by the Moonie publication, The Washington Times --  they didn't call Helen Thomas the dean of the   press corps, they used an archaic word such as doyenne -- a word that Bush surely doesn't know.

Who will take her place?  Or was this a temporary demotion of Helen Thomas?

Of course, in the meantime the above goose steppers will provide us with an accurate view of the news.

His daddy gave us the New World Order. Bush II gave us the New Media Order.

That was my inspiration for the above cartoon.


FACT-CHECKING THE BLONDE BANSHEE
Ann Coulter Is Unmasked
by Eric Alterman

I first met Ann Coulter in 1996 when we were both hired to be pundits on the new cable news station, MSNBC. Still just a right-wing congressional aide, she had been hired without even a hint of journalistic experience, but with a mouth so vicious she made her fellow leggy blonde pundit, Laura Ingraham, look and sound like Mary Tyler Moore in comparison.

Coulter was eventually fired when she attacked a disabled Vietnam veteran on the air, screaming, "People like you caused us to lose that war." But this was just one of many incidents where she had leaped over the bounds of good taste into the kind of talk that is usually reserved for bleachers or bar-fights.
The sheer weight of Coulter's factual errors demonstrates "the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of a journalistic culture that allows her near a microphone, much less a printing press."

Ann Coulter is also in the cartoon I did for today's edition.  I know of no other "pundit" on the left that can hold a candle to her.


"President Bush and National Security Guard Tom Ridge launched the new Department of Homeland Security, just 24 hours after taking us down to threat level French -- I'm sorry, I mean threat level yellow." Craig Kilborn


 

South Korean Anti-War Poster

North Korea set to test missile
Deutsche Welle, Germany - 3-8-03
North Korea has issued a warning to shipping in the sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea indicating that it intends to continue nuclear testing in the area ...
       North Korea warning may mean missile test - Canton Repository
       North Korea warns ships in the Sea of Japan - Deutsche Welle
       North Korea plans missile test - United Press International
       Voice of America - Boston Globe - 

Report: North Korea Planned to Take US Plane Hostage
Voice of America - 3-8-03
... On Friday, North Korea ordered ships to avoid a portion of the Sea of Japan, which US officials believe will be used to test a missile. ..

Some Evidence on Iraq Called Fake
U.N. Nuclear Inspector Says Documents on Purchases Were Forged

By Joby Warrick
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, March 8, 2003

A key piece of evidence linking Iraq to a nuclear weapons program appears to have been fabricated, the United Nations' chief nuclear inspector said yesterday in a report that called into question U.S. and British claims about Iraq's secret nuclear ambitions.

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Do as we say not as we do.

I have this finger on the biggest weapons of mass destruction. Feel better?

 

Some Evidence on Iraq Called Fake
U.N. Nuclear Inspector Says Documents on Purchases Were Forged

By Joby Warrick
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, March 8, 2003

A key piece of evidence linking Iraq to a nuclear weapons program appears to have been fabricated, the United Nations' chief nuclear inspector said yesterday in a report that called into question U.S. and British claims about Iraq's secret nuclear ambitions.


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