Monday, November 15, 2004

It's bacon and eggs this morning

"This is For the Americans of Blackwater"

A bad election for old media
I had a theory in the 1980s that you could cover the presidential campaign from five rooms -- the two rooms in which the candidates' morning meetings were held and the three rooms, all on the West Side of Manhattan, in which the network producers and anchors decided what would run on the 6:30 newscasts. The interaction between the people in those five rooms pretty much determined what the voters would learn about the candidates and the campaigns.
'Power Talk!' – How the Information Revolution Defeated John Kerry
The crusade resulted in a call for Siegel to testify before Congress, an experience he describes as "humbling." A glowering Sen. John Glenn, for instance, inadvertently paid tribute to the effectiveness of his efforts, telling Siegel at the beginning of his interrogation, "So you're the guy who sent me a lifetime supply of teabags."
Validation by Defeat
A small but significant, because articulate, sliver of the Democratic Party seems to relish interpreting the party's defeat as validation. This preening faction reasons as follows: the re-election of George W. Bush proves that 51 percent of the electorate are homophobic, gun-obsessed, economically suicidal, antiscience, theocratic dunces. Therefore to be rejected by them is to have one's intellectual and moral superiority affirmed.

Keith Olbermann warns against conspiracy theories (no, really)
Keith Olbermann, who since the election has made the average democratundergorund moonbat look like a nobel laureate, is now warning people not to believe every conspiracy theory they read on the internet.
Kofi's continuing coverup
The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will hold a hearing this afternoon examining how Saddam Hussein abused the United Nations Oil for Food program. The panel is likely to hear testimony showing that earlier estimates that the Iraqi dictator stole approximately $10 billion from the program substantially underestimate the extent of the thievery. The Oil for Food program, which operated from 1996-2003, was supposed to be using these funds to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people.
The Senator vs. the U.N.
"In seeing what is happening at the UN," Coleman told me, "I am more troubled today than ever. I see a sinkhole of corruption." The United Nations and its secretary general are in a world of trouble.