VERSE CASE SCENARIO
by Tony Peyser
The Ambassador’s Tricky Trifecta
VERSE CASE SCENARIO
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Carol Korreck
From the beginning, this presidency has been a media blitz. It has been all about marketing and getting those great photo ops. It seems blatantly obvious to me that if there is a need to sell a war to the American public, there must be a problem with the actual reasons for the intended war. Starting with the tragedy of the twin towers, this administration seized the opportunity to show our tough, fearless leader (who was finally coaxed away from "My Pet Goat") on top of a pile of debris with his megaphone promising revenge to the enemy who dared to inflict such catastrophe on United States soil.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Remembering the victims of 9-11 and their families, on this day, 6 years later!
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"Evidence that Bin Laden is still directing al-Qai'da operations, despite the best efforts of the US military and a $50m (£25m) price on his head, will be a blow to President George Bush who staked his reputation on winning the 'war on terror.'" Another "blow" for George Bush and the Repuglicans, has got to be that money does not buy everything!
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship
"We are a nation of Charlie Browns, with the Bush administration holding the football."
A journalist I know who has spent a lot of time in Iraq tells the story of talking to an American infantry major in Baghdad the day Saddam's statue was toppled in Firdos Square, almost four and a half years ago.
WORLD ENERGY WATCH
edited by Gloria Lalumia
The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources
SHELL COULD TAKE NUCLEAR OPTION TO MINE OIL FROM CANADIAN TAR SANDS
(The Independent, UK)
Dem Leaders Don't Understand the Role of Emotion in Framing the Political Debate, So Writes Drew Westen of Emory UniversityWritten by BuzzFlash
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
No matter how good your policies are, if you want to win hearts and minds, you really have to start with the heart. Otherwise, people don't care much what's on your mind.