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Friday, 06 April 2007 07:19

BuzzFlash Mailbag for April 6, 2007

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Friends,

Here is the "other" story concerning Iraqi oil. Given their history and decades old fight for nationalization of oil resources, the union workers probably represent the overwhelming majority of public opinion inside Iraq (voiceless at this juncture). The so-called "privatization" of Iraq's most valuable resource (note 115 billion gallons of crude) seems the heart of the matter now. It lends credence to the postulate: to know the real story, "follow the money."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

You'd have to call it progress when impeachment, which for almost a year has been a banned word in the corporate media and the halls of Congress, starts being discussed as a serious matter, even if it is only to say it shouldn't be done.

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by Dave Zirin

ANYBODY GOT $500 million collecting dust under the couch? If you live in Chicago, take a second look between those cushions. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has let it be known that the people of the Windy City could pay out as much as $500 million if they are awarded the 2016 Summer Games.

Afraid of a press conference, his video memento
Turned up on YouTube as his half-assed lo siento.

His words rang hollow, so there's no need to praise a
Bit of spin from El Newto; he's just a gorda cabeza.

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 NEWS ALERT

Some Republicans sure hate Muslims. We all remember Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) criticizing incoming congressman Keith Ellison - the first Muslim member of Congress - for wanting to use the Koran during an unofficial part of his swearing-in ceremony. But Texas State Sen. Dan Patrick has taken ignorance to a new level.

Thursday, 05 April 2007 09:39

Shirley Smith: Hahahahahahahahahaaaaagh!

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi establishing a shadow presidency? What a joke. Nothing like advertising your own incompetency to the public. The worst thing about this WP report is that it is so ill informed. (cough and spit) Why would Pelosi try to establish another shadow presidency, when we've had a secret and shadowy one under the Bush/Cheney GOP for years, already?

Thursday, 05 April 2007 08:33

BuzzFlash Mailbag for April 5, 2007

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Subject: Recess Nomination of Sam Fox

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by Danny Schechter, Mediachannel.org

Over a year ago, I wrote an article for Harvard's journalism journal Nieman Reports complaining about deeply flawed media coverage of credit and debt issues in America.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

After blasting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria, the White House has once again been caught in a web of hypocrisy. Many top Republicans - including the Bush Administration itself - have long worked with Syria without such criticism.

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