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{Wednesday, April 09, 2003}

My Oscar "Backlash": "Stupid White Men" Back At #1, "Bowling" Breaks New Records
It appears that the Bush administration will have succeeded in colonizing Iraq sometime in the next few days. This is a blunder of such magnitude -- and we will pay for it for years to come. It was not worth the life of one single American kid in uniform, let alone the thousands of Iraqis who have died, and my condolences and prayers go out to all of them. Click to read entire letter
posted by STEVE 8:47 PM
By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Hold Your Applause
UMM QASR, Iraq — It's hard to smile when there's no water. It's hard to applaud when you're frightened. It's hard to say, "Thank you for liberating me," when liberation has meant that looters have ransacked everything from the grain silos to the local school, where they even took away the blackboard.
Click to READ: Hold Your Applause.html
posted by STEVE 7:16 PM
Kevin Sites and the Blogging Controversy
CNN war correspondent was told to shut down his popular site, touching off an ongoing debate on blogging as a legitimate form of journalism.
Are Weblogs one more tool in the arsenal used by online journalists to report the news?  Or does a blog’s typically individualistic voice and unfiltered attitude place it outside the journalist’s palette ?  These rhetorical questions have exploded into a raging debate among online journalism watchers following CNN’s decision to force war correspondent Kevin Sites to stop posting items to the popular blog he created while on assignment in northern Iraq. Click Here to Read Article
posted by STEVE 5:03 AM