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Saturday, October 19, 2002


MY FELLOW AMERICAN UNIVERSITY BLOGGER, Josh Heit, has a nice up-and-coming blog which, like mine, covers news, sports and American U. Go check it out.


Thursday, October 17, 2002


MORE GOOD STUFF from the New Republic. Franklin Foer has a great piece on how the U.S. media operating out of Baghdad is manipulated by the Iraqis.

Check this out:

An ex-Iraqi intelligence official I contacted through the opposition Iraqi National Congress wrote a memo to me describing their tactics: sending women to seduce male reporters in their hotel rooms, planting false information with reporters, destroying reporters' equipment. The former Iraqi intelligence agent wrote, "Every journalist from abroad is considered a spy with a journalist cover. He should be followed and indicated and controlled one way or another."

And this comes out days after the media are insinuating that an actual election took place in Iraq this week. Fair and balanced? Hmm.

Fair and balanced? Hmm..


PETER BEINART has some prescient words about the Nobel Peace Prize in this week's The New Republic.


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