Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A couple good reads

To wrap up for the evening, check out this great piece on Libby's dirty history, and learn a bit about the lies that are told about Clinton and the Chinese getting US missile tech.

Sir Oolius raises some pesky science issues regarding the avian flu (evian if you are on CNN) vaccine preparations and statements coming out of DC. This problem won't go away any time soon, either. H5N1 bird flu is now endemic in much of Asia, which means that we now get to fear it every year, and not just this one.

Does it look as bad as they say it does?

Depends on which strain develops, and what mutant we encounter here in the US. It probably won't kill more than a small percentage of those affected, but you won't hear that on the news... Its scare tactics 24/7!

O'Reilly just doesn't seem to get that being a rude asshole to women that work for him will get him sued.

From Media Matters (art 1, art 2)
On the November 3 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly called for "a full-body search" on his co-host, Lis Wiehl. During a conversation about a recent New York Sun editorial (subscription required) on a lawsuit over New York City's policy of subway bag checks, O'Reilly said: "Would you please -- would you please bring in some security to do a full-body search on ... Lis Wiehl." When Wiehl repeated, "I said my bags, not my body," O'Reilly responded, "Full-body search on Lis Wiehl right this minute. She asked for it." Wiehl is also an author, Harvard-trained law professor, and legal analyst for Fox News.
Fox News hosts Brit Hume and Bill O'Reilly recently turned their attention to their female co-hosts, remarking on their appearance, with O'Reilly asking the co-host of his nationally syndicated radio show, Lis Wiehl, to protest outside CBS studios in a bikini. Hume, appearing on Fox News' DaySide, told co-host Juliet Huddy that he dressed up for just for her, stating: "One more chance for a man my age to be on with Juliet Huddy."
I bet they think this is how to get the chicks without having to pay them. Make them uncomfortable on air. Class acts, those FNC boys.

Last on the list is the return of my Canadian Blog buddy, Andy at funcentral, scourge of the Canadian Right! And his very cute pupster, Dora.

by Robster @ 11/08/2005 12:04:00 AM PERMALink