7/14: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

A Dallas feature film is slated for 2006, but Corey Anderson has the dream cast right now at American Idle.

THESE DAYS

Internet News commentator Roy Mark bemoans the decline in the number of women in the IT workforce.

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of one of the Islamic militants convicted in connection with the 1981 assassination of President Anwar Sadat, saying he had completed his sentence.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

David Edwin Marco II is keeping an eye on Karl Rove, Iraq, the London terror attacks, and human pesticide testing at Shining Light in Dark Corners.

TIME WASTERS

An extensive glossary of Carny lingo.

I got to Level 3 of the Planarity Flash Game.

Keep track of the impending Discovery shuttle flight at NASA.gov.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"It is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm."

-- Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, blaming liberalism for pedophile priests

 

"A jerk."

-- Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, on Rick Santorum

 

"[Mark] Yost's column is rubbish. It does serve one useful purpose, however. His column reminds that what ought to be despised are not brave and careful reporters who write honest and nuanced stories. That should be reserved for newspapers whose standards have fallen so low that they waste some of their dwindling editorial budgets on faux journalists so lazy that instead of putting in an honest day's work for their employer and their readers they just make up facts when truth gets in the way of their prejudices."

-- New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston, responding to a recent Pioneer Press editorial on the press coverage of the Iraq war by Associate Editor Mark Yost


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