Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Laugh a minute news

Been watching the so-far brilliant State of Play which makes this story seem all the more on-the-spot:
The GOP's $3 Billion Propaganda Organ

"Washington Times articles are routinely cited by C-SPAN, for instance, without explanations to viewers that the newspaper is financed by an ultra-right religious cult leader, a convicted tax fraud and a publicly identified money-launderer. Most American listeners just think they're getting straightforward news....

"Moon has key defenders, too, in the U.S. Congress, such as Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 2004, Moon was given space in the Senate’s Dirksen building for a coronation of himself as “savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent.” [See The Hill, June 22, 2004]"

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Gimme Back My Future

The shabby modernist utopia of the United Nations complex: go, and see. Phone booths! (Although, I don't care much for the chairs.)