William Katz: Urgent Agenda
APRIL 26, 2009
Another unbiased headline from AP: 100 Days of Obama: Turning Peril Into Possibility
This week marks 100 days. Just pretend it's an unpleasant medical test. We'll get past it.
Headline in the New York Times: At the Polls, Icelanders Punish Conservatives
It's probably true, but have you ever seen a headline in the MSM reading "Voters Punish Liberals"? If you do, wake me up.
APRIL 25, 2009
NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- While businesses around the world are hunkering down for survival, the Italian mob is living a golden moment. Italy's various organized crime syndicates -- often lumped together colloquially as Mafia Inc. -- are gobbling up gas stations, muscling in on supermarket franchises, making loans to cash-starved businesses, taking over trattorias and acquiring buildings in swank neighborhoods in Rome and Milan, investigators say. These mobsters have lots of what is in short supply for many businesses these days -- liquidity -- as well as centuries-honed expertise in preying on the vulnerable, whose ranks are swelling in the current financial crisis.
And you can be sure that no Mafia boss gets a $25-million bonus for failing. What do these people know that we don't know?
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich said on Friday he was disappointed at being barred from taking part in a TV reality show that drops celebrities in a jungle but still hoped to help promote it.
Seems to me that dropping him in a jungle would be the best thing the TV industry could do for its image.
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