Year: 2008

Politics

Chavez Tells U.S. Ambassador To Leave Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is recalling his ambassador from Washington.     The move comes less than a day after Bolivia’s leftist president, Evo Morales, ordered the U.S. ambassador on Wednesday to leave the country, blaming him for intensified opposition protests that shut down a natural gas pipeline to Brazil. A State Department […]

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Media Stuff
Politics
Television

TODAY’S WORD ON JOURNALISM . . . Monday, Sept. 1, 2008

http://tedsword.blogspot.com Fair & Balanced? “A newspaper cannot really congratulate itself on having got all the facts impartially when it has quoted at length from two uninformed idiots on opposing sides of an issue.” —A.J. Wiggins, former editor & publisher, The Ellsworth (Maine) American Speak up! Comment on the WORD at http://tedsword.blogspot.com. Feedback and suggestions–printable and […]

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Fun Stuff
Music

Radiohead Comes To Santa Barbara

Just wanted to give everyone a chance to see an article that a friend sent me from my old stomping grounds in Santa Barbara. Apparently Radiohead came to the County Bowl and wowed the crowd with an excellent lightshow and a long, fun playlist. Click here to see some video and a description of the […]

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Politics

TODAY’S WORD ON JOURNALISM – Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

It’s amazing how quotes from the past would work perfectly if they were said today. http://tedsword.blogspot.com What about well-meaning clamor? “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” –Martin Luther King […]

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Media Stuff

My Girlfriend Goes Big.

Rachel Maddow, shown filling in for Keith Olbermann on “Countdown” last month. Ms. Maddow will host the 9 p.m. hour beginning Sept. 8. (Ress Greenberg/ New York Times) From Bill Carter at the New York Times: Just in time for the closing rush of the presidential election, MSNBC is shaking up its prime-time programming lineup, […]

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