Wednesday, August 02, 2006

does mexico exist in the media universe?

* laura:
"How can it be possible that with all of the military and intelligence in Iraq for three years, people, including Iraqis, still don't know who really are those committing these mass kidnappings under guise of being Iraqi police, with the GMC trucks?"
* amy:
"In Mexico, several hundred thousand protesters are camping out throughout Mexico City to show support for a full recount in last month’s presidential election. Presidential runner-up Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for the massive protest during a demonstration on Sunday that attracted up to 2 million people. The protests have brought the city’s business district to standstill."
does mexico exist in the media universe?

* amy:
"Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller has retired from the Army. On Monday he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, one of the Army's highest honors. Miller is the general who oversaw the interrogation of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib... Army experts say it now appears unlikely that Miller will face any disciplinary action in connection with the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal."

* via tpmm:
""A lawsuit filed yesterday asks a judge to toss out results of the June 6 special election that saw Republican Brian Bilbray defeat Democrat Francine Busby to finish the remaining term of disgraced former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham."

* via tpmm:
""NSA whistleblower Russell Tice sent out an email today informing the media and friends that he had been advised by his own lawyers not to talk on matters of the National Security Agency and most recently the federal grand jury subpoena that was served on him."

2 comments:

rimone said...

Presidential runner-up Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for the massive protest during a demonstration on Sunday that attracted up to 2 million people. The protests have brought the city’s business district to standstill."

when i read about this, just like when the 'orange revolution' was going on, i can only wonder WTF is wrong w/US, that nobody said 'boo' and not once, but twice (2000 and 2004). it breaks my heart.

lukery said...

the Orange Revolution really was a jarring juxtaposition - not only the fact that it occured, but also the media coverage.

more tears.