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Film Gets Up Close With Iraqi Refugees

Two million Iraqis are living as refugees in Syria and Jordan, and the U.S. seems to be doing nothing to help the vast majority of them despite occupying their country while posing as a savior. A new film, “The Hard Way Home,” produced by the BBC to give faces to that depressing number, is available on YouTube in six parts. Here is the first.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Georgian President Checks In With Glenn Beck, Katie Couric

First the showdown with Russia, now the U.S. media tour: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili paid a virtual visit to American news shows on Wednesday, telling CBS News anchor Katie Couric that the Russians were violating the newly instated cease-fire agreement with Georgia, then being buttered up by CNN’s Glenn Beck, who reminded his audience that there are streets in Georgia “named after our president.”

Posted on Aug 14, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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McCain’s Irony-Challenged Diplomacy Primer

You’ve seen the quotation, now watch the clip of Sen. John McCain, either in deep denial or completely irony-impaired (those being the more generous of many possible interpretations), giving his pronouncement that “... in the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.” Oh.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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A No-No in Europe Is Just Ducky in the Mideast

John Stewart says it’s the “geopolitical equivalent of the fortune cookie [plus] ‘in bed’ ”: U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalizad (above) trashing Russia’s aggression but limiting comparison to the Iraq invasion by adding a qualifier that tells us we’re talking about someplace that matters to civilized people. Follow-up questions for extra credit: Is Georgia really in Europe? And how many Americans are worried right now the Russians will take Atlanta?

Posted on Aug 13, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


Jorge Ramos: the Anti-Lou Dobbs

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos isn’t just the host of L.A. and New York’s No. 1 news broadcast (in any language), he’s also a leading booster for the energy that Latin American immigrants bring to the U.S.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Celebrity Ad Wars: Obama Edition

Celebrities have become mere pawns in the tussle between John McCain and Barack Obama, both of whom have now released campaign ads accusing the other of being a celebrity and snuggling up to celebrities. Celebrities = bad!

Posted on Aug 11, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Bush Talks Politics at Olympics

In case you missed it, here’s part of President Bush’s sit-down with NBC’s Olympic host Bob Costas on Sunday, during which a somewhat squirmy Bush talked about what he said to Vladimir Putin during the opening festivities, lamenting how the fighting in Georgia was conflicting with the spirit of the Olympics.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


BBC Crew Survives Russian Rockets

A BBC team in Georgia was busy reporting on the conflict there when a Russian plane turned toward the journalists and opened fire.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


City of Walls

Americans seem to have bought into the idea that the “surge” is working, but this Baghdad journalist returned home to a city of walls and bloodshed.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘Left, Right & Center’: Are Dems Doomed? Also: China’s Close-Up

In the latest “Left, Right & Center,” Tony Blankley, Robert Scheer, Arianna Huffington and Matt Miller give their takes on the latest events from the campaign trail, the Beijing Olympic Games and who’s getting it right (if anyone) about the mounting energy crisis and how to handle it.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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