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Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Exhibition Opens

The international contest of satirical (and heavily anti-Semitic) cartoons comes in direct response to the publication in Western papers last year of images of the Prophet Muhammed. (Telling Gallery image here)

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Google Warns Against Using Its Name as Verb

The search engine company, which tries to affect an air of youthful nonconformity, legally admonished the Washington Post for using the word “google” as a generic verb to describe Internet search in general.

  • Online expert Steve Rubel calls it “one of the worst PR moves in history.”

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  • Darth Cheney
    From Daniel Kurtzman

    Is Dick Cheney a Sith Lord?

    That’s the undertone of Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin’s article about the widespread criticism of Dick Cheney’s suggestion that those who voted for Ned Lamont are aiding and abetting terrorists. Froomkin: “Cheney ... may have crossed the line that separates legitimate political discourse from hysteria.”

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    Movie poster
    From IMDB.com

    Documentary Exposes Movie Ratings Hypocrisies

    Have you ever wondered why the people who rate American movies (i.e. “PG-13” vs. “R”) consider nudity and foul language so much more dangerous to children than graphic depictions of violence? So did the guy who made this new movie. Read about him.

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    British Airways
    From MSNBC

    MSNBC: U.S. Pressured UK to Rush Terror Arrests

    American officials leaned on England to arrest the would-be plane bombers at least a week before British authorities wanted to move in, according to MSNBC. One British official suggested the attacks were not imminent; the suspects did not yet have plane tickets—some didn’t even have passports.
    Why did this allegedly happen? We have a (unfortunately justifiably) cynical answer. Click to the jump….

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    Arianna on CNN
    From CNN

    Huffington: Hold CNN Accountable for Lamont-Al Qaeda Slur

    Speaking on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Arianna Huffington said CNN host Chuck Roberts should be held accountable for saying that Ned Lamont is referred to as “The Al Qaeda candidate” when in fact no previous record of such an appellation exists.

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    Hersh: U.S. Aided Israel as Prep for War on Iran

    The Bush administration was “closely involved in the planning of Israel?s retaliatory attacks” on Hezbollah, the inestimable Seymour Hersh alleges in The New Yorker. Furthermore, writes Hersh, Bush & Co. saw the Israeli attacks “as a prelude to a potential American preemptive attack to destroy Iran?s nuclear installations.” Administration officials have denied the charges. Read the whole thing. (more…)

     

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    Ned Lamont
    From the AP

    A Vast Right- and Indie-Wing Conspiracy?

    After Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman both said that Ned Lamont’s Senate primary victory counted as a win for the terrorists, Lamont told the AP, “It surprised me ... it seemed almost orchestrated.”
    We were going to headline this “A Vast Right- and Left-Wing Conspiracy,” but couldn’t—now that Lieberman has given the middle finger to the left.

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    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    AP / Mehr News, Sajjad Safari

    Iranian Leader Starts Blog

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, has launched a personal Web log. His first entry scooped Gawker.com with the world’s first pictures of Tom Cruise’s and Katie Holmes’ baby, Suri.
    Kidding.
    The blog post rails against the U.S. and Israel, natch.

  • Hey, Arabic Farsi speakers: read the blog

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    Jill Carroll
    From the Christian Science Monitor

    Kidnapped Reporter Carroll: I Pleaded for a Quick Death

    Jill Carroll, the 28-year-old Christian Science Monitor freelancer who was held captive in Iraq for almost three months earlier this year, has gone public for the first time with the story of her ordeal. She recalls beseeching one of her captors to use a gun to kill her—rather than a knife—when it seemed her execution was imminent.

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