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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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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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    AP / Emilio Morenatti

    Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect; More Fighting Possible

    Even though Israel has halted its attacks in the wake of the U.N.-brokered peace deal, Hezbollah says it is “our natural right” to fight any Israeli troops remaining in Lebanon. And many Israeli soldiers will, in fact, remain—until an international peacekeeping force reaches the area.

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    Soldiers Sue Army Over Mysterious Illness

    A number of American troops from the same unit in Iraq recently discovered they were all suffering from a mysterious set of illnesses.  Though their doctors couldn?t determine the source of the sickness, the soldiers came to believe their exposure to depleted uranium munitions was to blame, and decided to sue the U.S. Army.

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    Lebanon Postpones Crucial Cease-Fire Meeting

    The Lebanese cabinet has indefinitely postponed talks on the implementation of the impending cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah.  According to the BBC, ?the issue of Hezbollah’s disarmament and its military presence in southern Lebanon continues to cause major tensions within the fragile government.?

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