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Posted on: Jun 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Softball questions and a limited range of views made Brinkley's morning show a predecessor for the facile talkshow hosts who dominate our airwaves today.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Stephen Glass was no more fraudulent than the journal he wrote for: the so-called 'liberal New Republic'

Posted on: Feb 11, 2003, Source: AlterNet

In his rhetoric on Iraq, George Bush employs elaborate techniques of deceit to promote his agenda.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

There was no shortage of talking heads to analyse the State of the Union speech. It's a pity that very few of them were minorities or opposed to the war.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

In response to "weapons of mass destruction," the Pentagon is creating a new generation of kinder, gentler arms, including Weapons of Modest Destruction and Weapons of Nasty Scratches.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2001, Source: AlterNet

PBS's coddling of the Gipper is symptomatic of public affairs TV, which pays no heed to the victims of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted on: May 14, 2001, Source: AlterNet

We no more owe Vietnam an apology than my own Uncle Sam -- who squatted in and killed for my ancestral home -- owes me one.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2001, Source: AlterNet

A proposed tribute on the National Mall would help U.S. catch up to rest of world in honoring Reagan.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Every Monday, Oxford University wordsmith Dennis Hans dissects for XFL fans the obscure cultural and historical references of Brian Bosworth, the delightfully droll UPN color commentator.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Has anyone noticed that the player most exercised about marijuana smoking by NBA players is the one who would most benefit from a pre-game joint?

Posted on: Mar 5, 2001, Source: AlterNet

One candidate for Father of the Year is making his way in the global family marketplace by selling his name.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2001, Source: AlterNet

In a stirring development, a Colombian military tribunal has punished a "bad apple" whose actions in 1997 and 1998 besmirched the good name of the Colombian armed forces. Colonel Hernán Orozco was sentenced to 38 months in prison for trying to stop local paramilitaries' civilian massacre.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2001, Source: AlterNet

This is your brain. This is your brain trying to comprehend the different standards for drug advertisements.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Today, fabulous opportunities for girls and women abound, and nowhere more so than in the World Wrestling Federation. Consider Mandy and Victoria, two young actresses who broke into the WWF playing no-name "ho's" in the Godfather's stable...

Posted on: Oct 16, 2000, Source: AlterNet

One of the 237 independent candidates for president confirmed rumors of his swinging in the following address he delivered at a recent National Press Club gathering.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Conceived by entertainer and clothing mogul Kathie Lee Gifford, the DeKathieLee showcases the speed, dexterity, reflexes and stamina of the young ladies of the developing world who assemble our fashion and athletic apparel. Honduran Lucia Gonzales is favored to win the grueling "Race to the bottom."

Posted on: Sep 10, 2000, Source: AlterNet

The president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Lefthanders urged President Clinton to go to bat for lefties, who are locked out of second base, shortstop, third base, and catcher by Major League Baseball tradition.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2000, Source: AlterNet

The Women's National Basketball Association has broken new ground in Y2K. Players in the men's pro leagues must wait till they retire before doing alcohol ads, but WNBA all-star Lisa Leslie just teamed up with Bud Light to end that tradition, and to overcome a grave social injustice -- the fact that no demographic consumes alcohol LESS than black women.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Weeks of speculation and rumor have given way to fact, as Laura Kimberly Finwood confirmed today that she has acquired Dennis Mark Hans. The official merger date is August 26, pending FTC (Father Timothy Carney) approval.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2000, Source: AlterNet

"During the 1999 American League Championship Series on Fox Bud and Bud Light seemed to be the focus throughout the game. But the game also featured a 'anti-drug' ad. The audience, knows not to think of any form of alcohol when it hears the word 'drug.' Never mind that this particular audience desperately needs reminding that beer is an addictive drug."