Jennifer Fox

Cohen brings satire of Americans to big screen

Sacha Baron Cohen, famous for his satirical style of comedy, is releasing a movie, Borat: Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

The basic premise: Cohen is Borat, a Kazakhi journalist sent to America to study its people and cultures.

No Americans were harmed in the filming of this movie--but many were embarrassed. An article on contactmusic.com states:

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Palestinian Prime Minister receives toxic mail

This short clip, from Palestinian TV and courtesy of Link TV, reveals a shocking allegation:

A letter addressed to the Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh contained what has been confirmed as a toxic substance. The letter was mailed from Tel Aviv.

The letter was opened at the office of the Deputy Prime Minister Naser al-Shaer. Seven employees sustained toxic inhalation related injuries, and the employee that opened the letter is in critical condition.

The headline for this clip on Mosaic's Web site is 'Israel Plans to Assassinate Haniyeh.'

Allow this clip a moment for the English voice-over to catch up.

Tony Snow fears far-left Liberals

Tony Snow proves what most already know--that Republicans are running scared following Ned Lamont's victory. Snow called Lamont's win 'a defining moment for the Democratic party'...but not in a good way.

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Ned Lamont wins CT Democratic primary

Chris Matthews delivers the news the netroots movement has been waiting for... LAMONT WINS!

Lamont sneaked by with a four percent margin of victory. Lieberman, during his concession speech, reiterated the fact that he will be running as an independent come November.

While Matthews interviews an MSNBC contributor, he asks, "What do you make of a guy that loses a primary, but says 'I’m running as a sore loser.'"

...hmmm, I guess we know how Matthews feels about Lieberman.

For more on the primary, check out the AlterNet article Lamont's Victory and Lieberman's Insult to Democracy.

Galloway rips pro-Israel media bias

The always controversial George Galloway was on Sky News and unloaded on the "Rupert Murdoch owned station" for its bias towards Israel. He started out by attacking their short-term memory regarding the conflict and tried to give the crisis more historical context:

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FOX and the 9/11 skeptics

James Fetzer, the Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and co-chair of the group Scholars for 9/11 Truth appeared on Heartland with John Kasich to discuss his theories. He manages to get his point across in spite of Kasich’s constant attempts to undermine his points.

Kasich, a former Republican politician, clearly isn't going to take the high road during this interview. He starts the segment, "With the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks approaching, so are a sea of overblown conspiracy theories, some going as far as to say our government was responsible." Shouldn’t the viewers be left to decide for themselves whether or not the theory is ‘overblown’ or farfetched?

He then gets the misinformation going right off the bat by stating, "You have said that bombs were planted inside the world trade center by President Bush's brother and cousin...are you--you can't be really serious about that charge."

No, Fetzer isn't serious, because that isn’t what he’s alleging. What he actually states is not that President Bush's relatives—brother Marvin Bush and cousin Wirt Walker III--physically planted bombs themselves, however, they did both work for a security company involved with both the World Trade Center and United Airlines.

Check out the rest of the clip to listen to Fetzer’s compelling argument.

Fox grills Repub on shameful estate tax ruse

The Republicans attempted to offset an increase in the minimum wage by tying it to a further reduction in the estate tax -- at tax paid by less than one half of one percent of Americans. This, while keeping its own salary in line with cost of living increases with a $3300 raise last month...

The video to the right shows just how much crap Republicans like Sam Brownback (R-KS) think they can sling to the American public. When Fox smacks Republican double-speak down, it's game over. Rough transcript:

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Al Jazeera coverage of Qana bombing

This posting, courtesy of Link TV's Mosaic, shows a news report from Al Jazeera. The images and stories are graphic, gritty and all too real. Watch how the Qana bombings were presented to the Arab world--this is not a watered down version like those shown on U.S. television.

The limp, broken bodies of children are shown being pulled out of the rubble. A young girl is interviewed. Two of her sisters are in the hospital, and five of her other siblings were killed. Her cousin, his wife and their five children were all killed. She says, "Thanks a lot to Condoleezza Rice for doing this to us. Our hopes were destroyed."

Watch this, and then try and explain why a ceasefire is a bad idea.

Chomsky meets with Hezbollah

Noam Chomsky proves why AlterNet readers voted him their most valuable progressive by visiting Lebanon and meeting with Hezbollah leader Nabil Qauq.

In May, Chomsky met with Qauq and visited the Al-Khiyam prison. Al-Khiyam is where Israeli forces kept Lebanese prisoners before the area was liberated in 2000.

Chomsky calls the liberation 'a victory for all the peoples that fight injustice and oppression.' Check out coverage of the trip from New TV, Lebanon.

For more in-depth coverage of Chomsky's visit, check out Znet.

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Israeli Ambassador blames Hezbollah for Qana massacre

At least 60 people in the Lebanese village of Qana were killed on Sunday in an Israeli airstrike, at least 37 of the victims were children.

on Meet the Press Tim Russert spoke with Dan Gillerman, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. about the Lebanese Prime Minister calling for an immediate cease fire in the wake of this airstrike. Gillerman states:

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