Sunday, April 13, 2008

GREAT MOMENTS IN MEDIA COVERAGE

GLEN GREENWALD, SALON In the past two weeks, the following events transpired. A Department of Justice memo, authored by John Yoo, was released which authorized torture and presidential lawbreaking. It was revealed that the Bush administration declared the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights to be inapplicable to "domestic military operations" within the U.S. The U.S. Attorney General appears to have fabricated a key event leading to the 9/11 attacks and made patently false statements about surveillance laws and related lawsuits. Barack Obama went bowling in Pennsylvania and had a low score.

Here are the number of times, according to NEXIS, that various topics have been mentioned in the media over the past thirty days: "

"Yoo and torture" - 102

"Mukasey and 9/11" - 73

"Yoo and Fourth Amendment" - 16

"Obama and bowling" - 1,043

"Obama and Wright" - 3,000+ (too many to be counted)

"Obama and patriotism" - 1,607

"Clinton and Lewinsky" - 1,079

1 Comments:

At April 14, 2008 3:56 PM, Anonymous Bruce Sigmon said...

I liked the way that Democracy Now! used to Obabma/bowling news as a lead to their coverage of the Orangeburg Massacre, noting that "forty years ago it was not easy for a black man to even enter some bowling alleys in the country"

 

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