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Archive for October 26th, 2007

Fox Business Infobabe or Porn Star?

Posted by Charles II on October 26, 2007

Via Barry Ritholtz, quiz begins here.

FOX sells skin.

Posted in Just for fun | 3 Comments »

Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on October 26, 2007

Alex, doing what he does best: pestering.

Lightfoot, doing what she does best: ignoring.

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Posted in Friday Cat Blogging | 3 Comments »

Talk To TNR? Naaah. Illegally Leak To Drudge? A-OK!

Posted by Phoenix Woman on October 26, 2007


Remember Scott Thomas Beauchamp, the US soldier in Iraq that the right-wing noise machine first denied existed, then tried to destroy (just like they did with Jamil Hussein) because he said things that they didn’t like?

Sounds like the Army (and the conservatives to whom it leaks) needs its own ethics panel:

…the soldier, Scott Thomas Beauchamp, came under withering criticism a few months ago by conservative bloggers who alleged he’d made up the stories about the troops. The Army conducted an internal investigation into the affair and concluded he’d largely fabricated them. TNR has stuck by Beauchamp, demanding that the Army publicly reveal whatever documents it had supporting the probe’s conclusion. The Army has refused. Well, guess what — the Army may not be willing to reveal its docs to TNR, the target of its investigation, but it has just acknowledged that someone internally has willingly leaked them to Matt Drudge.

This again calls into question the Army’s handling of this affair in a big way. It’s bad enough that the Army hasn’t been willing to show any transparency with regard to its probe into this. It’s worse still that someone — apparently an Army official — is leaking some of the probe docs to Drudge, likely as part of an effort to get back at TNR.

This goes beyond the Army’s being two-faced. As Glenn Greenwald mentions, this shows just how Bush and his cronies have, through their appointments of partisan hacks, TIG-welded the Army — which is supposed to be nonpartisan — to the right-wing media apparatus.

It is part and parcel of the Bush Junta’s politicizing and fascisizing institutions that the Founders had designed, and with very good reason, to be nonpartisan. The sad thing is that Bush has had seven years to rape every branch of government, from the Justice Department to FEMA and now the Department of Defense, and install his commissars and zampolit: Political hacks for whom ideology trumps country every time.   The one good thing is that their own greed is their undoing:  Many of these hacks bail on their government jobs because the pay is too low for them.

Posted in Bush, BushCo malfeasance, Busheviks, corruption, cronies, GOP bullying, GOP/Media Complex, half-vast rightwing conspiracy, Iraq war, Pentagon, Republicans acting badly, rightwing moral cripples, WTF? | 1 Comment »

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