Saturday, November 05, 2005

Take a Moment

A friend from Tennessee sent me this yesterday.

Take a moment to watch and hear Paul Fuscos's piece

on the losses

in this war.


And here is Sunny Daye with the Weather in DC.

And here is Jon Stewart on the lack of conviction(s) in that city.

And speaking of convictions,

here is a new one for the guy who kicked Bill Moyers off PBS.

Spending Inquiry for Top Official on Broadcasting
By Steven Labaton
New York Times
Published: November 5, 2005

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 - Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, the head of the federal agency that oversees most government broadcasts to foreign countries, including the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, is the subject of an inquiry into accusations of misuse of federal money and the use of phantom or unqualified employees, officials involved in that examination said on Friday.

Mr. Tomlinson was ousted from the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on Thursday after its inspector general concluded an investigation that was critical of him. That examination looked at his efforts as chairman of the corporation to seek more conservative programs on public radio and television.

In recent weeks, State Department investigators have seized records and e-mail from the Broadcasting Board of Governors, officials said. They have shared some material with the inspector general at the corporation, including e-mail traffic between Mr. Tomlinson and White House officials including Karl Rove, a senior adviser to President Bush and a close friend of Mr. Tomlinson.

Mr. Rove and Mr. Tomlinson became friends in the 1990's when they served on the Board for International Broadcasting, the predecessor agency to the board of governors. Mr. Rove played an important role in Mr. Tomlinson's appointment as chairman of the broadcasting board. "

As the Republican leader said.

The Democrats have no convictions.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

this piece made me cry deep down, for us all. MS

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully the Republicans will, too, have some convictions--for obstruction of justice, lying to the Congress, retaliatory use of treason to punish their enemies, ( i.e. anyone who disagrees with them,) exposing their pettiness while New Orleans flooded, stampeding the public opinion with color coded fear, etc, etc, etc...

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The corruption is beginning to look so wide spread that some folks other than the choir are beginning to notice.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The image is sobering. You always manage to bring things into perspective less one gets overjoyed with a little good news.

11:52 AM  
Blogger oZ said...

I have watched the piece three times. I still cry everytime. I suspect that the next time I watch it, it will make me angry. It is very powerful.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you. This is very powerful. And the Democrats DO have convictions. It's just that the ones with leadership can't get it together. If you are a Democrat, how about helping the rest of us out?

And maybe you can go to and see how the people of Malawi are starving to death and trying to be kept alive so they can fight AIDS.

12:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just finished looking at the Paul Fusco piece for the second time. The simplicity of the words, the raw emotion on the faces in these images, the haunting sound of taps brings home the utter waste. Over two thousand multiplied by their friends and families.

If we add the thousands of Iraqis and their friends and families, it is just too many to think about. Too many to grieve for.

Powerful and Heartbreaking.

8:58 PM  

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