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Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on July 27 at 9:05 AM

Fading power: Mahdi Army slowly losing influence over Iraqi Shiites.

Rising panic: India cracks down on security in Ahmedabad after explosion kills forty-five.

Welcome to the Jungle: Raid on Iowa meatpacking plant exposes inhumane working practices for undocumented workers.

Ferry verdict: Acquittal of owners of doomed ferry sparks outrage in Egypt.

Air supply: Qantas inspects oxygen tanks on damaged 747 that was forced to land in Manila Friday.

Slick operator: Contributions from oil industry spiked after John McCain voiced opposition to offshore drilling ban.

Sick, sad world: Teens charged in death, accused of yelling racist epithets as they fatally beat Mexican immigrant.

What really happened?: Police investigate cyclists’ alleged beating of driver during Critical Mass ride.

Slow justice: Fort Lawton veterans wrongly accused of violence exonerated after 64 years.

Off season: What Dino Rossi’s been up to the last four years.

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NWCN weekend news had a story this morning on those awful, awful "homophobic" NIKE ads and to illustrate the "controversy, they put up Slog commenters on screen. So embarrassing.

Posted by a new low | July 27, 2008 9:24 AM

You should have said up front that the Mexican immigrant story took place in Pennsylvania. As tragic as it is, there are more important, and local stories, to make The Morning News.

Posted by elswinger | July 27, 2008 11:24 AM

yes like Obama being on Meet The Press and discussing all that boring "old politics" stuff like foreign policy
transcript is at

Posted by PC | July 27, 2008 12:15 PM

What the "competition is saying, according to:

Firstly there is the usual and predictable and expected fundamental disagreement.

But INTENTIONAL supply reduction, deliberate closing of refineries, which IS the actual cause of lack of refinery capacity and therefore the cause of rising gasoline and diesel prices is not even under consideration here. Clueless media whores continue to expound sound and fury signifying nothing. Thanks to The Stranger all is not hopeless, just nearly so.
The good magician directs attention away from WHERE the "magical" slight-of-hand is actually taking place.
As does some "independent" media. (one more oxymoron for your lexicon)

In government, seniority rules will prevent most new ideas from being implemented in any meaningful way by new Senators, Representatives. Written letters to any in government carry more weight than e mail petitions.
But opinion polls trump all apparently.

Also (on a side note) We see from that above artickle that Larry "wide stance" Craig of Idaho, Senator and airport men's room devoté/deviate is STILL at play in the fields of the LORD. Maybe GOD loves gays after all.

Posted by russ | July 28, 2008 6:14 AM

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