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Archive for April 12th, 2007
by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 8:34 PM EDT
Posted by Matthew Balan on April 12, 2007 – 13:21.
That didn’t take long at all. A few days after Don Imus’ racially-charged remarks about the Rutgers women’s basketball team, CNN set its sights on Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk radio hosts.
On Tuesday’s “Paula Zahn Now,” host Paula Zahn teased an upcoming segment by noting, “If you think some of the things Don Imus says are insulting, you haven’t heard anything yet.” She then played Rush Limbaugh’s criticism of embryonic stem cell advocate Michael J. Fox from last fall.
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by Suzie-Q @ 4:45 PM MDT
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has issued a letter directing government agencies to retain communications sent by emails from White House staffers who used non-governmental mail addresses, many of which had been issued by the Republican National Committee.”Following briefings from the White House and Republican National Committee that revealed an extensive volume of e-mails regarding official government business may have been destroyed by the RNC,” a statement accompanying the letter, obtained by RAW STORY, says. “Chairman Waxman directs government agencies to preserve e-mails received from or sent to non-governmental e-mail accounts used by White House staffers.”The House committee is also asking the agencies to provide “an inventory of all e-mails involving these accounts.”
The Waxman letter, which was sent to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and copied to Ranking Minority Member Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), was a reaction to a committee briefing whose revelations raised “serious concerns” about White House compliance with a federal act that requires the president to take all necessary measures to preserve official records and documentation.
by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 6:40 PM EDT
Paul Wolfowitz, the President of the World Bank, was fighting for his job yesterday after being forced to make an humiliating apology for ordering a huge pay rise and a promotion for his girlfriend, an official at the bank.
The board of the World Bank was meeting in Washington yesterday morning to decide the fate of Mr Wolfowitz, the controversial former US Deputy Defence Secretary, amid mounting speculation that he could be forced to resign or even be sacked, in what would be an unprecedented move.
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by Suzie-Q @ 2:24 PM MDT
“They say they have not been preserved. I don’t believe that!” he proclaimed. “You can’t erase e-mails, not today. They’ve gone through too many servers.”
Leahy threatened further action in response to the news. “Those e-mails are there, they just don’t want to produce them. We’ll subpoena them if necessary.”
The top Senate Democrat leading investigations into the dismissal of 8 U.S. Attorneys by the Justice Department is comparing e-mails lost by the Republican National Committee to President Richard Nixon’s famous “18-minute gap” in White House tape recordings.
“Now we are learning that the ‘off book’ communications they were having about these actions, by using Republican political email addresses, have not been preserved,” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said on the Senate floor.
He added, “Like the famous 18-minute gap in the Nixon White House tapes, it appears likely that key documentation has been erased or misplaced. This sounds like the Administration’s version of ‘the dog ate my homework.'”
The senator was referring to the Nixon White House tapes subpoenaed during the Watergate investigation. On one tape, there was an 18 1/2 minute gap. The former president’s secretary, Rose Mary Woods, claimed responsibility for “accidentally” erasing 5 minutes of the recording, but not the remainder of the gap. Further investigations raised questions about the veracity of her testimony.
by Lydia Cornell @ 10:55 AM PDT
Got this from our other site from my co-host Doug Basham, at BASHAM AND CORNELL PROGRESSIVE TALK
Doug says: And these “values” were only violated last week with the nappy headed ho’s comment? How about when Imus said…
On the New York Knicks: “chest-bumping pimps” the New York Crips.”
On superstar Gloria Estefan: “this little Chihuahua-looking ‘ho.”
On serial gay-killer Andrew Cunannan: “Why are they bothering to catch this guy? He’s just whacking off freaks!”
On Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a Native American: “The guy from F Troop.”
On CNN’s female anchors: “dyke-ie broads.”
On media critic Howard Kurtz: “boner-nosed, beanie-wearing Jew boy.”
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