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Bush lied, people died.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Some controversial comments from a CNN globe-trotter to USA Today's Peter Johnson:

"CNN's top war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, says that the press muzzled itself during the Iraq war. And, she says CNN 'was intimidated' by the Bush administration and Fox News, which 'put a climate of fear and self-censorship.' "

"As criticism of the war and its aftermath intensifies, Amanpour joins a chorus of journalists and pundits who charge that the media largely toed the Bush administration line in covering the war and, by doing so, failed to aggressively question the motives behind the invasion. . . .

"Said Amanpour: 'I think the press was muzzled, and I think the press self-muzzled. I'm sorry to say, but certainly television and, perhaps, to a certain extent, my station was intimidated by the administration and its foot soldiers at Fox News. And it did, in fact, put a climate of fear and self-censorship, in my view, in terms of the kind of broadcast work we did.' . . .

"Fox News spokeswoman Irena Briganti said of Amanpour's comments: 'Given the choice, it's better to be viewed as a foot soldier for Bush than a spokeswoman for al-Qaeda.' "

Apparently, professional journalist isn't one of the choices at Fox.

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Thursday, September 11, 2003
At White House insistence, the EPA eliminated information about the dangers of the environment in New York City after the World Trade Center attacks. So if gassing your own people is the mark of a terrible dictator who ought to be overthrown by forces of democracy....

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Wednesday, September 03, 2003
Arnold's newest action role: The Squirminator.

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