Sunday, June 19, 2005

A note to our readers

It's another Sunday, another scramble.

We hopefully have something that will delight you or make you angry.

Once again we do our "Five Books, Five Minutes" which is becoming a popular feature. We also give ourselves a grade for our Tripping Point/Tipping Point edition two Sundays ago. (No, we didn't grade on a curve; however, like most of our posts this morning -- which is the reason for the delay -- they all seemed to come back with error messages when we tried to publish them and, worse, lose a paragraph or two.)

You'll also find another "Media Roundtable" which is a popular feature but really takes a toll to do. You're looking at an edited transcript. Comments haven't been edited but four different topic discussions were eliminated from the transcript.

To promote Democracy Now!'s Headlines being in English and Spanish (audio and transcript) we link to another entry offering you ten stories in both langauges. Get the word out on this. Thanks to Maria for her permission to repost.

We highlight C.I.'s editorial from this week on Todd S. Purdum and his smelly jock that's apparently impaired his judgement.

Which leaves us with the feature you all want to know about. Yes, it is here. Ava and C.I.'s latest TV review. They take on One Tree Hill. Before working on the editorial, we all needed some laughter and made a point to read from it aloud. We laughed and we bet you will too.

We've got two themes planned for the near future. And we reserve the right to do a "best of" edition this summer where we highlight various articles from past issues if things get out of hand (or if a number of us go on vacation).

The roundtable participants are listed. As are those participating in "Five Books, Five Minutes."
Ava and C.I. did the TV review while Rebecca, Dona, Ty, Jess, Kat and Jim worked on the critique (and response to an e-mail) article. Due to the late hour, Betty wasn't able to assist on that. The editorial is the work of Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, Ava, C.I., Rebecca and Kat.

We thank Kat, Rebecca and Betty for their help. We thank Dallas for hunting down or links.

And we thank our readers. As we've started to note each week, we thank C.I. The same way we would Ty, Jess, Dona, Ava or Jim because, like it or not, we've claimed C.I. as a Third Estate Sunday Reviewer. Have a great week and make a point to be your own media and get the word out on the Downing Street Memo.

-- Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess and Ava

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