Sunday, April 27, 2008

A note to our readers

Hey --
Long edition. Partly because Ava and C.I. are sick with the cold that I (Jim) infected them with last weekend. They call me "carrier monkey."

But it's also a strong edition. Here's who helped out:

The Third Estate Sunday Review's Dona, Jess, Ty, Ava and Jim,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz,
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,

And Dallas. We thank everyone. What have we got?

Truest statement of the week -- Maya Angelou, obvious selection.

Editorial: Panhandle Media earns an F -- We've been saying it for over a year now, Class of 2007 war resisters got ignored by Panhandle Media. They refused to cover it.

TV: Mission Impossible -- Ava and C.I.'s TV commentary. It's a hit with us and we know it's going to be a huge hit with our readers. They're taking on broadcast and cable. Since two of the three cable incidents they are addressing are available for online streaming (links provided), they made an exception to the cable rule and they also bring in two broadcast television programs. And, of course, they hang the commentary on the frame of Mission Impossible. This one was a huge hit when they finished writing it and I read it out loud to everyone.

The truth about Panhandle Media -- Panhandle Media is toxic and breeding hate. In the process, they are running off their audience. It's called karma. And it happens each cycle. Everytime they get a little bit of credit, a little bit of attention, they run off their audience and it's several decades before they build up again only to, again, blow it.

Roundtable -- A more focused roundtable while we try out different techniques to get it into a managable time frame. Illustration by Betty's oldest son.

Vanity, they name is Jess Jackson Jr. -- Those pounds are coming back, Junior. Serves you right for lying to say someone else was vain.

Liar of the Week: David Corn -- Cornnuts. Thank you to a reader for tipping us off to the 'clarification.'

Campaigns -- A quick glance.

Highlights -- Mike, Kat, Cedric, Ruth, Marica, Wally, Betty, Rebecca and Elaine wrote this and selected the highlights except when otherwise noted.

That's it. See you next week.

-- Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, Ava and C.I.
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