Sunday, December 02, 2012

A note to our readers

Hey --

Another Sunday.

First up, we thank all who participated this edition which includes Dallas and the following:

The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess and Ava,
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),
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.

And what did we come up with

This was an obvious pick when it appeared in print Friday morning.
We've included links to the report Patrick Martin's highlighting because it's an important report. 
Our Bradley piece.  AP seems really eager to slant coverage the way a columnist -- or a Bob Somerby -- might while pretending they were just sticking to the facts.

Ava and C.I. had a planned piece.  I (Jim) asked them to tackle the topic of Assange's presentation instead.  Do they like the piece they wrote?  Not really, they say, but they're glad they worked Lynne Stewart in and hope that reminds people that Lynne remains a political prisoner.
Ann and Ava and C.I. weren't planning on reteaming for a piece this week.  But they asked her about a segment she'd blogged about, how it had ticked her off.  She explained that the segment was supposed to be about what women thought but all she heard were men.  That fit with Ava and C.I.'s plan to write about Don Gonyea's ridiculous 'report' on a female senator.  

For our Iraq coverage, we had a number of possibilities but went with Kobler's presentation and how it omitted women.  

Rebecca asked if we'd seen the list of the honorees?  We hadn't.  Does anyone take that family seriously anymore?  Ava and C.I. pointed out that Latino groups had earlier complained that none of the nominees were Hispanic and so Dona said, "Well then we really have to cover this."

Hint: It's not who you think.
A press release from Senator Murray's office.

I wanted to respost this regardless.  I was also hoping that we could do a piece similar to this on a variation topic; however, Rebecca was under the weather, Ava and C.I. didn't feel good and Ty was "tired and bored" so the idea died quickly.  Maybe next week.
A repost from Workers World.
Mike and the gang wrote this and we thank them for it.

 See you next week.


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