Sunday, July 07, 2013

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?

  • Truest statement of the week

  • Norman Solomon on KPFA's Flashpoints.

  • Truest statement of the week II

  • Bruce A. Dixon.

    Editorial: Silence or stupidity (media coverage of...

    Iraq.  Is it better when the media ignores it or when it covers it poorly?

  • TV: MSNBC Exposed

  • Next week, Ava and C.I. may tackle PBS.  That was their plan until a friend raised the issue of MSNBC hosts flying to NYC to do their shows.  They're also trying to figure out whether to do a regular review or be creative if we have the fiction edition next week.

  • The important questions about the trip to Africa

  • Dona asked for short pieces.  This one was found by Rebecca and Ruth.  What's the problem with the photo?  C.I., Ava, Ty and Marcia saw it right away -- it looks like Barack's wearing a thong. 

  • ClassWar Films

  • We were asked to take a look at them and the belief was probably, "They'll love ClassWar Films."  We wanted to.  But how can you motivate people to get into the streets when you can't even call out Barack by name?

  • Robert Redford's new role

  • First up, we were supposed to note the following posts:

    "What's under that bad wig?"

    Cedric and Wally have been covering the embarrassing Robert Redford already.  So they needed credit.  We'll note it here since we forgot it in the article itself. 

  • How Shell Got Her Scowl Back

  • Stella got her groove, Shell Obama got her scowl.  Which apparently runs in the family.

  • All About Little Dick Durbin

  • Dick Durbin is a non-stop, never-ending embarrassment. 

  • Stan on the underwhelming Lone Ranger

  • Stan's look at The Lone Ranger is worth including as we cover summer films more than ever this summer.

  • Sky Pirates ground Morales (Deirdre Griswold, Work...

  • Repost of Workers World.

  • Highlights

  • Mike and the gang wrote this and we thank them for it.

    Barring any major news developments, next weekend will be the annual summer fiction edition.  So keep your fingers crossed.  (Or not if you don't like these summer read editions.)


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