Tuesday, February 17, 2004

The Sun with a little more on the Kerry "affair" with more quote from the father that doesn't mix with the stepford wives like statement earlier this week. Haiti is on the verge of a coup, so says Aristide. France is thinking of sending peacekeeper troops to Haiti which America is not gung-ho about. This would be France trying to extend its foreign power reach it thinks it still has. Somehow, I don't think the haitians would like for France to come back. EU is going to 25 members on May 1st, and this report is saying the transition is going to be tough, especially on the immigration reforms going on in the bigger EU countries basically cutting off workers movement across the continent. Russia facing threats of sanctions by the EU, of course EU is scared of actually putting sanctions on but the threat is there. Canada Scandal is heating up, Liberal MP John Bryden quit the party saying he has lost confidence in the party and prime minister Paul Martin. Iraqpress claims that the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization overchanged the country such as paying $245 for a ton of manure, where now they paid less than half, used tractors passed off as new. The UN says it will investigate, The BBC reputation of being bias or just really sloppy keeps on going on.. from the Kerry/Intern story that was published yesterday. "The Washington Post London correspondent Glenn Frankel, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former editor of the Post's Sunday magazine, defended his newspaper's editorial judgment. "We've been down this road many, many times before. We are extremely reluctant to follow this kind of thing up unless there is a really, really compelling public interest. We don't feel there is any reason to until it reaches a threshold. "All we have at the moment is that the woman's parents, who are republicans, don't like Senator Kerry. "In any case, nobody would be too shocked if Kerry lied about an affair. Even if someone came to us with photographs we still wouldn't run it. Lying to Don Imus [the radio host to whom Kerry gave his initial denial] is not a federal offence." The same story, same timestamp today. Mainstream media defence The Washington Post London correspondent Glenn Frankel, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former editor of the Post's Sunday magazine, defended his newspaper's editorial judgment, which has proved correct. "We've been down this road many, many times before. We are extremely reluctant to follow this kind of thing up unless there is a really, really compelling public interest. We don't feel there is any reason to until it reaches a threshold," he said. " I don't see anything wrong... do you?

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