September 8, 2006

Web Reconnaissance for 09/08/2006

A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention.

Hugh Hewitt writes Simply Outrageous “Senate Democrats threaten ABC with legislative and regulatory reprisals because of a disagreement over the content of a film. I didn't think such a reprehensible action was possible in the era of robust First Amendment protections. Every time I think the Democrats have hit bottom, they dig a new basement.” (read more)

Jay Tea of Wizbang writes When the cure is worse than the disease “Let me make clear I've never been a big fan of Disney and ABC. When Disney bought ABC, I feared the worst -- and those fears were confirmed when Disney turned ABC into a marketing arm for the company. But now, with ABC's planned "docudrama" on the leadup to 9/11, I find myself in the very uncomfortable position of defending them. Just for the sake of argument, let's presume that all the program's critics are correct (a severely dubious possibility, but let's run with it).” (read more)

GayPatriot of Gay Patriot writes Iranian President Disgraces National Cathedral “Last night, the former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami spoke at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. First of all, I think it is simply outrageous that Khatami would be given a visa to begin with. And don’t start on me with “we are America and we should accept diverse viewpoints.” Bull. We are at war. And Khatami is no reformer, despite the attempt by the American media to portray him as such.” (read more)

William Teach writes Clintonistas: Freedom Of Speech Only Applies When We Say “You have to love liberals. They cannot stand it when someone criticizes them. They love to dish it out, but are pure woosies when the shoe is on the other foot. And the will whine to the point that they want to stifle Free Speech:” (read more)

Bill Roggio writes Two New As Sahab Productions: 9-11 & al-Muhajir “As Sahab, al-Qaeda's media/propaganda arm, has been on a media blitz this summer. The latest two releases, an audiotape from Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, al-Qaeda in Iraq's commander, and a video purportedly with stock footage of Osama bin Laden, speeches by Ayman al-Zawahiri and Azzam the American, and al-Qaeda training camps, the last will of two 9-11 attackers, and a meeting between Osama, Abu Hafs al-Masri and 9-11 planner Ramzi bin al-Shibh.” (read more)

Curt of Flopping Aces writes The Path To A Liberal Fantasy “Is anyone really surprised that ABC would bow to Saint Clinton: I find it so amazing that people are actually fighting this aspect of the story. The 9/11 Commission which was so front loaded with Clinton apologists like the one and only Gorelick and Ben-Veniste concluded that there indeed was a capture operation in the works and it was turned off by a member of Clintons team. Did it happen exactly as it depicts in the movie, who knows.” (read more)

Dan Riehl writes Bin Laden in 1998 “This is only a trick question if you happen to be a Democrat. If, as he now insists, Clinton was all over bin Laden once he became known, how is it ABC managed to get to him on camera for an interview in 1998, while lil' Willy was busy hosting Arafat in the Lincoln Bedroom? Bin Laden not only acknowledges his terrorism, he states clearly the US is a prime target. Maybe Clinton should have appointed Sam Donaldson from ABC instead of Sandy Berger. If nothing else, at least he might not have stolen documents from the National Archives.” (read more)

Cassandra writes Why Does The DNC Fear Free Speech? “Teri McAuliffe does not write the executives of the network demanding that they have access to the scripts and that kind of access. It just doesn't happen in America. Why don't you just let the information flow? Democracy is so important. Let the ideas out there. Let the American public decide if they want to watch a movie about Reagan or not. We don't really need the right wing telling us what we can and cannot watch on television. These words, spoken by a liberal pundit during the debate over CBS's controversial The Reagans in 2003, literally reek with irony today.” (read more)

Master Gunner of Tanker Brothers writes Denial Is Dangerous... “From a recent article ("France Rejects War On Terror") from Reuters: ‘It is the duty of France and Europe to show that the clash of civilizations is not inevitable,’ he said.’No one retains this wisdom, inherited from our history, as we, French and Europeans, do,’ he said. This is a one of the biggest problems with those against the War on Terror: denial. It's scary to think that there exists such a great divide between "Enlightened Europe" and the United States.” (read more)

Dafydd writes Deteriorata “I've read at least five articles in the antique media in the last week that included some variant on the phrase "the deteriorating situation in Iraq." It was almost as if the entire MSM held a meeting and picked that week's buzz words. According to the internationally accepted English-language dictionaries, "deteriorating" means "getting worse," of course; evidently, the media is using its own strange, new definition of which we were previously unaware. In fact, we have several very good measures of how well or ill the Iraq strategy is working. Let's start with the easiest: how do American military personnel in Iraq fare these days?” (read more)

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