November 17, 2006

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Show Summary: Is redeployment just a euphemism? Also, Lou Dobbs defends his method, and Al Jazeera English goes live... finally.

The Redeployment Method

With the midterm elections over, all eyes are on congressional Democrats, and their plans for U.S. involvement in Iraq. Party leaders talk a lot about troop “redeployment.” Critics respond that “withdrawal” is not an option. The media use the two terms interchangeably, leaving many confused about ...

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News Agenda

“Let’s be on the lookout for any statements from the Iraqi insurgents, who must be thrilled at the prospect of a Dem-controlled congress.” Those were the marching orders last week at Fox News Channel, the day after the Senate changed hands. It wasn’t the first time we’ve

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Gettin' Lou'd

Andrea Batista Schlesinger is somewhat obsessed with CNN’s Lou Dobbs. As executive director of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, she shares many of Dobbs’ concerns about the middle-class squeeze. After writing him an open letter earlier this year, she was invited to be a guest on ...

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Borderline Journalism

Lou Dobbs has his story, and he’s sticking to it. Every evening, the host of CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight features reports under headings like “Broken Borders” and “War on the Middle Class.” And people are responding – in the past three years, his audience has skyrocketed. ...

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Can’t COPA

Closing arguments are set for Monday in ACLU v. Gonzales, the latest chapter in the long saga of the Child Online Protection Act. Under the law, racy internet content would be put behind a virtual wall, which many websites argue would deter readers and slash ad revenue. But ...

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Best Of Times, Worst of Times

These are dark days for the newspaper industry. Almost every week brings news of worse profits and more job cuts. But a handful of family-owned papers, including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, have managed to insulate themselves from Wall ...

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All That Jaz

Move over, BBC – there’s a new game in town. This week, Al Jazeera finally launched its new English-language service. Al Jazeera English has correspondents stationed all over the world, and is fronted by some very well-known newsmen. But that wasn’t enough to win it a cable deal ...

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