July 02, 2004

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Friday, July 02, 2004


Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 opened and much more!

The Handover: Who Knew?

Americans awoke this past Monday to learn that the much-anticipated "handover" of sovereignty to Iraqi officials, scheduled for later in the week, had already happened. If the Coalition Provisional Authority was trying to avoid a violent attack during the ceremony, the strategy seemed to have worked. But after weeks of ...


Trial of the Century

Saddam Hussein had his first day in court this week, and gave a defiant performance that was watched closely by media all over the world. It offered another opportunity to reflect on the gulf separating Iraq coverage by Arab networks from that of their American counterparts. Earlier in the week, ...


Parenting the Internet

In a 5 to 4 decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Child Online Protection Act probably violates the First Amendment, and sent the case back to a lower court. This is the latest in an ongoing conflict between free speech and parental peace of mind - a ...


Mob Scene

In April of 2002 in the Russian city, Togliatti, a newspaper editor was shot to death in his car. Valery Ivanov was murdered following a series of stories in the Togliatti Observer exposing ties between the local mafia, businesses and corrupt law enforcement agencies in the region. Although shocking, the ...


Le Freakout: Part I

Despite repeated warnings from Bush Administration officials that terrorists could strike the U.S. this summer, most Americans have made more preparations for barbecues than for a potential attack. In the first of a two-part series on homeland security readiness, OTM's John Solomon looks at how the Bush Administration is doing ...



Listeners weigh in on our coverage of voter disenfranchisement in Florida, as well as our handling of the 9/11 Commission's recent reports.


More on Moore

Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 opened to blockbuster box offices numbers, making it the highest grossing documentary of all time. But like previous Moore films, it has been criticized as being more of a polemic than a serious work of journalism. Moore is accused of selectively representing the truth with footage ...


The Worst PR Job in the World

The Carlyle Group – a private equity house in Washington – is frequently mentioned in articles about the Bush administration’s many ties to businessmen dealing in the Middle East. Most recently, Michael Moore’s blockbusting anti-Bush bonanza singled out the firm for particular scrutiny. For years, countless websites have portrayed the ...


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