Archive: September 25, 2005 - October 01, 2005

Yahoo Adds Bricks to China's 'Great Firewall'

The U.S. government apparently can't do anything about the bloggers and international online news sites whose coverage forced the politically embarrassing story of U.S. soldiers posting photos of mutilated Iraqis on the Internet.  The government of China has no such...

By Jefferson Morley | October 1, 2005; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (4)

Online Media Break Gore-for-Smut Story

La Republica and Corriere della Serra, two of Italy's top dailies, reported in August about an online "gallery of horrors" -- photos of mutilated Iraqis and Afghans that U.S. soldiers had posted on the Internet in return for access to...

By Jefferson Morley | September 30, 2005; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (27)

Clarification

Marc Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research writes to say he does not care to be described as a "Chavez supporter" as I identified him in a recent post. His explanation follows in the link below....

By Jefferson Morley | September 30, 2005; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Syria Still Squirming

U.N. investigator Detlef Mehlis has not found definitive evidence to prove Syrian involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, the Daily Star of Lebanon reported today. Mehlis, who visited Syria last week to interview senior Syrian...

By Jefferson Morley | September 29, 2005; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (4)

Venezuela, Cuba Decry U.S. Double Standard

When a Texas immigration judge ruled Tuesday that accused terrorist Luis Posada Carriles will not be deported to Venezuela, the pro-government media in Venezuela and Cuba denounced the decision. The Venezuelan ambassador to Washington described Carriles as "the Osama Bin...

By Jefferson Morley | September 29, 2005; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (13)

Pop Goes the Bubble

The difference between America and Australia: In America everybody's talking the possibility of a real estate bubble. In Australia, they're living it. Real estate prices in Sydney, which rose by about 175 percent from 1994 to 2004, have fallen 10...

By Jefferson Morley | September 28, 2005; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (20)

Thinking About Chavez

In response to the fierce reader debate over "Chavez to Foes: Pass the Ketchup," Craiger plaintively asked "so, who is right?" My take follows....

By Jefferson Morley | September 28, 2005; 8:48 AM ET | Comments (49)

Karen Hughes Catches Flak

In her first foreign trip to improve the image of the United States, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes impressed international online media commentators with her message discipline -- and her naivete. Hughes found her message greeted...

By Jefferson Morley | September 27, 2005; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (51)

Dylan From Afar

When Bob Dylan once sang "What looks large from a distance/close up is never that big," he could have been referring to his own reputation. With Martin Scorcese's admiring biopic, "No Direction Home," debuting Monday on broadcast television, the unpredictable...

By Jefferson Morley | September 26, 2005; 4:35 AM ET | Comments (24)

 

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