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Entries by Eric Alterman from 09/2006

What a Great Country This Is

| Posted 09.01.2006 | Politics
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"Eric, please settle a bet. My wife says you are unable to mention two good things that are happening in the United States unrelated to the arts. I say it might take you a few hours but you can do it."

Poor, Indeed: The Census Poverty Data Debate, Continued

| Posted 09.05.2006 | Politics
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Whatever else the effects of welfare reform - both salutary and not so - one consequence appears to be that significant numbers of people are being left behind.

Katie's Cross Purposes

| Posted 09.06.2006 | Politics
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Uur affair ended last night when Couric said that she wanted to help restore "civility" to the public discourse and then announced she would have Rush Limbaugh help with the job.

Tricks of the Trade: Plus the Altercation Book Club

| Posted 09.07.2006 | Huffington Post

Has the Washington Post fallen so far from the ideal of actually trying to tell the public the truth when officials want it hidden that their reporters are actually unfamiliar with the practice?

Spun Dizzy

| Posted 09.08.2006 | Huffington Post

Former Fox pundit Tony Snow, apparently drawing inspiration from Joe McCarthy, pulled a fast one earlier this week before a startled White House press corps.

9/11: America Attacked Twice (And P.S., I'm Fired)

| Posted 09.11.2006 | Politics
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Who would have imagined in their worst nightmares that these political usurpers would employ the human catastrophe of 9/11 to continue the terrorists work for them?

Still Smearing Sontag

| Posted 09.12.2006 | Entertainment
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The Economist slandered Susan Sontag in her obituary, by saying she thought America got what it deserved on 9/11.

Odds and Ends

| Posted 09.14.2006 | Politics
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Can we please declare a moratorium on journalists quoting anonymous discussion forum posters as if their words imply anything at all?

9/11: Business as Usual

| Posted 09.15.2006 | Politics
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If only all coverage of the president's speech would take the time to unpack the obvious rhetorical gambits the White House uses in attacking its political opponents and muddying the waters.

Think Again: Radio Marti: "Hecka of a Job, Kenny"

| Posted 09.25.2006 | Huffington Post

The use of taxpayer dollars to subvert honest American journalism, while deplorable, seems hardly necessary.