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Entries by Marty Kaplan from 05/2007

Would Rupert Murdoch Have Let the WSJ Lead With This?

| Posted 05.03.2007 | Huffington Post

Murdoch is notorious for his hands-on involvement with his media properties, and for putting his thumb on the right side of the scales.

It's the Constitution, Stupid

| Posted 05.09.2007 | Huffington Post

"Debate" is no more the right word for these performances than "reality" is the right word for reality tv. What did we learn about Bush from the Republican primary debates before the 2000 election?

Did Jerry Falwell Go to Hell?

| Posted 05.16.2007 | Politics
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What Giuliani did, in effect, was to borrow Falwell's attack on liberals and aim it at Ron Paul. It was the kind of Republican indignation usually reserved for straw men, for caricatures of Democratic views.

Kill Illegals: Study

| Posted 05.18.2007 | Huffington Post

Executing illegal immigrants would have a more positive impact on the American economy than deportation or amnesty, says a new study issued by the Institute for Human Dignity, a Washington-based research center.

Oedipus Wrecks

| Posted 05.23.2007 | Politics
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Surely, when the president looks at his approval numbers, he, too, must have his own pet theories about why we Americans put him in the cellar. How might he explain our overwhelming rejection of him?

Ask Mr. Media

| Posted 05.31.2007 | Media
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Q: Now that it's an established fact that Plame was a covert CIA agent, won't all the media people who insisted she wasn't covert have to correct their misstatements? A: No. They can just deny they ever said it or ask you why you hate America.