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Entries by Robert Weller from 10/2010

Afghan War Drones On

| Posted 10.03.2010 | Media

There is a simple way to keep a country at war: language tricks that obscure what is going on. The Afghanistan War has contributed several. The most widely used is "militants."

France's Gordon Gecko Likely Off to Prison

| Posted 10.05.2010 | Business

The Gordon-Gecko-of-France's sentence was pathetically short compared to the 20 years the fictional character played by Michael Douglas was ordered to serve.

La Stupenda, Dame Joan Sutherland, Dies

| Posted 10.11.2010 | Entertainment

Considered by many to be the coloratura soprano of the past century, Dame Joan Sutherland has died. Australian media said the Sydney-born bel canto diva died at age 83 in Switzerland.

China Officially Recognizes Its Nobel Peace Prize Winner

| Posted 10.13.2010 | Politics

China has let the secret out -- dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Prize for Peace last week. The official China Daily reported it in an article quoting a Norwegian judge/writer who said the selection of Liu was wrong.

Pentagon Prepares For New Wikileaks Data Dump

| Posted 10.15.2010 | Politics

Despite a worldwide campaign to discredit Wikileaks and founder Julian Assange, the organization is expected to release thousands more classified docu...

What's Driving American Journalism? Is There a Driver at All?

| Posted 10.18.2010 | Media

Are there objectivity problems in the media? Is there any such thing as objectivity?

Saudi Prince Receives Life Sentence After Brutally Murdering His Alleged Homosexual Partner

| Posted 10.20.2010 | World

Diplomatic immunity apparently doesn't cover brutal murders, not even for a Saudi prince. This was shown by a London jury's conviction this week of a Saudi King's grandson, arrested for murdering a servant described as his lover.

The Man Without a Country

| Posted 10.26.2010 | Media

With his native Australia abandoning him, and Sweden chasing him away with sex charges that clearly are not being pursued, Julian Assange may soon qualify as this century's "Man Without A Country."