Have you visited BuzzFlash this weekend? Here are thirteen things you're missing if you haven't. The first ten are on the Downing Street Memo.
Congressman Conyers hammers the Washington Post's Dana Milbank; "[Milbank] cherry-picks some facts, manufactures others out of whole cloth, and does a disservice to some 30 members of Congress."
John Conyers on His Historic Hearings on the Downing Street Memo 6/17
540,000 Petitions Delivered to President Bush Demanding Truth About Iraq War; Downing Street Memos Trigger Public Outrage Over Deception
Reposted: A Greg Palast Exclusive to BuzzFlash on May 4, "Impeachment Time: "Facts Were Fixed."
Democrats call for inquiry into 'Downing Street Memo' 6/18
Robert Parry: Mocking the Downing Street Memo 6/18
Questions Prompted by the Downing Street Memo
Knight Ridder reports the truth: "The two governments discussed ways to craft an ultimatum to Saddam on U.N. weapons inspectors that he would be sure to reject, providing an excuse for war " 6/18
Are the Downing Street Memos The Pentagon Papers of Our Time? 6/18
Joe Conason: Only our arrogant Washington press corps could think the Downing Street Memo wasn't news 6/17
"The Washington Post is reasserting its august judgment over what qualifies as news in the face of citizen complaints that it and other mainstream media outlets neglected leaked British memos about the deceptions behind George W. Bush’s war in Iraq." 6/17
BuzzFlash is covering the Downing Street Memo (has been leading the coverage of it from the start) but they are also covering other news as well. Here are three items not on the Downing Street Memo. (There are many more. The ten to three ratio doesn't reflect a percentage at BuzzFlash, just my own desire to note the Downing Street Memo.)
Hey Rep. Jones, Order of Freedom Fries with Your Crow? The Bird with the Word -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution from One Citizen
New leaked Pentagon memo: Torture techniques could put our top officials in prison 6/17
BuzzFlash Interviews Independent Congressman Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the Odds on Favorite to Succeed Independent Jim Jeffords in the Senate in 2006
And since Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts illustrations/comics/cartoons have kicked off huge interest in editorial cartoons among the community, let's note BuzzFlash's editorial comics/illustrations/cartoons (which are exclusive and original BuzzFlash content):
The Great Seal of the United States (The Bush Revisions) -- Editorial Cartoons by Andrew Wahl
Bush's Low Ratings -- Editorial Cartoon by Tony Peyser
Issue Failure -- Editorial Cartoons by Steve Bradenton
The Busheviks' Great Leap Forward -- An Editorial Cartoon by Kirk Anderson
In answer to Brandy's e-mail, Isaiah is planning his usual Sunday edition of The World Today Just Nuts. Friday was one of those bonuses. It's always been Isaiah's intention to offer an illustration on Sundays and when time permits or something strikes him, he offers one on others day.
Brandy noted that this was a big week with Ruth's Morning Edition Report appearing twice in the week, Kat's Kat's Korner (Coldplay's latest reviewed), Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts, Trina's humorous take on the AOL "election," and Wally's note to the community.
Brandy also noted Maria's rundown of ten articles from Democracy Now!'s Headlines. Maria did it this week. Miguel's done it before. Francisco's also interested in doing that as is Juan and it will probably rotate among them as long as they are interested. We're trying to be sure to get the word out that Democracy Now!'s Headlines are now available in Spanish each day (in transcript and audio).
Members make the community so thank you to the above as well as to members who e-mail to share articles and issues they are concerned with. Thanks, again, to Shirley and Martha for their help ("help," they did it all, thank you both) in getting the results of our election e-mailed out to members who don't receive the gina & krista round-robin. Thanks to Gina and Krista for their round-robin which is a huge contribution to the community. Thanks to Dallas who's always helping hunt down links (and will be helping The Third Estate Sunday Review tonight). Thanks to Ava for her note to the community this week.
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