Newspeak: DON’T CALL IT WAR! IT’S ‘KINETIC MILITARY ACTION’

Slate.com “Retronym” is a word coined by Frank Mankiewicz, George McGovern’s campaign director, to delineate previously unnecessary distinctions. Examples include “acoustic guitar,” “analog watch,” “natural turf,” “two-parent family,” and “offline publication.” Bob Woodward’s new book, Bush at War, introduces a new Washington retronym: “kinetic” warfare. From page 150: For many days the war cabinet had been dancing around the basic […]

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Kettle Black: CNN rips Fox for ‘outrageous’ Libya report

LOS ANGELES – CNN’s senior international correspondent Nic Robertson angrily criticized Fox News’ defense correspondent Jennifer Griffin and foreign correspondent Steve Harrigan live on air Monday. Griffin reported she instructed Harrigan to skip a press tour of Moammar Gadhafi’s Libyan compound because he intended to use journalists as “human shields” against a rumored British army attack. On “Wolf Blitzer” late […]

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Katie Couric – Inside Job

Katie Couric interviews Charles Ferguson, writer and director of “Inside Job,” a new documentary that explores the origins of the 2008 financial meltdown. The 83rd annual Academy Awards were held last night in Los Angeles. The film Inside Job, about the nation’s financial crisis, was awarded best documentary. In his acceptance speech, Director Charles Ferguson drew applause after calling for […]

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