...Apparently, even the venerable Time Magazine, like other members of the MSM, has been cutting back in the wrong places. Today, it's obvious that they aren't paying for top quality headline writers.
From an article concerning diplomatic efforts to secure the release of internation health workers that the Libyan government had blamed for infecting children with HIV.
Behind Sarkozy's Libya Coup
Ummm....the way that headline is worded, I expected to read about tanks and guns and Muammar Ghaddafi's removal as dictator of Libya, and how new French President Nicolas Sarkozy engineered it.
Instead, the article talks about a Libyan invitation for Sarcozy to visit the country, politicking, and photo ops.
...The media has been completely fooled into thinking that it was about possible cancer.
From the Detroit Free Press -
No cancer found in President Bush's colon
Of course, that headline was more printable than the truth -
Kyl's nose found; amputation considered
...Newt Gingrich criticizes the Republican presidential field and threatens to run.
From Examiner.com -
Dismissing the GOP presidential field as a "pathetic" bunch of "pygmies," Newt Gingrich hinted Monday he might step in to beat Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.I don't know who he's trying to scare, but you know that the Democrats are drooling at the thought of going up against him in the general election.
"If, in mid-October, it's quite clear that one or more of the current candidates is strong enough to be a serious alternative to a Clinton-Obama ticket, you don't need me to run," the former House Speaker said at a breakfast sponsored by the American Spectator. "If it becomes patently obvious, as the morning paper points out, that the Democrats have raised a hundred million more than the Republicans, and at some point people decide we are going to get Hillary unless there's a radical change, then there's space for a candidate," he added. "So you'll know by mid-October one of those two futures is real."
...First, Mitt Romney lumps Democratic presidential candidates and U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama with terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden.
Then he tells people who object to it to "lighten up."
The issue is that he posed with and held a sign that said "No to Obama, Osama, and Chelsea's Mama."
He then called it a joke to shirk responsibility for his behavior.
"You know what? Lighten up slightly," Romney said. "There are a lot of jokes out
there. I'm not responsible for all the signs I see."
Wonder if he'd think it was a joke if one of his opponents posed with a sign that said "Protect your daughters - say no to Romney and Jeffs."
...And on the same topic, more or less, what is with the Republican obsession with Chelsea Clinton?
W's kids, Jenna and Barbara are busted for underage drinking, but that's OK. (Arrest info here)
One of George H.W.'s sons, Neil Bush, ran a savings and loan into the ground, and was bailed out by taxpayers. But that's OK, too. (Info here)
Other Presidential children and relatives have done embarrassing things; some, like Billy Carter, made themselves fair game by taking on a public role (he became a paid lobbyist for Libya.)
What has Chelsea Clinton done to earn the unceasing emnity of Republicans?
Grown up gracefully in the glare of the public spotlight, graduated from Stanford and later received a masters degree, and gone to work.
No arrests, rehab stints, or pardons necessary.
Maybe that's what ticks them off - she makes their kids look bad.
...On a totally non-wiseass note, my condolences go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Mike Coolbaugh. He was the first base coach for the Tulsa Drillers, a AA-level affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, when he was struck and killed by a line drive.
He was married, with two sons and a third child due in October.
An AP article on him is here.