Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Stormy MondayAnd by Hermes, this time they called it right:
- Power-packed launch of Richard Clarke's killer exposé, Against All Enemies, (in which I include the White House scallywags)
- The stunning assassination of wheelchair-bound Sheikh Yassin as he left that Gaza City mosque after dawn prayers. I tell you, no good will come of this.
- Devastating "60 minutes" interview the Sunday evening before the official March 22 official publication
- Blanket coverage on The Day, incl as damaging a set of interviews I've seen by NBC 'Today', Matt Lauer this time getting it right and behaving like an adult..
- The bizarrely-named National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was hung out to dry as she stammered and BS'd her way thru questions for which no convincing come-back exists. The best retort with which she'd been supplied was that of "retrospective rewriting of history." (There's something about that woman's hair and her slightly manic stare that makes me fear for her career path ...
- Acute reportage in the Daily Standard
- Wesley Clarke's supportive answers drove the stake home
- The UK's Guardian came thru with flying colours with a full feature, as did it with its coverage of the Israeli's chutzpah assassination using a surveillance drone and a Hellfire missile to take out Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the Hamas leader.
- The Financial Times also had its act together on this one.
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