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Thursday, October 30, 2003
Nuke notes (and other things)
Up to 40 countries are believed to be capable of manufacturing nuclear weapons, underlining the need to reinforce and update the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei told a French newspaper.I have trouble sleeping every night.
In yesterday's Los Angeles Times, Sonni Efron and Greg Miller write:
The newly retired head of the State Department's intelligence arm said Tuesday that the U.S. intelligence community "badly underperformed" for years in assessing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and should accept responsibility for its failure.I wonder if Ford was asked what he thought about the efforts to find the alleged weapons.
Fox News threatened to sue Fox Broadcasting for a parody that The Simpsons did of the Fox News Channel and that Fox Broadcasting has banned the use of news crawls in their entertainment programming, Simpsons creator Matt Groening said on the October 23 edition of the NPR program Fresh Air.
Fox News has denied the claim. Andrew Buncombe writes in yesterday's Independent:
Yesterday, Robert Zimmerman, a spokesman for Fox News Channel, denied that the news channel had ever threatened a lawsuit.Yeah that makes sense.
UPDATE: The Simpsons apparently has said Fox News didn't threaten to sue, which is interesting because it adds support to the idea that Fox News was actually amused by the parody. That is interesting because it suggests that maybe they understand their is something absurd about their effort to put forth the obviously false notion that they are "fair and balanced." 11:37 p.m. 11/01/03