Saturday, November 12, 2005

How Homo Edax Gets His News.

Below are some sources - besides the New York Times and Washington Post (which as of 7:48 on a Saturday morning has NOT YET arrived - GRRRRRRR!) that Homo Edax recommends for news, both on the web and on the radio:

These first three are news consolidators. Dailywarnews brings together local newspaper stories about the war from around the country and has a daily round up of casualty figures, as well as providing commentary. Antiwar is primarily commentary from U.S. and U.K. newspapers, while the last, watchingamerica, consolidates and translates news from around the world offering the world's perspective on U.S. foreign and domestic policy.

Juan Cole is one of the country's leading experts in the Middle East and, best of all, can read Arabic and has lived in Arab countries; his analysis is generally excellent and I would not dream of stating my day without him and a strong cup of java. Riverbend is the blog of a woman who lives in Iraq, hence your dose of daily life straight from a non-filtered source (hey, what a unique idea - an IRAQI talking about IRAQ'S future, instead of some clean cut know-nothing American defense or intelligence analyst on Fox or CNN). Tomdispatch is a national treasure - stories and voices you won't hear anywhere else.

On the radio there's:

WPFW 89.3, Democracy Now with Amy Goodman, weekday mornings at 8:00-9:00 AM (repeated from 6:00-7:00 PM).

Amy Goodman, quite simply put, should get the Medal of Freedom for her expose of U.S. sheenanigans from Haiti to Niger, from the corportate board room to our corporatized prison system. She recently covered (to cite but one example) Shell Oil's implication in the violent death of a Nigerian political and environmental activist.

Need a laugh? Try the Wall Street Journal editorial pages - there are few things more amusing than small children with knives and matches pretending to be adults with high opinions of themselves! (Victor David Hanson's ad hominem attacks on the French dressed as genuine political opinion are particularly humorous in a puerile sort of way). It would be a riot were those pages not taken so seriously by the Establishment.




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