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More from the liberal media

Eric Alterman has written extensively on the false claims of liberal media bias. He seems to be on the correct side of most issues, but here's a clip from his latest post:

If you wanted to find the root problem of how and why the Bush administration has screwed up the world, the answer I think lies less in the fact of 9-11 than in the opportunity that 9-11 gave the neocons to implement a strategy they that long sought. This is not even remotely to say the same thing as the fact that they planned or allowed 9-11 to happen. (I once had to leave the Air America studio while co-hosting with Janeane G because she was buying into this argument sans, of course, evidence.) It is merely to note that had it not been 9-11, it would likely have been something else. And you can find its most pristine expression here from the man Matt Y called "America's Worst Pundit," Charles Krauthammer, who announced in February 2001: "America is no mere international citizen. It is the dominant power in the world, more dominant than any since Rome. Accordingly, America is in a position to reshape norms, alter expectations and create new realities. How? By unapologetic and implacable demonstrations of will."

Am I the only one who detects more than a whiff of fascism in this naked celebration of the triumph of "will"?

Symposium on 9/11 Air Traffic Control

Here's an interesting event coming up at Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum. I wonder it this might present an opportunity to get some more truth vibes out to the general population:

September 11, 2001

Taking Control of the Skies...
The Role of Air Traffic Control

Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 7:30pm
Admission: $10.00 ($8.00 for museum members)
Special VIP Buffet Dinner at 6:00 PM $25.00

Join us on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30 pm for a very special evening where members of New York Tracon, the region’s air traffic control center will recall the role that they played in the aftermath of September 11th.
Hear first hand about the crucial decisions made immediately after the second plane hit the World Trade Center and how quick thinking individuals were able to secure the air space. Their actions were crucial in the safe landing of over 4000 airplanes.

It’s a story rarely told and one that highlights the important role air traffic controllers play everyday.

Seating is limited and reservations are required.
For information and to reserve your seat, please call 516-572-4066.

Here's the web address:

http://www.cradleofaviation.org/

Buzzflash goes LIHOP?

Did anybody catch this Buzzflash editorial?

http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/node/381/print

It looks like they are close to the tipping point. Not many comments posted, but it looks like the momentum is in our favor.