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http://www.rrj.ca/issue/2005/summer/549/ The Onion AV Club published a review recently of a Norm MacDonald film. I’m not a huge fan of Norm, but his brother Neil is another story. Believe it or not, one of America’s most gormless comic clowns is the brother of Canada’s hardest-ass newsman. Neil MacDonald has been reporting for CBC News for […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080229/wl_nm/palestinians_israel_dc_14;_ylt=AhffXMGvX6aMyW9cV0w_oQIE1vAI A senior Israeli defense official said on Friday that Palestinians firing rockets from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip would bring upon themselves what he termed a “shoah,” the Hebrew word for holocaust or disaster. Israel continues to reinforce its image as a big, cloddish bully, this time by invoking its own history of horror and […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080123/wl_nm/palestinians_egypt_blast_dc_7 Congratulations, Israel, on granting Hosni Mubarak a stage on which to present himself as a humanitarian and supporter of peace: Palestinians in the Gaza Strip demolished part of the “security” fence on the Egyptian border, and flooded in to buy necessaries that the Israeli government are denying them – by denying electricity and trade […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070313/ap_en_mo/iran300_movie;_ylt=AquHEOJjD1twEiUSVI8nV3jqChkF The hit American movie “300” has angered Iranians who say the Greeks-vs-Persians action flick insults their ancient culture and provokes animosity against Iran… “The film depicts Iranians as demons, without culture, feeling or humanity, who think of nothing except attacking other nations and killing people,” Ayende-No said in its article Tuesday. I would suggest […]

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World – Reuters – Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/i/586 Instant cynicism – just add headlines: Baghdad morgue took 16,000 bodies in 2006 Rice tells Abbas U.S. will expand peace drive

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061121/wl_nm/lebanon_minister_reaction_dc_2 Another Lebanese political assassination, another empty political remark from George W. Bush: Bush said the United States backed Lebanese efforts to “defend their democracy against attempts by Syria, Iran and allies to foment instability and violence in that important country.” I like how he lists those countries against whom Lebanon can self-defend. The subtext […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061108/wl_nm/mideast_usa_dc_2 “The United States is deeply saddened by the injuries and loss of life in Gaza today,” Bush said in a statement. “We have seen the Israeli government’s apology and understand an investigation has begun.” I’m confused – and I mean this sincerely – as to why the Israeli bombing of Gaza merits a chastisement […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060826/wl_nm/mideast_lebanon_hizbollah_dc_2 While I loathe Israel’s disproportionate response, it’s important to remember that Hezbollah seems equally disinterested in how many innocent civilians became Lebanese casualties. Here, the deputy leader of the guerrilla group expresses shock – but not dismay – over the force of the attack. The magnitude of the Israeli response to Hizbollah’s cross-border operation […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060815/ap_on_re_mi_ea/gaza_journalists_9 Two Fox News reporters were kidnapped today, and the word is that: Fox representatives had told her negotiations for their release were already under way. Suggested headline: FOX NEWS NEGOTIATES WITH TERRORISTS

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Israel keeps up pressure

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e68134dc-55a7-411d-a307-533f072240ab&k=761 Israel vowed yesterday to keep up its military offensive against Hezbollah, as one of the country’s senior generals said the air strike that killed four unarmed peacekeepers, including Canadian Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener, at a United Nations post on Tuesday was deliberate but accidental. If nothing else comes out of the current crisis in […]

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