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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Insomnia is good for something

Catching up on your reading for example.

Terry Neal cuts through the White House talking points campaign to obscure the truth in New Orleans and reminds us of some of the other outrages being perpetrated by FEMA -- like censorship;

Tom Friedman and Maureen Dowd (subscription required) make you feel good intellectually and emotionally;

Agreeing with David Brooks is scary.

And some TV news watching too, where it appears the gloves are going to remain off for awhile.

I rarely watch the cable nets, sticking to go ol' liberal CNN when I do. There was some potentially blockbuster stuff last night with images of mutilated corpses in the New Orleans Convention Center. And of course it was a joy to see Darth Cheney meet up with a relative of Pat Leahy as he toured Gulfport.

Keith Olbermann used to do sports in Boston and I've never fully accepted the shift. But some of the stuff on his MSNBC show, particularly airing large chunks of Scott McClennan's Nixonian performance at the podium, sparring with David Gregory among others, was priceless.

On the whole, I'd rather be sleeping.


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