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June 16, 2005


I'll be on the Bruce Elliot Show on WBAL at 1090 AM in Baltimore tonight at 10:30 pm ET to talk about the Downing Street Memo. You can find a live stream if you go here and look in the upper right hand corner.

Posted at June 16, 2005 08:17 PM | TrackBack

How frustrating! Eliot presents himself as willing to have an open mind about this issue but in reality simply 'politely' ignores the facts. What on earth was he talking about sending in people to Iraq who kept getting killed?? I so admire you for your efforts. Also, AfterDowningStreet is down. So anyone going there to follow up on your 'conversation' will get a blank page

Posted by: mk at June 16, 2005 09:59 PM

I just listened to the show, and of course I'm curious: there's the show I heard, and the process that you participated in. I'm curious how they were different.

I can so rarely stand to listen to conservative anything that I caught myself thinking, "Yeah, he's right - there is nothing new here." Then my brain turned on, and I realized, but wait! - George Bush was pursuing a peaceful resolution in July 2002, AND! he was already determined to go to war. That's sorta kinda new. Classic doublethink, in fact.

I know what the truth is (er, I think I do). But it's amazing to confront the power of the dominant narrative, on the rare occasions when I don't consciously choose to avoid it. I'm interested to know how the talk show game might have been structured out of range of my hearing, that the truth took such a beating.

The comment by mk which just came up is right on, too.

Posted by: Aaron at June 16, 2005 10:05 PM

mk & Aaron,

Thanks for listening! I really appreciate it.

mk, I also don't know what he meant about sending people to Iraq who were killed. I'm happy to believe that happened, but it's news to me. has been crushed by traffic since this afternoon. It intermittently appears and then vanishes. Someone, somewhere is doing their best to get it up again.

Aaron, my experience was exactly like listening to it, except for the five seconds I got tacked on at the beginning and end. Oh, and also no one but me knew I was wearing a Santa Claus suit.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at June 16, 2005 10:14 PM has been crushed by traffic since this afternoon.
I confess I immediately thought: sabotage. However, the fact that it is being overwhelmed by traffic is apparently a testament to how desparate people are for information.

Posted by: mk at June 16, 2005 11:31 PM