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October 12, 2007

Another Awardee

Other people are getting prizes beside Al "Nobel Laureate But Reporters For Time Magazine Would Still Get Bored Having A Beer With Him" Gore. Robert Parry's reporting on the evaporation of habeas corpus for U.S. citizens is #1 in Project Censored's new list of last year's top 25 censored stories.

Parry's "winning" articles are here and here. Parry has also written a new piece on Gore questioning why he won't put his body where his mouth is and run for president. You can and should give money to Consortium News here.

Posted at October 12, 2007 02:02 PM | TrackBack

Argh! argh! argh! I give them money! I do! I do!

Posted by: Carol at October 12, 2007 02:28 PM

Good for Parry! He deserves it. If you order a copy of his book, "Neck Deep" part of the money goes to support the website. I highly recommend it.

Posted by: cemmcs at October 12, 2007 05:38 PM

John C., thanks for that first link especially.

I'm not as harsh as you about today's Al Gore; I think he was genuinely liberated by the election being stolen (after a year or so off to recover).

I've been grateful for his periodic speeches, each one of which has had a lot to recommend it (opposing the Iraq resolution and push for invasion in September 2002, decrying the Bush policy of torture in 2004 after the Abu Ghraib revelations, and -- my own favorite -- a call to Congress to do its job on civil liberties on MLK day in 2006). He's seemed to me far from a 'slavering attention hound', by the standards of someone with a lifetime in politics.

It's because of the way in which he's seemed freed up to say what he believes that I agree he shouldn't run for President. It would be excellent if he would hold candidates' feet to the fire on their lame policy proposals, before and after their election. In particular, I'd like him to make HRC's life a living hell if she becomes president -- in a principled and constructive way, of course. ;>

Posted by: Nell at October 12, 2007 05:55 PM

1-202-225-0100 SAY IMPEACH. (Hey, maybe it will help with environmental negotiations to get THEM out)

Posted by: Mike Meyer at October 12, 2007 11:20 PM

Somebody who can speak in complete coherent sentences would be rather refreshing IMO.

Posted by: PR at October 13, 2007 12:10 PM