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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

In The News

  • A noted graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism tore up her diploma in protest to the visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Columbia campus.
  • While Ahmadinejad visits NY, Iranian Officer arrested for smuggling roadside bombs into Iraq. Via Fox News
  • And during his speech, Ahmadinejad sidestepped the question as to whether or not Iran persecuted gays: "We don’t have homosexuals, like in your country," he answered. In Iran, they get hung!

  • New York Times backpedals again, says MoveOn.org ad may have violated own internal acceptability manual that states, “We do not accept opinion advertisements that are attacks of a personal nature.” New York Times
  • After first denying it, the New York Times now admits that it gave MoveOn.org a special discount for its liberal "General Betray Us" ad. "The public editor for The New York Times slammed his employer Sunday in a column, saying the newspaper violated its policies by cutting MoveOn.org a deal on a controversial ad criticizing the top U.S. military commander in Iraq."

  • Republican Newt Gingrich comes closer to declaring his candidacy for president, by saying that if there is $30 million in pledges for his campaign, he may run.

  • NBC Rains on Rate Cut: "Beware of the Downside of Any Economic Upturn".


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