By Steve Weinstein
By Devon Maloney
By Tessa Stuart
By Alison Flowers
By Albert Samaha
By Jesse Jarnow
By Eric Tsetsi
By Raillan Brooks
Sunday's talk shows were like paid political advertising for the George Bush re-election campaign. Reporters were reduced to talking airheads.
Cheney: "Good. No complaints."
Russert: "Do you prefer french fries or freedom fries?"
Cheney: "I don't eat them, whatever they're called."
Cheney: "Bob, I . . . I don't want to be in a position where I predict what my boss is going to do."
Schieffer: "I understand."
Instead of complaining about the U.S. press coverage, why not just skip it, or at least supplement it? Here is a very incomplete, short list of sites that will actually tell you what's going on:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC.ca/news/iraq): another strong alternative. Commonwealth Institute War Report (comw.org): an excellent resource for background articles on all aspects of the Iraq war.