US and freedom of press

Bush camp attacks newspaper ‘treason’

George Bush and Dick Cheney are calling The New York Times a disgrace, Republican congressmen say it is guilty of treason and demand the prosecution of the Editor, while a right-wing radio presenter suggests most of its readers must be ‘jihadists’. … Republicans in the House of Representatives prepared to table a motion yesterday condemning the newspaper.

You know what I find amusing? The Daily Telegraph, the UK’s most conservative non-tabloid newspaper, has some deal with The New York Times where they include a 4 page sampler issue of the NYT once a month – some news articles, and the opinion articles. To the thoroughly conservative Telegraph, the NYT’s shocking liberalism is apparently a lot less clear and obvious than it is to US readers.

Maybe it’s something to do with the fact that there are actually some genuinely vaguely liberal/left-wing newspapers in the UK, so we know how to tell the difference a bit better.

Claim the Earth game

Claim the Earth via Google Maps

Surprisingly addictive… it's a game where you can claim as many spots on the planet, zooming in to greater or lesser detail depending on the areas (I got in close enough to take Buckingham Palace in London). The value of your property rises depending how many people look at the area, and whether your property is one of the five closest to where they're looking. The idea is that if it gets popular enough, people might actually trade the locations for cash (as advertising space, for example), but for now it's just a fun way to improve your world geography.

See you by Stonehenge!

More on LiveJournal abuse

Popular Blogging Site Restricts Use of Breastfeeding Photos:LiveJournal cites images as 'inappropriate' and sends mothers to the virtual restroom.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 – Women on the popular blog site LiveJournal are calling foul at the company’s decision to brand images of breastfeeding as ‘inappropriate.’ Many users of the site have joined together to urge LiveJournal’s parent company SixApart to address their concerns and reevaluate the policy. [ More Info ]


Plus Nurse In and Protest.

And I'm still waiting for an answer to my question.

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