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Open Letter to the President of the United States,

11.02.2003 · Posted in Editorials

The Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Celebrations The President of the United States The Executive Office of the President Dear President Bush: I am a French Citizen of Acadian descent with an avid interest in the history of France and the United-States of America. My ancestors were deported three times from North America by the British forces ...

Prime-time propaganda, it’s happened before…

10.23.2003 · Posted in Editorials

Few Americans know that up to the year 2000, there was a discrete government effort to propagate anti-drug messages into network television programming. Congress created this enormous fiscal incentive (over $ 25 million) for TV programmers to push anti-drug messages in their plots. “ER,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Chicago Hope,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “7th ...

Jay Leno And History

08.29.2003 · Posted in Editorials

Jay Leno’s writers, amongst many, have had a field day with portraying France as a country of cowards, surrender-monkeys. Even the most novice historians know that France surrendered to Nazi Germany in World War II in the midst of complete political and military collapse. Serious historians find this era fascinating and do not hold all ...

Marine Corps Officials endorse Chirac Bashing

08.26.2003 · Posted in Editorials

The thanxfornothing.com website headed by K. Cody of Hammonton New Jersey is the latest attempt at making a quick buck by selling a “political” deck of cards. The trend began with the DoD’s official Deck of most wanted Iraqi Officials and was quickly followed by many imitations including Newsmax’s so-called Deck of Weasels. The serious ...

The Spanish-American War

05.31.2003 · Posted in Editorials

The Spanish-American War was the first “media war.” During the 1890s, sensationalistic journalism manufactured dramatic events and was a powerful force that helped propel the United States into war with Spain. Newspaper owners William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer used melodrama, romance, and hyperbole to sell millions of newspapers, a style that became known as ...

NewsMax.com and French Bashing

05.12.2003 · Posted in Editorials

Christopher Ruddy, the former New York Post reporter who fuelled an industry of conspiracy buffs dedicated to the theory that Vince Foster was murdered, was my debating counterpart on Alan Colmes’ Fox News Radio program on Thursday May 8th. Christopher Ruddy is now Editor in Chief of the Newsmax.com website that recently apologized for running ...