Friday, October 13, 2006

One of these things is not like the others

Newsweek is on tear lately and their latest offering to the American public once again delivers a load of gossipy bullshit while international editions comprise stories about global warming extinctions and fascinating background on relations, or lack of, between the White House and North Korea. For instance, did we ever hear from the Bush administration, this reported behaviour:
On Sept. 19, 2005, North Korea signed a widely heralded denuclearization agreement with the United States, China, Russia, Japan and South Korea. Pyongyang pledged to "abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs." In return, Washington agreed that the United States and North Korea would "respect each other's sovereignty, exist peacefully together and take steps to normalize their relations."

Four days later, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sweeping financial sanctions against North Korea designed to cut off the country's access to the international banking system, branding it a "criminal state" guilty of counterfeiting, money laundering and trafficking in weapons of mass destruction.
But the newstand edition of Newsweek offers up readers decidedly uninteresting drivel about Mark Foley, something I'm thinking most Americans probably care nothing to read about. But what they won't read in their home grown editions is the recent behaviour of the White House toward North Korea or about what is now being viewed as the canary in the coal mine of global warming indicators.

I think it is fairly safe to assume that this pattern will continue throughout the next few weeks.


Anonymous hotpotatomash said...


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