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  1. Politics

    Anonymous Sources Say Sun Sets in the West!

    September 14, 2005 01:54 PM

    On Thursday night, President Bush is scheduled to address the nation about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. What will he say? Thanks to some careful cultivating of anonymous sources deep, deep inside the White House, the New York Times today... Continue reading

  2. Politics

    Oops! Cancel That Previous Thought

    September 13, 2005 12:49 PM

    For almost two-and-a-half years, writers for the editorial page of the Washington Times have gleefully lacerated anyone who dares to compare Iraq to Vietnam. Now these same contributors have been given a fresh target slightly closer to home-- themselves. In... Continue reading

  3. Behind the News

    Wherein We Pass on a $7,500 Sure Thing

    September 9, 2005 05:57 PM

    It's a given in the news business that every natural disaster is followed, as darkness follows sunset, by two things: Bogus information, and bogus charities. We were reassured this week that in the wake of Katrina both popped up. It... Continue reading

  4. Behind the News

    Some Trends Sprint, Some Trends Slog

    September 9, 2005 05:37 PM

    Has anybody heard of some place called Prague? A dispatch in this week's Village Voice has the scoop. In the first paragraph of its piece, entitled "Get out of Town: Americans Head to Europe for Cheaper Schools, Better Lives,"... Continue reading

  5. Behind the News

    Halliburton One-Liners: Who’s a Reader and Who’s a Writer?

    September 8, 2005 01:38 PM

    When Chuck D drops a reference to Halliburton in a song about Hurricane Katrina as he did Sunday -- "No answers from disaster/the masters hurtin'/So who the fuck we call -- Halliburton?" -- he almost sounds original. Almost. But... Continue reading

  6. Behind the News

    Katrina Produces Its Own Wizard of Oz

    September 7, 2005 01:10 PM

    After every natural or man-made disaster, relief workers need back-up generators. Journalists, on the other hand, need something slightly different: Great quote generators. Enter, to the delight of a quote-starved press corps, one Aaron Broussard. Over the past... Continue reading

  7. Bio

    Felix Gillette

    Felix Gillette writes about the media for The New York Observer.

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