Fun With The NY Daily News

September 3rd, 2006at 08:10pm Posted by Eli

Coupla interesting tidbits in the NY Daily News today. First up, I may have to start rooting for Andy Roddick:

Tennis hunk Andy Roddick has a sense of humor about the gossip columns. Last week, he was laughing with pals in the Lacoste suite at the U.S. Open about rumors of his romance with Maria Sharapova.

“Isn’t it amazing how much press you can get about something that isn’t true?” he said. “Except why are they calling us ‘Roddicova’? Why not ‘Sharadick’?”

Heh heh heh…

And then there’s this:

Ours is a government that is much better at wars against the press and the First Amendment than it is with a war like the one in Iraq. Ours is a government that now thinks it can convene a grand jury to get anything it wants out of reporters, starting with their confidential sources. But then if you ran a country the way the current administration does, turning this into an America in which the government’s version of things is the only one that is supposed to matter, you’d want to shut down investigative reporting and scare off whistleblowers, too.

(…)

[I]t is just Bush’s America, where the people in charge think that if they tell a lie often enough it eventually becomes the truth. And in Bush’s America, there is no longer any balancing test of any kind, no determination that if some information is leaked, even out of a grand jury, it might be more valuable than punishing the person who leaked it. It is a disgrace.

But it’s not from an editorial or opinion piece, it’s from a Mike Lupica sports column about the BALCO steroids scandal. Of course, it’s not exactly news to me that Lupica is not a fan of the Republicans…

Entry Filed under: Bush,Constitution,Media,Politics,Sports


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