Questions, questions and more questions. And which answers do you believe? Our first on-air blog mention today focused on whether we're winning or losing on the ground in Iraq.
From a newspaper report:
American casualties from bomb attacks in Iraq have reached new heights in the last two months as insurgents have begun to deploy devices that leave armored vehicles increasingly vulnerable, according to military records.
And from a White House Press Briefing:
Question: Scott, can we get a clear "yes" or "no" answer on whether the President agrees on the Vice President's assessment that the insurgency is in "its last throes?" Is it a "yes" or "no"?
Click the link to see how long it took to finally get an answer. Then, use the comments here to let us know which view you agree with.
Our second blog tied to a detailed report we aired about the growing debate over pharmacists who refuse to dispense birth control pills.
In particular, the morning-after-pill seems to cause moral issues for some pharmacists. The blogger asks:
If its not contraception...then what is it? Contraception prevents pregnancies by not allowing eggs to be fertilized. Am I missing something here?
Now, that ongoing debate over the picture being used by Drudge and some others, showing Bill Clinton and an unknown woman. Here's the definitive answer from the photographer who took the picture.
His answer is likely to upset some folks who commented on our earlier link to the issue.
Another interesting question from a White House press briefing.
You have to give McClellan credit for his dance moves!
We also aired a piece today that drew some comparisons between Iraq and Vietnam. And, yes, there are some things that can be said about BOTH countries. But comparing Iraq to Houston, TX?
Read the Tom DeLay quotes. And make sure you check out the comments.
From an MSNBC blog, reporter David Shuster lays it on the line, detailing the White House Spin Cycle.
in part, Shuster writes:
And now, the public is tired of this deadly trip through fantasyland a place where White House P.R. strategies seem to matter more than holding anybody accountable for the war's mistakes and mismanagement.
Time now to bring up religion. I know that issue will get some of you folks typing away. Religion and Politics seem to be closely aligned in certain corners these days.
The blogger says "God is Not A Political Pawn."
for months right-wing radicals have been leading an ugly, ugly campaign to disparage the religious beliefs of liberals and paint them as somehow anti-God.
As we get set to wind things down for this post, a little "inside" info on broadcasting. FOX News and bug spray.
Stick with me on this one. Follow the link. Read the story. If employees ARE getting sick, something IS wrong with this picture.
And, in the sprit of fairness, it looks like NBC has problems of its own. With the TODAY Show Wedding Contest.
Legal problems. Spell that l-a-w-s-u-i-t. Oh, by the way, check back tonight. Right here. NBC is in another heated debate, too.
Here's another issue that picking up more and more coverage and
causing more and more problems for the White House. Again, the big issue is the "non-answers" to the questions. Of course, that's the issue BEYOND what happened. Follow the link and keep your eyes open for coverage in the next few days.
Something's definitely amiss here. Read this blog and then, please, tell me why this is happening.
You can't honor the men and women who have given their lives in the Iraq war?
Now, that's should be enough fodder for some comments now. Thanks for stopping by.