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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Jamiat Ulama i Hind, Nawab Mumtaz Ali Bhutto, M F Hussain, McChrystal-Tillman - Daily show

The MF Husain controversy: Identity, intent and the rise of militant fascism

Jamiat upholds fatwa against Vande Mataram
The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind on Tuesday endorsed a fatwa issued by the influential Darul Uloom seminary at Deoband that calls on Muslims not to sing Vande Mataram as doing so was violative of Islam's faith in monotheism.

Readers will recall my repeated warnings that a man with Zardari’s reputation, who has no educational or political background and lacks all the other prerequisites of leadership, will be an absolute disaster in a minor office, let alone the top position in the country. This has proved to be true in a short period leading to a nationwide upheaval. His claim to fame rests entirely on being the husband of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and spending eight years in jail. Let us look at these laurels a bit closely. Nawab Mumtaz Ali Bhutto

"Daily Show" Beat "Meet The Press" To The Punch On Jon Krakauer - By The Huffington Post News Editors Daily Show" Beat "Meet The Press" To The Punch On Jon Krakauer By The Huffington Post News Editors - Here's an excellent observation from Mediaite's Rachel Sklar, who reminds us that while the "big news to come out of Meet The Press this week has been author Jon Krakauer's assertion that General Stanley McChrystal, commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was implicated in the cover-up about the death of Pat Tillman," that big news had already been more or less broken by Jon Stewart and The Daily Show: Krakauer was on [The Daily Show] over a month ago. It's surprising that this one flew under the radar, given how many sharp-eyed journalists, bloggers and media-watchers tune into the Daily Show, and regularly report on the news it makes. But it can and does happen, and happened here. What this says about Krakauer, McChrystal and his book is no different than what was picked up from Meet The Press. But what this says about so-called 'fake' news is, keep your eye on it. People with important things to say make a point of trying to say them on the Daily Show. So don't fall asleep before the interview. All of that is absolutely right, and it's worth pointing out that Stewart conducted his interview with a greater awareness of where the "news" is in an interview with Jon Krakauer. That meant that Daily Show viewers got an interview that began with the Pat Tillman story and went on for six probing minutes. Meanwhile, at Meet The Press, Krakauer sat on the set like window dressing, and the subject of Pat Tillman wasn't broached until the show's final sequence of questions. Why have him on then?

Clinton Moderates Settlements Statement After Palestinian Anger By The Huffington Post News Editors - MARRAKECH, Morocco — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday moderated her praise for Israel's offer to restrain, but not stop, its building of settlements in Palestinian areas. She said it falls short of U.S. expectations but would have a "significant and meaningful effect" on limiting the growth of Jewish settlements on land the Palestinians want for their own state. On Saturday her praise of Israel's offer to restrict its settlement activity drew widespread criticism from Arab nations who interpreted it as a softening of the U.S. position on settlements, which stand in the way of a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

See and listen for yourself.


November 04, 2009 8:37 AM  

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