NY Times finally runs a story on Roger Shuler, journalist detained in Alabama behind unconstitutional rulings, proceedings, with some key omissions....Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and generate $15 to PBC Podcast!
The Sunday Times 1/12/13 prominently featured the first story about the unlawful detention and treatment of blogger Roger Shuler. We break the story down, noting major omissions, and compliment Salon's Natasha Lennard for deleting a comment about Shuler at my request.
--Supreme Court hears oral arguments on validity of Obama's "recess appointments", which depend on the definition of "recess"
--Supreme Court turns down appeal of Arizona abortion restriction law
--Sunday's NY Times also laid out GOP gains in state government, and the resulting 70 abortion restriction laws passed in 2013
--Christie's bridge scandal morphs into federal audit of the spending of hurricane Sandy funds
--we note that Christie coverage blacked out important news on tainted water in W. Virginia, the fast track legislation for Trans Pacific Partnership, and a memo from NSA whistleblowers to Obama
--in a coma since 2005, Israeli leader Ariel Sharon was declared dead on Saturday
--Sharon's strategy of expanding settlements and blaming Palestinians continues to this day
--another American academic group passes resolution critical of Israeli policies
--in the final stage of Egypt's military coup last July, Gen. al-Sisi is asking people to ask him to run for president, Mubarek 2.0
--our cyberwarriors should stop spying on innocent Americans, and track down the crooks who hacked Target, Nieman-Marcus
--50 years ago, the surgeon general's report on tobacco led to huge changes: we thank Dr. Stan Glantz of UCSF; Mark Pertschuk and Julia Carol of Americans for Nonsmoker's Rights, and Jane Fonda, who funded them.