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Ted Rall’s Revenge, Part II

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

  As I wrote last week (“Ted Rall’s Bawls,” 8/18), Rall had initiated litigation against Hellman in the wake of the e-mail prank that Hellman, a well-known jokester, played on him after his controversial Village Voice article attacking comics-world powerbroker Art Spiegelman. Rall claimed that the prank–which involved a satirically self-aggrandizing letter entitled “Ted Rall’s [&hellip
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Village Voice 1, Alt Press 0

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

What McGowan’s referring to is the harassment complaint that’s been filed against him in Manhattan Criminal Court by Sean Hannity and Steve Malzberg, the unintelligent right-wing WABC talk-radio bleacher bums. Apparently, McGowan peppered the radio personalities with hundreds of critical, sometimes abusive, faxes between January and June of this year, with the result that Hannity [&hellip
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Burn Woodstock, Burn; Dr. Laura’s Obscene

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Or perhaps the now-famous Mercedes that was flipped over and destroyed could have exploded under the stress, eliminating some of the thick-necked, shorn-headed middle-class thugs who create the contexts for America’s Columbines. Or else the swine could have just beaten each other with fence posts into ineffectual stupors. Even North Jersey wiggers in ballcaps can’t rape adolescent girls if they—the wiggers—happen [&hellip
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The Nation Explains Youth Violence

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

There’s a depressing, not to mention inadvertently funny, article in the July 19 Nation that’s worth examining for anyone who’s fascinated, as I am, by the left’s effeteness and milksop inefficacy. How do these people presume to accomplish anything of worth if their magazines keep defining themselves with articles like this one? Entitled “Did Buffy Do It?” the article, by [&hellip
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REPORTS FROM THE 1999 AAN CONVENTION Memphis dispatches from MUGGER and Andrey Slivka

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

MEDIA ROUNDUP   NYPress 6/2/99   AAN Botches It Again “You’re the guy who wrote that fucking piece of shit about my boss, man,” the bohemian’s hollering at me from behind his shades, his eyebrows beetling above the dark glass. His goatee’s bobbing; his finger’s working aggressively—jabbing toward my chest with accusatory force. It’s a gathering of “alternative” journalists here [&hellip
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Test Scores and Totalitarianism

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Rarely does news coverage break down so cleanly along easy political lines as it did when the dailies responded to the release of the New York state fourth-grade reading tests’ miserable results last week. “Private Schools Fare Little Better on New 4th-Grade Test,” The New YorkTimes announced. “Private Problem: Their school test results are less than stellar, too,” insisted Newsday. “Private [&hellip
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Jerry Brown’s Strange New Friends in the Media

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

When you’re tired of Oakland, you’re tired of life. Why are both Salon and Mother Jones saying such nice things about Jerry Brown? The admirable politician is six months into his tenure as the first white mayor of Oakland in 20 years, and he’s already proven himself a bit of a heretic by welcoming free enterprise and challenging the city’s [&hellip
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Flash! Heroin Comes to Seattle!

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

There was a wonderfully telling juxtaposition of articles on the New York Post “Opinion” page last Tuesday. At the top: an edited transcript of George W. Bush’s June 12 speech in which he announced his presidential candidacy. At the bottom: a Thomas Sowell column in which the conservative commentator discusses the institutional changes that have recently occurred to “water down” [&hellip
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Spinning Affirmative Action at the New York Times

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The New York Times‘ consensus-manufacturing machine is gearing up for the 2000 presidential race, and with mixed results. First there was Kevin Sack’s long May 8 story about George W. Bush’s business dealings—an inconclusive piece that served only to highlight the extent to which Bush possesses the same faults that other unimaginative sons of mind boggling privilege do. More to the [&hellip
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