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21 Sep 2011 10:04


Culture: Tony Bennett’s September 11 remarks draw strong scrutiny

  • They flew the plane in, but we caused it. We were bombing them, and they told us to stop.
  • Tony Bennett • Discussing September 11, 2001 with Howard Stern on Monday night. As you might guess, the legendary singer regretted saying this after the fact, because it drew a ton of controversy. “There is simply no excuse for terrorism and the murder of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims of the 9/11 attacks on our country,” he said in a statement released Tuesday night. “My life experiences — ranging from the Battle of the Bulge (in World War II) to marching with Martin Luther King — made me a lifelong humanist and pacifist, and reinforced my belief that violence begets violence and that war is the lowest form of human behavior.” So, in other words … he stands behind his basic point (violence begets violence), but admits he worded it really poorly. Check. source

05 Oct 2010 12:45


Culture: Forgotten legacy: Edward R. Murrow High School cuts TV budget

First rule of Edward R. Murrow High School: Don’t shut down the TV studios. Second rule: Don’t break the first rule. Oh crap. source

30 Jul 2010 21:00


Tech: Space tourist payback: “Lord British” wins a major lawsuit

Richard “Lord British” Garriott, he of the legendary “Ultima” game franchise, was laid off just after returning to earth. Fortunately, a court agreed NCSoft screwed him. source

23 Jul 2010 14:00


U.S.: RIP Daniel Schorr: They don’t build journalists like him anymore

Dude is IN CONGRESS smoking a cigar while at a hearing about whether Nixon tried to give him a job. He worked for both CBS and NPR in his lengthy career. He died today at 93. source

18 Jul 2010 09:27