Posts from March 2003

I want my Frog TV

I want my Frog TV
: I’m surprised I haven’t seen more blog levity over this: Jacques Chirac asking for media companies to propose starting a French news channel: snail TV.

Fine, Yankee goes home

Fine, Yankee goes home
: The South Koreans are getting snarky about our presence and about our war in Iraq.

Some are making noises about taking our troops out of Korea and sending them to Iraq.

“Will General Tommy Franks suddenly `discover’ that he needs the Second Infantry Division in Iraq?” said Robyn Lim, a conservative foreign affairs professor based in Japan, referring to the front-line American troops here. “In crying `Yankee go home!’ South Koreans should have been more careful about what they asked for.”

In a poll conducted last month, a pullout of American soldiers was favored by 68.4 percent of 2,154 South Korean adults interviewed by Fn Research and Consulting, an affiliate of a business newspaper here.

We spent decades protecting South Korea from North Korea and they want us out and refuse to support our fight. We gave them our sitcoms and this is how they treat us?

Perhaps they’d prefer to starve under a nutso porno dictator.

Water finding its own level

Water finding its own level
: A new Zogby poll finds different levels of support for the war among viewers of at least two networks:

Pollster John Zogby said his research shows that of Fox viewers, 68 percent are strongly in support of the war. Of NBC watchers, the figure of those who are in strong support is closer to 40 percent.

It’s what I said in a post below: People will start seeking viewpoints that agree with their own (as newspapers readers do in Britain and elsewhere in Europe). [via IWantMedia]

New blogs

New blogs
: Jewsweek has a blog.

So does Gary Hart (well, I think it will qualify once it gets more than one post).

CNN

CNN
: I’ve been offline at the gut of the day because I was doing an interview on blogs with Jeff Greenfield of CNN. Will probably be on Monday. Will let you know.

Blix talks

Blix talks
: Hans Blix talks to the Guardian about hanging up his canary:

“While we were disappointed that it didn’t continue and that it came to war, I think we have shown that it was feasible to build up a professional and effective and independent inspection regime… it’s just too bad it didn’t work.”

Grapes of wrath

Grapes of wrath
: So I was talking to a CNN producer and wine fan about the war and this French thing and he has a secret hope: That the price of good wine will come down. Somebody start a futures index.

At last!

At last!
: Some good news: The first aid ship arrives at Umm Qasr.