Issues2004: Experts speak
by Jeff Jarvis
Mighty Christian of them: II
The Presbyterian Church is flirting with anti-Semitism. The General Assembly — the ruling gathering of the church — voted to start divesting itself of investments in Israeli companies because Israel doesn’t hug the Palestinians who send their children as bombs to murder their innocent civilians.
God’s work, eh?
Are they also divesting themselves of investments in nations that support the Palestinian murderers? Are they divesting themselves of investments in nations that support terrorism against America? Are they divesting themselves of investments in nations that support tyrannical Arab dictatorships?
The Presbyterians also opposed the building of security barriers — giving no other solution to the terrorist murders in Israel — and supported a shameful sham temple in Philadelphia whose sole purpose is to convert Jews (my sister has fought that from within the church there).
I left the Presbyterian church because of its homophobia. Now this. For shame.
: BestWeekEver reports that Dolly Parton is going to get rid of her breast implants. I never heard her actually admit she had them. Yes, I know, it was obvious. But it was a “secret” not unlike Liberace’s for years.
: Rex Hammock says tah-tah to the tah-tahs with a musical tribute.
: Let me add that when I was a columnist in San Francisco, I met Dolly a few times covering concerts. And I new a guy at the old UPI who went to high school with her. The honest-to-goodness truth is that she is that nice. She really is.
Tina, you snob – Chapter II
: The other day, I snapped back at Tina Brown for being snotty to bloggers. I did it again on her very own air, when I was interviewed on CNBC. And now I see that she’s still at it, so I’ll continue. Today Rush Limbaugh gives us a partial transcript [via IWantMedia] of Tina’s CNBC show, in which she continues the non-sequitorial attack on bloggers.
What bothers me slightly, though, about the way the bloggers have almost become like the media Mujahideen, you know. I mean, in a sense it’s like everybody feels so chased by them. I mean, look what happened in a sense: CBS had the same kind of campaign for that — for their Janet Jackson Super Bowl debacle and for their Ronald Reagan miniseries. I mean, it’s the third time, in a sense, that CBS management has been completely kind of, you know, harassed.
She’s treating bloggers like filthy masses, like fringe nuts. And she’s ignoring that what they attacked CBS for in the Rathergate case was a horrible journalistic error, not a titanian tit.
Spirit of America success stories, a brick at a time
: Spirit of America, the charity that helps Iraqi citizens, has sent a big batch of tool kits to Iraq for students trained by the SeaBees and Marines. They want to send another large batch. Read about it — and contribute — here.