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Wednesday, June 08, 2005
 
Is the press awakening? Nah.
Michael Jackson has failed to keep the Downing Street memo out of the US media. So has the Runaway Bride. And the missing girl in Aruba. And Saddam's underpants. The Memo is slowly starting to appear on page A18 of some of the larger papers, now. USAToday sheepishly came up with a lame excuse for not covering it before this:

They said they couldn't find a copy of it
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Bush and Blair even had to answer a question about it in public. It's a good thing they weren't under oath. The media management folks in the Administration will now make it their top priority to make sure that never happens.

The White House is getting anxious; so it must be time to play the fear card--again. Luckily, there are lots of spooky looking Muslims available to arrest; it'll be interesting to see how many of these folks will ever be tried. In the meantime, I smell an Orange Alert in the cards for summer vacation. The threat will be...something that will generate a lot of ink, but not hurt tourism or spending too much.

If that doesn't work, I'm sure the media and the WH will come up with yet another distraction.
 
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