Friday, June 10, 2005

Media wakeup, day 8

Today's targets:
  • CNN, Washington Bureau Chief Frank Sesno. email: phone: 202-898-7900 fax: 202-898-7923 webmail (CNN’s story idea form)
  • U.S. News & World Report, Editor Brian Duffy. email: [state at top: ‘Not for publication’] phone: 202-955-2000 fax: 202-955-2049
  • LA Times, Readers’ Representative. email: phone: 877-554-4000 fax: 213-237-3535
Backstory here. If you really like sinking your teeth into things, check out the 15 corroborations that support the statements recorded in the Downing Street Memo.

The big news now is John Conyers' DSM hearings scheduled for June 16. A word of caution, though. This morning, during hearings on extending and expanding the Patriot Act, House Judiciary chair James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) evidently didn't care for the testimony he was hearing - and simply shut down the proceedings and walked out. At the time their mikes were cut, witnesses were testifying about prisoner abuse, racial profiling, long detentions, and other civil rights infringements stemming from the existing Patriot Act. Ironic, yes. Also deeply disturbing.
UPDATE: Better media wakeup backstory here.

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