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Harman' the country: The Daily Show on Wiretap Jane

A couple of divergent views on the Daily Show’s coverage of the Jane Harman scandal: Jeremy Scahill thinks the summary is better than most mainstream accounts; Philip Weiss thinks Jon Stewart was not critical enough and that “Jon Stewart … blew it. Didn’t mention Israel for over a minute. Doesn’t say Harman’s Jewish. Doesn’t talk about the Israel lobby really. Doesn’t talk about the occupation or Gaza or Iran, the things the lobby cares about. Makes it into a confusing Washington scandal.” Here ’tis:

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This entry was posted on 30 April, 2009 by in Israel Lobby, USA, Video and tagged .

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-- Aldous Huxley

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for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"


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