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Mideast Media Sampler 03/04/2013

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Posted by    Monday, March 4, 2013 at 9:45am 3/4/2013 at 9:45am

1) Taking the lede in blaming Israel

number of bloggers have commented on the anti-Israel remarks made by Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan last week. Fortunatly, Secretary of State, John Kerry and others rebuked Turkey.

Here’s how the New York Times’ anti-Israel blogger Robert Mackey provided context for the remarks:

The Turkish prime minister has expressed his anger with Israeli policies in blunt terms at...

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Martin O’Malley’s Maryland Mess

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Posted by    Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 10:55am 3/3/2013 at 10:55am

Legal Insurrection gave a lot of coverage to the Dan Bongino Maryland Senate race, but has not delved much into Maryland state politics.

As your resident Maryland blogger, it is my distinct duty and dubious honor to tell you about our current Governor and wannabe presidential candidate.

Maryland’s governor, Martin O’Malley is busy positioning himself to...

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Mideast Media Sampler – New York Times Op-Ed Index for February, 2013

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Posted by    Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:00am 3/1/2013 at 10:00am

New York Times Op-Ed Index for February 2013 

1) Israel’s Mr. Normal – Roger Cohen – February 2, 2013

To get beyond nothingness, Lapid has at the very least to declare that he opposes...

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Don’t expect the media to give Republicans credit for anything good

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Posted by    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 3:14pm 2/28/2013 at 3:14pm

An article at Contentions by Peter Wehner, David Denby’s sneering ignorance, reminded me of one of the best profiles I’d ever read of President George W Bush.

Late in his second term in office, the previous President went on a trip with Bob Geldof, lead singer of the Boomtown Rats and global...

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Mideast Media Sampler 02/28/2013

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Posted by    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 10:00am 2/28/2013 at 10:00am

1) Water, water everywhere

At the Times of Israel, editor David Horovitz writes about how Israel’s dealt with its water crisis.
(h/t Yaacov Lozowick)

“How did we beat the water shortage? Because we said we would. We decided we would,” says Kushnir, a big man with a warm smile and a robust Russian accent....

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He might be arrogant and thin-skinned, but he’s our arrogant and thin-skinned candidate

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Posted by    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:15am 2/28/2013 at 8:15am

In their initial endorsement of Barack Obama in 2008, the editors of the Washington Post concluded:

Mr. Obama’s temperament is unlike anything we’ve seen on the national stage in many years. He is deliberate but not indecisive; eloquent but a master...

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Jon Stewart vs. Sequester Hysteria

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:04am 2/27/2013 at 10:04am

Jon Stewart mocks the sequester hysteria.

Yes, he targets Republicans towards the end. But it’s still pretty funny.(h/t my wife)

I’m not a Jon Stewart fan, but he wouldn’t be popular if he wasn’t tuned...

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Mideast Media Sampler 02/27/2013

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 8:27am 2/27/2013 at 8:27am
1) It’s been more than 20 years 

Jonathan Tobin writes in The Day the War on America Began:

Exactly 20 years ago on this date, a terrorist attack at the World Trade Center took the lives of six people and injured more than a thousand others. The tragedy shocked the nation but, as...

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Mideast Media Sampler 02/26/2013

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8:35am 2/26/2013 at 8:35am

1) Why are they staying away? 

Yesterday the New York Times reported Syrian Opposition’s Complaints Shadow Kerry’s First Official Trip:

Mr. Kerry and foreign ministers from Europe and the Middle East are scheduled to meet in Rome on Thursday with opponents of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, including Sheik Ahmad Moaz al-Khatib, who...

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The Firehouse syndrome

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:34pm 2/25/2013 at 9:34pm

Earlier today Prof. Jacobson covered an issue I wanted to get to, Gov’t still controls the sequester pain meter. His argument was:

The “unilateral” “across-the-board” sequester cuts seemingly absolve government of any responsibility.

Actually, the opposite is true. While some decreases in the growth of government are mandated, and government has less flexibility than...

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Mideast Media Sampler 02/25/2013

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:20am 2/25/2013 at 8:20am

Intifada: then and now

In response to a recent news program in Israel, Col. Jonathan D. Halevi wrote The Palestinian Authority’s Responsibility for...

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All the President’s Media

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Posted by    Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 8:35pm 2/24/2013 at 8:35pm

What happens when the legendary investigative reporter at The Washington Post investigates Obama and reaches findings that do not fit the pro-Obama media narrative?

Yesterday Prof. Jacobson tweeted:

(more, including some dissents, at memeorandum)

As noted a few...

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Haman’s outrageous fortunes

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Posted by    Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 10:05am 2/24/2013 at 10:05am

There is a discussion in the Talmud about which is the dominant facet to the Megila (The Book of Esther.) Is it the story from the beginning, the story of Achashveirosh, the Persian king at the center of the drama; the story of Mordechai (beginning Esther 2:5) the Jewish hero of...

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Mideast Media Sampler 02/22/2013

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Posted by    Friday, February 22, 2013 at 10:45am 2/22/2013 at 10:45am

WAJ Note — As mentioned yesterday, David produces an almost daily Mideast Media Sampler newsletter, which we will be running at LI.  It is a great way to keep up with media reports about the Middle East.

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1) One last Hagel post

In the Hagel Pinata, Marc Ambinder complains:

Democrats tend to do this as...

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How I stopped worrying and learned to love the sequester

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Posted by    Friday, February 22, 2013 at 8:20am 2/22/2013 at 8:20am

A recent Washington Post editorial, The blame game over sequestration concludes:

Meanwhile, Mr. Obama seems content to 

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I said, “Hi.” She said, “Yeah, I guess I am.”

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Posted by    Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 5:44am 2/21/2013 at 5:44am

The “Hi” in the title should clue you in, this is my welcome post. I’m David, the newest blogger at Legal Insurrection.

For those who don’t know me, I used to blog as Soccer Dad.

After I retired from blogging at the end of 2010, Prof Jacobson offered me his blog as a...

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