The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Wednesday, July 07, 2004  

Together With Media Miscellany

Finally [*]
This just in: “A federal grand jury in Houston has returned a sealed indictment against Kenneth L. Lay, the former chairman and chief executive of Enron, people briefed on the investigation said today, and the indictment is expected to be unsealed on Thursday.”

Watch “Nightline” [*]
I can’t remember the last time I watched “Nightline.” I mean, please, look at the line-up at 11:30 p.m. (Eastern time, of course): The show competes with “The Golden Girls” on Lifetime TV. Where do you think I am at that time? (Hint: Not usually watching ABC.) But reader R.D., domicile unknown, today writes to relay the show’s daily e-mail tease:

Tonight’s Focus: For many Americans, hospital visits bring happy endings. You or one of your family members need immediate medical attention. You are taken to a hospital, receive fantastic treatment, perhaps even life-saving treatment, and are on the mend. That probably happens thousands of times a day across the country. But for the 44 million Americans who don’t have health coverage, their woes can begin after they leave the hospital.

As you know, I’m one of the 44. Million.

Daily Howler Makeover [*]
Thanks to Suburban Guerrilla I see Bob Somerby’s blog site, the Daily Howler, has undergone a makeover. And he still doesn’t have a blogroll.

Get a Bumper Sticker! [*]
I’m sorry, but shouldn’t they be giving these things away in bulk?

Hide the Shame
Richard Gephardt, meet Tom Dewey. New York Post, meet the Chicago Daily Tribune. (See “Ooops,” by Joe Strupp, Editor & Publisher, July 7.)

I’d post the Post’s front page from today if I could, but, well, I can’t.

[* Note: Additional items may be posted to “Political Notes” after initial publication but only on the day of publication, excluding post-publication addenda. Such items, when posted, are designated by an asterisk.]

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