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February 17, 2006

Charlie's Show Prep #47

  • The White House has agreed that Congress should pass a law allowing the NSA's controversial spying program.

  • Sen. Russ Feingold is being extreme again Despite the Senator claiming the renewal of the Patriot Act was being "rammed" through Congress 96 Senators voted to end debate. At least the Kosites will still love him.

  • An attempt to get a pro-war question on the ballot failed in Whitefish Bay.

  • A bill is working its way through the state capitol that would stop paying Milwaukee police officers who were suspended and charged with crimes.

  • No charges will be filed in Vice President Cheney's hunting accident. And there's even worse news for the MSM: Harry Whittington could leave the hospital in a few days.

  • Journalism professor Jay Rosen sees how Cheney's hunting accident displayed the administration's far different approach to the MSM. This administration (rightly) believes the MSM is another special interest that doesn't necessarily represent the public. Bush is the first President to understand the new information age. If they want to get their message out they don't need to rely on the liberal, east coast media. There's talk radio, Fox News, webloggers. They treat the MSM like packets treat obstructions on the internet: they route around them.

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