Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Little Fascists and People in Pain:

This story from the BBC is fairly depressing:

A significant number of US high-school students regard their constitutional right to freedom of speech as excessive, according to a new survey.
The survey found, inter alia, that only half of American students believe newspapers should be allowed to publish stories without governmental approval, while two-thirds think that burning the U.S. flag is illegal. So much for Bush's dream of exporting democracy to the rest of the world.

Oh well, at least not all the news lately has been bad, especially if you don't mind watching reporters get reporters get hurt on live television. As a friend put it, next time one of your colleagues goes down, be sure to express your concern with a blatantly sarcastic "yowch!"

Note: In case the link doesn't work, here's the URL which you can type directly in your browser. It's well worth a look: http://www.933flz.com/audio/atlantagrape.mpeg.

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