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HARD NEWS 04/04/03 - Strange World

HARD NEWS 04/04/03 - Strange World

Our war and theirs |Apr 04, 2003 10:36
Russell Brown's Hard News

More than ever, the West and the rest of the world seem to be seeing very different wars in Iraq. While the western media fusses over the operational details of the war and a creepy - and possibly premature - note of triumphalism comes through America reports, the Islamic world is seeing, hearing and reading about dead and dismembered children...,


Murk |Apr 03, 2003 11:16
Now playing in the Muse Lounge

Yesterday a press release went out saying war has hit the Auckland Writers Festival . Be careful what you wish for. What the release was really saying is that American novelist Annie Proulx won't be attending the Festival due to "the heightened threat of terrorism against Americans abroad" and UK writer Iain Banks has burned his passport as a protest against his government's involvement in the war in Iraq...,


Five minutes ago |Apr 03, 2003 18:10
Rob O'Neill live in Sydney

The war is boring. I was just talking to a journalist on the media beat, and it is so. After the first few obsessive days, viewers are tuning out and turning off. It?s back to situation normal: reality TV, sitcoms, soaps. The ratings are soaring. In the words of a popular song, the war was ?so five minutes ago.? ...,

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