Mom kills baby in Microwave! Wiggles star to quit! And Bush Administration bitch slapped again by a U.S. court

November 29, 2006 by  

Is it just me, or does the Mainstream media make a habit of running certain stories between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.?

Take the Bush Administration’s latest bitch-slapping by a federal judge. The Associated Press ran a story about U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins’ decision that a Sept. 24, 2001 order that made 27 groups and individuals “specially designated global terrorists” was unconstitutional.

From the AP:

Some parts of the Sept. 24, 2001 order tagging 27 groups and individuals as “specially designated global terrorists” were too vague and could impinge on First Amendment rights of free association, U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins said.

The order gave the president “unfettered discretion” to label groups without giving them a way to challenge the designations, she said in a Nov. 21 ruling that was made public Tuesday.

The judge, who two years ago invalidated portions of the U.S. Patriot Act, rejected several sections of Bush’s Executive Order 13224 and enjoined the government from blocking the assets of two foreign groups.

This story was featured prominently at FoxNews.com (underneath a story about how a judge ruled that U.S. currency is unfair to the blind. Oh those out-of-touch judges!) up until about 6 a.m. EST, but has since dropped down the page, with the latest news on Madonna receiving much bigger play. Perhaps not surprisingly, the court decsion ranks as the most -read story on Foxnews at the moment.

On CNN.com, the story doesn’t receive any front-page mention. Snoop Dog getting arrested, Borat causing the Pamela Anderson-Kid Rock divorce, a mom killing her kid in the microwave, and so on. Bush losing some of his self-claimed authority in court is not at all newsworthy to CNN.

Yet the term “liberal media” lives on, despite having the same meaninglessness as the term “virgin whore.”

–WKW

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