Click here to go to Opinions You Should Have at tomburka.com. TITLE: Fair and Balanced Reporting at Its Best AUTHOR: Tom DATE: 2/14/2003 11:02:00 PM ----- BODY: The New York Post is so classy. Today, their front page was this huge photo of the U.N. with weasel heads pasted on over the heads of the French and German delegates. The headline? "Weasels to hear new Iraq evidence." I don't care what you say, this paper has a lot more journalistic integrity than the Enquirer -- although their work seems somewhat derivative: this is the same technique used by the guys in my old shop class when they pasted a dog's head on the shop teacher's photo in every yearbook. That was wicked funny. If I figure how out to post that image here, I will. -------- TITLE: Our Homeland Security Department at Work AUTHOR: Tom DATE: 2/14/2003 10:41:00 PM ----- BODY: Daily Kos: Everyone needs to chill notes that Tom Ridge defended his "duct tape" recommendation to the general public by suggesting, among other things, that the idea had been tested in focus groups. As Kos says: "So there you have it. Duct tape -- focus group tested for your protection." -------- TITLE: Decision Making At the Highest Level AUTHOR: Tom DATE: 2/14/2003 10:28:00 PM ----- BODY: Adventures with George, Ari, and Karl @ OliverWillis.Com gives us a fine look at the inside workings of the White house. -------- TITLE: Great Minds AUTHOR: Tom DATE: 2/14/2003 10:14:00 PM ----- BODY: Today, Paul Krugman, showing how brilliant he is, made the same point I made yesterday on this page. Great minds and all that. Krugman: "[bin Laden's] tape calls Saddam Hussein an 'infidel' whose 'jurisdiction . . . has fallen,' but says that it's still O.K. to fight the 'Crusaders' — and Mr. Powell claims that it ties Saddam to Al Qaeda. Huh? All it shows is that Al Qaeda views a U.S. invasion of Iraq as an excellent recruiting opportunity." --------