Monday, September 11, 2006

A further note on NHK's 9/11 anniversary news special

This is mind-boggling.

NHK's news close-up about 9/11/2001 seems to be focusing more on how the Bush Administration has dropped the ball in the last few years! They even included footage of some ABC reporter (Charlie something-or-other?) asking Dubya if he's becoming a liability to Republican congressional candidates!

They just finished a live interview with a pundit in New York, who explained how non-sensical it was for the "War on Terror" to suddenly shift to Iraq...

Tomorrow's close-up: Al Qaida.

Sorry it's been so long

I'd like to apologize to my regular readers for not updating at all in the past couple of months.

I'd like to believe that I have regular readers.

And, while I'm at it, I'd like to have a pony.


I'm watching NHK's news special looking back on 9/11 and the events of the past five years. I'm not following all of the spoken Japanese, but they keep showing clips of Bush speeches ("we ar winnin' th' war on terror") and then jump-cutting to scenes from Iraq (soldiers caught by surprise by an IED, soldiers crawling from twisted wreckage, etc.)

Actually, I'm pretty sure they're trying to be even-handed with all this, but being even-handed seems to include reporting and commenting on the president's falling approval ratings, and the bogging down of the Iraq war.

Kind of a far cry from that ABC "Road to 9/11" thing, eh?

Oh, one more thing: