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  • White House Wavers on Hagel, Considers Others for Defense

    12/23/2012 5:08:40 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    White House Wavers on Hagel, Considers Others for Defense By Michael Hirsh | National Journal – 5 hrs ago Besieged by criticism from right and left, and considerable skepticism from his former Senate colleagues, Chuck Hagel appears to be following the path of Susan Rice as a trial-balloon nominee who finds himself quickly losing altitude in Washington. And as happened with Rice, the White House is now signaling that it may soon puncture Hagel's hopes. Just as occurred with Rice, the U.N. ambassador whose prospective nomination as secretary of State—leaked to the media—flamed out in the face of widespread criticism...
  • Former Obama advisor: Our foreign policy is a mess — especially in the Middle East

    10/19/2012 9:48:47 AM PDT · by Snuph · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    With the last of the three presidential debates taking place in just three days, and with Barack Obama on his heels in polling after the first two, one would expect Obama allies to come out of the woodwork to sing his praises on foreign policy, the topic of Monday night’s forum. After all, Democrats — including Obama himself — bragged six weeks ago at the Democratic convention that Obama would bury Mitt Romney in this arena. Instead, former Obama administration Defense undersecretary and State Department adviser Rosa Brooks writes at Foreign Policy that her former boss’ team on foreign policy...
  • Help! Need list of Obama's ties to Marxism, and/or Communism

    07/30/2012 3:33:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    self | 7-29-12 | vanity
    I need a quick list of all the Communist and Marxist ties in the Obama administration for use at a meeting tonight. Something beyond his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and appointee Van Jones. I know this topic is rich, and I hope other FReepers can help me tie it altogether in one neat package. Thanks in advance.
  • Leftist radical Rosa Brooks is now operating within the Pentagon as a top advisor (O'Reilly Report)

    04/15/2009 11:01:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 1,177+ views
    youtube.com ^ | April 14, 2009
    Comrade Obama's latest Marxist subversive appointment Rosa Brooks: "George W. Bush and Dick Cheney shouldn't be treated like criminals who deserve punishment. They should be treated like psychotics who need treatment."
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Who Is Rosa Brooks? (Must Read!!!)

    04/28/2009 1:04:50 PM PDT · by mgist · 10 replies · 853+ views
    Transition: The new adviser to an undersecretary of defense is a left-wing reporter who once wrote that President George W. Bush was the "torturer-in-chief." Leftist billionaire George Soros has a mole in the Pentagon. Before she was a far-left columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Rosa Brooks was once counsel to Soros' Open Societies Institute. Now she's the "principal adviser" to Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, the Pentagon's No. 3 official and top policymaker.
  • Obama's Latest Radical at the Defense Department

    05/12/2009 2:53:35 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 740+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | By: John Perazzo
    On April 9th, op-ed columnist and Georgetown University law professor Rosa Brooks penned her final piece for the Los Angeles Times, the newspaper for which she had written on a regular basis since 2005. Her gig at the Times served as a nice steppingstone to a bigger and better professional frontier, namely her recent appointment by President Barack Obama to be an advisor to Michelle Fluornoy, the U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. “At this moment in history,” Brooks gushes, “I can’t imagine anything more rewarding than being part of the new team that’s shaping U.S. policy.” Brooks’ credentials as...
  • Our Miss Brooks: Welcome to the Soros Pentagon

    05/01/2009 9:23:26 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 584+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/30/2009 | Joy Tiz
    One of the many perks of being POTUS, or TOTUS, if you are a stickler for accuracy, is that you don’t need to go through the nettlesome process of applying for a security clearance. POTUS gets to decide by fiat what positions should require clearance, and we must accept his appointments as competent patriots, notwithstanding titanic amounts of evidence to the contrary. The president is also at liberty to install incontestably unqualified individuals to sensitive posts.
  • Our Miss Brooks: Welcome to the Soros Pentagon

    05/01/2009 6:23:12 AM PDT · by blackrobe · 7 replies · 937+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 1, 2009 | Joy Tiz
    One of the many perks of being POTUS, or TOTUS, if you are a stickler for accuracy, is that you don’t need to go through the nettlesome process of applying for a security clearance. POTUS gets to decide by fiat what positions should require clearance, and we must accept his appointments as competent patriots, notwithstanding titanic amounts of evidence to the contrary. The president is also at liberty to install incontestably unqualified individuals to sensitive posts.
  • Rosa Brooks: A Disaster at Defense

    04/23/2009 9:12:33 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 14 replies · 891+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2009 | Editorial
    Putting her in the policy shop is like Lyndon Johnson making Jane Fonda a senior adviser on Vietnam.
  • Pentagon pick: Bush 'mindlessly' supported Israel

    04/22/2009 10:02:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1,316+ views
    WND ^ | 4/22/09 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – While President Bush was "blindly" and "mindlessly" supportive of Israel, President Obama may be less willing to give the Jewish state "blank checks," says Rosa Brooks, the Obama administration's new adviser to one of the most influential Pentagon officials.
  • Pentagon official blames U.S. for al-Qaida attacks

    04/21/2009 5:33:12 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 20 replies · 1,027+ views
    Pentagon official blames U.S. for al-Qaida attacks Worked for George Soros, argued for government control of media April 20, 2009 By Aaron Klein © 2009 WorldNetDaily She believes al-Qaida was an "obscure group" turned into a massive threat due to U.S. policies. She's referred to former President Bush as "our torturer in chief" and a "psychotic who need(s) treatment" while comparing Bush's arguments for waging a war on terrorism to Adolf Hitler's use of political propaganda. She's worked on behalf of George Soros' philanthropic foundation. Meet Rosa Brooks, the Obama administration's new adviser to Michelle Fluornoy, the undersecretary of defense...
  • Soros Invades Pentagon

    04/21/2009 10:18:33 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 45 replies · 1,794+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 4/21/2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    Democratic Party financier George Soros, who puts much of the blame for Islamic terrorists on America and former president George W. Bush, can celebrate his first foothold inside the Pentagon. It is in the person of Rosa Brooks, far-left former Los Angeles Times columnist. She was once counsel to billionaire Soros' Open Societies Institute, whose funding arm bankrolls a number of hard-left pressure groups, such as MoveOn.org. MoveOn.org, of course, is the Washington outfit that smeared Gen. David Petraeus as a betrayer of his country, and depicted Bush in a Web ad as Adolph Hitler. Brooks, who has also likened...
  • Nazi Collaborator George Soros Invades the Pentagon

    04/21/2009 10:03:39 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 24 replies · 2,551+ views
    Human Events/The Lid ^ | 4/21/09 | The Lid
    Soros told Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes that he developed his character as Nazi collaborator in Hungry. He took that learning and became convicted Insider trader, a guy who made 10 billion dollar off the British people through currency speculation, terrorist supporter and Israel hater. After the last election George Soros, met with a group of Mega-rich liberals to ensure that they get to control the country after the 2008 Elections. What they ended up doing is giving $100 Million dollars to key liberal organizations in major battle ground states(see Obama's Liberal Shock Troops ). Here's the scary part--it worked....
  • Pentagon official blames U.S. for al-Qaida attacks

    04/20/2009 8:11:10 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 27 replies · 1,083+ views
    WND ^ | April 20, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    She believes al-Qaida was an "obscure group" turned into a massive threat due to U.S. policies. She's referred to former President Bush as "our torturer in chief" and a "psychotic who need(s) treatment" while comparing Bush's arguments for waging a war on terrorism to Adolf Hitler's use of political propaganda. She's worked on behalf of George Soros' philanthropic foundation. Meet Rosa Brooks, the Obama administration's new adviser to Michelle Fluornoy, the undersecretary of defense for policy, a position described as one of the most influential in the Pentagon. "I prefer to think of (my new position) as my personal government...
  • Let's Make The Mainstream Media Propaganda OFFICIAL

    04/17/2009 1:19:09 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 2 replies · 274+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | April 17, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Obama has appointed another far leftist radical to join the ranks of such as committed socialist Carol Browner (Global Warming czar) and committed globalist Harold Koh (State Department's legal adviser). Now it's Rosa Brooks, the far-left columnist for the Los Angeles Times who has said: "George W. Bush and Dick Cheney shouldn't be treated like criminals who deserve punishment. They should be treated like psychotics who need treatment." This is a committed globalist - which by definition means she calls for a diminution of American power and the American Constitution - who has served on the incredibly radical George Soros...
  • Rosa Brooks: Paranoid, rage-driven, xenophobic nuts are taking over the Republican Party

    04/17/2009 9:07:14 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 70 replies · 2,204+ views
    la times ^ | October 16, 2008 (before she was an appointee) | Rosa Brooks
    Paranoid, rage-driven, xenophobic nuts are taking over the Republican Party. Liberals haven't had so much fun in decades. Aside from the dwindling size of our 401(k)s, life is treating us well. True, we're heading into a major recession. But that's OK: That just presents us with new opportunities to Do Good. And while we wait for President Obama to bring us New Deal 2.0, we'll also get a few giggles out of watching the Bush administration preside over the nationalization of the nation's financial sector. (Tip: Practice saying "social democracy." Also, practice saying "Told ya so!" with compassion.) Maybe most...
  • Bail out journalism (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/09/2009 8:26:34 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies · 844+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 9, 2009 | Rosa Brooks
    This will be my last column for the L.A. Times. After four years, I'll soon be starting a stint at the Pentagon as an advisor to the undersecretary of Defense for policy. snip Like everyone else whose livelihood is linked to the newspaper industry, I've been watching, appalled, as newspapers continue their death spiral, with dwindling circulations and thousands of layoffs. Here at The Times, the editorial staff is down to almost half the size it was in 2000. Often, as I've watched talented colleagues get the ax, I've suspected that I've only lasted this long because as a freelancer...
  • Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout

    04/17/2009 6:06:45 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 161 replies · 6,306+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04/17/2009 | FOX NEWS
    Influential Los Angeles Times columnist Rosa Brooks has hung up her journalistic hat and joined the Obama administration, but not before penning a public proposal calling for some radical ideas to help bail out the failing news industry. Brooks, who has taken up a post as an adviser at the Pentagon, advocated upping "direct government support for public media" and creating licenses to govern news operations. "Years of foolish policies have left us with a choice: We can bail out journalism, using tax dollars and granting licenses in ways that encourage robust and independent reporting and commentary, or we can...
  • Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout

    04/16/2009 1:16:34 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 46 replies · 1,779+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Thursday, April 16, 2009
    Influential Los Angeles Times columnist Rosa Brooks has hung up her journalistic hat and joined the Obama administration, but not before penning a public proposal calling for some radical ideas to help bail out the failing news industry. But critics say her proposal would spell an end to the independent media and make journalists reliant lapdogs. "The day that the government gets involved in the news media you see the end of the democratic process, because an independent news media is absolutely essential to the success of a democracy," said L. Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, a...
  • Rosa Brooks: the Pentagon’s far left adviser

    04/16/2009 6:56:02 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 14 replies · 583+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | April 16, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    In what has to be one of the most extreme appointments yet by the Obama Administration, ex-Los Angeles Times columnist and Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks has just been made an adviser to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michelle Fluornoy - a move Brooks describes as "my personal government bailout." Bailout is certainly the right word for someone who appears to have no relevant national security qualifications for the position. She does though have experience working as Special Counsel for George Soros's Open Society Institute in New York, and as a former adviser to Harold Koh, the hugely controversial...
  • Rosa Brooks to Pentagon

    04/14/2009 8:43:33 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 26 replies · 2,232+ views
    24Ahead ^ | April 9, 2009
    Former Los Angeles Times columnist Rosa Brooks is going through the revolving door again, this time to be an advisor at the Defense Department, specifically to Michele Flournoy the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. There's a lot about her not to like; here's just some of it: She was affiliated with George Soros' Open Society Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations. During the Clinton years, she advised Harold Koh in his previous position at the State Department. In her farewell column, she advocates for a "government bailout of journalism." In addition to various subsidies, she wants to "[use] tax...
  • A Radical in the Defense Department

    04/14/2009 8:52:59 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 15 replies · 760+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 04/14/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The appointment of Rosa Brooks to a mid level post in the defense department has largely gone under the radar, however it is one of the most perplexing and radical appointments of the Obama administration. Brooks, most recently an L.A. Times columnist, now heads to the Pentagon.
  • 'He Probably Wasn’t Listening in Church'

    03/15/2008 7:42:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies · 1,199+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We can't let Tucker Carlson's show, which I've enjoyed, pass into history as it did last night without a mention here. MSNBC has said that Tucker will remain at the network as an at-large commentator, and I have a feeling that, liberated from show-host concerns, he might become even more uninhibited in the expression of his quirkily conservative/libertarian views. So let's usher Tucker out by focusing on one of our favorite nemeses, Rosa Brooks, the liberal LA Times columnist who appeared on the show's final episode last night. The unreconstructed Obama apologist offered the lamest excuse yet for his failure...
  • Partial Birth Waterboarding

    11/09/2007 5:18:25 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies · 77+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Liberals wouldn't lift a finger to stop the torturing -- to the point of destroying -- unborn human life. But put a terrorist [or a baby seal, for that matter] in the block and watch them spring into sensitive-soul mode. Rosa Brooks epitomizes the mindset in her current LA Times column, "Torture: the new abortion." Her notion is that among Republicans, the new litmus test for presidential candidates is not opposition to abortion but support for U.S. officials who order the "torture of prisoners."
  • Rosa Brooks' Dirty-Harry Doctrine: Al Qaeda 'Got Lucky'

    07/20/2007 4:27:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies · 602+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Feelin' lucky, punk? The 9-10 mentality is alive and well and living at the Los Angeles Times. In A really bad case of 'reality', house columnist Rosa Brooks approvingly cites unnamed "experts" thusly: [Al Qaeda] was little more than an obscure group of extremist thugs, well financed and intermittently lethal but relatively limited in their global and regional political pull. On 9/11, they got lucky — but despite the unexpected success of their attack on the U.S., they did not pose an imminent mortal threat to the nation. Brooks offers up that analysis in service of her theory that by...
  • Shame On Bush -- And On Us (Lefty Ricky's Cafe Syndrome Alert)

    07/06/2007 1:04:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies · 375+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/06/2007 | Rosa Brooks
    THE MEDIA'S Stockholm syndrome finally seems to be wearing off. Like freed hostages who gradually cease to identify with their captors, mainstream media outlets seem to have been seized by a new spirit of liberation in their coverage of the Bush administration. Lately, we've seen a rash of astonished, outraged stories and editorials relating to the administration's recently discovered malfeasance. They go something like this: • President Bush commuted "Scooter" Libby's prison sentence! That's outrageous! Bush's own Justice Department routinely calls for some of the harshest sentences available under the federal sentencing guidelines! Why, Bush is a hypocrite! • Bush...
  • Does Rosa Brooks Believe 9-11 Was 'Fictional and Entirely Implausible'?

    05/18/2007 4:43:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,006+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Does L.A. Times columnist Rosa Brooks think 9-11 was "fictional and entirely implausible"? I ask, because in the GOP's Torture Enthusiasts today, that's how she describes a similar scenario that Brit Hume sketched during this past Tuesday's GOP presidential debate. In inviting the candidates to discuss their views on interrogation during this past Tuesday's get together, debate moderator and Fox News DC Bureau managing editor Brit Hume said the following: The questions in this round will be premised on a fictional, but we think plausible scenario involving terrorism and the response to it. Here is the premise: Three shopping centers...
  • Jack Bauer, Torturer

    02/23/2007 5:47:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies · 1,368+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "24" is just a TV show. But in her Los Angeles Times column of today, America Tortures (yawn), Rosa Brooks cites the actions of the show's characters -- and the American public's reaction to them -- as evidence of the way in which we have become inured to U.S. government-sponsored torture. In doing so, Brooks unwittingly raises another, more interesting issue. Writes Brooks: "If you need any more evidence that the American public has gotten blasé about torture, consider the hit Fox action drama '24.' The show featured 67 torture scenes during its first five seasons, and most of...
  • Rosa Wrong on Iraq Reconstruction

    01/20/2007 6:41:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 840+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the course of her recent Los Angeles Times column, Rosa Brooks wrote this about the levels of electricity and oil production in Iraq: "Before the U.S. invasion, the . . . residents of Baghdad used 16 to 24 hours of electricity each day. Today, thanks to us, they thriftily make do with about six hours of electricity a day . . . Oil production is still well below prewar levels."Alarms went off for me when I read Brooks' claims. They were largely at odds with what I had learned when I interviewed in Baghdad in November the directors of...
  • Talk About Mean-Spirited: LA Times Columnist Depicts W as 'Drunk Driver'

    10/27/2006 5:18:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 685+ views
    Haven't the MSM been suggesting it's only Republicans who engage in mean-spirited tactics in the closing weeks of a campaign? Yet in her column this morning, the LA Times Rosa Brooks dug deep into the dreck, depicting W as a drunk. She writes: "When it comes to Iraq, being a citizen in George W. Bush's America is like being a passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver." Shades of the 2000 campaign, when just days before the election a decades-old Bush DUI surfaced, under circumstances giving reason to believe a Gore aide was behind the leak.Credit Brooks with...
  • Hillary Dinged By Dowd As 'Dreaded Eventuality'

    10/21/2006 4:19:39 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies · 1,943+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein October 21, 2006 - 18:42 Be it her politics - or perhaps her personality - one thing is clear. Some big-time MSM women columnists don't dig Hillary. Yesterday I described here how the LA Times Rosa Brooks described Hillary - in the context of her support for legislation authorizing torture in ticking-bomb type cases - as having "hit bottom"and "fallen as low as it's possible to go." Today Maureen Dowd weighs in - with a vengeance. The central thesis of the subscription-required Obama’s Project Runway is that the Illinois senator needs to decide whether he is content...
  • Regarding N. Korea, Who Said It: Tehran or LA Times Columnist?

    10/15/2006 11:03:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 596+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I experienced an eerie sense of déjà vu this morning while reading an AP article entitled "Iran Blames U.S. for N. Korea Nuke Test." I could swear that I had already read this same blame-America analysis somewhere else. That sent me scrambling back to my report on the piece by LA Times columnist Rosa Brooks, "A Good Week for the Axis of Evil" contained in my NB item of yesterday [but please don't read just yet]. And sure enough, I find language there that closely tracked the statement from Tehran.So, let's have a little fun. I'll set the two statements...
  • Brooks Sees Bush As Another Link In Axis of Evil

    10/14/2006 1:33:32 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies · 934+ views
    You remember Rosa Brooks. She's the LA Times columnist who vehemently denied hating George Bush. To judge by her column of today, she has an odd way of proving it. In A Good Week for the Axis of Evil, Brooks lumps Pres. Bush in with the most evil dictators from around the globe, past and present.After arguing that it's been a good week for "Dear Leader Kim Jong Il," Saddam Hussein and the leaders of Iran and Al-Qaeda, Brooks claims "this week's news was a humiliating setback for the United States' homegrown authoritarians — a.k.a. the Bush administration."Just in case...
  • For Brooks of LA Times, Tax Cuts = Child Abuse

    10/06/2006 8:28:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 594+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein October 6, 2006 - 11:10 Do you favor tax cuts? If so, you're no better than a congressman wanting to slip the pants off a page. Worse, for that matter. That's the reasoning of Rosa Brooks, L.A. Times columnist. In Grand Old Party of Child Endangerment, Brooks argues that: "Foley's acts may have damaged the handful of boys unfortunate enough to have attracted his attention, but the damage to children caused by his abuse of power is still far, far less than the damage to American children caused by this Congress' disastrous mismanagement of the American economy."...
  • Rosa's Retort: LA Times' Brooks Replies To My NewsBusters Column

    09/29/2006 7:13:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 724+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein September 29, 2006 - 09:59 Last week I posted an item, Bush-hating Rosa Brooks No Dissent, critiquing a column by Rosa Brooks of the LA Times. Brooks has fired back with another column today, I'm No Bush Hater, ostensibly seeking to refute my criticism. Though Brooks doesn't deign to mention me by name or link to my column so her readers could judge for themselves, it's clear whom she has in mind when writing that "one right-wing blogger . . . not only mischaracterized what I said but referred to me as "Bush hating," "blinded" by "virulent"...
  • Bush-Hating Rosa Brooks No Dissent

    09/22/2006 4:24:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 1,293+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein September 22, 2006 - 07:08 The bio of Los Angeles Times columnist Rosa Brooks couldn't be much more impressive in terms of conventional credentials: Harvard, Oxford, Yale. Adviser to State Department. Kennedy School Fellow. But despite having her ticket prestigiously punched time and again, her column of today reveals that nowhere has she learned much in the way of nuance or common sense. Her opposition to President Bush's efforts to clarify interrogation rules so as to allow some more forceful technqiues is absolute and implacable, utterly failing to acknowledge the realities of terrorism on a scale unimaginable...
  • Condemning Bush Foreign Policy, LA Times Columnist Manages to Overlook 9-11

    07/21/2006 3:52:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 721+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein July 21, 2006 - 06:38 Compare and contrast these two passages from today's Bush's Burned Bridges by LA Times columnist Rosa Brooks: "Things fell apart so quickly. At the beginning of this millennium, the Cold War was over, the prosperous United States was the sole remaining superpower and global opinion was largely sympathetic to U.S. aims. In the wake of brutal ethnic wars in Central Europe and Africa, the international community had forged a new determination to prevent conflict and atrocities. The volatile Middle East was quiet, and the world seemed headed toward stability rather than chaos."...
  • LA Times Columnist Rosa Brooks: "I Saw Nothing Uncivil About the Remarks" At King Funeral

    02/10/2006 8:26:52 PM PST · by infoguy · 43 replies · 1,326+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 10 February 2006 | Dave Pierre
    The latest op-ed piece by liberal Los Angeles Times columnist Rosa Brooks is called, "When crass is called for" (Friday, February 10, 2006). It begins with the eye-opening line, "It's time to take a stand against civility, decency and appropriateness." The rest of the column is essentially a defense of the tasteless remarks by Rev. Joseph Lowery and former President Jimmy Carter at the funeral of Coretta Scott King on Tuesday. At one point of her piece, Brooks unbelievably declares, "I saw nothing uncivil about the remarks made by Lowery and Carter."And in her concluding paragraph, Brooks shrugs (emphasis mine),...