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CNN: At least Carol Lin’s got her priorities in order

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JASON BELLINI: At street level, Sunday’s protest felt like a parade. Madison Square Garden served as the reviewing stand. Flores-Williams knows getting arrested is a way to get attention.
His protestor manifesto in the latest issue of “High Times” magazine included a section on how to deal with getting arrested. Remain silent is the main advice.
(on camera): In his article for “High Times” magazine, Jason writes that he believes the era of single-issue activism is over, “there are no longer any inner circles,” he writes, “no longer any activist stars.”
(voice-over): What you have is a cacophony of tens of thousands of protestors representing hundreds of different issues all coming together, Flores-Williams hopes, with the collective message — we’re not happy with our government.
The question not answered today — will street theater alone keep anyone interested?
Jason Bellini, CNN, New York.
(END VIDEOTAPE)
CAROL LIN: I know it’s democracy, but it’s sometimes hard to take seriously.

LATER:

JACQUI JERAS, CNN METEOROLOGIST: And last but not least, there you can see Frances, moving on through, heading to the Leeward Islands. Tropical storm watches have been posted now for the northern Leeward Islands. Could potentially have an impact on the United States, maybe by Saturday. So the end of the week. We’re going to be watching Frances very slowly. Right now, category four, with 135 mile an hour winds.
CAROL LIN: Wow. To be taken very seriously. Thanks very much, Jacqui.

Link to the transcript is here.

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August 30, 2004 at 12:19 am

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Six Feet Under

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Just got around to watching this Sunday’s episode of Six Feet Under. It’s not been a good season so far – for a lot of reasons, so many that it’d take too long to get into it right now. But Dale Peck’s done a good job of explaining what’s wrong here – which probably won’t be up for long so hurry up and look at it.
Peck’s right – taking a look at American Beauty – one of the most seriously fucked movies to come out in awhile – is the first thing to do to understand what’s going wrong with SFU now.
But watching Sunday’s episode tonight, there was a glimmer of hope. Quickly extinguished. But for a second, I thought they were going to open up the whole “Nate killed Lisa” line of thought again. All last season, up until the very end, I thought that the show had something totally brilliant up its sleeve. Starting from the first episode, Nate’s “near death” experience, it seemed like they were hinting at the idea that the entire season was some sort of safer, alternate world created on the death bed as an act of contrition or something… That marrying Lisa was a dream-life alternative to his tawdry existence in the sway of Brenda. But a dream-life which quickly took a turn for the sour, the boring. And thus, just as his marriage to Lisa had been dreamed into existence, her death too was Nate’s doing as well…
I was so convinced that this was what was up last season. I was so hoping that they were reopening this line tonight. But not so…
A. Ball, it’s not too late to save your show. To do something honest and a little bit revelatory with it!

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August 19, 2004 at 1:05 am

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