Independent: kids, porn & Guantanamo

Some of the best reporting in recent years has appeared in the Sunday pages on the mothership isle on the other side of the Atlantic.

The Independent (on Sunday) takes aim and fires away with “The children of Guantanamo.” A true story purporting to “reveal” that “60 of the detainees of the US camp were under 18 at the time of their capture, some as young as 14.”

Seems like a lead story to me, but really, in context — the cover of this “IoS” is clearly covered with porn! (Even the Nuge made the cover)!

otoh, front page images or not, Sarah Baxter has had a hand in several hq reports as the Sunday Times‘ D.C. – scribe, including today’s column “Revealed: how US marines massacred 24.”

Dennis Hastert: All Blogged Down

Somebody cue Hastert’s homies from Rockford, Illinois — Cheap Trick

brian ross and dennis hastert


What Denny worry? As long as he’s got poor Rep. William Jefferson’s back in freezergate, perhaps people will forget about Brian Ross’ revelations this week of the Speaker’s own shady involvement in the Abramoff scandal (despite harsh denial, ABC continues to stand behind Ross’ reporting).

In a post summarizing press coverage of the issue, Mark Kleiman writes:

Not only are the AG, the Deputy AG, and the FBI Director prepared to resign in protest if Bush orders them to return the materials seized in the Jefferson raid.

But Dennis is unfazed. In a blog post written Friday, titled There’s a Right Way, Speaker Hastert writes:

The issue that has concerned me, as Speaker, since Saturday night is not if the FBI should be able to search a member of Congress’ office, but rather how to do it within the boundaries of the Constitution.

As is typical of the “right” way, Hastert acts appalled that Jefferson was busted. He should be “vigorously prosecuted,” blogs the Speaker, but what he is really posting about is his newfound mission to ensure that Congressional property never again is searched without a proper warrant, aka saving his own ass.

Keep knocking on wood, Denny, or just go ahead, and “surrender, surrender, but don’t give yourself away…ay…ay….ay!” (w/ thanks to Rick Nielsen, Cheap Trick) and You, tube!

a dog named disco

Nobody wants to be late to the party. I’m gonna drop one from the new Quasi and an oh-so Rain Dog reminiscent cut from The Fever’s latest. The WOOZ has once again been updated and re-formatted.

Quasi – “The Rhino” from When the Going Gets Dark

The Fever – “Waiting For the Centipede” from In the City of Sleep

2006: Can You Hear It?

Nearly five months gone and its been a TOP year in music. WOOZradio continues to thrive with more listeners than ever (we thank you), all a result of the propensity of hot shit being produced in studios, garages, bathrooms and digital vacuums worldwide.

Now that its summer — and its forecast to be the best summer ever — I’m privileged to present the following aural assistance. Thanks again for listening.

* The Stills – “In the Beginning” from Without Feathers [buy]

* Phoenix – “Long Distance Call” from It’s Never Been Like That [buy]

Dig. More to follow.