Special Reports Personal Collection:
Norris Carden's (www.nuzman.com) e-mail collection of Drudge's Special Reports (5/31/1997 - 1/17/2001.)
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX MON DEC 14, 1998 04:09:22 UTC XXXXX
TERROR THREATS HIT AMERICA
Osama bin Laden may be planning a strike on Washington or New York, TIME
magazine is reporting in fresh editions. Just as, U.S. embassies in four
Persian Gulf countries were warning Sunday night of a "strong possibility"
that terrorists might attempt an attack against one or more U.S. targets in
the region in the coming weeks.
According to reports, the U.S. government has obtained information
indicating "a strong possibility that terrorist elements are planning an
attack against U.S. targets in the gulf, possibly in the next 30 days."
The U.S. issued the warning on Sunday to Americans in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia,
Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The warning was "unusually precise,"
reports the NEW YORK TIMES on Monday. "And it was backed up by a show of
particular concern." In Bahrain, headquarters of the U.S. Fifth Fleet,
nearly 1,000 U.S. military personnel have been put under curfew and told not
to gather in public places.
But the Laden scare also is being felt domestically, intelligence sources
tell TIME they have evidence that bin Laden may be planning his boldest move
yet--a strike on Washington or possibly New York City in an eye-for-an-eye
retaliation. "We've hit his headquarters, now he hits ours," a State tells
No one has yet used the new "threats" in any argument against the pending
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HEWITT: BAN ALL POLITICAL ADS
60 MINUTES Executive Everything Don Hewitt is now advocating a complete ban
on all television political ads.
Hewitt proposed the ad ban at the Media Studies Center's 21st Annual Frank
E. Gannett Lecture in New York City last week.
"The First Amendment has never stopped anyone from refusing to broadcast or
print obscenities, and I contend that political commercials are just that --
obscenities -- and could be banned for that reason alone," Hewitt told the
"What I would do is give [candidates] news space when they do something
newsworthy," declared the media godfather.
Hewitt conceded that his idea probably runs smack into the First Amendment.
"There's got to be a way to skin that cat," he smiled.
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'THE AMERICAN PEOPLE' CONT.
The epidemic of all-knowing continues to rage on with media pundits of all
Events in Washington, DC are building to a political broil and never before
have so many professed to be speaking for so many.
Uttering the phrase "The American people..." [usually followed by "believe",
"have decided", "want", or "understand"] has become the ultimate ego-trip of
TV and radio hosts, their guests and callers, newspaper columnists, White
House advisers and congressional know-it-alls.
Just ask CNBC's Geraldo Rivera. His show is king of the term "American
People." The ego phrase was used 53 times in the past week on GERALDO LIVE,
according to a DRUDGE REPORT crunch taken from transcripts.
"It makes the American people think... the American people are not behind
it... unless you have the support of the American people... the interests of
the American people... the American people in their heart and souls... the
American people know that the Congress hasn't done a great job... the
American people are not behind this... the American people aren't for it...
It's the American people... there isn't support of the American people...
now this is something that bothers the American people... the American
people are looking at all of
this... the American people feel that there should be... "
AND ALL THAT JUST CAME OUT OF ONE GUEST, DURING ONE GERALDO EPISODE!
Clinton attorney Bob "The Rat" Bennett may have broken the broadcast record
for using the term "The American People" during a recent appearance, but
it's not because others aren't fighting for the crown.
"The American People..." was used 33 times on CNBC's HARDBALL WITH CHRIS
MATTHEWS during the past week.
[Host Matthews, in a complete fit, used the term 10 times in one exchange.]
There were 14 mentions of 'The American People..." on CNN's LATE EDITION
with Wolf Blizter [12/13].
*14 mentions on NBC's MEET THE PRESS [12/13]
*9 mentions on ABC's THIS WEEK [12/13]
*9 mentions of FOX NEWS SUNDAY [12/13]
*5 mentions of CBS's FACE THE NATION [12/13]
Throw in programs rotating on MSNBCFOXNEWSCSPAN, where references to "The
American people..." occur by the minute, and the brainwashing nears perfection.
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PRELIMINARY BOXOFFICE REPORT
FOR NORTH AMERICA ON FRIDAY - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11-13, 1998
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2. BUG'S LIFE $10,885 -33% $083,179
3. JACK FROST $07,040 OPEN $007,040
4. ENEMY OF STATE $06,603 -31% $072,170
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10. HOME FRIES $00,760 -56% $009,127
DOLLARS ARE IN MILLIONS
% DENOTES CHANGE FROM LAST WEEKEND
NUMBERS ARE MOVED FOR PRIVATE RECREATIONAL USE
* * * *
It was Sunday, November 1, 1992.
It was USA TODAY WEEKEND.
It was an article based on the results of a survey sent out that year to
presidential candidates and their wives.
It was a question: Do you think you're a good spouse? Why?
It was the answer: Governor and Mrs. Clinton: "We have tried to keep our
marriage growing with love and respect. Like every marriage, ours has
endured stresses and strains, but as we have worked through them we have
strengthened our commitment to each other."
Question: Do you think popular culture is undermining family values? What
should families do?
Answer: "Like any parents, we're troubled by the gratuitous violence and
sex and the mixed moral signals we see and hear on TV, in the movies and
from popular singers. Children deserve to have some innocence in their
childhoods. We've been careful about what our daughter has watched, and we
talk with her about what she does see. We also help her develop more
wholesome interests and talents like ballet and volleyball, and spend more
time together as a family playing games and cards."
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