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eine minute, 37 sekunden haarbetütelung:
CBS entschuldigt sich ("technician flipped a switch"),
das weisse haus ist sauer ("switch? rtfm!").


loyd grove von der washington post am freitag:

"The White House is vowing a strong retaliatory response after the BBC aired live video of President Bush getting his hair coiffed in the Oval Office as he squirmed in his chair and practiced on the teleprompter minutes before Wednesday night's speech announcing the launch of military operations against Saddam Hussein.

The British network broadcast 1 minute and 37 seconds of presidential primping to hundreds of millions of viewers in 200 countries around the world (and locally on WETA, Channel 26) before Bush's formal address at 10:15 p.m. Yesterday the BBC's White House producer, Mark Orchard, profusely and repeatedly apologized to irked staffers for airing video of an "unauthorized" portion of the pool feed while Washington anchor Mishal Husain chatted up a colleague about the significance of the moment.

m. husain

CBS News Washington bureau chief Janet Leissner, whose news crew was responsible for pool coverage of the speech, also apologized to the White House, explaining that a technician accidentally flipped a switch that fed the images of a not-ready-for-prime-time Bush -- his eyes darting to and fro as a female stylist sprayed, combed and patted down his hair."

:::"we begin combing in five minutes!"

Lest Euch mal diesen Kommentar durch, stand gestern in der New York Post, ein Boulevardblatt, das Murdoch gehört.

"Der Zweck europäischer Diplomatie war und bleibt der Machterhalt der Mächtigen durch die Mächtigen für die Mächtigen. (…) Wo immer auf der Welt wir Diktaturen sehen, die durch diplomatische Gepflogenheiten und ein Netz von Handelsbeziehungen geschützt werden, sehen wir einen Außenposten des alten Europa. Saddam ist europäischer als Tony Blair.“

Ganz groß.



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