Ironic Times

 NO. 143 "Expect the Ironic" JUNE 9 - 15, 2003 

June 2
June 16
 
McDONALD'S ARRIVES IN BAGHDAD
War officially over.
 
WORLD NEWS
Progress in Mideast Peace Plan
Israelis dismantle unauthorized settlements, Palestinians unauthorized suicide bombers.
U.S. to Appoint Council of
Iraqi Leaders

Iraqis will eventually be allowed to vote their approval of U.S. appointments.
 
MEDIA
Raines, Boyd Step Down at NY Times; Paper Hopes to Regain Reputation
Considers hiring a fact-checker.
FCC Sold to News Corp
No changes expected.
 
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
  Several Contestants Stage Walkout at Miss Nude Protester Pageant
Miss Wisconsin (2nd from left) calls event “degrading to women.”
U. S. NEWS
Bush Tired of Being Asked About Failed Hunt for WMDs
Wants more questions about failed hunt for Saddam-Al Qaeda link.
Bad News: Unemployment
Hits Nine-Year High

Good news: theft by employees hits nine-year low.
FCC Approves Sweeping
Changes to Make More Media
Consolidation Possible
Rumors of opposing viewpoints could not be confirmed.
 
REMINDER
  School's closed, drive less carefully.
 
House Passes Constitutional Amendment to Ban Burning of Flag
Shredding of Constitution still OK.
Poll: 90 Percent Admit to
Driving Recklessly

Other ten percent killed in highway accidents.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS ...
Study: Far More Agent Orange Sprayed in Vietnam Than Previously Thought
But “nobody ever reads these little filler items,” says Pentagon spokesman.
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