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The Mass Media

The Mass Media

The Mass Media

News Briefs

What Money?The BBC begins investigation into unaccountable spending of approximately $23 billion U.S. in Iraq; Swiss Banks Shrug Shoulders

-BBC

Oops, Our BadU.S. soldiers on 9/22/08 accidentally shot allied ‘Sons of Iraq’ leader Jassim al-Garrout during ambush

-Army Times

What I Meant to Say Was…American Troy Davis-who has been held without bail on death row since 1989 for the alleged murder of a police officer-was pardoned from execution two hours before his lethal injection on Tuesday September 22nd. His case will be re-tried due to seven of nine key witnesses retracting their testimonies against him.

-Atlanta Journal

Sea Monsters: They live!Portugal has just opened its first commercial wave farm to harness wave energy via giant red metal snakes. The company is called Pelamis, the ancient word for sea snake.

-BBC

Pie in the FaceIf directly given to Americans, the $700 billion bailout plan could buy 2000 McDonalds apple pies per person. Gee, like we don’t have anything better to do with it…and actually, I checked my math- it’s 2333 apple pies per person damnit. Don’t get stingy and expect they’ll pay you out too CNN…

-CNN and brought to our attention by the Daily Show

Compiled by Stefanie Fail