House Resolution 125 Update

The listing of cosponsors for H. RES 125 is updated as of 5:30pm today. I’ve added two tables to the H. RES 125 page which lists the names of the members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, highlighting those who have not yet become cosponsors.

There is a separate table listing of the 13 members of the NJ Congressional delegation. It is sadly reproduced below. Officially, we know they are very busy with the stimulus package. Unofficially, I’m speechless or prefer to say… “%$#@*&^%????

It was also reported today that O Globo newspaper picked up the story of David Goldman’s custody battle with the Lins e Silva’s that ran in the NY Times (copy here on BSH). Unfortunately I kept getting server timeouts when I tried to connect to the O Globo server. Now it appears that the pages have been taken off line. Both of the links below end up as “Page Not Found.”

http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/Brasil/…L+DIZ+NYT.html

http://oglobo.globo.com/rio/mat/2009…-754579573.asp

One can only wonder in sheer amazement! The following is copied from Wikipedia’s article on journalism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalism.

The elements of journalism

According to The Elements of Journalism, a book by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, there are nine elements of journalism. In order for a journalist to fulfill their duty of providing the people with the information they need to be free and self-governing. They must follow these guidelines:

1. Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth.
2. Its first loyalty is to the citizens.
3. Its essence is discipline of verification.
4. Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover.
5. It must serve as an independent monitor of power.
6. It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise.
7. It must strive to make the significant interesting, and relevant.
8. It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional.
9. Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience.

On the April 2007 edition of the book, they have added one additional element, the rights and responsibilities of citizens to make it a total of ten elements of journalism.

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