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The GW Emergency Room: A Running Diary at Cafe 227.  From midnight until 4 a.m.

Now Teddy Roosevelt and sex will be forever linked. A visit to Roosevelt Island becomes an experience to remember for the OC girl living in an extraordinary world.

Fashion Fights Poverty 2007’s first model call on Saturday, March 24th.  Follow link at the end of the post for photos of earlier model call.

I hate spring. A lot. Writes Miss Scarlet at SVRSPY, who writes: I just spent $2 at Wawa for one (1) Claritin pill.

Special Note:

Many of the posts by the anonymous writer of From the Desk of Patrick J. Fitzgerald are witty, thoughtful and, it turns out, so good that it has left some convinced that Fitzgerald actually wrote the blog. For the latter point thank the BBC, which profiled the U.S attorney in a story on its Web site.  It’s a fine profile, even if it pulls quotes from the fictional blog in the mistaken assumption that the blog has been penned by the real Fitzgerald. See the BBC story here.

If the link to the BBC’s story is broken or the story is removed that won’t be a surprise, but here is a blog excerpt, just one of several, that was, amazingly, quoted in the BBC’s profile and attributed to Fitzgerald: “Now that I am in Chicago and D.C. I have found… the rampant graft and corruption to be a travesty – a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.”

With the conclusion of the Libby case, From the Desk of Patrick J. Fitzgerald closed. If you didn’t follow this blog, it’s important to note that, for its humor, this writer was on a mission. It included criticisms of press coverage as well as respect for what Fitzgerald set to accomplish. The BBC gaffe adds a period to the point. In a note, the writer of the blog offered a reaction:  

“My apologies to the BBC for fooling them too…I always thought the Brits had a higher aptitude for dry wit.
 
Isn’t reporting factual information the number one rule of journalism? This not so flattering oversight by the BBC only reinforces the point made repeatedly on the blog: to a large degree the MSM was complicit in the selling of the War in Iraq by both their actions and inaction. 
 
During the investigation and throughout the trial, the true colors of many publications and reporters became glaringly apparent — partisan, factually incorrect, sloppy and some might say corrupt. 
 
If not for Joe Wilson’s Op-Ed and the Fitzgerald’s investigation, the American public may never have learned this glimmer of truth on how this Administration repeatedly lied, deceived and then tried to hide the truth of why it went to war with Iraq.
 
This goes way beyond the sixteen words in the State of The Union Address.  This is also about the millions upon millions of words not written and tough questions never asked by the media. I hope there are many lessons learned from this.
 
Countdown to BBC srubbing story from website … t – minus…”
 

Photo Credit: Meghan 

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