The Kensington Review

17 October 2007

Latest Commentary: Volume VI, Number 125
NYPD Busts Tamil Tiger Terrorists -- The New York Daily News has scooped the other papers in town big time. Barbara Ross, a staff reporter, ran an exclusive article yesterday detailing how the New York Police Department broke up a credit card fraud ring that was helping to fund the Tamil Tigers, a terrorist/liberation organization in Sri Lanka. It turns out the alleged ringleader Sivapalasri Velayuthampillai, until his arrest in July, worked at Newark Airport as a security agent and baggage handler with complete security clearance. Itís proof once again that fighting terrorism is a job for cops, not soldiers and that local officials have a greater role to play.

Sir Menzies Campbell Quits as Leader of British Lib Dems -- The Liberal Democrats in the UK are looking for a new leader this week. Sir Menzies Campbell (whose first name is pronounced ďMingĒ for reasons unimportant here) has resigned the post after Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that the next general election wonít occur until 2009 or 2010. Sir Ming felt that leading the party in a major campaign at the age of 68 or 69 would be beyond a man of his years. His country owes him a debt of gratitude, and his party couldnít have been served better.

Fox Business News Faces Credibility Questions -- The Rupert Murdoch empire added another province with the launched of Fox Business News, a cable TV network devoted to all things businessy, and a direct challenge to CNBC and Bloomberg. Definitely, it is too early to tell if FBN will take off, but there is one identifiable problem that it must address. The Fox brand hardly enhances the credibility of this business news source.

MLB Play-Offs Ruined by TV Schedules -- With the Colorado Rockies burning up the opposition with one of the greatest runs in sports history, one would think that Major League Baseballís play-offs would be the talk of every barbershop, bus stop and lunch counter. They arenít. Maybe the reason is the late nights East Coast baseball fans have to endure, to say nothing of the cold weather in Denver this time of year. Sure, the big market teams like the Yankees, Mets, Dodgers and Cubs are out, but with a real fight in the American League and a Cinderella run in the National, this post-season ought to matter more. It doesnít because MLB care more about advertisers than fans.

© Copyright 2007 by The Kensington Review, Jeff Myhre, PhD, Editor. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Produced using Fedora Linux.

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