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The WeekholeView – September 19 through September 25th

Here each hole starts on Wednesday and this is what fell through last week.

Last Wednesday, September 19, CNN’s anchor Anderson Cooper interviewed the grandson of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. How James Carter IV had enabled the leaking of the damaging “47 percent” Romney fundraiser video became the news sensation of the day.  Ashamed, since then, Romney has refrained from talking to and about anything else but friends with millions who, like him, pay little or no federal taxes because their moneys are invested offshore and thus, do not exist.

On Thursday, September 20, Cindy Lee Garcia, whose character in “The Innocence of Muslims” accused the founder of the Islamic religion of being a sexual deviant and child molester, filed a lawsuit for defamation against the producer of the film, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Ms. Garcia claimed she was a victim of fraud, invasion of privacy and misappropriation of her likeness. We believe that Ms Garcia’s complaint reflects her truth. Some actors are so excited to be paid to act when they have no skills, that they become unaware of what they say aloud. This seems to have been Ms Garcia’s defense, until law Professor Tim Wu made the case supporting her position that Google postings should be censored when inappropriate. In Professor Wu’s view, Ms. Garcia would have a say in what goes up and what goes down, as he supports the community of YouTube exhibitionists to tell the others what to do.

On Friday, September 21, the New York City MTA, which also runs the subway system here, lost its court battle against anti-Jihad ads, which will be posted in some subway stations starting on Monday. Everybody is worried about violent controversies. We say that nothing may happen because until now the various pro-Jihad movements have only violently disliked cartoons and movies, which did not meet their cultural standards.

On Saturday, New Yorkers watched baseball, and on Sunday, at the NYC opening of Clinton Global Initiative extravaganza, they heard the Clintons’ ideas for a better world, such as opening malls in Libya. We thought that Tripoli was an Italian mall, already.

Monday, September 24, 2012 the anti-Jihad ads were posted nowhere in sight.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, both the Iranian and the US president addressed the U.N. General Assembly. None repeated what the other had said.


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