So they’re attempting another CHARMED reboot. Maybe this one will air, maybe (like the last attempted reboot), it won’t.
I love Holly Marie and Piper was the heart of the show.
She was on every episode.
She was a producer.
I don’t doubt that she and the others rewrote scripts weekly.
And she is an amazing actress.
I am a fan and always will be.
And I can understand her being ticked.
I still am.
CHARMED was a hit show on THE WB and the merger of UPN and THE WB resulted in THE CW which dumped CHARMED.
CHARMED was a hit. And managed to be one on Sunday nights, the most difficult night THE WB had.
It was more popular than SUPERNATURAL and would probably still be on the air.
So she shouldn’t be thrilled about a reboot that doesn’t involve them in any form at all.
That said, the only reason Jaclyn Smith was in the CHARLIE’S ANGELS movie (FULL THROTTLE) was because Drew Barrymore asked her to be.
Farrah, Jaclyn and Kate Jackson were the original angels, followed by Cheryl Ladd, Shelly Hack and Tanya Roberts.
They were all on the show.
None of them had anything to do with the first CHARLIE’S ANGELS movie.
Again, Drew asked Jaclyn to do a cameo in the second one. (She may have asked Farrah first.)
So it’s not like you get asked to do reboots or be put in charge of them.
But she’s right that it will not be CHARMED if it tries to stand on what Holly and the others built.
It better be ready to stand on its own.
And, yes, I will be watching if THE CW picks it up.
"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
Again, I agree with him. But it's not something I think about a great deal because MSNBC's a joke to me. But reading the Tweet, it's not just that Donahue was run off from MSNBC (ahead of the start of the Iraq War), it's that in all the time since, they've only once given a show to someone who publicly questioned the war before it started: Alec Baldwin.
Danny Glover, Janeane Garofalo, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Laura Flanders, Mike Malloy, Randi Rhodes, Gillian Anderson, Jessica Lange, Samuel L. Jackson, Rosario Dawson, Harry Belafonte, Steve Earle, Diahann Carroll, Cynthia McKinney, Tom Morello, Margaret Kimberley, Glen Ford, Bruce A. Dixon, Dennis Kucinich, . . .
Has a single prominent politician or pundit ever apologized for advocating for an Iraq War that was waged on false WMD pretenses and that killed hundreds of thousands of people? Or did most of them just smile at the camera and get re-hired for their jobs?
I think it's just John Edwards who penned a column for THE WASHINGTON POST when he was preparing for his run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
Hillary Clinton certainly didn't talk about false pretenses or the death of people. She said it was a mistake, her vote was a mistake. And then it evolved into, it was a mistake to trust Bully Boy Bush to do the war right.
But that's craven Hillary for you.
In terms of pundits, MOTHER JONES has certainly found employment for a lot of Iraq War supporters including Kevin Drum but then the promotion of Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery meant the death of that magazine.
I have not changed my opinion of #GeorgeWBush. He killed one million people in Iraq. I can’t forget about that.
Those are sentiments that would never be expressed by MOTHER JONES today. They're so watered down they need adult diapers.
This week BLACK AGENDA RADIO shared a speech by Margaret Kimberley discussing the permanent war and the lack of resistance to war from the so-called 'Resistance.'
Let's dive into Iraq.
Yesterday afternoon REUTERS published an embarrassing article. It opens:
Iraqi authorities on Thursday took into custody a former trade minister convicted in absentia for corruption cases, following his extradition from Lebanon, Iraq’s corruption watchdog said in a statement.
Yes, that is the story we covered yesterday morning -- before REUTERS.
We didn't have to wait for 'authorities' to issue 'a statement.'
Don't know when that became necessary to report on something.
They also fail to note that this ex-Minister of Trade September apprehension is unusual in that he's only released to Iraq in time for Hayder al-Abadi to use it as election propaganda.
They re-wrote a government release.
Somehow that passed for reporting.
They didn't even get his history correct.
At least they can say they covered it. That's more than any other western outlet has done.
Mina Aldroubi (THE NATIONAL) does a better job covering the story.
In terms of analyzing the planned elections in May (they're supposed to take place in May), NIQASH remains one of the few outlets offering analysis. Mustafa Habib notes today:
News out of Iraq today includes by the Turkish government pounding war drums.
Turkish president vows to expand Ankara's operation in Syrian Kurdish enclave eastward, toward the frontier with Iraq.
Turkey's Erdogan vows to fight Kurdish forces as far as Iraq
Turkish operations on Syrian border to extend as far as Iraq, Erdogan says reut.rs/2DCiSxG
As BBC NEWS notes:
More danger for US troops who shouldn't even be in Iraq today. Will the government ever end the Iraq War?
That question wasn't raised at yesterday's State Dept policy briefing spokesperson Heather Nauert handled but Turkey's actions did come up.
The following community sites -- plus Jody Watley and PACIFICA EVENING NEWS -- updated: