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New Lease On Life For Functionally Illiterate LatAm Correspondent Tyler Bridges

tylerluis.jpgIt's a Christmas miracle, everybody! Just weeks after his tragic layoff from the McClatchy newspaper chain, Latin America reporter Tyler Bridges has a new gig with the Washington Post's online PostGlobal thingy!!

When we last left our hero, he was busy constantly misspelling difficult faraway place-names like "Venice" and "Brazil." But he has now grown as a reporter, guys, and in his PostGlobal debut he only screws up real tough names like that of Brazil's president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. In all fairness, this is a very difficult and foreign-sounding name!! Anyway congratulations, Tyler!

Update--A reader corrects us: "I think you have Global Post (which really is just a collaborative effort of freelance reporters) confused with Post Global, which is the WaPo/Newsweek site. I know, I don't know how anyone could ever confuse those two. Bridges could only wish he was affiliated with something like Post Global right now, I think." So there you go.


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Global Post! Holy End of Year wrapups, Batman!!... it was almost exactly a year ago (31 December 2009) that I set off a small Latin American blog-o-shit-bomb about their attempts to lure me -- and Otto and others -- into cyber-peonage.

Tyler may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he doesn't deserve this.


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I still can't stop laughing at that "Senior Licker of the Caligulan butt crack". Pen of a genius!:)

Matt Taibbi is a hottie.

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Is Adam Isaacson related to Walter Isaacson?

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Uh huh ... Caligula, Biggus Dickus, ...:)

The best line:
...it’s incredibly easy to imagine the nebbishy, hairy-kneed Gaius Domitus Brooksius strolling through Rome and swelling with pride over his new appointment to the post of Senior Licker of the Caligulan butt crack.

New Canadian libel laws prevent me from sharing my best guess.
But I can say that it ain't "truth" (which is pretty obvious).

Now turning our attention away from alcohol & possibly child abuse...

I urge all of you to read this BRILLIANT Matt Taibbi blog post:
Matt Taibbi gives prep-school dork a wedgie & steals his lunch money

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Truth abuse?
But that's usually not an impediment for a journalist ...

Why was Tyler Bridges fired?
Have you seen that mugshot?

That thing has " * abuse " written all over it.
Where " * " represents your best guess. :(

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Why was Tyler Bridges fired?

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Holy shit -- I don't know if this will simply mean a shifting of resources to do the exact same thing with different funds, but, still, it's good message and good PR:

US bans Colombian intelligence agency as aid recipient

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 07:51 Adriaan Alsema | Colombia Reports

The United States banned Colombia's intelligence agency DAS and possible successors from receiving financial aid from funds intended to improve law enforcement and curb drug trafficking.

When approving the State Department's Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2010, U.S Congress "prohibits the use of any funds appropriated by this Act or prior Acts for assistance for the Colombian Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad (DAS), similar to that proposed by the Senate.

The conferees intend that, should the DAS be dismantled, such prohibition will also apply to any successor organization.

The conferees are aware of reports that the DAS has repeatedly engaged in phone tapping, email interception, and other illegal activities against law-abiding citizens, including collusion with illegal armed groups."

Several former directors and other officials of the DAS are currently being criminally investigated for ties to paramilitary organization AUC and the illegal wiretapping of government opponents.

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe promised to dismantle the DAS and create a new intelligence agency.

And, by the way, fuck the god-damned FARC. Assholes. Assassinating a fucking governor. They absolutely love fucking up Colombia's chances of any non-narcoguerrilla opposition. Bastards.

Still, until Colombia settles its civil war, this shit will go on, and on, and on, and on...

One more journalistic failure who fell up in the world. I don't know how it happens, but I guess I should stop being so surprised.

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