We already covered the media ignoring the criticism leveled at them by Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez and how CNN helps al-Qaeda.
Also in the news, The New York Post gives the medal of Dishonor to the New York Times for deliberately ignoring one of their own homegrown war heroes,Lt. Michael Murphy, here and here.
MEDAL OF DIS-HONOR FOR THE GRAY LADY
October 13, 2007 -- The posthumous award of the nation's highest battlefield honor to a Long Island war hero has become an other black mark for the Gray Lady.
The New York Times carried not a whisper of news yesterday about the bestowal of the Medal of Honor to Navy Lt. Michael Murphy of Patchogue - the first time the honor has been given for action in Afghanistan.
In other news, Analysts Find Israel Struck a Nuclear Project Inside Syria, by the NYT.
2 confirmed dead in I-5 crash
Ten others are injured in the fiery multi-vehicle pileup. Authorities can't say when they might reopen the vital north-south route.
Two people died and 10 were injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash in an Interstate 5 tunnel south of Santa Clarita late Friday, closing the freeway in both directions until at least Sunday as authorities struggle to determine whether the main roadway suffered structural damage.
Authorities were still trying to put out the tunnel fire this afternoon and estimating that the operation could take days.
A Caltrans spokesman said at midafternoon that traffic heading south on the I-5 from Bakersfield was being diverted to Magic Mountain Parkway in Santa Clarita, then sent south on San Fernando Road to the 14 Freeway and south on the 14 back to the I-5.
Eight of the 10 injuries were reported as minor, with the others said to be of moderate severity. The dead were not immediately identified.
As of midafternoon, authorities were unsure how long the main north-south route connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco would be closed. But Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Jason Hurd said it could be days.
Hurd forecast that "it will at least be into tomorrow [Sunday] before we can gain entry" to the center of the tunnel, where he estimated that temperatures had reached as high as 1,000 to 2,000 degrees for many hours and may have damaged the tunnel's concrete walls.
He said that "it could take days to put the fire out -- we don't even know what type of vehicles are inside, the damage is so extreme."
The chain-reaction crash occurred in the short tunnel under all eight lanes of the freeway. The tunnel is designated for trucks but is often used by cars as well.
Portable Halls of Justice Rise in Guantánamo
If everything goes according to plan, trials of detainees could begin here soon in a court building now under construction next to an unused runway set against the glittering sea.
Last but not least and highly amusing is the blog war between Andrew Sullivan and Erza Klein.
Have fun, for now it is tanning time for me.