"Here lies a man and here a child...and there a mother and here her daughter...and here... and there... All ages, both genders. Thousands of mounds, fresh and raw. Ignore them. They would have been spared had they only harkened to your warnings, my faithful servant Shimon."
Last week's column on Wesley Clark drew letters of protest from several Clark boosters, one of whom castigated the Monitor for "an ad hominem attack with no substance on a distinguished general." All right, if it's substance you want, it's substance you'll get - though certainly not from candidate Clark, who thus far has shown very little of it.
In a huge media blitzkrieg, Icon executives argued in numerous interviews that 'the film is not anti-Semitic at all.' And then, in a not-too-ingenious effort to demonstrate this point, they insisted that 'the movie will meticulously follow the New Testament's narrative of the crucifixion.' How comforting.
The votes have been received and tabulated, and the winner in the Monitor's first-ever readers' Favorite Websites poll is ... Jewish World Review, the daily webzine that, hard to believe, is the fruit of one man's labor.