Media Scan: Major Dan Forbes#Salon.com Scoop, National Review, OC Register, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Economist 8/10/01

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The ONDCP's program of financial credits for anti-drug TV content appears to have violated their stated policy of not granting credits for news reporting or editorials. The news venue: Channel One, a network that beams news and commercials into classrooms around the country. Dan Forbes breaks the story again in Salon.com:
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/08/08/channel/index_np.html

Richard Lowry, editor of the conservative magazine National Review, calls for marijuana legalization in an editorial published last week:
http://www.nationalreview.com/20aug01/lowry082001.shtml

Also in National Review, Ben Domenech dissents from some of Lowry's points while agreeing with his overall conclusion:
http://www.nationalreview.com/dissent/dissent080701.shtml

And, Dick Cowan's dissents from Domenech's dissent:
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-cowan080901.shtml

The Orange County Register's Alan Bock editorializes on the government-orchestrated OxyContin panic and the war on drugs:
http://www.ocregister.com/commentary/columns/bockdrg080501.shtml

New York City's Village Voice has a feature story on one of the families impacted by the "Tulia 46" situation in Texas:
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0131/gonnerman.php

Two weeks ago the Week Online reported on and reacted to Rolling Stone magazine's survey of opinion leaders' opinions on US drug policy. The Rolling Stone piece in its entirety is now available on the Microsoft Network web site at:
http://entertainment.msn.com/music/features/drugwar.asp

Two weeks ago we also featured the Economist magazine's special report making "The Case for Legalising Drugs." It's so worth reading that we list it here again:
http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=706591

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