Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Legal Briefs: Huntsman to China, Blogs are Liberal, PBS doesn't care for Christianity, Mormon swimmer causes drama in Myanmar

  • Obama makes it official, Utah's Governor Huntsman is the United States Ambassador to China. Huntsman, 49, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese from his days as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan. He previously served as U.S. ambassador to Singapore and as a deputy U.S. trade ambassador. Daily Herald.
  • A Brigham Young University survey of more than 200 journalists seems to indicate that news blogs seem to be "left leaning" and more popular than many conservative blogs....I think I could have told you that without the survey...good thing we're here to give the blogosphere balance!
  • PBS is planning to kick out stations that broadcast 'sectarian religious programs', this includes KBYU. Yes, speech in America is free as long as you're not a Christian, Conservative, or Straight. News Busters.
  • In Myanmar, riot police behind barbed wire barricades ringed a notorious prison where pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was to go on trial Monday for allegedly harboring an American (who is LDS) man who swam to her lakeside home. AP