Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Girl says rape counselor raped her, GM’s bailout payback claims: untrue at any speed! or, wasn’t it supposed to be used car salesmen who were such liars?, Four journalists banned from Gitmo coverage for outing an interrogator.
A girl says she was raped by the man who was counseling her for a previous rape. She sued Archeaus Emil Godwin, of Kansas City, Kan., and the TLC for Children and Families Residential Treatment Facility of Shawnee Mission.
- Reason: GM’s bailout payback claims: untrue at any speed! or, wasn’t it supposed to be used car salesmen who were such liars?
You can argue about semantics - that idiotic Ed Whitacre ad boasting about GM’s repayment bona fides only implied that the makers of that Thalidomide baby of cars, the Pontiac Aztek, and the American answer to the Lada, the ultra-meltable ‘70s-era Chevy Nova Vega, had made themselves whole with the taxpayers - but that’s a waste of time, given the larger picture.
ABC News: Four journalists banned from Gitmo coverage for outing an interrogator
The Pentagon has barred four reporters from further reporting of the military commission proceedings at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay because they published articles identifying a witness whose identity had been protected by the presiding judge even though it has been in the public domain since 2005.