Buffalo BEAST - Buffalo's New Best Fiend

June 21 - July 4, 2002
Issue #2

  ..Buffalo's Best Fiend
Attack of the Green Goblin
Pool cue-wielding publisher runs amok in BEAST office
Matt Taibbi

[Mis]Representin' Moses
Test your knowledge of Jamie Moses!

Attention General Powell!
Will the Secretary of State respond to Moses' crisis?
NHL Lockout Good for Buffalo
Zoo Journalism

Matt Taibbi

Corporate Fanmail

Why we Always Wight
Bill Bennett book review
John Dolan
Arabic Wordsearch

Charles Longley
Republican for Congress 2002

Sports Desk
The Sports Blotter
Sports Crime Watch

Matt Taibbi

Baseball Like it Oughta Be
Matt Taibbi
Wide Right
[sic] - Letters

The BEAST Blog
Irresponsible vitriol on a near-daily basis

 Cover Page


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Colin PowellLast week, Artvoice publisher Jamie Moses sent a letter to General Colin Powell to "warn" him about the BEAST. Concerned that he may not have gotten a response, we decided to call up the Department of State in Washington (202-647-4000) on his behalf:


DOS:   Department of State.

BEAST:   This is Jamie Moses from Artvoice in Buffalo. I sent the Secretary of State a letter last week, and I wanted to know if he'd gotten a chance to respond to it.

DOS:   I'd have to give you the Public Affairs line...

BEAST:   They already told me that they can't help me. I'm a little concerned. I sent him this letter about these people who write for the Nation, and are part of the ACLU, and he doesn't seem to be taking it seriously, and I wanted to know when he could respond to it.

DOS:   Uh...Okay, is it dealing with overseas issues and countries, sir?

BEAST:   Well, not exactly, it's dealing with my competitor in Buffalo. They're a small new newspaper, they have a circulation of about 10,000, and I think it's an urgent issue...

DOS:   (baffled) Are you calling the U.S. Department of State, or your state State Department?

BEAST:   The U.S. Department of State. Colin Powell.

DOS:   Well, he wouldn't have anything to do with that, sir!

BEAST:   Why not?

DOS:   But that's in your state!

BEAST:   But these people write for the Nation! They're part of the ACLU!

DOS:   No, but we deal with overseas issues and countries!

BEAST:   Exactly!

DOS:   Uh... well, uh, Public Affairs will have to help you, sir.

BEAST:   (bitterly) Thanks.

DOS:   Yeah. Thank you.

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