Fatah Subtraction

A summary of what's in the major U.S. newspapers.
Jan. 26 2006 5:21 AM

Fatah Subtraction

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The NYT fronts a piece on China's incredible shrinking AIDS crisis. While previous governmental estimates had placed the number of infected citizens at around 850,000, a newly released estimate lowered the number to 650,000. However, observers are skeptical, doubting any statistics released under the imprimatur of the Chinese government. Outside estimates place the number of HIV-infected Chinese at around 1.5 million.

We're Ready for Your Close-Up, Mr. Gore: The Post reports on the Sundance Film Festival's newest acting sensation: Al Gore. The former vice president is the subject of a documentary titled An Inconvenient Truth, about his attempts to warn the world about its impending environmental meltdown. The box-office-failure-to-be features Gore traveling the country, lecturing to small groups, and producing charts and graphs to make his case. Gore calls Sundance "a most excellent time."

Justin Peters is a writer for Slate. He is working on a book about Aaron Swartz, copyright, and the rise of “free culture.” Email him at justintrevett@fastmail.fm.

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