THE U.N. IS teeming with goodfellas, according to the Wall Street Journal. In today's editorial discussing the latest findings in the oil-for-food program scandal, the Journal asks us to "imagine an American administration in which the attorney general secretly derives nearly half his income from the Gambino crime family" -- though it does allow that its mobbed-up-administration scenario is only "roughly" the case with Kofi Annan's United Nations. The Journal restrains itself from assigning the beleaguered secretary-general any Soprano-esque nicknames.
USA Today echoed many other tributes, praising ABC's Peter Jennings, who died Sunday at age 67, as "the consummate television news anchor" and the "the last of a great triumvirate of anchormen who dominated television news for a generation." The newspaper reserved particular kudos for Jennings' self-taught erudition, his devotion to foreign news and his ability to make stories in far-flung locales relevant to American viewers.