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Pat Robertsons channel on The Weeds morase.
Today was Ari Fleischer's last White House press briefing. He's leaving the White House to start a consulting firm that will advise corporate executives on how to handle the news media. Starting tomorrow, the new White House Press Secretary will be Scott McClellan. I'm hoping to continue to this feature under the headline: "Scottie and Me."
Passive-Voiced Copout of the Day
"The bottom has been gotten to."
- Ari Fleischer, July 14
Quote of the Day
"Are more people going to die? You bet!"
- Donald Rumsfeld, July 13
Will people speak out against the hypocrisy of bush sending people to die while simultaneously slashing their benefits? Or the hypocrisy of bush sending people to die while he and the rest of his administration did not have to serve because of their wealth and status? Or the media who is only now, more than 900 days into the presidency, beginning to question bush who lied consistently throughout his campaign, let alone his presidency? Well, at least we can get some laughs out of all of it.
I haven't read Coulter's book, because I don't need to be convinced that McCarthy was right. The Senator pointed to the internal danger posed by Communist sympathizers.
Summary of all the US lies before, during, and after its invasion of Iraq.
Tenat accepts blame, but the story isn't over.
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.0MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Spain, Netherlands, Russia, and Cuba.
Poll results indicate that bush has 0% popularity, and that 100% of respondents think he's an idiot. Is it time for him to go? Polls don't lie, do they.
The total number of dead U.S. soldiers in Iraq that the Department of Defense has released are much higher than what is being openly reported in the corporate media.
an inside source--whom the publisher of Capitol Hill Blue knew for over 20 years--has *miraculously vanished* from the face of the Earth . . . within 24 hours of their running a story with insider corroboration to Bu$h's knowledge of the Niger-Iraq uranium falsehood (later claiming that Iraq bought nukes in his January 'State of The Union' speech).
this is the publisher's MUST READ retraction and apology . . . can you say 'covert ops'? I knew you could . . .
ROTFL . . . absolutely the most HILARIOUSLY absurd contortionist news report I've seen ever . . . "in the end, no-one was killed by an Interview, no-one was killed by a Document . . . " [reporter actually says this] I won't spoil it . . .
[need RealPlayer to click link--view and hear 4 minutes BBC TV report]
the reason that 'Snaggle', 'Commies Go Home', and their Troll pals have *suddenly* materialized here on Portland IMC in the past 24 hours:
LOTS of Spin Control to do!!
daring challenge from rose garden...
lying made easy...
There were and are countless conservative talk show hosts acting like huge bellows pumping hot air onto the flaming wreck of the Clinton presidency. No remark, no split hair, no intended action went unchallenged by the piranhas who smelled Clinton's blood amid the foul excrement afloat in the political septic tank. What greater proof is there of the existence of an ultra conservative right wing media blitz than this? Countless millions of tax payer dollars went down the tubes (septic tank) in an effort to bring to light every detail of Clinton's sordid sex life. Yet Bush can make war on the entire world, invade any sovereign country he feels like, kill thousands of innocent people, spit upon the constitution and shred the bill of rights and in the process turn the entire planet against us. Amazingly, there is nary a word of dissent spoke of it in the corporate media. How peculiar but typically American, in the land of OZ. Aside from other fascist states, this odd behavior occurs nowhere else on earth. The American media is so under the control of those in power that it has utterly abandoned its obligation to the people; it is essentially as fraudulently propagandistic as any state owned newspaper in the world's most oppressive self appointed regimes. What is most amazing about this weird behavior is that Bush is getting away with it; and calling himself a Christian in the process!
7 PM, Weds night the 9th of July
First Congregational Church
1220 NE 68th St
Vancouver WA, 98665-0508
Joel Preston Smith, a photojournalist based in Portland, Oregon, will present a slide show titled "Living with the Enemy: A Portrait of Daily Life in Iraq." Smith's show will discuss common misperceptions of the Iraqi people, and presents a rare image of the lives of the Iraqis prior to the onset of the war. His credits include: The Irish Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Charleston Daily Mail, The Seattle Times, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Oregonian, Willamette Week and others. His work is currently being used by two humanitarian aid agencies-Mercy Corps and Aid International. Funds from this presentation will be used to help him continue working in Iraq.
A message from Robert McChesney and John Nichols:
Big media is getting bigger and our democracy is at stake.
As you know, a month ago the FCC dramatically relaxed media ownership regulations, suffocating the cornerstone of American democracy: a free, fair, and open public debate.
Another "pig" "bites the dust"...
Clear Channel/Comcast is having a promotional "free" bbq and lunch in Wa Co. The address is 8405 SW Nimbus Avenue, Beaverton , OR 97008. This is part of a series of promotional lunches throughout the pdx region. Please come to protest/rally/just plain eat on the [Wednesday] 23rd of July from 11:30-1:30pm [ Read More ]
a quick and easy way to chisel at Cable News
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Joel Preston Smith, a photojournalist based in Portland, Oregon, will present a slide show titled "Living with the Enemy: A Portrait of Daily Life in Iraq." Smith's show will discuss common misperceptions of the Iraqi people, and presents a rare image of the lives of the Iraqis prior to the onset of the war.
Funds from this presentation will be used to help him continue working in Iraq.
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, and Cuba.
DEAN for U.S. Adminstrator
This is a repost due to infiltration by a deep intellectual who felt it necessary to demonstrate with photos where he keeps his brain, unfortunately, it appears from the photo that he has misplaced it and is frantically attempting to locate it. Potentially, he might keep a leash on his brain just as those Hollywood types do when they take their little hamsters for a walk.
Fortunately, this infiltration allowed me to repost the final draft which corrects the glaring errors that were errantly posted with an earlier draft. A special shout out to Brain-in-Butt guy...you're really cool...and good luck finding it.
Here is the summary of the article: The emphasis of responsibility and safety is always placed back on the cyclist. Consider, for instance, that there is no bicycle safety campaign designed to raise public awareness and acceptance of bicycles as traffic. There has never been a media campaign designed to alert motorists to the rights of cyclists on the roadway. Traffic fines never double in areas where cyclists are particularly vulnerable and motorist is invariably impatient, like crossing the Steel Bridge. There is no community forum in which cyclists sit among police as community peers to discuss the needs of the rapidly growing cycling community to protect their safety in traffic. All of these failures to socially recognize the rights of the cyclist as traffic needlessly place the cyclist in greater danger.
now on display in state museum...
The selective intelligence game works well with the collaboration of the existing mainstream media. But it is nothing new.
"Furthermore Arafat was given an offer of 97% of the territories. The point here is that he rejected it because it "wasn't generous enough." The Zionists learned well from Geobbels about the constant repetition of the propaganda lie -- and make it BIG !!
pepperface media analysis and occupation information hub - update for week ending 06.27.03
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.4MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Russia, China, Netherlands, Spain, and Cuba.
Has anyone else noticed that the reporting of Coalition casualties has changed drastically in the last week or so?
Articles on BBC and other mainstream news sites are now reporting things like "a dozen U.S. Soldiers have been killed since May 1st." -or- "About 20 Coalition troops have died since Bush declared the end of hostilities at the beginning of May.". A couple of weeks ago the numbers were much higher!
. . . after the march turned south on 10th it wound up on the west lawn of Capitol Park where it had begun, the marchers began sitting in the shade under the trees. it was pretty hot. The crowd seethed with resentment at the overwhelming police state show of force along the parade route. It was clear to me that nothing was over. suddenly i saw a few black bloc anarchists bolt from the capital steps and sprint south towards N Street. this sudden action instantly stampeded the resentful crowd, and in seconds 100's of demonstrators were sprinting across the lawn for the N street side of the park. i dropped my bike and ran for it.
we freed the arm-locked black bloc from the cops and ran the police out of the park--- the Suck Bee lies!!!! after the march turned south on 10th it wound up on the west lawn of Capitol Park where it had begun, and the marchers began sitting in the shade under the trees. The crowd seethed with resentment at the overwhelming police state show of force along the parade route. It was pretty clear to me that nothing was over. One 30ish woman sitting near me began shouting: "Wasn't that fun? Excersiing our right to free assembly and petition our government for a redress of grievances through a gauntlet of riot police-- and the tank! the tank was nice!" Her voice broke and she seemed near tears, and the crowd near me, at least, voiced support and agreement. Face it, we'd been humiliated and totally defeated; our message of anti-biotech and anti-genetic engineering had been suppressed; drown out by the intimidating police state show of force. suddenly i saw a few black bloc anarchists bolt from the capital steps and sprint south towards N Street. this sudden action instantly stampeded the resentful crowd, and in seconds 100's of demonstrators were sprinting across the lawn for the N street side of the park. i dropped my bike and ran for it . . .
The Community Language and Culture Bank is proud to present "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," a powerful documentary depicting the Venezuelan coup of 2002. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session featuring Venezuelan speakers.
At the welcoming/convergence center in Sacto, I went to block a channel 13 news camera that had been obtrusively focusing on some protesters hanging out in the parking lot. As soon as I was within range, the camera operator shoved me, hit me, and smashed his camera into my face.
"To the extent that their background and values determine the news, it is naive to expect that journalists with their establishment-centered professional training to be sympathetic with anything more than a kind of elite centrism, far away from progressive left-wing politics and regulations.. The conservative critique of the liberal news media is an intellectual failure, riddled with contradictions and inaccuracy." Owners and advertisers determine the news, not journalists.
america's degraded currency...
Here is an excellent article comparing the lies about WMDs used to justifiy Anglo-American aggression against Iraq with the lies about "Ethnic Cleansing" used to justify Anglo-American aggression against Yugoslavia--a war which many Liberals here supported. In both cases, only the pretext (or Lie) is different. The same Liberals like Robin Cook and Claire Short in England, or the Demo-rats here in America, who rightfully criticize Bush's lies about WMD are also guitly of War Crimes themselves. Apparently, Liberals don't mind Wars of Aggression and the lies used to justify them--as long it comes with a guilt assuaging "Human Rights" Propaganda Pretext.
If 100 people faxed our senator their 1-page opinion of his no vote to rebuke and reverse the recent FCC media deregulation, every day for 30 days, do you think he would get the message? He wouldn't be getting any other fax messages, to be sure!
Oregon's Gordon Smith opposed this legislation in the Commerce Committee. Guess we know where his interests are (duh).
This is victory, people. The citizens have spoken. And we need to keep speaking until this passes the full Senate and House. Let Smith know how disappointed we are in him.
One small victory, many more to go. I'm interested to see how Gordy Smith voted.
Thursday, June 19, the Commerce Committee will vote on legislation, S. 1046, to reverse some the FCC's rule changes. Our own Senators Gordon Smith and Ron Wyden are on the Senate Commerce Committee!
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Wednesday, June 18th 5:30 pm on SE Hawthorne between 27th and 28th (in front of Safeway).
A weekly roundup of news, announcements, articles and other items of interest.
Some actions and websites for those wishing to persue stopping the FCC from further giving away the air waves.
The Portland chapter of the Billionaires for Bush visit the Northwest Republican Leadership Conference and Introduce a New Way to Start a War. The Group Unveils a Mysterious Roulette Wheel Decorated with Names of Future Military Targets.
A recently posted picture of President Bush falling from a Segway on various news networks is strangely out of focus while all other photos from the same photo-op were sharp.
"I am very pleased that President Bush has included in his supplemental budget request that just went to Congress $1 billion in Foreign Military Financing funds to help Israel strengthen its military and civil defenses. And that's just for starters." Colin Powell, AIPAC: March 30, 2003
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thought indymedia should know
Pepperface was created to provide a multimedia source for real information regarding the US invasion of Iraq. We will continue to update this forum with information on the US continued occupation of Iraq, analysis of the media role in the Bush Regeime's occupation of America, and anything else which may be of interest.
Please e-mail/call/fax Senator Smith Today! He is a vital vote in changing the FCC!!
PGE's advertising and PR agency, Gard & Gerber, is behind phony grassroots movement. While that doesn't DEFINITIVELY prove that PGE is behind it, I have a hard time thinking of anyone else with enough money to fork out to a high-powered ad agency to do such a thing.
Saddam Seen North of Baghdad, Paying Bounties For U.S. Soldiers - AP
100 more acres are expropriated from Mas'ha. Here is translation of IDF orders to do so. Mainstream Media is now full of the story of Palestinian terrorists. All month long I read reports from Israel and Palestine about IDF atrocities AND killings of women and children. I saw none of these crimes reported in USA Mainstream Medias nor this:
A Call to Converge on October 10-11, 2003 In Burlington, Vermont
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