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James Goldsborough columns outstanding. Beat all big shot East Coast pundits hands down. Corporate Media full of cowards and puppets. Corporate opinion pages dubiously slanted.
Eric Idle has written and recorded a charming little ditty called "The FCC Song" and is offering it as a free download. It pokes fun at the Federal Communications Commission, the recent indecency fines, mentions Howard Stern, Clear Channel, Attorney General Ashcroft, President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Haliburton, Enron, Martha Stewart, Condoleeza Rice, the EPA, Alaska Oil, and more.
The war in Iraq has brought new recruits to the ranks of Al-Qaeda which has survived the "War on Terror" largely intact.
With no fixed categories or even annual quota of Peabody winners, no Peabody award is "better" than any other. But if there is a greater-among-equals this year, it would surely be the Peabody bestowed upon Moyers, capping a three-decade career in TV journalism. With this year's Peabody -- his 10th -- Moyers is cited for a career's worth of "high-quality, informative and innovative" programming.
"He has often tackled topics that other people shied away from," says Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody program. "He is careful in his analysis and -- another distinctive aspect of his work -- he gives people time to talk."
He has long called attention to the impact of Big Media on the democratic process and on news organizations that report on it. And although he has secured a large measure of independence by raising funds to finance his own production company, Moyers worries for his journalist brethren, including those at NBC News and CBS News, where he has worked in the past.
"On the whole," he said, "journalists today work for news divisions that are owned by big corporations that have business with the government, and want to please the government."
The result increasingly is what he terms "a cartel of corporations and political powers that determines what is heard, seen and read."
"(Perle) was saying how Colin Powell was being a wuss because he was overly concerned with the lives of the troops, And I said, 'Look..., he's supposed to think that way!' -- People like (Perle) worry me."
America and Britain have the statistical resources to compute with clinical accuracy the number of pollen grains floating in the air.
Yet these two states say they cannot tell anyone how many Iraqi civilians have died in the 14 months since the Iraq conflict began in March last year.
What would you do if you were a reporter? Would you write that Bush "lied?"
The pictures are finally beginning to trickle in: Iraqis in hoods and chains dangling electrodes, dead civilians, dead soldiers. At last, we begin to see the real cost of war. Now. When it's too fucking late.
Fellow IMC heads I found this last night and thought most of you would enjoy this as much as I did.
Newspapers, Magazines and Broadcasters all over the world are saturating the world with pictures of prisoner abuse from Abu Ghraib. Story after story floods the public with details of the abuse along with pictures of naked men in various poses and horrific situations. To the Muslim this is sheer torture. It seems that the Liberal Journalists seeking to use the photos to undermine Bush are actually playing right into the hands of those who took these pictures for their psychological operation.
"...according to what both a leading surgical authority and a noted forensic death expert separately told Asia Times Online, the video depicting the decapitation appears to have been staged. "
Portland Indymedia website mentioned on Fox News
Gross distortions on an Iraq column by Editor Rosenthal were amplified on-air by Rush to millions of listeners. However Keith Olbermann of MSNBC and Jay Rosen of NYU weren't about to let the lies go unchallenged...
Iraq activists and media reform advocates form new media watch group in Seattle
For some reason, right after I posted a few articles about the CIA, LA IMC underwent an apparent DOS attack. Call me a crazy paranoid. I'm used to it.
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, Spain, Russia, China, and Cuba.
and it isn't mentioned by anyone on indymedia until now.
We need everyone who's interested in removing the Shrub and winning Oregon for the Dems to sign up to be part of the campaign.
I'm currently leading the effort at media tracking - noting what's going on in the media, responding to it, and getting people to write in, call in, and get on board!
If you'd like to help, please come join me at
6 more months!
And GW hikes the 2,200 miles back to Crawford, TX.
Thought this was worth plagerizing to repost, first title doesn't do it justice, makes it seem like the person is saying that it happened in the suburb, not inside the prison. I'm not willing to look at the video but I think this view is worthwhile to those who will.
In a highly unusual step for any newspaper, the editorially neo-conservative tabloid New York Post ran an editorial Monday seeking to ridicule and discredit Hersh. However, it presented absolutely no evidence to query, let alone discredit the substance of his article and allegations.
Instead, the New York Post editorial inadvertently pointed out one, but by no means all, of the major sources for Hersh's information. The editorial alleged that Hersh had received much of his material from the CIA.
Based on the material Hersh quoted, his legendary intelligence community contacts were probably sources for some of his information. However, Hersh has also enjoyed close personal relations with many now high-ranking officers in the United States Army, going all the way back to his prize-winning coverage and scoops in Vietnam more than 30 years ago.
Indeed, intelligence and regular Army sources have told UPI that senior officers and officials in both communities are sickened and outraged by the revelations of mass torture and abuse, and also by the incompetence involved, in the Abu Ghraib prison revelations. These sources also said that officials all the way up to the highest level in both the Army and the Agency are determined not to be scapegoated, or allow very junior soldiers or officials to take the full blame for the excesses.
Israel's Democratic Operatives in the U.S. are Preparing to Pick Up and Run with the Bush War.
Watch as the FCC allows Altria Corp.(Phillip-Morris) to broadcast "information" about the candidates
"you DIDN'T fall for it?!? well, C'MON!!! be ***MORE*** outraged!!!"
Is it weird that Oregonlive.com has *no* mention of Kerry's visit today (as of 10am), and that portland.indymedia.org doesn't have it on the calendar, either? Whether you support Kerry or not, it seems like the news about his visit is being suppressed.
Rall's Political cartoons are still AWOL from MSNBC.com
The Secret Weapon That Will Democratize the World
Missing the real story
can any of them spell:
I read it at the memory hole (www.thememoryhole.org) but IMC needs to see it too.
Sorry for the length of this but I felt this little info-tisement needed a point by point response, the original re-posted text appears are preceeded by > and end in <
A snotty WW column listed Starbucks on 7 corners a "winner" for receiving "free publicity" after "anti-corporate monkey-wrenchers tossed makeshift molotov cocktails."
How to get fired from your radio job - laugh while playing the audio an american getting beheaded.
Ani Haines compiled this flashback of pro-torture
articles. They appeared in the wake of the airliner
Recent posts here missed the point
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, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.
You all _must_ check this out. Could be dark satire or the product of deranged blood thirsty imperialist gamers. you decide.
The world was sickened and revolted by the abhorrent, quasi-pornographic pictures that United States soldiers took of each other, torturing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib jail.
When you put a sign on the freeway
people will read it
until someone takes it down.
The photo opportunity was so perfect, it was unthinkable that it wouldn't happen. Once the media got hold of Lynndie England's military graduation photo, it was only a matter of time before it appeared next to that of Jessica Lynch. Hands up who could resist such a tempting comparison?
One of the leading hosts on the unofficial radio network of the Democratic Party recommended in an apparent "joke" earlier this week that President Bush should be assassinated, reports the New York Daily News.
[Tucson, May 12, 2004] A routine audit of our weblog at Al-Masakin has revealed that the US Department of Justice has once again made a complete review of Al-Masakin Online. The DOJ investigated Al-Masakin Online in response to demands made by several Zionist racists that frequent "Little Green Footballs" webpage.
The official story of his gruesome murder has many dubious aspects, not least the real reason why Iraqi police detained the young man at a checkpoint. New research by BreakForNews has uncovered a plausible explanation.
The FreeRepublic.com web site and forum has a reputation for right-wing views, often fanatical Republican and relentless pro-war activism.
On 7th March, 2004, just three weeks before the first anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, an 'enemies' list of anti-war groups and individuals was posted on the Free Republic forum.
It began: "Here you are, FReepers. Here is the enemy."
The list had been copied from publicly available endorsements of a call to action for an imminent anniversary antiwar protest on 20th March, 2004. The protest was being organized under the banner of the A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism).
Among those listed as having endorsed the call to action was this entry: "Michael S. Berg, Teacher, Prometheus Methods Tower Service, Inc."
That's Nick Berg's father, Michael who acts as business manager for his son in their family radio communications firm, Prometheus Methods Tower Service.
Parody news and disinformation from the original All The News To Give You Fits crew at the Portland Pataphysical Outpatient Clinic, Lounge, and Laundromat.
"That's really what cost my son his life, the fact that the United States government saw fit to keep him in custody for 13 days without any of his due process or civil rights" -- Mr Berg
Declining respect for American cultural values exacerbated by the crisis in Iraq is having a potentially disastrous effect on the image of US brands such as McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Nike and Microsoft, a new worldwide study of consumer attitudes has found.
The number of people who like and use US branded products has fallen significantly over the past year, while brands perceived to be non-American have remained relatively stable.
"Let's face it, folks, we live in a society where sometimes the truth has to be shaded, denied, covered up, in order to protect people's feelings, in order to just keep things on a even keel." -- Rush Lmbaugh, May 10, 2004
Several months back,
Lynndie England is the perfect poster girl for the new American imperium
This is an open call for articles, inks, digital media or audio files on the topic of insurgency. The work will appear in the first issue of Galeropia, a digital magazine produced by Why War?. Galeropia's vision is a nonviolent theory and practice more potent than the prevailing reliance on polemics and death. Our method will be a targeted expansion of the movement's self-knowledge, aesthetics and practice.
Amy Goodman was here to speak this past Saturday. She delivered a message I wish *everyone* could hear. Wonder what kind of ratings she'd get against MacNeil/Lehrer?
Now showing at Videos from the Resistance:
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Tuesday the 11th (tomorrow)
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Iraq, Britain's "war on terror", B.C health workers strike, reviews, photo gallery and much more!
These political cartoons by Ted Rall were removed from MSNBC.com over the weekend.
It's all in the way you frame it, eh?
"Everyday in the mass media, politial commentators denounce social achievements for damaging `Germany's position'. Africa is summarily represented as a continent of hunger and chaos.. For critical media, criticism of the social balance of power is their central task.."
Overall, when it comes to racial aspects, the news coverage is quite PC - as in Pentagon Correct.
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70-City SRO Tour Hits Portland Saturday May 8th 12:30 PM
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yeah whos suprised?
Media Matters for America: Rush Limbaugh Justifies Prison Torture; U.S. Guards Were 'Having a Good Time,' 'Blow(ing) Some Steam Off'
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