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American media has pulled out all the stops in its heartbreaking coverage of the Tsunami catastrophe that thus far has claimed 80,000 lives. Every major news organization and even the president himself have declared the death toll "almost incomprehensible".
U.S. Candiate in Ukranian coup refuses independent tests of his so-called dioxin poisioning...though spins it furiously. --- Corp. media disinformation about dioxin/Ukraine, as U.S. spins Cold War propaganda
"To help our readers make an informed judgment about the general character of media reporting on the Ukraine, Emperor's Clothes has studied how the media covered the poisoning story. We used the media search engine, Lexis-Nexis. We began with the hypothesis that the Western media is biased in favor of Viktor Yushchenko and that they were pushing the poisoning story in order to make him seem like an embattled opposition figure. But what we found goes beyond bias.
We found that the media in the US, Germany, the UK, Italy and France systematically withheld and misrepresented information and outright lied. The media have used the poisoning allegation to re-launch the most dishonest kind of Cold War propaganda.
6) We will show that the media have failed to ask the most obvious questions if such questions would undermine Yushchenko's allegations. Example: in mid-December, Yushchenko once again shook things up in the Ukraine by re-raising the poison story. He made a big issue of a Dutch test which supposedly showed he had a lot of dioxin in his blood. Yet even as he disrupted Ukrainian politics once again with these allegations, he also argued that the Ukrainian commission should not reopen his case until after the elections. Why? Because, he said, this would be disruptive! Translation: Yushchenko wanted to make pre-election propaganda out of claims by his highly partisan doctors that the poison allegation was proved, but he did not want a commission including people from across the Ukrainian political spectrum to conduct independent tests.
2004 was to news stories what haggis is to debutante balls. What Quakers are to internet hacking. What Paris Hilton is to mule skinning. That is, unless one was a humorist, which I was -- and, barring an intensification of the stomach ailment that followed multiple servings of ill-preserved oyster stuffing -- still will be. So I have compiled a list of the top ten news stories eliciting humor in 2004. Because it's your right to know.
Aspects of the story not getting covered by corporate media.
Our generosity is so sinful
sometimes, i post the story list for the morning news to increase awareness, promote discussion and feedback. Did we miss anything? contact us below...
The most shocking dimensions of these twin deceits - that the same Bush connected people promulgated fears of fake terrorism from the 1970s to 9-11. THIRTY YEARS in a GLOBE-FULL OF PSYCHOLOGICALLY MANIPULATED PEOPLE BELIEVING A FAKE HISTORY DESIGNED BY EVIL AMERICAN ELITES. "Without fear, how could Americans be manipulated? [In the early 1970s,] Rumsfeld and Cheney began a concerted effort - first secretly and then openly - to undermine Nixon's treaty for peace and to rebuild the state of fear and, thus, reinstate the Cold War. And these two men - 1974 Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Ford Chief of Staff Dick Cheney - did this by claiming that the Soviets had secret weapons of mass destruction that the president didn't know about, that the CIA didn't know about, that nobody but them knew about. And, they said, because of those weapons, the US must redirect billions of dollars away from domestic programs and instead give the money to defense contractors for whom these two men would one day work."
"What if there really was no need for much - or even most - of the Cold War? --- What if, in fact, the Cold War had been kept alive for two decades based on phony WMD threats? --- What if, similarly, the War On Terror was largely a scam, and the administration was hyping it to seem larger-than-life? --- What if our "enemy" represented a real but relatively small threat posed by rogue and criminal groups well outside the mainstream of Islam? --- What if that hype was done largely to enhance the power, electability, and stature of George W. Bush and Tony Blair? --- And what if the world was to discover the most shocking dimensions of these twin deceits - that the same men promulgated them in the 1970s and today?
The myth-shattering event took place in England the first three weeks of October,...
Just another observation in the spin storm....
What did we miss today? Give us feedback, and send us your story ideas!
Santa Cruz Community Television is offering up more than the usual community dish. Recently, Club Cruz, a locally produced television show, has been used as a platform for virtual infomercials for an extremist group with a record of harassing peace advocates.
The show, produced by Santa Cruz resident Becky Johnson, has featured on several occasions a man named Lee Kaplan, self-proclaimed founder and director of the extreme Zionist group, Dafka.
A 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. China, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.
salvationinc presents a christmas musical play at the tonic lounge this friday. show starts at 9:30 admission is 4 dollars.
post of an interview with robert jefferson where he discusses his history, which to me raises questions
We intermittently post our morning story list to give you a quick scan of what's going on, and to promote feedback about KBOO news.. if we missed a story, let us know!
shame forced me to cancel my subscription
looks like Google News is trying to give a "point spread" to the total number of story hits on the Mosul Army tent attack -
In 1986 Frank Zappa told it EXACTLY like it is in defense of our freedom of speech.
I think he made some good picks for being focused on just overhyped and underreported as opposed to stories that were the most inaccurate or the most misleading (Gary Webb's death comes to mind). I would say most anything about the election was usually overhyped though sometimes underreported (the presidential campaigns provided plenty of examples of both). I would say he missed the underreporting on protests (the DNC/RNC protests being perhaps the most glaring) and the stop-loss orders that have led to a military that is no longer composed solely of volunteers (perhaps that is part of "the list goes on and on"). I'm interested to know what other stories people think were overhyped or underreported or perhaps misleading or inaccurate.
Here is the Lone Star Iconoclast,(crawford, tx). Considering they were smeared when they endorsed Kerry, it's only right they cover the stolen election. Yes, it's a stolen election, don't believe? like they say in Texas..."let's smoke em' out".
Like they supply some missing link...
Yesterday, the communications department at Cornell University released a poll exploring some of the pertinent topics of our times. They studied the effects of "religiosity" against attention to corporate media (which means TV news) and how these factors affect personal opinon of such things as civil liberties and treatment of Muslims.
The drugs now creating a sh**-storm at the NIH are the same drugs that Democracy Now, Mother Jones and PBS have been calling "life-saving AIDS medications" for a decade plus.
Wakey, wakey, liberal media. You've been fast asleep
Hey have you heard, some anthrax happenings, vote fraud? What's that? Obstruction of justice? Congressman sought to alter totals, testimony in Ohio case says.
Don't wait around for everyone who got it wrong about the arsons in Charles Co. MD to issue a mea culpa. That sort of thing never happens in our media culture. Instead, be aware of your position in the chain of information and take steps to make yourself an effective activist for the future.
Currently, there is a big hue and cry on the part of the Green and Libertarian Parties, and Nader to count all the votes. I am in favor of this, as it will undoubtedly disclose major differences between false vote counts reported in the media - like 3.5 million more votes nationally for Bush than Kerry; 136,000 more for Bush than Kerry in Ohio, and other such inaccurate data.
His speech was radical. "Why do we continue to permit systems and agriculture," he asked in reference to one of Claire Short's more malignant "poverty alleviation" projects "that seem bound to contribute to further human misery and indignity? It's all very well talking about the need for 'globalization with a human face,' but the reality is something quite different somewhat different. Left to its own devices, globalization will sow the seeds of ever greater poverty." No one would claim to have the answer, but he continued "but surely the first step to finding solutions is being willing to face up to both the causes and the scale of the problem."
From where I was sitting, the 5,000 or so, mostly non- English audience reacted to the prince not as the future king of someone else's country, but a spokesman for a vital movement of which they were all a part. People nodded their heads and support and not a little amazement. Very few of them had been aware until then of his commitment to these issues. But when the British papers surfaced the following day there was barely a mention...
He additionally said Slow Food is "a small but significant challenge to the massed forces of globalization, the industrialization of agriculture and homogenization of food."
The ancient Greeks made a distinction between licensed authority of the sort you earn nowadays when you give New Labour a big check, and natural authority, which comes with wisdom and experience. Like the monarchy or hate it—-it's hard to deny the Prince of Wales has an abundance of both.
I'm trying as much as I can to post the stories for the AM news to pdx indymedia, just cuz, well, why not. Did we get your story?
One of our bloggers sent in this impassioned plea for help from Gary Polvinale, in Sandusky, Ohio. Gary describes how hard people in Ohio are working to make sure that every vote gets counted, and why he's looking for you to write to the media and demand that they start reporting on the growing list of irregularities being uncovered as the recount moves ahead.
A 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. China, Netherlands, Cuba, Spain, and Russia.
The MSM, who always tell the truth, no matter what, "cross my heart and hope to die". Have gone from watchdogs to propaganda arm of the pentagon. They have set up the matrix right in front of our eyes. From a blackout on the coffins, to uber-nationalism, and 1/2 truths and coupled with republican anti-activist PR firms spreading disinfo,(dezenhall resources)
J. Kenneth Blackwell just cannot help himself from appearing so disingenuous that whatever official credibility he had left has now evaporated. This ongoing election fraud saga has been playing out now for a month with each day bringing a new depth that Mr. Blackwell is willing to stoop to. With each day, Blackwell continues to spit at our democracy and the American people.
Is there any chance of preventing the hammering of the last nail into America's coffin on Coronation (formerly Inauguration) Day? Yes, but all care must be administered to our critically ill nation ere January 6, or she's a goner for good. For more details, read on
NEW YORK - The death of investigative reporter Gary Webb has been confirmed as a suicide, according to a coroner's statement. There has been speculation that he may have met with foul play because he had received two gunshot wounds to the head, The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday.
"...It has been a sad few weeks." If you haven't dropped by to hear some thoughts from Bahdad burning, keep it in your bookmarks. She has a hard time posting...with the electricity going out all the time.
I'm not sure what is worse...Iraq, corporate media coverups, tanking economy, fraudulent elections, stolen liberty...oh, how about that bin laden guy, wasn't all this his fault? In this clip, watch some US soldiers sell you their new humvee...very low sticker price: $87B
Why 2000 was Prelude to 2004 -- and the Democratic Party Got Mugged a Second Time.
The Board of Directors of Black Box Voting hereby gives a statement of unequivocal support for Black Box Voting Executive Director Bev Harris, her work and tireless dedication to accountable voting in the United States.
Circle A Radio, the twice-monthly anarcha-feminist program on KBOO (90.7) has shows archived on PDX IMC!
It's never too early to start the speculation. In fact, I'm surprised it's taken this many days to finally see some of it on the Internet. Of course, Webb's death wasn't nearly the media spectacle Paul Wellstone's death was two years ago for obvious reasons.
Check out the stories that we ran this morning. Did we miss anything? If so, contact us and make us feel bad. We need the feedback! Plus, if you scan this, you really will be better informed.
The Emperor & Cabal in Bushington, D.C. (Dominion of
Cheney), are now saying that 80,000 more Army troops
and 30,000 more Marines are needed in Iraq to bring
an end to the Iraqi resistance.
AFP reports Yushchenko supporters taking their message from Kiev to the countrysides. Also, A Slovak-funded organization will reprise its role as election observer in Ukraine on December 26, when citizens recast their votes for president.
Where Michael Moore, the fly on the wall, tip toes...Danny Schechter stomps around like the elephant in the room.
december 13, 2004
gary webb - pulitzer prize winner, author of dark alliance cia-drug series dead of reported suicide
It's official. Not much anyone can do now. Fl went too. So it's over. Kerry seems to have tried to step in at the last minute, but nothing notable came of it, it would appear. Too late, too little, but wanted to get his name in at the end. What a sick situation we have in this country. Expect some staged stories involving Michael Jackson and Scott Peterson if anything keeps going after this.
These groups give people false hope, instead of a sensible solution.
Was driving along Belmont and happened to notice a billboard around 28th or so. What a great opportunity to try out my fancy new cellphone with photo capability!
While in Kanada on December 2/04, George II said ALL
nations must join his NWO and use pre-emptive strikes
against "all enemies of 'democracy'".
The stories of "election" fraud are legion.
We have entranced ourselves and fallen under a self-created spell if we imagine that the past exists in a solid, objective way. To quote Wheeler "It is wrong to think of that past as 'already existing'... ..the past has no existence except as it is recorded in the present." When we become convinced that the past exists in a solid way, we solidify it in our imagination as being that particular way, which will thereby create compelling evidence that proves the rightness of our point of view (that the past really is that way). When we imagine that the past is a particular way, for example, this conviction effects our present moment experience AS IF the past really was that way, which just confirms to us our conviction that the past REALLY IS that way, which just makes the past seem even more AS IF it really was that way, ad infinitum.This is to fall into a self-created and infinitely self-confirming feedback loop that is synchronistic and atemporal in its operation and thereby has the nature of a self-fulfilling prophecy. We have unwittingly literally hypnotized ourselves by our own power of effecting reality by the way we observe it...KEEP PUSHING AND FIGHTING, We are 'lifting the veil' OFF this fundamental issue and steadily breaking through into consensus reality- at the Ohio Capital last saturday the response from motorists was OverWhelming! ALSO, official Government document, Declaration of Intent to Nullify Ohio's Electors as chosen by biased Blackwell and send another set of electors representing the "Will of The People"
We can now stop the sickening fascist propaganda from Ruppert Murdock by blocking his channel from our cable services!
Poor corporate media "journalists"(say that one with a straight face). The story of the year, quite possibley the century...and they have to sit on their corporate fists, reading teleprompters. You can see it in their faces, I thought comedy central was good. The real joke is on mainstream media. It's not even deception or 1/2 truth anymore, just a joke.
It's an old story--this one from the late Cold War--The Government tells the lie that the Media calls the truth.
See what the whole world knows, behind the U.S. media wall.
A 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.
Roth's story conflates anti-war and anti-Semitic notions dangerously.
American soldiers dying in the Emperor's quagmire in Iraq.
In this blog entry from optruth.org, a soldier takes the media to task, but also Rumsfeld. Read today's article, "media manipulation", to see the parallel between his complaints and a former officer addressing that exact same issue in detail. There is also a short comment about vets coming back...showing up at shelters.
For over a decade, KBOO morning talk radio has been dominated by a handful of voices. Four of the five talk shows have been on the air over 11 years. This is a problem as KBOO's mission is about diversity and airing opinions not otherwise heard.
This article comes from an independent(?) site called Foreign Policy in Focus. The article is just more acknowledgedment of the corporate grip on the US media. We know the Jessica Lynch story was a scam, here a retired US army colonel breaks down the Pat Tillman fraud and elaborates on media manipulation.
There were two wars going on in Iraq - one was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs and a fearsome military force. The other was fought alongside it with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists and propaganda techniques.
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