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When a triumphal George W. Bush declared his intention to cash in on his "political capital" in the days after the election, he was merely reaffirming his commitment to hand over the reins of power to a higher authority than even Dick Cheney. The religious right, with its enormous political stake in the "End Times" outcome of America's latest Imperial misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan, have seized upon Bush's continued pledge to transform the "Homeland" into a locked down religious theme park with the organizational zeal they had previously reserved for bilking gullible parishioners out of their social security checks.
The limits of honesty in the mainstream press
[From a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. sponsored by Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism (11/4/04), excerpted from Extra! January/February 2005 http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=21&extra_issue_id=140]
with the recent Srebrenica video in mind, i came across this article by Ivan Amato, that should be compulsory reading
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
OK, Congress - IS THIS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO IMPEACH THE SMIRKY BASTARD?
The hypocricy never ends with the Bush 9/11 exploitation industry.
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Critical info turns up missing
"Knowledge is the antidote to fear." Emerson
Here is your chance to speak up.
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Like Hillary Clinton said, Iraq is nothing like vietnam, it's like Korea and we've been there for 50 years. Maybe she should read this guys' blog for another perspective on that, unless she expects americans to die in Iraq for the next 50 years on a lost cause.
A weeekly cartoon from Dirtworshiping Heathens Sketchbook...
I thought I might try writing a small review of what I saw yesterday on the view.I'm an old sixties hippy so please forgive me if this is not appropriate.
The US media have ducked reporting on the August 2002 British intelligence memorandum to Tony Blair stating that the US had decided to invade Iraq and would "fix" the intelligence to make the case for war, but a Brit journalist at a typically sedate and orchestrated White House press conference, by asking the question of Bush, finally forced the story onto page one. -------------------
If team bush has nothing to hide why do they get so defensive? Why suddenly are there articles claiming election fraud on Galloway. Why is al-jazeera(who was bombed and forced to shut down their offices in iraq) being called a terrorist news outfit? Does anyone know where the guy that supposedly comitted 9/11 is? or did Galloway and al-jazeera do that too. Maybe it's true what they say about truth, after they angrily oppose you, you win. No wonder congress wants to expand the patriotic act.
We knew there was under reporting but now the figures are definitive!
"Racism, in fact, may be gaining a firmer foothold in American media institutions as its promoters adopt more stealthy and sophisticated ways of presenting it."
The corporate media are the common enemy of the American people and they have to be treated as such. They have to be made to feel the anger of the public. They have to be made to feel ashamed of what they are doing.
None of the corporate media are really telling it the way they should, but some (FOX) are obviously more phony than others.
If we count the Kennedy Assasination, the impeachment of Richard Nixon was the second coup d'etat by the central bankers in a dozen years.
Jim Hougan, co-author "Silent Coup: The Removal of a President "(1992) believes Felt was badgered into playing this role by family and friends. According to Houghton, Felt wrote a book about his career in the FBI. In it, he goes out of the way to say that he met Woodward on a single occasion. This was in Felt's FBI office, and the upshot of it was that Felt told Woodward that he would not cooperate with him in his pursuit of "Watergate." Houghton says no one in or around the Nixon White House was in a position to know all of the things that Throat is alleged to have told Woodward. For example, Felt had no way of knowing about the 18-and-a-half minute gap in Rosemary Woods' tape. This strongly suggests that Throat was a composite. "What we have here, then, is the sad spectacle of an old man being manipulated," says Houghton. "The only person who meets [the Deep Throat] criterion, to my knowledge, is Robert Bennett. Now one of the most powerful men in the U.S. Senate, Bennett was President of the Robert R. Mullen Company in 1972-3. This was the CIA front for which Howard Hunt worked." Houghton obtained a memo under the Freedom of Information Act in which Bennett admits he is briefing Bob Woodward. "Woodward's gratefulness was manifest in the way he kept the CIA, in general, and the Robert R. Mullen Company, in particular, out of his stories."
The media act
For the nearly 20 years she has been in Congress, Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has fought for fairness on the airwaves.
Protest for the uncovering of the Downing Street Memo. Location: The Oregonian. When: Mo 6/6/05 7:30am
The opposite is demonstrated with spectacular and brutal actions when the US media report about successes in the battle against the enemies of freedom in Iraq.
The Oregonian ran an editorial yesterday condemning Amnesty International's frank, honest, well-researched, and terrifying document regarding torture at Guantanamo. If The O wants to attack, we need to fight back.
Portland independent media center is the pefect example of what is wrong with the left. On it's pages, one can read about community, state, national, and international news; but I don't see where the dot's connect. There are articles on threatened forests, big-brother, homelessness, ect- and all seemingly unrelated. Do the writers of these articles not understand the causes of these problems? and if they do- shouldn't we all be focusing our attention on the cause?
If the corporate media want viewers and readers to hold them in higher regard, they need to start doing real reporting again, and making aggressive use of anonymous sources who can point them to where there is corruption and abuse of power. The alternative is a media that just purveys press handouts. -----------------
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Witness against State of California has 'heart attack'.
What is the internet press saying about this?
this is the most lethal weaponry aimed at the american people, yet the internet press does not report on it.
why? make them answerable.
Greg Palast reminds the Washington Post what investigative journalism is.
We know we live in bizarre times, but this past week we've learned the Army is replacing Humvees with minivans, that Guantanamo prisoners were bought, not captured, and with all this, Bush wants us to "stay the course," whatever that is. ---------------
DJ MicroBrew's "FSCK The Corporate Media"
Podcast number 6! Here's the low fi.
Get the higher ones over at radio4all or liveradio.
The last week of May was a nail-biting time for fans of the greatest soap opera to come out of the War on Terror - the Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Show.
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President Bush and those around him lied, and the rest of us let them. Harsh? Yes. True? Also yes.
The "smoking gun," as some call it, surfaced on May 1 in the London Times. It is a highly classified document containing the minutes of a July 23, 2002, meeting at 10 Downing Street in which Sir Richard Dearlove, head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, reported to Prime Minister Tony Blair on talks he'd just held in Washington. His mission was to determine the Bush administration's intentions toward Iraq.
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Geller on till 9am today, Monday May 29th 2005
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Bill O'Reilly of FOX news has this to say about the difference between the jury in the Michael Jackson case and the jury in the O. J. Simpson case:
"It's regular folks. This is not L.A. and O.J. Simpson. This is regular folks."
from "The O'Reilly Factor" May 25, 2005 (FOX news network)
What O'Reilly means is that black people aren't "regular folks"!
The "irregular folks" on the O.J. Simpson jury:
2 whites, 1 Hispanic, no Asians, 9 blacks.
The "regular folks" on the Michael Jackson jury:
7 whites, 4 Hispanic, 1 Asian, no blacks.
media hounds diggin' up more dirt
Subversive elements within the blogosphere are conspiring to set specific targets for a NEWS strike.
It has been over 40 years or more that the corporate media system has been attacking the American dream of an open society. Time to fight back. And the people have the proper weapon for this kind of battle.
Kick `em in the nuts.
The family jewels.
Their money sacks.
Follow the money...and then close off the supply lines.
What're they gonna do? Drop bombs on our homes because we stopped buying the NY Times or products that sponsor network news?
It's an idea whose time has come.
Tillamook Insider May, 2005 * Is there a political fungus in the forests? The Oregonian thinks so! * Eugene Register-Guard says ODF must "Keep faith with voters." * Reserves important to sustainability * New ideas about treating Swiss Needle Cast Disease * Action Needed: Letters to the Editor
If you replace vietnam w/ Iraq and Diem for Saddam, his words are timeless. If we use the words of the people they have already killed, they can't be suicided again. Fascists get really angry when you try to point out history to them.
What document did these questions originate from?
Not like MTV has ever been a bastion of artistic expression, but not to let NIN play infront of an unaltered photo of the US President is just one more encroachment on freedom of speech in America. I for one won't watch the MTV Movie Awards this year.
We all know Fox has knack for being mean to anyone not american, it's all they have to sell, but this little comment from a "military analyst" is about as 1953 as you can get. They don't hate us because of freedom, they hate us because of people like bush and his boys at fox.
CNNtv reports 5 arrests ( all protesters and/or latino ) and 1 racist geezer who was later released without charge. 60 cops in riot gear.
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85% of the shows on KBOO have been on for more than 5 years. I am concerned that KBOO has very little opportunity for new programmers and new shows.
On May 25th, Federal Communications Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein gave a rousing speech about the "most pernicious symptoms" of "increasing commercialization of American media," including product placement and corporate shills in "news" programming. Email all four FCC commissioners today to require TV stations to make "clear and prominent" disclosure of all covert commercial propaganda, including product placement and corporate shills.
Conyers: A lot of people ask me "why aren?t you guys doing this?" and I say, good night, we are doing it. But I guess it is like a tree cut in the forest, if you nobody hears it, it is not being done. This is just another part of our responsibility, to get accuracy out and also let our citizens know what's really happening and how the media has been intimidated, browbeaten and corrupted by the government itself.
Today's headlines talk of "Low Poll Numbers for Bush" in a recent CBS poll.
Does this mean that the president and his policies are becoming less popular or that the media is not being effective at promoting them?
Since the election, viewership in the coveted 25-54 age bracket of Fox News has fallen from over 1,000,000 in October to under 450,000 in April, according to a CNN press release.
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I've got a plan, no PNAC think tank required, impeach George W. Bush. Michael Chossudovsky makes the obvious more painful.
Everybody remember Pat Tillman, football hero of Afghanistan?
well, now his own blood are railing at the lying fascists who have exploited his name.
British Memo Indicates Bush Administration Fixed Intelligence to Justify Iraq Invasion
Interview with Greg Palast, investigative reporter and author, conducted by Scott Harris
The corporate media shamefully pushed Schiavo on us. The New York Times became another National Enquirer. And how do they justify themselves? They say that the public likes "human interest" stories.
But what about Willy Searcy? Never heard of Willy Searcy? No, of course, not -- because corporate media aren't interested in THAT human interest story. That story would totally expose, like the emperor's new clothes, Bush's Pricsilla Owen, the oh-so-nice judge that wants to go from the Texas Supreme Court to the U.S. Supreme Court. The judge that Bush has chosen to lead off in his current campaign of disciplining rebellious Democrats in the Senate -- what they are calling the "nuclear" thing.
She's been bought and paid for by Texas oil and gas interests since she left law school. Starting out after law school by working as a corporate attorney specializing in oil and gas, Owen continued to work for the same interests as a judge after she was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court by then-governor George W. Bush. So, when it came time for Owen to choose between the life of a young victim of an automobile accident and the interests of a corportion -- she made the obvious choice.
But, the thing is -- how is it that she is being fronted as "pro-life"? Pro-corporate or for big business, yeah, but pro-life?
Impeachment is now a solemn duty but we might get help from the least likely sources... Does Bush have a secret love affair??!??
In several previous PRAVDA articles, I discussed the Bush dictatorship's prominent use of Adolph Hitler's "great lie theory" - the political tactic where a leader fabricates "great lies," then "eternally" repeats them until a significant portion of the population comes to accept them as truth. The Bush dictatorship also discovered a residual benefit of the "great lie theory": People are often so myopic or so embarrassed by their gullibility that, even after the "great lies" are exposed, they would rather reward the liar than acknowledge the lie.
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