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Does Clear Channel have to own every wall in town?
well obviously SOMEONE in the American mass media finally has the right idea -
(excerpted from an article in Editor & Publisher)
Nearly 9,000 U.S. troops dead? A NATIONWIDE CALL FOR INFO FROM SURVIVORS.Author
29 Jun 2005
29 Jun 2005 09:37:33 PM
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Has the Bush administration drastically understated the U.S. military death count by redefining "death"? The following article suggests that it has, and it calls for a nationwide campaign to honor deceased service members by naming and counting them.
According to the article: "...DoD lists currently being very quietly circulated indicate almost 9,000 [U.S. military] dead"; this far exceeds the "official" death count of 1,831. How can this be? It's largely because "U.S. Military Personnel who died in German hospitals or en route to German hospitals have not previously been counted."
NOW HEAR THIS, here and now
"Deux ex Machina"--God in the machine--
And we all know what that means...
Fair is a Media Watch organization. They regularly send out action alerts informing the public of erroneous reporting in the news. This one covers a few comments from Chris Matthews the host of LowBall with Chris Matthews.
This is no joke. server 18.104.22.168 will port scan your system when you attempt to load the article: "Linking Iraq to 9/11"
link to www.newsday.com
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, Spain, China, and Russia.
Over the last month, the American media has studiously avoided a story that has dominated the rest of the world. A leak transcript of a meeting with the British Prime Minister well before the invasion of Iraq showed that the US had decided to go to war even though it had no proof of weapons of mass destruction. Mainstream media argue that there is no news, that the American people already knew that the Bush admistration was mistaken. Conservative talk show hosts continue to deny that there are any problems. In a small, cramped room in the Capitol, Cong. Conyers held hearings on the Downing Street Memo. Ralph Nader, the Green Party and Rep. Maurice Hinchey call for impeachment.
Yikes! Right in the middle of cartoons...comes this ad with a child asking where she should go if there is a terroist attack.
William Blum's West-Bloc Dissident book reveals some hidden history of Pacifica Radio's KPFA station.
A research team at Sonoma State University has recently finished conducting a network analysis of the boards of directors of the ten big media organizations in the US. The team determined that only 118 people comprise the membership on the boards of director of the ten big media giants. This is a small enough group to fit in a moderate size university classroom. These 118 individuals in turn sit on the corporate boards of 288 national and international corporations. In fact, eight out of ten big media giants share common memberships on boards of directors with each other. It is kind of like one big happy family of interlocks and shared interests.
Ronald Reagan voted the greatest American ever? More Evidence of how far this nation's head is crammed up it's own ass...
Everybody else is doing it, so why can't we?
Portland's two main sources of toxic waste (The Oregonian & Tribune) have recently been locked into a heated competition to see who can print the most sensational headlines and ignorant stories about meth abuse in our city.
Finally fed up, I took the time to debunk the premise of the Tribune's most recent front page story on this subject.
A repost from commondreams.org
The decline of America can be seen in many places, tennis is one of them. At the French Open as well as at Wimbledon, Russian female tennis players are dominating the sport. What has happenned to American tennis?
Behind all the optimistic talk about the health of world capitalism from Bush, Blair etc, the more serious analysts are worried. In its semi-annual report, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), representing the richest 26 countries in the world, announced that it is cutting its forecasts for all leading economies. The OECD also forecast that the US current account deficit would continue to rise, hitting nearly $900 billion or 6.7% of US GDP in 2006.
A social analysis of how AIDS' manmade nature was black'd out in favor of accomplice.
Okay I know FOX news is an evil propaganda machine. But I found a little tidbit of rational thought on the website today that acknowledges the Bush's myths v reality.
For those of you who know and are trying to reach out to the misguided masses who actually believe FOX is fair and balanced - maybe you can refer them to this article.
This is a site I frequently have visited and is now no longer available. Did it change address or was it supressed? http://www.infoshop.org/
One of the unsung heroes of the opposition to the Iraqi War is Ann Wright. Rather than support the war, she resigned her position with the State Dept. on March 19, 2003. Ms. Wright, a career diplomat for over 16 years, who had also served in the military, believes the Downing Street Memos have plenty of ammunition in them to support impeachment proceeding against President George W. Bush and criminal charges against others in his administration.
For those who might remember back in the 1980's when Russia tried invading Afghanistan and had to fight the Mujahedeen?
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, Spain, and Russia.
Says many scary things about Amerikkkan life, media & idiotic parents.
Weekly Cartoon from Dirt Worshiping Heathans Sketchbook
WE MUST STOP FUNDING THE ENEMY
AND THE ENEMY IS OUR CORPORATE MEDIA!
We cannot continue to battle the beast while we finance its very existence!
It isn't just that some pamphlet was distributed outside the Conyers hearings on June 16, and that a connection was cited in that pamphlet linking 9/11 to Israeli financing -- NO, THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN THAT. And what there is makes it very clear why the Jew Card had to be played to obscure what had actually happened at the hearing!
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT:
Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern testified as an expert at Conyers' Downing Street Memo hearing. McGovern spoke briefly about Israel and recalled how he once suggested to his CIA boss that Israel may have financed 9/11, after which his boss called him anti-semitic for making that suggestion. Washington Post hack Dana Milbank used this remark to try to discredit McGovern.
IT'S A LOT MORE THAN JUST SOME PAMPHLET passed out by "anti-Semites"!
On April 3, Amy Goodman and David Goodman spoke at a KBCS supporters' brunch in Seattle.
If you believed the pundits of corporate media, you'd be convinced that Hillary Clinton has already cinched the 2008 presidential nomination. Even if you just follow Indymedia, you'd hear that same story from the left (Dave Lindorff) and from the right (Pat Buchanan).
And it may be true! The powers-that-be just may be able to get away with another travesty like when Kerry was somehow featured as the great white hope and ONLY way to beat Bush!
BUT IT MAY BE ANOTHER BIG FAT LIE TOO! If the voting machines can be fixed before 2008 so that what regular rank-and-file Democrats think actually matters -- assuming that they do think -- then the Hillary bubble is seen as nothing more than another media frenzy about to implode!
Forget those desperate appeals to "save" PBS and NPR. They're already lost. Progressives can do better things with their time and their tax dollars than to give it to these liberal media poseurs. -----------------------
The manner in which the Washington Post treated Congressman Conyers' Hearing on the Downing Street Minutes is indicative of the censorship in the lying, biased, corporate owned media and it's time we tell them we're not taking it anymore.
My husband delivers the Oregonian to home subscribers using his own gas and vehicle for which he is not reimbursed.
Dennis Kucinich has been instrumental in introducing bi-partisan legislation to actually confront Congress with the choice of demanding U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.
"CNN is running an online poll of its own which, at the time of this writing with 48,000 votes, is running 79% to 21% in favor of plans being drawn up now for withdrawal."
Please contact your Member of Congress - regardless of his or her party - and urge support for H.J. Res. 55, the Homeward Bound Act. If you get a response that includes objections to withdrawal, WRITE BACK. For talking points, go to:
and scroll down the center column to "Your Advice to Congress on Why the U.S. Should Withdraw"!
AND, you can also explain this initiative to everyone you know! (If they rely on FOX, they won't even know that this legislation has been introduced!
now here's someone thinking along the lines of yours truly:
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link to www.newsnation.net
free intro to 737 page book of documentation, where, given the lack of audiability or verifiability that he won, Bush as well as any upcoming "election" of national scale in many states of the U.S. should be considered entirely media events only and bogus from the point of view of democratic elections. In short, Bush's illegitimacy and lack of total credibilty for holding the office of President of the United States, due to lack of verifiability of votes, can be assured.
"The research and writing in this book has focussed on Ohio, where we have been collectively reporting on electoral politics for more than three decades. [However,] [a]s the documents in the final chapter and appendix to this book show, the bitter controversy over the vote count in Ohio has been mirrored in other
key states around the US." --- "To date, there has been no credible, independent audit of these machines, not in Ohio or in any other state. In Ohio, Secretary of State Blackwell issued an order in the weeks following the election that all 2004 election records, paper and electronic, were to be sealed from public access and inspection. As of this book's publication date, those records remain unobtainable." --- "Major pollsters and their national media clients still refuse to release the raw data." --- "...unfortunate lack of transparency calls all U.S. elections into question."
yes folks, it was because of the 9/11 attacks that the US was FORCED TO INVADE and militarily occupy the country of Iraq (which never, ever attacked the US).
story excerpted below:
If American progressives think they have enough media clout to make a real issue of George W. Bush's possible impeachment over the Iraq War, they should read the account of Rep. John Conyers's rump hearing on the Downing Street Memo that appeared in the Washington Post.
Congressman John Conyers, with a lot of help from his friends, has accomplished an amazing turn-around of corporate media's blackout on the Downing Street Minutes.
Following yesterday's event (hearing and rally in front of the White House), the Washington Post published a very disappointing article covering those monumentally important events. Conyers, as reported in blogs today, is very critical of the WaPo article -- particularly of the WaPo reporter playing of a phoney Jew Card to discredit the entire movement to expose the truth about how the invasion of Iraq was sold to the American people.
They describe them as 'left-leaning blogs.' Too bad, these are people who are simply interested in the truth. If Clinton were doing it they'd be all over him too. Anyone in office who lies will be exposed on the internet by people who are truthseekers, regardless of political position. The Libertarian sites are all over this too (Evolving Libertarian definition - a conservative who is disgusted with lies).
I am NOT spreading fear (as I was accused in a different posting) ... I am spreading reality of what we're up against.
The sorry display of editors making lame excuses for not informing the American public for over a month of the damning written evidence of Bush lying to get the U.S. into a needless war in Iraq?the Downing Street memos?makes it clear that no one who wants to know what's going on should waste time reading or watching the corporate media. --------------------------------------
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.
major breaking news
I have been monitoring media today to explore coverage of the Conyers hearing and the rally outside the White House.
THE CAT IS DEFINITELY OUT OF THE BAG! (Except probably for FOX.)
While we would like NPR to be covering those events, live and in detail, NPR has aired today recorded interviews of two mothers who have lost sons in Iraq combat -- apparently members of the organization "Gold Star Families for Peace." The women were authentic and articulate in stating their objectives in their appearance at yesterday's Gold Star Families for Peace press conference.
Lannan Foundation grant money that helps fund Democracy Now! show was derived from surplus wealth of major investor in ITT, J.Patrick Lannan.
From John Conyers --
"For those commenters who were concerned (or hoping) that there would be a media blackout of the forum, that will not be the case. I have every major network, other than Fox, bringing cameras to the hearing. Nightline is taping the event, which I think represents a welcome development from a well respected investigative program. In addition, C-Span 3 and Radio Pacifica are carrying it live."
Bumper Stickers, media activism and more
"Demand the Truth from the Media" Protest (Tampa, Florida - June 9)
"Demand the Truth from the Media" Protest (Portland, Oregon ????)
KBOO has carried the DSM story, but will KBOO carry the opening of the Conyers hearings and the rally tomorrow in Washington, D.C.?
...even the corporate 'news' can't cover the smell.
The psychologists' report concluded that people ignore corrections irrespective of the certainty that a news report was notorious. The truth is unimportant, one must say. Whether something fits and confirms the world view is decisive.
The server hosting Infoshop.org, Flag.blackened.net, and related websites and email lists has been offline since Monday, June 6.
Media moguls want Supreme Court to restore and loosen ownership of media markets.
Under growing pressure the USDA was forced to use the correct test for Mad Cow, the Western Blot test, on the Mad Cow tested last year, which was subsequently declared negative for Mad Cow disease, and now this Tuesday it was confirmed that the cow was in fact positive for Mad Cow Disease.
stay awake - a verdict is an imminent threat.
The Internet appears to be heavily infiltrated by the CIA.
Contribute your articles on anticapitalism/reports from G8 actions to the Chilean web page Mercado Negro:
Some excerpts from older articles compiled by a student @ Uidaho.
author: Ross Gelbspan / Mother Jones
Jun 11, 2005 12:05
Though global climate change is breaking out all around us, the U.S. news media has remained silent. Not because climate change is a bad story-to the contrary: Conflict is the lifeblood of journalism, and the climate issue is riven with conflict.
The Bush administration and their friends in the media want this story to go away. More than want it to go away, they are in a panic, and will do everything they can to stop it. They will use every dirty trick, every paid shill, every presstitute that they can. Already there is a report that the Michael Jackson jury is "expected" to reach a verdict just before the Conyers hearings.
So, I want YOU to copy this article off, post it everywhere. This article is placed in the public domain. Mail it to your friends. Then send it to your local media and your Congresscritters and have everyone you know do the same. Get on the phones. Flood their offices.
The term is "Viral Marketing" where you get the people who need a product to market it for you. Well, this nation NEEDS this "product". It needs to know that this war was started with lies. INTENTIONAL lies. And they need to know there is something they can do about it, and that is to start pounding on the doors of power.
let them know that you want to see coverage of the Downing Street Minutes story (one of the most viewed at Times Online UK) in the Oregonian.
mention that Rep. John Conyers has sent the White House a specific message about this, and is gathering support in Congress for a full investigation.
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