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May 04 07:51

Email 7 Clearly Fake News Stories That Fooled The Mainstream Media

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And ABCNNBBCBS claims the blogs are unreliable!

May 03 22:11

Advertising giant WPP to axe 7,200 jobs

Global advertising firm WPP will cut a total of 7,200 jobs this year, many in Britain, Europe and the US, where growth has been falling as the recession forces companies to slash their advertising and marketing budgets. About half this number has already been lost, with the rest expected to go by the end of 2009, sources close to the company say.

May 03 13:48

The things you don’t read about Barack Obama

Will Rogers famously pleaded that all he knew was what he read in the papers. If all a person knew of Barack Obama’s first 100 days as president was what they read of them in this newspaper, it would seem to be a very charmed young presidency. So here is a small selection of news on the most powerful man on Earth which has been deemed unfit to print:

May 03 08:19

Swine flu pandemic? It feels like a phoney war

Oh! God, now I know it is serious. The Health Protection Agency has sent me an algorithm to tell me how to deal with swine flu. It arrived today in an email with one of those red exclamation marks at the side. An algorithm, for those who don't know, is a "finite sequence of instructions, an explicit, step-by-step procedure for solving a problem". It is very complicated. I do not understand it. Fortunately the primary care trust has also sent me a red exclamation mark email with instructions I can understand: "The main message remains: always use a tissue to catch coughs and sneezes, throw away used tissues and regularly wash your hands."

May 02 12:51

Answers About Torture Often Oversimplify

It's easy to say that torture is wrong and that whatever tradition we hold dear forbids it. I wish it were that simple.

and with that , it's off to the NEXT story .

May 02 12:34

Critics Say Obama's Torture Ban Undermines Vow to Protect America

FOX NEWS Critics Say Obama's Torture Ban Undermines Vow to Protect America
Obama has argued that any intelligence gained by methods his administration deems torture could have been obtained instead by methods that don't violate American principles ideals. And so on and so forth blahblahblha ...

It Freaken' Illegal . Obama didn't "BAN" anything .
IT WAS ILLEGAL BEFORE BUSH BECAME PRESIDENT ! Bush just decided to break the Law , and if Obama fails to prosecute , He'll be breaking the law too .

May 02 11:51

Expert says 'just another flu virus,' so why the fear?

May 02 09:58

There is nothing wrong with your television set

There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling the transmission. If we wish to make you suffer, we will make up a pandemic. If we wish to make it softer, we will tell you it’s not so bad, after all. We will control your life. We will control your fears. We can provide images that will make you cringe. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next lifetime, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great hoax. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the White House and CIA to the deepest recess of your sheeple mind.

May 02 09:22

Shadow Government

Who Rules America?

Who Controls The U.S. Media?

May 01 15:22

SWINE FLU LAYS ONE DOWN

Jay Severin, a punk posing as a pundit

Severin reportedly called illegal immigrants from Mexico "criminaliens," "primitives," and "leeches." Yes, he said that Mexico's leading exports were "venereal disease," "women with mustaches," and "swine flu."

The secret to his success - to the degree one could call a talk-radio host who traffics in venom and vitriol a success - was simple.

First, he appealed to the visceral grievances and resentments of his audience. Second, he flattered them by continually telling them they were the best and brightest, men and women of intelligence and discrimination.

What better salve for a listener's ego than to be told that his darker instincts are the very essence of red-, white- and blue-blooded patriotism?

May 01 15:02

Radio personality Shannon Burke accused of shooting wife, dog

Radio personality Shannon Burke makes his first appearance in Seminole circuit court, Friday, May 1, 2009, in Sanford. He was arrested Thursday and charged with shooting his wife and dog. Bail was set at $10,000.

May 01 12:00

Fox "News" Suggests Martial Law is Imminent

OK, so the main way that corporate media channels communicate with you is through the use of banners. You need not pay as much attention to what the talking heads say, their words are secondary as they babble on to reinforce the central point splashed across the banner. If you ever wanted to know what a channel like FOX (or CNN or MSNBC - they're all corrupt) wants you to think about a certain issue, well, its hidden in plain sight, written right there.

May 01 10:35

Dumbed down news drives down newspaper circulation

USA TODAY attributes its decline to a drop-off in hotel occupancy due to the economic slump plus a December price increase for non-subscription copies. Does that give you a clue? It’s famous for the easy-to-read, non-investigative, non-challenging and totally bland as a hotel room’s wallpaper writing with lots of pictures to boot, duh. It is the antithesis of what journalism should be -- and the opposite of what the Internet is, rich with facts, opinions, theories, history, politics, blogs, websites, search engines, conspiracy theories, truth, lies and videotape, name it.

May 01 07:53

As deadline looms, will NY Times shut The Boston Globe?

The New York Times Co, which bought the Globe for $1.1 billion in 1993, threatened at the start of April to shut the money-losing, award-winning broadsheet unless the paper's 13 unions agree by Friday to $20 million in concessions.

As the deadline approaches, the future of one of America's most acclaimed regional newspapers looks unclear, illustrating deepening problems for an industry that has few answers for an accelerating, long-term shift of advertising to the Internet.

Names of potential buyers have surfaced only to disappear nearly as quickly, some worrying about finding a profitable financial model for a newspaper that won 20 Pulitzer Prizes and dominates news coverage in the six-state New England region but has faced steep drops in circulation.

May 01 07:52

Severin suspended for comments about Mexican immigrants

Jay Severin, the fiery right wing talk show host on Boston's WTKK-FM radio station, was suspended yesterday after calling Mexican immigrants "criminaliens," "primitives," "leeches," and exporters of "women with mustaches and VD," among other incendiary comments.

May 01 00:13

Swine flu source spawns wild theories

Finding the source of a new virus is key for scientists because understanding how it jumped to humans can lead to better drugs and vaccines as well as help prevent future outbreaks.

But one link experts probably won't be exploring is an Internet report charging that Mexican drug cartels working with al Qaeda unleashed the swine flu.

"The claim of the conspiracy theorists is that this new combination could not have occurred naturally, but this is not true," the New Scientist's biology editor Michael Le Page wrote.

Apr 30 18:34

The real victims of swine flu

As the media focus on a global sneezing fit, the plight of people in Congo, Somalia, Burma and China is being ignored.

...

For others, like the Israeli and Sri Lankan governments, flu victims provide a welcome diversion from military victims. While the Sri Lanka's Tamil-bashing president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, seems hell-bent on turning his country into a rogue state, Israel's army has been quietly insisting its not dissimilar operations in Gaza in January were entirely in accordance with international law.

Human Rights Watch heaped scorn on Israel's claims this week while the International Crisis Group warned that a "boiling" Gaza could soon explode again. But with the world busy holding its nose and examining the contents of its handkerchief, who's listening?

Apr 30 06:01

Doubt over INM future

Newspaper giant Independent News and Media (INM) warned today of “significant doubt” over whether the entire company can continue as a going concern.

INM, which owns more than 200 newspaper and magazine titles across the world including the Irish Independent, said it cannot pay a €200m bond which is due to mature on May 18.

The group said that while it still remained profitable it was now in danger of breaching the covenants on its borrowing facilities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No doubt the corporate media will whine and blame the bloggers for their troubles, but the fact is that most of the corporate media made the choice to stand with those who lied us into wars of conquest, and the public no longer trusts them, even as the corporate media blasts us with new polls assuring us that the world loves our glorious leaders!

Apr 29 06:29

Why YOU cannot sell YOUR house

Bloomberg.com - Courtney Schlisserman - Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Declined at Slower Pace - The decline in home prices in 20 major U.S. cities slowed in February for the first time since 2007, amplifying signals that the market may be stabilizing.

The S&P/Case-Shiller index’s 18.6 percent decrease compares with a record 19 percent decline the month before. The gauge has fallen every month since January 2007, and year-over-year.

[But that doesn't tell the true story.]

Apr 28 16:01

Humour / Sarcasm used as weapons against the Gov't

Newspapers give thumbs down to Government claims on ID cards
23 Apr 2009
National newspapers have portrayed Government policy on ID cards as illiberal, unsafe and being introduced by stealth according to a study published today.
The four-month snapshot of 280 newspaper articles and letters was carried out by Elisa Pieri, a researcher at The University of Manchester.
The study examined the coverage in four broadsheets and three tabloids, and all their Sunday editions.
It found that newspapers used a range of arguments to condemn the policy on ID cards. Humour and sarcasm were among the strategies used to undermine the arguments made by the Government.

Apr 28 09:18

Time Magazine Preps Americans For Mandatory Vaccinations

Time Magazine’s coverage of the swine flu scare has a noticeable subplot - preparing Americans for draconian measures to combat a future pandemic as well as forcing them to accept the idea of mandatory vaccinations.

Apr 28 05:12

Growing Evidence of a Fictitious War on Terrorism - Calls Into Question Where all the Stinking Media Pundits Have Led Us

BBC - Trio cleared over 7/7 attacks - Three men have been cleared of helping to plan the 7/7 London suicide attacks.

[There is something hideously Kafkaesque to be found -reading about a second trial where the defendants are again found innocent, of crimes that could result in the death penalty. It should make you feel deeply ashamed of your humanity's belief in any human competence. The trial itself -is simply far more heinous than the original crime.]

Apr 28 04:27

Madison Avenue (Around the corner from Wall Street) - Famous for Whipping People Into a Frenzy - Resist the Lies!

The New York Times - Media & Advertising - STUART ELLIOTT - Never Mind What It Costs. Can I Get 70% Off? - AS the recession drags on, more retailers are finding they cannot get consumers to buy much of anything unless they offer huge sales, symbolized by significantly high double-digit percentage discounts.

[The basic theory of Madison Avenue is that there is a sucker born every minute. Hello? Knock!-Knock!-Knock! Is anyone home?]

Apr 27 10:56

Scarborough: ‘Rational fear’ justifies torture

In debating the use of torture on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski expressed a concern that “fear and reality will overtake morality.” However, host Joe Scarborough did not see that as a problem and seemed to believe it was completely appropriate for what he called “rational fear” to far outweigh morality.

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We'll remind you that you said that, Joe, just before the waterboarding starts.

Apr 27 08:47

Glenn Beck: A Savvy Fraud Who Knows Just How to Please His Audience of Conservative Suckers

Fox News host Glenn Beck has done all the necessary spadework to position himself at the center of a brewing and increasingly paranoid right-wing insurgency. From challenging Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison to prove he isn't working with Al Qaeda, to taking tearful stands against Barack Obama's Democratic Reich, the self-described “rodeo clown” is pushing his televised tirades and skits closer to the angrier, more unhinged fare of his daily talk radio show, now ranked third nationally, where he has been honing his confessional Molotov-throwing shtick for a decade.

Apr 26 19:14

Progressives Lack a Limbaugh-Like Voice

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I volunteer!!!!!!

Apr 26 08:17

The Pulitzer-Winning Investigation That Dare Not Be Uttered on TV

The New York Times' David Barstow won a richly deserved Pulitzer Prize yesterday for two articles that, despite being featured as major news stories on the front page of The Paper of Record, were completely suppressed by virtually every network and cable news show, which to this day have never informed their viewers about what Bartow uncovered. Here is how the Pulitzer Committee described Barstow's exposés:

Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals, working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from policies they defended.

Apr 25 23:24

Flashback,Will Tea Partiers also protest against torture/swine flu makers?

Huge Protests As New Jersey Declares Flu Vaccines Mandatory http://www.prisonplanet.com/huge-protests-as-new-jersey-declares-flu-v...

Hundreds of concerned parents participated in demonstrations outside the New Jersey Statehouse yesterday in protest of the State’s decision to mandate flu vaccinations for young children.
Protesters also turned out to support a bill that would allow for conscientious objections to forced vaccinations, arguing that medication should be the choice of the parent not the government.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008 at 06:36

http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2006/10/bush-to-sign-torture-bill-tuesd...
15 October 2006
Bush to Sign Torture Bill Tuesday - Protest

Apr 25 08:28

Keith Olbermann offers Sean Hannity $1000 for every second he can endure waterboarding

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I'll chip in a few hundred to see THAT!!!!!!

Apr 25 07:58

The Housing Crash: The Data Confirms a Downward Momentum

Why is the media misleading the public about housing? The housing market is crashing. There are no "green shoots" or "glimmers of hope"; the market is worn to a stump, it's kaput. Still, whenever new housing figures are released, they're crunched and tweaked and spin-dried until they tell a totally different story; a hopeful story about an elusive "light in the tunnel". But there is no light in the tunnel; it's a myth. The truth is, there's no sign of a turnaround or a "bottom" in housing at all; not yet, at least. The real estate market is freefalling and it looks like its got a long way to go. So why is the media still peddling the same "rose-colored" claptrap that put the country in this pickle to begin with?

Apr 25 07:50

Our Fearless Independent Media Ignore the Pulitzer Prize That Calls Them On Their Own Conflicts of Interest

I meant to get to this earlier in the week. It's so illustrative of the problems with our corporate media that the guy who wins a Pulitzer prize for investigative reporting is ignored - because he was investigating the corporate media for stacking the deck with paid sources to support the Iraq war

Apr 24 10:10

CBS Censors Cold Fusion Video - Was Fourth Most Popular

Apr 24 08:23

Torture

On Tuesday evening, I watched Anderson Cooper and Bill O'Reilly utter the same euphemism for torture. "Harsh" techniques, they said. And then, to each of their guests they posed the question of whether or not these "harsh interrogation techniques" worked and shouldn't that be an important part of judging their merit? I felt dirty just listening to them.

Apr 23 16:46

New York Times Sales Dive While Local Internet Ads Are Up

It’s a sad state of affairs when a mainstay like the New York Times loses over 28 percent of its print advertising revenue in a quarter. In fact, the print revenue losses amounted to $61.6 million. The NYT’s internet ad sales shrunk by about 5 to 6-percent last quarter as well, because of the faltering economy.

See also: I Am Blogger - Hear Me Roar!

Apr 23 14:36

Katie Couric and CBS News Get Creative With Facebook Pages

The challenge, should you choose to accept, is to create a 20 second video on what Obama’s done wrong or right while in office, and post it to her Facebook Page. The best videos will be included in a live broadcast from CBSNews.com on April 29 at 7pm EST.

Apr 23 10:51

HOUSTON CHRONICLE EDITORIAL CARTOON

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Take a look at the cartoon of Ahmadinejad. The historical truth is that Iran has not invaded another country for over 200 years while the blood from Lebanon and Gaza still drips from Israel's hands. Yet the obvious shills are piling on to assure us all that this cartoon represents reality.

Please take a moment to add your own comments about this cartoon.

Apr 23 10:13

How the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Buried the Madoff Scandal for at Least Four Years

One dog that snoozed in its kennel was the New York Times. The Madoff scam was, of course, a local story for the Times, not least because Times editors undoubtedly knew many of Madoff’s victims socially. It is surprising, to say the least, that no Times person ever seems to have sensed there was something fishy going on in the Lipstick building. The Upper East Side was buzzing with rumors about his apparently sensational investment returns. Many a New York socialite either had money invested with him – and boasted of it in a loud stage whisper – or at least wanted to do so.

Apr 23 09:57

O'Reilly: "Torture, My Ass"

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Let's waterboard O'Reilly 180 times in a month and see if he still thinks it is no big deal.

Apr 23 08:19

Obama Plays Hamlet on Torture

In Wednesday’s Times, reporters Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti plow much of the same ground. Please don’t misunderstand. They deserve considerable praise for finally pushing their article past the Times’ timorous censors, but let’s not pretend the startling revelations are new.

The Times ought to allow the likes of Shane and Mazzetti to publish these stories when they are fresh. Alternatively, the once-known-as “newspaper of record” might at least report the findings of the likes of Eban, rather than ignoring them for nearly two years.

Apr 23 07:43

Sun Media tries once again to link doubts about 9/11 to UFOs and Bigfoot

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Nice try SunCorp. There's a reason your readership is drying up

Apr 22 22:22

Jewish Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, wife of Jewish former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, interviews Jewish Rep. Harman on her involvement with the Jewish lobby, and an alleged Jewish spy.

Apr 22 14:55

Chicago Tribune cuts 11 percent of newsroom jobs

Apr 22 11:04

We are avoiding physics of WTC

Because of the difficulty in refuting the solid evidence of explosives inside those three towers, defenders of the "official story" have resorted to ridicule the character of the article's publisher, and those engineers that trust physics over politics.

Why hasn't this been reported in the mainstream media? Perhaps because most are afraid to really look into the physics of 9/11, since fear of the known is sometimes worse then fear of the unknown.

Apr 22 08:10

The Pulitzer-winning investigation that dare not be uttered on TV

The New York Times' David Barstow won a richly deserved Pulitzer Prize yesterday for two articles that, despite being featured as major news stories on the front page of The Paper of Record, were completely suppressed by virtually every network and cable news show, which to this day have never informed their viewers about what Barstow uncovered. Here is how the Pulitzer Committee described Barstow's exposés:

Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals, working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from policies they defended.

Apr 21 08:32

Times confirms Democrat tried to stop wiretapping story, possibly before 2004 election

The New York Times confirmed late Monday that a top Democratic congresswoman called the paper in 2004 and tried to keep it from publishing an article exposing the Bush Administration’s warrantless wiretapping program — possibly helping to sway the balance in the 2004 presidential election.

Apr 21 07:42

Obama Campaign's Multi-Million Dollar Propaganda Firm Deployed in Iraq to Advise on "New Media"

With Iraq in ruins, Obama sends a politically connected firm, along with reps from AT&T, Google, and Twitter to build 'smart power' in Baghdad.

Apr 20 20:10

FoxNews.com Serving Up Infected Ads?

Users in our security forum have discovered that advertisements delivered via the FoxNews.com website have been using popup malware to force-deliver artificial anti-virus malware onto the PCs of unsuspecting visitors (of which Fox has countless millions). One of our more skilled scambusters and "malvertising" gurus has further dissected (with photos) the exact scumware delivery mechanism at work here -- and notes that users don't even need to click on an ad banner at the website in order to get infected. The vsm_free_setup.exe forced download the ads are instituting originates from Russia or the Ukraine, and appears to involve a keylogger.

Apr 20 11:58

Instead of Bailing Out Mainstream Newspapers, How About Bailing Out Real Journalists?

Congress is again making noises about bailing out the newspaper industry.

But the mainstream papers - other than a select few, such as McClatchy - were largely cheerleaders for the Iraq war, and covered up (or - as in the case of the New York Times - delayed for a year so the story would not effect elections) crimes like illegal spying on Americans.

Instead of bailing out lapdogs for the government and mouthpieces for the wealthy, how about giving seed money to alternative journalists who actually report the news without pulling punches?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I could use s few bucks! :)

Apr 20 11:13

JERUSALEM POST BOOSTS MY READERSHIP ~~ THANK YOU

So, on behalf of myself and What Really Happened, Thank you Jerusalem Post. Your smears will be welcome always.

Apr 20 11:10

Senate Newspaper Hearings To Begin May 6

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Corporate media has lost their audience because of all the lies about Saddam's 'nookular' bombs, and now they want a bailout!

There is an online poll whether government should save the newspaper industry. It's running neck and neck right now.

Apr 19 10:40

Digital World: What creeps under the Internet rocks

For example, one of the premier internet anti-Semites runs his site (and home business) from the suburbs of Honolulu, Hawaii. This blogger, who claims to know "what really is happening" in the world, is a radical leftist/liberal type, whose site gets a fair amount of traffic, and seems to be a source of material for many other anti-Semitic blogs. Most of his content consists of links to "legitimate" news sites, with his commentary.

Note, incidentally, that I haven't mentioned this person's name, or site; the reason is that Wikipedia recently banned a biography page on this guy, because he's famous only among conspiracy theory nuts. He hasn't been mentioned in the real media enough, and I don't intend to help him (if you want details, drop me an e-mail).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the article that the Jerusalem Post wrote in an apparent response to KILLING THE FAMILY OF JESUS, which was posted at the Desert Peace website

I am linking this obvious hit piece here because people asked what all the fuss was about (and because fair is fair; the JP hit piece drove a lot of traffic to WRH and Desert Peace and I am returning the favor). I also wanted to point out that the comments added to this article included many positive comments for Desert Peace and WRH.

Apr 17 09:55

U.S. papers shed 5,900 journalists in 2008

American daily newspapers cut 5,900 newsroom jobs in 2008, according to a survey from the American Society of News Editors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media will whine and point fingers at the blogs, but the truth is that most political and news blogs would not exist if the media had done their job and reported the truth about what was going on with the government.

WRH would not exist if the corporate media had reported on the evidence I handed them proving that the FBI fraudulently manufactured Lisa Foster's recognition of the gun found with her husband's body. The evidence consisted of the FBI's own records and I handed this story, a story about a possible murder committed inside the White House itself, free of charge to NBC's Los Angeles News department, and was told (off the record) that anyone touching that story would be fired.

That was the reason I started my political web page which eventually became WRH, and frankly, it has been a huge cost and a pain in the ass most of the last 16 years.

But now time has caught up with the corporate media. As the general public comes to understand the extent of the US Government lies and the degree to which the corporate media aided and abetted those lies, people are turning to the blogs to get that which they cannot find at ABCNNBBCBS; the TRUTH!

So the liars are finally getting fired, and who will really mourn their fall?

Not me. I wish they had done their @#%ing job in the first place.

Apr 17 08:17

Economy Booming Again? Seriously?

It’s hard to find anyone who’s still bearish on the economy or the market these days. Listen to the average pundit on CNBC and this is what you’ll hear:

Economy Booming Again? Seriously? The credit crisis? It’s over! Quit worrying.

Economy Booming Again? Seriously? The real estate mess? Fixed! No problem.

Economy Booming Again? Seriously? The economy? Rebounding. The worst is behind us.

Economy Booming Again? Seriously? The markets? They’re headed to infinity and beyond! Better get on board.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, but they also told us to buy Bear Stearns, didn't they?

Apr 16 08:50

Robert Fisk: How can you trust the cowardly BBC?

The BBC Trust's report on Jeremy Bowen's dispatches from the Middle East is pusillanimous, cowardly, outrageous, factually wrong and ethically dishonest.

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Apr 16 04:26

Right-Wing Becklash

It’s not just liberals who are scared to death by Glenn Beck. Prominent conservative pundits are speaking out, denouncing his hysterics before he sinks the entire movement.

Apr 15 13:03

USA TODAY- Dead Wrong on Columbine

What is Greg Toppo at USA TODAY thinking? His article is full of errors, most egregiously he writes, “Contrary to early reports, Harris and Klebold weren’t on antidepressant medication …”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently the recent article about Columbine by USA Today has not set well with the actual witnesses to the event. So, I agree, what was Greg Toppo thinking?

Trying to create a controversy as a distraction?

Apr 15 12:37

CNN Reporter Harassed at Chicago "Tea-Party"

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This feels like a staged event, and notice that the talking bimbo still rants on the government talking points; that this is all right-wing, anti-government extremists, etc. etc. etc. etc.

Apr 15 12:26

BBC rebukes its Middle East correspondent Jeremy Bowen for anti-Israel comments

The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen faced calls to quit tonight after he was criticised for breaching the broadcaster's rules on accuracy and impartiality in two reports about the Arab-Israeli conflict.

An inquiry found that a reference to 'Zionism's innate instinct to push out the frontier' in an article for the BBC's website breached guidelines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So apparently BBC considers it a breach of accuracy and impartiality to report what is already obvious to all just from looking at the maps?

Apr 15 09:24

READERS RESPOND TO JERUSALEM POST ATTACKS

“…But reading his site, I’ve never seen this fellow address his own sins of occupation - the one where he is part of the horde of mainland Americans who have occupied Hawaii, breaking treaties signed with the sovereign Kingdom of Hawaii (http://www.freehawaii.org/)…”

Actually, Mike Rivero has several times addressed this matter, and has a permanent link to an article he wrote about it.

If this is the extent of his familiarity with What Really Happened.com, then it’s likely that he is equally ignorant about Desert Peace.

And, regrettably, such people actually get paid to produce this nonsense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The word "Petard" comes to mind right about now.

Apr 15 04:25

Conspiracy Theory - Reason vs. the Crowd - JFK Blew the Whistle

American's Journey - "A conspiracy theory is the belief that historical or current events are the result of manipulations by one or more secretive powers or conspiracies." -JFK

Don't believe any conspiracy theories?

Apr 14 16:37

Awww....Al Gore fails

Gore TV is having a hard time these days. The IPO plan has hit a snag. There's not enough useful idiots with money to invest in his child propaganda channel.

Don't feel too sorry for Al. He has plenty of other schemes up his sleeve. The one where he will really make his money is the carbon tax, cap and trade, carbon credit scam and pretty soon it will have the legitimacy of law behind it.

Apr 14 09:30

Huffingtonpost goes tabloid??????????

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I asked Claire if we should have more naked babes at whatreallyhappened and for some reason she did not like the idea.

Apr 14 09:19

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AND DESERT PEACE FEATURED IN TODAY’S JERUSALEM POST

For example, one of the premier internet anti-Semites runs his site (and home business) from the suburbs of Honolulu, Hawaii. This blogger, who claims to know “what really is happening” in the world, is a radical leftist/liberal type, whose site gets a fair amount of traffic, and seems to be a source of material for many other anti-Semitic blogs. Most of his content consists of links to “legitimate” news sites, with his commentary.

But reading his site, I’ve never seen this fellow address his own sins of occupation - the one where he is part of the horde of mainland Americans who have occupied Hawaii, breaking treaties signed with the sovereign Kingdom of Hawaii

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which proves that this asshole never actually visited this website or he would have seen THIS PAGE.

Apr 14 07:51

Don't be fooled by the power of the blog

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The blogs scoop the corporate media, and now corporate media tries to ride the blogs' coat tails!

Apr 13 14:37

Boycott the Independent on Sunday

The paper blames the dead victim Ian Tomlinson. No person with a shred of decency should buy or subscribe to Independent on Sunday. If you want to read Robert Fisk or Patrick Cockburn’s reports, do so online. Don’t waste your money on this pseudo-liberal, conformist shit-rag. Editor-at-Large Janet Street-Porter writes an execrable apologia for police brutality in today’s paper where she warns readers that ‘before we put the police in the dock, it might be worth considering what Mr Tomlinson was doing that night, and what state of mind he might have been in’. The situation, she tells us, is ‘a great deal more complicated’.

But what exculpatory evidence does she proffer?

Apr 13 04:24

Obamas' new White House pet excites US news hounds

...which explains why their sales are dropping like a lead balloon.

Apr 12 18:24

Philly cable glitch switches Vatican service broadcast to 'Girls Gone Wild' ad

A Philadelphia cable network's early morning broadcast of a Good Friday service at the Vatican abruptly changed to something wildly different — a 30-second "Girls Gone Wild" ad.

Comcast spokesman Jeff Alexander says the 2 a.m. Friday programming glitch was due to a required test of the Emergency Alert System. He says such tests are usually done in the overnight hours.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hallelujah; 'he' is risen!"

Apr 12 15:53

The Rise and Rise of the Political Blogger

Despite the fringe nature of the blogosphere, though, politicians and media analysts are convinced the unregulated sector is a force to be reckoned with in 21st century Britain. "There's no doubt that the rise of the blogosphere is one of the major political developments of the last 10 years," said McNair.

Apr 12 09:42

What went wrong?

Secure in their profits, the Globe and other newspapers underestimated the impact of the Web

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More whining by the corporate media.

And again, they portray their decline as a victim of the "whiz bang" web technology and avoid the real issue.

The corporate media is in decline because the public knows that when the US Government lied to us all about Saddam's "Nookular" bombs, the corporate media stood right besides the liars and helped them do it.

The corporate media, like the US Government, has lost the trust of the people, and it is not likely to come back any time soon. Trust takes decades to build, and is lost in an instant.

Look at the USSR for an example. When it became obvious that the government was lying to the people and Pravda and Isvestia were helping them do it, Russians set up a network of FAX machines called the Samizdat, to spread the truth about what was going on on the country. I suppose the Soviet media tried to ban FAX machines the way US Corporate media is trying to ban the internet, but the end result is pretty much the same. Once the people know they are being lied to, you cannot control them any longer and the USSR is gone.

The same fate clearly is in store for the US Government.

And here is the final irony. Had the corporate media actually performed their traditional role of exposing government wrongdoing all along, we would not be in this situation. Look at all the times when the corporate media chose to side with the cover-ups, Vince Foster, JFK Jr. Mena, Saddam's 'nookular' bombs, etc. At any one of those points the media could have done their job, exposed the guilty, caused a scandal, and prevented everything that has happened to the nation in these last few years.

The corporate media could have saved this nation. And they chose not to. For that reason alone they should be driven out of business.

And they dare call us bloggers the traitors!

Apr 12 09:28

McBride Spinning for His Career

Apr 12 05:19

Google Complains Americans are Stupid - Needs Foreign Engineers to Fill U.S. Tech Jobs

The New York Times Tech Recruiting Clashes With Immigration Rules - Matt Richtel MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Where’s Sanjay?

[This is a four page corporate-propaganda article meant to justify bringing in foreign workers to work in Silicon Valley. The article laments in typical jingoist fashion that America is losing its preeminence in technology worldwide because high tech companies cannot hire foreigners at will -to take America's highest paying high tech jobs. The article says in no uncertain terms, that the profitability of these companies should take a higher priority than putting American kids to work, or, -even forcing the American educational system to start to work for American kids.

Apr 11 08:23

If I Only Had a Gun

This takes me to the next point. ABC (obviously) makes no mention of how many times every year law-abiding citizens DO use guns effectively to protect themselves. Ask those people (or, ask anyone for that matter) what they’d prefer in a life and death situation: Taking shelter under a desk with a gun or taking shelter under a desk with nothing.

Finally, there is no mention of how many of the fleeing students were struck in the exercise. If none, then clearly the highly-trained shooter used for this farce of a demonstration wasn’t trying to hit any of the others. If some were struck, why weren’t those casualties mentioned? Either way, it demonstrates the dishonesty of the piece.

Apr 10 09:43

Getting a Death Grip on Memory

"Suppose scientists could erase certain memories by tinkering with a single substance in the brain," the article began. Readers quickly learned that it's starting to happen: "Researchers in Brooklyn have recently accomplished comparable feats, with a single dose of an experimental drug delivered to areas of the brain critical for holding specific types of memory ..."

Big deal.

American media outlets have been pulling off such feats for a long time.

Apr 08 10:22

Give President Obama a grade

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I don't think this is going the way they want it to, even with the megaphonies at work!

Apr 08 06:22

Press Portrays Michelle Obama as Twice as Gay as ALL Previous First-Girls Combined

CNN - Michelle Obama wax figure wows adoring fans -A likeness of the first lady was unveiled at Madame Tussauds, the world-famous wax museum, with all of the fanfare that typically follows Obama in real life. A line stretched down the block outside the museum by noon, while inside, a circus of media and visitors swarmed around the exhibit for its grand opening.

Since her husband has taken office, Obama has garnered unprecedented popularity, experiencing a level of interest in her fashion choices usually reserved for supermodels, and even drawing comparisons to royalty.

Apr 07 12:13

Frank ‘I’m A Member Of Dick Cheney’s Fan Club’ Gaffney: Obama’s ‘Respect’ For Muslims Is Code For Submission

Today on MSNBC, right-wing commentator Frank Gaffney joined in, boldly declaring, “I’m a member of Dick Cheney’s fan club,” alluding to the former vice president’s comments that Obama is making Americans less safe. Gaffney said that today, for example, Obama told our “Muslim enemies” that the United States is “willing to submit to them.”

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Frank, if'n you think the Muslims need a good ass-whoopin', feel free to go over there yourself and try.

Apr 07 12:08

HONOLULU STAR BULLETIN ACTUALLY PUBLISHES MY LETTER ABOUT TSA SCARING AWAY TOURISTS.

Apr 07 08:27

A.P. Seeks to Rein in Sites Using Its Content

They said they did not want to stop the appearance of articles around the Web, but to exercise some control over the practice and to profit from it.

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AP stood side by side with the US Government in selling the lies that led to war in Iraq. For that reason I prefer to not link to AP any longer and I am having my software engineer working on a system to go through our database and erase every article that has AP as a source (it's a small percentage as it turns out).

What is going on here is that AP's revenues are drying up because their primary customers, TV news and newspapers, are being abandoned by their audiences, precisely because they were all party to the lies of the US Government.

AP simply wants to co-opt the audiences the blogs have built over the years.

Many times when I link to an AP story it is to point out the lies and deceptions. I cannot imagine that any contracts entered into with AP to license their content will allow such unrestrained critiques.

So in the end, and I am certain most other news aggregator sites will agree with me, the simplest and easiest solution is to simply avoid all AP stories entirely.

After all, we need to move forward into the new and more truthful, not return to the past lies and deceptions.

Apr 07 07:32

AP to Aggregators: We Will Sue You

As newspaper continue to founder and fail, the clear benefit of Google especially — to direct hordes of traffic back to the original site — is increasingly blurred by the anger and envy of newspaper executives over Google's ability to monetize aggregation at all while paying nothing towards content creation.

It has become virtually a populist notion among many in the industry that aggregators who scrape a headline and a paragraph are taking something of value, if not outright stealing, and not operating under a fair use exception even if they drive traffic to the source.

"We can no longer stand by and watch others walk off with our work under misguided legal theories," AP Chairman Dean Singleton said at the AP annual meeting in San Diego.

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NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS: PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY MORE LINKS TO AP STORIES.

I love the rant about the cost of content creation, when mostly AP just accepts press releases from the White House and corporations and forwards them as news.

Apr 06 14:55

Reflections on a Largely Forgotten Book: Herbert Schiller's The Mind Managers (1973)

Dedicated to the notion that "the flow of information in a complex society is a source of unparalleled power," his book was an important early effort to show how corporate thought-controllers" used "mainstream" (corporate) media and other means to conduct "a national communications pageant" (Schiller 1973, p.6) in support of "the state-capitalist [United States] economy" and its vast global and military reach. To a degree that I (perhaps naively) find surprising, his book is missing from the endnotes, indexes, and bibliographies of left media analysts. It disappeared in the bibliographical mist even as it seems to have anticipated numerous critical and important themes in a subsequent and impressive literature of left media and propaganda criticism in the U.S.

Apr 06 14:16

Pittsburgh shooter was fan of online conspiracy theories

Editor's note: RAW STORY regrets an early version of this article was published without an editor's approval. This article has been revised and edited.

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The part that was removed from the original story was where Poplawski was concerned about zionist control of the US Government and the media. This appears to be the ONLY change from the original to the current article, which illustrates that Raw Story now bows and scrapes to their masters.

Apr 06 13:58

Why does the 'Times' only let Arabs criticize Israel?

I have noticed that, almost without exception, the only critics of Israeli policy that are given op-ed space, not only in the NY Times, but elsewhere in the mainstream media, are either Palestinians such as Rashid Khalidi, Saree Makdisi, or George Bisharat, or in the most extreme example, Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi, being given space to promote a one-state solution (an assignment that, quite clearly, was intended to permanently marginalize the idea). It has long been the same with the Times letter section, in which criticism of Israel seems also to be reserved for writers with non-Western names. I know of several people, besides myself, Jewish and non-Jewish, who have attempted, without success, to get letters published in the paper but to no avail and have since given up.

Apr 06 13:43

Something Is Rotten at PBS

But even though Reid did the reporting for the film, he was cut out of the film when it aired this week.

And the film didn't present Reid's bottom line for health care reform – don't let health insurance companies profit from selling basic health insurance.

They can sell for-profit insurance for extras – breast enlargements, botox, hair transplants.

But not for the basic health needs of the American people.

Instead, the film that aired Monday pushed the view that Americans be required to purchase health insurance from for-profit companies.

And the film had a deceptive segment that totally got wrong the lesson of Reid's previous documentary – Sick Around the World.

Apr 06 10:25

Story punches reporters in face; goes unnoticed

Dude just stood there and told reporters -- twice, and matter-of-factly both times -- that his friend who just killed three cops was motivated "by the Zionist-controlled government," and was upset, "that there was about to be military policing," and by "the fact that there was about to be a gun ban."

Zionist-controlled government. Was about to be military policing. The fact that there was about to be a gun ban.

Not a single one of these reporters says, "Hey, wait a minute. What?!?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even Kos gets one right every once in a while!

Apr 05 09:13

FLASHBACK - Flirting With Fascism on CNN Headline News

Host Glenn Beck threatens Muslims with concentration camps.

Apr 05 08:42

FLASHBACK - Complaints Flood CNN After Beck Smears Ron Paul Supporters As Terrorists

Apr 04 16:41

Times Co. threatens to shut Globe; seeks $20m in cuts from unions

The New York Times Co. has threatened to shut The Boston Globe unless the newspaper's unions swiftly agree to $20 million in concessions, union leaders said yesterday.
Paper reported to face $85m loss this year, as recession, Internet economy batter news industry

Apr 04 08:33

New York Times threatens to shut Boston Globe

The New York Times Co (NYT.N) has threatened to shut The Boston Globe unless the newspaper's unions agree to $20 million in concessions, the Globe reported on Friday, quoting union leaders.

Apr 03 15:59

Foreign vs. Domestic Media: Lessons from the Past

How should "Good" Americans inform themselves? Are we best served by our domestic media?

Apr 03 09:33

The Goldberg Syndrome

Jeffrey Goldberg, a writer for The Atlantic and a prominent supporter of the Iraq war, has a bone or two to pick with Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer. Reviewing their book, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy for The New Republic, he disdained "their methodological arrogance, their failure to meet any serious standard of empirical inquiry, their slavish reliance on second- and third-hand works" – this from a "reporter" who, before the invasion of Iraq, wrote two extensive pieces for the New Yorker detailing the now-debunked Bush administration talking point that Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden were allies.

Apr 02 14:42

Cleveland Columbus newsrooms will "pool" news

The TVNewsday and TVB/Television Broadcast trade websites report that Columbus is now the second Ohio TV market where two different newsrooms will "pool" news footage of events such as press conferences or other planned events.

Apr 02 09:28

Something is Rotten at PBS

So, Reid traveled around America, interviewing patients, doctors, and health insurance executives.

The documentary that resulted – Sick Around America – aired Monday night on PBS.

But even though Reid did the reporting for the film, he was cut out of the film when it aired this week.

And the film didn't present Reid's bottom line for health care reform – don't let health insurance companies profit from selling basic health insurance.

Instead, the film that aired Monday pushed the view that Americans be required to purchase health insurance from for-profit companies.

Mar 31 16:27

Al-Qaeda – Who Else?

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An email exchange with the BBC confirms that "Al Qaeda" gets the blame for everything bad, even when there is no actual who the perp really is.

Mar 31 12:58

G20 "Terrorist Plot" Exposed As Teenagers With Plastic Guns And Fireworks

Yesterday's reports of a foiled "terrorist plot" in relation to the G20 protests in London have been scaled back after it was revealed that the house raided by police contained only plastic guns and fireworks.

Mar 31 12:02

The End of Conservative Talk Radio?

"The dirty little secret of conservative talk radio is that the average age of listeners is 67 and rising... What's more, it's the Internet that is the fast-growing and arguably more powerful political medium -- and it is the province of the young and liberal. The only sensible market view of conservative talk is that it will contract and be reduced, in the coming years, to a much more rarefied format."

Mar 31 11:02

The poetry of Glenn Beck

Every day the Fox News pundit feels the pain and suffering of average Americans. Now it's time to experience his free verse.

Editor's note: The following poems are transcribed verbatim from Beck's broadcasts.

Mar 31 10:02

Censored by the New York Times: The Story Behind a Political Cartoon that the Publisher didn’t want you to see

The Times required several changes to the cartoon so that it conformed to the acceptability standards of the newspaper. These changes were made. The Times production staff then asked for and was sent the camera-ready copy.

I paid the cost of the ad in full.

On Friday, September 19 I received notification that the cartoon’s publication was cancelled by order of the Times’ publisher. I recall simply shaking my head at the news - wryly noting that this action by the Times was validating the very point of the cartoon.

Mar 31 09:44

Six in 10 Americans back Obama on economy

The survey by the Washington Post and ABC television found that two in three Americans approve of the way Obama is doing his job. Six in 10 specifically approve of his efforts to deal with the economic crisis.

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I find these results impossible to believe.

Mar 31 09:44

Do you trust the ABC/Wash Post poll showing 60% approval for Obama?

YES - The corporate media would never lie to us about that.
10% (237 votes)
NO - I don't see 60% approval for Obama among the people I talk to.
90% (2225 votes)
Total votes: 2462

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