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Jun 12 04:25

US House to debate Ron Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ bill

Congressman Paul, in defense of his proposal to audit the bank which controls America’s currency, argues not just for transparency. He wants to close it down.

“Detractors have [...] argued that the Fed must remain immune from the political process, and that that more congressional oversight would distort their very important decisions,” Paul wrote in an editorial titled, ‘Audit the Fed, Then End It!’ “On the contrary, the Federal Reserve is already heavily entrenched in the political process, as the Fed chairman is a political appointee. High-level officials routinely make the rounds between positions at the Fed, member banks, Treasury and back again, taking care of friends and each other along the way.”

Jun 12 02:22

41 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11

Following in the footsteps of well over 1,000 scientists and other professional groups who have already gone on record questioning the official theory, more than 40 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency veterans have come forward to challenge the Government’s rendition of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Their behind-the-scenes knowledge and experience of sensitive and classified issues places them in a uniquely authoritative position. In this sense, their critical stance is all the more damning for the government. Conspicuously absent from the landscape are the mainstream media professionals, as they continue to provide cover for the government’s totally bankrupt theory and fail to report on landmark developments such as this.

Jun 11 18:46

Glenn Beck - 9-11 truth movement wants to destroy America

Jun 11 07:51

Glenn Beck’s Outrageous Lie: Racist Von Brunn is “Hero of 9/11 Truthers”

Jun 10 16:59

Fox News Shep Smith has SPLC on his show-connects dots to DHS report 'the right went bonkers over'

Jun 10 16:49

GLENN BECK SAYS 9/11 TRUTHERS ARE DESTROYING AMERICA , CONTINUES FOX'S SHILL CAMPAIGN

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Glen tries to link the 9-11 truth movement with the museum shooter.

Jun 10 16:46

Glen Beck connects 9/11 Truthers with Shooting today

Jun 10 13:17

U.S. gunman, 88, has white supremacist links: TV

But in a hastily convened press conference at the scene, neither Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty nor the city's police chief Cathy Lanier would confirm the gunman's identity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so if they cannot confirm his identity, why is ABCNNBBCBS already blaring about white supremacist links, etc.?

Jun 10 09:47

Vampires and Werewolves and Ghouls, Oh My!

I go to the alternative news sites and I get one variation on ‘the news’. I go to the MSM and I get something very different. Reading in the MSM you get the impression that things are pretty much like they’ve always been and that the financial crisis must be pretty much over because you don’t hear much about it. I find this strange since millions of people have lost their jobs in the United States over recent years. Industries have collapsed. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their homes or are about to. Despite all of this, the celebration of cheap entertainments, celebrity worship and the tackiest creations I have ever seen are the bulk of the daily fare.

Jun 09 18:03

Bill O'Reilly Does Standup

Funny-man, father-Christmas, torture-enthusiast O’Reilly saved his best joke for last. It was good. I couldn’t control reactionary laughter when I heard it. Did you hear it? If you haven’t, here it goes: he said, get this, that if torture, er, waterboarding were against the law, Bush and Cheney would be arrested and sent to jail.

I still can’t help but laugh on that one. You have to admit, you either have to laugh or cry with that one.

Jun 08 17:00

AP Edits Palestinian Suffering Out of Obama’s Speech

An alert KABOBfest reader noted that an AP transcript of Obama’s speech “as provided by CQ Transcriptions” left out the President’s comments on the suffering of the Palestinians.

Jun 08 09:45

Is Comcast Manipulating the American Media?

Is comcast trying to hurt these network stations? Or maybe I should ask WHY? Not that the mainstream, corpstream networks, which produce mostly garbage, fluff and propaganda are so deserving of sympathy, but it makes no sense to confuse viewers by changing the numbers representing media that have used the same channel numbers for scores of years.

Jun 08 04:21

The Grand Unification Theory of Sucking

Reading Drudge can be so entertaining. Or educational. Edutational? Anyway, check out this series of headlines on your right, presented by Drudge without context.

The media critic’s job is to provide context, so here we go. Let’s start from the bottom and work our way up.

Jun 06 08:15

Federal Reserve to Hire Ex-Enron Lobbyist in PR Move to Counter Doubts about Fed's Growing Power Over U.S. Financial System

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"THE FEDERAL RESERVE; THE SWEETEST-SMELLING BUNCH OF GREEDY BASTARDS IN THE WORLD!!!"

Jun 05 08:45

Berlusconi fury over naked photos

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has reacted angrily to the publication in Spain of photographs showing topless women and a naked man at his villa.

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FORGET ABOUT TORTURE! FORGET ABOUT THE CRASHING ECONOMY! WE GOT TITTIES OVER HERE!!!!!!!

Jun 05 08:44

Cuddles With Moslems, Snubs Israel. Could Obama Really, Possibly, Be The AntiChrist?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A stirling example of objective and unbiased reporting.

Jun 04 20:01

Project Expose MSM Reports

In 2003 Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff interviewed me for, and then published a story on the FBI translation program. His report knowingly omitted crucial facts, directly relevant cases, witness statements and confirmed official reports, while advancing the FBI's already-discredited point of view...

Jun 04 06:55

Did Bomb Bring Down French Airbus?

The corporate media reports that the Air France airbus that went down in the Atlantic was a victim of “updrafts and lightning” from tropical thunderstorms. “The Airbus A330-200 lost contact with controllers after hitting turbulence as it flew to Paris from Rio de Janeiro. The plane reported an electrical breakdown, then sent 10 automated distress signals and vanished,” reports Bloomberg.

Airbus said “it would be inappropriate for Airbus to enter into any form of speculation into the causes of the accident.”

Speculation, of course, if rife. However, the media is not reporting an incident that may have played into the airplane’s disappearance over the Atlantic.

Jun 03 22:11

Making anti-abortion protesters appear to be terrorists

Tiller Murder Reveals Violent Anti-Abortion Subculture
Originally published on June 2, 2009
"The current political environment is awash with seemingly absurd but nonetheless influential conspiracy theories, hyperbolic claims, and demonized targets," explains Chip Berlet, senior analyst at PRA, "and this creates a milieu where violence is a likely outcome."
PRA's resource page about the anti-abortion movement and militias:
http://www.publiceye.org/reproductive_rights/violence/tiller.html
[What does it take to criminalize protest?

Jun 03 10:26

Intimidation at the New York Times: How the Israel Lobby Silenced 2 Leading Columnists

Thomas Friedman was once brave. This New York Times columnist and author established his reputation reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His early work gave objective accounts of the suffering of the Palestinian people, placed blame for the failed peace talks squarely on the Israeli government, and exposed the undue influence that pro-Israel lobbyists wield on policies of the U.S. government.

Then the Israel lobby went to work on him.

Jun 02 14:58

US newspaper ad revenue slide continues

US newspaper advertising revenue fell more than 28 percent in the first quarter of the year with both print and online posting declines, according to the Newspaper Association of America.

The weak revenue figures for the first quarter come on the heels of the worst year ever for the US newspaper industry. The US newspaper industry has been struggling with competition from free classified ad sites such as Craigslist and the migration of readers to free sites online.

The industry has been hit by a wave of bankruptcies, job cuts and closures over the past few months including a bankruptcy filing by the Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and other major papers.

Jun 02 08:41

Once Again, 'Defenders Of Copyright' Found To Have No Problem Copying Others

It really is quite amusing how often those who insist they're big supporters of intellectual property and not "stealing" the works of others always seem to get caught red-handed in plagiarism and copying others' work. In the meantime, how often do we see supporters of more reasonable copyright (or no copyright) get caught doing this? Hmm?

Jun 01 11:37

O'Reilly's "Tiller the Baby Killer" Assassinated in Wichita

"...And if the state of Kansas doesn't stop this man, then anybody who prevents that from happening has blood on their hands as the governor does right now, Governor Sebelius."--Bill O'Reilly, June 12, 2007

You have the blood of Dr. Tiller on your hands, O'Reilly. You helped create "...the moral climate in which a deranged individual or a fascist-minded terrorist would target Dr. Tiller for assassination..." as the World Socialist Web Site aptly put it. Just like the blood of every US soldier, every Iraqi, every Afghani is on your hands.

Jun 01 11:33

Angry Jewish settlers rampage in West Bank

Jewish settlers rampaged in the West Bank on Monday, wounding four Palestinians, as they vented fury that Israel may answer US calls and dismantle outposts in the territory, officials said.

Jewish extremists blocked roads, hurled rocks at drivers, burned fields, cut down olive trees and opened fire towards Palestinians who tried to chase the trespassers from their fields in the northern West Bank, witnesses said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Amazing how hard the media tries to portray the settlers as the victims here.

May 30 14:44

POLISHING THE TURD!

Forget Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation - the new leader of the resistance is Dick Cheney. The former vice president, who this time has been sent from the past to save the future rather than the other way round, has had an astonishing week. He's dominated much of the news with his barnstorming defence of the previous administration's counter-terrorism strategy, and completely overshadowed President Obama's weak-kneed and exceedingly dull speech at the National Archives. He's even been getting a big boost in the polls even though he's not running for any kind of office. According to CNN, Cheney's up eight points since he left government, not bad for a figure the Left continues to demonize as the Antichrist.

May 30 08:37

CNN's "Climate Change" Dishonesty

How do they know what is caused by normal weather patterns and by "global warming"? Well, they don't. They just transfer deaths by storms and other things to the "global warming" category with the full knowledge that news organizations will pick up this stuff and declare the report to be ex cathedra.

I especially find the malaria deaths statistic interesting as we know that the main reason that so many people die each year of malaria in the Third World is because environmental groups have fought any use at all of DDT being sprayed in the homes of people (not in mass sprayings, as used to be the case).

May 30 05:32

Poll: 57 percent oppose torture investigation

A majority of Americans — by a healthy 57-percent-to-42-percent margin — oppose a congressional investigation into Bush-era torture allegations, according to a new CNN/ORD poll of 2,000 adults (+/- 2 percent).

The breakout questions are even more telling:

May 29 09:07

Transcript of Richard Gage explaining controlled demolition on KMPH in Fresno

Is the dam beginning to break?

In this seven minute interview, Richard Gage, an architect for 20 years, is given plenty of time to explain the overwhelming evidence that the World Trade Center buildings were not brought down by the impact of the planes and ordinary office fires. Unlike the derision and condescension that typically greets 9/11 truth activists at mainstream outlets, these two anchors seem genuinely curious and open to the uncomfortable facts proving that explosives were detonated inside the Twin Towers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, before everyone gets excited, remember that this is a FOX News Affiliate, so this broadcast was show only in Fresno, not nation-wide, and from the clock on screen, at 8:41 in the morning when viewership is very low.

This may be a "bone" tossed by FOX to the truth movement so that FOX can now claim to have covered 9-11 honestly and fairly in case things really unwrap down the road.

May 29 08:50

Time for Transparency at Der Spiegel?

Syria was accused in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri of being the ‘real’ assassins. A massive international anti-Syria campaign was launched by the Bush Administration and Israel to demonize its government.

But things have changed. This weekend, a new exclusive, secret, investigative report showing the real assassins was published by the same weekly, Der Spiegel. Same author. Same editor. New target.

This time Der Spiegel’s Erich Follath claimed solo that the international committee investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister martyr Rafik Hariri has reached “surprising new secret conclusions”, this time pointing to Hezbollah.

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... and it is all falling apart as we speak.

May 28 07:41

Shhhh. Newspaper publishers are quietly holding a very, very important conclave today. Will you soon be paying for online content?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need to start a reporting co-operative where we all agree to post stories we cover local for the use of other blogs around the world. The US media may charge for content, but that just encourages us to use citations from foreign sources which are likely to be more accurate and honest anyway.

I would not mind paying for online content if they were truthful with us, but why pay for the government's lies?

May 27 08:29

123 Real Change

We all have been tirelessly screaming about issues related to Congressional leaders abdicating their main responsibility of 'oversight.' We have been outraged for way too long at seeing 'no' accountability whatsoever in many known cases of extreme wrongdoing. I, and many of you, believe that the biggest reason for this was, and still is, the lack of true journalism and media coverage -- which acts as the necessary pressure and catalyst for those spineless politicians on the Hill and in the Executive branch. Or, at least it's supposed to. So, in our book, the MSM has been the main culprit.

May 27 02:58

Attention To Hate Laws, At Last

In the past month, unprecedented attention has been given to hate crime laws-it's about time! Conservatives and, surprisingly, some liberals have railed against hate laws in general and the "Pedophile Protection Act" in particular. They're a wee bit late-the bill already passed the House-but the breaking of this epically under-reported story is worth a roll call.

May 26 19:45

Story Exposing HSUS Buried: Read Transcript

An ABC-TV affiliate in Atlanta aired an Investigative Report on where the Humane Society of the United States spends its money. Twenty four hours later, the story was pulled from the air. I wasn’t able to locate it in their archives either, even though there were older investigative stories still there. I spoke with Mark Winne of Channel 2 and was told that it is routine to take down this type of news report, however he was less specific when asked why it wasn’t saved in their archives. A copy of the video played on YouTube for one day then mysteriously disappeared from that site as well.

PetPAC posted, on our site, the written transcript you see below, sent to us by several of our supporters.

May 26 13:29

Conspiracy Buffs Warn of Kissinger Cabal, Red Mailbox Dots: TV

Dave Shiflett
Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Radio host Alex Jones says 9/11 was “an inside job” orchestrated to create panic and more reliance on an increasingly repressive government. One of his sympathizers is convinced that Halliburton Co. is building “concentration camps” capable of holding 50 million Americans.

Jones and his fellow conspiracy theorists are the subject of “New World Order,” an engrossing, scary documentary airing tonight on IFC at 6:45 p.m. New York time.

Better watch it or someone may start following you.

May 26 09:57

So Philip Gourevitch Can See the Torture Photos, But We Can’t?

In the Sunday Times Week in Review section, Philip Gourevitch, editor of the Paris Review, defends Barack Obama’s decision not to release the torture photos.

In the process, he reveals that he himself has seen some of the photos.

“I saw many more pictures than were ever published in the press, including, I believe, many—if not most—of the photos that president would now prefer that you don’t see,” he writes.

He can see them, but we can’t.

May 25 09:45

GE's Jeff Immelt: Global Warming 'Compelling'; Cap-and-Trade Most 'Effective' Way to Go

The General Electric CEO said he favored a cap-and-trade system to regulate carbon emissions versus a carbon tax.

"Look, I've said it - there's got to be a price for carbon," Immelt said. "I've come to the conclusion that cap-and-trade is the most effective way to create a market and go. There's going to be people that argue for taxes. But, I - I just think cap-and-trade is the more practical approach. But let's debate all that stuff, but let's get it done."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I keep telling you; this cap and trade system creates a product/currency out of thin air, the "carbon credit" and Enronizes it to make the brokers rich.

May 24 09:23

New York Times Falsifies Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

The New York Times assigned to the story a campaign-trail reporter, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, whose political perceptions are bland and whose knowledge of Israeli-American relations is an antiseptic zero. At the newspaper of record, a thing like that does not happen by accident. They took the most anxiously awaited meeting with a foreign leader of President Obama's term thus far, and buried it on page 12. The coverage of a major event, which the same newspaper had greeted only the day before by running an oversize attack-Iran op-ed by Jeffrey Goldberg, has officially now shrunk to the scale of a smaller op-ed.

May 23 08:55

Talking head melts down on CNBC

May 23 06:32

Synagogue Bomb Plot - Latest Zionist Publicity Coup

Dim-witted news anchors across the television and radio air waves and satellite rays have confidently repeated the account of the NY synagogue bomb plot exactly as told to them by "the police and the FBI." Nary a dollop of skepticism do the media offer to salt this goose, in spite of the fact that it is has been conclusively documented that the Federal government from Bush and Cheney to Condi and Colin lied to us big time concerning Saddam Hussein's supposed weapons of mass distraction.

May 22 23:44

Internet Threatened by Censorship, Secret Surveillance, and Cybersecurity Laws

At a time of corporate dominated media, a free and open Internet is democracy's last chance to preserve our First Amendment rights without which all others are threatened. Activists call it Net Neutrality. Media scholar Robert McChesney says without it "the Internet would start to look like cable TV (with a) handful of massive companies (controlling) content" enough to have veto power over what's allowed and what it costs. Progressive web sites and writers would be marginalized or suppressed, and content systematically filtered or banned.

May 22 13:09

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Well, once the “new” hate bill goes through the Senate which apparently it will, O. signs it, which apparently he will, the new justice is appointed (who will definitely be pro “hate”)and Megan’s bill becomes law, say next year , sites such as this will be gone. I suspect there will be one or perhaps even several test cases which will go to the supreme court where these laws will be upheld. Someone will then be put in jail and perhaps fined and that will be the end of it. No more internet as now exists.

The servers will be afraid of lawsuits/criminal charges and the whole thing will simply shut down. It will be back to Britney or whoever is the “Britney” of the moment.

— JVD(s)

May 22 12:51

Conservative radio hosts gets waterboarded, and lasts six seconds before saying its torture

Chicago radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller decided he'd get himself waterboarded to prove the technique wasn't torture.

It didn't turn out that way.

May 21 11:39

It's official: You're allowed to mock men in adverts. Just don't try doing it to women

May 21 06:40

Apologies for Evil

Jeffrey Goldberg has written one of the most obvious pieces of pure propaganda ever published in the New York Times. Purporting to report on the whys and wherefores of the state of Netanyahu's thinking, it is actually a devious advertisement directed at the American people to make Bibi's racist eliminationist violent supremacism seem as sympathetic as possible. A perfect analogy would be a 1938 op-ed explaining to the British people the reason for Hitler's thoughts. Goldberg can get away with this only because of the fact that 'dual loyalty' is still partly invisible to the American people - or so the proprietors of the New York Times would like to think - and thus he can still, barely, pass as an American writing for Americans.

May 20 17:33

Democrats seek financial rescue of minority-owned broadcasters

High-ranking House Democrats are urging the Treasury Department to prop up minority-owned broadcasters suffering from a lack of capital and lost advertising revenue amid the economic slump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Does telling the truth qualify me as a minority?

May 20 16:13

HAVE YOU EVER ACTUALLY BEEN POLLED?

YES
14% (290 votes)
NO
86% (1774 votes)
Total votes: 2064
May 20 09:18

Economic tailspin batters local TV

Did you see the news? Ratings, ad revenue continue to plunge.

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May 20 08:46

Savage attacks: "Rush Limbaugh is a fraud"

SAVAGE: And yet here in America, I've had some people come to my aid. They see the bigger picture. They're not like [Bill] O'Reilly; they're not like Limbaugh, who's the biggest disappointment of all. Limbaugh has turned out to be the biggest phony of all of them, all of them. Amongst all of them, he is the biggest fraud. Rush Limbaugh is a fraud. When he was accused of the drug usage, I supported him. But that man is a one-way street. It's all about him. He's in it for nobody but himself.

May 20 08:40

I am not going to piss off my source

Here is the response from that well-known journalist, and stupidly enough in writing:

‘I was going to call you. A few months ago I finally got this big DOJ guy, I mean BIG! Our deal-exclusive. You can’t do better than that in Washington. Anyhow, he doesn’t want us to touch Edmonds’ story. Period. I am not going to piss off my source for some God Damn translator whistleblower…’

There you have the problem in a nutshell.

May 20 08:15

Flaming Dumpsters and your Dying Breath.

I’m definitely on the wrong planet. Or it could be as Michael Rivero says, “I flat out do not believe those numbers.” I think that means what it would mean to me if I had said it and that is that it’s either a manufactured lie or the questions were worded in such a way that there was no alternative answers outside of a narrow spectrum… but you know how these people work.

May 20 08:06

Is U.S. media tired of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, the US media just understands that Americans are sick and tired of reading about Israel's latest whining, not to mention the endless movies and TV shows shoving the Holocaust(TM) down our throats. There are war crimes taking place today that need our attention far more than slavish veneration of a probably inaccurate history from the last century.

May 20 05:21

New York Times Falsifies Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

The decision-makers at the New York Times are acting again as if their readers had no other means of checking the facts they report. They are saying the thing that is not, without remembering that the record which refutes them has become easily and quickly available. A great newspaper is dying. And on the subject of Israel, it is doing its best to earn its death-warrant.

May 19 23:48

Skelton: Stop Bilderberg’s Nightmare Future At All Costs

London Guardian journalist Charlie Skelton, who began his coverage of the 2009 Bilderberg conference in a jovial and mocking manner, is now warning that the horrendous treatment dished out to him by both police and undercover spies is just a taste of what we can expect in our daily lives if we allow Bilderberg’s agenda, and specifically ID cards and implantable microchips, to be implemented.

Initially setting out to cover the event in a satirical way, Skelton left Greece yesterday chilled to the bone about how he had been harassed, detained and stalked for days on end by authorities merely for taking photographs of the hotel where Bilderberg members were staying.

May 19 18:47

CBS Posts Surprise Loss as Ad Sales Slump Deeply

CBS reported a surprise quarterly loss and revenue that was well short of expectations as severely depressed advertising sales killed any chance that its hit TV shows would keep it profitable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Who is going to advertise when they know your audience doesn't have the money to buy anything in the first place?

May 19 12:30

ABC's Diane Sawyer Pleads for European-style Gas Tax

"Good Morning America" co-host Diane Sawyer on Tuesday aggressively lobbied for the Obama administration to install a European-style gas tax on the United States. Talking to Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, about Obama's plans for increased fuel standards, she began, "Why not just go to a gas tax, for instance, which would accomplish a reduction in the use of gasoline, dependence on foreign oil right away?" Sawyer would proceed to ask variations on this question six times.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Earth gets warmer? Raise taxes!

Earth gets cooler? Raise taxes!

War? Raise taxes!

Peace? Raise taxes!

Economy good? Raise taxes!

Economy bad? Raise taxes!

See a pattern yet?

AS FOR SAWYER ...

May 19 08:01

A Matter of Trust

Because the story was so radioactive from Israel’s point of view, examining its progress as it made its way into the international media can serve as a sort of case study—it shows in real time how America’s media differ from other countries’ in their portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And it helps illuminate the frequent charge that the American press is biased in Israel’s favor. Or against it, again, depending on your point of view.

May 18 09:10

The Economy’s Search for a "New Normal"

When the reality of the economic crisis first made itself known, many who realized what was happening dubbed it “the greatest crisis since the Great Depression.” This description was more than bombast; it was a sober analysis of the immensity of the economic problems in the country — problems that had been building up for years.

May 17 19:47

2009: US Regular flu, 13,000 deaths, Swine flu, 6

Regular flu has killed thousands since January
Tue April 28, 2009
Since January, more than 13,000 have died of complications from seasonal flu

http://gawker.com/5258687/swine-flu-claims-first-life-in-new-york-city
Swine Flu Claims First Life in New York City
Sun May 17 2009,
The report goes on to mention that Weiner is the sixth American to die from swine flu so far and that city officials have decided to close five more schools in the area, bringing the total number that will be closed this week to eleven.
Our deepest condolences go out to family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Weiner, though we hope that his death doesn't incite yet another media circus over the virus. http://gawker.com/5255607/are-you-ready-for-the-other--great-swine-flu...

May 17 17:14

NY Times' Maureen Dowd Plagiarizes TPM's Josh Marshall

All Dowd did was change "we were" to "the Bush crowd was".

Now, I'm all for cutting & pasting. As a blogger I do it all the time, but I always give credit.

So, if this isn't outright plagiarism by a top NY Times Editorialist, than I'm a happily married, straight man with 4 kids, 2 dogs, a lovely 2nd wife of 15 years with a girl half my age on the side.

Which I assure you all, I am not.

May 17 09:26

Mass Media just a giant Ziabatsu

Why are the News Networks so uniform? Why are they so synchronized in their propaganda that they do the same daily reports often in the same order with the same catch phrases? Because they all work for the same masters.

May 16 11:02

THE WEB vs THE PRESS

May 15 17:42

Pelosi’s Claims Getting Much More Media Scrutiny Than CIA’s Assertions

Whichever side of the torture debate you’re on, it’s a simple matter of fact that Nancy Pelosi’s claims about what she was told and when about torture are getting far more intense media scrutiny than the CIA’s claims are.

Simple fairness demands that both side’s claims get treated with a similar level of skepticism. And they’re not.

May 15 17:09

hear yee hear yee (*the beltway town cryer !)

Gingrich: Pelosi 'Lied,' 'Despicable,' 'Dishonest,' 'Vicious,' 'Trivial'

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich today offered a blistering critique of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s handling of oversight on harsh interrogation tactics, in a major escalation of partisan attacks being aimed at Pelosi.

May 15 12:35

Shaw customers given option to give Fox News the heave ho

Some Canadian viewers still steamed over the Canadian military being trashed on a Fox News show two months ago will be able to exact a little revenge.

Shaw is allowing customers to get rid of Fox News and opt for another cable channel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is a "Fox News?" :)

May 15 11:59

Dear Corporate Media, Now That You're Connecting Torture to War, Can We Talk?

Now that you're beginning to talk about the fact that our country tortured people in order to elicit war rationales, can we talk for a minute? I'd like to point a few things out that you can verify without spending a dime on investigative reporting. First, we now know that we tortured in hopes of producing justifications for a war. Let's suppose that this was done in "good faith" and that the lies al Libi told to stop the pain were actually true. We know that the torturing preceded and exceeded the OLC memos, the OLC memos were themselves insane (I think that's the legal term for it, but you can ask your lawyers), and dozens of people were tortured until they were dead. Let's suppose none of that to be the case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

None of that would change the fundamental fact that we were not torturing for defense of this nation but for an offensive attack on another nation.

None of that would change the fundamental fact that we were not torturing for defense of this nation but for an offensive attack on another nation.

None of that would change the fundamental fact that we were not torturing for defense of this nation but for an offensive attack on another nation.

None of that would change the fundamental fact that we were not torturing for defense of this nation but for an offensive attack on another nation.

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May 15 03:55

Congress and Waterboarding

Congress and Waterboarding

Nancy Pelosi was an accomplice to 'torture.'
By KARL ROVE

(*and here we see why Murdoch acquired The Wall Street Journal)

May 14 17:31

AUSTRALIAN MURDOCH ISLAMOPHOBE COMPLAINS ABOUT ‘ISLAM DAY’ IN HAWAII BUT WILL HE COMPLAIN ABOUT ‘JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH’ IN THE WHOLE OF U.S.?

Last Tuesday I wrote of Australian Murdoch propagandist Andrew Bolt’s complaint about the Hawaiian senate creating an ‘Islam Day’ while only some 0.5% of Hawaiians are Muslims. I wondered if Bolt would be as quick to condemn such a move if had the Hawaiian senate created an ‘Israel Day’.

We’re about to find out. Yesterday, President Obama went one better by declaring that the month of May will be Jewish American Heritage Month for the whole of the US! Not just Hawaii. And the Jewish population in the US is only 1.78%.

I have no problems with Jewish Americans being recognised in this way so one has to wonder why Andrew Bolt has a problem with Islam getting the same recognition.

One doesn’t need to have it spelt out.

May 14 12:38

@Thinking Digital: 'Newspapers are dead'

Newsweek writer Dan Lyons says that newspapers are in denial about their collapsing business and will never recover.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Digital has nothing to do with it. The major newspapers stood side by side with Bush and lied us all into a war with stories about Saddam's "nookular" bombs.

Now they are paying the price for that betrayal of the public trust, and they want to salve their guilt by blaming the digital revolution for their demise.

People want the truth, and if need be they will use smoke signals to get it.

May 14 10:32

Stuff World and the Great Deception Machine.

If you want the truth then you have to be able to adjust to it when you hear or see it. The truth does not adjust to you. The attempt to achieve that adjusting is how lies are created. This is why you should approach the main stream media with the conscious awareness that they are lying to you all the time. The biggest hurdle… even for those who know better is… how could something so big and prosperous, so ubiquitous; successful and routine in its operations be one great big lie machine? Looking right at it, it tricks us and… it wears us down.

May 14 08:45

Power Problem

The business press did everything but take on the institutions that brought down the financial system

May 13 16:12

Rove: Ending torture gives terrorists 'a tool to make it more attractive to recruit people.'

Ending torture gives terrorists 'a tool to make it more attractive to recruit people.'

May 13 14:49

Weekly Standard praises Obama for defying "the left" on detainee abuse photos

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a blatant attempt to move the torture scandal into a left versus right partisan bicker to obscure the fact that both parties knew it was going on and did nothing.

This is war crimes we are taking about, not the next campaign button.

May 12 18:03

BASS-ACKWARDS

Cheney chooses Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell

(*80% of voters have a favorable view of Colin Powell.

19% have a favorable view of Rush Limbaugh.)

May 12 13:52

WPost Columnist Winks at Torture

May 12 11:45

Recession Is Over According to Financial Experts

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And Saddam had nookular bombs! Honest!!!"

May 12 09:54

The Spanish Inquisition Meets The O'Reilly Factor?

Then, something curious happened. Bill O'Reilly, using the powerful podium that is his Fox News television show The O'Reilly Factor, threatened a boycott:

"There will be a boycott and there will be ill will towards Spain. This is going to become a huge story and it's not going to be good for Spain."

Out of the blue, within days Spain suddenly ducked and backed away, refusing to issue indictments threatened for months.

May 12 08:41

Question Authority (Unless I Say Not To)

Finally, I’ve been attacked – sort of.

So far the response to my book Meltdown, a free-market look at the financial crisis, has been almost eerily favorable. That’s very gratifying, to be sure, but criticism is what gets debate going and pushes a given subject matter beyond its typical confines.

Until now, it’s been hard to come by. Even though it spent ten weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, the paper refuses to review it. When the Times last reviewed one of my books – a review that consisted of a breathless list of forbidden things I had said, as if they refuted themselves – all it managed to do was give the book more notoriety and more sales.

May 11 09:17

How Much Was Fox Paid to Shill Bush's War Crime in Iraq?

Millions now support the prosecution of Bush for war crimes and mass murder. But what of his enablers and co-conspirators? What charges should be brought against the murderous liar --Rupert Murdoch --the modern incarnation of Hearst. How many members of the Fox board, how many executives, how many on-camera shills conspired with Bush to spread the bald-faced lies that made mass murder 'photogenic' and, therefore, possible and palatable to an American society hooked on images of things and bodies blowing up.

May 10 10:49

Activist journalism in the US

In order to learn about "We Are Change" - a real news service - we have to depend on a television channel in Russia.

May 10 09:08

Real Journalism in the US - Russia Today Interviews Luke Rudowski - WE ARE CHANGE

The Journalist job is to ask the hard question! Is sad that we have to learn about "We Are Change" from a Russian TV.

May 09 08:52

Do The Jews Own Hollywood And The Media?

Recently, when a caller to a talk show on the Genesis Radio Network suggested that the Jews control the media, the host went wild. He raged on and on, playing the race card. He branded the surprised caller and others like him who are weary of Zionist influence "Nazis" and "anti-Semites." Angrily, he denied Jewish involvement in any conspiracies and ridiculed those who had the audacity to suggest that Jews run Hollywood or the media. Then, in a real fit of spewed venom, the talk show host demanded that the caller and all others who believe like him should go out and hang themselves to promote population reduction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On GCN?!?!?!?!?!?!

May 09 08:15

CBS announcer: Any U.S. soldier would shoot Pelosi, strangle Reid

CBS Sports commentator David Feherty "From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this, though: despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, (* which David Feherty is a 'member of ) if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Osama bin Laden, there's a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death," Feherty wrote in an a D Magazine piece welcoming former President George W. Bush back to Dallas.WH

May 08 14:43

Is Rupert Murdoch losing it?

Maybe he knows something the rest of the world doesn't. He often has. Or maybe he's just losing his touch. I was surprised also to read in Clark's piece about the jaw-dropping decline in News Corp profits. The newspaper division collapsed, and the television profits went up in smoke.

Hey, if Murdoch's right, he might introduce the rest of the world to the model that can save the newspaper once and for all. That'd be something to celebrate. Or it could be that we're getting to the end of the Murdoch era. In that case, I wouldn't cry.

May 08 08:55

Why torture questions must be answered

The idea that our country does not torture is based on World War II policies, but since 1950 the CIA has been studying torture techniques and has been exporting its knowledge abroad through the Office of Public Safety and the School of the Americas. However, torture was not our official policy, until the George W. Bush administration.

May 08 08:53

A Timeline of CIA Atrocities

Operation MOCKINGBIRD — The CIA begins recruiting American news organizations and journalists to become spies and disseminators of propaganda. The effort is headed by Frank Wisner, Allan Dulles, Richard Helms and Philip Graham. Graham is publisher of The Washington Post, which becomes a major CIA player. Eventually, the CIA?s media assets will include ABC, NBC, CBS, Time, Newsweek, Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Copley News Service and more. By the CIA?s own admission, at least 25 organizations and 400 journalists will become CIA assets.

May 08 03:39

COLON POWELL

flashback: May 31, 2003 Dissent in the ranks. US Secretary of State Colin Powell was under persistent pressure from the Pentagon and White House to include questionable intelligence in his report on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction he delivered at the United Nations last February, source: US News and World Report Magazine. According to the report, the draft contained such questionable material that Powell lost his temper, throwing several pages in the air and declaring, "I'm not reading this. This is bullshit."

May 08 03:36

Rush to Powell: Go be a Democrat

When they're done with you , they're done with you . (*I thought Powell was the most 'stand up' member of Bush's administration . This is what he gets for that . LAMBASTED !)

“What Colin Powell needs to do is close the loop and become a Democrat, instead of claiming to be a Republican interested in reforming the Republican Party. He's not. He's a full-fledged Democrat,” Limbaugh said.

“Is this really the kind of party that we want to be when these kinds of spokespersons seem to appeal to our lesser instincts rather than our better instincts?" Powell replied.

May 08 03:23

Hannity And Steyn Attack Colin Powell Over Criticisms Of Limbaugh And Coulter

news hounds: Who couldn't see this one coming? Colin Powell had the nerve to speak out publicly against the hate mongering of Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, calling it bad for Republicans. So rather than debate the actual effect of Limbaugh and Coulter on the party, Sean Hannity called on Limbaugh-sub Mark Steyn to discredit Powell. And on the other side? Nobody. With video. http://www.foxnews.com

May 08 01:57

Student's Wikipedia hoax quote used worldwide in newspaper obituaries

A WIKIPEDIA hoax by a 22-year-old Dublin student resulted in a fake quote being published in newspaper obituaries around the world.

The quote was attributed to French composer Maurice Jarre who died at the end of March.

It was posted on the online encyclopedia shortly after his death and later appeared in obituaries published in the Guardian, the London Independent, on the BBC Music Magazine website and in Indian and Australian newspapers.

May 08 01:55

Cyberbullying Bill Not About Protecting Kids, It is About Shutting Down the Opposition

Arianna Huffington, the liberal darling in bed with the globalist George Soros by way of the Bermuda-based Atlantic Philanthropies, has posted an article on her website penned by Rep. Linda Sánchez, the Democrat congress critter from California. Sánchez is behind the so-called Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act, an effort to impose draconian regulations on the internet.

May 07 14:14

Rupert Murdoch: “Internet Will Soon Be Over”

The establishment media is dying and advertising revenue has plummeted as people turn to blogs and the alternative media for their news in an environment of corporate lies and spin.

This has forced sectors of the corporate media to charge the dwindling number of loyal readers they have left for news content, a practice which is set to become widespread according to Murdoch. This will only send more people over to the alternative media as the old organs of de facto state-controlled propaganda wither and die.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The revolution has begun!

Do not wait for orders; grab your keyboards and ride towards the sound of lies.

May 07 09:51

Silly John Kerry worried about online journalism, 70,000,000 bloggers

In short, here's what Kerry says: Blah blah blah blah blah blah time we examine the future of journalism in the digital Information Age blah blah and what it means to our Republic and to our democracy.

Blah blah blah blah blah newspapers blah entertained us; they enraged us, but always, they have informed us.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder if the fact that the blogs uncovered Kerry's hot young trim back in 2004 might have something to do with his concerns?

May 07 07:41

Murdoch: Web sites to charge for content

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch expects News Corporation-owned newspaper Web sites to start charging users for access within a year in a move which analysts say could radically shake-up the culture of freely available content.

May 07 04:59

Group names 25 lenders responsible for economic meltdown

US and foreign banks were not unwitting victims of circumstance but deliberately culpable in the financial meltdown that engulfed the United States last year, a campaign group said Wednesday.

The Center for Public Integrity named 25 “subprime” mortgage companies whose risky lending was blamed for the US property market collapse and the subsequent global economic crisis.

Many of the lenders were either controlled by US and European banks, or could not have indulged in their high-risk lending spree without the connivance of banks, the investigative journalism group said in a new study.

May 06 16:28

Swine Flu: Is the Overreaction More Costly than the Virus Itself?

It is reassuring to see the press take a more modulated view of the swine-flu risks, especially as it becomes clear that both deaths and incidents have been overstated in the past week. Our “instant on” media has an insatiable appetite for the scintillating story. These days, you can actually sense the disappointment in the news anchor when a category four hurricane is downgraded to a category three.

May 06 16:13

Brian Rohrbough says Columbine segment for Oprah permanently canceled

In a statement, Winfrey says she made the decision because the footage focused too heavily on killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. But other issues were also in play. Randy Brown, the father of a Columbine student, confirmed in this space that he and other parents complained to producers about the guests in the pre-taped segment -- Kate Battan, Jefferson County's chief Columbine investigator; Dwayne Fuselier, an FBI profiler whose son, also a Columbine student, made a parody video depicting the destruction of the school two years before the assault; and Dave Cullen, author of the book Columbine.

May 06 08:13

Ministers spend £30,000 on media courses in how NOT to answer questions

Ministers have spent £30,000 learning how to handle tough questions from interviewers.

Culture Secretary Andy Burnham is among those who have signed up for the ‘media training’ sessions, at a cost of up to £3,000 a time.

The sessions are usually conducted by broadcast journalists, who advise Ministers on body language, clothes, haircuts and tone of voice, and suggest devious strategies for dodging killer questions, such as continuing to answer a different question until the interviewer gives up.

May 06 03:48

FOX wants to burn your kids Alive!

ramping up the booga booga

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