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Nov 09 08:12

News Corp Sites 'To Be Removed From Google'

News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch has suggested the company's online newspaper pages will be invisible to Google users when it launches its new paid content strategy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That will be a good thing since News Corp content tends to include the worst of the pro-war propaganda.

Nov 09 05:48

Oh 4 Pete's sake > Climate change belief given same legal status as religion

Climate change belief given same legal status as religion
An executive has won the right to sue his employer on the basis that he was unfairly dismissed for his green views after a judge ruled that environmentalism had the same weight in law as religious and philosophical beliefs.
In a landmark ruling, Mr Justice Michael Burton said that "a belief in man-made climate change ... is capable, if genuinely held, of being a philosophical belief for the purpose of the 2003 Religion and Belief Regulations".
The ruling could open the door for employees to sue their companies for failing to account for their green lifestyles, such as providing recycling facilities or offering low-carbon travel.

Nov 07 18:22

CBC TV’s “Fifth Estate” Program Airs AE911Truth Nov 27

On September 11 of this year, we were interviewed on September 11 in New York at the We Demand Transparency conference by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Fifth Estate" program. This is the equivalent of "60 Minutes" in Canada. It is set to air on November 27.

The producers of the National Geographic Channel assured us that they would air the evidence we highlighted for them on their show 9/11: Science and Conspiracy. They even showed us these segments in their "rough cut," which we were quite satisfied with. However, the final show aired none of our evidence, and they claimed that we had none. We were determined not to let this happen a second time with the CBC.

Nov 07 07:00

Fort Hood shooter used as excuse to scapegoat Muslims, Arabs

Lest you think that given Hasan’s name and religion, the backlash against Arabs and Muslims is only natural, recall that when Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people in 1995, no one raised alarms about his Catholic upbringing or his Irish heritage. And when it was discovered that Seung-hui Cho had compared himself to Jesus Christ before killing 32 people and himself at Virginia Tech in 2007, no one called for a “war" on either Christians or Korean-Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Last May, John Russell, an Anglo-Saxon, shot 5 soldiers at Fort Hood. Nobody talked about his race of religion. Indeed the story got hardly any coverage at all.

Nov 06 19:20

America 1963 vs now

I really like this guy's videos.

Nov 06 09:47

Is Fox News Working For Israel Against America?

What is good for Israel isn't always good for the US. Active duty military who try to make their own foreign policy are not just total morons but are in violation of a number of laws. They are technically at war with the United States of America. If it is necessary for veterans to take up weapons to fight against members of our military who are part of an insurrection run by a foreign power, tell me where to sign up.

Nov 06 07:02

Debunking the myths of Columbine, 10 years later

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Have you noticed that the corporate media is having to spend more and more time propping up past government deceptions?

Nov 06 07:02

10 years later, the real story behind Columbine

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Have you noticed that the corporate media is having to spend more and more time propping up past government deceptions?

Nov 06 01:30

The Media As Enablers of Government Lies

Why do politicians so easily get away with telling lies? In large part, because the news media are more interested in bonding with politicians than in exposing them. Americans are encouraged to believe that the media will serve as a check and a balance on the government. Instead, the press too often volunteer as unpaid pimps, helping politicians deceive the public.

Nov 05 03:50

Fox Flu Story Denied by White House

Critical of the reported decision of the administration to use scarce vaccine on detainees, Fox News launched a series of reports including one headlined "Pentagon: Gitmo Detainees to Receive H1N1 Vaccine, Despite White House Claim."

When White House spokesman Robert Gibbs denied the Fox report, that network responded by publishing Mr. Gibbs' denial in a report headlined "White House Responds to Report Terror Suspects Get Priority Treatment for H1N1 Virus."

Fox included a video clip and transcript, which reads:

WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY ROBERT GIBBS: There is no vaccine in Guantanamo, and there's no vaccine on the way to Guantanamo.

QUESTION: So the Pentagon was wrong when they confirmed that on Friday?

GIBBS: I — I don't know what the Pentagon said. I — I know, in asking yesterday, whether or not there was any vaccine there or whether there was any vaccine that was on its way, the answer to both those questions was — was no.

QUESTION: Is that because of the White House stopped it or...

GIBBS: No, that was because there wasn't any there, and there wasn't any on the way.

(*QUESTION: "I thought this administration has banned the use of torture in Guantanamo . Has that policy been reversed ?" )

Nov 04 18:11

9/11 Research 60-Page Summary

9/11 Research 60-Page Summary
Verifiable Research on 9/11
Summary of 9/11 Research Compiled by Paul Thompson

9/11 was one of the most pivotal days in world history. Its impact will be felt for years to come. You owe it to yourself to go beyond the sound bites and the simplified official story. This is an extremely complicated story with numerous players and motives. Not everything makes sense or fits neatly together. It's a story full of espionage, deceit, and lies. But if there are forces out there tricking us, they can only succeed if we, the general public, remain ignorant and passive.

Nov 04 05:08

U.S.'s Blatant State Terrorism

U.S.'s Blatant State Terrorism

By Harold Pinter
Winner Of The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 - 12/07/05

Nov 04 04:57

The Mega-Lie Called the "War on Terror": A Masterpiece of Propaganda

The Mega-Lie Called the "War on Terror": A Masterpiece of Propaganda

By Richard W. Behan, AlterNet
Posted on September 27, 2007, Printed on September 28, 2007
http://www.alternet.org/story/63632/

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the state can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie ... The truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state." --Joseph Goebbels, minister of propaganda in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945

Nov 03 07:55

The silence about vaccine deaths in media is due to the confidential contracts with the vaccine manufacturers.

If you can read French, you will discover at http://www.lepoint2.com/sons/pdf/vaccin-H1N1%20medias.pdf that the maker of PandemRix, that is used in Sweden, passed a secret contract, the same in every European country, which specified a "Green List" of what the government MAY communicate (hardly anything!) and the "Red List" of what may absolutely NOT be made public, like intermediary results of the side effects that appear in the studies of the controversial squalene (and thiomersal) adjuvantated PandemRix until they have been sanitized by Glaxo Smith Kline researchers, and published by GSK themselves.

Nov 03 04:59

Media Lies And The War Drive Against Iran

Media Lies And The War Drive Against Iran

By John Pilger

14 October, 2009
Johnpilger.com.

In 2001, the London Observer published a series of reports claiming an “Iraqi connection” to al-Qaeda, even describing the base in Iraq where the training of terrorists took place and a facility where anthrax was being made as a weapon of mass destruction.

It was all false.

Supplied by US intelligence and Iraqi exiles, planted stories in the British and US media helped then-US president George Bush and then-British prime minister Tony Blair launch an illegal invasion that has caused, according to the most recent study, 1.3 million deaths.

Nov 02 22:27

When it Comes to Israel, New Yorker Magazine Censors the Word 'Censored'

Censoring the word "censored"? Sadly, not a joke from a late-night comedy show. The New Yorker magazine staff recently censored the word "censored" in my November 2 ad for www.USMediaAndIsrael.com, a blog that looks at how the New York Times and other corporate media stifle their coverage of Israel.

In addition to my brief story, I also share a copy of the home-drawn political cartoon that the New York Times had censored, plus the backstory of how it came to be.

DID the NY Times censor content critical of U.S. media's relations with Israel? Judge for yourself at http://www.usmediaandisrael.com/?p=274

Nov 02 15:24

Sheen Blasts Cowardly Media Response To ‘20 Minutes’ Letter

Sheen Blasts Cowardly Media Response To ‘20 Minutes’ Letter

Actor labels corporate media shills “cockroaches” for completely failing to address 20 bullet points on 9/11

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Charlie Sheen has blasted the cowardly corporate media response to his “20 Minutes With The President” letter, slamming the press as “hopeless lap-dogs” for failing to address a single one of his 20 bullet points on 9/11 while ignoring completely his challenge to publicly debate 9/11 truth debunkers.

Nov 02 11:56

Israeli State of Extortion

Israeli State of Extortion
09/30/09
06:16:34 am

By: Peter Chamberlin

We are faced with the ever-present and ever-growing problems presented by the state of Israel. The entire world has been given the most sinister ultimatum of all time (and Barack Obama is fully supporting it)- we either make Israeli interests the paramount issue concerning the world today, or else Israel will single-handedly start World War III.

Nov 02 11:50

Easily Understood Explanation of Current Banking Crisis

Easily Understood Explanation of Current Banking Crisis

Today's banking crisis is the THIRD trillion dollar plus
US-caused financial meltdown in the last twenty years.

Each one of these crises came into being through the same basic
mechanism...the fraudulent over-valuing of financial assets by
Wall Street - with a "wink and a nod" (and sometimes a lot more)
from the White House and Congress.

The fraudulently valued assets stimulate the economy, impart
the illusion of health and then, inevitably, the fraud goes
too far and the whole house of card comes painfully crashing
back to earth.

The three trillion dollar plus frauds were:

Fraud #1: The so-called "Savings and Loan Crisis" of the late 80s

Fraud #2: The so-called "Tech Bubble" of the late 90s

Nov 02 11:49

Easily Understood Explanation of Current Banking Crisis

Easily Understood Explanation of Current Banking Crisis

Today's banking crisis is the THIRD trillion dollar plus
US-caused financial meltdown in the last twenty years.

Each one of these crises came into being through the same basic
mechanism...the fraudulent over-valuing of financial assets by
Wall Street - with a "wink and a nod" (and sometimes a lot more)
from the White House and Congress.

The fraudulently valued assets stimulate the economy, impart
the illusion of health and then, inevitably, the fraud goes
too far and the whole house of card comes painfully crashing
back to earth.

The three trillion dollar plus frauds were:

Fraud #1: The so-called "Savings and Loan Crisis" of the late 80s

Fraud #2: The so-called "Tech Bubble" of the late 90s

Nov 02 06:06

Afghanistan, Another Untold Story

Afghanistan, Another Untold Story

Only Leaves Out 9-11 Being an Inside Job

by Michael Parenti
December 7, 2008
GlobalResearch.com

Author's website: www.michaelparenti.org.

Barack Obama is on record as advocating a military escalation in Afghanistan. Before sinking any deeper into that quagmire, we might do well to learn something about recent Afghan history and the role played by the United States.

Nov 02 05:59

American Election: An Illusion Of Democracy

American Election: An Illusion Of Democracy

By Dr. Elias Akleh

04 November, 2008
Countercurrents.org

Nov 02 05:58

Ivy League Dunces Have Led America Off a Cliff

Ivy League Dunces Have Led America Off a Cliff

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig
Posted on December 9, 2008, Printed on December 10, 2008
http://www.alternet.org/story/111376/

Nov 01 16:46

BUY NOTHING ON THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING

just change date proposed in video to 11/27/2009

Oct 31 21:00

Here is the news: the BBC is no damm good at spelling

The BBC has been criticised after broadcasting a major spelling error on its flagship News At Ten bulletin. In a blunder that would make any schoolchild blush, a graphic headlining the official review into the 2006 Nimrod air disaster was titled 'DAMMING Report'.

The caption should, of course, have read 'Damning Report'.

Oct 31 07:06

Bill Moyers bought?

Subsequent to Bill Moyer's interview with Judge Goldstone, his blog erupted with criticism of perceived pro-Israel bias.

Personally I was inclined to allow Bill the benefit of the doubt and assume he was acting devil's advocate, an acceptable journalistic technique. This despite my unease that he had neglected to mention the truce that Hamas had observed (despite the Israeli blockade and continued hostility):

The debate on Bill's blog soon became a troll-fest with the usual memes being trotted out. In response to one particularly offensive poster, I wrote a rebuttal of an entry maligning the activities of the Mufti - an evergreen and (in my view unsupported) theme of the hasbara. The site did not post it. I tried again a few days later and found the post blocked again.

Oct 30 15:17

Swine flu vaccine shots eliminate wrinkles, bad breath and varicose veins, too

The propaganda push for flu vaccines has reached a level of absurdity that's just begging to be made fun of. Today, a flu vaccine story appearing in Reuters claimed that injecting pregnant women with flu shots would increase the birth weight of their babies by half a pound. That same story claimed flu shots are so healthy for pregnant women that they also prevent premature births.

It even quotes a team of experts who claim that injecting an expectant mother with a flu shot would reduce the hospitalization of her infants, explaining: "Flu vaccine given to women during pregnancy is 85 percent effective in preventing hospitalization in their infants under 6 months of age."

Oct 30 13:53

The Mainstream, Corporately Owned Media is Anything but Honest

Fox, also, promoted the man-made global warming scam with its popular TV shows the Simpsons, Family Guy, King of the Hill, and Prison Break. Dana Walden, Fox chairman said, “The most powerful way we could communicate the commitment on behalf of our company, was to change the practices within production, as well as work in a message about global warming, about environmental changes, about empowering people to take responsibilities.”

Oct 30 10:55

FOX OPENLY RECRUITING CIVILIIANS FOR US MILITARY (DOMESTIC)

Not reporting or investigating, folks.

RECRUITING.

In other words: news content aired which was zero per cent journalism, one hundred per cent ad. Broadcasting innocently as if, were it to notice my reaction, it would be surprised that any citizen would find fault.

Oct 30 06:53

The New York Times’ Coming Jihad Against The Huffington Post

The copyright and fair use laws may be too ill-defined for old media to make a strong case. Worse, the laws may protect and further the cause of the aggregators. There is clearly no substantial precedent to help old media companies or they would have taken advantage of it long ago.

Oct 29 15:16

No, really, this is a new photo of Osama! HONEST!!!!!!!

Oct 28 18:07

FLASHBACK - Bush bribed reporters to ask specific questions

The Wall Street Journal editorialized today about the revelation that Obama was looking for specific reporters to call on in the White House press corps:

...

Former President Bush not only pre-screened his questioners, at least one of them was offered a ride on Air Force One if he asked the question the White House wanted asked.

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I told ya, selling their honor and their soul for a ride on Air Force One.

Oct 28 14:44

A Graphic History of Newspaper Circulation Over the Last Two Decades

Every six months, the Audit Bureau of Circulations releases data about newspapers and how many people subscribe to them. And then everyone writes a story about how some newspapers declined some amount over the year previous. Well, that's no way to look at data! It's confusing—and it obscures larger trends. So we've taken chunks of data for the major newspapers, going back to 1990, and graphed it, so you can see what's actually happened to newspaper circulation.

Oct 28 08:44

News gets worse for the mainstream media

At the same time, there’s a large appetite for the new media world where the MSM gatekeepers no longer hold as much clout, and “he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is the first time any MSM observer has even approached the real issue.

The corporate media; radio, TV, newspapers, and magazines, all stood shoulder to shoulder with the US Government when it lied us all into a pointless war of conquest in Iraq.

Everybody knows the government did it.

And everybody knows the corporate media helped them do it.

And THAT is why the public has turned away from the corporate media.

The Corporate media could easily win back their audience simply by reporting the truth, but just the last few days I noticed History Channel re-selling the "Lone Assassin" cover story for the JFK assassination, and NatGeo bashing alternative theories of what brought down the World Trade Towers (and like the official 9-11 report, no mention of why WTC-7 could have come down the way it did). So, the corporate media is not only perceived as liars, but unrepentant and shameless ones at that.

I have no sympathy for the newspapers and TV newsrooms having to shed staff and close their doors. They did it to themselves. They betrayed the public trust and sold their honor and their souls for a free ride on Air Force One.

Oct 27 14:18

CNBC Viewership Plunges 50% In October

If anyone wants to know why CNBC anchors are so pale and nervous these days, look no further. As Comcast CEO Brian Edwards considers what to keep and what to, well, cut, post his digestion of NBC Universal (assuming deal rumors are true naturally) his eyes likely cast casual nervous glances at Nielsen reports of CNBC viewership.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nobody likes a liar!

Oct 27 07:28

Newspapers Cut To Black

Business executives and scientists, unlike theologians and psychologists, believe that every problem has a solution. Unfortunately, that is not true. The best minds in the media industry have been working on the newspaper puzzle for years. Not a single person has come up with a workable solution to the industry’s problems, probably because there isn’t one.

Newspapers can buy time by cutting circulation and people to save costs. An economic recovery may buy the industry even more time. It has been said far too often, but, with the new September 30 circulation figures in hand, it is worth saying again. For the newspaper industry a huge success on the Internet is all that is left. All the other options are gone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The newspapers did it to themselves. They stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the government as it lied us all into pointless and apparently unwinnable wars of conquest against nations that had not actually done anything to deserve being attacked.

This created the phenomenon of the blogs who analyzed the news in an honest and objective way absent from the corporate media and pointed out where the obvious lies were to be found.

If the newspapers had told the TRUTH and only the TRUTH, they would still be profitable and I would happily be doing visual effects for movies. But the corporate media bartered their honor and soul for a free ride on Air Force One, got caught, and now are paying the price.

Oct 26 10:11

U.S. newspaper circulation plunge accelerates

Oct 25 18:51

Hiroshima, Nagasaki mayors invite nuclear powers

Wonder if they will invite Israel?

Oct 25 11:42

The FBI Tells Americans to Watch Fox News, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh for REAL NEWS

Oct 23 19:45

PBS - Were War Crimes Committed in Gaza?

From the comments: Gee Bill - could you make your pro-Israeli bias any more obvious? How bizarre! This is what happens when Christians take the Bible literally. Sorry; if Israel commits war crimes and crimes against humanity, it can't be excused by religious nuttiness. It's one standard for all nations and all armies. The Palestinians are human beings. A true Christian would know that! Have you noticed that Israel never takes responsibility for anything? The excuse always comes down to Israel being exempt from participation in world values.

When one says that Israël has the right to defend itself, I'm not sure how this applies in a case where they are occupying another nation's, the Palestinian's, territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's play "Spot the paid Israeli shills!"

Oct 23 13:09

Facebook Labels Fall Of The Republic “Abusive,” Blocks Links

The social networking giant Facebook.com has labeled Alex Jones’ new documentary film Fall Of The Republic to be “abusive” and is blocking some links to the film from its website, preventing the movie from spreading virally like the Obama Deception, which received tens of millions of viewers despite a Facebook policy to block it too.

A You Tube video illustrates that when a Facebook user attempts to ’share’ a link to the video, that is post it as a status update on their Facebook page, they get a message telling them the function has been blocked because the video is “abusive”.

The full message reads, “Warning: This Message Contains Blocked Content – Some content in this message has been reported as abusive by Facebook users.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Twitter is not blocking it as far as I can see, so share the video links there.

Oct 23 09:44

Cocaine use 'rife in the media'

A former BBC employee has blown the whistle on cocaine use among the corporation’s TV and radio producers and star performers.

Sarah Graham told a Home Affairs Select Committee hearing into the cocaine trade, that it is seen as “part of your creative genius or part of your extraordinary personality”.

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Oct 23 07:48

Iran fails to accept U.N.-drafted nuclear deal

Iran has repeatedly rejected U.N. and IAEA calls on it to curb enrichment or grant unfettered U.N. inspections, meant to verify that it is not trying to develop nuclear weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story feels like a plant to scuttle the reports of a successful deal coming from other sources, primarily because of the line quoted above, which is a fabrication. Iran allows all inspections required by the IAIA under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

It is Israel that refuses to allow inspections.

Oct 21 18:19

Chris Matthews on Disobeying Illegal Orders

To think the president might violate the Constitution is the same as thinking UN black helicopters will kidnap you. And forget about Japanese Internment, the Patriot Act and the Bush administration’s abuses, and all other historical reasons to be wary of political power – to worry about liberty now is purely partisan, and only fueled by anti-Obama hysteria.

Oct 21 17:54

Tampa Tribune owner Media General announces third quarter net loss of $62.5-million

Media General is a mid-sized mass media conglomerate which owns over 20 daily newspapers including the Tampa Tribune along with 250 weekly papers. The company also owns 18 network affiliated TV stations. Today the company reported one of its biggest quarterly losses on record...

Oct 21 08:40

Flu Vaccine Brainwashing In Prime Time ABC Show

A prime time ABC drama show that aired last week featured an almost subliminal example of brainwashing that encouraged people to take the swine flu shot, proving that the propaganda campaign to sell people on the government’s health agenda is widespread and not just confined to this week’s admitted campaign to implant suggestive messages in network TV broadcasts.

Oct 21 07:56

Well, we can;t stretch "Balloon Boy" any further, so what do we report on so we DON'T have to report on Israel war crimes?????

Oct 20 19:38

Tampabay.com now requires registration for comments on stories

The website is the online version of the St. Petersburg Times newspaper. The paper says the move is to try to stem the flow of “abusive” comments which “violate the company’s standards”.

The way I interpret this latest move by the paper is that they want an easier system to control comments which clash with the Times’ philosophy. The left leaning paper has been called a “Communist rag” by many of its opponents for stories it’s published supporting Marxist ideology...

Oct 20 14:07

Denver Westword To Hire Marijuana Critic

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Oh man, I keep forgetting where I left my resumes!!!!!!!!

Oct 20 12:07

Must be a reeeeeeeeally slow news day in Hudson, NY

Oct 20 08:59

The New York Times (NYT) newsroom is reeling from today's announcement that the company plans to cut the staff by 100.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The New York Times stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the government as it lied us into wars of conquest in Afghanistan and Iraq. In past ages where there really was no alternative the people would swallow down their indignation at being treated like idiots, pretend to accept the apologies of the media, and go back to clipping store coupons.

But that was then and this is now and the people do have an alternative to turn to when the corporate media is caught lying again and again and again.
Now, I don't like to see anyone out of work in these very difficult times, but in truth one of the reasons that we are in such difficult times is that the corporate media abandoned their self-professed role as watchdog on corporate and government malfeasance. They bartered their souls for a ride on Air Force One, betrayed the public trust, and now the public is exacting their revenge by turning away.

Oct 19 20:59

Donofrio afraid of Holocaust truth, dumps on-air Rense interview

ZIONIST JEWISH MIND CONTROL
- A CASE STUDY -
By Brother Nathanael Kapner, Copyright 2009
Source: Correspondence By Permission Of Jeff Rense
As a favor to a fellow journalist, Rense recently extended an invitation to an ex-attorney, Leo Donofrio, who has been chasing the spectre of Obama’s true birth place on the Internet and in court. However, just over ten minutes before Donofrio was to present his work on the Rense program, he emailed the host and canceled his guest visit on October 8, 2009, scheduled for 9 PM Pacific Time. Fortunately Mr. Rense happened to glance at his computer screen and saw the email. In any case, Donofrio stated in his email to the show host and on his Blog, that he was canceling his appearance due to his “Holocaust” sensitivities.

Oct 19 09:03

White House boasts: We 'control' news media

President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Dunn.

Oct 19 07:21

Mao and Rockefeller: Beck Fails to Call Out the Real Monsters

Beck wants you to believe the people surrounding Obama are communists. That’s why he has the Soviet symbol on his blackboard. In fact, the people surrounding Obama — not minor and peripheral figures like Anita Dunn — are bankster operatives, members of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the Bilderberg Group. The really important figures behind Obama are one-world globalists who admire the sort of authoritarianism put into practice by Mao.

Oct 19 07:06

Corporate Supremacy and the Rape of a Human Girl

We are fast approaching the time of the next great battle over evolution. The Neo-creationists will be corporations, and they will argue that they could not possibly be descended from human beings.

This isn’t science fiction. Just the other day 30 Republicans voted in the U.S. Senate to deny justice to a human victim of rape in order to protect the so-called sovereign rights of corporations

Oct 18 08:55

FLASHBACK - MEDIA PROPAGANDA ON IRAN

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As the Iranian suspicions fly amid US denials regarding the recent assassination of top Iranian commanders, I wanted to relink this to remind everyone that as war with Iran looms close, to expect distortions of the truth from the corporate media.

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Oct 17 17:34

Fox News isn't even pretending anymore

“Doublethink,” Orwell called it: the ability to “hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them.” So it is with “Fox Nation” and “fair and balanced.”

Oct 16 19:31

Obama National Security Adviser to Speak at Anti-Israel Conference

James Jones, President Obama's National Security Advisor, has agreed to be the keynote speaker at the anti-Israel group J Street's first annual conference in Washington next week. While the group bills itself as the "pro Israel" and "pro peace" alternative to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, in reality it is a liberal organization actively campaigning against Israel's right to defend itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, I guess we know American Spectator's editorial bias now, don't we?

Oct 16 16:38

Public Radio Censoring Announcement on Palestine event

Oct 15 17:02

Government Propaganda To Infest Network TV Shows

An insidious brainwashing program set to be launched next week will “organically” weave the government’s political propaganda into prime time network television shows, with positive talking points about Obama’s environmental, bailout, health care and “servitude” agenda being seamlessly integrated into the content of dramas, reality shows and comedies.

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Good thing nobody watches that crap! :)

Oct 15 07:37

Carter-Ruck Takes On The Internet, and Loses

Rapidly the story of the gagging of the Guardian went inter-stellar on-line. Twitter is full of it (it’s the number one trending topic), blog-posts fizz with indignation. Bloggers are planning to stage a protest demonstration outside Carter -Ruck’s office, if they can be bothered to change out of their PJs and get dressed. There is the possibility of a fresh court hearing.

Ultimately, a story that might have amounted to a boring page lead in the Guardian after the question was answered in the Commons has turned into an internet sensation and potentially a constitutional mini-crisis. Well done Carter-Ruck. Good work.

Update: Carter-Ruck caved in and the Guardian is ungagged. I wonder if the law firm will have the cheek to bill its client for all of its brilliant advice on this matter?

Oct 15 07:13

OKay, Israel is looking bad at the UN for war crimes. I know! Let's run a story that mentions the Nazis again!!!!!!

Oct 14 12:07

Former BBC Director General On The Media-Political Opposition To Radical Change

Dyke was also candid about political interference with the BBC. He discussed an internal review of the BBC's political coverage carried out at the beginning of the decade, to which all political parties were asked to contribute. He said: "there was a lot of pressure from the government of the day not to change anything... A lot of the governors were what I call semi-politicians and they liked the present system and.... maybe they were right - it's not the job of the BBC to change the political system and to start questioning the political system. I happen to not agree with that but, you know, we didn't get anywhere."

If these comments were extraordinary, the media response to them was predictable - close to zero coverage in the national UK press. Dyke's speech was covered in three sentences in the Belfast Telegraph on September 21. A longer piece appeared in the Herald (Glasgow) on the same day. In response to our prompting, the website Journalism.co.uk covered the story on September 22. They then contacted Roy Greenslade, who covered the story on his Guardian website blog a day later - the sole national mainstream mention.

Oct 13 18:12

Video: Jon Stewart blasts CNN for not fact-checking the news: "We'll have to leave it there."

Jon Stewart took CNN apart over their insipid fact-checking of a SNL skit about President Obama while never having the time to give
Oct 12 15:57

Iran "news" 2009 = Iraq "news" 2002

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will inspect Iran’s under-construction nuclear energy refinement facility on Sunday, October 25. The US public has been subjected to war-mongering propaganda from both parties’ “leadership” and the media oligarchy over this issue, which has a simple legal basis. This article will serve as a hub for my legal and political analysis to date regarding rhetoric for war with Iran. Below are linked titles with one-paragraph summaries. Most articles have helpful video. Following is an outstanding 3-minute analysis from John Perry.

Oct 12 07:41

Young, fearless and feisty – the new face of Russian TV news

So RT covered the mass protests in Georgia that preceded by a year the Russian invasion of 2008. "There were tens of thousands of people gathered around the parliament. They were roughly dispersed with tear gas, rubber bullets and sound machines." She says the story was at that stage ignored by other global broadcasters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No kidding.

Oct 12 07:19

U.N. official admits Afghan vote fraud

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do you recall how ABCNNBBCBS ranted and railed about possible vote fraud in Iran (despite the lack of any evidence), and how they promoted the attempted coup as some kind of heroic attempt at freedom from the evil Ahmadinejad?

Well, now we have the elections in Afghanistan which restored US puppet Hamid Karzai (El Presidente from UNOCAL) to power an admitted fraud (with plenty of hard evidence to back it up) and I am waiting to see if ABCNNBBCBS makes the same big deal out of that vote fraud.

Probably not, but let's at least rub their noses in it.

Oct 11 14:05

9-11 banned at "Mythbusters."

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Well, at least we got them to admit they cannot touch the topic.

Oct 11 07:50

Israeli`s bid to buy Al-Jazeera from Qatar

An Israeli media tycoon has offered to buy the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera satellite television
network from the government of Qatar

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Killing the messenger.

Oct 10 14:36

The Internet ate my nephew!

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Salon goes after Alex Jones!

Oct 10 07:57

Nothing is real

I beg you to stick with this clip until the very end. The last minute of this video is mind-blowing. This is not an exercise in evidence-free paranoia-mongering.
Oct 09 14:20

Bilderberg Media Front Smears Alex Jones In Feeble Hit Piece

The New Republic, owned by the ultra-rich Asper family through their behemoth CanWest media corporation, attacks Jones as an anti-semite extremist for daring to expose the move towards global government

Oct 09 13:08

'USA Today' Will Show 17% Circulation Decline in Next Report, As Single Copy Sales Sink -- But Revenue Flat

When the Audit Bureau of Circulations releases the latest numbers on Oct. 26, it will show that USA Today's circulation fell 17% to 1.88 million for the six months ending September 2009, a drop of about 390,000 copies. The decline could also threaten USA Today’s position as the No. 1 newspaper in the country by circulation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

USA Today stood shoulder to shoulder with those people who lied us into the war in Iraq and are lying us into a new war in Iran.

And now they are paying the price for that deception.

Oct 09 08:35

OHMYHAWD, THEY FEEL SORRY FOR THE PALESTINIANS - QUICK, WAVE HITLER AT THEM! WAVE HITLER AT THEM!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With all that is going on here in the 21sdt Century, the Telegraph panders to Israel about Hitler's teeth.

Oct 09 07:10

The surprising real story about this year’s Northeast passage transit: The media botched it

The Times has liberally papered London underground carriages with a fascinating new ad campaign. One poster shows a ship navigating some treacherous icy waters, with the accompanying copy reading:

Climate change has allowed the Northeast Passage to be used as a commercial shipping route for the first time.

Impressive – if only it were true.

According to the ad copy:

To help you navigate the changing world we have more dedicated science and environment correspondents than the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail or Independent.

Only one problem: The Northeast Passage has been opened for commerce since 1934 – and never ‘closed’.

Oct 08 14:04

‘The Times’ lets everyone off the hook on Goldstone

The New York Times is covering the Goldstone Report. Where is it covering it? Well: the furor over the report among Palestinians. We’re pretty sure this is a good story. Neil MacFarquhar is on it. But it’s really not The Story, it’s just an angle of a hugely-important international story, and the only angle the Times is covering.

Here’s what the Times refuses to cover:

–the furor over the Goldstone report on the part of the Israel lobby in the U.S., and the pressure it’s put on the Obama administration, number one. Even J Street has been quiet about the Goldstone report, while it puts out a statement applauding an Israeli Nobelist.

Oct 08 09:57

Are you Westword's new pot critic?

Oct 08 09:44

New Jobless Claims Fall to 521,000, Lowest Since January

The Labor Department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped last week to a seasonally adjusted 521,000, from the previous week's upwardly revised total of 554,000.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read that carefully. This week's totals are a drop because they revised last week's numbers UPWARD!

The "seasonally adjusted" is the clue. These are not real numbers.

Oct 08 09:16

A Media Failure Compounds The Financial Failure:

The Press Is Still Missing The Story Of Fraud and Economic Decline Ahead

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media's job is to keep you spending until the last penny is extracted from the last pocket.

Oct 08 09:05

Why Is Goldman Advising CanWest On Its Programming Line Up?

When a few weeks ago we presented the concept of certain banks stealthy encroachment into the media world we were half joking. After all, the FCC would never allow Wall Street entities, even with equity control, to have a say in program line up and content, right? Needless to say, the potential for abuse (call it brain washing, or what you will) is simply staggering. Separately, two days ago, we highlighted the bankruptcy of Canada's biggest media company, CanWest, whose bankruptcy filings we are still combing through, looking for some of the usual suspects. Which is why we read with great interest Andrew Willis' article in today's Globe and Mail "Inside Goldman's deal with CanWest" which may have helped us, and our readers, elegantly put some of the pieces together.

Oct 07 07:29

FLASHBACK - BBC says it "lost" tapes of WTC-7 reports

Oct 06 14:58

[Pic} Phew! The bullet survived!

Oct 06 11:50

BBC Attack Piece Promotes Cottage Industry Of Debunkers

The BBC cannot resist attacking anyone who questions the establishment line and counters mainstream accounts of events, especially if they make up part of the new and exciting alternative media that is contributing to the corporation’s ongoing fossilization.

That is why in a feature article today, the corporation is promoting a group of “scientists and skeptics” whose declared mission is to vigorously debunk those who are questioning the “accepted versions” of events.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, can you debunk the fact that the BBC reported the collapse of WTC-7 BEFORE IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED?

Here is my email to James "The Amazing" Randi

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Aloha from fellow member of the Castle

Randi

I am sure you will not remember me, but you and I used to chat from time to time at the Magic Castle back in the 1980s when I still worked as a professional magician.

I am somewhat puzzled by your willingness to participate in the BBC's attempt to discredit those who ask questions regarding the official story of 9-11, since it is the BBC itself which created one of the greatest puzzles of all; how were they able to report on the collapse of WTC-7 almost a half hour before it actually happened.

Given that no steel-framed building had ever collapsed from fire in the entire history of skyscrapers, there was no way to "guess" ahead of time that this would happen.

See http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/bbc_wtc7_videos.html

Michael Rivero

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Feel free to send along your own comments to Randi.

Oct 06 04:59

Greenwald Film on Afghanistan Destroys the Logic of the War, Leading the New York Times to Whine

Anyone who has actually seen the film knows that a string of former top intelligence officials, perhaps most significant among them the former head of the CIA's Counter-terrorism Center, Robert Grenier, are heard meticulously deconstructing the dominant justifications for the continued U.S. military presence in Afghanistan. What does Grenier know? Oh, he was just the CIA station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan, where he was one of the Agency’s top officials planning the U.S. invasion. Grenier, along with former CIA operative Robert Baer and other former intelligence officials, rebut in detail the claim that the war in Afghanistan is about fighting al Qaeda or making America safer, which Baer says bluntly in the film is “just complete bullshit.” The film also features Graham Fuller, the former CIA station chief in Kabul. (Click here to watch this part of the film)

Oct 05 14:08

NEWS FLASH ~~ MOSHE AHMADINEJAD IS MAHMOUD AGAIN

The tabloids lied…. We were taken for a bunch of fools!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It doesn't matter of Ahmadinejad (or yours truly) has Jewish ancestry. We are past one tribe bashing the other tribe on the skulls with large wooden sticks.

Opposition to Israel is based on the obvious double-standard of allowing Israel to have nuclear weapons while denying them to everyone else.

Opposition to Israel is based on the obvious double-standard of allowing Israel to commit war crimes with impunity.

It has nothing to do with being Jewish of Jewish descent or not.

UPDATE: After thinking about the call we got from Susan in Arizona on today's radio show I finally realized that the reason for this story about Ahmadinejad being from Jewish ancestry is to blame his anti-Israel rhetoric on being a converted Muslin, aka self-hating Jew, which is to foster the illusion that Ahmadinejad does not and could not have any legitimate complaints against Israel.

In other words, this is just another Israeli propaganda stunt and a continuation of their attempt to spin away recent embarrassments.

Oct 05 08:04

McCain, Obama back law shielding reporters

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The important question is whether online journalists are also covered by this law. The issue of whether bloggers are journalists has flip-flopped in the courts several times.

Oct 04 08:49

IAEA responds to NY Times allegations of a secret report on Iran.

With respect to a recent media report, the IAEA reiterates that it has no concrete proof that there is or has been a nuclear weapon programme in Iran.

At the Board of Governors´ meeting on 9 September 2009, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei warned that continuing allegations that the IAEA was withholding information on Iran are politically motivated and totally baseless.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The New York Times is full of shit.

Here is a little bit of history about the NY Times.

Back in 1912, the New York Times was just another New York paper, fighting for circulation with sensational stories about the how the canals on Mars had actually been photographed and revealed in the August 27th issue the construction of 2 new canals by the Martians in 1911.

As part of their attempts to lure more readers, the New York Times had invested in a Marconi wireless set, a radio receiver whose antenna was atop the building that housed the New York Times, but whose operators were featured in a street level room with large windows, not unlike a department store showcase window. Passers-by could gaze through the window at the Marconi operators playing with this latest high-tech gizmo.

But on the night of April 14th, the wireless operators at the New York Times picked up second and third hand reports of a ship in trouble out at sea. Details were sketchy, but the night editor of the Times knew that a story about a ship sinking was going to sell more newspapers than a ship that was saved, so in the absence of any real information the New York Times rolled a special late-night edition. The editor had guessed right, and the next morning the New York Times was the only newspaper on the street reporting that RMS Titanic had sunk the night before. That one story transformed the New York Times overnight from just another tabloid into New York's top newspaper; a position they have held ever since.

Oct 04 07:52

Goldman Sachs & J.P. Morgan Quietly Buying Up the Media

The 'propaganda' corporate machine that rules the airwaves now, is nothing more than a tool to control the message/masses, and at all costs, whatever 'they' do 'they' will make certain that stories like the one on Sibel Edmonds (on the diary recommended list) never, ever see the light of day. God forbid, America should hear the 'truth' about America and England planning to divide up Iraq months prior to 9/11.

Oct 03 16:30

Iran’s nuclear threat is a lie

Obama's "showdown" with Iran has another agenda. The media have been tasked with preparing the public for endless war.

Oct 03 06:56

Lazy Journalists are the Darlings of the Corporations

It is like during the McCarthy era, when the witch-hunts were on, when hysteria and misinformation reigned. We look back now and cheer those who stood firm, found a way to produce their craft when they lost everything, finances, careers and even loved ones. There were writers who never gave up. They moved to Mexico and changed their names, but they did not give up.

Perhaps that is how the future will judge us, whether we give up when we lose everything, whether we sell out for a paycheck.

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Oct 02 14:27

Devastating Report Documents Israeli Crimes Against Civilians in Gaza: Where's the Outrage?

The Goldstone report has been denounced in Israeli and ignored by the U.S. press, unless you count the NY Daily News, which called it a "blood libel against Israel."

Oct 02 11:50

Obama Regime Transgressions Censored by Most Media

After promising not to politicize intelligence and to keep lobbyists out of top government posts, Obama appointed many "former lobbyists or former board members of companies directly doing business with the Pentagon" and retained Robert Gates as Defense Secretary despite his history at CIA of having cooked the books for political reasons.

Oct 01 19:37

Publishers prepare for U-turn as 70% plan to charge for online content

As newspapers and magazines look to boost revenues in the recession, nearly 70 per cent will continue or plan to charge for their online content.

The prediction by the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) marks an extraordinary U-turn by the industry; just two years ago, 53 per cent of the AOP's members said they had "no plans to charge for content".

Oct 01 11:13

CQ Fires Editor Over E-Mail

Congressional Quarterly fired editor Brian Nutting for sending an e-mail questioning the layoffs at the publication.

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