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Oct 09 08:10

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 15:04

‘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 10:57

Are you Westword's new pot critic?

Oct 08 10:44

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 10:16

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 10:05

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 08:29

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

Oct 06 15:58

[Pic} Phew! The bullet survived!

Oct 06 12:50

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 05:59

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 15:08

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 09:04

McCain, Obama back law shielding reporters

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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 09:49

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 08:52

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 17:30

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 07:56

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 15:27

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 12:50

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 20:37

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 12:13

CQ Fires Editor Over E-Mail

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

Oct 01 09:10

Our View: Why talk? Iran already has spoken

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While this pro-war screed carries no name, one only need to look at the emphasis placed on Yom Kippur inside the text to understand where this propagandist's point of view comes from.

Oct 01 08:41

LA Times, Washington Post breaking up news service

The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post are breaking up their news service after 47 years, making it the latest casualty of the media upheaval driven by the array of alternative information and entertainment sources on the Internet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nobody likes a liar.

See MEDIA LIES.

See I AM BLOGGER, HEAR ME ROAR!

Oct 01 08:18

Was the Iranian Election 'Rigged'?

It is conventional wisdom in the U.S. press corps that Iran’s June 12 presidential election was rigged, with the word “fraud” now sometimes appearing without the qualifier “alleged.” But a new poll of Iranians uncovered a different opinion, an overwhelming judgment that the election was legitimate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is conventional wisdom in the U.S. press corps that the recent election in Afghanistan, which returned the highly unpopular US/Unocal Puppet Karzai to power, was honest, despite massive evidence ot the contrary!

I think the primary test to work in the US Corporate media is the ability to stand there with your hair on fire and convince the audience you cannot smell any smoke.

Oct 01 08:16

Fox News Has a Van Jones Problem

With good reason, the Fox News Channel (FNC) led by Glenn Beck spent many hours exploring the far-left radical views of White House official Van Jones. The scrutiny resulted in Jones being forced out. But officials and hosts of the cable channel clearly failed to "vet" Marc Lamont Hill, who is being presented to the FNC viewing audience on a regular basis as just "a Columbia University professor" with expertise on a wide range of domestic and foreign policy issues.

Oct 01 07:33

Allegory Of The Cave: Meet Your Puppet-Handlers

Similarly to the Plato’s engulfing allegory is the current state of todays world wherein humans believe exactly what they are told by the oligarchy (i.e puppet-handlers), refusing to question what their eyes behold.We are brutally fooled by the political masquerades thus easily allowing ourselves to believe what we hear within the limited scope of society (i.e the cave). Furthermore, we accept what our senses tell us – that what we are experiencing,seeing and hearing through the mainstream media is all that really exists – nothing more.

The puppet-handlers, as Plato calls them in his allegory, represent the prominent, authoritarian members of society (i.e the Government) who live inside the artificial paradigm that they have created for the rest of us.

Oct 01 05:16

John Pilger: The Lying Game (about the US/Israel lead psyop against Iran)

Iran’s crime is its independence. Having thrown out America’s favourite tyrant, Shah Reza Pahlavi, Iran remains the only resource-rich Muslim state beyond US control. As only Israel has a “right to exist”in the Middle East, the US goal is to cripple the Islamic Republic. This will allow Israel to divide and dominate the region on Washington’s behalf, undeterred by a confident neighbour. If any country in the world has been handed urgent cause to develop a nuclear “deterrence”, it is Iran.

As one of the original signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran has been a consistent advocate of a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East. In contrast, Israel has never agreed to an IAEA inspection, and its nuclear weapons plant at Dimona remains an open secret. Armed with as many as 200 active nuclear warheads, Israel “deplores” UN resolutions calling on it to sign the NPT, just as it deplored the recent UN report charging it with crimes against humanity in Gaza, just as it maintains a world record for violations of international law. It gets away with this because great power grants it immunity.

Sep 30 15:48

Empire State Building Goes Red for Communist China, Sparking Protest

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's just a colored light, people. Get a life.

Sep 30 13:07

British intelligence believes Iran has resumed work on nuclear warhead

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the story is credited to "Our Foreign Staff", meaning nobody wanted to glue their name to this latest pile of manure.

Okay Rangers; Remember where I said we all need to scream "LIAR!" to shake their confidence and make them doubt their ability to lie us into a new war?

HERE is your first opportunity to practice!

SIC 'EM!!!!!

Sep 30 10:50

Jim Traficant interviewed by Sean Hannity - Fox News

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Game, set, and match to Jim Traficant.

Sep 30 10:35

Transportation Chief: Distracted Driving a 'Menace'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the obvious push for a war in Iran triggered a public backlash, so bad texting habits are the new headline issue today!

Sep 30 10:20

Arianna’s friends

Does this help explain the fact that Huffington reporting from Israel/Palestine was almost entirely uncritical of the occupation? Perhaps. It does seem that the time with Grinstein may already be paying dividends, as Huffington is now appearing on cable news saying Iran is "challenging the existential presence of Israel." So much for the liberal media.

Sep 30 08:12

Iran vs Israel: What The Media Wants You To Forget

The corporate media have been given their orders to throw the focus back on to Iran.

Here is a recap of what they are trying to make you forget, all on one page so you cam email it to family and friends.

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Sep 29 20:37

Amazing: a Voice for Peace on MSNBC

The heroic Glenn Greenwald smashes warmongers Arianna Huffington and Jonathan Capehart, and speaks a profound truth virtually never heard in the American media, that the US and Israel are threats to Iran, and not vice versa.

Sep 29 20:14

CIA Vet: FBI Whistleblower Edmonds 'Very Credible'

Giraldi, a long time counterterrorism specialist with the CIA commented on the confirmation by 18-year FBI counterintelligence vet John Cole, who, in a published claim yesterday, acknowledged the existence of a "decade-long investigation" targeting the former third-highest ranking official in the Bush State Department, Marc Grossman, as Edmonds has long maintained. Citing Cole's first-hand experience with the espionage investigations in question, Giraldi told Collins during the interview:

This is something that, presumably, if the mainstream media were interested in it, would be a line of inquiry that would lead to a major investigation. ... I'm a former intelligence officer, I find her very credible. And of course, as a former intelligence officer, I'm normally suspicious of these kinds of stories. In this case, John Cole, who obviously had direct access to the investigations going on, is confirming her story.

Sep 29 12:29

Obama making Guantanamo off-limits to press

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, you seen one torture chamber, you've seen them all! Let's talk about Iraq's nooks! I meant Iran. Iran is who we were told to invade, right? Right. Iran. Let's talk about Iran's nooks!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 29 09:12

FOX ATTACKS: Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Ooooh, she is so blond, and so sexy and maybe if you go kill Iranians she'll sleep with you!!!!"

(Ahem)

It is clear that FOX news is following in the footsteps of William Randolph Hearst who sent an artist to Cuba to cover the war. When the artist pointed out that there was no war, Hearst reportedly replied, "You take care of the pictures, and I will provide the war!" He did. Hearst's newspapers transformed an explosion triggered by a coal-bunker fire into an attack by a Spanish Mine on the USS Maine, and ignited the Spanish-American war.

FOX clearly sees itself fulfilling the same role in the 21st Century.

Sep 29 08:52

Nuclear Debate Brews: Is Iran Designing Warheads?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media have been given their orders to throw the focus back on to Iran.

Here is a recap of what they are trying to make you forget.

1. Last Spring, Rose Gottemoeller, an assistant secretary of state and Washington's chief nuclear arms negotiator, asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel refused.

2. The United Nations passed a resolution calling on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

3. The IAEA asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

4. Iran's formal notification to the IAEA of the planned construction of the backup fuel-rod facility underscores that Iran is playing by the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has signed.

5. Iran allows IAEA inspections of all its facilities.

6. Contrary to face-saving claims, it appears that the US and Israel were both caught off guard by Iran's announcement. The reasoning is simple. Had the US or Israel announced the existence of he new facility before Iran's notified the IAEA, it would have put Iran on the defensive. As it is now, the US and Israel seem to be playing catch up, casting doubt on the veracity of Israel's claims to "know" that Iran is a nuclear threat.

7. The IAEA and all 16 United States Intelligence Agencies are unanimous in agreement that Iran is not building and does not possess nuclear weapons.

8. In 1986, Mordachai Vanunu blew the whistle and provided photographs showing Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons factory underneath the reactor at Dimona.

9. Israel made the same accusations against Iraq that it is making against Iran, leading up to Israel's bombing of the power station at Osirik. Following the invasion of 2003, international experts examined the ruins of the power station at Osirik and found no evidence of a clandestine weapons factory in the rubble.

10. The United Nations has just released the Goldstone Report, a scathing report which accuses Israel of 37 specific war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza earlier this year. Israel has denounced the report as "Anti-Semitic (even though Judge Goldstone is himself Jewish), and the United States will block the report from being referred to the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague, thereby making the US Government an accessory after-the-fact.

We all need to be Joe Wilson right now. We need to stand up and scream, "LIAR!" at every politician and every talking media moron that is pushing this war in Iran. And we need to keep dong it until they get the message that we will not be deceived any more.

Israel wants to send your kids off to die in Iran, and YOU are the only one that can stop them.

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Sep 29 08:30

Bill O'Reilly: "Obama Should Provoke A Military Incident With Iran"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it appalling that Bill O'Rielly accuses Iran and North Korea of ignoring the United Nations just one week after Israel refused a United Nations resolution calling for Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and submit to the same nuclear inspections Iran now allows.

If you agree, please boycott FOX News, O'Reilly, and his advertisers.

Don;t waste your time sending emails to Bill O'Reilly; he could care less if you know he is pegging the Bovine Excrement Meter. Instead, send an email to FOX's advertising department and tell THEM you are boycotting Bill's advertisers! Explain exactly WHY!

Then forward this to all your social networks.

Sep 29 04:57

Mediasaurus

Today's mass media is tomorrow's fossil fuel. Michael Crichton is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore.

Sep 28 16:27

The Media: Israel and Nuclear Weapons

It is quite surprising to me that nearly all the Main Stream Media have been on the bandwagon on Iran and nuclear weapons. Not one media person had shown their independent thinking or having the guts to ask about the nuclear program in Israel. We know that Israel has nuclear weapons but they are not informing us about the nuclear weapons in Israel. How do we look to the outside world?

Sep 28 15:00

National Geographic vs Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever the National Geographic used on this experiment, it does not appear to be as energetic as thermite I have used myself.

Doesn't National Geographic still insist that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing John F. Kennedy?

Sep 28 10:41

CNN calls Obama "president of the world"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a side note, Obama's call for "all nations" to conform to international guidelines on nuclear technology clearly does not include Israel.

Sep 27 08:21

The Liberty Hour Radio Program Cancelled From Republic Broadcasting Network

After 18 months on the air, RBN chief John Stadtmiller has cancelled the one and only radio program–”The Liberty Hour”–dedicated to discussing and exposing Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty 42 years ago. The program featured as one of the hosts Phil Tourney, survivor of that attack.

Shortly after its debut, the program quickly moved up the ranks in popularity. As characterized by RBN chief John Stadtmiller in a recent conversation, it ranked up there “near the top” in terms of ratings.

Sep 26 15:24

HOAX ALERT - Navy ship docking in CA with onboard fatalities

Much of the wording of the story being circulated now as if it is current news (starting on September 24th) was stolen verbatim from a true CBS news story dated July 21st. The base true story was radically altered, with dramatic fictional elements added, and "rebranded" to make it appear it's happening now. It isn't.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, before you flood my email box with stories like this one, please remember that the US Government, corporate media, and Israel are desperate to destroy the credibility of the blogs.

They know they have wrecked theirt own credibility with all the lies about Iraq, Iran, WW2, JFK, etc. etc. etc. etc.

They cannot start telling the truth, so the only way to win the info war is to plant bogus nonsense in the blogs to make the playing field equal, as in pulling the credibility of the blogs down to the same level as ABCNNBBCBS.

So, US Government, corporate media, and Israel are trying to "poison the well" by flooding bloggers with junk stories.

EXERCISE THE APPROPRIATE DUE DILIGENCE, PLEASE!

Sep 26 13:36

Blitzer’s ‘Hypocrisy' Charge: How Moore SHOULD Have Responded (Video)

Blitzer is at it again (see video below) badgering Michael Moore about the apparent ‘Hypocrisy’ of a successful film maker who, in his new film, challenges the “Capitalist” system which allowed for his success. Moore responded by defending his morality but stopped short of pointing out the obvious hypocrisy that is Wolf Blitzer.

Wolf Blitzer is the TV news host of “The Situation Room” on CNN. Millions of Americans tune into his show to get the latest news on issues such as the Iraq War, Afghanistan, Iran and Israel-Palestine. I would guess that most of his viewers no idea who Wolf Blitzer is. If they did, they may question the objectivity of his mid-east reporting.

Sep 26 11:15

The Liberty Hour Radio Program Cancelled From Republic Broadcasting Network

After 18 months on the air, RBN chief John Stadtmiller has cancelled the one and only radio program–”The Liberty Hour”–dedicated to discussing and exposing Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty 42 years ago. The program featured as one of the hosts Phil Tourney, survivor of that attack.

Shortly after its debut, the program quickly moved up the ranks in popularity. As characterized by RBN chief John Stadtmiller in a recent conversation, it ranked up there “near the top” in terms of ratings.

Yesterday, September 25, 2009, Stadtmiller called me, one of the hosts of the program to announce it had been cancelled and replaced with another program to be hosted by an ex-Dallas Cowboys football player who will be discussing “money issues.”

Sep 26 10:29

Fox News ratings are rising, so are its anchors’ skirts

Well, pardon us for being slow. We had never noticed how short the skirts are on the Fox News babes until someone sent us this video. (In the interest of full disclosure, we should also reveal that we used to buy Playboy just for the articles).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is FOX trying to catch up to Naked News?

Sep 26 09:09

Daniel McGowan – What Does Holocaust Denial Really Mean?

Sep 25 12:27

Do The Jews Own Hollywood And The Media?

Do the Zionist Jews own Hollywood and the media? Are they using the media to mold and shape American opinion by constantly injecting Zionist propaganda and bias into news programs, movies, television shows, even children's cartoons and entertainment?

Sep 25 09:23

Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had played down the possibility of government assistance for news organizations, which have been hit by an economic downturn and dwindling ad revenue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They lied, they died. The corporate media's troubles are being blamed on the economy, but the truth is that the public saw the media stand shoulder to shoulder with the government and lie us all onto pointless wars of conquest.

They probably figured that after the victory, nobody would care how the war got started, but the best laid plans "gang aft agley, nn' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain" etc. The wars are disasters; quaqmires that are sucking down money and our children's lives, and the public rightly places much of the blame on a corporate media that abandoned their self-professed role as watchdogs on government abuse.

The corporate media has lost the trust of the public. Lost? Indeed they deliberately cast it away in exchange for a ride on Air Force One. They will not get that public trust back any time soon.

They SHOULD go out of business, as punishment for betraying the public trust.

So of course the government, whose water the media carries, will bail them out with your tax money.

Sep 24 15:00

Suicide Not Ruled Out For Dead Census Worker; He Was In Contact With The Ground

Trosper said the initial AP story on the death contains “flaws and errors.” That means it’s possible that the AP’s claim, based on an anonymous source, that he had the word “fed” scrawled on his chest could be false. Asked if that were the case, Trosper declined to comment.

Sep 24 10:21

MSNBC GUILTY OF ASSISTED SUICIDE?

At long last they bring an end to even the 2 party system. For if you do not agree with THIS President, then you ARE a RACIST!
Sep 24 10:20

CNN's hoax on America. REAL VIDEO PROOF!! NO BS!!!

Sep 24 10:09

The 5 Ballsiest Lies Ever Passed off as Journalism

When a rebellion in Cuba against the Spanish started brewing, Hearst and Pulitzer saw a golden opportunity; they'd report on the situation in Cuba to sell papers, and if the situation wasn't interesting, they'd make shit up because journalism is easy when you don't have a soul. Hearst and Pulitzer would take sensationalized, unverified stories of made-up atrocities, make those stories even more sensationalized and then feed the twice-baked-sensationalizations to the American people as the truth. And the people, thanks to the papers, believed that America had an ethical obligation to step in and save those Cubans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

in 1976, Admiral Hyman Rickover, father of the nuclear navy, conducted an investigation and concluded that Spain was blameless in the explosion that sank the USS Maine. This was a posthumous vindication for the commander of the Maine, Captain Sigsbee, who had said the same thing only to be excoriated by Pulitzer and Hearst for "failing to see the obvious."

The US went to war over Pulitzer and Hearst's circulation-building stunt.

Sep 23 10:56

Worst and most hillarious weather man ever!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But remember, the blogs are the threat to Democracy! :)

Sep 23 09:15

CNBC Puppet Proves Propaganda: You HAVE to be a Cheerleader

CNBC Host 2: “Hey Simon now that you are here in the US, listen, you have to be a bit of a cheerleader. There’s gotta be something that you’re in the heart of capitalism that you like about America. What’s the one thing, if you were investing, that you would buy right now.

You’re here on US soil, there’s gotta be something good that we do here.

Sep 23 07:47

Any Day Now, as the Song Goes.

Given all of the things I’ve pointed out here it seems pretty certain that any day now… any day now they are going to launch a series of violent actions that can be blamed on the people they want to destroy because… because that is what they do. They kill and maim. They bankrupt and release diseases and toxins. They’re made differently than you or I. They aren’t human. They wear the mask but a beast is behind the mask. It’s an ancient thing that has moved through the human herd for centuries and centuries. It’s coming out now and they don’t know what to make of it. They managed well over the years as they set traps and practiced treachery, accusing whomever they pleased of the actions they committed themselves. Things aren’t going according to plan though.

Sep 23 05:05

Video: Interview with Peter Philips of Project Censored

Peter Phillips is a Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and Director of Project Censored, projectcensored.org. WeAreChangeLA is joined by Dr.Phillips for Breakfast and fascinating conversation. There are five segments including:

Propaganda & the US Media
The US Spreads Democracy (As if)
On Palestine & Israel
Left & Right Militarism
Media Gate-keeper Constipation & the Solution to the Power Elite

Sep 21 11:39

Submit to Your Government Superiors (through “mutual understanding”)

On numerous occasions, Obama has publicly expressed interest in a newspaper bailout bill, as well as his “concerns” for independent reporting from around the blogosphere (in other words, the opinions and passions of those who owe no allegiance to the establishment in return for position, power, and money).

Sep 21 07:55

Glenn Beck’s a Libertarian Now

t’s not enough that Fox News’ resident COINTELPRO operative Glenn Beck led the charge and sabotaged the election campaign of Ron Paul — calling him a kook and his supporters dangerous terrorists — now he is determined to sabotage and take down libertarians.

Sep 20 09:16

ANOTHER CORPORATE MEDIA HATCHET JOB ON CHARLIE SHEEN

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Another hysterical bashing, long on insults, devoid of any actual facts, written by an author who has apparently been spared the ravages of intelligence.

Sep 18 22:19

Spin from Reuters: Over 500,000 square kilometers gained is just "a bit"; while 55 square kilometers broken away was "huge"

Reuters - Arctic ice grows after near-record summer thaw

"It looks like we have passed the minimum ice area this year," Ola Johannessen, head of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in Norway, told Reuters on Thursday based on satellite images indicating a tiny increase in ice area.... "It's recuperated a bit from the past two years but it's still far below the average in recent decades," he said.

2008: Massive Arctic ice shelf breaks away | Green Business | Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A huge 19 square mile (55 square km) ice shelf in Canada's northern Arctic broke away last month and the remaining shelves have shrunk at a "massive and disturbing" rate, the latest sign of accelerating climate change in the remote region, scientists said on Tuesday.

Sep 18 20:29

'Explosive' Sibel Edmonds Cover Story at 'The American Conservative'

There’s a new issue of The American Conservative going to press today, and it includes a story that will make more than a few congressmen and foreign lobbyists intensely uncomfortable: an in-depth interview between Phil Giraldi and FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. She tells us exactly how Turkish intelligence have penetrated national secrets, suborned government officials, and blackmailed Congress. It’s going to be explosive.

(N.B. There are some notable interconnections between the Turkish lobby and AIPAC and the Israeli lobby /StingRay)

Sep 18 14:32

Charlie Sheen bashing reaches new heights of red-faced hysteria!

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Anyone who is angry over Elle Molique's attack on Charlie Sheen can email her editor at [email protected]

Sep 18 09:55

Relics From Our Dung Flinging Primate Past...The Reactionaries Of Cable News

Before anyone gets upset, I mean no disrespect to one of the primates above. He just missed the evolutionary cut sometime in our past. Still confused? I mean the cute furry guy second from the left... on top. I have no problem with his throwing dung. Throwing dung at those responsible for your incarceration at a zoo actually seems like a quite reasonable response. It is the intelligence of the other dung throwers pictured above that I question.

Sep 17 17:08

Ernie Anastos: "Keep fucking that chicken"

Er, should he have said 'plucking'? :)

Sep 17 11:06

Ernie Anastos: "Keep fucking that chicken"

Sep 17 09:24

Truth is stubborn and not relative

Interpretations change, perceptions change, knowledge accumulates and grows, but the truth, the real underlying fundamental truth, stays the same.
At the time, when the people still believed the earth was flat, the people had no way to figure it out, since communication was slow and traveling around the world very hard. But no matter what the people believed, the earth was still a sphere and rotating around itself and the sun...
The truth about what happened in reality on the real September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington, this truth also stays the same, for everyone to uncover, recognize and accept.
Afterwards everyone has to adjust his or her belief-system about the world around him to the new found facts, and then decide where to go from there.

Sep 17 08:33

Jon Stewart to media on ACORN: “Where the hell were you?

How can the national news media ignore the many allegations of corruption at ACORN, which gets millions of dollars in federal funding, and allow a couple of independents with $3,000 and a bad wardrobe scoop them on the undercover story of the year?

Sep 16 23:58

Charlie Gibson - helping prove Mike Rivero and the bloggers right.

Sorry, this is at least 48 hours old in the news cycle but I see no one beat me to posting this here. When I heard it I immediately thought of Rivero and what he has said on the subject of MSM vs bloggers. I feel a little sad for Gibson and the way he is being portrayed here but it is hard to miss the "signal" of how the bloggers, invoked by name here, have taken charge of things.

And then Gibson went on to parrot the "Obama opponents are racist" narrative and I feel less sorry for him.

Sep 15 10:32

Why does the mainline media still deny all 9/11 evidence?

It´s Israel, of course.
When the physical evidence will finally be accepted by mainline media and mainline political groups, the first question after the “how was it done” is the “who did it”, who was involved.
And at that point, it can´t be covered up any more.
Israel´s political class and it´s intelligence agencies were in it, deep, deep in it, together with American Neocons, fanatic supporters of Israel.

Sep 15 10:29

U.N. Finds Evidence of War Crimes by Both Sides in Gaza

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Read carefully after the first paragraph. The actual UN report only lists war crimes by Israel, to which Israel replies by claiming the UN is biased. Nowhere in this article is there justification for either the headline or that first paragraph.

Sep 15 09:35

Conservative anti-government protesters appropriate historic US flag

The banner is called the Gadsden flag, a Revolutionary-war era naval standard. And until it was appropriated by US right-wingers, it was my favourite symbol of American patriotism.

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From the pejorative use of "right wing" throughout this article, it is obvious that this moron comes to the issue with a bias. The Gadsden flag is neither right nor left wing, but a symbol of defiance by all Americans to all tyranny.

Sep 15 08:55

Sheen Blasts Cowardly Media Response To ‘20 Minutes’ Letter

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.

Sep 15 08:50

WashPost Ignores Own Poll Finding: 54 Percent Say the More They Learn About ObamaCare, the Less They Like It

Sep 14 18:35

Iraq and Afghanistan don't need US troops for security. They can ask the UN if they want help

One of the arguments for US troops to remain in the two countries we invaded is that even if our wars were mistakes, it’s our duty to stay until those countries can manage their own security. If US troops leave, we’ll subject civilians to escalating violence.

As eminent Princeton philosopher Harry Frankfurt distinguished in his 2005 Bestseller as a strictly academic term, that rhetoric is bullshit.

When political “leadership” makes that argument, it’s a lie of omission. Without the comprehensive information that Iraq and Afghanistan have full authority within their governments to make that determination for themselves, that statement is misleading Americans into thinking that US security is their only option. It is not.

Sep 14 17:20

The Real News Network now covering some 911 news

Many have not heard of the Real News Network. http://therealnews.com

A few months ago I wrote to them requesting they cover 9/11 stories such as the nano-thermite paper. They replied that there is only so much they can cover as they are small, underfunded etc. I read between the lines and figured they are afraid to cover 9/11 for fear of losing subscribers and or being lumped in with conspiracy theorists. They bill themselves as an online TV network with aspirations of becoming big-time on cable. Until now, it is my belief that they have systematically excluded 9/11 news just like the major media, however, if you look at the stories, they do cover much in-depth news that the major media won't, such as the real issues behind the health care debate, the real story of the coup in Honduras, Israeli war crimes, etc. I watch their interviews because I get a lot of information I get no where else.

Sep 14 12:52

Size Matters; So Do Lies

The way this false estimate came into being is relatively simple: Matt Kibbe, the president of FreedomWorks, lied, claiming that ABC News had reported numbers of between 1.0 and 1.5 million when they never did anything of the sort. A few tweets later, the numbers had been exaggerated still further to 2 million. Kibbe wasn't "in error", as Malkin gently puts it. He lied. He did the equivalent of telling people that his penis is 53 inches long.

Malkin herself did not lie; she merely repeated a lie.

Mock the protesters at your peril: business as usual suddenly isn't so good for Democrats these days, and the sentiments of the 70,000 people who marched on Washington surely mirror those of millions more sitting at home. They were done a disservice by being represented by a liar like Kibbe.

Sep 14 11:00

Who's Crazier -- Birthers or Truthers?

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I keep telling you that the really kooky stuff is planted on the net to give the media an easy handle to ridicule serious threats to the official story about [insert lie here]. This is a classic example.

And the media wonders why 2/3 of America no longer trust them.

Sep 14 08:48

MSNBC says the 10th amendment is "a bunch of baloney"

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This same video just got yanked off of YouTube.

My comment is that this talking head forgets to mention that the Constitution FORBIDS certain activities that the government is engaging in, such as direct non-apportioned taxation.

And finally, we may be past the argument over what is legal and what is not. We all know there are bad laws. Everything Hitler did was legal. Did that make it right? Were the German people right to obey those laws? The same with Mussolini, or Pol Pot, or Stalin, or Allende. Every conviction that sentenced an accused witch to be burned alive at the stake was was in accordance with the law.

Here in the United States we used to have laws that allowed slavery. We acknowledge today that those laws were wrong and deserved to be ignored. My ancestors ran a station on the Underground Railroad on that very principle.

During WW2 innocent people were locked up in concentration camps simply because they were Japanese. Today we acknowledge that those laws were wrong.

The government is not infallible. They make mistakes. They succumb to greed and vanity. And we know today that they lie to us every single chance they get.

Finally, everything the British Government did in the first half of the 1700s was the letter of the law. Did that make it right?

The Founding Fathers did not think so. They understood that governments are built by greedy people and that ultimately all governments are oligarchies, and ultimately all governments cross the line between what is tolerable and what is intolerable.

We are at that line today, and the reactions of the government and media to the Saturday protest proves that they know it.

Sep 14 07:44

FOX News Supports Death Threats on Scholars for 9/11 Truth Activist

It has come to my attention that one of your announcers, Bill OReilly, has stated on national television that he would like to see me murdered and thrown into Boston Harbor.

Since I get so many email death threats I cant keep track of them
(among the 10% of my 9/11-related emails that are negative) this is a
pretty inflammatory thing to say. If anything were to happen to me, Fox
News would find itself facing the mother of all lawsuits, and my family
might very well end up in control of the Murdoch fortune.

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See PEW Research poll below which shows public trust of corporate media at an all-time low.

Sep 14 07:35

Poll: News media's credibility plunges to new low

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the news stories they read, hear and watch are frequently inaccurate, according to a poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That marks the highest level of skepticism recorded since 1985, when this study of public perceptions of the media was first done.

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Sep 13 21:57

Charlie Sheen is an idiot and so are you

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Skip over the usual corporate media prop-up-the-lie nonsense and read the responses from the readers (before they delete them).

Sep 13 09:07

video of Tea Protesters fill D.C. is currently "unavailable".

A video of the anti-government protest in DC is no longer available, but they make you watch the commercial before telling you it has been removed!

Sep 13 09:03

Don't Tell Me What 9/12 Means

But as someone who happened to be in New York City eight years ago today, the implicit premise of the 9-12 Project—that those who aren't on Beck's side must have somehow "forgotten" 9/11 and its aftermath—ticks me off royally and personally.
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So since March, what has Glenn Beck been doing to re-establish that sense of nonpartisan national brotherhood? Calling President Obama a racist, declaring that the government was bringing fascism upon us, asking his fans to dig up dirt on political figures he doesn't like, and predicting civil-war-like uprisings. Because that's how you bring people together.

Sep 12 23:04

Thousands of downtown DC protesters blast Obama

Tens of thousands of protesters fed up with government spending marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, showing their disdain for the president's health care plan with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" and "I'm not your ATM."

The line of protesters clogged several blocks near the Capitol, according to the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. Demonstrators chanted "enough, enough" and "We the People." Others yelled "You lie, you lie!" and "Pelosi has to go," referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

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I don't recall seeing this kind of media coverage of the anti-Bush protests, do you?

Sep 12 15:53

CORPORATE MEDIA TRIES TO SMEAR CHARLIE SHEEN

Sep 11 15:29

FLASHBACK - Fox news 5 reports WTC 7 collapse before it happens

Sep 11 08:51

9/11 Truth Signatories Stand By Call For New Investigation

Despite a concerted effort on behalf of the establishment media to portray 9/11 truth as a taboo subject in light of the resignation of Van Jones, a Salon.com investigation has found that the vast majority of original signatories to a petition calling for a new investigation into the events of 9/11 stand by their word.

Sep 10 17:33

FLASHBACK: 09/11/08 "Read My Lips !"

We noticed something during the morning scan of all the local papers. The headlines and main photo/graphics for the four local papers were a point of interest.

The Daily News and Long Island's Newsday went with the 9/11 Seventh Anniversary as the lead, the New York Timesdoesn't mention the anniversary at all on their front page and the New York Post went with a pig in lipstick with a small black box in the upper right-hand corner.

Sep 10 14:06

Treason, Betrayal and Deceit: The Road to 9/11 and Beyond

We need to take a hard look at why the mainstream media (MSM) have paid more attention to Sarah Palin’s wardrobe than they have to dissecting blatant falsehoods.

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"Because her wardrobe is simply FABULOUS, you silly!!!!!!" -- ABCNNBBCBS

Sep 10 10:14

Media "Distortions"

"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have."
-- Richard Salent, Former President CBS News.

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Sep 10 09:42

The 9/11 Fish Head Flu Pandemic.

The 9/11 virus is a mutation of the Zio-Flu virus which killed tens of millions in the former Soviet Republics and has recently been responsible for over a million deaths in the countries of Iraq and Afghanistan. Millions more are homeless and living in camps. The 9/11 Flu attacks the brain centers of western leaders and compels them to horrific mass murder against innocent life forms who are made to appear to be dangerous, radical cells due to counterfeit cell markers. This flu not only attacks the reasoning centers of western leaders but a symbiotic associate of the flu also attacks their communication centers as well. It devours the medium of speech and replaces it with its own body.

Sep 09 15:42

Are the Days of Drudge Over?

For some, including the White House, the Drudge Report is still an online media powerhouse. The Drudge Report is No. 115 in Quantcast’s list of most popular sites, ranking higher than washingtonpost.com, nypost.com and politico.com. That’s 1.1 million visitors every day, each of whom refresh the page about 15 times in a 24-hour period, according to Quantcast.

But, contrary to what some might think, fewer and fewer of those visitors seem to be the journalists that were once so captivated by Matt Drudge—not to mention his vaguely terror-inducing headlines, taste for the obscure and occasionally spinning siren light.

Sep 09 14:24

Why will Zionist MSM report on Jones' hoax?

Media & Blogosphere React To Sheen’s Request For Meeting With Obama
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The media and the blogosphere have begun to react to actor Charlie Sheen’s call for a meeting with President Obama to discuss the 9/11 cover-up, with even some of Sheen’s detractors praising the style of his “20 Minutes WIth The President” letter. With big corporate media networks expected to wade in on the controversy today or tomorrow, as happened when Sheen first went public with his 9/11 questions in March 2006, the first responses have originated from online only news websites and blogs.

Sep 09 10:52

The 9/11 WTC Collapses: Questions the Media Won't Address

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Sep 09 08:19

Pro-Palestinian letter has uncovered debate

One can argue, as many opinionators have, that it's not really relevant that those former Arab villages – now part of greater Tel Aviv – were conquered by Jewish "resistance" fighters in Irgun and Haganah before the Jewish state of Israel was proclaimed in 1948.

But is it not part of the city's very recent history that most of its Arab residents were driven out, "literally pushed into the sea," as Israeli historian Ilan Pappe has written? How does one deny this sorry record?

Sep 08 15:51

Occult symbolism, MSM prepping for another 9/11 "false flag" ?

Is another 9/11 set to unfold?
By Lee Benson
Deseret News
Published: Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009
Hill said the next terrorist attack will involve suitcase nuclear bombs that will be detonated in small, low-flying two-seater private airplanes manned by men hanging onto the belief that, like the 9/11 hijackers, they are about to die as martyrs and enter paradise.
The nukes, he said, will be detonated over New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Miami, Houston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
I asked Hill, "Why now?"
"Eight years from 1993 to 2001, eight years from that 9/11 to this 9/11," he said. "Symbolism. They're big on symbolism."

Sep 08 14:15

Health Care Debate Hinges on Obama's Magnetism

With President Obama set to deliver a major speech on health care reform, the question that will be answered in the coming weeks is whether his magnetism can overcome public discontent and break the partisan gridlock in Washington.

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Public policy should not be decided on the leader's charisma; his ability to persuade people to go along with his agenda because he comes across well on the radio.

The world paid for that mistake once before.

Adolf Hitler rehearsing his "charisma" in private.

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