Saturday, January 31, 2009

Obama’s Partisan, Profane Confidant Reins It In

Rahm Emanuel is reconciling his fiery, bombastic ways with the cool and deliberate style of Obama World.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

US air raid fuels Afghan anger - 27 Jan 09

Here's another viewpoint on that Afghan story.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

(Un)Change



Meanwhile, the provision change that would roll back the tax breaks is alive in the current bailout legislation advancing through House.

The tax element of the legislation also repeals the Section 382 Notice issued by the Treasury Department last year which liberalized rules in the tax code that are intended to prevent taxpayers that acquire companies from claiming losses that were incurred prior to the acquisition.

CBS advances falsehood that Obama's stimulus plan gives tax

The media, the big corporations and the Federal government have merged.This is the kind of propaganda they're blinding the public with now.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

This is not Journalism

Republican/military-intelligence propaganda posted on the front page of the Times in renewal of information warfare offensive.

Robert F. Worth has written that Said Ali al-Shihri, a former Guantanamo detainee, has become "deputy leader of Al Qaeda's Yemeni branch."

His status was announced by an Internet statement by the militant group and was confirmed by a U.S. counterterrorism official.

Hmmm... Did the U.S. counterterrorism official have a name, a department, a job description, a record, or a superior?

After all the military intelligence public manipulation of the past, why would any intelligent, reasonable American citizen give any credence to a story in the New York Times based on such a source?

They wouldn't.

And no journalist would publish such a story unless he or she had a propaganda motive.

Furthermore:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Historical Mystery of Bush's Presidency

After little more than two years of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon resigned and his successor, Gerald Ford, famously declared, “our long national nightmare is over.” But the painful end game of Nixon’s presidency was nothing compared to the eight excruciating years of George W. Bush.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Forgive and Forget?

If we don’t have an inquest into what happened during the Bush years, this means that those who hold power are above the law and can abuse their power.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

flak survey

There's a need for everybody to make flak.

Friday, January 2, 2009

van jones, (america forward)

this is an excerpt from van jones's closing remarks at the national conference for media reform in minneapolis on june 8, 2008