Sunday, October 10, 2004

Unfuckingbelievable. . .

What's Being Ignored & Twisted By "Our" Media.
by The Old Hippie - A Sunday Morning Rant - Oct. 10, 2004

I keep waiting for "the dam to burst" in "our" media, about all that has been exposed concerning this amazingly criminally corrupt, and incompetent, administration.  That is still being exposed through the pressure of truth unable to be denied.  And yet - It hasn't.  The insanely ideological neo-con zealots and corporate leaders, that control "our" governmental leaders, know that they only need to "keep a lid on it" for just over 22 more days.

Unfuckingbelievablely the rank-and-file journalists inside the corporate media are still cowardly allowing this arrogant perversion of "our" democracy to continue.

Why?  I have to admit I have no clue.  In my short 57 years on this mortal plan I have never seen such cowardliness by our journalists.  In my humble study of our history, it has never been this bad that I know of.

The following examples are not new, nor unknown, to most Americans that have been paying attention, who do not have dittohead blinkers firmly in place, and who actually have researched the truth in sources other than just "our" corporate media. . .  I'm not singing to the choir here - This list is for those Americans that are finally waking up to their new America, or maybe I should say to those Americans that are being smacked into reality by the effects reaching their personal lives, and finally saying "What the fuck?!?"

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From Atrios:  Blame the Military

This was pretty astounding.  [Gen.] Shinseki told Bush the right thing [about needing 100,000 to 200,000 troops in Iraq] and they humiliated him (and, yes, media whores, effectively removing him from the loop 3 months before his announced retirement is equivalent to "firing" him).  And, now the Commander in Chief War President, after making it obvious what happens to anyone who did ask for more troops, has the gall to blame the military for the decisions he's responsible for.

[Bush - quoted from the 2nd debate]  "I remember sitting in the White House looking at those generals, saying do you have what you need in this war?  Do you have what it takes?  I remember going down to the basement of the White House the day we committed our troops as last resort.  Looking at Tommy Franks and the generals on the ground.  Asking them do we have the right plan with the right troop level?  And they looked me in the eye and said, yes, sir, Mr. president.

Of course, I listened to our generals.  That's what a president does.  A president tests the strategy and relies upon good military people to execute that strategy."

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Also From Atrios:  That Liberal Media II

It's bad enough that Sinclair is ordering its stations to run an anti-Kerry movie produced by a Moonie apologist, but what's really bad is the "liberal media" will be quiet about it.  Imagine if, say, an owner of a bunch of NBC affiliates ordered them to run "Going Upriver" or "Fahrenheit 9/11" the night before the election.  A media shitstorm of epic proportions would erupt.  Aside from the screeching right wingers, Howard Kurtz would write endless columns about it.  They'd trot out hundreds of employees who were outraged by the decision (under cloak of anonymity if necessary) to condemn the horrible liberal bias of their affiliate owner.  There would be talk of nothing else on the cable nets all the time.  We'd hear demands for "equal time" or other such nonsense.  We'd hear screeching about biasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbiasbias until the election.

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From The 2nd Presidential Debate:  A Direct Quote

Bush:  "I guess you'd say I'm a good steward of the land."

Kerry's response:  "Boy, to listen to that -- the president, I don't think, is living in a world of reality with respect to the environment."  Kerry was correct.  And that is frightening.  Bush had the worst environmental record in Texas's history as governor, and has the worst environmental record of any president in our nation's history, according to every environmental group on the planet, including the REP America republicans.

And yet - "Our" journalists inside "our" corporate media let Bush get away with saying it.  By not trashing this incredible disconnect from reality without solid, and simple investigative reporting - Purposeful omission - Bush's unchallenged statement is given credibility in the mind set of the uninformed majority of Americans that still "trust" the American corporate media.

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From Is Bush Wired?:  Just Another Ignored Story

Just go to the site, study their evidence yourself, do some of your own research, then absorb the implications of it.  Then ask yourself. . .  Why has "our" corporate media not reported this?  Or if they have finally, by the time you read this, reported - How did they twist it?  You are an American, you have the right to question.  You have the right to the truth.

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From The Guardian:  American Media Hasn't Reported This Yet

"For some reason, the GOP is ashamed of Bush's civil rights record."

--Michael Moore

"Washington (AP) - The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights voted Friday to wait until after next month's election to discuss a report critical of the Bush administration's civil rights record.
Republican members had objected to the report's timing.  The report remains posted on the commission's Web site, however, despite objections from GOP commissioners who sought to get it removed."

1st - Go read the full Guardian article.
2nd - Go read the actual report yourself.

Finally ask yourself, why hasn't "our" corporate media been all over this important aspect of this administration?  You do have the right to know what, in reality is being done in your name, by this administration.  Think about it.

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These few examples should give you a start into your own research. Look at the panel on the right of this blog - The "Links of Interest" and the "Blogs of Interest" - Use those links, they will help you find the truth to why. . .

"By every indicator, war, economics, judicial appointments, command of facts, jobs, security, health care, social security, understanding of the day-to-day needs of the lower 80%, understanding the importance and value of separation of church and state, understanding the importance and value of the nation's science unfettered by politics - and many other just as important realities - Bush is the most terrifyingly corrupt, inept, consistently out of touch with reality, the worst president, if not in our nation's history, at least since the era of the robber barons."

--The Old Hippie, "It Is Flatly Terrifying. . .", Oct. 9, 2004


At 10/11/2004 11:24 AM, Blogger BohemianChic said...

Amen. Nice blog btw!


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