Friday, February 18, 2005

Some Simple Proof. . .

Of The Breakdown Of Our Constitutional Democracy
by American High School Students via USA Today, Jan. 30, 2005


U.S. Students Say Press Freedoms Go Too Far

"The survey of 112,003 students finds that 36% believe newspapers should get "government approval" of stories before publishing; 51% say they should be able to publish freely;. . ."

Link To Full Article Here


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Cash & Carry

by Bill Berkowitz, MediaTransparency.org, Feb. 11, 2005


Bush, Blacks and the Faith-Based Initiative

"By using faith-based money to court African American churches, is Team Bush laying the groundwork for a political realignment?"

Full Article Link Here

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News About Iraq Goes Through Filters

by Dahr Jamail, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Feb. 11, 2005


In a guest column for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dahr Jamail discusses the filtering of news from Iraq, stating that "mainstream media reportage ... is being censured, distorted, threatened
by the military and controlled by corporations that own the outlets."

Full Article Link Here

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Negroponte Appointed Nation's 1st New National Intelligence Director

It takes balls to appoint such a criminal to such a post


Updated Link: Of Research by "Billmon"

Three links on this appointee by Bush. . .
Congressional Record: September 14, 2001 (Senate)
Derechos
Negroponte: Human rights free zone

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Statement of Democracy 21 President

by Amanda Lewis, Progressive Newswire, Feb. 16, 2005


...on Ethics Committee Staff Firings and Continuing Wholesale Purge of Ethics Committee by House Republican Leaders. . .

Full Article Link Here

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Censorship of the Media

by US Rep. Bernie Sanders, Feb. 16, 2005


...Creating Insidious Chill on Free Expression on our Airwaves. . .

Full Article Link Here

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The White House Stages Its 'Daily Show'

by Frank Rich, The New York Times, Feb. 20, 2005


"Jeff Gannon" is at least the sixth "journalist" who has been paid by either the administration
or its political allies, say New York Times arts columnist Rich.  Rich denounces the Bush administration's efforts to control news coverage of itself, but says the mainstream media is perhaps more at fault for its role in aiding and abetting the White House.

"If we did not live in a time when the news culture itself is divorced from reality, the story
might end there:. . ."

Full Article Link Here

2 Comments:

At 2/19/2005 12:16 AM, Blogger Abigail said...

But what does it really mean? That schools are failing to teach students about the Constitution? That a large percentage of students are just born facists?

 
At 2/19/2005 5:54 AM, Blogger The Old Hippie said...

"Ignorance Is Curable - Stupidity Is Forever"

Example of the latter part: "Those that can, do - Those that can't, teach"

Example of the first half: Question the reasoning behind this adminisrtation's cuts in funding to education.

 

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