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Mar 04 08:35

Payday as the Enemy of Truth

It is a rule of thumb in the life of the freelance journalist, almost as sure as the law of gravity, that the more you get paid for an article, the greater likelihood it will turn to mush at the hands of too many people paid to “edit” the work. We might even work out a financial equation for this degenerative process: for every cent-increase in per-word payment, there will be a meaning-decrease in every word. Or, rather, the words will take on all sorts of meanings you never thought they had. Or the words will pop their heads into scenes where they had not been meant to pop. Or the editors will attach like ticks to the ideas of the people quoted and suck out entirely, perfectly, inanely, the meaning of what the person really said.

Mar 03 08:29

White House Lets Limbaugh Be Voice Of GOP Opposition

After the radio host delivered a raucous red-meat speech Saturday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said on CBS's "Face the Nation" the next day: "He is the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party, and he has been upfront about what he views, and hasn't stepped back from that, which is he hopes for failure."

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs added his voice yesterday, saying reporters should ask Republicans "whether they agree with what Rush Limbaugh said . . . in wishing and hoping for economic failure in this country."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is where this will blow up on the GOP face.

1. "Pills" Limbaugh and his ditto heads, in chanting "I hope Obama fails", are showing that winning at political contests is far more important to them than the welfare of their fellow Americans. Apparently millions of homeless Americans is not too great a price to pay to score points for the 2010 elections.

2. By openly taking a stance of wanting the current administration to fail, "Pills" had given the Obama administration the perfect scapegoat to blame for that inevitable failure we know is coming, "Pills" himself, and by labeling "Pills" as the voice of the GOP, the GOP as a whole.

Limbaugh's ego has led him into a trap.

Good.

Mar 03 07:51

Broadcaster ITV 'Set To Lay Off 500 Staff'

Broadcaster ITV is set to announce it is laying off at least 500 workers, according to Sky sources.

Mar 03 06:57

Cutting the Cable as the Economy Pinches - Something Positive in the News

The New York Times City Room - Ken Belson

For most New Yorkers, moving into a new home means calling Con Edison, Verizon and the cable company. But some younger New Yorkers are no longer paying for cable television [...]

“So many of my friends treated cable as a utility, that it wasn’t a home until it was set up,” said Nick Jackson, 24, who lives on the Lower East Side and works in publishing. “I basically chose Internet over the cable.”

Mar 03 06:48

Prosecutors Fight Release of Spitzer Records - Huh? What are they up to?

The New York Times March 2, 2009 William K. Rashbaum

Prosecutors of the prostitution case that exposed Eliot Spitzer as a client are appealing a court order directing them to unseal records that may shed light on the origins of the investigation.

The prosecutors, from the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan, filed a notice in court on Monday saying that they would appeal Judge Rakoff’s ruling to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a decision that was made by senior Justice Department officials in Washington.

Mar 02 20:09

Crews Take Name Of Closed Newspaper Off Building

Workers from a sign company on Sunday removed the name of the Rocky Mountain News from the Denver Newspaper Agency building it shared with The Denver Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We the blogs made an earnest and sincere effort to share the information we had developed that the claims used to kick off the war in Iraq were fictional.

The newspapers made the choice to stand with the government and help sell those lies to the people.

And the people, who do not like being lied to, took their business elsewhere.

Sic Semper Mendicium!

Mar 02 12:55

This chart RIGHT NOW shows the pathetic volume in the DOW.

The collapse is nearing capitulation.

Soon enough, there will be no buyers at any price.

Mar 02 07:51

Why I believe the theory of the Israel lobby

The issue is not that these people have backward views of the Middle East. There is not much anyone can do about that. Iraq, where terrorists are now part of the government, has taught them nothing. The issue is that they are routinely granted access to mainstream publications. The realists whom Chait despises don't get that access; Mearsheimer has been out at the New York Times ever since he made the mistake of opposing the Iraq war. Nor do leftwing critics of Israel get access--Glenn Greenwald, Tony Kushner. Nor do Arab-Americans. It is true, as Chait observed some time ago, that Steve Walt has a blog at Foreign Policy. Great. And yes, I believe that things are softening, and we are winning, under Obama. But Walt's perch is still the exception that proves the rule.

Mar 02 05:21

Joe the Janitor Brought Out to Take a Bow, While AIG Gets Another 30 Billion

Actually the guy's name is Mark. It's the same political fraud. He's touted as having had a salaried position ($70k per year, certainly not a job with Merrill). He's now working as a janitor to make ends meet! Such sacrifice is indeed noble, were it even probable. If the janitor-job were advertised in any city in the country, you'd start a major riot among the frantic applicants, and bus tickets to the scene of the mayhem would be difficult to come by.

Mar 01 10:39

How Radio Wrecks the Right

Limbaugh and company certainly entertain. But a steady diet of ideological comfort food is no substitute for hearty intellectual fare.

Feb 28 14:57

911 WTC7 CBS Breakthrough

Feb 28 11:53

Gallup: Obama approval rating rises to 67% OMFG! THIS IS FRAUD!

The Oval Tracking and Observing the Presidency - Feb 27, 2009

Gallup attributes the week's improvement to Obama's address to Congress Tuesday night and a sharp rebound among Republicans, from 27% approval to 42%.

The latest rating is based on polling conducted Tuesday through Thursday. Reaction to Obama's new budget proposal should be reflected in coming days.

Feb 28 09:39

I AM BLOGGER, HEAR ME ROAR!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... just because Bill Maher pissed me off!!!!!!!!!!

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Feb 27 15:00

Senate bars FCC from revisiting Fairness Doctrine

The Senate has barred federal regulators from reviving a policy, abandoned two decades ago, that required balanced coverage of issues on public airwaves.

The Senate vote on the so-called Fairness Doctrine was in part a response to conservative radio talk show hosts who feared that Democrats would try to revive the policy to ensure liberal opinions got equal time.

The Federal Communications Commission implemented the doctrine in 1949, but stopped enforcing it in 1987 after deciding new sources of information and programming made it unnecessary.

President Barack Obama says he has no intention of reimposing the doctrine, but Republicans, led by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., say they still need a guarantee the government would not establish new quotas or guidelines on programming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course the GOP would fight to maintain their monopoly over the corporate media, but I wan to know why Democrats went along with this.

Feb 27 08:46

Noam Chomsky On Corporate Propaganda

Feb 27 07:46

In Revision, G.D.P. Shrank at 6.2% Rate at the End of 2008

The New York Times CATHERINE RAMPELL Feb 27, 2009

The economy at the end of last year contracted at a far faster rate than initially estimated, a government report released Friday said.

[...] the last quarter of 2008 was the worst since the 1982 recession [...]

Feb 26 22:10

The Sun: We Made "False Allegations" Against Muslim

According to the Sun the story went something like this: Muslim bus driver in London kicks passengers off his bus in order that he can pray. Keeps them waiting and then lets them back on after he has done his "Muslim thing."

Anyway it transpires that the story was a fabrication by the Sun. That's right it never really happened as the Sun claimed.

Feb 26 20:32

This Domain (wakeupfromyourslumber.com) Has Been Disabled

Let's hope this is temporary....

Feb 26 15:36

Rocky Mountain News Is Shutting Down

The Rocky Mountain News in Denver will cease publication on Friday.

E.W. Scripps, which owns newspaper, known locally as The Rocky, announced Thursday that it had failed to find a buyer for the daily. Scripps’s chief executive, Rich Boehne, said in a statement that The Rocky was “a victim of changing times in our industry and huge economic challenges.” Scripps said the newspaper lost $16 million last year.

Feb 25 14:21

The Anchorwomen of Fox News

Conservative watchdog groups are giving Fox News flack for their gratuitously hot anchorwomen and their short skirts.

Feb 25 14:21

Fox News Anchor or Porn Star?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can you tell the difference?

(I flunked this one.)

Feb 25 10:42

Maine Man Tries to Build Dirty Bomb, No One Cares

A leaked FBI report states that a man named James G. Cummings was trying to build a dirty bomb when he was shot and and killed by his wife last December 9th in Belfast, Maine. He had plans, parts, explosive ingredients, and small quantities of radioactive material, though nothing that could not be purchased legally within the US. Cummings was a white supremacist who was reportedly very upset about Obama’s election.

Feb 25 10:13

San Francisco Chronicle may shut down

San Francisco may lose its main newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, as owner Hearst Corp cuts a "significant" number of jobs and decides whether to shut or sell the money-losing daily.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Corporate Media

I will make you a deal.

Start telling the people the truth about what is going on. Tell them the truth about 9-11, the truth about the lie of Saddam's "nookular" weapons, the truth about what went on an Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, the truth about how FDR suckered the Japanese into the attack on Pearl Harbor, the truth about no torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, the truth about USS Liberty. Tell the public the truth about MOCKINGBIRD and COINTELPRO and the 16th Amendment and the Federal Reserve. And I don't mean twenty years after the fact when it no longer matters, tell the people the truth when they need to hear it, like right now about how Iran does not have a clandestine weapons lab under their power station but Israel does.

You all start telling the public the truth and I will gladly shut this blog down and let your readers go back to you, because frankly after 16 years I am tired of doing your job for you for no money while listening to you whine about how your ad revenues have declined because of us mean old bloggers.

Deal?

Deal?

Deal?

Hello?

Feb 25 09:33

War Reporting and Propaganda in Iraq and Afghanistan

Feb 25 09:28

Hollywood to make 30 anti-Iranian movies

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Hassan Qashqavi, has said that Hollywood film makers have thirty anti-Iranian movies in the offing.

"Hollywood has thirty anti-Iranian movies in the offing with the subject of hostility towards Iran's historical and Islamic identity," Qashqavi told reporters at a weekly news conference in Tehran on Monday.

"The subject of making various movies has directly targeted not only Iran's religious and historical identity but also the country's social values including hospitality in an attempt to show hostility towards the Islamic Republic," he added.

"There are certain political objectives behind a number of movies under the pretext of creating art," he explained.

Feb 24 16:02

Study: Israel "retaliates" to Palestinian "provocation" in UK press

The study, the first to investigate this aspect of British press coverage of the conflict, examined a period from January to June 2008. It found that when the British press represents a party as retaliating or responding in the conflict, that party is Israel 72 percent of the time. The tabloid press showed a particularly marked bias, representing Israel as retaliating in 100 percent of all representations of "retaliation."

Feb 24 12:21

Documentary to Air About Lynching of Jewish Businessman

Frank was accused and convicted of killing 13-year-old Mary Phagan in 1913.

Phagan worked in a pencil factory Frank managed in downtown Atlanta.

The governor at the time, John Slaton, commuted Frank's sentence from death to life in prison, but he was kidnapped from the state prison in Milledgeville in 1915 and taken to Phagan's hometown of Marietta where he was hanged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interestingly enough, Leo Frank, like Rubashkin, based his defense on claims that his accusers (and ultimately the jury) were anti-Semites.

The Leo Franks case gave rise to the Anti-Defamation League whose mission, as the name suggests, is to suppress any and all negative reporting on individuals who happen to be of the Jewish faith, even if the reporting is factual.

Feb 23 09:35

HITLER HOLOCAUST HITLER HOLOCAUST HITLER HOLOCAUST HITLER HOLOCAUST HITLER HOLOCAUST HITLER HOLOCAUST HITLER HOLOCAUST HITLER HOLOCAUST HITLER HOLOCAUST HITLER HOLOCAUST

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You will feel sorry for and cease criticizing Israel, dammit!

Feb 23 09:27

Philadelphia papers owner files for Chapter 11

Philadelphia Newspapers and Journal Register, which publishes several small papers in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, join the much larger Tribune Co, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, in a growing line of U.S. newspaper publishers seeking bankruptcy court protection to stay afloat while they restructure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

START TELLING THE TRUTH TO THE PEOPLE AND THE READERS WILL RETURN!

I for one would gladly shut down this blog and spend the rest of my life chasing Claire around the shop if the corporate media could be relied upon to tell the people the truth about what the government is up to, as its traditional role is supposed to be.

But until the corporate media starts telling the truth and stops acting like the government's ministry of propaganda, blogs like this will remain and we will continue to take your readership and advertisers away from you.

It's simple; if you lie, you die!

Feb 23 09:18

Philadelphia Inquirer seeks bankruptcy protection

The publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer has become the second US newspaper group to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in two days, succumbing on Sunday to vanishing advertising revenues and an unmanageable debt burden.

Feb 22 19:39

Fresh BBC row after reporters asked not to cover Gaza demo

SENIOR BBC Scotland managers were plunged into a new row over trust last week after it emerged the corporation's journalists felt they could not report on a demonstration held inside their own building.

Last month more than 20 demonstrators occupied the foyer of BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay headquarters in protest at the corporation's decision not to broadcast an appeal from the Disasters Emergency Committee on behalf of the people of Gaza. More than 40,000 people complained to the BBC about its decision.

According to one BBC Scotland source, radio journalists were told by editors not to include the demonstration on Radio Scotland's news bulletins - even though other branches of the corporation were reporting the story in full.

Feb 21 09:23

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ ANGRY NEW YORKERS PROTEST RACISM AT THE NEW YORK POST

Feb 21 08:13

Money for Idiots - We are indeed into some very deep shit

The New York Times Op/Ed Columnist David Brooks Feb 20, 2009
Money for Idiots

Our moral and economic system is based on individual responsibility. It’s based on the idea that people have to live with the consequences of their decisions. This makes them more careful deciders. This means that society tends toward justice — people get what they deserve as much as possible.

[.........................]

[...] The greedy idiots may be greedy idiots, but they are our countrymen. And at some level, we’re all in this together. If their lives don’t stabilize, then our lives don’t stabilize.

Feb 21 08:11

WSJ & Dow Jones Are Blaming ME For The Bank Stock Slide!

Dow Jones traces today's pre-market hysteria back to ChartingStocks.net, which claimed last night that "Bank of America and Citigroup won't live to see May."

Feb 20 19:34

Biotech companies up GMO campaign in Africa

Saturday, May 31, 2008
Biotech companies up GMO campaign in Africa
by John Mbaira

Unwitting African countries are being coaxed and coerced to cultivate and consume genetically modified crops in a campaign bankrolled by giant biotech multinationals and executed by cash-rich “scientific” organisations who extol technology as the panacea for the continent’s hunger and low agricultural productivity.

Feb 20 11:20

Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

DeMint, chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, said on Feb. 19 he will offer the Broadcaster Freedom Act as an amendment to the D.C. Voting Rights bill next week. The Broadcaster Freedom Act was introduced by Republican lawmakers last month and prevents the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We bought up all the radio so we could force everyone to listen to us and WE'RE NOT GIVING IT UP!!!"

Feb 20 07:01

New York Times Stock Now Costs Less Than Sunday Paper

Shares of NYT (NYT) dropped 29 cents today to close at $3.77. The Sunday paper goes for $4 at the newsstand.

Maybe they could save costs by printing the paper on their stock certificates.

Feb 19 12:48

Hollywood's New Censors

None of this, of course, was new; it was how Hollywood created the myth of the Wild West, which was harmless enough unless you happened to be a Native American; and how the Second World War has been relentlessly glorified, which may be harmless enough unless you happen to be one of countless innocent human beings, from Serbia to Iraq, whose deaths or dispossession are justified by moralizing references to 1939-45. Hollywood's gooks, its Untermenschen, are essential to this crusade – the dispatched Somalis in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down and the sinister Arabs in movies like Rendition, in which the torturing CIA is absolved by Jake Gyllenhal's good egg.

Feb 19 12:39

CBS Falsely Portrays Stanford as Democratic Scandal

On Wednesday, federal authorities reported they did not know the whereabouts of Texas banker and scammer Allen Stanford. But what we do know for certain about the financier whose frauds may yet rival the $50 billion Madoff Ponzi scheme is that he donated generously to both political parties in Washington. Of course, that would be news to viewers of CBS Evening News. Because while Stanford gave early and often to Texas Republicans John Cornyn, Tom Delay and George W. Bush, CBS portrayed the fleeing financier as a bagman for Democrats alone.

Feb 18 14:43

NY Post Cartoon Depicts Shooting The Obama Ape?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The apes should be insulted.

Feb 17 13:48

"Worst Is Yet to Come:" Americans' Standard of Living Permanently Changed

Yahoo! Finance Tech Ticker | Posted Feb 17, 2009 |

An Interview with Howard Davidowitz

But "the worst is yet to come," according to Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates, who believes American's standard of living is undergoing a "permanent change" - and not for the better as a result of:

* An $8 trillion negative wealth effect from declining home values.
* A $10 trillion negative wealth effect from weakened capital markets.
* A $14 trillion consumer debt load amid "exploding unemployment", leading to "exploding bankruptcies."

The end of rampant consumerism is ultimately a good thing, he says, but the unraveling of an economy built on debt-fueled spending will be painful for years to come.

Feb 16 09:55

Firestorms and Deep Freeze: Climate Change May Bring Both

Global warming deniers keep pointing to snowstorms as proof that climatologists are wrong. But both extreme heat and cold are on tap.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The cult, still eager to get their hands on your carbon tax money, are trying to equate those who question the science behind their claims as "deniers", apparently to put them in the same class of people as "9-11 deniers" or (horrors) "Holocaust deniers."

But as the cult changes their name from "global warming" to "catastrophic climate change" this is in effect an admission that their earlier prognostications have not come to pass. The attempt to claim that the severe cooling weather is the result of human caused global warming may look good in the science fiction film from which they apparently stole the idea (along with scenes used in Al Gore's movie), but it is not really science.

The bottom line is that this is all about creating a new crisis as an excuse to take more money and freedom from you.

Feb 16 09:26

Why We Must Restore the 'Fairness Doctrine'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because Pills Limbaugh didn't tell you about the attempted economic 9-11 that happened last September. THAT'S why!!!!

Feb 16 09:08

The Dark Side of the Moon: 40 years after moon landing the doubts persist

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Man, they really MUST be desperate to distract the public from what is going on if they are dusting this crap off and waving it around again!

Feb 15 12:52

Toothless: The Watchdog Press That Became the Government’s Lapdog

An AP investigation had just revealed that the Pentagon budget for “influence operations” this fiscal year is at least $4.8 billion, with about 27,000 civilian and military personnel assigned to information dissemination.

Feb 15 09:55

“Beware the Inventor”

" Well informed people know that it is impossible to transmit the human voice over wires, as may be done by dots and dashes and signals of the Morse Code. " -– Boston newspaper, 1865, quoted by Edison's assistant Francis Jehl in Menlo Park Reminiscences, 1937

Feb 14 18:32

Anti-Semitic ups and down

The Community Security Trust, which is responsible for the safety of Jews in the UK. reports that the number of anti-Semitic attacks in 2008 went DOWN from 561 to 541.

How does the BBC news site choose to headline this?

'Rise in attacks' on British Jews

Feb 14 15:49

Glenn Beck Tells O'Reilly Depression & Revolution Are Coming - And the Masses Will Hang BILL FIRST!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My moment of fame at 2:48. :)

Feb 13 10:30

27,000 Work in Pentagon PR and Recruiting

Forget the drone stuff. Here is your eye-popping statistic of the day: "This year, the Pentagon will employ 27,000 people just for recruitment, advertising and public relations — almost as many as the total 30,000-person work force in the State Department."

Feb 12 08:20

Emerging global elite to use new global media to educate 'global citizens'

Elite members of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, recently considered a proposal for a new global television network to usher in a state of “global governance.” The concept strikes some as authoritarian, even totalitarian. But the parent company of Fox News was one of the sponsors of this year's gathering.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Making FOX News global doesn't mean people will trust it any more than they do now.

Feb 12 08:07

BBC should not keep Israeli bias report secret according to Lords

A four-year battle by lawyer Steven Sugar to make the 20,000-word report about alleged anti-Israeli bias at the BBC, is now expected to become public when a final decision is made by the High Court.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a joke, right? I mean after the BBC ban on the Gaza fundraiser any report claiming an anti-Israel bias is just lipstick on a pig.

Feb 11 11:21

Fleischer: I kept Bush from calling on 'dotcoms and oddballs'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now I am pissed!

Feb 11 08:34

SA TV make 'Bush is dead' blunder

A South African TV station mistakenly broadcast that former US President George Bush had died during one of its news bulletins.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wishful thinking, but even if true, far too late to accomplish anything.

Feb 11 08:20

Fox News Producer Arrested For Child Pornography

A Fox News Channel producer has been arrested and arraigned on child pornography charges in a federal courthouse in Washington.

Aaron Bruns appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington. According to charging documents, investigators say Bruns had been sharing pornography on a social networking Web site.

Feb 11 06:21

Fox passes off GOP press release as its own research -- typo and all

Summary: In purporting to "take a look back" at how the economic recovery plan "grew, and grew, and grew," Fox News' Jon Scott referenced seven dates, as on-screen graphics cited various news sources from those time periods -- all of which came directly from a Senate Republican Communications Center press release. A Fox News on-screen graphic even reproduced a typo contained in the Republican press release.

Feb 10 14:28

O'Reilly Overboard

Last night Jon Stewart brilliantly lampooned Bill O'Reilly for his ambush on Columbia Journalism Review editor Mike Hoyt, who was followed onto a bus by an O'Reilly Factor minion because CJR ran a piece by someone who once wrote for--gasp!--The Nation. Here's the video:

Feb 10 11:12

Gaza Television Ad

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the ad DirectTV refused to show.

Protest HERE

Feb 10 09:45

SICK AUSTRALIAN MURDOCH JOURNO EXPLOITS BUSHFIRE TRAGEDY TO PUSH ISLAMOPHOBIC PROPAGANDA.

The recent disastrous bushfire in Australia, which have killed some 180 people and destroyed nearly 800 homes, has been callously and cynically used by ‘Sydney Daily Telegraph’ senior journalist and right-wing blogger at that paper, Piers Akerman, to push his extreme anti-Islam hate mongering by claiming that Islamists may have deliberately lit the fires as a terrorist act.

Feb 10 09:36

New Bailout May Top $1.5 Trillion

In announcing the plan, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner will not ask Congress for more funds than the roughly $350 billion that remain in the Treasury Department's original rescue package for the financial system, though congressional sources said such a request could come later if the new programs are unsuccessful. The rest of the money would come from other government agencies, such as the Federal Reserve, as well as private-sector contributions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The federal Reserve is NOT a government agency. It is a private company, no more "Federal" than "Federal Express."

Drop a note to the Washington POst and remind them of that.

Feb 10 07:52

Desperately seeking $4 gasoline

The New York Times | Tue- Feb 10, 2009 | Stephen Labaton and Edmund Andrews

Geithner Set to Make Public Case for Bank Bailout Plan Google article title Citing ‘Lost Faith’ in Banks, Geithner to Push Bailout NY Times article title

Feb 09 21:24

O'Reilly just called Helen Thomas the Wicked Witch of the East...

Feb 09 10:01

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Webmaster's Commentary: 

THEY ARE OUT TO DROWN YOU IN THE HISTORY OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE LAST CENTURY TO KEEP YOU FROM THINKING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE LAST MONTH.

Feb 09 09:42

Jewish Community of Venezuela Fears for Their Safety

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"FEEL SORRY FOR US! FEEL SORRY FOR US! FORGET ABOUT GAZA!!!!"

Okay. Here is the part FOX isn't telling you. All this "Anti-Semitism" in Venezuela was kicked off by the attack on the synagogue where a bunch of guys ran through and spray-painted the walls. This was headline news around the world (while the six totally destroyed Mosques in Gaza did not rate a mention on ABCNNBBCBS). Yesterday, the Venezuelan police arrested the vandals, who turned out to be other police officers AND THE SECURITY GUARD FOR THE SYNAGOGUE ITSELF!

Feb 09 08:17

Muslims furious at Gaza 'bias'

AUSTRALIAN Muslims are "seething with anger" at what they perceive as the Australian Government's one-sided treatment of last month's Israeli incursion into Gaza, a Melbourne leader said yesterday.

Feb 08 19:18

Reporters Without Borders and Washington's Coups

British press baron Lord Northcliff said, "News is something that someone, somewhere wants to keep secret, everything else is advertising." If this is true, then U.S. government funding of Reporters Without Borders must be news, because the organization and its friends in Washington have gone to extraordinary lengths to cover it up. In spite of 14 months of stonewalling by the National Endowment for Democracy over a Freedom of Information Act request and a flat denial from RSF executive director Lucie Morillon, the NED has revealed that Reporters Without Borders received grants over at least three years from the International Republican Institute.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For the record, WhatReallyHappened has received no grants whatsoever to operate. We survive on private donations and advertisers.

And coffee.

We could not survive without that finest kind Kona coffee.

Strong.

As in, "the spoon won't lay down after we stir it" strong.

As in, "that dark brown coffee mug was actually white when we bought it last week" strong.

Feb 08 15:04

Forget about Gaza; let's wave NAZIS! NAZIS! NAZIS! morning noon and night it's non-stop NAZIS! NAZIS! NAZIS! Here a NAZI there a NAZI everywhere a NAZI NAZI ee-eye-ee-eye-oh!!!!!

Feb 08 10:18

Scottish politicians urge BBC to take Clarkson off air over Brown jibes

Top Gear presenter condemned after calling prime minister a 'one-eyed Scottish idiot'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oooooh, here is another chance for the BBC to show us how "impartial" it really is!!!!!!!!!

Feb 08 10:16

Dems May Hold Talk Radio “Accountability” Hearings

Democrat senator Debbie Stabenow has told nationally syndicated talk host Bill Press she will push for talk radio “accountability hearings” in order to impose government-mandated “balance” in the radio marketplace. According to the Gladwin, Michigan, senator the airwaves are “dominated by one view” that “overwhelms people’s opinions — and, unfortunately, incorrectly,” and said that “right-wing conservative talk hosts” are “trying to make people angry and saying all kinds of things that aren’t true and so on,” Radio Ink reports on February 5.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NO! You're @#$%ing kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(And for any radio executives reading this, who need to balance their points of view, I am available!)

Feb 08 00:31

Australian paper suspends columnist over slur

A London-based columnist who blamed Israel for the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks was suspended by the Australian newspaper that published his article.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And don't you DARE say we control the media either, you putz!"

Feb 07 23:20

Columnist banned for approaching the truth: Is the truth anti-semitic?

Michael Backman, an Australian writer now living in London, was effectively booted from the pages of The Age, a Melbourne paper, for supposedly penning an “anti-semitic” column.

Below is the column in question. Is the truth anti-semitic?

Feb 07 09:20

Give the irreligious a turn at the holy microphone

The BBC won't allow non-religious opinion to be expressed in Thought for the Day. In the name of common sense, why?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For many years the "impartial" BBC has refused to permit non-religious opinion to be expressed in Thought for the Day.

Feb 07 08:39

Robert Fisk: War reporters used to prefer morality over impartiality

It's not just the power of the writing I'm talking about here; the screaming soldiers, the dying Communard, the condemned men, the woman wanting to sell her car, the death of an age, the flowers. These reporters were spurred, weren't they, by the immorality of war. They cared. They were not frightened of damaging their "impartiality". I wonder if we still write like this.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some of us do.

Feb 07 08:20

More Nazis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a continuation of the "Dr. Death" story started by BBC a few days ago. Here we have a guy given a catchy name, whose crimes (whatever they were) occurred in the first half of the last century, and who died 17 years ago Yet right now, with the economy melting down (and at a time when Israel openly admits a campaign to improve their post-Gaza public image) the AP decides that WAG THE NAZI is an important story to shove at you.

We get it, already. The Nazis were jerks. It's time to move on! We have monsters today we should be dealing with.

Feb 05 08:51

Flashback: Blitzer vs. Finkelstein '89

Blitzer is sickening. Finkelstein calls him on it.

Feb 02 01:40

Why is America Attacking Islam?

Attacking Islam, Revisited
An Update of a Published Article On March 21, 1994

One intelligent question we are asked over and over again and must be answered: ?Why is America warring against one Islamic country after another? Is it because Arabs are sub-human, as Israelis claim, or are Muslims terrorists as the American press subtly suggests; or, is it an anti-Islamic agenda among our nation?s leaders that they do not share with us?

Feb 01 17:21

Turn off the Canadian media, please

People in a country like Canada use their own media - public (CBC) and private (CanWest, TorStar, CTVglobemedia) - to know what is happening in their own country. Media are also an important part of forging a national identity. They are supposed to represent the broad spectrum of Canadian opinion. When they present information on the rest of the world, they do so from a Canadian perspective and have the Canadian audience in mind.

And today, if you want to have the first idea what is happening in Israel/Palestine (or most of the rest of the world), the best thing to do would be to turn them off completely.

Feb 01 08:21

BBC abandons 'impartiality' on warming

In terms of journalistic professionalism, the sad thing about all this is that the debate about global warming has now entered a fascinating new stage. Honest coverage of all the new information coming to light would be vastly more interesting to the BBC's audience than the vapid propaganda which is all they get.

But inevitably this also exposes the hollowness of all those claims that the BBC still has a duty to remain "impartial", which on this issue is belied by own guidelines. As a particularly glaring example of how the BBC has, on so many issues, abandoned any pretence of impartiality, this can only provide more ammunition to those who argue that it no longer deserves that compulsory licence fee.

Jan 31 21:45

BBC suspends Gaza appeal investigation after legal threat

A special committee set up by the BBC Trust was due to report next week on the corporation's decision not to broadcast an appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which prompted more than 15,000 complaints.

However, the process was halted when the BBC received a letter from a firm of solicitors threatening to take the corporation to judicial review if it does not screen the appeal.

The letter, from London law firm Hickman & Rose, was sent on behalf of two Gaza residents and one British citizen. It is understood to claim that the BBC's actions were "irrational or unlawful" and breached the European Convention of Human Rights.

Jan 30 14:00

Former President Jimmy Carter Supports Call for New 911 Investigation

It's gonna get harder and harder to fit all of these "911 truthers" in those FEMA camps.

Jan 30 12:40

Hey, Noam. 911 was an inside job.

There is something seriously awry here with this man. He has beeen lableled as gifted and a person who has no peer, so it can't be for lack of intellect. It can only be from Chomsky willfully aveering from what is as plain as the nose on his face: 911 was an inside job; and I for one am now labelling him for what his is: Agent. But an agent for whom?

Hey, Noam. 911 was an inside job.

Jan 26 09:39

New York Times finally Beats BBC News

New York Times Index | Mon- Jan 26, 2008 | Don Robertson reporting from a chilly Northern Maine

While no mainstream media outlet has any monopoly on truth in news coverage, their long arms reach news stories around the world where no blogger can currently compete.

The era when the BBC News reigned supreme online has come to an end with the strong and stunning recovery and re-emergence of The New York Times Online.

The BBC has recently come under attack for its overly politicized and propagandist presentation of the news. Those kinky Existentialist Europeans make for some pretty sorry reading sometimes.

Jan 26 08:10

Sky joins BBC in banning Gaza appeal

Send Sky a message that you don't approve of their ignoring the suffering of the Palestinian people. Boycott their subscription services.

How to cancel Sky Satellite TV

Jan 25 11:59

BBC Zionist management.Marcus AgiusSenior Independent Director

Marcus Agius Senior Independent Director

Agius has been a non-executive Director of Barclays since 1 September 2006, and succeeded Matthew Barrett as Chairman from 1 January 2007. He was previously chairman of the London branch of investment bank Lazard and non-executive chairman of BAA Limited.

Born into a Jewish family, Agius is married to Katherine (born 1949), daughter of Edmund de Rothschild of the Rothschild banking family of England, with two children, and has a close involvement with the Rothschild family estate, Exbury Gardens in Hampshire.

Jan 24 17:46

Link to send complaints to BBC about their refusal on Gaza appeal

Make your voices heard.

Jan 24 06:00

BBC urged to transmit Gaza appeal

The BBC has again been urged to reconsider its decision not to broadcast a charity appeal for Gaza.

International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander said it was not too late for a reversal to recognise the "immense human suffering".

A protest is to be held outside Broadcasting House in London after the BBC declined to broadcast appeals by the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Jan 22 14:41

Housekeeper and Taxes Said to Derail PRINCESS CAROLINE'S SENATE SEAT Bid

DANNY HAKIM and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Wed- Jan 22, 2009 | New York Times

ALBANY — Problems involving taxes and a household employee surfaced during the vetting of Caroline Kennedy and derailed her candidacy for the Senate [...]

Jan 21 06:48

Ex-K.G.B. Agent Buys a London Newspaper

The owners of The Evening Standard, an afternoon newspaper in London that has long been part of the city’s fabric, announced Wednesday that they had agreed to sell the newspaper to a Russian tycoon, Aleksandr Y. Lebedev, a former K.G.B. agent who was stationed in the British capital during the Cold War.

Jan 15 14:10

Ukraine wants $US 700 million worth of gas to resume transit

It is little known that the country of Ukraine contains much of the storage and trasmission infrastructure that feeds NG from Russian (GazProm) gas fields to European customers.

This story confirms that it is the Ukraine that is holding up NG from being supplied to Europe. Holding Europe hostage while the western MSM is vilifying Russian and Putin.

Jan 15 05:15

Switch off that Fucking Box(tv)

Healthy dollopings of bad language.

Jan 08 15:54

Who Is Winning the PR War?

Where does defense stop and aggression begin? Where is the line between proportionate retaliation and collective punishment? Is the media telling you what you need to know?

Dec 22 05:21

The Alliance for Climate Protection

Watched Stephanopolous on ABC Sunday. He was interviewing 'Tel Aviv Joe' Biden. During a commercial break I happened to notice a commercial brought to us, the unwashed masses by 'The Alliance for Climate Protection'.

Dec 20 11:56

Larisa Alexandrovna: One of my sources died in a plane crash last night

Mike Connell set-up the alternate email and communications system for the White House. He was responsible for creating the system that hosted the infamous GWB43.com accounts that Karl Rove and others used. When asked by Congress to provide these emails, the White House said that they were destroyed. But in reality, what Connell is alleged to have done is move these files to other servers after having allegedly scrubbed the files from all "known" Karl Rove accounts.

Dec 09 13:47

Current.com Caught Censoring BofA/Blagojevich Coincidence

We were happy to see that the member-submitted news media site Current.com ran our recent post on TV.

Dec 07 22:12

Tribune Co. Going Bankrupt

Tribune Co. may be filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy next week, as advertising revenues tumbled.The company has $1.5 billion due in interest payments on debt due over the next 8 months and won’t have the cash to make good. Tribune has hired Lazard to prepare the bankruptcy filings.

The print news industry has been in steady decline for several years thanks to the 1-2 punch given by Craigslist.org, which killed their classified ad revenue, and the contraction of the economy that weighed heavy on ad revenues.

Are we witnessing the end of an era? One can hope.

Nov 30 16:55

Gen. McCaffrey,Rt. , War Profiteer on TV

One Man’s Military-Industrial-Media Complex
DAVID BARSTOW
Published: Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 4:29 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 4:29 a.m.

In the spring of 2007 a tiny military contractor with a slender track record went shopping for a precious Beltway commodity.
The company, Defense Solutions, sought the services of a retired general with national stature, someone who could open doors at the highest levels of government and help it win a huge prize: the right to supply Iraq with thousands of armored vehicles.

Nov 30 14:01

Twitter and Flickr replace "official" news outlets in Mumbai

36 hours ago, a look at Twitter postings about Mumbai revealed some of the best on-the-ground information about what was going on. The news channels offered nothing but the usual endless chit-chat about President Bush and other irrelevant topics.

Nov 21 20:27

Poll: Internet Now Considered More Reliable Than TV, Radio News

Don't trust what you read on the internet? That's no longer the dominant sentiment in the US, according to a new poll by Zogby International. A survey of more than 3000 people performed in the two days after the US Presidential Election found that 37.6% of respondents considered the Internet the most reliable source of news, 20.3% consider national TV news most reliable and 16% said that radio is the most reliable source.

Nov 18 02:32

It's OK to be a Conspiracy Theorist if you're Bill Maher

Well, well, well ... the guy who loves to throw around the dim-witted term "conspiracy theorist." He makes sure to distance himself from "conspiracy theorists" by saying "I'm always skeptical of conspiracy theorists" as he conveys his favorite conspiracy theory about a partnership between business and government.

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