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Jun 25 14:00

Freedom Watch 20: Ron Paul, Judge Napolitano & more on Healthcare, Iran & the Neocon Agenda

Here's the lineup for episode 20 of Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano:

Rep Ron Paul
Lew Rockwell
David Boaz
Gary Johnson
Wayne Allen Root
Shelly Roche (on set the entire hour – send your Tweets to http://twitter.com/shellyroche
Michael Shanklin

‘Freedom Watch’ will re-air Saturday evening at 6pm EST on Fox News Talk Sirius channel 145, XM channel 168 and FoxNewsTalk.com

Jun 25 11:47

Propagandists trying to raise on a busted flush.

Jun 25 08:20

NKorea threatens US as world anticipates missile

North Korea accused Washington of seeking to "provoke a second Korean War" as the regime prepared to hold maritime military exercises off the eastern coast. U.S. and regional authorities were watching closely for signs that North Korea might fire short- or mid-range missiles during the June 25 to July 10 timeframe cited in a no-sail ban for military drills sent to Japan's Coast Guard.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the disconnect between the headline and the actual statements by North Korea.

Now that the Iranian coup has stumbled, the push is back on to start a war with North Korea.

Jun 25 08:16

WRONG PHOTO OF "NEDA" BEING USED FOR PROPAGANDA

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The photos of the live Neda is not the same person shown shot to death. In fact, Live Neda is still alive!

Jun 25 08:14

The propaganda war against Iran

The US media, led by the New York Times , is continuing its concerted propaganda campaign against Iran over charges that the government stole the June 12 presidential election. There is not even a semblance of objectivity in the media coverage, which parrots the charges of the opposition headed by defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi as fact and dismisses the government’s claims as lies.

The opposition is lauded as democratic and reformist, while incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his supporters are portrayed as virtual fascists. One would scarcely imagine that the two men represent rival factions within the same ruling establishment.

Responsibility for the violence in the streets of Tehran is attributed entirely to the government and its security forces.

Jun 25 07:41

Bloodthirsty Demons in Human Form.

There are so many examples of pornographic insanity, rotating on an endless loop, like tin ducks at a shooting gallery, in this carnival of the absurd. Things like this are so far beyond understanding that you are left in awe of the darkness in the soul of man. Here in the age of the unconfirmed reports and the anonymous government spokesmen, we are led to believe that the Iranians are throwing people off of bridges and chopping them up with axes in the street. It isn’t happening.

Jun 25 07:35

Hate Talkers United: Sean Hannity's Past Relationship with Neo-Nazi, Anti-Semite and Now Arrested Hal Turner

Sometime back, journalist Max Blumenthal (who was at one time a night editor for BuzzFlash) exposed the past relationship of Sean Hannity with Hal Turner. Blumenthal described Hannity as virtually a mentor to Turner, and Turner claimed that Hannity was pretty much his soul mate in outlook, but implied that Hannity had to tone it down because of his high media profile.

When we discuss hate talkers and how seriously they are responsible for the rise in political murder and violence in the United States -- by pouring the gasoline on the floor and encouraging others to light the match -- it is just one other story that gets lost in the increasingly short news cycles.

Jun 24 11:36

Death on camera

The following video, which probably half the world has seen, captures the death on camera of young Iranian woman killed while non-violently protesting for her rights. CNN broadcasted it. It a "symbol."

The [second] video on the other hand, is of the death on camera of Bassem Abu Rameh, a young Palestinian non-violent protester, near the apartheid wall that cuts into Bil'in. It wasn't broadcast on CNN. It is not a "symbol."

Jun 24 09:33

Selective Sympathy for Iran

The United States reserves for itself the right to say what and when the world should be watching. “People who work for peace and justice must show skepticism when the media tell them who deserves their attention and advocacy efforts.” The world, as defined by U.S. Corporate media, turned its head when “1,400 Gazans were killed so that Israel might inflict collective punishment on a civilian population.” The U.S. Feigns great concern for the human rights of Iranians, but continues threaten a military attack. Real human rights proponents “must always keep in mind that warfare is the worst human rights abuse of all.”

Jun 24 09:07

THE WESTERN MEDIA HAVING A ‘HEYDAY’ WITH IRAN

The US media often celebrate themselves as the “freest and fairest” in the world, completely independent of a state unlike, for example, the media in Iran. Yet, an astute observer will notice that the US media generally choose stories and cover them in a way that play directly into the US’s global agenda.

Jun 24 08:43

Fox New caught using a Plant!

Douglas Maher, was planted in the room to give his Neocon speeches. He called Ron Paul insane and said none of the candidates were to the right enough.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

in light of the BBC claiming pro-government rallies were anti-government rallies let's flash back to FOX faking a story by using plants in it's "objective" audience during the elections.

The MSM LIES. The sooner you learn that the better.

Jun 24 08:37

Soros, the CIA, Mossad and the new media destabilization of Iran

It's the 2009 presidential election in Iran and opposition leader Mir-Houssein Mousavi declares victory hours before the polls close, insuring that any result to the contrary will be called into question. Western media goes into overdrive, fighting with each other to see who can offer the most hyperbolic denunciation of the vote and President Ahmadenijad's apparent victory (BBC wins by publishing bald-faced lies about the supposed popular uprising which it is later forced to retract). On June 13th, 30000 "tweets" begin to flood Twitter with live updates from Iran, most written in English and provided by a handful of newly-registered users with identical profile photos.

Jun 24 06:51

Ignorance is Strength

The American media’s one-sided and propagandistic coverage of the Iranian election has made an American hero out of the defeated candidate, Mousavi.

This leaves one wondering if anyone anywhere in the US media or US government knows that Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who served as prime minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1981 to 1989, the decade following the overthrow of the American puppet government by Khomeini, has been fingered as the Butcher of Beirut, responsible for the bloody attacks on the US embassy and Marine Corps barracks in Beirut during the Reagan administration that blew to pieces 241 US Marines, Sailors, and Army troops.

Jun 23 18:18

BBC Caught In Mass Public Deception With Iran Propaganda

The BBC has again been caught engaging in mass public deception by using photographs of pro-Ahmadinejad rallies in Iran and claiming they represent anti-government protests in favor of Hossein Mousavi.

An image used by the L.A. Times on the front page of its website Tuesday showed Iranian President Ahmadinejad waving to a crowd of supporters at a public event.

In a story covering the election protests yesterday, the BBC News website used a closer shot of the same scene, but with Ahmadinejad cut out of the frame. The caption under the photograph read, ‘Supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi again defied a ban on protests’.

Jun 23 16:14

'Zionist-Run News Media' are Wasting Their Time

According to this editorial from the Islamic Republic's conservative, state-controlled Kayhan newspaper, "the illegal demonstrators, foreign spies and terrorists are wasting their time trying to overturn the will of the majority."
EDITORIAL
June 22, 2009
Islamic Republic of Iran - Kayhan - Home Page (English)

Zionist-run news media continue to take sides, favoring the defeated Mir Hossein Mousavi and the illegal demonstrators who are destroying public and private property. And they are doing so under the pretext of protesting the official presidential election results that show Mousavi losing to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by a 2-to-1 margin.

Jun 23 16:11

President Ahmadinejad: Election a 'Blow to World Oppressors'

Has Iran's now-disputed election been a 'blow' to the United States and its allies? According to the logic of Iranian President Ahmadinejad, all resistance to the election results are due to 'the enemy," also known as the 'Global Arrogance." Iran's state-controlled Kayhan, quotes the incumbent Iranian president as saying in part: 'The 84 percent-plus participation by eligible voters is a major blow to the oppressive system ruling the world.'

Jun 23 14:45

New All-Time Lows for Both CBS & ABC Evening Newscasts

TVNewser has learned the CBS Evening News has once again set an all-time low last week with 4.89 million Total Viewers and 1.42 million A25-54 viewers. But it was also the lowest (since records began in the 1991-'92 season) for ABC's World News with Charles Gibson. The Gibson program drew 6.42 million Total Viewers and 1.77 million A25-54 viewers.

Jun 23 14:24

Fighting the New World Order: Information Revolution 2009

Jun 23 13:50

The Western media and Iran

The US media often celebrate themselves as the "freest and fairest" in the world, completely independent of a state unlike, for example, the media in Iran. Yet, an astute observer will notice that the US media generally choose stories and cover them in a way that play directly into the US's global agenda.

Jun 23 08:00

How Western media backs green revolution in Iran

The European Union has rejected Irans accusations that the Western media helped engineer post-election unrest as protests in Tehran continue.
Jun 22 14:46

Glenn Beck's Fake Crying Photoshoot

Jun 22 08:46

US Media Campaign to Discredit Iranian Election

Was the election stolen? According to the Iranian Interior Minister Sadeq Mahsouli, there has been no 'written complaint' about voter fraud. He declared that the presidential elections were conducted in a manner that ruled out the possibility of voter fraud.

Jun 22 08:00

Contradictions that aren't seen as contradictory

Monday June 22, 2009 06:23 EDT
Contradictions that aren't seen as contradictory

(Note: See link to original article for embedded links for each example cited below).

Washington Post Pentagon correspondent Bradley Graham, discussing his new book on Donald Rumsfeld, June 15, 2009:

Jun 21 05:35

The Four Reasons the Mainstream Media Is Worthless

There are four reasons that the mainstream media is worthless.

1. Self-Censorship by Journalists

Initially, there is tremendous self-censorship by journalists.

For example, several months after 9/11, famed news anchor Dan Rather told the BBC that American reporters were practicing "a form of self-censorship":

Jun 20 17:59

CNN - DEATH! GRIEF! SORROW! MURDER! BLOOD! GORE! ALL FROM IRAN!!!!!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where were these self-righteous bozos when Israel was dropping US taxpayer-paid-for white phosphorus on the children of Gaza?

Jun 19 12:29

BBC RETRACTION - What really happened

Some blogs, including WhatReallyhappened.com, are pointing out that the LA Times used a similar photograph which showed President Ahmadinejad waving to supporters. The Getty pictures we received did not show Mr Ahmadinejad.

When a reader contacted us about it, we checked our caption and corrected it. We're sorry for the mistake and have added a note explaining the correction to the story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I ... will ... not ... gloat ... I ... will ... not ... gloat ...

Per reader request, here is the original article.

Jun 19 10:23

As Post fires liberal columnist, Bush war architect gets ink

On Thursday, the Washington Post confirmed it had fired liberal online columnist Dan Froomkin. On Friday, they gave a guest column to Bush war architect Paul Wolfowitz.

To be fair, Wolfowitz isn’t being paid, and his column is a guest editorial. But the paper’s promotion of a man who was a key architect of President George W. Bush’s policy on Iraq — and one of its most ardent hawks — is sure to raise eyebrows among the liberals and those critical of the Post’s coverage in the run-up to the Iraq war.

Jun 19 10:21

Legendary CBS journalist Walter Cronkite reportedly gravely ill

Legendary CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, 92, long known as the "Most Trusted Man in America," is gravely ill, according to multiple CBS News sources and published reports.

According to Mediabistro's blog, TVNewser, the network began updating his obituary more than a week ago; a CBS News executive had no comment to TVNewser on the reports of Cronkite's failing health.

One of the most recognized and honored journalists in America, Cronkite anchored the "CBS Evening News" for 19 years, when he was replaced by Dan Rather.

Jun 19 10:09

Dumped: Despite popularity, liberal blogger fired by Washington Post

"What one finds virtually nowhere in the establishment press are those who criticize Obama not in order to advance their tawdry right-wing agenda but because the principles that led them to criticize Bush compel similar criticism of Obama. Rachel Maddow is one of the few prominent media figures who will interview and criticize Democratic politicians "from the Left".... In general, however, those who opine from the Maddow/Froomkin perspective are a very endangered species."

Jun 18 14:43

The O'Reilly Procedure

Bill O'Reilly has been brought low by the same process that afflicted Jerry Springer. Once respected journalists, they sold their souls for higher ratings, and follow their siren song. Springer is honest about it: "I'm going to Hell for what I do, and I know it," he's likes to say. O'Reilly insists he is dealing only with the truth. When his guests disagree with him, he shouts at them, calls them liars, talks over them, and behaves like a schoolyard bully.

Jun 18 07:05

How Monsanto kills the news

Jun 17 12:02

Wanted: 'Hope' for Iran

On the other hand there's Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Holocaust-denier and nuclear aspirant, who on Friday was declared the winner of an election so transparently rigged that the only serious question is whether the regime even bothered to stuff the ballot boxes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only thing transparent here is the bias of this propaganda.

Jun 17 09:52

‘Nightly News’: Don’t Let the Mild Weather Fool You, There’s Still Global Warming

With a cooler-than-usual winter and a mild temperatures leading up to the beginning of summer, global warming alarmists are finding they are losing steam in the debate. But “NBC Nightly News” won’t give up the fight.

...

That news of warm weather and theory of global warming was reassuring for Williams. “Glad to hear that. I was beginning to worry,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I'm heavily invested in Al Gore's carbon-credit brokerage!"

Jun 17 09:49

False charges routine in US

Our news media, with the help of our government, have been constantly focusing on their careless associates messing around in Iran and Korea while innocent people arrested on false charges right here in our own country are ignored.

Jun 17 08:51

FLASHBACK - How the spooks took over the news

There is very good reason to believe that that letter was a fake – and a significant one because there is equally good reason to believe that it was one product among many from a new machinery of propaganda which has been created by the United States and its allies since the terrorist attacks of September 2001.

For the first time in human history, there is a concerted strategy to manipulate global perception. And the mass media are operating as its compliant assistants, failing both to resist it and to expose it.

Jun 17 08:05

MEDIA PROPAGANDA ON IRAN

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BBC does it again! Fresh from reporting the collapse of WTC-7 before it actually happened, BBC captions the photo of a rally in Tehran as "pro-Moussavi". Too bad the wider view shown in the LA Times shows it is actually a rally for Ahmadinejad.

Jun 16 08:10

Media Smearing of Truth Movement Reaching a Crescendo

Recent months have seen numerous breakthroughs for the truth movement in the corporate media, from Fox 26's interview with Richard Gage of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth to 9/11 Press For Truth being aired on local television in Colorado to coverage of this year's Bilderberg conference in major British newspapers. Despite these positive developments, however, primetime TV dramas are continuing to portray those skeptical of the official 9/11 story (a clear majority of the American public according to poll after poll) as deranged terrorists who are likely to commit acts of violence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone think they will even take a respectful pause now that the so-called "Mastermind" of 9-11, Khalid Sheik Mohammed has said he was just making stuff up to stop the torture?

Jun 16 08:07

Extra! Extra! Hasbara inserts in US newspapers

Not quite on a par with the Clarion Fund’s smear-job film ‘Obsession‘ yet decidedly inappropriate is the news that the Jerusalem Post (New York edition) will now come as a free insert in thousands of copies of the tabloid New York Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now imagine the outcry if a free New York edition of the Tehran newspaper was being inserted into an American daily.

Jun 16 07:44

State Run News: ABC Turns Programming Over To Government

Completely dispensing with any notion of independence or impartiality, ABC News is set to mimic the likes of Communist China and North Korea by completely turning its news coverage over to the government and excluding any dissenting opinions to promote President Obama’s health care agenda.

Jun 16 07:35

McGovern: Reporter Made It Up, I'm Voting NO

I just spoke with Keith Stern, communications director Rules Associate for Congressman Jim McGovern and asked him whether the report in Congress Now yesterday was true, that McGovern, who has been one of the most reliable members of Congress in opposing wars, would now be voting Yes on the war money.
Stern said: "That is absolutely untrue. We are trying to correct it. He is a No vote. We are asbsolutely livid about that. It could not be further from the truth. Frankly, the reporter just made it up. Congressman McGovern is a hard No vote and he will be voting No on the supplemental."
[UPDATE: The reporter's name is Geof Koss.]

Jun 16 05:40

Are you ready for war with demonized Iran?

How much attention do elections in Japan, India, Argentina, or any other country, get from the US media? How many Americans and American journalists even know who is in political office in other countries besides England, France, and Germany? Who can name the political leaders of Switzerland, Holland, Brazil, Japan, or even China?

Yet, many know of Iran's President Ahmadinejad. The reason is obvious. He is daily demonized in the US media.

Jun 15 13:33

JACK BLOOD AND DJ BALL VS GLENN BECK

Jun 15 13:14

The Obama officials blocking accountability for Bush crimes

What possible justification is there to grant anonymity to someone to spout these clichéd and factually false insults? First, as I've documented numerous times and as Mayer herself well knows, the case against Brennan was not that he was "at the agency for the past ten years" or even that he had anything to do with the torture program, but rather that (as she herself documents later in the piece) he explicitly advocated and defended many of the worst torture techniques and other Bush abuses.

Jun 15 09:00

ABC trying to spin away Ahmadinejad's lead in the pre-election polling.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, this is looking more and more like a repeat of 1953.

Jun 15 08:03

Truth Action Ottawa Response to Glenn Back - June 11, 2009

Jun 14 20:29

MSM has not uttered a word

I find it quite odd that after all the hype 24/7 about this killer flu that the MSM has been neglecting this story.

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html

Jun 14 18:42

Funkmasterfive confronts Glenn Beck about Thermite at WTC

We all need to band together and hoard the phone lines of this slimy snake who has taken the fight to us. The truth is stronger than his $100,000,000 contract paid by Bilderberg member Rupert Murdock. p.s. have a convincing story to fool his screener, she is a mega **(&^!
Jun 14 18:40

Holocaust Survivor: Museum shooter akin to suicide bomber

“By doing this, he [James von Brunn] gives worldwide notoriety to himself and his ideals of hatred,” said Hubert, who at 13 escaped Germany on a transport to England just weeks before World War II erupted. “He chooses martyrdom to glorify his hatred, similar to a suicide bomber.”

That sounds nice, but there are a few problems with the above-quote, not the least of which is the status of Mr. Hubert himself. The title of the article describes Mr. Sal Hubert as a “Holocaust Survivor,” but there’s one little problem with that classification. As noted in the above quote from the CNN article, Mr. Hubert escaped Germany on a transport to England just weeks before World War II erupted. So just exactly how does that qualify him as a Holocaust Survivor?

Jun 14 08:46

SUNDAY’S TOON…. GET ME A SUB TO THE NEW YORK TIMES

Jun 14 08:41

Ibanez, Donaghy cases refuel the debate about blogging

"They [bloggers] are doing some great things," said Mike Hoyt, the executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. "In many ways, they're helping the conversation get bigger. But the optimist in me hopes that at some point some of the time-tested old-media standards will rub off on them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You know, like repeating government talking points as holy writ!"

You know, like THIS EXAMPLE!

Jun 14 07:44

What Christians Don’t Know About Israel

American Jews sympathetic to Israel dominate key positions in all areas of our government where decisions are made regarding the Middle East. This being the case, is there any hope of ever changing U.S. policy? American Presidents as well as most members of Congress support Israel — and they know why. U.S. Jews sympathetic to Israel donate lavishly to their campaign coffers.

The answer to achieving an even-handed Middle East policy might lie elsewhere — among those who support Israel but don’t really know why. This group is the vast majority of Americans. They are well-meaning, fair-minded Christians who feel bonded to Israel — and Zionism — often from atavistic feelings, in some cases dating from childhood.

Jun 14 07:22

The 18th Brumaire of Barack Obama

When I announce that I am a socialist, I guess it is no surprise because we are all socialists now. We just bought General Motors … The fact is that we now have Marxism realized. We own the means of production and we did not have to fire a single shot. It is really quite phenomenal what went on today.

– Pat Martin, NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre, in the House of Commons, Monday, June 1, 2009

Jun 13 11:41

GLENN BECK SAYS 9/11 TRUTHERS ARE DESTROYING AMERICA , CONTINUES FOX'S SHILL CAMPAIGN

Jun 12 14:43

Glenn Beck's School of Debunking 9/11 Conspiracies

Asshole shill traitor of the week, Glenn Beck, recommends his favorite training video for those wishing to mimic his techniques.

Jun 12 09:52

9/11 Truth Activist Sues Glenn Beck and Fox News for Defamation

The complaint will note that - on October 22, 2007 - Beck suggested that those identifying themselves as associated with the 9/11 truth movement are "dangerous" "anarchists" who deny the Holocaust, and are "the kind of group that Timothy McVeigh would come from."

The suit will also note that during Beck’s June 10th broadcast Beck linked the murder of the Washington D.C. holocaust museum guard with "9/11 truthers."

As I have previously written, suing people for defamation who falsely claim that 9/11 activists are terrorists could be a good way to stand up to these bullies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Make it class-action and I will gladly join.

Jun 12 04:25

US House to debate Ron Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ bill

Congressman Paul, in defense of his proposal to audit the bank which controls America’s currency, argues not just for transparency. He wants to close it down.

“Detractors have [...] argued that the Fed must remain immune from the political process, and that that more congressional oversight would distort their very important decisions,” Paul wrote in an editorial titled, ‘Audit the Fed, Then End It!’ “On the contrary, the Federal Reserve is already heavily entrenched in the political process, as the Fed chairman is a political appointee. High-level officials routinely make the rounds between positions at the Fed, member banks, Treasury and back again, taking care of friends and each other along the way.”

Jun 12 02:22

41 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11

Following in the footsteps of well over 1,000 scientists and other professional groups who have already gone on record questioning the official theory, more than 40 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency veterans have come forward to challenge the Government’s rendition of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Their behind-the-scenes knowledge and experience of sensitive and classified issues places them in a uniquely authoritative position. In this sense, their critical stance is all the more damning for the government. Conspicuously absent from the landscape are the mainstream media professionals, as they continue to provide cover for the government’s totally bankrupt theory and fail to report on landmark developments such as this.

Jun 11 18:46

Glenn Beck - 9-11 truth movement wants to destroy America

Jun 11 07:51

Glenn Beck’s Outrageous Lie: Racist Von Brunn is “Hero of 9/11 Truthers”

Jun 10 16:59

Fox News Shep Smith has SPLC on his show-connects dots to DHS report 'the right went bonkers over'

Jun 10 16:49

GLENN BECK SAYS 9/11 TRUTHERS ARE DESTROYING AMERICA , CONTINUES FOX'S SHILL CAMPAIGN

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Glen tries to link the 9-11 truth movement with the museum shooter.

Jun 10 16:46

Glen Beck connects 9/11 Truthers with Shooting today

Jun 10 13:17

U.S. gunman, 88, has white supremacist links: TV

But in a hastily convened press conference at the scene, neither Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty nor the city's police chief Cathy Lanier would confirm the gunman's identity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so if they cannot confirm his identity, why is ABCNNBBCBS already blaring about white supremacist links, etc.?

Jun 10 09:47

Vampires and Werewolves and Ghouls, Oh My!

I go to the alternative news sites and I get one variation on ‘the news’. I go to the MSM and I get something very different. Reading in the MSM you get the impression that things are pretty much like they’ve always been and that the financial crisis must be pretty much over because you don’t hear much about it. I find this strange since millions of people have lost their jobs in the United States over recent years. Industries have collapsed. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their homes or are about to. Despite all of this, the celebration of cheap entertainments, celebrity worship and the tackiest creations I have ever seen are the bulk of the daily fare.

Jun 09 18:03

Bill O'Reilly Does Standup

Funny-man, father-Christmas, torture-enthusiast O’Reilly saved his best joke for last. It was good. I couldn’t control reactionary laughter when I heard it. Did you hear it? If you haven’t, here it goes: he said, get this, that if torture, er, waterboarding were against the law, Bush and Cheney would be arrested and sent to jail.

I still can’t help but laugh on that one. You have to admit, you either have to laugh or cry with that one.

Jun 08 17:00

AP Edits Palestinian Suffering Out of Obama’s Speech

An alert KABOBfest reader noted that an AP transcript of Obama’s speech “as provided by CQ Transcriptions” left out the President’s comments on the suffering of the Palestinians.

Jun 08 09:45

Is Comcast Manipulating the American Media?

Is comcast trying to hurt these network stations? Or maybe I should ask WHY? Not that the mainstream, corpstream networks, which produce mostly garbage, fluff and propaganda are so deserving of sympathy, but it makes no sense to confuse viewers by changing the numbers representing media that have used the same channel numbers for scores of years.

Jun 08 04:21

The Grand Unification Theory of Sucking

Reading Drudge can be so entertaining. Or educational. Edutational? Anyway, check out this series of headlines on your right, presented by Drudge without context.

The media critic’s job is to provide context, so here we go. Let’s start from the bottom and work our way up.

Jun 06 08:15

Federal Reserve to Hire Ex-Enron Lobbyist in PR Move to Counter Doubts about Fed's Growing Power Over U.S. Financial System

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"THE FEDERAL RESERVE; THE SWEETEST-SMELLING BUNCH OF GREEDY BASTARDS IN THE WORLD!!!"

Jun 05 08:45

Berlusconi fury over naked photos

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has reacted angrily to the publication in Spain of photographs showing topless women and a naked man at his villa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FORGET ABOUT TORTURE! FORGET ABOUT THE CRASHING ECONOMY! WE GOT TITTIES OVER HERE!!!!!!!

Jun 05 08:44

Cuddles With Moslems, Snubs Israel. Could Obama Really, Possibly, Be The AntiChrist?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A stirling example of objective and unbiased reporting.

Jun 04 20:01

Project Expose MSM Reports

In 2003 Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff interviewed me for, and then published a story on the FBI translation program. His report knowingly omitted crucial facts, directly relevant cases, witness statements and confirmed official reports, while advancing the FBI's already-discredited point of view...

Jun 04 06:55

Did Bomb Bring Down French Airbus?

The corporate media reports that the Air France airbus that went down in the Atlantic was a victim of “updrafts and lightning” from tropical thunderstorms. “The Airbus A330-200 lost contact with controllers after hitting turbulence as it flew to Paris from Rio de Janeiro. The plane reported an electrical breakdown, then sent 10 automated distress signals and vanished,” reports Bloomberg.

Airbus said “it would be inappropriate for Airbus to enter into any form of speculation into the causes of the accident.”

Speculation, of course, if rife. However, the media is not reporting an incident that may have played into the airplane’s disappearance over the Atlantic.

Jun 03 22:11

Making anti-abortion protesters appear to be terrorists

Tiller Murder Reveals Violent Anti-Abortion Subculture
Originally published on June 2, 2009
"The current political environment is awash with seemingly absurd but nonetheless influential conspiracy theories, hyperbolic claims, and demonized targets," explains Chip Berlet, senior analyst at PRA, "and this creates a milieu where violence is a likely outcome."
PRA's resource page about the anti-abortion movement and militias:
http://www.publiceye.org/reproductive_rights/violence/tiller.html
[What does it take to criminalize protest?

Jun 03 10:26

Intimidation at the New York Times: How the Israel Lobby Silenced 2 Leading Columnists

Thomas Friedman was once brave. This New York Times columnist and author established his reputation reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His early work gave objective accounts of the suffering of the Palestinian people, placed blame for the failed peace talks squarely on the Israeli government, and exposed the undue influence that pro-Israel lobbyists wield on policies of the U.S. government.

Then the Israel lobby went to work on him.

Jun 02 14:58

US newspaper ad revenue slide continues

US newspaper advertising revenue fell more than 28 percent in the first quarter of the year with both print and online posting declines, according to the Newspaper Association of America.

The weak revenue figures for the first quarter come on the heels of the worst year ever for the US newspaper industry. The US newspaper industry has been struggling with competition from free classified ad sites such as Craigslist and the migration of readers to free sites online.

The industry has been hit by a wave of bankruptcies, job cuts and closures over the past few months including a bankruptcy filing by the Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and other major papers.

Jun 02 08:41

Once Again, 'Defenders Of Copyright' Found To Have No Problem Copying Others

It really is quite amusing how often those who insist they're big supporters of intellectual property and not "stealing" the works of others always seem to get caught red-handed in plagiarism and copying others' work. In the meantime, how often do we see supporters of more reasonable copyright (or no copyright) get caught doing this? Hmm?

Jun 01 11:37

O'Reilly's "Tiller the Baby Killer" Assassinated in Wichita

"...And if the state of Kansas doesn't stop this man, then anybody who prevents that from happening has blood on their hands as the governor does right now, Governor Sebelius."--Bill O'Reilly, June 12, 2007

You have the blood of Dr. Tiller on your hands, O'Reilly. You helped create "...the moral climate in which a deranged individual or a fascist-minded terrorist would target Dr. Tiller for assassination..." as the World Socialist Web Site aptly put it. Just like the blood of every US soldier, every Iraqi, every Afghani is on your hands.

Jun 01 11:33

Angry Jewish settlers rampage in West Bank

Jewish settlers rampaged in the West Bank on Monday, wounding four Palestinians, as they vented fury that Israel may answer US calls and dismantle outposts in the territory, officials said.

Jewish extremists blocked roads, hurled rocks at drivers, burned fields, cut down olive trees and opened fire towards Palestinians who tried to chase the trespassers from their fields in the northern West Bank, witnesses said.

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Amazing how hard the media tries to portray the settlers as the victims here.

May 30 14:44

POLISHING THE TURD!

Forget Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation - the new leader of the resistance is Dick Cheney. The former vice president, who this time has been sent from the past to save the future rather than the other way round, has had an astonishing week. He's dominated much of the news with his barnstorming defence of the previous administration's counter-terrorism strategy, and completely overshadowed President Obama's weak-kneed and exceedingly dull speech at the National Archives. He's even been getting a big boost in the polls even though he's not running for any kind of office. According to CNN, Cheney's up eight points since he left government, not bad for a figure the Left continues to demonize as the Antichrist.

May 30 08:37

CNN's "Climate Change" Dishonesty

How do they know what is caused by normal weather patterns and by "global warming"? Well, they don't. They just transfer deaths by storms and other things to the "global warming" category with the full knowledge that news organizations will pick up this stuff and declare the report to be ex cathedra.

I especially find the malaria deaths statistic interesting as we know that the main reason that so many people die each year of malaria in the Third World is because environmental groups have fought any use at all of DDT being sprayed in the homes of people (not in mass sprayings, as used to be the case).

May 30 05:32

Poll: 57 percent oppose torture investigation

A majority of Americans — by a healthy 57-percent-to-42-percent margin — oppose a congressional investigation into Bush-era torture allegations, according to a new CNN/ORD poll of 2,000 adults (+/- 2 percent).

The breakout questions are even more telling:

May 29 09:07

Transcript of Richard Gage explaining controlled demolition on KMPH in Fresno

Is the dam beginning to break?

In this seven minute interview, Richard Gage, an architect for 20 years, is given plenty of time to explain the overwhelming evidence that the World Trade Center buildings were not brought down by the impact of the planes and ordinary office fires. Unlike the derision and condescension that typically greets 9/11 truth activists at mainstream outlets, these two anchors seem genuinely curious and open to the uncomfortable facts proving that explosives were detonated inside the Twin Towers.

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Now, before everyone gets excited, remember that this is a FOX News Affiliate, so this broadcast was show only in Fresno, not nation-wide, and from the clock on screen, at 8:41 in the morning when viewership is very low.

This may be a "bone" tossed by FOX to the truth movement so that FOX can now claim to have covered 9-11 honestly and fairly in case things really unwrap down the road.

May 29 08:50

Time for Transparency at Der Spiegel?

Syria was accused in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri of being the ‘real’ assassins. A massive international anti-Syria campaign was launched by the Bush Administration and Israel to demonize its government.

But things have changed. This weekend, a new exclusive, secret, investigative report showing the real assassins was published by the same weekly, Der Spiegel. Same author. Same editor. New target.

This time Der Spiegel’s Erich Follath claimed solo that the international committee investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister martyr Rafik Hariri has reached “surprising new secret conclusions”, this time pointing to Hezbollah.

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... and it is all falling apart as we speak.

May 28 07:41

Shhhh. Newspaper publishers are quietly holding a very, very important conclave today. Will you soon be paying for online content?

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We need to start a reporting co-operative where we all agree to post stories we cover local for the use of other blogs around the world. The US media may charge for content, but that just encourages us to use citations from foreign sources which are likely to be more accurate and honest anyway.

I would not mind paying for online content if they were truthful with us, but why pay for the government's lies?

May 27 08:29

123 Real Change

We all have been tirelessly screaming about issues related to Congressional leaders abdicating their main responsibility of 'oversight.' We have been outraged for way too long at seeing 'no' accountability whatsoever in many known cases of extreme wrongdoing. I, and many of you, believe that the biggest reason for this was, and still is, the lack of true journalism and media coverage -- which acts as the necessary pressure and catalyst for those spineless politicians on the Hill and in the Executive branch. Or, at least it's supposed to. So, in our book, the MSM has been the main culprit.

May 27 02:58

Attention To Hate Laws, At Last

In the past month, unprecedented attention has been given to hate crime laws-it's about time! Conservatives and, surprisingly, some liberals have railed against hate laws in general and the "Pedophile Protection Act" in particular. They're a wee bit late-the bill already passed the House-but the breaking of this epically under-reported story is worth a roll call.

May 26 19:45

Story Exposing HSUS Buried: Read Transcript

An ABC-TV affiliate in Atlanta aired an Investigative Report on where the Humane Society of the United States spends its money. Twenty four hours later, the story was pulled from the air. I wasn’t able to locate it in their archives either, even though there were older investigative stories still there. I spoke with Mark Winne of Channel 2 and was told that it is routine to take down this type of news report, however he was less specific when asked why it wasn’t saved in their archives. A copy of the video played on YouTube for one day then mysteriously disappeared from that site as well.

PetPAC posted, on our site, the written transcript you see below, sent to us by several of our supporters.

May 26 13:29

Conspiracy Buffs Warn of Kissinger Cabal, Red Mailbox Dots: TV

Dave Shiflett
Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Radio host Alex Jones says 9/11 was “an inside job” orchestrated to create panic and more reliance on an increasingly repressive government. One of his sympathizers is convinced that Halliburton Co. is building “concentration camps” capable of holding 50 million Americans.

Jones and his fellow conspiracy theorists are the subject of “New World Order,” an engrossing, scary documentary airing tonight on IFC at 6:45 p.m. New York time.

Better watch it or someone may start following you.

May 26 09:57

So Philip Gourevitch Can See the Torture Photos, But We Can’t?

In the Sunday Times Week in Review section, Philip Gourevitch, editor of the Paris Review, defends Barack Obama’s decision not to release the torture photos.

In the process, he reveals that he himself has seen some of the photos.

“I saw many more pictures than were ever published in the press, including, I believe, many—if not most—of the photos that president would now prefer that you don’t see,” he writes.

He can see them, but we can’t.

May 25 09:45

GE's Jeff Immelt: Global Warming 'Compelling'; Cap-and-Trade Most 'Effective' Way to Go

The General Electric CEO said he favored a cap-and-trade system to regulate carbon emissions versus a carbon tax.

"Look, I've said it - there's got to be a price for carbon," Immelt said. "I've come to the conclusion that cap-and-trade is the most effective way to create a market and go. There's going to be people that argue for taxes. But, I - I just think cap-and-trade is the more practical approach. But let's debate all that stuff, but let's get it done."

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I keep telling you; this cap and trade system creates a product/currency out of thin air, the "carbon credit" and Enronizes it to make the brokers rich.

May 24 09:23

New York Times Falsifies Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

The New York Times assigned to the story a campaign-trail reporter, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, whose political perceptions are bland and whose knowledge of Israeli-American relations is an antiseptic zero. At the newspaper of record, a thing like that does not happen by accident. They took the most anxiously awaited meeting with a foreign leader of President Obama's term thus far, and buried it on page 12. The coverage of a major event, which the same newspaper had greeted only the day before by running an oversize attack-Iran op-ed by Jeffrey Goldberg, has officially now shrunk to the scale of a smaller op-ed.

May 23 08:55

Talking head melts down on CNBC

May 23 06:32

Synagogue Bomb Plot - Latest Zionist Publicity Coup

Dim-witted news anchors across the television and radio air waves and satellite rays have confidently repeated the account of the NY synagogue bomb plot exactly as told to them by "the police and the FBI." Nary a dollop of skepticism do the media offer to salt this goose, in spite of the fact that it is has been conclusively documented that the Federal government from Bush and Cheney to Condi and Colin lied to us big time concerning Saddam Hussein's supposed weapons of mass distraction.

May 22 23:44

Internet Threatened by Censorship, Secret Surveillance, and Cybersecurity Laws

At a time of corporate dominated media, a free and open Internet is democracy's last chance to preserve our First Amendment rights without which all others are threatened. Activists call it Net Neutrality. Media scholar Robert McChesney says without it "the Internet would start to look like cable TV (with a) handful of massive companies (controlling) content" enough to have veto power over what's allowed and what it costs. Progressive web sites and writers would be marginalized or suppressed, and content systematically filtered or banned.

May 22 13:09

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Well, once the “new” hate bill goes through the Senate which apparently it will, O. signs it, which apparently he will, the new justice is appointed (who will definitely be pro “hate”)and Megan’s bill becomes law, say next year , sites such as this will be gone. I suspect there will be one or perhaps even several test cases which will go to the supreme court where these laws will be upheld. Someone will then be put in jail and perhaps fined and that will be the end of it. No more internet as now exists.

The servers will be afraid of lawsuits/criminal charges and the whole thing will simply shut down. It will be back to Britney or whoever is the “Britney” of the moment.

— JVD(s)

May 22 12:51

Conservative radio hosts gets waterboarded, and lasts six seconds before saying its torture

Chicago radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller decided he'd get himself waterboarded to prove the technique wasn't torture.

It didn't turn out that way.

May 21 11:39

It's official: You're allowed to mock men in adverts. Just don't try doing it to women

May 21 06:40

Apologies for Evil

Jeffrey Goldberg has written one of the most obvious pieces of pure propaganda ever published in the New York Times. Purporting to report on the whys and wherefores of the state of Netanyahu's thinking, it is actually a devious advertisement directed at the American people to make Bibi's racist eliminationist violent supremacism seem as sympathetic as possible. A perfect analogy would be a 1938 op-ed explaining to the British people the reason for Hitler's thoughts. Goldberg can get away with this only because of the fact that 'dual loyalty' is still partly invisible to the American people - or so the proprietors of the New York Times would like to think - and thus he can still, barely, pass as an American writing for Americans.

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