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Showing posts from March 25, 2007

Atlantic Free Press - Hard Truths for Hard Times - Division of Nausea in Media

The Correspondents Association Dinner, usually a low, as in the oh-so-funny search for WMDs in the White House bit by Bush as people were dying over his lie.

This time, a terrible "interview" and then, yes, a rap with Karl Rove. With David Gregory, supposedly independent White House correspondent.

Why didn't they just do it in blackface?

If you want to know what they problem with American media is, watch this. Some fourth branch.

I can't bring myself to watch the full dinner, as I'll lose my breakfast.

Amy Goodman and Howard Zinn in Boston

Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of the daily, grassroots, global, radio/TV news hour Democracy Now!, is on a national speaking tour to mark DN!'s 10th anniversary and launch her second book with journalist David Goodman, Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back.WHEN: PATRIOTS' DAY - Mon., Apr. 16th, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Faneuil Hall, Boston
DESCRIPTION: An evening with Howard Zinn and Amy Goodman celebrating the publication of Howard Zinn's new book, A Power Governments Cannot Suppress and benefit for audience-supported Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 500 stations in North America.

Co-sponsored by Democracy Now! and City Lights Books.

TICKETS: $10.00 General Admission or call 888-999-3877, press 2. SPECIAL PRIVATE RECEPTION:…

Another take on the UK-Iran conflict in the Shatt-al-Arab

This correspondent has been to the Shatt-al-Arab. It's a busy and tricky waterway, to say the least. Iraqi fishing boats share the waters with Iranian patrol boats. From the Iraqi shore one can see the Iranian shore, flags aflutter.These remain extremely disputed waters. In 1975, a treaty was signed in Algiers between the shah of Iran and Saddam Hussein. The center of the river was supposed to be the border. Then Saddam invaded Iran in 1980. After the Iran-Iraq War that this sparked ended in 1988, and even after both Gulf wars, things remain perilously inconclusive: a new treaty still has not been signed....Western corporate media overwhelmingly take for granted that the British were in Iraqi or "international"waters (wrong: these are disputed Iran/Iraq waters).
Gee, you don't see this in the BBC or New York Times coverage.

Terrorized by 'War on Terror' -

By Zbigniew Brzezinski

Where is the leader to stand up and say this, indeed? We have them -- Kucinich is one -- but they are ridiculed by the corporate/state-owned media. It's called fascism, kids, and those of us who warned of this on 9/12/01 and since, and were vilified or laughed at, take little solace in having been correct.

Here's a not-unrepresentative response in the comments to this article. I happen to agree, descriptively, that the US is one 9/11 away from the kind of fascist state "actability" would, normatively, like to see:
I guess the same thing could of been said Mr. Brzezinski about another three words, Remember Pearl harbor but then again I doubt at that time your treason would have been so accepting.... Better get out of the way Brzezinski, Americans are fast coming to the point they will string up traitors like you who are working overtime to have them killed. It is only another 9-11 are a mindless moronBy actability | Mar 24, 2007 3:33:16 P…