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News Being Manipulated In Favor Of Bush
The Chattanoogan ^ | 8/10/04 | Mildred Perry Miller

Posted on 08/10/2004 4:56:47 PM PDT by Libloather

News Being Manipulated In Favor Of Bush
posted August 10, 2004

At the risk of finding myself quarentined at Guantanamo or Abu Graib, I would like to ask my conservative friends to take a few minutes to consider a few points involving their candidates for President and Vice-President. I do not write this casually. I believe these salient points deserve thoughtful and truthful thinking.

Following are some of the administrations actions that to me belie the American Constitution and the American former way of life. Also will be included failures of the media to engage in accurate and truthful reporting, without which our country cannot survive.

A "Christian Science Monitor" writer said that "America's 24 hour news channels are aiding the enemy by packaging fear to gain higher ratings, which encourages political criminals to contemplate further acts of political violence. Terrorists need less attention-not more. Pouring water on a grease fire only makes it worse." Amen!

For reasons I can't fathom, CNN, Fox News, and nearly all news outlets, with few exceptions, are manipulating the news in favor of George Bush. They do not talk of wars of aggression but put their own spin on everything, and they are not supported by the US Constitution. They are not telling the unvarnished truth but interpret events to suit themselves. In other words, they lie. They do not talk of wars of aggression and how they are not condoned by the US Constitution, the UN Charter, or principles set forth by national and international agreements. They talk as if they are describing the Revolutionary War. They do not refer to false statements made to lure the Congress and the American people into a needless and unjust war based on flawed intelligence about which the Administration was warned, but missed the signals, according to the 9/11 Commission.

The media gives thumbs up to an incompetent man who has shown contempt for laws that were put into effect to protect our own soldiers, as well as our opponents. Bush gets away with this because nobody thinks they are big enough to stop him, but we have an example in recent history of a President who was stopped when the Congress and his own party got enough of his criminal activity.

The media has reached the pits in news reporting. Those whom one has previously thought to have been credible have now lost it. CNN and Fox News show very little difference. It is all because of ratings. Why don't they cover Bush as completely as they do Kerry? Why do they seem to favor vicious tales not proven? In this week's Time Magazine, Joe Klein states that "the great partisan divide is 'possibly a media-induced mirage.'" If Klein is right, we all need to clear our vision and stop "seeing through a glass darkly." The war and the economy reporting should be given intense scrutiny for actual facts and not spurious flow of words by uninformed, would-be journalists. Klein calls them, and rightly so, "BLABOCRATS." As Shakespeare put it-"sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Why don't the two Blabocrat channels, CNN and Fox, say more about the exposing of the CIA agent? Why don't they talk more about the deficits and the unfunded programs such as "No Child Left Behind Act?" Why is Senator Shelby not excoriated the same as Sandy Berger? Why do they not say more about the 9/11 Commisson report and Bush's failure to heed its warnings. Why have we not heard more about the 18 Americans killed so far this week in Iraq? CNN reports as if it were Bush's campaign headquarters. And Rumsfeld keeps saying he thinks the rights of the Iraqis are worth deaths of American soldiers. It was not the Iraqis who bombed our towers.

Someone said that "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." We should not accept reporting from CNN or Fox News as the gospel. Nor should we completely put our faith in newspapers. Sooner or later, says Paul Krugman of The New York Times, there is going to be a reckoning" and Sheila Samples, an astute news analyst, states that "CNN, through laziness and sheer incompetence, is withholding the truth from people who have a right to know - the families of those incinerated on 9/11 and the families of everyone who died on Afghanistan and Iraqi battlefields." CNN's lack of objective reporting is harming us all but they feel secure because they don't think we care. To CNN and other unfair and unbalanced news organizations, it is high time for repentance, a change of heart, and an attempt to get at the truth, which, after all is the only thing that will keep us free.

I am sure there will be those who disagree with this, but please don't let me know about it. I am very busy with positive activities and will not have time to read or respond.

Mildred Perry Miller
Millermaj@aol.com


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: being; bush; delusionunparalleled; drivingmissdaisy; favor; idiot; manipulated; mediabias; news
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"Terrorists need less attention-not more. Pouring water on a grease fire only makes it worse." Amen!

*Crinton did that and the towers were hit. I guess there are many Kool-Aid drinkers walking amongst us...

1 posted on 08/10/2004 4:56:53 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
At the risk of finding myself quarentined at Guantanamo or Abu Graib,

When you can tell from an article's very first sentence fragment that the author is a lying gasbag, why continue any further?

2 posted on 08/10/2004 4:59:31 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (we use the ˇ°ml maximizeˇ± command in Stata to obtain estimates of each aj , bj, and cm.)
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To: Libloather
I am sure there will be those who disagree with this, but please don't let me know about it.

Ah, the liberal definition of dialogue.

3 posted on 08/10/2004 5:01:10 PM PDT by TN4Liberty (Bill Clinton is proof you to have to be poor to be white trash,)
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To: Libloather

Mildred mildred mildred........Pffffffftttttt!!


4 posted on 08/10/2004 5:01:31 PM PDT by EggsAckley (........."Yo" is "Oy" spelled backwards.........)
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To: Libloather
I am sure there will be those who disagree with this, but please don't let me know about it. I am very busy with positive activities and will not have time to read or respond.

Translation: "LA LA LA LA LA! I CAN'T HEEEEAR YOU!"

5 posted on 08/10/2004 5:01:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Libloather

What planet is Millie from anyway? Barf


6 posted on 08/10/2004 5:02:18 PM PDT by ride the whirlwind ("I will never relent in bringing justice to our enemies..." - President Bush)
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To: Libloather
From the perspective of someone in a left-wing looney asylum, the left-wing media might appear left-wing.
7 posted on 08/10/2004 5:02:38 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Libloather
News Being Manipulated In Favor Of Bush

And after such an absurd headline, the author provides no concrete support for the statement. Nonsense ... just ask the Swift Boat Vets.

8 posted on 08/10/2004 5:02:46 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (When it came to Intelligence, Kerry was absent)
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To: Libloather
This article is too bizarre to be taken seriously. Poorly written, misspellings, a last sentence that I can't imagine would ever see print, etc. Was this actually published in the newspaper, or does the Chattanoogan just have some section of their website where idiots can blather to their heart's content?
9 posted on 08/10/2004 5:02:56 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (we use the ˇ°ml maximizeˇ± command in Stata to obtain estimates of each aj , bj, and cm.)
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To: Libloather

I thought articles from the unyun were not allowed here? : )


10 posted on 08/10/2004 5:03:22 PM PDT by new cruelty
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To: Dont Mention the War

The lady is on crack. Poor thing, hope she gets help soon.


11 posted on 08/10/2004 5:03:44 PM PDT by OldFriend (WAR IS THE REMEDY OUR ENEMIES HAVE CHOSEN)
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To: Libloather
I guess someone wasn't at the Unity Conference last week.
12 posted on 08/10/2004 5:04:45 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Wuh-Wuh)
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To: Libloather
I am sure there will be those who disagree with this, but please don't let me know about it. I am very busy with positive activities and will not have time to read or respond.

Mildred Perry Miller Millermaj@aol.com

LOL!! Love that "holier than thou attitude"!!!!!!

13 posted on 08/10/2004 5:05:09 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: Dont Mention the War

After the first line I quit the article and started reading the replies.


14 posted on 08/10/2004 5:05:23 PM PDT by resistance
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To: Libloather

Can you add a 'Barf Alert' to the title line ? :)


15 posted on 08/10/2004 5:06:12 PM PDT by CaraM
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To: Libloather
At the risk of finding myself quarentined at Guantanamo or Abu Graib

We are to believe he genuinely feels he will be imprisoned for these remarks? That he is a courageous crusader on behalf of the Truth? ROFL!!

Please. If that statement held any truth he wouldn't be speaking at all. These people know they aren't going to be imprisoned that's why they feel "safe" in engaging in character asssination and lies.

The author need not worry. I wouldn't waste my time with a personal E-Mail to him.

16 posted on 08/10/2004 5:06:32 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Libloather
I would like to ask my conservative friends to take a few minutes to consider a few points involving their candidates for President and Vice-President. I do not write this casually. I believe these salient points deserve thoughtful and truthful thinking.

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I am sure there will be those who disagree with this, but please don't let me know about it. I am very busy with positive activities and will not have time to read or respond.

TRANSLATION: STFU and drink the kool aid. I'm too busy with 'positive activities' to intellectually defend my emotionally derived views.

17 posted on 08/10/2004 5:06:33 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (Don't make me roll initiative...!)
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To: Dont Mention the War
Was this actually published in the newspaper, or does the Chattanoogan just have some section of their website where idiots can blather to their heart's content?

The opinion section is decidely liberal. Obviously, this article is blather, and the one or two others that I glanced at were similarly afflicted.

Any paper that prints this crap by the ream isn't worth giving web-hits to.

18 posted on 08/10/2004 5:06:38 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Always Right

Yet another who is allowed to demonstrate their ignorance and waste space in a newspaper.

Unbelievably, this person quotes Paul Krugman and obviously thinks highly of that bastion of journalistic integrity known as the New York Times.


19 posted on 08/10/2004 5:06:57 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Koffi: 0, G.W. Bush: (I lost count))
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To: Libloather

"I believe these salient points deserve thoughtful and truthful thinking."

Give me some truthful, salient and thoughtful points and I will...think about'em that is.


20 posted on 08/10/2004 5:07:20 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Watch out for AP trolls :o)
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