Keyword: propoganda

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  • Speechless (Israel deliberately getting its own people killed)

    08/09/2006 11:54:04 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 10 replies · 652+ views ^ | August 07, 2006 | Posted by
    Speechless When it comes to media bias, I'm a hard guy to surprise. That the Washington Post often sees the world in topsy-turvy terms, I take as a given. Nevertheless, the exchange between Howard Kurtz and Post reporter Tom Ricks, on yesterday's Reliable Sources, leaves me speechless: Tom Ricks, you've covered a number of military conflicts, including Iraq, as I just mentioned. Is civilian casualties increasingly going to be a major media issue? In conflicts where you don't have two standing armies shooting at each other? THOMAS RICKS, REPORTER, "THE WASHINGTON POST": I think it will be. But I think...
  • Green Helmet Guy Sighting in Tyre: Staged Photo (Graphic)

    08/06/2006 8:08:47 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 136 replies · 8,096+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8.6.06
  • Historic Memory Hole

    07/14/2006 5:18:16 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 308+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 12, 2006 | Matthew Murphy
    Liberal rewrites of American history have gone too far in Michigan. The proposed history curriculum for Michigan high schools has been sent back by Superintendent Michael Flanagan for rewrites. Flanagan had admitted that the proposed curriculum could be viewed as having a “biased flavor” and that people might see it as “an indoctrination piece.” He went as far as to say, “What we’ve got to get across is we’re not trying to propagandize our kids.” Mr. Flanagan is not alone in this thinking. State Board President Kathleen Straus told the Detroit News, “I think there’s a lot that we could...
  • Freep-Mail this: "Expose

    06/23/2006 8:30:56 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 7 replies · 203+ views | Friday, June 23rd, 2006 | Political Action Team
    Message: 8 Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 14:22:56 -0400 From: "Annette Jones-Wilson" Subject: [Artmobile] FW: Join Us: Oil-free Day of Action in Baltimore To: Message-ID: <000e01c696f2$0da5cea0$5602a8c0@james66ffe83b1> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" We're hosting a National Day of Action Next Wednesday, June 28th, to expose Republican oil-corruption and tell Congress we want an "oil-free" future now. Can you join us? Click Here Campaign for an Oil Free Congress Dear MoveOn member, We launched the campaign for an "Oil-free" Congress together, because it's time to move toward a clean energy future. But Republicans' addiction to oil money is holding us back. Next Wednesday, June...
  • The ties that bind 17 suspects?

    06/05/2006 8:17:45 PM PDT · by caveat emptor · 21 replies · 719+ views
    Toronto <font color="red"> (Red) Star </font> ^ | June 4, 2006 | SURYA BHATTACHARYA
    The ties that bind 17 suspects? ANALYSIS | `They represent the broad strata of our community,' the RCMP says. Jun. 4, 2006. 07:15 AM SURYA BHATTACHARYA, NASREEN GULAMHUSEIN AND HEBA ALY STAFF REPORTERS In investigators' offices, an intricate graph plotting the links between the 17 men and teens charged with being members of a homegrown terrorist cell covers at least one wall. And still, says a source, it is difficult to find a common denominator.
  • China, India bid on Colombian oil venture

    05/08/2006 10:05:48 PM PDT · by TBP · 34 replies · 613+ views
    NEW DELHI, May 8 (UPI) -- China and India have submitted a joint bid to acquire a stake in a Colombian oil venture for roughly $800 million, an Indian official said Friday. The China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., or Sinopec, and ONGC Videsh Ltd., or OVL, the overseas arm of Indian state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp., offered a joint bid to acquire a stake in the Ominex de Colombia -- a subsidiary of the Texas-based Ominex Resources Inc. "Ominex de Colombia owns a 50 percent stake in oilfields in Colombia. The remaining stake is held by the Colombian national...
  • America continues to sour on Bush, Congress(media spin mega upchuck brainwash alert)

    04/27/2006 10:48:31 AM PDT · by HOTTIEBOY · 75 replies · 936+ views
    msn ^ | 04/27/2006 | Mark Murray
    WASHINGTON - As gasoline prices have spiked above $3 a gallon throughout the country, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the public’s view of President Bush’s job, the economy and the nation’s direction have continued to decline. But with the midterm elections just six months away, the biggest drop in the survey — 11 points in one month — is in the approval rating of Congress, which is locked in a bitter debate over what do about these gas prices, immigration, Iraq and a host of other issues. “You have never seen such a sour mood in...
  • Former NY Times Reporter: '93 Pulitzer Should Be Revoked

    03/22/2006 1:25:23 PM PST · by montyspython · 76 replies · 1,822+ views ^ | March 22, 2006 | Sherrie Gossett
    Former NY Times Reporter: '93 Pulitzer Should Be Revoked By Sherrie Gossett Staff Writer March 22, 2006 Washington ( - Castigating the press for "journalistic crimes" committed during its reporting on the Balkans wars of the 1990s, retired New York Times reporter David Binder claims the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting awarded to both the Times and New York's Newsday "should, in all fairness and honesty, be revoked." Binder was speaking at a press conference for the release of a new book criticizing the war reporting. Binder wrote the foreword to the book by Peter Brock, titled "Media...
  • In their own words: the politics behind the anti-Muslim cartoons (Socialist Propoganda Alert)

    03/07/2006 6:19:24 PM PST · by George - the Other · 4 replies · 254+ views
    World Socialist Website ^ | 02/15/2006 | Barry Grey
    "In point of fact, the entire hue and cry about “free speech” is a red herring, aimed at concealing the deeply anti-democratic character of the cartoons and the political forces behind them. There has been no attempt to censor any of the publications in Europe or the US that have printed the cartoons, nor does the denunciation of them as a political provocation imply support for censorship—no more than would the denunciation of racist anti-African-American cartoons or anti-Semitic caricatures."
  • Hundreds of Iraqi academics and professionals assassinated by death squads (Socialist Claptrap)

    03/06/2006 8:15:27 PM PST · by George - the Other · 22 replies · 448+ views
    World Socialist Website ^ | March 6, 2006 | Sandy English
    Hundreds of Iraqi academics and professionals have been assassinated since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to a petition to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions from the European peace group BRussells [sic] Tribunal on Iraq ... ... This is a part of a program of cultural destruction, and it emanates from Washington ... ... The goal now, encouraged or allowed by Bush administration, and implemented by its stooges in Iraq, is to destroy the historical consciousness of the Iraqi people, as a means of further subjugating them to US imperialism and its Iraqi supporters ...
  • The returning 'West Wing' sinks anew (Ratings in the toilet)

    01/09/2006 9:21:17 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 24 replies · 1,309+ views
    MediaLIfeMagazine ^ | 1/9/06 | Diego Vasquez
    New low, despite attention over Spencer's death The death of “West Wing” star John Spencer did not spark new interest in the long-fading show when it returned last night from a nearly month-long hiatus. In it first new episode since Spencer’s death in December, “West Wing” tied a season-low with a 1.9 overnight rating among viewers 18-49 last night, 17 percent lower than the 2.3 overnight rating the show had averaged through its first nine episodes of the season. There has been much speculation over what NBC will do with the show now that Spencer, who played vice presidential candidate...
  • Report: Domestic Spying Had Wide Coverage (More NYT Grasping at Straws Alert)

    12/24/2005 5:47:22 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 16 replies · 819+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-24-05 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has conducted much broader surveillance of e-mails and phone calls — without court orders — than the Bush administration has acknowledged, The New York Times reported on its Web site. The NSA, with help from American telecommunications companies, obtained access to streams of domestic and international communications, said the Times in the report late Friday, citing unidentified current and former government officials. The story did not name the companies. Since the Times disclosed the domestic spying program last week, President Bush has stressed that his executive order allowing the eavesdropping was limited to people...
  • AOL Polls meet George Orwell

    11/15/2005 4:19:34 AM PST · by George - the Other · 5 replies · 393+ views
    AOL News ^ | 11-14-2005 | America Online
    With critics charging he misled Americans on the war in Iraq, President Bush says, "These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops." Is it right to argue about the reasons for going to war, or should we "put this debate behind us," as the president's national security adviser suggests?
  • Al Qaeda leader in Iraq sees ”start of US collapse”; Kuwait sends US$500m aid (stop laffin now)

    09/04/2005 11:47:40 PM PDT · by guitarnick40 · 16 replies · 1,044+ views
    Al Bawaba ^ | 04-09-2005 , 15:24 GMT | Al Bawaba
    Al Qaeda group in Iraq, which is led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, on Sunday praised in an Internet statement what it said was the "start of the collapse" of the United States after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina "Congratulations to the Islamic nation, to our sheikh Osama abu Abdullah (Osama bin Laden) and to sheikh Ayman Zawahiri (bin Laden's deputy) for the destruction of America, which is at the forefront of evil. It is the start of its collapse." The statement was referring to the hurricane which left some 10,000 dead. In recent days, Islamists website connected...
  • Radio Listeners Have Most Extreme Political Views, Newspaper Readers Least

    06/27/2005 6:01:16 PM PDT · by rface · 52 replies · 1,263+ views
    Pew Research Center for the People and the (Print) Press ^ | June 27, 2005 | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
    The study found radio listeners were the most polarized news consumers, due in part to ... Rush Limbaugh. Conservative listeners have their ideals reinforced ... which ultimately lead to even more extreme views. Newspaper readers were the least polarized news consumers...readers are less likely to adopt extreme attitudes about certain issues. "Overall, our findings point to radio as a reason for the increasing polarization of the U.S. public" click the graphic for a link to PEW Research(this graphic was added and is not part of the press release - BUT it is composed of data from Pew...) Newswise — Recent...
  • Supreme Court Knows More about Medicine than Doctors!

    06/14/2005 11:01:59 AM PDT · by kaotic133 · 61 replies · 1,163+ views
    Of course, the Supreme Court decision has very little to do with wether or not pot is dangerous or helpful as medicine. It basically comes down to the question: Can the federal government tell the states which chemicals they have to ban? And yes, we fought a Civil War so that the federal government could tell the states exactly what to do - regardless of logic or local democracy. So last week the Supreme Court upheld Washington DC's unquestioned authority to create intrusive and illogical laws that are based on prejudiced perceptions above scientific reality. I can't really find any...
  • Whither the Enemy Body Count?

    06/08/2005 1:09:29 PM PDT · by JewishRighter · 79 replies · 1,580+ views
    6/8/05 | JewishRighter
    Every day, we get a steady stream of precise death tolls of U.S. forces in Iraq. Many FReepers, if not all, recognize a certain media drum beat to sap the morale of our troops and to diminish public support for the war effort. Collateral political damage to President Bush is just the icing on the cake for the MSM. So you may already have the answer to my question: why do we hardly ever hear of enemy casualties? Do you mean to tell me our boys over there are not dishing it out to these bastards? I tried a simple...
  • Chavez Plans Al Jazeera Type Network for Latin America

    05/06/2005 10:52:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 470+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/6/05 | Jim Meyers
    America-bashing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is backing a new Al Jazeera-style satellite TV network that will broadcast throughout South America. Critics fear that the network could become a mouthpiece for the Marxist strongman, who in December seized control of all broadcast media in his oil-rich country. Telesur, short for "Television of the South," is billed as a commercial-free counterbalance to North American media and is set to begin broadcasting in several weeks, according to The Washington Times. "Soon we will have Telesur, a channel with information for South American countries, because it is not possible that Venezuela and other southern...
  • Vietnam: The Fog of War or the Smoke of Propaganda?

    05/02/2005 5:51:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 955+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/3/05 | Carlton Sherwood
    Thirty years ago, Americans were transfixed by the chaotic images flickering across their TV screens. Hordes of frantic South Vietnamese men, women and children desperately clinging to the U.S. Embassy fence in Saigon, pleading for escape. Chinook helicopters teetering precariously on the Embassy roof, evacuating the last Americans even as North Vietnamese Communist Army tanks rolled into the outskirts of the city. Huey gunships, the very symbol of American combat power in Vietnam, commandeered by fleeing South Vietnamese Army pilots, either ditched into the sea or pushed overboard from the decks of crowded American aircraft carriers. If the film footage...
  • The Climate Scare

    04/13/2005 5:11:37 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 15 replies · 512+ views ^ | 4/14/05 | John Stossel
    I've been getting lots of e-mail about my column on the environmental crisis of the moment, global warming. "John, we already have Geraldo to make an ass of himself -- that job is already taken. You (and your ilk) are adding to global warming by spewing this hot air from your pucker brush." Then came: "Boy when you sell out, you really sell out don't you ... What a sh-t bag you've turned into." And another writes: "All of the cow flatulence in the world can't equal the effect of the odiferous steam rising from the pile of bull---- that...
  • Saudis Funded Columbia Program At Institute That Trained Teachers

    03/11/2005 10:27:44 AM PST · by rmlew · 12 replies · 675+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | March 10, 2005 | JACOB GERSHMAN - Staff Reporter of the Sun
    Saudi Arabia has funneled tens of thousands of dollars into the "outreach" programs of Columbia University's Middle East Institute, which until last week was training some of the city's public-school teachers in how to teach students about Middle East politics. Since 2002, the government-owned Saudi Aramco has given the institute annual grants of $15,000 for unspecified outreach activities. The institute's outreach activities have included a 15-week teacher-training course on Middle East politics led by Columbia faculty members and graduate students. In a letter dated April 27, 2004, a scholar of Arab nationalism who took over the Middle East Institute in...
  • Is the Chicago Tribune toeing the Kim Jong-Il line in its reporting on North Korea?

    03/09/2005 9:10:58 AM PST · by OPS4 · 3 replies · 444+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | Monday, March 07, 2005 | Kevin McCullough
    Monday, March 07, 2005 By Kevin McCullough ( Is the Chicago Tribune toeing the Kim Jong-Il line in its reporting on North Korea? OPINION - Subscribers to the Los Angeles Times, and their parent company the Chicago Tribune, should reconsider their subscriptions. The Tribune Company's willingness to actively promote the party line of Kim Jong Il on its front pages speaks loudly to the lack of trust that can be placed in their credibility as news-reporting outlets. Such a betrayal should be cause for a horrific blog-swarm and truly objective broadcast outlets should be equally attentive. The question of whether...
  • Wal-mart hits back at critics with national campaign

    01/13/2005 7:07:17 AM PST · by ZGuy · 352 replies · 5,881+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/13/05
    Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, launched a national advertising campaign to counter long-term critics of the company's employment policies. "Wal-Mart is working for all Americans. Some of our critics are working only for themselves," company president Lee Scott said in an open letter that was published as a full page ad in more than 100 newspapers, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Scott said it was time for the public to hear the "unfiltered truth" about Wal-Mart, and time for the company to stand up on behalf of a workforce that includes 1.2 million Americans....
  • Hammering In the Coffin Nail (Anti-tobacco fascists)

    02/10/2005 4:14:57 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 579+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/9/05 | Phil Brennan
    It's been evident for a long time now that people are getting grumpier, there's a lot of violence in today's society, and too many Americans, especially the younger set, have turned to drugs, legal and illegal, to cope with the everyday tensions of modern life. When I look back to the dark ages when I was growing up, and for many years after, things were a lot less turbulent. We didn't have to turn to tranquilizers or other mood-soothing drugs when we were under tension or wrapped up in difficult tasks. We simply took a few minutes to relax, sat...
  • VANITY POST-NOT "insurgents". Foreign terrorists & criminals, PLEASE.

    01/31/2005 2:21:48 PM PST · by cowboy_code · 8 replies · 316+ views
    I am really tired on how the battle over incorrect use of the newsmedia story facts about this wonderful patriotic election are seemingly being false on TV and in print. The current news is wrongfully using the false term of the ememy forces as being "insurgents". They are not, in a majority of the cases. This is being proven to all with military investigations. Months ago, there was a careful press battle over the newsmedia being incessitantly WRONG and BIASED in calling the armed enemy, "insurgents". This is a liberal, soft, vague and inaccurate term. You could experience it on...
  • Princeton's Anti-Israel Jihad

    01/28/2005 1:32:47 PM PST · by ddtorque · 216+ views
    Princeton University's Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, created in 2003 and originally financed by the royal family of Morocco, is offering a new fellowship based on the righteousness of the Palestinian cause and the illegitimacy of Israel. The fellowship description of "Society under Occupation: Contemporary Palestinian Politics, Culture and Identity" reads like a Palestinian propaganda pamphlet.
  • PETA Loses Suit Over California Cow Ads

    01/13/2005 3:26:26 PM PST · by berkeleybeej · 68 replies · 1,149+ views
    The Recorder ^ | 01-13-2005 | Mike McKee
    California's "Happy Cows" ads might be fairly cheesy, but that doesn't mean the state can be sued over them. On Tuesday, San Francisco's 1st District Court of Appeal declared the California Milk Producers Advisory Board exempt from the state's false advertising laws, preventing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. from suing the agency over its popular campaign showing blissful bovines in a pastoral paradise. PETA, based in Norfolk, Va., had claimed that the ads were "explicitly and implicitly untrue, deceptive and misleading" -- that California cows actually lead harsh lives in grubby fields before being slaughtered. In their...
  • This poster lies (Large SF Black Newspaper Has Front Page Attack on Israel)

    01/11/2005 12:56:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies · 1,636+ views
    San Francisco Bay View ^ | January 5, 2005 | Arlene Eisen
    Israel is not a democracy. Israel is an apartheid state where the government mandates official discrimination against Palestinians, who live as second class citizens within the boundaries of Israel that the UN recognized in 1967. They are 20 percent of the Israeli population, but, in the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), they have only 12 out of 120 seats — one of which is held by a woman. In 2001, the parliaments of Syria, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Algeria, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon all had a higher percentage of Arab women than did Israel. This poster, mounted on bus shelters around San Francisco,...
  • White House Slammed For Creating Fake News ("Covert Propaganda" in the War On Drugs)

    01/10/2005 2:58:47 AM PST · by Wolfie · 79 replies · 1,527+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Jan. 8 , 2005
    White House slammed for creating fake news WASHINGTON — Shortly before last year's Super Bowl, many news stations aired a story by Mike Morris describing plans for a new White House ad campaign on the dangers of drug abuse. What viewers did not know was that Morris is not a journalist and his "report" was produced by the government, actions that constituted illegal "covert propaganda," according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In the second ruling of its kind, the investigative arm of Congress this week scolded the Bush administration for distributing phony, prepackaged news reports that...
  • Hate TV vs. peace on Earth

    12/22/2004 4:23:04 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 18 replies · 592+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 22, 2004 | Ariel Cohen
    While the West is basking in the tunes of Christmas carols, a different tune is being played by the two leading jihadi TV channels, al-Jazeera and al-Manar. The radical Sunni al-Jazeera, broadcasting from Qatar, the flagship of anti-Western Islamist propaganda, is funded and tolerated by the Qatari royal family, reportedly to the tune of $30 million a year. It has become the main conduit of al Qaeda tapes to the Arab and Muslim world, suggesting an exclusive arrangement with the elusive jihadi leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri. Al-Manar, a Shi'ite satellite and cable operation out of Lebanon,...
  • Moore Makes Last Effort to Cash In on 'Fahrenheit'

    10/31/2004 4:20:18 PM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 770+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/31/04 | Carl Limbacher
    For a guy who loves to bash Republicans and conservatives as purveyors of selfishness and greed, filmmaker Michael Moore seems determined to emulate that kind of behavior. The vitriolic anti-Bush propagandist is making one last pre-election offer of his schlockumentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11," in which he blames the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on President Bush, for viewing online. Apparently Moore's left-wing activism against this president knows no bounds. He has made it clear he will stop at nothing to ensure his defeat. Election Day is mere hours away, and still Moore is working steadfastly to bring his defeatist message to as...
  • Did Wolfe Blitzer just posted a picture of Rick Santorum with a Hitler mustache?

    10/22/2004 3:06:33 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 2 replies · 808+ views
    CNN Wolfe Blitzer Reports ^ | 10/22/04 | self
    As Wolfe Blitzer was finiahing his show this afternoon (4:59 CDT) he teased another show that would include Rick Santorum. The picture they used had a very distinct "shadow" under Santorum's nose, making it look like a Hitler Mustache.
  • US loses big in Najaf

    08/16/2004 8:56:25 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 36 replies · 1,394+ views
    Google News, Tapei Times ^ | August 16, 2004
    US loses big in Najaf Resistance in the holy city has proven that the US won't allow democracy in Iraq By Kamil Mahdi THE GUARDIAN , London Tuesday, Aug 17, 2004,Page 9 YUSHA The US military offensive against Najaf is a dangerous and ill-judged escalation, revealing the violent reality of an occupation that has undergone only cosmetic change since the supposed handover of power to an "interim Iraqi administration" in June. For more than a week, an aggressive foreign power has addressed an essentially domestic political question by means of tanks, helicopter gunships and F16s. There had been a ceasefire...
  • Michael Moore's Film Changing Few Minds

    08/03/2004 4:46:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 994+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/3/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Michael Moore's record-breaking documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" may be drawing big crowds and big bucks, but it is unlikely to be changing many minds, according to polling released Tuesday. Most of those seeing the anti-Bush movie already disapprove of the president's job performance, the University of Pennsylvania's National Annenberg Election Survey found. Almost 9 in 10, or 86 percent, of those who've seen the film said they disapprove of the job Bush is doing. Thirteen percent approved. Only a small group of Republicans had seen the movie among the 5,051 adults polled from July 5 to July 25. The Republican group...
  • Propoganda at the county fair

    07/06/2004 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Styria · 7 replies · 459+ views
    Self | Self
    Our fire department had to send an ambulance over to cover the harness racing (horses) at the start of the Tioga County fair today. It lasted several hours, and our crew decided to go walk around. In a semi-secluded tunnel under the stands there were additional booths/areas set up. At one of them a solitary woman had a bunch of labels set out on the table. One compared the notion of a flat earth with Iraq having sovereignty. Another had an irrelevant Bible verse on it. I didn't bother looking all of them over. There were some bumper stickers too....
  • Fat lying liberal night last Friday on Letterman (Michael Moore).

    06/20/2004 4:48:56 PM PDT · by RightthinkinAmerican · 3 replies · 343+ views ^ | Friday, June 18, 2004 | Michael Z. McIntee
    Will this film make a difference in how people vote in this election? Michael says it will. Anybody who is sitting on the fence on which way to go, or anybody who is an Independent, after watching the film your vote won't likely be going to Bush. And he says it is not him (Moore) saying this; it is the people who have seen the film. Immediately after accepting the Award and leaving the stage, the first words spoken to you are from two interns. One offers and says, "Champagne?" The other says, "Breath mint?" Dave laughs and says, "You're...
  • Lion's Gate(Entertainment Co. Stock Shares)up on Moore film deal (Fahrenheit 9/11 MOCKUMENTARY!)

    06/02/2004 10:44:01 AM PDT · by SierraWasp · 11 replies · 260+ views
    CBS ^ | 6/2/04 | William Spain
    Lion's Gate up on Moore film deal By William Spain, Last Update: 1:25 PM ET June 2, 2004 CHICAGO (CBS.MW) -- Shares of Lion's Gate Entertainment rose Wednesday on word that the company will be a part of a "fellowship" formed to distribute "Fahrenheit 9/11," the latest documentary from director Michael Moore. The film, which had been seeking a distributor since a nervous Walt Disney Co. gave it pass, will roll nationally with the help of the so-called Fellowship Adventure Group, a venture formed just for the purpose by Miramax chiefs Harvey and Bob Weinstein that also will include...
  • Global Warming Fallacies

    06/02/2004 8:29:07 AM PDT · by aardvark1 · 10 replies · 561+ views
    The New American ^ | June 2, 2004 | Arthur B. Robinson & Jane M. Orient
    Global Warming Fallacies Human-caused global warming advocates have based their propaganda campaign on several false premises: • The planet is already heating up. The historical record shows that global temperatures are not unusually warm today. Figure 1 shows the temperature of a large Atlantic Ocean region known as the Sargaso Sea during the past 3,000 years. This data, which is similar to many other studies of various world locations by means of experiment and of the historical record, shows a period of higher temperatures 1,000 years ago, and a period of lower temperatures 300 years ago. Source: "Environmental Effects of...
  • Bush poll numbers drop to new low (CBS version just out in time for speech)

    05/24/2004 4:32:26 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 33 replies · 257+ views
    CBS ^ | 5/24/04 | Corbett B. Daly
    Bush poll numbers drop to new lowPresident seeks to assure nation about strategy in Iraq By Corbett B. Daly, CBS MarketWatch Last Update: 7:17 PM ET May 24, 2004 WASHINGTON (CBS.MW) -- As President Bush seeks to assure Americans he has strategy for transferring power in Iraq to an interim government run by Iraqis at the end of next month, a newly released CBS News poll shows his overall approval rating has dipped to the lowest level of his presidency. More than half of Americans, 52 percent, now disapprove of the way Bush is doing his job, while 41 percent...
  • "STRIP SEARCH" Propoganda Film On HBO

    05/17/2004 10:06:23 AM PDT · by Williams · 6 replies · 466+ views
    HBO | 5/17/04 | HBO, Sydney Lumet
    Have you seen the horrendously offensive HBO showing of STRIP SEARCH, in which an Arab in the U.S. is degraded and strip searched in exactly the same way as an American woman (Maggie Gylenhaal) is treated by a Red Army officer in Communist China? Both interrogators use the same banal dialogue, both subjects are innocent. The only distinction is that the Communist Chinese male officer shows MORE compassion for the American and has more doubt about what he is doing than the American (Glenn Close).The Arab is obviously innocent, the American interrogator uses offensive treatment throughout. The whole thing is...
  • Model U.N. Widens World For Tampa Students

    04/18/2004 7:43:33 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 20 replies · 143+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | April 16,2004 | Margie Dennie
    The other day a 13- year-old girl in my class approached me with a question I never thought she would ask - about the cultural and political differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Iraq. She wondered why American leaders were focusing on whether 9/11 could have been prevented, while a radical Shiite cleric may be planning new attacks on Americans. My student went on to offer suggestions on how the situation should be handled. It was not simply her interest in international issues that got my attention, but that this student had shown little interest in reading, let alone...
  • Former Iran president says US spending US$1 Billion per week to spread corruption in Iraq

    04/12/2004 10:22:01 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 22 replies · 280+ views
    AlBawba News Line ^ | 12-04-2004 | AlBawba News Line
    The former Iranian President, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has chided Islamic countries for remaining indifferent to his claim the US spending one billion dollars per week to spread corruption in Iraq, IRIB website reported. "America today spends one billion dollars each week to block the way of God and spread corruption and insecurity in Iraq and the region, but those who must defend Islam fail (to address the issue)," he said Monday at a nationwide charity forum. "Against such a heavy spending by America, the Islamic states are looking at regional developments with indifference," said Rafsanjani, who heads the arbitrative Expediency...
  • Iraqis challenge US account of battle (Who ya gonna believe?)

    12/02/2003 2:38:11 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 13 replies · 168+ views
    Iraqis challenge US account of battle Michael Howard in Baghdad and Julian Borger in WashingtonTuesday December 2, 2003The Guardian Iraqi officials in Samarra yesterday challenged US military accounts of a bloody battle on Sunday, accusing American soldiers of spraying fire at random on the city streets, killing several civilians. US army spokesmen claimed that up to 54 Iraqi guerrillas had been killed when they tried to ambush two armoured convoys bringing new banknotes to two Samarra banks, triggering the biggest pitched battle in Iraq since May 1, when President George Bush declared "major combat operations" over. There were no reported...
  • Imperial Majesty

    11/30/2003 7:28:48 AM PST · by Joe Bonforte · 14 replies · 135+ views
    Arab News ^ | Sunday, 30, November, 2003 | Amr Mohammed Al-Faisal
    I watched, as I am sure did most of you, the little skit set up for President Bush this Thanksgiving in Baghdad. Gen. Sanchez and Ambassador Bremer hammed it up on stage like they do on late night talk shows, but instead of a dainty starlet trotting in to entertain the troops, accompanied by the inevitable baying and wolf whistles, lo and behold: It was George Bush who trotted in. He had slunk in under heavy secrecy lest some enterprising Iraqi insurgents lob some donkey-borne rockets freedom’s way and thereby spoil the photo-op. Then, after two and half “whole” hours,...
  • Reaction to the Four Shabak (Israel's General Security Service) Heads

    11/16/2003 1:02:16 PM PST · by anotherview · 139+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16 November 2003
    Reaction to the Four Shabak Heads 15:40 Nov 16, '03 / 21 Cheshvan 5764Some feel that the line between news and propaganda was irrecoverably blurred this past Friday, when 4 former Shabak heads appeared in a unique joint interview with Yediot Acharonot to communicate their political message. News - or propaganda? Some feel that the line between the two was irrecoverably blurred this past Friday, when four former General Security Service heads appeared in a unique joint interview with Yediot Acharonot to communicate their political message. "We are on our way to catastrophe," blared the headline, atop a posed...
  • Request : Hitlery as Borg Queen !

    05/15/2003 8:05:50 AM PDT · by tiamat · 13 replies · 245+ views
    me | 15 May 2003 | Tiamat
    Okay. For you talented folks out there.... Can anyone do a pic of Hillarey! as the Borg Queen? Think about it! "Resistance is futile! You will be assimilated!" That being after all, what the witch wants! Could be used in the next Freepathon as it shold be REALLY scarey! Tia Who doesn't WANT the Village raising her child!
  • Republican Says Bush's High Poll Numbers Can't Last (DejaVu 1991?)

    04/24/2003 7:14:13 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 44 replies · 256+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 24 April, 2003
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush's lofty poll numbers are certain to decline, his pollster warned supporters on Wednesday, as the Democratic voter base solidifies ahead of the 2004 presidential election campaign. Bush's approval ratings have risen into the low to mid-70 percent range after the successful conclusion of the war in Iraq, well short of the 90 percent ratings his father earned after the Gulf War in 1991 but still destined for a fall.
  • Palestinians stunned by collapse of Saddam's regime

    04/09/2003 11:13:27 AM PDT · by bedolido · 263 replies · 803+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/09/03 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    There was shock and disbelief in the West Bank and Gaza Strip Wednesday as Palestinians gathered around TV sets to watch US Marines and Iraqi residents knock down a giant statute of Saddam Hussein in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad. "I'm stunned and appalled. I can't understand what is happening," said Rustum Abu Ghazalah, a 30-year-old shopkeeper in the center of Ramallah. He and grim-faced fellow shopkeepers zapped from one Arab TV station to another with the hope of discovering that what they were hearing and watching was nothing more than a US-produced Hollywood film. "This can't be true," grumbled...
  • Saying No to Liberation (Iraqi Patriot BARF alert)

    04/02/2003 9:44:49 AM PST · by SquirrelKing · 5 replies · 195+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 04/02/03 | by Kareem Fahim
    Karim Al-Mayali says he will return to Basra, Iraq, "to defend my home against the American invaders." (photo: Jehad Nga) AMMAN, JORDAN—Karim Al-Mayali still fumes when he talks about his ex-wife, the mother of his six-year-old boy, Ali. "It was a matter of money," says the 34-year-old car detailer, who left his native Basra, Iraq, for Jordan in 1994. She wanted a bigger house and a car, possessions then well beyond his means. So they divorced, and he came to Amman to work, like thousands of other Iraqis, to forget, and hopefully to find a nice Jordanian girl to marry....

    03/22/2003 9:26:47 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies · 136+ views
    Thought | 22 March 2003 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Saddam was targeted. Saddam may be dead. However, unless his death and that of his sons is confirmed, a grave danger still faces U.S., British and allied forces. Saddam, from reports now coming out, obviously has been running a cult-like operation. Like all murderous cults before, the leader of this one probably has in mind a last-ditch suicide scenario that takes out not only the enemy but his/her own followers as well. The hope is that intelligence is SURE that no major nuclear weapon exists that could be detonated over Baghdad. If such happens, we are in big trouble. If...