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Bush declares war on freedom of the press

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posted on Mar, 14 2006 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by ultra_phoenix

Originally posted by denythestatusquo

Now back to the topic at hand;

Why is it that left-leaning people do not see the pack mentality of the media and its BIAS towards their views and values? I find this simply amazing folks!


For the same reason right-wing peoples wouldn't admit medias a right-wing biased if media were really right-wing biased.

So our little commies friends won't never admit media are biased in their favor otherwise they will risk to lose a valuable weapon.

Can you imagine the US giving the A-BOMB to the jap in 1945 just because it's an unfair advantage to have such weapon if your opponent doesn't have it also ? Same idea here with the medias and the leftist unable to admit medias are left biased.

I've always told it. Just look at FOX and let down all the others tv media. This was my unbiased point of view.


Interesting perspective here, some consider Fox to be more moderate than the other THREE major networks. Notice I said that there is three against one btw. I am a right winger politically but even I don't consider Fox to be right wing. More often than not Fox is right of centre but I don't think they will start advocating making abortion illegal anytime soon for example.

The reason many on the left think that Fox is right wing biased is that they are so used to the other three networks being left wing biased and they have become so comfortable with life being presented this way that when anybody comes along and does it a bit differently it stands out so much to them. What the problem really is in the US is this: all the major networks either become neutral or one of the other three main networks becomes right of centre in order to provide more balance in presentation of the issues and in its serving on culture for Americans. I think that is fair and it should be done.




posted on Mar, 14 2006 @ 02:29 PM
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It is also expanded to include EVERYONE who would talk about Government wrongdoings.


The draft would add to the criminal penalties for anyone who "intentionally discloses information identifying or describing" the Bush administration's terrorist surveillance program or any other eavesdropping program conducted under a 1978 surveillance law. Under the boosted penalties, those found guilty could face fines of up to $1 million, 15 years in jail or both.

Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies, said the measure is broader than any existing laws. She said, for example, the language does not specify that the information has to be harmful to national security or classified.

"The bill would make it a crime to tell the American people that the president is breaking the law, and the bill could make it a crime for the newspapers to publish that fact," said Martin, a civil liberties advocate.


Very scary stuff.
Read more here on this excellent blog: Criminalizing exposure of government wrongdoing


Name:Glenn Greenwald

For the past 10 years, I was a litigator in NYC specializing in First Amendment challenges (including some of the highest-profile free speech cases over the past few years), civil rights cases, and corporate and security fraud matters.



posted on Mar, 14 2006 @ 07:11 PM
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While government wrong doing should be exposed. Is it all right to go about that illegally, to break the law as the government has? The problem here is we have no clue as to the validity of any claims made, but yet they are always guilty until proven innocent. Seems to me there is no difference between the media as I see it and the government as you see it. Two wrongs dont make a right.



posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 04:46 PM
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denythestatusquo,

I don't think it's a perspective but a fact.
Now for the rest of your previous post, I agree 100% .
I'm sure they can't even understand what's going on with the medias, that's why it's drive them nuts when you say medias are left biased.



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