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While the establishment media was busy parroting President Obama’s announcement of Osama bin Laden’s supposed assassination, reporting the unsubstantiated claims as if they were unquestionable facts, much of the so-called “alternative” press was far more cautious — and accurate, it turns out. But more importantly, with the new official storyline indicating that bin Laden was in fact unarmed, bigger and much more important questions are beginning to emerge.
In terms of coverage, it turns out that the skeptical approach proved far superior in terms of getting it right. Countless mainstream sources were so confident in Obama’s word that they reported many of the claims as fact without even attributing them to the President.
Originally posted by burntheships
No...whoever is in charge of this, The White House, The CIA, they have certainly managed to make a one unprecedented mess. And they have used The Media as a tool, as I see it!
My question is....could this all be intentional?
Have they made it so confusing on purpose...obfuscate the matter as a grand tactic?
I am curious to hear from everyone about this.
Originally posted by Caji316
You know Bin Laden can't be dead till he is announced "Officially Dead" by the government....until they say he is officially dead he lives on.....without the official government stamp he just can't be dead...thats all there is to it....
"There is no doubt that Osama bin Laden is dead. Certainly there is no doubt among Al-Qaeda members that he is dead. So, we don't think that a photograph in and of itself is going to make any difference," Obama said in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes". www.dailyindia.com...
Originally posted by randomname
if they would have just focused on bin laden, they could have just killed him, declare the war on terror over and everybody can go on with their lives.
but this perpetual fear they have going, with no end in sight is depressing and destroying the fabric and mood of the nation.
they made al qaeda into something much bigger than it was, that it is now impossible to destroy the myth.
subconsciously, everybody has it in the back of their heads and it is interfering with everyday life, even if you're aware of it or not.
After the numerous discrepancies and falsehoods in the storyline became painfully obvious, the Associated Press, USA Today, Fox News and other outlets slowly and begrudgingly started to report it. “From the first moments, a good number of the details about bin Laden's killing, on points large and small, have been wrong,” admitted a Fox reporter in one of the more candid acknowledgements to appear in the mainstream press. www.thenewamerican.com...
An apologist reporter at USA Today wrote that “the administration did its best to get the story quickly,” adding “it's common situation with military action.” The paper quoted a Pentagon spokesperson under the Bush administration to bolster its case. www.thenewamerican.com...
The AP offered a similar excuse along with the “fog of combat” line offered by the White House. “The contradictions and misstatements reflect the fact that even in the case of a highly successful and popular mission, the confusion inherent in a fast-paced, unpredictable military raid conducted under intense pressure in a foreign country does not lend itself immediately to a tidy story line,” the reporter claimed, citing “some experts.” www.thenewamerican.com...
Originally posted by Watts
I just wanna know why there wasn't this same fervor with Bush's Iraq war and the blatant lies. That whole country is wrecked for the forsee-able future and everyones fine with it.
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
why then do the CE's want to keep the story alive so desperately ?
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
ETA: Seems that everytime I ask for an example of a "contradiction," I get nothing. Turns out to be new information that contradicts nothing, an unofficial source, someone else's speculation that someone took as gospel.