posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 03:29 PM
It's become inescapable - unless we have major overhauls in the current for profit news reporting structure, we're doomed as a "free" society. As
it is now, we're merely targets to which unending volleys of advertising are shot.
We're looking at a critical election, yet the average or passive consumer of the news gets nothing but topographical Convention coverage and "Swift
Boat Vets for Truth" manufactured controversy.
Look what they neglect to cover:
UPI: Veteran CIA Analysts warn off Iraq War
Noble Laureate Economists back Kerry Economic plan
Senior Military Officials call Cheney's attack of Kerry foul
50 Generals & Admirals condemn Iraq plan of War
of these stories were from GLOBAL NEWS FEEDS
such as Reuters, UPI, Newswire, with the last link being from 'The Nation'. All
legitimate sources, yet near zero US major media reporting.
were not bad enough, we've had the former Texas Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes's confession, that you can
listen to here,
go near unreported, compared to what's already been debunked on
the Swifties saturating every news cycle!!!
"Let's talk a minute about John Kerry and George Bush, and I know them both. … I got a young man named George W. Bush in the National Guard when
I was Lieutenant Governor of Texas, and I'm not necessarily proud of that, but I did it. And I got a lot of other people in the National Guard,
because I thought that was what people should do when you're in office, and you helped a lot of rich people. And I walked through the Vietnam
memorial the other day and I looked at the names of the people that died in Vietnam, and I became more ashamed of myself than I've ever been, because
it was the worst thing I did was to help a lot of wealthy supporters, and a lot of people who had family names of importance, and I'm very sorry for
that and I'm very ashamed, and I apologize to you voters of Texas."
So, here's what I propose: let's keep this thread updated with neglected, verifiable source news stories , that the dumbed down US media willfully
ignores. It can really be something, a body of information readily available to our amateur efforts, that the corporate media either wants shelved or
is too biased to proffer.