Vile hypocrisy exposed by Reporter Just Doing His Job.

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posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 06:33 AM
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People like this are why I love journalism.

Well done Matt Lee.




posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 07:29 AM
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nice video. This is exactly what we need as journalism but on live TV, mainstream news (I'm dreaming)...I wonder how much of what he asked was put on his article, I tried to looked for it but did not see anything, If anyone see's the original article please post it....thank you for sharing this!



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 09:24 AM
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Yes, journalists should be more like him.....but really, what country out there doesn't propagate that kind of hypocrisy. They all do.

Had to laugh though, what did he think she was going to say. We all know what he said is true, just it isn't spoken out loud anymore.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Ahhh, ATS..........the most dense population outside of Palestine of people who support a regime of fundamentalists that use their own women and children' bodies as human meat shields, and their own women and children's lives as an excuse to make religious war.

I miss ATS circa-2006.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 10:35 AM
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Well this is the thing, eh?

We criticize Syria -- because they REALLY are treating people horribly. And then they mention what we and Israel do.

Basically -- we sold off our moral authority. The ONLY impetus to treat people well is what can be forced by the military, coerced economically via banks (who don't care) and sanctions (which make more profits for those corporations large enough to lobby to NOT be subject to the sanctions and merely profits the wicked), and of course via the media (which already lost all it's credibility amongst anyone with critical thinking).

So there you go. There's nothing left but UN Sanctions -- and we ignore all of those except when it serves our purpose, and every major country that abuses the system has veto power.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by MidnightTide
Yes, journalists should be more like him.....but really, what country out there doesn't propagate that kind of hypocrisy. They all do.

Had to laugh though, what did he think she was going to say. We all know what he said is true, just it isn't spoken out loud anymore.


I could imagine that one might show moral outrage because "Syria tortures TWICE as many as Israel" -- of course, there'd have to be a head count of Palestinian Children in indefinite detention if we wanted to compare kids be treated as desperadoes.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by seaside sky
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She looked wicked uncomfortable when he called her out- think they'll try to ban him from press conferences? It would be great if more reporters asked challenging questions like this.



I agree that it would be exceptionally great if every reporter were asking more challenging questions in search of the truth. However, that's not their job anymore. Just look at what Viacom did to Dan Rather:


Killian documents
Main article: Killian documents controversy
On September 8, 2004, Rather reported on 60 Minutes Wednesday that a series of memos critical of President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard service record had been discovered in the personal files of Lt. Bush's former commanding officer, Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian.[24] Once copies of the documents were made available on the internet, their authenticity was quickly called into question. Much of this was based on the fact that the documents were proportionally printed and displayed other modern typographic conventions unavailable on military typewriters of the 1970s. This led to claims that the memos were forgeries.[25] The accusations then spread over the following days into mainstream media outlets including The Washington Post,[26] The New York Times,[27] and the Chicago Sun-Times.[28]
Rather and CBS initially defended the story, insisting that the documents had been authenticated by experts.[29] CBS was contradicted by some of the experts it originally cited,[30] and later reported that its source for the documents – former Texas Army National Guard officer Lt. Col. Bill Burkett – had misled the network about how he had obtained them.[31]
On September 20, CBS retracted the story. Rather stated, "If I knew then what I know now, I would not have gone ahead with the story as it was aired, and I certainly would not have used the documents in question."[32] The controversy has been referred to by some as "Memogate" and "Rathergate."[33]
Following an investigation commissioned by CBS,[34][35][36] CBS fired story producer Mary Mapes and asked three other producers connected with the story to resign. Many believe Rather's retirement was hastened by this incident.[37] On Thursday, September 20, 2007, Rather was interviewed on Larry King Live commenting "Nobody has proved that they were fraudulent, much less a forgery. ... The truth of this story stands up to this day."[38]
In a 2010 issue of TV Guide, Rather's report was ranked #3 on a list of TV's ten biggest "blunders".[39]
[edit]Lawsuit
On September 19, 2007, Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit against CBS, its former parent company Viacom; CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves; Sumner Redstone, chairman of both Viacom and CBS; and Andrew Heyward, former president of CBS News. Rather accused the network and its ownership and management of making him a "scapegoat" in the Killian story. A CBS spokesman claimed that the lawsuit was "old news" and "without merit".[40] On September 21, 2009, Rather's lawyers claimed that Bush's military service would be proven to be a sham and Rather would be vindicated.[41] On September 29, 2009, a New York state appeals court dismissed Rather's lawsuit against CBS.[42] On January 12, 2010, New York's top court refused to reinstate Rather's $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against CBS Corp. In 2012, May 18, on Bill Maher, Rather said he was fired for reporting a story about George W Bush's year of absence from reserve unit he served with, and that the news corporations were 'very uncomfortable' with running the story.


Dan Rather Link
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posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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I remember the Dan Rather fiasco and that was the beginning of the end IMO.

Thanks for bringing it in.

Peace



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 06:32 PM
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Something about the terms U.S and "Human Rights" that dont go together.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by CharonIncarnate
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my thoughts exactly. false flag attempts left and right. you would think people would start recognizing them by now.


What is your definition of "false flag" exactly?



A false flag is where a country dresses under the colours of another and attacks itself, I assure it does not happen that often. It does happen, but not as much as internet people would make it out to be jeez...



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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Jude, one thing I would like your opinion on:

Lets say the Western Empire (I say Empire because I believe that is how it will be viewed historically in future generations) stops manipulating the press and organizations that support its goals. Lets say it is fair, unbiased and highly critical on itself.

So with this the actions it wishes to take would become limited. Eventually leading to a decline of the empire. Because lets face it the motives are to run a foreign policy that keeps the world beneficial to a said number of countries.

So what have we after that? A Russian, Chinese or Arab empire that aims to be in the same position. To have the same worldwide influence? And how would they act? Would they be any different than Western Powers now?

What you have is the world, and how it operates and then you have this wishful thinking that it can all be flowers and pixies and one day everyone can live in harmony and peace. But would you give up every luxury and standard of living just so your country could be a little more honest?

And would it even be honest at all when it descends into the depths of the third world....



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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Hey Boncho! Long time no crossing of the paths...


Well, let's see here:



Lets say the Western Empire (I say Empire because I believe that is how it will be viewed historically in future generations) stops manipulating the press and organizations that support its goals. Lets say it is fair, unbiased and highly critical on itself. So with this the actions it wishes to take would become limited. Eventually leading to a decline of the empire. Because lets face it the motives are to run a foreign policy that keeps the world beneficial to a said number of countries.

This would depend on the actions it wishes to take. Are they for a select few or for the whole? It's a difficult one to answer because there are so few making the decisions for millions. Not only in the empire but forcing those decisions on the World as a whole.


So what have we after that? A Russian, Chinese or Arab empire that aims to be in the same position. To have the same worldwide influence? And how would they act? Would they be any different than Western Powers now?

Those Nations are also masters at manipulation of the masses so there really is no difference here. If the regime wishes to have a more trusting population they should trust the population to know what's better for themselves and not be told what's better for them.


What you have is the world, and how it operates and then you have this wishful thinking that it can all be flowers and pixies and one day everyone can live in harmony and peace. But would you give up every luxury and standard of living just so your country could be a little more honest?

Well, I think that's a little over the top as I don't believe anyone actually expects flowers and pixies. What the majority wants is to have a say in their lives, country etc. They expect their leaders to stand by what they promise.

With all of the lies and manipulation, encroaching police state and countless wars...all people want is to be heard instead of being ignored like children. When so few decide that they know better and lie to our faces even when we know they are full of it, it's an insult. To be treated in such a way is not very conducive to having the support of the masses...it accomplishes the opposite.

When it comes right down to it, the people actually voted for a man that promised a transparent leadership, more say by the people, and that should tell you what the people want. Will it be all roses and sunshine? Doubt it. But anything has to be better than being treated like idiots on a daily basis.

And who knows what can happen? No one... because it's never been tried.

And why is that? Because those that gain from the lies would lose control of their sheep.

But that's only me...


Back to my JD...


Peace


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posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 11:42 PM
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Its a pipe dream...but someday I hope to see a world where TRUTH is what matters and none of this backroom, we'll turn our head cause you're our ally BS.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 12:40 AM
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With all of the lies and manipulation, encroaching police state and countless wars...all people want is to be heard instead of being ignored like children. When so few decide that they know better and lie to our faces even when we know they are full of it, it's an insult. To be treated in such a way is not very conducive to having the support of the masses...it accomplishes the opposite.

When it comes right down to it, the people actually voted for a man that promised a transparent leadership, more say by the people, and that should tell you what the people want. Will it be all roses and sunshine? Doubt it. But anything has to be better than being treated like idiots on a daily basis.

And who knows what can happen? No one... because it's never been tried.

 


Seems like it's the idea of freedom that leads people to believe they are slaves. The rest just go about living their lives.

Nice talking with you again Jude.






posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 12:46 AM
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Originally posted by boncho
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With all of the lies and manipulation, encroaching police state and countless wars...all people want is to be heard instead of being ignored like children. When so few decide that they know better and lie to our faces even when we know they are full of it, it's an insult. To be treated in such a way is not very conducive to having the support of the masses...it accomplishes the opposite.

When it comes right down to it, the people actually voted for a man that promised a transparent leadership, more say by the people, and that should tell you what the people want. Will it be all roses and sunshine? Doubt it. But anything has to be better than being treated like idiots on a daily basis.

And who knows what can happen? No one... because it's never been tried.

 


Seems like it's the idea of freedom that leads people to believe they are slaves. The rest just go about living their lives.

Nice talking with you again Jude.





Yeah, if freedom was reality, it wouldn't have to be just an idea.


I see by your location and mood that we are in the same state of being as well...


Peace Boncho!



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 12:56 AM
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The report found that tens of thousands of Syrians are in detention by regime security and intelligence agencies and that the regime is carrying out inexplicable, horrific acts of torture, including ...

What makes it any different than what our country is doing to the same type of people who are protesting?



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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I see that he's sitting in the same chair so maybe they are having a hard time getting him out of it for some reason.


To my knowledge and experience press briefings at high gov. branches work like that: you have to get accreditions in advance. Off course the big media houses and news agencies get the first seat. AP produces for hundreds of medias, so its a good leverage effect. One guy delivers the whole world.
(if there is let s say a reporter from cnn, he only delivers cnn.)

Thats why you see always the same faces at these briefings, often in the same seat.
For the gov it would be difficult to get the guy out, since AP would not like it. Normally you have one or a couple of guys which are specialised in the field, with lots of experience, a good network and so on.
and it takes a while to train a new reporter until he s an expert.

On the other the gov would ridicule itself, since the point of a press briefing is that reporters ask questions.
And as well they want to treat the press good, because otherwise they will get bad press.





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