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MSNBC Editorial FAIL

For the benefit of MSNBC and the rest of the corporate media, Stop the Machine, Occupy DC, and Occupy K Street are 3 different groups with 3 different General Assemblies governing them.

Stop the Machine was in the planning for months, and has had a web site for months. Its was started on October 6 to mark the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan. It is an anti-war demonstration. Read more about MSNBC Editorial FAIL

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Pravda front page FAIL

Check out today's front page, the Nobel Peace Prize is below the fold and there is no mention of Freedom Plaza. Read more about Pravda front page FAIL

The Libyan War ... Kinda Like 'The Truman Show' ... Only Bloodier & More Sordid

Jim Lehrer approves of the War in Libya apparently. I no longer approve of Jim Lehrer. He is one of the many co-producers of “Libya’s kinda Truman Show” a movie within the ever flashing movie of "America’s Willing Suspension of Disbelief." Obama, of course, sits in the director’s chair (or corporate puppet’s chair ... what have you).

I’m thinking maybe US corporate media is not the appropriate place to get reality-based info about the true nature of The Libyan War. Read more about The Libyan War ... Kinda Like 'The Truman Show' ... Only Bloodier & More Sordid

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"A historic accomplishment"

This afternoon's headlines in Yahoo! News:

So this is how it's being played. No unexpected*, but still... I have no words.

* Someone, please remind me who, commented that Obama WANTS people on the left to be angry, because it shows how much he is resisting the DFH contingent in his own party. This is not that, but related, I think. So not unexpected. Read more about "A historic accomplishment"

An interesting study from Australia

This study shows just how difficult it is to correct dis-, or mis-information. It also helps me to understand what the left is up against after 40+ years of neo-con and neo-lib saturation of our news and educational systems. Disheartening, to say the least, especially after the study on "doubling down" on beliefs after being challenged by facts..... Read more about An interesting study from Australia

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James Stewart at Firedoglake

I have not had a chance to read through all the comments. Did anyone hold Stewart accountable for his role in the Whitewater witch hunt? Shame on Hamsher for inviting him to Book Salon. Read more about James Stewart at Firedoglake

CIA Analyst Calls UN Ambassador "Crazed". CNN Anchors Get Hives

Courtesy of zero hedge which links to the comes an interview with CIA analyst Michael Scheuer by two women anchors on CNN where he tells the truth about Libya. Watch it to the end when he accuses them of "carrying water for the Obama administration." Watch the blonde's arms throughout the interview. Read more about CIA Analyst Calls UN Ambassador "Crazed". CNN Anchors Get Hives

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Given the Rusty treatment: Banned from FDL

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Earlier today I posted a diary at FDL in what was a continuation of an argument on morality in politics. A few minutes ago I responded to a comment in another thread only to find that the comment in question was hidden pending moderator approval, a sure sign that I've been banned. And just as was done to Rusty1776, my entire account has been designated as spam and my entries hidden from view. Read more about Given the Rusty treatment: Banned from FDL



The website,, created by charity the Media Standards Trust, allows readers to paste press releases into a "churn engine". It then compares the text with a constantly updated database of more than 3m articles. The results, which give articles a "churn rating", show the percentage of any given article that has been reproduced from publicity material.

The Guardian was given exclusive access to prior to launch. It revealed how all media organisations are at times simply republishing, verbatim, material sent to them by marketing companies and campaign groups.

So, as I'm ready to go to sleep, I read that "Paypal has frozen the account of Courage to

Resist" the main fundraising site for Bradley Manning. :
And then, I read that some English judge has ruled to extradite Assange to Sweden. I am beyond outraged. The oligarchy is responding just like Mubarak, like Qaddafi, and they will go down just like those despots did. I would be in despair if not for Wikileaks and Anonymous, and millions of freedom-loving activists aroused throughout the world, like Tunisians, Egyptians, Libyans, Bahrainis, Yemenis, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Palestinians, Algerians, etc, and now, in the US, we are seeing an uprising centered on Wisconsin but spreading, just like in the ME. Read more about So, as I'm ready to go to sleep, I read that "Paypal has frozen the account of Courage to

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You can't help those who won't help themselves

So once again PBS is fighting for its political life. Boo hoo.

For decades both National Public Radio, the NewsHour, Charlie Rose, Washington Week, and the rest of PBS public affairs programming has acted as meme laundries for right wing stink tanks.

They recycled every false charge against the Clintons, sneered at counting the votes in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004, and have generally boosted the right at every opportunity. And now they are reaping the harvest. Read more about You can't help those who won't help themselves


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