|Taking a Closer Look at the Stories Ignored by the Corporate Media|
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Archive for the Month of June, 2006.
Viewing Media NEWS articles 1 through 22 of 22.
- The U.S. Department of Justice has told Google, Microsoft and other major Internet companies that it wants them to keep detailed records of where people go while surfing the Web for up to two years.
- "We've turned into this nation of overfed clowns, riding around in clown cars, eating clown food, watching clown shows. We've become a nation of cringing, craven fuckups."
- We don’t know why the media giants have veered from their traditional cheerleading and focused on the atrocities at Haditha...likely, the unexpected attention to Haditha indicates the growing divisions among American elites about Bush’s alarming mismanagement of the war. If the occupation had gone smoothly, there’d be no recriminations or talk of massacres..
- Their idea is to stand between the content provider and the consumer, demanding a toll to guarantee quality delivery..."the Tony Soprano business model"...
- This morning I watched CNN's Soledad O'Brien conduct an incredible interview with Michael Berg, the father of Nick Berg, who was beheaded by al-Zarqawi, but the most interesting and upsetting part of the interview was cut from further broadcasts on CNN later on in the day.
- I'm somewhat surprised that US military officials didn't sever Zarqawi's head, pack it in ice, ship it overnight to DC and have Rumsfeld or Tony Snow or some other administration figure hold it up by the hair...
- The Kosniks are cultists...They've invested so much, emotionally, in the Democratic Party that it's made them rather shallow and monotonous. All their thinking, all their energy, is bent toward getting people like...Warner or Hillary Clinton...into office.
- ...(the) Pentagon's National Security Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks.
- Rather than critically examining the claims of the police, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and the Conservative government concerning the alleged terrorist conspiracy, the corporate media has greatly amplified and embellished them.
- ...the neocons—it is no longer relevant to talk about Bush, as he is little more than a wind-up doll, albeit a damaged wind-up doll—are snooping domestically and it is disingenuous for the corporate media to go on and on about "international communications," as if the government is only snooping calls going out of the country.
- In the aftermath of the three suicides at the controversial Guantanamo prison facility in Cuba last Saturday, reporters with the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald were ordered by the office of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to leave the island today.
- Olbermann may stand in as the current darling of the libs, so desperate for a corporate media personality to turn on the Bush administration, but when the rubber meets the road he is basically a shill for the Israel Lobby and ultimately the neocons.
- The CIA has adopted internal rules allowing it to define what constitutes a news organization and what doesn't, a Washington-based research group contended in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday
- The entire program of Fox News Live with Bill Hemmer (12 - 1 p.m.) seemed custom designed to make the Bush administration look like everything was right with the world.
- Hiding the truth
- ...if "Big Com" defeats Net Neutrality, which in our corporate-legislative environment is a given, internet-goers will be facing a fee for every search they conduct on search engines like Yahoo and Google.
- ...Pentagon spokesperson Pete Williams jumped ship, but he was hardly crossing enemy lines. He became a correspondent for NBC. Just over a decade later, another Pentagon spokesperson, Victoria Clarke, gave up her position to work as a CNN commentator.
- The media is a fully-integrated part of the state power-structure. In its practical application, it is more valuable than the military. There are definite drawbacks to using force, whereas, propaganda and public relations tend to be less disruptive to the normal flow of business.
- If you haven't been following this big story about the future of Net neutrality, I'll try to lay it out as simply as I can.
- Afraid of American journalists, that is, as long as they’re not from Fox.
- Michelle Malkin, neocon blogger and concentration camp advocate, has posted a spate of converted WWII posters on her site, taking the New York Times to task for reporting the news, albeit a year late.
- ...on the scale of moral outrage the BBC ranks the deaths of Israeli soldiers enforcing an illegal occupation far above those of Palestinian civilians enduring the illegal occupation.
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