Posted by: quiscus | July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

1.  What an evil man:

“GOP’s Herman Cain says planned Tenn. mosque would ‘gradually sneak’ Islamic law into US”

2.  “Chicago Trains 13,000 Police For Mass Arrests”

3.  “How the U.S. government uses its media servants to attack real journalism
Just consider what happened here.  Scahill uncovered this secret prison because he went to Mogadishu — dangerously unembedded, as very few journalists are willing to do — and spent 9 days there aggressively digging around.  By contrast, Starr published her report by being handed a CIA script which she blindly read from without any other work, and ABC‘s Martinez then did the same.  But it’s CNN and ABC that are considered — by themselves and establishment D.C. mavens — to be the Serious Journalists, while Scahill’s report is heard only on Democracy Now and Al Jazeera.  That’s because “Serious Journalism” in Washington means writing down what government officials tell you to say, and granting them anonymity to ensure they have no accountability.

Through this method, the U.S. Government need not directly attack real journalists.  They simply activate their journalistic servants to do it for them, and those servants then dutifully comply, this ensuring that they will continue to be chosen as vessels for future official messages. ”


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