No. 6: A controlled mass media

As Bush likes to say about his job, ‘œIt’™s hard work’ and he’™s right. Imagine implementing the 14 characteristics of fascism in the land of the free and home of the brave, even with the help of the Rendon Group. Like his predecessors, Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot, we can rest assured he’™s only doing [...]

Commentary By: Gloria

As Bush likes to say about his job, ‘œIt’™s hard work’ and he’™s right. Imagine implementing the 14 characteristics of fascism in the land of the free and home of the brave, even with the help of the Rendon Group. Like his predecessors, Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot, we can rest assured he’™s only doing it to protect us.

The assault on the media this week is blamed on the ‘œleaking’ of the Swift Program and the alleged damage it has wrought on the war on terra. Despite the fact that Bush has announced the gov’™t is using financial surveillance as a tool in several public speeches, we’™re supposed to believe the terrorists were too dumb to log onto the internet and see that Swift freely admits it complies with law enforcement and international financial task forces.

Congress did us all a favor by leaving us alone for a day and passing a non-binding resolution condemning the leaking of classified information, even when it isn’™t.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday condemned public disclosure of secret surveillance programs as Republicans stepped up their criticism of news media that published details of a bank-monitoring program last week.

By a largely party-line vote of 227 to 183, the House passed a nonbinding resolution condemning the disclosure of classified information and declaring that the House ‘œexpects the cooperation of all news media ï–¿–½ by not disclosing classified intelligence programs.’

From the ‘œwhere-have-we-heard-this-before’ department, a military colonel tells us the only way we can lose the war is if Americans know that people die in it.

And Fox News comes up with the bright idea of opening an official government ‘œOffice of Censorship.’ This is directed at NYT, of course, because they had to close down the official office of ‘œhyping-up-false-claims-of-WMD’ when Judy Miller ran it off the rails.

What have you done to catapult the progaganda lately?

Friday, June 30th, 2006 by Richard Blair |
Category: Media

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