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Sat Mar 17, 2012, 07:23 AM

Reality-check ... is this really what Arianna imagined would happen to HuffingtonPost?

To me, this brief article entitled "Al Qaeda To Osama Bin Laden: Fox News
'Lacks Objectivity' " .. as posted on Huffington Post --- referencing David
Ignatius' Washington Post scoop, i.e. the first reporter to examine the
documents "taken from bin Laden's compound" --- sounds to me like dog-
whistling off-key to the bat-shit crazy meme of the day to the withering
GOP, the decoded message being how much Osama HATED FOX News &
ABSOLUTELY LOVED the "Liberal Main-Stream Media".

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/16/al-qaeda-fox-news-bin-laden_n_1354128.html?ref=media#s490343&title=The_OReilly_Factor

Never mind that OBL is supposedly DEAD. But now we have OBL's "documents
and notes" to resurrect OBL's boogyman back from a watery grave, anytime it
might prove useful to the national security state, for your own good of course.

The central thrust of the HP article -- aside from selacious distractions about how
there were "tension in the house" due to bickering OBL wives, the older being
jealous of the younger, etc. -- seems to be to make sure everyone knows this ....
"how much Osama Bin Laden HATED FOX NEWS!!!! and how all those
other networks were so accommodating, like they'd really get Al Qaeda's story
right, and not do much damage to them in the process.

What complete bullshit this is, to me at least, it just reeks of propaganda, setting
stage so FOX can say "OH, Looky here!! How much OBL absolutely HATES FOX, which
FOX can then tout as a "Badge of Honor" and further distort the national conversation
... and project all the blame for our very real problems onto that "Goddamn Liberal
Osamo-lovin' Media that we've been trying to warn you about all along."

If Ignatius lets this "sneek peek" piece get distorted this way and used by FOX, I consider
him an accomplis in the crimes against humanity being committed here ... but especially
the crimes happening under a dense cloak of secrecy and denial in these United States,
that go mostly un-noticed, and only selectively enforced against the 99%, if ever.

Link to the Ignatius article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-bin-laden-plot-to-kill-president-obama/2012/03/16/gIQAwN5RGS_story.html

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Reply Reality-check ... is this really what Arianna imagined would happen to HuffingtonPost? (Original post)
99th_Monkey Mar 2012 OP
w4rma Mar 2012 #1
Viva_La_Revolution Mar 2012 #2
NoMoreWarNow Mar 2012 #3
Mysfyt Mar 2012 #4
frankie May 2012 #5

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 08:00 AM

1. It's news and it's really no big deal, nor is it a boost for Fox. (nt)

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Sat Mar 17, 2012, 08:10 AM

2. she doesn't care

she sold out again, and made more money

if someone posts a HP link, i usually search the google to find the original, rather than give that site any traffic.

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Mon Mar 26, 2012, 07:55 AM

3. the celebrity gossip and fashion pieces on that site, turned me off long ago

 

there are some good articles there, but I rarely visit the site except for an occasional link someone posts.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 07:31 PM

4. huffpo is a great place to find newer content.

but i fact check and source anything i find on HP and other blogging/news sites.

im not saying they are unreliable but they do spin it way left
and so i like to be sure they are not taking things out of context.



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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:39 AM

5. whatevs

Don't be so callous. Many Bothan interns died to bring you that story.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/huffington-post-employee-sucked-into-aggregation-t,27244

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