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\"Indeed, in my four-plus decades in journalism, I have never seen a more thoroughly biased and misleading performance by the major U.S. news media. Even during the days of Ronald Reagan – when much of the government’s modern propaganda structure was created – there was more independence in major news outlets. There were media stampedes off the reality cliff during George H.W. Bush’s Persian Gulf War and George W. Bush’s Iraq War, both of which were marked by demonstrably false claims that were readily swallowed by the big U.S. news outlets. But there is something utterly Orwellian in the current coverage of the Ukraine crisis, including accusing others of “propaganda” when their accounts – though surely not perfect – are much more honest and more accurate than what the U.S. press corps has been producing. There’s also the added risk that this latest failure by the U.S. press corps is occurring on the border of Russia, a nuclear-armed state that – along with the United States – could exterminate all life on the planet. The biased U.S. news coverage is now feeding into political demands to send U.S. military aid to Ukraine’s coup regime. The casualness of this propaganda – as it spreads across the U.S. media spectrum from Fox News to MSNBC, from the Washington Post to the New York Times – is not just wretched journalism but it is reckless malfeasance jeopardizing the lives of many Ukrainians and the future of the planet.\" Robert Parry, Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass, April 16, 2014 http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/16-6

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Highlights from Egypt, Dec 7 2012 (Part 4), MB issues urgent call to its supporters

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 7 2012 (Part 4)

Previous thread, Highlights from Egypt, Dec 7 2012 (Part 3), here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021942199

MB issues urgent call to its supporters via facebook and TV announcement. Failure to show up is not an option.

Tonight could get very, very ugly as this is an almost carbon repeat of what happened last time.


Gihan A ‏@just_me_g

# Egypt Watch LIVE for the whole world to see what's going on and how this weak corrupted regime must GO

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 7 2012 (Part 3) - The people are at the Palace gates

Previous thread, and links to previous threads, here: "Highlights from Egypt, Dec 7 2012 (Part 2)" http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021941551

The people are at the Palace gates

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 7 2012 (Part 2)

Part 1 is here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021940838#op as well as links to previous threads

Bel Trew - بل ترو ‏@Beltrew

BREAKING: Protesters have broken Republican guard curfew and are now in front of presidential palace

Mohamed Abd El-Hamid ‏@MohAbdElHamid

Protesters broke the republican card barricade and are marching towards the palace. #Itehadya

Edit: Update, Protesters are at the front gate of the palace. LIVESTREAM here: http://www.livestream.com/ontveg AMAZING!

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 7 2012 (Part 1)

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 6 2012 (Part 3) can be found here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021938539

Links the threads covering previous days are there too.

Last night as I was sleeping, the Army built a wall around the palace in preparation for today's demonstrations

Disturbing developments. Protesters who were caught by the MB were savagely beaten and forced to "confess" they received funds from "foreigners" to rise up. One minute Morsi says the funds were from Zionists, the next from the US, the next from God only knows, any demon will do.

Massive demonstrations were called for today.

The first few tweets will be catch-up tweets from the last 8 hours.

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 6 2012 (Part 3)

Part 2, "Highlights from Egypt, Dec 6 2012 (Part 2)", here http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021937564

Sara سارة ‏@SazzleUk

Tomorrow could be a crunch day in #Egypt @ElBaradei calls for mass marches after #Morsi "closed all doors" & "lost legitimacy"

Reem Abdellatif ريم ‏@Reem_Abdellatif

@ElBaradei's tone intensifies: #Morsi closed all doors for negotiations, lost all legitimacy, mass marches tomorrow

magdi abdelhadi ‏@maegdi

ElBaradei speaking on behalf of opposition rejects Mursi's dialogue #egypt

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 6 2012 (Part 2)

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 6 2012 (Part 1) can be found here, along with links to threads from previous days: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021936640

Egyptians are waiting on a pre-recorded speech that was supposed to be broadcast hours ago.

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 6 2012 (Part 1)

Previous thread is "Highlights from Egypt, Dec 5 2012 (Part 3)" here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021933535

When I went to bed last night, Morsi's Presidential Advisors were bailing on him in horror and resigning publicly live on the air or via twitter. 6 were dead, over 350 injured, many young activists detained and severely beaten up to include one poor girl whose face was black and blue. Now the number of injuries is "officially" lowballed at 700+. Morsi is circulating that this is a Zionist plot to overthrow him because he's keeping the revolution "safe" (how sick is that?) and trying to beat "confessions" out of protesters that they're being paid to protest him. And the entire presidential palace is surrounded by a ton of barbed wire, tanks and APCs. The Central Security Forces are providing protection/physical cover for the well-armed Morsi MB militia to shoot at the protesters. It needs to be said that the entire Muslim Brotherhood is not supporting this and that some of those who are attacking the protesters aren't MB either but that's his faction and that's where he's getting much support. Many of the younger MB are horrified.

No one saw or heard from Morsi for days except when he was sneaking out of the palace through the back door. Was he stuck in an elevator or what? Today he will make a speech. Yesterday he promised it would include "good news". No one is holding their breath.

There are marches taking place right now but I'm just now catching up with the events.

Sherine Tadros ‏@SherineT

Al Jazeera : #Morsi has gone to the headquarters of the Republican Guard to deliver TV speech #Egypt


Al Jazeera: Egypt official sources: 7 dead as 771 injured in clashes near the presidential palace in Cairo

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 5 2012 (Part 3)

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 5 2012 (Part 2) is here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021931254

Links to previous threads there also. //////////////////////////

You can WATCH what's happening in #Egypt here: http://www.livestream.com/ontveg . This is really bad...

Leil-Zahra ‏@LeilZahra

Here are #MB #Ikhwan attacking us close to #Itihadiya with the help of the riot police IN VIDEO via @mosireen

Ahmed Ateyya ‏@Ateyya

Video: MB members torturing a protester, saying "say u got money from NDP to beat us and we will set u free"

Loay El Biritaany ‏@ElBiritaany

MB scum threatening to kill protestors if they don’t own up to taking money fem somebody. Including child. CSF present (same video as above)

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 5 2012 (Part 2)

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 5 2012

Part 1 from today here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021930540

Yesterday's threads linked in Part 1

One martyr already. Muslim Brotherhood firing teargas on protesters and shooting. MB side far outnumber anti side. Ultras are there with the protesters

marlyn ‏@virtualactivism

Ambulances unable to enter into areas of clashes near pres palace. #ontv #almogaz

Highlights from Egypt, Dec 5 2012

Continuation of yesterday's threads about the Egyptian People's fight to secure their revolutionary gains and fight Morsi's self coronation to Pharaoh of Egypt

part 1: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021926897

Part 2: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021928582

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