See No Truth, Hear
No Truth, Speak No Truth
What happened to an objective press? Former president Bill
Clinton pardoned some people he probably shouldn't have. It's
a sad thing. The closest precedent I can see is… let's see…
Ford pardoning Nixon and other Watergate cronies? What a precedent!
Clinton also had contributors stay in the Lincoln Bedroom
at the White House. Odd, that. Imagine having people who helped
you stay over at your house? I had better not ever let those
friends who lent me money when I was a bit short stay over.
I could be investigated. On the other hand, big oil company
contributors were allowed to man stations on a U.S. Navy submarine,
resulting in the deaths of nine Japanese people. Guess which
scandal the press prints in greater detail and volume?
George W. Bush's team filed the first lawsuit regarding
the Florida election. His team totally abused the United States'
legal system to stop the real winner of the election from
being discovered. His lawyers filed many, many more lawsuits
than Gore's, but whom has the media portrayed as the "sue-happy"
loser mining for votes? That's right, Vice President Al Gore.
After complaining that Gore's team wanted to recount only
the Democratic counties, Bush and company refused the more
than generous offer to count ALL the counties! Why? Because
they knew Gore had won, but didn't want US to know it. Just
a little hard to keep that secret for long, wasn't it? There
were even attempts by the Republican party to seal the Florida
ballots away for years to keep from making George W. (the
Usurper) Bush's presidency look "illegitimate." Too late.
Strangely, though, our "liberal media" never said much about
Why would the media want to glorify "President" Bush and
vilify President Clinton and President-in-Exile Gore? Corporate
welfare may be the place to look. NBC is owned by General
Electric, which stands to make vast amounts of money due to
tax breaks proposed by Bush. ABC is owned by Disney, which
stands to make the same kind of profit. Fox has such a serious
conservative bias that it's a foregone conclusion. MSNBC is
a subsidiary of NBC and GE. CNN is owned by media giant AOL
Every one of the aforementioned "news" sources is owned by
huge corporations that will make enormous profits from a Bush
presidency. Maybe that explains the horrible distortions of
the Florida recounts and the tremendous play given to Clinton
"scandals." Maybe that explains the dearth of coverage of
Bush's idiotic comments and policy blunders, not to mention
the scandals of his past.
The "news" media has abrogated its responsibility to the
truth. A free press does the American people no good if it
is distorted by political biases. We need a source for news
that does not pander to the right-wing electoral thieves and
presents a fair and accurate view of real events.