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New_England_Patriot Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:54 PM
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29. The real problem...
...that Rena Golden missed wasn't just "Oh we didn't want to criticize what the majority approved of." No. In my opinion, that's bullshit, as after the "Mission Accomplished" debacle, MSNBC (Keith Olbermann in particular) started to absolutely slam Bush for his flawed policies, even at one point for Bush to shut the hell up.

The REAL reason, that CNN did not want to criticize the war, was because the news (see: Propaganda) they were reporting was what SOLD the best. CNN, is a FOR PROFIT news organization. They put shit on the air that will give them the best ratings (and money) they can get. The Bush admin spewed its lies, the people believed it, and CNN aired more of it, in effect fueling the fire. They aired slogans along the lines of "COUNTDOWN TO WAR", "TARGET: IRAQ", etc etc. Unfortunately I can't find any pictures of this sensationalized bullshit, because otherwise I'd post them here. I know for certain I've seen them in the Brave New Films clips (at www.foxattacks.com ). --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-eyuFBrWHs Look at 2:34 for what I'm talking about.

And yes, those who voted for the war most probably saw dollar signs floating all around it. I mean, it's on the record, that people said the war wouldn't be long, it'd be cheap... and Murdoch comes out saying "Oh yeah, Oil prices will drop so low!"

And CNN went along for the ride, in effect being the government's puppet, airing what the gov mostly wanted to see. I mean, if you think that's ridiculous, it's ALSO on the record that wherever Bush went, Rove wanted Faux Noise to play on all the televisions in the immediate area. (No surprise there...)

And now... ONLY now... when Bush is leaving in just over a month... oh yeah, CNN all of a sudden found a conscience? That's a laugh.
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  -Selling the Wars...two articles from 2002. CNN admits to it. Bob Simon article also. madfloridian  Dec-09-08 12:28 AM   #0 
  - k&r'd  snot   Dec-09-08 12:36 AM   #1 
  - K&R  jaysunb   Dec-09-08 12:41 AM   #2 
  - The News Hour did a segment on troubled newspapers last night.  DCKit   Dec-09-08 12:55 AM   #3 
  - Yes, it's been that long.  madfloridian   Dec-09-08 01:09 AM   #4 
  - there were many of us here that knew it was all lies  UpInArms   Dec-09-08 03:02 AM   #5 
  - Ah, that was the DU front page I remember. Memories.  madfloridian   Dec-09-08 10:57 AM   #12 
     - thanks for remembering, madfloridian  UpInArms   Dec-09-08 05:52 PM   #20 
        - Coming here in 2002 was like a new world to me.  madfloridian   Dec-09-08 07:32 PM   #21 
           - I'm contemplating publishing them as a collection - entitled  UpInArms   Dec-09-08 07:43 PM   #23 
              - Love the title....LOL...Keep us posted about it.  madfloridian   Dec-09-08 08:24 PM   #25 
  - You may find these links interesting...  The Bakery Wagon   Dec-09-08 04:11 AM   #6 
  - Thank you, and thanks for the links. FAIR is a treasure trove...  madfloridian   Dec-09-08 10:24 AM   #7 
  - K & R. So much to read here. Great posts. n/t  laststeamtrain   Dec-09-08 10:31 AM   #8 
  - CNN was salivating for a new "war"  Winterblues   Dec-09-08 10:37 AM   #9 
  - Agree K&R... how many troops do we need to keep in Iraq  slipslidingaway   Dec-09-08 10:50 AM   #10 
  - Another excellent Greenwald column. I missed that, so glad you shared it.  madfloridian   Dec-09-08 12:00 PM   #13 
     - I applaud Greenwald for bringing up questions that might not  slipslidingaway   Dec-09-08 01:45 PM   #17 
        - Yes, Greenwald is willing to take a beating if he feels strongly...  madfloridian   Dec-09-08 04:46 PM   #18 
           - Agree about the pressure...  slipslidingaway   Dec-09-08 05:36 PM   #19 
              - Can't miss that. Our local PBS keeps changing the time...  madfloridian   Dec-09-08 08:05 PM   #24 
                 - YW :) n/t  slipslidingaway   Dec-09-08 10:24 PM   #28 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Dec-09-08 10:52 AM   #11 
  - K&R Bookmarked.  Jesuswasntafascist   Dec-09-08 12:52 PM   #14 
  - PBS 2002: Lehrer fails to hold Rumsfeld accountable.  madfloridian   Dec-09-08 01:05 PM   #15 
  - And that is why people need to be held accountable and  slipslidingaway   Dec-09-08 01:33 PM   #16 
  - Great post  malaise   Dec-09-08 07:37 PM   #22 
  - Rachel's show just had Bush on bragging about freeing all those Iraqis  madfloridian   Dec-09-08 08:58 PM   #26 
     - I detest that war criminal  malaise   Dec-09-08 09:46 PM   #27 
  - The real problem...  New_England_Patriot   Dec-09-08 10:54 PM   #29 
  - Pleasing their corporate owners.  madfloridian   Dec-09-08 11:01 PM   #30 
  - CNN was hired to sell us the first Gulf War too.  balantz   Dec-10-08 12:12 AM   #31 
  - More money is made in 1 day of war than in 1 year of peace.  ThatOne213   Dec-10-08 12:16 AM   #32 
  - One of my rare disagreements with my brother was about this  DFW   Dec-10-08 12:56 AM   #33 
  - Maybe it's both?  balantz   Dec-10-08 01:14 AM   #34 
     - Not inconceivable  DFW   Dec-10-08 01:28 AM   #35 
  - Good job, neighbor. K and R  OwnedByFerrets   Dec-10-08 11:36 AM   #36 
  - Thanks for a nice article.  hay rick   Dec-10-08 07:01 PM   #37 
  - I stopped watching all TV news programs back then and just started watching  GreenTea   Dec-12-08 01:11 PM   #38 
 

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