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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:19 AM
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Money, Media & the Mess in America
Sometime after 2009, when historians pick through the wreckage left behind by George W. Bushs administration, they will have to come to grips with the role played by the professional conservative media infrastructure. <snip>

In 1982, for instance, South Korean theocrat Sun Myung Moon established the Washington Times as little more than a propaganda organ for the Reagan-Bush administration. In 1994, radio talk show host Limbaugh was made an honorary member of the new Republican House majority.

The blurring of any ethical distinctions also can be found in documents from the 1980s when the Reagan-Bush administration began collaborating secretly with conservative media tycoons to promote propaganda strategies aimed at the American people.

In 1983, a plan, hatched by CIA Director William J. Casey, called for raising private money to sell the administrations Central American policies to the American public through an outreach program designed to look independent but which was secretly managed by Reagan-Bush officials. <snip>

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2005/012805.html



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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:29 AM
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1. kick, kick, kick, kick, kick
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:32 AM
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2. Kick
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:42 AM
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3. Yes, but what about our other half "now?"
Wish they'd come to "grips" with the truth now. How many smoking guns does the public need to become void of predjudical feelings, and begin to use their minds independently, before it's too late?

I suppose, before it's too late. :sad: Really, truly :sad:
We'll never be the same.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:28 AM
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4. Keep your eye on Reverend Moon
I've been digging into the Moon story since last October, when his name came up on several otherwise unconnected research threads, and I'm becoming convinced that his power and influence over both the right wing and the Bush family go beyond anything that most people imagine.

Robert Parry (the author of the linked article) has been on top of this story more than anyone, and anything he writes is worth reading. The Consortium News archive of Parry's pieces on Moon and the Bushes (going back to 1997) is at http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon.html and should be required reading for anyone who wants to know who is behind the subversion of our democracy.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:36 PM
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5. Yes - the archives at Consortiumnews should be read by everyone
If we had a real media we would already know this stuff and another Bush would never have gotten the chance to bring our country down to their level.

I blame the corporate media more than anyone else for the situation we are in. The way they treat real journalists is disgusting.
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98geoduck Donating Member (590 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:21 PM
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6. Some relevant breaking news...
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 10:57 PM
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8. Here's an interesting little tidbit on the Moonies:
Back in the mid 80's, they were trying to organize on college campuses. Typically, a few wide-eyed Moonies would set up a table and collect signatures on their petition to colonize Mars.

When W started babbling about manned flightsa to Mars last year, it may simply have been an indication of his debt to Moon.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 10:24 AM
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7. The American people are reaping the fruits of what has been sown
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