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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 02:55 PM
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Poll question: Coincidence? Aaron Brown in Pakistan As "High Value Target" Surrounded?
Edited on Thu Mar-18-04 03:03 PM by David Zephyr
How controlled is our society? How much news is prefabricated?

CNN Anchor, Aaron Brown, just happens to travel to Islamabad just hours before the "breaking news story that "Pakistani forces have surrounded what may be a "high-value" al Qaeda target in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan as President Pervez Musharraf has now told CNN." http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/03/18/pakistan.al...

Sure, sure, Brown's trip was already "planned in advance", but then again, aren't most foreign trips "planned in advance"?

Wouldn't the bombing and massacre in Madrid and the election of a Socialist government there which will pull out Spanish troops from Iraq be a bigger international "story" for Aaron Brown to personally cover?

Why Pakistan?

Why this week, the anniversary of the War on Iraq?

Was Brown and CNN tipped off in advance about the "high value target"?







Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 02:57 PM
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1. Was just thinking the same thing and posted about it
So I voted for the tip off.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:31 PM
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16. So I Wasn't Alone.
Edited on Thu Mar-18-04 03:35 PM by David Zephyr
Thanks for voting and giving your opinion.

And I just saw your post which was nearly simultaneous with this one, Eleny. :hi:
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 02:58 PM
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2. Did not Iranian news say that the US is already holding Osama Bin Laden?
I heard that story a few weeks ago. Maybe now is the time to pluck him out of a "spider hole". (all tranquilized too, I might add)
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 04:12 PM
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19. Yes.
You are right.

And, SpikeTrees, it was also an Iranian news story that first broke the shocking truth to the world in the 1980's that the Reagan/Bush Administration, in an elaborate international "conspiracy", had actually been illegally selling arms to Iran and funneling the monies to the right-wing terrorist group, the Contras in Nicaragua.

What sounded "tinfoil" then, turned out to be the truth.

All from an Iranian news source, too.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 04:59 PM
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21. Too bad the press does not read DU or Salon
There truth is out there, or in here.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 07:51 PM
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25. They also reported that the US has moved planted WMD into Iraq
for a politically timed unveiling. Stay tuned
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 02:59 PM
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3. Tipped, but then we all knew about the Spring Offensive
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:00 PM
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4. what about the timing of Powell's friendly comments
toward Pakistan this morning?

we are all being manipulated.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:03 PM
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5. Our Corporate TV Pravda is becoming as canned and controlled as original
version...

Yah, just a coinkydink.

It IS about time for the Imperials to Unwrap BinLaden.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 07:43 PM
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23. Yep.
It's about time.
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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:03 PM
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6. BTW, does Faux have any anchors there?
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varun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:06 PM
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7. The coincidence is that of Powell being in Pakistan...
...while Al-Qaeda gets surrounded.

Actually, this is a pattern. Every time a high level American official visits Pakistan, one or two Al-Qaeda leaders are promptly caught.

It is just another way for our "frontline ally" to show that they are cooperating (while involved in nuke proliferation ,and other terrorist activities almost everywhere in the world).
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DemNoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:09 PM
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8. Your conspiracy theories need a serious upgrade
Aaron freakin Brown at the center of international intrigue? If anyone gets the tipoff it would be Fox.
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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:15 PM
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9. No. It would be assumed that Faux is in Bushco's pocket.
Actually if the bushies are trying to pull something off, I think it makes more sense to have Faux on the sidelines being skeptical, and have CNN and network people over there.
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DemNoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:19 PM
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11. Why didnt I think of that?
I have stumbled into the "Twilight Zone" forum.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:23 PM
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12. You might be right, but not Brown
I rhink there mught be some fact to the planning and tips off, but I can't believe it would have been to Aaron Brown! One of the major TV anchors, or Russert, or Mathews..........have you seen Browns ratings? I do believe in some of the floating conspiracy theories, but something's wrong with this one.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:30 PM
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15. To You, He's Just a "Lucky Journalist" Then.
Thanks for your vote and opinion.
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Sterling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 07:50 PM
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24. I think it filtered through the media as rumors
Rumors from "reliable sources". I am sure Brown did not get a call from the CIA, that just is not how it works. No one here was saying that either. I really wish people would work on reading comprehension before posting insults that show what asses they truly are.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 07:55 PM
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26. Thank You, Sterling.
;)
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:18 PM
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10. Oh, I Get "It". CNN Is The "Good Corporate News" And Not Like Fox.
On the night of the invasion by the United States into Iraq with the "Shock and Awe Campaign", Aaron Brown grinned ear to ear as each bomb was dropped and as each explosion illuminated the screen and exclaimed over and over "Great Fun! Great Fun!"

Obviously, you believe it was just a coincidence. You are entitled to that belief. I hope you voted accordingly and thank you for doing so.

Now don't touch that CNN Dial! Stay tuned!
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DemNoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:25 PM
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13. My point is...
Edited on Thu Mar-18-04 03:26 PM by rpalochko
Anyone who has watched Mr Brown should realize that he is a monumental dumb ass. A low rated dumb ass at that. Why would they need an anchor there anyway? How would it enhance the event?

What many DU'ers dont seem to understand is that noboby watches cable news, look at the numbers.

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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:35 PM
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17. Eventually the same lies told on cable and RW radio are repeated
in newspapers and on network and local news. Oh, and anchors are never used to enhance news events...sheesh.
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DemNoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 04:55 PM
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20. So Mr Rove is thinking
"Now how can we play this Osama capture thing for max effect? Ohhhhh ive got it! Lets take a low rated anchor on a low rated cable network and make him our mouthpeice!"

And you guys have broken it down...pat yourselves on the back!
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:48 PM
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18. I think the point is that it is strange
Why is he there? I mean he is one of their main anchors and they sent him to Pakistan while there was seemingly nothing to report from there. Why not Iraq? Where there is the one year anniversary of the start of the war, or Spain, or Libya, or Haiti or any number of other places that have been making news?

I don't know what I believe anymore, because everything has gotten so strange and so convenient over the past three or so years. I mean, the Bush* administration is so lucky to have the media mouthpiece there at every turn.
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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 03:29 PM
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14. You guys/gals are right on target...like always...
I was thinking, why is Aaron Brown in Pakistan and why is he holding an interview in Pakistan with Colon Powell? The whole thing was fishy. I would have thought that Brown would have gone to Madrid, not Pakistan.

I agree, Fox are all bushistas and if they brake the news, they would have no credibility. The bush/cheney control freaks needed a more reputable network than Fox. Not that CNN is any better. It's all controlled news to help get votes for little man bush. Well, capturing Saddam didn't help. What makes them think that Ossama will help get votes for idiot bush. The sooner they capture Ossama the better. Little man bush will run out of props.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-04 06:16 PM
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22. CNN had Brown on reporting "on assignment" from Iraq after the bombing
yesterday and he sounded like he had an ear piece telling him what to say. The report followed an "outstanding" report from one of CNN's Iraqi full time based reporters who said: "Despite what they tell you in Washington, things are not going well..." (I can't remember the CNN regular embed's name, but it was posted here on DU, yesterday, how good his reporting was where he criticized the Bushies).

They got to Brown later and he really seemed out of it...that's why I said he was getting info from an ear piece.

Yes...I think they are about ready to unveil the dead, dying, fake or real Osama. They needed some good news. Whether it's real good news or fake..doesn't matter to them, when they own almost all of the media.

The CNN Male reporter they don't own but then he won't last long doing "honest" reporting. Look at what happened to Peter Arnett. :-(
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