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i have issues Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-05 06:13 PM
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My letter to NBC Re: Downing Street Memo
To whom it may concern,

With the recent disclosure that Mark Felt was Deep Throat, I think now would be an apropos time to start reporting on the minutes of the July 23 2002 Downing Street Memo. Not familiar with it? Well it's pretty easy to find, I'll even help. Just type downing street memo into your favorite search engine, and viola! There it is! I'll make it super easy, here's a link, http://www.downingstreetmemo.com/index.html See,no tedious typing involved! I know your corporate parents might prefer if this would just go away quietly,being part of the military-industrial complex and all, but there are an awful lot of us out here that are fed up with your silence.

Seeing as how nightly news broadcasts ratings are in the crapper and getting worse, this would be a great opportunity really kick start a ratings war! I can't believe there isn't a single person in your organization that doesn't have the cojones to start REPORTING THE FACTS!

Just how long were you planning on sitting on this? Our service people are dying in the thousands, should you wait until they're dying in the tens of thousands? Not to mention the Iraqis', They're up around 100,000 dead.Should you wait until it's a million? Two million?

Please don't get mad at me,(the messenger)just breathe deeply for a few minutes, relax, and think back to why you chose your career, to get the facts, to tell the American people the truth,right? Now, place your fingers on the keyboard, and DO YOUR JOB.
Sincerely,***** ******. Seattle WA.

Think I'll get a resonse? I Don't.


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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-05 06:15 PM
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1. Good Letter!
And no, you probably won't get a response. But it feels good to vent at these jokers sometimes.
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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-05 06:15 PM
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2. I've written many letters to the media in that vein for years.
Not a single response.
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corbett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-05 09:08 PM
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3. Great Letter!
You could send them this as well:

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/20050601/the_key_to_im...

Since it appears on a challenging medium's website, they might give it a tiny bit more consideration.
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-05 09:44 PM
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4. Calling the corporate media's "we want more Deep Throats" bluff
Check out the email that evil DUer Fly by night sent to Tom Brokaw and Tim Russert at NBC after seeing them in a discussion on TV telling the audience that they would like nothing better than for a new "Deep Throat" to give them a call to spill the beans on Bush.

Here's a snip from his email:

To Tim Russert and Tom Brokaw:

This morning, I turned on TV briefly (to catch the weather report, since we really need rain here in Tennessee) and I heard the two of you discussing the self-outing of "Deep Throat" yesterday. At the end of your on-air discussion, you said, "If there's another Deep Throat out there, give us a call, won't you. We're waiting for your call."

Yeah, bullshit. For the past eight months, thousands of people have been sending you information on the 2004 stolen election and you've been ignoring it like a burning herpes sore on your anus when your wife asks you why you just can't sit still. So here's one more attempt to call your bluff. How about contacting Clint Curtis and Sherole Eaton, both of whom have very important stories to tell about the 2004 election theft, and neither of whom is hiding anything (including their identities).

Clint Curtis has testified under oath numerous times and has taken a polygraph test (which he passed) saying that he was hired by Tom Feeney (now a Republican Congressman from Florida and the chief beneficiary of Tom DeLay's largess) to create a software program to hack electronic voting machines (and throw the elections) in south Florida. Sherole Eaton has been fired as an elections official in Ohio after going public with an affidavit saying that a Triad employee (another electronic voting equipment vendor) had illegally tampered with the vote tabulating equipment in her county (including replacing the hard drive) just before the sham recount occurred there. Once again, neither of these brave Americans have hidden their identities or their stories. But they may as well have, for all the attention that you and the rest of the corporate media has given their stories since they went public.


Rest of the email and responses here in this thread in the 2004 Election results forum:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Inspired by Fly by night's flights of eloquence, here's what I cobbled together and sent off in an email to the dynamic duo of journalistic integrity Tom and Tim.

Dear Mr. Russert and Mr. Brokaw,

I hear that you recently both appeared on a TV program expressing the hope that another "Deep Throat" would emerge from this current administration and give you a call. What a joke! After the pitiful toadyism of the media towards the current administration and the media's lack of integrity in going after the obvious propaganda and the blatant "disassembling" (that means lying according to GWB) on the circumstances surrounding 911, the Iraqi WMD situation and the real reason for the war on Iraq, the thought that a modern day "Deep Throat" would get the time of day from any of the bought and paid for tools in the corporate media in the US today is laughable.

You already have a whistle blower in Sibel Edmonds ( www.justacitizen.org ), the former FBI translator who has reported what amounts to criminal and/or treasonous behavior on the part of her FBI superiors, US politicians and senior government agency personnel, and what have you in the corporate media done with her attempts to bring attention to these matters? You have done absolutely SQUAT is what you have done. Instead it is up to the "alternative" media to report on Ms. Edmond's courageous attempts to throw a roadblock in the way of the Bush administration's plans to silence critics and leave the American public in the dark as to the malfeasance of high public officials. See, for example, http://tomflocco.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article ...

Here's another question. What resources have you two gentlemen given to investigating and reporting on the Downing Street Minutes, the leaked document from the UK showing beyond a shadow of doubt that Bush and Blair collaborated to fix the evidence in order to justify a pre-planned invasion of Iraq? ( See: www.downingstreetmemo.com ) The thought that you are sitting by the phone just waiting for a call from "deep throat" so you can spring into action and report on the deepest darkest secrets of the Bush administration for the edification of your audience is beyond laughable. I am left to assume it helps you sleep better at night to pretend to yourselves you are real journalists and objective seekers after the truth.

Thanks to the Internet, the bloggers and "alternative" (i.e. real) media are doing and end run around corporate media's attempts to control the flow of information to the public. The public is becoming increasingly aware as to how they have been hornswoggled over the years by the corporately controlled press and media and now the cracks and holes in the information damn are getting wider by the minute, and the damn is bulging dangerously outwards as the pressure continues to build.

When the information damn finally does break, there are going to be an awful lot of pissed off Americans who will know who the real patriots are and who were the tools doing their damndest to assist in pulling the wool over their eyes.

Kind regards and best wishes
xxxxx


today@NBC.com , MTPQuestions@nbc.com
Cc: mtp@nbc.com , michelle.jaconi@nbc.com (MTP producer)
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-05 09:48 PM
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7. This is where this one went wrong:
"you've been ignoring it like a burning herpes sore on your anus"


Way too close to the bone.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-05 09:45 PM
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5. When you hit them with the MIC shot...they stopped reading.
Way too close to the bone.
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-05 09:46 PM
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6. Excellent letter - the ball is now in their court, now we'll see just
how long it takes before they finally run with it.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-05 09:57 PM
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8. too insulting to get a response
Edited on Fri Jun-03-05 09:57 PM by NewJeffCT
as a person who gets LTTEs published regularly, it's better to not be so blunt. RWers can get away with it, but unfortunately, liberals cannot. good letter, overall, though.
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