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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:07 AM
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Sorry To Be So Stupid - But When It Is Said The Press Is On A Lockdown ...
what does that mean? Who put the press on the lockdown to not talk about the potential voter fraud. Was it the WH? Was it self-imposed by the networks; newspapers? Was it the Kerry campaign? DNC? I'm curious as to why this isn't the biggest story ever? Is the Press afraid of *co? Help me out here.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:08 AM
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1. Welcome to DU! See below for your answer.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:59 AM
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2. relatively new term here
For an old phenomenon. It just means they're not going to talk about the story. It's dead. Ignored. At the very best, mitigated. Whatever they have to do to play out time until anyone who has an interests loses interest.


Cher
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HR_Pufnstuf Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:07 AM
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3. whatever news hurts either...
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 01:10 AM by HR_Pufnstuf
... the central banks, the multi-national corpses, or the two party fixed system, is never reported on.

The best example of a media lockdown occurs every year when this occurs:

http://www.ety.com/HRP/pol/bilderberg_conference.htm

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Bilderberg+Confere...




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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:22 AM
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4. It would be better not to ask such questions.
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:40 AM
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5. Five old white males can lock down TV in under half an hour.
They would be the CEOs of Disney (ABC), Viacom (CBS), General Electric (NBC), Time Warner (CNN) and News Corp (Fox). They have millions invested in bu$h and they're not about to utter a discouraging word.

Think about it. Five men control everything you see on your TV--and they all support bu$h.

:argh:
dbt
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:56 AM
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6. That's true -- Sumner Redstone of Viacom joined the other four...
in support of Bush after the Dan Rather episode. He had been a lifelong Democratic supporter and contributor.


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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:15 AM
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8. That's a shame. Mr. Redstone is a nice man.
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 09:15 AM by Kathy in Cambridge
I met him a long time ago at a charity event in Boston (he lives in Chestnut Hill).

I can only think that the Bushistas have the goods on him, or threatened him in some way. He was always known as a big liberal.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:01 AM
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7. That. Is. Truly. Frightening.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:04 AM
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9. and they have been buying up the "cable channels" too
TLC, Discovery, A&E, ComedyCentral,History Channel... you name it..

Via ownership of the parent company, they control the message.. Notice all the "biblical" history stuff lately..that's no accident
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