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Nordic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:30 PM
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does anybody know what this is/who this person is?
A friend just e-mailed this to me and I'm trying to find out more about it. Any one here know?

On Friday I received a phone call from a good friend who works at CBS - I've known her for years and she is a Producer for some of the news programs, one well known one in particular. She tipped me off that the news media is in a "lock-down" and that there is to be no TV coverage of the real problems with
voting on Nov. 2nd. She said similar "lock-down orders" had come down last year after the invasion of Iraq, but this is far worse - far scarier. She said the majority of their journalists at CBS and elsewhere in NYC are pretty horrified - every one is worried about their jobs and retribution Dan Rather style or worse. My source said they've also been forbidden to talk
about it even on their own time but she was pissed and her journalistic and moral integrity as what she considers to be a gov't watchdog requires her to speak out, while be it covert and she therefore asked me to "spread" the word...

She said that journalism and the truth is at stake. She said another friend of hers, a producer at MSNBC, said that an anchor by the name of Keith Olbermann had brought it up on his show on Friday eve and the axe came down.

He's at least fighting back and talking about it on his "Blog", but she said that people there are worried that he's going to be fired by higher ups. She said at this point the only way that the "real news" was going to be if the people started talking about it and made a big enough stink about it to our elected officials, the FEC, and "noise" to the international media, that our own media won't have any choice but to cover it. (Yes, this is really happening in the good ole' supposed "democratic" free press of the US of A). The only place you'll see this talked about right now is on the internet and on AirAmericaRadio.

In an email I sent you last night, I used the F-word - FRAUD and
mentioned to you that I felt strongly that there is a lot of mounting
evidence that this election was not clean. I say that not only out of a result of my observations while out in the field as a poll watcher in the key battleground state of Ohio, I say it with the knowledge and information of reports that have been circulating around the country in various voting precincts involving irregularities and problems with the voting machines and
numbers not matching up with the exit polls or actual numbers of
registered voters in various precincts. I've been busy researching this issue and compiling for you below some details of these reports and where you can get more info:

To believe that Bush won the election, you must also believe:

1- That the exit polls were WRONG...(remember - they have been used for over a decade and considered reliable)

2- That Zogby's 5pm election day calls for Kerry winning OH, FL were WRONG. He was within a less than 1/2 % point margin of error in his 2000 final poll and previous polls for other elections.

3- That Harris Poll last minute polling for Kerry was WRONG. They were also within a 1/2% point margin of error in their 2000 final poll.

4- The Incumbent Rule #I (that undecideds primarily break at the end for the challenger) was WRONG.

5- The 50% Rule was WRONG (that an incumbent doesn't do better than his final polling)

6- The Approval Rating Rule was WRONG (that an incumbent with less than 50% approval will most likely lose the election)

7- That Journalist Greg Palast was WRONG when he said that even before the election, 1 million votes were stolen from Kerry. He was the ONLY reporter to break the fact that 90,000 Florida blacks were disnfranchised in2000.

8- That it was just a COINCIDENCE that the exit polls were CORRECT where there WAS a PAPER TRAIL and INCORRECT (+5% for Bush) where there was NO PAPER TRAIL.


Brette S Jacobson
Lehman Brothers
Private Client Services
399 Park Avenue 6th floor
New York, NY 10022
TEL 212 526 6891
FAX 212 520 9610

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kimchi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:33 PM
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1. It looks like a bunch of stuff put together.
The first part about lockdown was mentioned by Bev. The last part "you must also believe" was written by TruthIsAll, if I am remembering correctly.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:34 PM
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2. I don't believe there is any "lockdown"....
and what axe came down on Olbermann?
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:01 AM
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7. Didn't Olberman say Friday at the end of his show that he was
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 12:02 AM by merh
going on vacation? They may not have given him the axe, they may have just suggested it was time he take a week or so off. Silence without the negatives a firing might cause, no harm to the ratings and the firing to shut him up and stop the reporting of the voting irregularities doesn't become a story of its own, adding to the conspiracy.
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:45 PM
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3. Yes, Bev Harris said that first part
on Democracy Now and in her interview with Rhandi Rhodes on Air America earlier this week. She didn't mention CBS specifically.

Bev also told Rhandi she'd been invited onto Countdown twice recently, but apparently the higher ups didn't want her using the 'F'-word (fraud). She refused to go along so her appearances were cancelled.
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NJ_Lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:53 PM
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5. If we thought Keith has final say...

.... I guess we thought wrong... We still have to give him credit for what he's done and I still respect him for doing it but if we had any doubt about who is in control of his show, we now know for sure... Poor Keith...
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:48 PM
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4. That's a 'TruthIsAll' post (the part about "if you believe Bush won")!
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:01 AM
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6. There is no
Lehman Brothers in the white pages at that address and when I did a reverse phone lookup neither number is listed. One would think that a business phone number would be registered with the phone company.

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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:12 AM
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9. There is too a Lehman Brothers at that address: Link
http://www.lehman.com/contact.htm

They clearly list a Lehman Brothers branch at 399 Park Avenue, New York, NY.
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:18 AM
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10. Sorry.....there wasn't one
in the yellow and white pages search I did.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:24 AM
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11. They're probably listed under their dba
"Doing Business As" Lehman Brothers Holding Company or some such nonsense.

Welcome to DU.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:12 AM
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8. This same thing has been posted in various threads
with about 15 variations. It always mentions CBS, it's just that the names of the other players are changed.

This is the first one to mention Keith Olbermann. I think someone is playing a game.
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:25 AM
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12. To put us off
To make us feel isolated, ignored, and a bit scared that the media is actually afraid. Gee, I wonder who might want to do that? :eyes: Check under every rock. Karl, you under there? Or are those just more trolls oozing over from freeperepublic? ;) They're getting sloppy, sending patchwork emails to DU members. How disappointing.
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