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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:51 PM
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Why I don't trust the media blitz on terror threats
I remember back in 2002 when there was apparently a REAL threat to California's bridges. There were 4 specifically targeted including the Golden Gate in SF and the Coronado Bridge in SD. When Gray Davis announced the theat to Californians, the White House went nuts. Davis was immediately chastised and the threat minimized. I heard later that the threat was in fact legitimate.

Yet whenever there is a fake threat, like the homeless guys in Florida who mumbled something about the Sears Tower, it gets the whole news cycle and constant coverage.

This is why I find it hard to trust this current "threat". Especially considering the timing.
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European Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:55 PM
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1. And the shock fades much faster than a few years ago-- a few days...
rather than a few weeks.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:59 PM
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2. Actually, I'm not shocked at all. Just disgusted with this administration
and its complete and total lack of morals, ethics, or loyalty to this country.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:01 PM
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3. I did a couple of threads about the Dec 2003 hoax
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:02 PM by DoYouEverWonder
excuse me, terror threat. There hasn't been a single one that has turned out to be real.

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/DoYouEverWond...
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:04 PM
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4. Thanks!
It's nice to be reminded. Maybe you should repost it.
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