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New_England_Patriot Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:54 PM
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29. The real problem...
...that Rena Golden missed wasn't just "Oh we didn't want to criticize what the majority approved of." No. In my opinion, that's bullshit, as after the "Mission Accomplished" debacle, MSNBC (Keith Olbermann in particular) started to absolutely slam Bush for his flawed policies, even at one point for Bush to shut the hell up.

The REAL reason, that CNN did not want to criticize the war, was because the news (see: Propaganda) they were reporting was what SOLD the best. CNN, is a FOR PROFIT news organization. They put shit on the air that will give them the best ratings (and money) they can get. The Bush admin spewed its lies, the people believed it, and CNN aired more of it, in effect fueling the fire. They aired slogans along the lines of "COUNTDOWN TO WAR", "TARGET: IRAQ", etc etc. Unfortunately I can't find any pictures of this sensationalized bullshit, because otherwise I'd post them here. I know for certain I've seen them in the Brave New Films clips (at ). --> Look at 2:34 for what I'm talking about.

And yes, those who voted for the war most probably saw dollar signs floating all around it. I mean, it's on the record, that people said the war wouldn't be long, it'd be cheap... and Murdoch comes out saying "Oh yeah, Oil prices will drop so low!"

And CNN went along for the ride, in effect being the government's puppet, airing what the gov mostly wanted to see. I mean, if you think that's ridiculous, it's ALSO on the record that wherever Bush went, Rove wanted Faux Noise to play on all the televisions in the immediate area. (No surprise there...)

And now... ONLY now... when Bush is leaving in just over a month... oh yeah, CNN all of a sudden found a conscience? That's a laugh.
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