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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 03:51 AM
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Poll question: Gannongate: What's the Bush gang's leverage over the media?
Edited on Sun Feb-27-05 03:53 AM by Jim Sagle
This massive lack of media coverage of a sex-drenched political, media and national-security scandal is not ACCIDENTAL. The White House is making sure it gets hardly any coverage. What rewards/threats are they using?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 03:53 AM
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1. this should have been set up as Check All That Apply :) n/t
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dave123williams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 03:55 AM
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2. Tera, tera, tera...

Why, don't you know that since things 'changed' after 9/11, that it's no longer appropriate to question our leaders? Didn't you get the memo?

I think it said something about them needing more power.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 03:57 AM
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3. I'm not sure, but I'm starting to feel like maybe the whole media
in this country is rotten with paid off ho's like Armstrong Williams. Gannon is a pretty interesting story, not that hard to investigate since so much evidence is online already (archived/cached albeit), and even has a salacious sexy angle, unrelated to the story's true significance, to help sell it.

So yes, the silence is deafening. And when big media covers it, they seem almost determined to shy away from the true issues of the story.

It really makes me wonder if we have ANY real media anymore.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 04:02 AM
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4. Agree, this is high noon. They bowed to white house pressure on this one
and they look like they lost their last semblance of credibility.
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theorist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 04:12 AM
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5. A lockdown of this magnitude? (All of the above and more.)
They're threatening the "nuclear option" on this one. Who knows what they'll do? (besides implode on their own power) :)
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 04:17 AM
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6. Nuclear option? As in "nukular 911?"
:scared:
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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 04:58 AM
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7. The Integration of Theory and Practice
An excerpt from.....


The Integration of Theory and Practice: A Program for the New Traditionalist Movement

by Eric Heubeck


We must, as Mr. Weyrich has suggested, develop a network of parallel cultural institutions existing side-by-side with the dominant leftist cultural institutions. The building and promotion of these institutions will require the development of a movement that will not merely reform the existing post-war conservative movement, but will in fact be forced to supersede it--if it is to succeed at all--because it will pursue a very different strategy and be premised on a very different view of its role in society....

There will be three main stages in the unfolding of this movement. The first stage will be devoted to the development of a highly motivated elite able to coordinate future activities. The second stage will be devoted to the development of institutions designed to make an impact on the wider elite and a relatively small minority of the masses. The third stage will involve changing the overall character of American popular culture....

Our movement will be entirely destructive, and entirely constructive. We will not try to reform the existing institutions. We only intend to weaken them, and eventually destroy them. We will endeavor to knock our opponents off-balance and unsettle them at every opportunity. All of our constructive energies will be dedicated to the creation of our own institutions....

We will maintain a constant barrage of criticism against the Left. We will attack the very legitimacy of the Left. We will not give them a moment's rest. We will endeavor to prove that the Left does not deserve to hold sway over the heart and mind of a single American. We will offer constant reminders that there is an alternative, there is a better way. When people have had enough of the sickness and decay of today's American culture, they will be embraced by and welcomed into the New Traditionalist movement. The rejection of the existing society by the people will thus be accomplished by pushing them and pulling them simultaneously.

We will use guerrilla tactics to undermine the legitimacy of the dominant regime...

http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/WeyrichManual.h...
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