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Bush Regime Planted False News Stories, Control Over Media Confirmed

solgrabber

TRIBE Member
Bush 'planted fake news stories on American TV'
By Andrew Buncombe in Washington
Published: 29 May 2006

"Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies' products."

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article621189.ece
 
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Flashy_McFlash

Well-Known TRIBEr
Is it news that corporations use these 'news-style' formats to promote products and messages? Has anyone else seen those Brand Power ads? Those Coffee Mate ones where they interview teh gays?

Call me wacky, call me whimsical, call me nutty, but I always assumed that the White House was planting stories on FOX. All you have to do is watch the damn channel for five minutes to see that.
 
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man_slut

TRIBE Member
LMAO! Speaking of bullshit stories! Look at the story posted on CNN:

A reporter's shock at the Haditha allegations
By Arwa Damon
CNN


BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- It actually took me a while to put all the pieces together -- that I know these guys, the U.S. Marines at the heart of the alleged massacre of Iraqi civilians in Haditha.

I don't know why it didn't register with me until now. It was only after scrolling through the tapes that we shot in Haditha last fall, and I found footage of some of the officers that had been relieved of their command, that it hit me.

I know the Marines that were operating in western al Anbar, from Husayba all the way to Haditha. I went on countless operations in 2005 up and down the Euphrates River Valley. I was pinned on rooftops with them in Ubeydi for hours taking incoming fire, and I've seen them not fire a shot back because they did not have positive identification on a target.

I saw their horror when they thought that they finally had identified their target, fired a tank round that went through a wall and into a house filled with civilians. They then rushed to help the wounded -- remarkably no one was killed.

I was with them in Husayba as they went house to house in an area where insurgents would booby-trap doors, or lie in wait behind closed doors with an AK-47, basically on suicide missions, just waiting for the Marines to come through and open fire. There were civilians in the city as well, and the Marines were always keenly aware of that fact. How they didn't fire at shadows, not knowing what was waiting in each house, I don't know. But they didn't.

And I was with them in Haditha, a month before the alleged killings last November of some 24 Iraqi civilians.

I'm told that investigators now strongly suspect a rampage by a small number of Marines who snapped after one of their own was killed by a roadside bomb.

Haditha was full of IEDs. It seemed they were everywhere, like a minefield. In fact, the number of times that we were told that we were standing right on top of an IED minutes before it was found turned into a dark joke between my CNN team and me.

In fact, when we initially left to link up with the company that we were meant to be embedded with, the Humvee that I was in was hit by an IED. Another 2 inches and we would have been killed. Thankfully, no one was injured.

We missed the beginning of the operation, and ended up entering Haditha that evening. The city was empty of insurgents, or they had gone into hiding as they so often do, blending with the civilian population, waiting for U.S. and Iraqi forces to sweep through and then popping up again.

But this time, after this operation, the Marines and the Iraqi Army were not going to pull out, they were going to set up fixed bases.

Now, all these months later, while watching the tapes, I found a walk and talk with one of the company commanders that was relieved of his duty as a result of the Haditha probe.

After being hit by an IED, his men were searching the area and found a massive weapons cache in a mosque. Although it wasn't his company that we were embedded with, the Marines had taken me to the mosque so we could get footage of the cache.

And so began the e-mails and phone calls between myself and my two other CNN crew members, Jennifer Eccleston and Gabe Ramirez: Do you remember when we were talking with the battalion commander and his intel guy right outside the school and then half an hour later they found an IED in that spot? Do you remember when we were sitting chatting with them at the school? And all the other "do you remember whens."

There was also -- can you believe it? -- the allegations of the Haditha probe.



Find this article at:
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/05/30/damon.iraq.btsc/index.html

Good Lord this is such crap! I mean what's the point of this story? I mean is it me or does this story seem like a paid pentagon sceem to make the Marines look nicer?
 
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solgrabber

TRIBE Member
Seems they have much more control over their own people within the government now who want to speak out against them.

This was posted earlier this afternoon on MSNBC.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13047151/

Why would they want to limit the amount of whistleblowers that speak out against them? If someone knows and feels something is wrong why can they not speak about it? Does this sound like a free country to you?
 

docta seuss

TRIBE Member
solgrabber, do you honestly see no problem whatsoever with your thread's title.

if you want people to refrain from discussing animals in your threads, clean your shit up a little.
 

solgrabber

TRIBE Member
solgrabber, do you honestly see no problem whatsoever with your thread's title.

if you want people to refrain from discussing animals in your threads, clean your shit up a little.

No I don't see a problem with the thread title and a lot people feel the same way about it. This is why there is an inquiry about the media would you not think?

If you don't like the thread title or contents don't read it, it's simple. I don't post pictures of zoo animals in threads if I dont like the title so why should you or anyone else for that matter?

Save the drama for the general section of this forum not the politics section. Thanks.
 

docta seuss

TRIBE Member
haha.. i'm very sorry for calling you on your bullshit in your politics forum. drama? hey pot.

i retain hope that one day you'll learn. growing-up comes naturally to most.
 
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docta seuss

TRIBE Member
ah, the old nick-name attack..

that has a lot to do with you spreading reverse-propaganda, sensationalism, half-truths and flat-out lies, while claiming to be of the truth movement.. really, it does.


by the way, my name is actually not a childrens book, rather the pen-name of a good person who's works have provided millions of children(and big children) with countless hours of wholesome entertainment.

why would anyone want to name themselves after such a monster!?
 
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