Controlling the News June 4, 2006
TBR News.org – June 4, 2006
A media insider details how the media is being instructed to present the “news” and what it is being told to ignore. This week: how Libby may soon be in a position to blackmail the Bush administration
Controlling the News June 4, 2006:
TBR News.org – June 4, 2006
“Presently, we are being told to minimize any discussion of the Marine Corps massacres in Iraq (and Army ones in Afghanistan) under the pretext that these “alleged” incidents are “now under serious investigation and may not be commented on.” Notice that no officers, senior or junior, are involved in these charges. The Bush people know that if they bagged some General and charged him with responsibility for these atrocities, he might talk and tell everyone just who approved of such illegal and terrible killings.
Libby, headed for a cell, has tried to fend off the Federal prosecutors by having his lawyers demand reams of highly sensitive papers from the White House. Since these papers would show exactly what, and who, was behind the attack on Iraq, Libby felt that the entire matter would be swept under a carpet somewhere. Unfortunately for him, a Federal judge ruled that the request had no merit and dismissed the request. Had he granted it, Libby would use these documents to threaten the Administration with blackmail. ”Cut me loose, pardon me or I will Tell All.” There are bets in the news room here that Libby will rat off Cheney and Bush when he sees the prospect of a small cell full of gays waiting for him.
GM and Ford are Not Happy with “negative” discussions of their gas-guzzling SUVs which they are stuck with tens of thousands of. We are requested not to mention the obvious fact that gas will surely rise to at least $4 at the pump before the end of summer or even higher if Mobil/Exxon and others feel they can get away with this. They advertise; we obey.
Diebold doesn’t advertise its easily tampered-with voting machines but their owner gave big bucks to Bush and the Republicans in return for a huge number of rigged contracts with various states. Too bad for Diebold that the states are kicking Diebold out.
One idea from the Republicans is to so downplay the November elections that only the pro-Bush fanatics will vote. Unfortunately for the GOP, most of Bush’s core support (the far right and the Evangelical right) are so disenchanted with Bush’s no-performance that it is they who will not vote and enormous numbers of outraged others who will.
‘There Is No Civil War In Iraq” is yet another theme and variation we deal with. No question the country is falling apart quickly but as this is not according to the Bush/Neocon plan, why it simply does not exist.
Last updated 12/06/2006