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Daily Show target CNN’s Fearmongering with “Target USA”

Daily Show target CNN’s Fearmongering with “Target USA” (Be afraid Everywhere of Everything!!!)

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August 18, 2006 Posted by | Shenanigans, TV, USA, Videos, War, World Issues | Leave a comment

FOX News Producer Resigns. Says Due to Middle East Coverage

“We can no longer work with a news organization that claims to be fair and balanced when you are so far from that.” They went on to write “Not only are you an instrument of the Bush White House, and Israeli propaganda, you are war mongers with no sense of decency, nor professionalism.”

“But from the onset of the war in Lebanon, I was devastated at the way that Fox was handling the coverage from Lebanon in the U.S., and I felt there was bias, the slant, the racist remarks, the use of the word “we” meaning Israel, and it was just unbearable up until basically the massacre at Qana. And as a mother of three, watching the images, the raw images of children being pulled out of the rubble, and then I switched to Fox News to hear some of their anchors claiming that these little kids that were killed, these innocent victims that were killed, were human shields used by Hezbollah. And one of the anchors went as far as saying they were planted there by Hezbollah to win support in this war. And it was unbelievable. For me, that was the breaking point, and this is when I decided, me and my colleague Jomana, to hand in our resignation.”

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | TV, War, World Issues | 1 Comment

We Have Met the Enemy in the War On Terror. . . and He Is Us

“The German people in the 1930s were happy to sacrifice their liberties to a leader who would keep them secure. They did this for 12 years. For the 8871st time, Bush II is not Adolf Hitler. However, the American people are in total denial that their own government, left unchecked, can do far more harm than any foreign terrorist.”

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Also, an interesting quote pulled from the comments of a Digg user:

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”

— Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

August 17, 2006 Posted by | USA, War, World Issues | Leave a comment

Joe Scarborough: Is Bush an Idiot?

Joe Scarborough started his program tonight asking the question “is Bush an idiot?”. Not only did he do a great run down of clips involving some of the most famous “Bushisms”, but he did have an interesting conversation about this question with Lawrence Donnell and John Fund.(video included)

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | USA, War, World Issues | Leave a comment

Tomorrow @ 21:30, the US war in Iraq will outgrow their involvement in WWII

On August 15, 2006 21:30 EST the United States will have been at war in Iraq longer than it was at war with Germany in World War II.

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Also, according to the “Iraq Body Count Database”, the civilian death toll is close to 45,000.

August 15, 2006 Posted by | War, World Issues | Leave a comment

The riddle of China’s Area 51

On the internet, a little mystery can go a long way.

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August 15, 2006 Posted by | Amazing Stories, War, World Issues | Leave a comment

9/11 Detainee released after 5 years of not being charged with any crime

The date was Sept. 12, 2001, but Benemar “Ben” Benatta was clueless about the death and destruction one day earlier. About a week before, Canadian officials had stopped Benatta as he entered the country from Buffalo to seek political asylum.

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August 15, 2006 Posted by | War, World Issues | Leave a comment

Interactive Graphic: The toll after a month of war

An interactive map showing the range and magnitude of the areas affected by the first 30 days of conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.

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August 13, 2006 Posted by | War, World Issues | Leave a comment