Tuesday, August 15, 2006

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Glenn Greenwald notes the radical right is going all “treason” on the Pres.
Hit the link. They are calling the Pres a loser and more.

Greenwald: Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer both said this weekend on Fox that Hezbollah won and Iran has been strengthened. Attacks on the Commander-in-Chief and proclamations of American defeat are ubiquitous - among the same group that insisted for the last five years that such attacks are dangerous and wrong and that talk of American defeat helps the terrorists.Aren't terrorists going to be so happy to see that Americans are divided in this way? Doesn't it make us less safe for all of these people to be branding the U.S. as weak losers and to be glorifying the strength and power of our enemies? Don't these people realize that we're in a war and that weakening the Commander-in-Chief with such criticisms and declaring American defeat endangers all of us?

When will the sheeple realize that the radical right has little at its core? It’s only core is truly evil. It involves killing and maiming as the only solution to our problems. These people are wildly narrow thinkers. So narrow that they think the last 50 years of American leadership and respect was a failure. So narrow that they think no one but them has any ideas on how to handle this excepting “cut and run”. So narrow that they think anyone advocating a sane answer to our problems is scared. Precisely when they are crapping their pants over the imminent destruction of America.

Crooks and Liars- I am sure I will disagree with this guy someday but I have yet to find anything to dislike about him. Statesmanlike, common sense, intelligent and a man who cares deeply about the rule of law and the average American.
Yes, this is a lengthy download but worth the time. Just do something else while it loads.

Barbara at Maha points out the non sequitur nature of the right wing dialogue.- I’ve come to believe that righties think entirely in non sequiturs.
Me too Barbara…read it for yourself.

Arianna Huffington points out the inconsistencies of the debate on media “truth” and wonders how all this happens. Cuz they are suck ups Arianna and are scared of being called the “liberal media”. Hell, even Rushbo gave up on that one.-

Accountability -- it's all the rage. At least you'd think so if you've been following the story of the Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj, who doctored photos from the war in Lebanon. Once a fraudulent image of Beirut was first exposed by Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs, Reuters canned the photographer…..And I want to take this a step further and say that we should hold all journalists accountable, whether they are photojournalists or not, for deceptive statements, whether they're images or words.
I mean, you had your own headline anchorman, Chuck Roberts,
describe Lamont as the al Qaeda candidate. This is an equally deceitful, fraudulent, fabricated statement. There should be zero tolerance for all those deceits, whether in images or words.
KURTZ: Well, what Chuck Roberts said, according to the transcript, was that some are calling Ned Lamont the al Qaeda candidate. But it's certainly not a formulation I would have used.
HUFFINGTON: You cannot find a single person who called Lamont the al Qaeda candidate, except Chuck Roberts. And what have been the consequences when it comes to Chuck Roberts? Has he been demoted to be covering Paris Hilton or entertainment news? ... It's about time that there is that same kind of accountability that Charles is demanding from photojournalists from journalists, as well.
Indeed, an exhaustive Lexis Nexis search confirms that no one has called Lamont "the Al Qaeda candidate." Except for Chuck Roberts. In fact, you know what you find if you Google "Al Qaeda candidate"? A lot of references to John Kerry being smeared by the RNC and its cronies during the 2004 election. Clearly, Lamont as "tha Al Qaeda candidate" is the latest rendition of an old G.O.P. tune. The question is: why do the media play along?……A subtler example is the headline on the August 11th New York Times story by Adam Nagourney:
"
Arrests Bolster G.O.P. Bid To Claim Security as Issue"Really? Do they? How do we know they do?

But people just eat this stuff up without a thought..lame.

10 Comments:

Blogger Dedanna said...

Somehow though, I'm seeing the other side of the coin, and thinking that what Hajij did was much worse than Chuck Roberts. Anyone has the freedom to call names. But to put deceptive stories, pics, et. al right out blatantly, fraudulent, doctored ones, is an out-and-out crime.

Yes, there should be accountability on both sides. But, if I called Howard Dean a crazy America hater, is that the same as if I were a journalist who put into print, fraudulent documents?

One is (or at least should be) a crime; the other is not.

I'm sorry, but I have to give the G.O.P. credit for this one. Even with all the lies they've told the public, they didn't stoop as low as Hajij did. And Reuters bought it. I've since quit using Reuters for a source, at least for now. I don't know if what I'm seeing and reading is real or not.

8:33 AM, August 15, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

To add to that, I don't think that Reuters/Hajij did much good for their cause in doing what they did; and it doesn't for those who stick up for it, either.

If the one side is not ethical in and of itself, then it has no right to complain that another isn't.

8:35 AM, August 15, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

The al queda candidate is not an opinion when coming from a newsperson in the midsts of a story..its a lie just like the picture was...did you ever see the suspect pictures? one with light smoke one with dark..whoop te do... he shouldnt have done it and it was wrong but the argument could be made that it was for contrast for people that could only use black and white...yes I know this was not the case but I think what chuck roberts did was at least as bad.

3:09 PM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Yeppers, I've seen them. Those, and the originals --

I'm still not digging any of it. All I'm saying, is the pot shouldn't be calling the kettle black -- makes the liberals & Dems both look very bad.

Sure, it doesn't make the other side look good, but sure doesn't make the one look very good at all.

3:46 PM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

Was this a dem plot? Not that I have heard.Unless you get your news from Rush or something. It was one guy doing a bad thing. Just like roberts.

11:42 PM, August 16, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Doesn't matter how many. The fact is, that it's being highly publicized on the internet, and the wingnuttia is capitalizing on it, and the controvery is stemming around Reuters in general -- that it hasn't been just "one guy".

How true that is, doesn't matter. It's being capitalized on, and is reflecting on Reuters in general, and the wingnuttia is using it.

Do you see at all what I'm saying here?

Any ammunition is a lot these days.

3:06 PM, August 19, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

Yes, I know what you are saying and lord knows we don't need to give them any ammunition. I don't know who the photog is so I couldn't say I support him and certainly don't support "truthyness".

5:40 PM, August 19, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

If you haven't seen it already Ron, you might be interested in this blog.

2 things there, one at the site, one I got in email:

C-SPAN2's Book TV Presents 'The Case for Impeachment' This Weekend
The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office
by Dave Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky

Here's a welcome announcement from C-SPAN:
On Saturday, August 26 at 11:00 pm, C-SPAN2's Book TV presents : Dave Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky
The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office

I was wondering if the 11:00 pm meant Eastern time, or what it did mean, and just as I was doing that, ka-blam: new email:
The show was taped by C-Span at Robin's Books in Philadelphia in July.

It will begin airing nationally on C-Span2's "Book TV" program this Saturday, August 26, at 11pm Eastern (8pm Pacific) and again on Sunday, August 27, at 8:15am Eastern (5:15am Pacific).


The other, from email, unfortunately dated Thu, 1 Jun 2006, sorry I didn't see it in there before now:

EXCLUSIVE: BOBBY KENNEDY JR. TO QUESTION 2004 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN MAJOR ROLLING STONE FEATURE ARTICLE!
Tells THIS BLOG: 'Evidence Shows High-Level Republicans Succeeded in Scheme to Steal Election in Ohio'!
Mag to Hit Stands Friday, Internet on Thursday, Publicity Push to Accompany

A damning and detailed feature article, written by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., for Rolling Stone and documenting evidence of the theft of the 2004 Presidential Election is set to hit newstands this Friday. The online version of the article will be posted tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

The article -- headlined on the cover as "Did Bush Steal the 2004 Election?: How 350,000 Votes Disappeared in Ohio" -- has been several months in development and will contend that a concerted effort was undertaken by high-level Republican officials to steal the Election in Ohio -- and thus the country -- in 2004!

Kennedy told THIS BLOG this morning that "the best evidence says the Republicans succeeded" in their plan.
He writes in the 10-page long article, and confirmed to us today, that evidence shows Ohio Sec. of State J. Kenneth Blackwell was "certainly in on" the scheme, and there are indications that the effort went all the way up to the White House.

Kennedy, who is co-host of Ring of Fire, a weekend show on Air America Radio, is an environmental attorney and the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy. This is his first public foray into the realm of Election Fraud, Election Integrity, Electronic Voting and, in particular, the questionable results of Election 2004.

A major publicity push is currently in the works to accompany the feature story which is sure to get the attention of more than a few D.C. and Buckeye State pols in addition to the mainstream media who have, of late, begun reporting more frequently on the litany of concerns and now-documented evidence that new electronic voting machines are hackable through a number of means.

Several public appearances are currently being scheduled for Kennedy in the coming weeks, including an appearance on The Colbert Report currently scheduled for Monday, June 12.


========== ...MORE... ==========


One of the election integrity advocates involved in research and development with Kennedy on the story told us a number of weeks ago that "[Kennedy] essentially says everything that those of us who have been contending there was massive chicanery in the '04 election were right, and the media and politicians who ignored it at the time were wrong."

We'll have more details and information shortly from the story which includes quotes from Democrats such as Howard Dean and John Kerry, as well as pollster Lou Harris who also questions the validity of the 2004 Presidential Election in Ohio according to the article...


The email says it's here, but I couldn't find it here.

4:46 PM, August 26, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

I've seen the article, btw.

4:47 PM, August 26, 2006  
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