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Newsweek and the NON Reporting of news…

Posted by zaphriel on May 17, 2005

***RANT WARNING***RANT WARNING***

The following is a complete rant…If you don’t agree I don’t care…

I have remained silent on a news story (or fiction story) recently…I have been too Pissed off about all of it to even formulate a post…it sickens me to the core…

Many, many other blogs, political and non-political, from all sides of the big purple line, have posted about it. You can’t throw a cat in the blogosphere without hitting a post about it…but I have remained quite long enough and I just have to get this off my chest.

NEWSWEEK HAS CROSSED THE LINE

It is unconscionable to blatantly LIE in a “news”(and I use that term very loosely) story, with such inflammatory rhetoric that you can easily see what effect that story will have on a particular situation. When you take a fanatical group, any fanatical group, and tell them (because you are a professional and reputable source) that you have inside information of an atrocity that has been committed against them, you DAMN WELL KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. When you know that these fanaticsare on the edge to begin with and they are not going to take this sort of thing lightly, you are responsible, at least partially, for their actions. This is the same as shouting “FIRE!” in a crowded theatre when no fire is present. It is at the very least depraved indifference and at the most TREASON.

And all they have to say is…OOPS! 14 dead in protests aimed at AMERICANS, and god knows how much more the terrorist bastards (who wish to destroy our country and our way of life) have bolstered their cause with this, and they write a weak retraction like…
“It was in good faith, they were honest mistakes, and we are trying to be transparent about it.” They mean of course that they are trying to blame their “reliable” source “who is now unsure the event ever happened.” and hide in plain sight as a “reputable” news organization…Haven’t they EVER HEAR OF VERIFICATION. Hell I’m not a journalist and I know to do that if I print something as fact, that is why I am NOT a journalist, I am an opinion blogger. Their “retraction” at this point is simply going to look like a cover up to the world. AAARRRGGGH!!!!

I know this has not been my most eloquent post to date, but as I said, I have been too angry so far about this to write. Sorry for the rant.

It’s over…for now.

Z.

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And Speaking of Holy Books: The Colors of the Rainbow

Posted by Mark on May 17, 2005

This is such a neat story on the colors used for the Gutenberg bibles. True works of art.

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Never Underestimate the Ability of Congress to Spend Money

Posted by Mark on May 17, 2005

A true example of bi-partisanship. Frankly, I like it better when they’re fighting. It costs me less money.

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The Way to Stop the Accusations

Posted by Mark on May 17, 2005

Mudville Gazette has the way to stop the false accusations of abuse of the Koran:

Perhaps the only way to ensure an end to stories of desecration of the Koran by American troops would be to ban the book from all military prisons. Had officials done that in the first place there would have never been a problem, right?

It wouldn’t happen, of course. It was never even considered. Muslim Chaplains, prayer rugs, the Koran – from the start the only guarantee the prisoners had at Guantanamo was freedom of religion.

It’s the American way.

He also quotes from an Al Qaeda Training Manual:

IF AN INDICTMENT IS ISSUED AND THE TRIAL, BEGINS, THE BROTHER HAS TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING:

1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators] before the judge.

2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.

I’m disgusted at the left’s willingness to believe terrorists, while casting dark suspicions toward our own military. Not surprised, but disgusted none the less .

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I Did Not…With a British Accent

Posted by Mark on May 17, 2005

George Galloway denied having sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky today…oh wait, wrong denial. Let’s try again.

Mr. Galloway denied any charges that he was involved in the Oil for Food scandal rocking the United Nations. He placed the blame squarely on Senator Norm Coleman for having the audacity to question his integrity, and further stated that documents recieved by the Senate sub-Committee are forgeries, including and most especially those with his signature on them.

Watch the MSM today on this story. They’ll play Galloway’s denials again and again. I wonder if they’ll play the cross-examination by Coleman though?

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The Constitutional Option: Here We Go

Posted by Mark on May 17, 2005

Regardless of which side of the aisle you may be cheering for, the next two weeks in the Senate will be great political theatre. This fight has been brewing for two years, and both sides claim to have the votes. Should be fun.

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And Speaking of Holy Books: The Colors of the Rainbow

Posted by Mark on May 17, 2005

This is such a neat story on the colors used for the Gutenberg bibles. True works of art.

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Never Underestimate the Ability of Congress to Spend Money

Posted by Mark on May 17, 2005

A true example of bi-partisanship. Frankly, I like it better when they’re fighting. It costs me less money.

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The Way to Stop the Accusations

Posted by Mark on May 17, 2005

Mudville Gazette has the way to stop the false accusations of abuse of the Koran:

Perhaps the only way to ensure an end to stories of desecration of the Koran by American troops would be to ban the book from all military prisons. Had officials done that in the first place there would have never been a problem, right?

It wouldn’t happen, of course. It was never even considered. Muslim Chaplains, prayer rugs, the Koran – from the start the only guarantee the prisoners had at Guantanamo was freedom of religion.

It’s the American way.

He also quotes from an Al Qaeda Training Manual:

IF AN INDICTMENT IS ISSUED AND THE TRIAL, BEGINS, THE BROTHER HAS TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING:

1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators] before the judge.

2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.

I’m disgusted at the left’s willingness to believe terrorists, while casting dark suspicions toward our own military. Not surprised, but disgusted none the less .

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I Did Not…With a British Accent

Posted by Mark on May 17, 2005

George Galloway denied having sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky today…oh wait, wrong denial. Let’s try again.

Mr. Galloway denied any charges that he was involved in the Oil for Food scandal rocking the United Nations. He placed the blame squarely on Senator Norm Coleman for having the audacity to question his integrity, and further stated that documents recieved by the Senate sub-Committee are forgeries, including and most especially those with his signature on them.

Watch the MSM today on this story. They’ll play Galloway’s denials again and again. I wonder if they’ll play the cross-examination by Coleman though?

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