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The US Drone Program, Terrorism & the Debt Ceiling Talks

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To this headline, which entirely flips the story from being constructively critical to being militant and gung-ho on drone strikes and wholly supportive of the way funding and resources for the "war on terror" are currently appropriated. (Note: The timestamp and date remains unchanged.):

The thrust of the of the Dozier's article shifts entirely. The first few paragraphs go from being about stopping a drone campaign and reconsidering spending on terrorism:

To quoting an entirely different person who has no qualms about US counterterrorist actions in Pakistan:


Lute participated in "The Wars Abroad and the Threat at Home" panel on Day Two of the forum. Blair participated in the "Threat vs. Response" panel on the first full day of the forum. And, interestingly, Dozier moderated the panel, which featured Lute.

At the very least, Dozier and the Associated Press  are being lazy by going back and revising this story instead of writing the stories as two separate stories that could each stand on their own. But, since this ACLU post, "Is the Debt Ceiling a Civil Liberties Issue?" links to the story and quotes the article ("with $80 billion devoted to finding an estimated 4,000 terrorists worldwide"), which has been altered, it is quite clearly deceitful journalism in the service of power.

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Kevin Gosztola is a writer and curator of Firedoglake's blog The Dissenter, a blog covering civil liberties in the age of technology. He is an editor for OpEdNews.com and a former intern and videographer for The Nation Magazine.And, he's the (more...)
 

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