Terrorists Attacks in October; Bush Can't Wait
by Rob Kall
The right wing is trying to set up the spin on an October terrorist attack as an effort to mess with the November elections. Their spin, that a vote for Kerry will be a vote giving the terrorists what they want, is in the early stages of being promoted and amplified through their propaganda echo chamber. Fox, owned Rupert Murdoch is a total tool for propaganda, and then there are numerous news anchors and show hosts on most if not all of the other major networks who will fail, as they have repeatedly done, to ask the needed, journalistically responsible questions, allow attack surrogates to make outrageous, untrue or half true statements which should be called, or rebutted. But those networks won't have real, balanced pundit coverage. They'll have cutthroat right wingers and fake, impotent centrists who fail to perform responsibly on cue.
If there is an attack, or even if the Bush administration just beats the drum louder about the threat of an attack, you'll see, on Fox, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC reports that Americans are interpreting the attack as an effort by the terrorists to "influence" the elections so president Bush, like Spain's president Aznar, loses. The sometimes unsaid and sometimes clearly stated implication will be that only traitors and those who want to allow the terrorists to "win" will vote democratic, vote for Kerry/Edwards, vote for democratic candidates for congress.
The unethical shills who work for the mainstream media will ask leading questions that set up their interviewees so they can spew their toxic spin. LEt's face it, we see these TV personalities do it every day. We see the headlines in our local dailies, which are often
Strange how we've been able to prevent a terrorist attack since 9/11. Considering what the Bush administration and the neocons have DONE so far, it is not paranoid, nor looking for conspiracies to suggest that they might do just about anything to steal, corrupt, finagle, take the elections. Would they fake an attack? Maybe. Would they allow an attack to occur, to slip through our defenses? Maybe. Either way, they are working now to spin a possible terrorist attack. They will have the full resources of the prostitute, sold out major media to exploit their spin build-up. It is absolutely necessary to generate and make visible a counter spin, or counter-story that puts the blame for any terrorist attack on the failure of the Bush administration to protest the nation after three years of time to prepare. The alternate spin could suggest that if there's a terrorist attack, then George W. Bush and his waste of life, resources and effort in Iraq put us at risk for further terrorist attacks and helped Al Qaeda like no other recruiting effort could. The spin could blame it on a republican congress that has failed to investigate the repeated incompetencies of the Bush administration.
This is one issue that we know will come up. We know how the media will aid the Republicans. It's only a matter of when. Let's hope the democrats take this one on tough, strong and soon.
Rob Kall firstname.lastname@example.org is publisher of progressive news and opinion website www.opednews.com and organizer of cutting edge meetings that bring together world leaders, such as the Winter Brain Meeting and the StoryCon Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story This article is copyright Rob Kall and originally published by opednews.com but permission is granted for reprint in print, email, blog or web media so long as this credit paragraph is attached. Over 100 other articles by Rob Kall