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It's all over – except for the lying.

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By Timo Cerantola

When it comes to government and media, I don't know whom to trust anymore. I certainly don't trust ours - that's for sure.

I'll never understand or underestimate the public's ability to mindlessly buy into government/media spin. Whether it's about the economic crisis, America's war against all things un-American or a healthcare system that treats everyone equally bad, why haven't we collectively figured out that our politicians and their shilling corporate monkey media men are totally full of (insert appropriate foul word here)?

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The "stolen" Iran election debacle for example, is very likely just another propaganda campaign directed from the highest levels to demonize, destabilize and eventually create a case for war against Iran.

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As with any over-hyped media frenzy surrounding a political or social issue, my "BS meter" goes off the scale and I immediately suspect I'm being served up a healthy helping of misinformation and blatant lies.

...news bulletin: This just in, Michael Jackson is still dead. More to follow...and now back to our regularly scheduled column...

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Whether it's about Iran's building nuclear weapons (Iran is building a nuclear power station) or the supposedly "stolen" Iranian election, the message from on high is that, we the people are supposed to be very, very afraid.

To me, it merely appears to be the next chapter in a series of dubious claims designed to set up Iran and prepare the population for a "military solution" to the serious "Iranian problem" we face.

I imagine any day now, the Ahmadinejad/Hitler comparisons will be made, followed by a call for war to fight for freedom, democracy and to save Iran (bomb their cities) from that evil dictatorial miscreant Ahmadinejad - who isn't even the guy in charge. (Ahmadinejad is just the face America's public is being taught to hate).

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Tim Cerantola's humour and political satire has been published in over 25 magazines and newspapers. When he is not pretending to be a writer, he works at a real job working with autistic and special needs children.

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