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If the recent Media incident, where CBS left a huge gaffe of McCains' on the cutting room floor, after he blundered into a historically-false statement about the Surge in his interview with Katie Couric, and instead substituted part of another answer, is any indication of where we're heading in this new Digital age, I wonder if we should ever be able to trust anything the Mainstream Media tells us again!
Obviously, with a mere ten-minute lapse of "Real Time", anything can be digitally scrubbed, pre-, or even re-fabricated, just like Political Magic!

Ah yes! The New Digital Universe!

So easy to redact this and insert that, create and present your own prefered version of Reality!
No wonder they want to phase out all analogue TV's and go all-digital!
No wonder they insist on only digital cameras and video at Guantanamo!
Somebody getting tortured?..Just delete that.
Cops beating up and tasering non-violent protesters? ..ZIP! It's gone!
Some pesky Journalist or lone brave Congressperson exposing the goods on Cheney, Bush, Rove, etc. on C-SPAN?
( or reading some Articles of Impeachment!).
... OOPS! screen says satellite reception is lost!

And, how would we know? This time it was one lone brave journalist on MSNBC, Kieth Olberman, who caught and exposed the original CBS transcript, where McCain wrongly stated that the Surge was responsible for the "Anbar Awakening", when historically that had happened before the Surge was even implemented. ( And that was recent history!)
I am certainly not an electronics whiz or anything , (I can barely run my own computer!) but I've seen enough weird privacy issues since this God-awful Republican Administration, and it doesn't take a genius to figure out they, and Mainstream Media, have us by the short hairs!

Bia Winter


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Bia Winter is an Artist/Writer from Maine, and has been an activist and letter-writer since the 60's. In 2004 she received the Roger Baldwin Award from the Maine American Civil Liberties Union for furthering Democracy after she got a Resolution (more...)

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