(OpEdNews Contributing Editor since October 2006) Inner city schoolteacher from New York, mostly covering media manipulation. I put election/finance reform ahead of all issues but also advocate for fiscal conservatism, ethics in journalism and curbing overpopulation. I enjoy open debate, history, the arts and hope to adopt a third child. Gustav Wynn is a pseudonym, but you knew that.
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(65 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 5, 2011
Limbaugh/Hannity Parent Company Admits Hiring Actors to Call Radio Shows An online leak reveals a questionable practice used by the employer of the biggest names in radio, Premiere Networks is hiring actors to fake on-air calls to radio shows who, according to an actor hired by the service, do not divulge the scam.
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The #OWS Video Rupert Murdoch Doesn't Want You To See Rupert Murdoch is painting #OWS as a mob of lawless, rapist, druggie, nudist anti-Semites. Is that accurate? Maybe not, but it's legal. Fox and News Corp literally made lying on the air legal in this 1996 court ruling. This week Murdoch gave air-time to convicted felon Jack Abramoff, while hiding Sean Hannity's ties to Abramoff's web of political payola. See how you can oppose the next Fox FCC renewal here.
(39 comments) SHARE Friday, January 4, 2013
LocalLeaks' Charges of Cover-Up by Parents, Police in Steubenville Rape Forces Official Response [Updated] Shocking evidence of a multiple rape and allegations of a cover-up by influential parents in Steubenville, OH are breaking through to major news outlets. Video files obtained by vigilante hackers and fed to LocalLeaks include a comprehensive evidence dump and appeal to help other victims speak up.
(21 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck Respond To Report That Parent Company Hires Actors for Call-ins On Sunday, the article "Limbaugh/Hannity Parent Company Admits Hiring Actors to Call Radio Shows" generated an explosive response on Twitter, in the blogosphere and from Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck on their respective radio shows.
(9 comments) SHARE Monday, November 28, 2011
#OWS Cheers As Defiant Judge Stops Obama From Selling Immunity To Wall Street The common practice of selling justice may have hit a snag as Judge Jed Rakoff slammed the brakes on another sweetheart settlement proposed between Obama's SEC and Wall Street titans Citgroup. At the heart of the issue is selling immunity for large pay-outs that often times are split with law firms assisting the banks.
(25 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 21, 2012
Obama to Grant Banks Robosigning Immunity in Showdown With Breakaway AGs [Updated] Despite months of outcry, the Obama administration is drawing closer to a deal with the five biggest mortgage banks to settle charges of robo-signing and foreclosure fraud. Led by NY AG Eric Schneiderman, six rogue AGs have defied the "50 state" panel, DOJ and HUD, insisting on carrying forward investigations into forged documents and improper procedures but bank-friendly authorities are seeking a more bank-friendly approach.
(68 comments) SHARE Friday, August 5, 2016
MEDIA MANIPULATION: DNC leaks reveal NY Times, MSNBC helped sabotage Sanders More leaked DNC emails show how party officials manipulated the NY Times to alter reporting on the Hillary Victory Fund, a 33-state fundraising partnership between the DNC and the Hillary campaign. Other evidence suggests MSNBC revised reporting to collude against the Sanders campaign even as the DNC claimed to be neutral.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 8, 2010
Unedited ACORN Videos Reveal O'Keefe, Hannity Lied At Great Cost To Taxpayers Newly released versions of the raw ACORN "pimp" footage shot by James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles was aired on the Rachel Maddow show proving O'Keefe deceptively edited videos to suggest ACORN workers endorsed child prostitution. Publicized widely by Sean Hannity, we can now see how much this fabrication cost California taxpayers and how it slandered an innocent man who diligently alerted authorities after O'Keefe's visit.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 10, 2013
Is Rachel Maddow Going Easy on MSNBC Advertisers? [UPDATED] A look at the effect MSNBC advertiser dollars may or may not have on programs like The Rachel Maddow Show. With big industries ready to spend unlimited cash on issue ads, buy off politicians, plant fake news and junk science, the public awareness of GMO foods and hydrofracking seems to be going nowhere. We ask if a potent progressive broadcaster like Rachel Maddow can be muzzled by corporate overlords, drunk with ad cash.
(29 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 16, 2013
Maddow: MSNBC Special on Iraq WMD Will "Upset" Many Will we finally see evidence the Bush administration lied about Iraq's WMD program on TV? This Monday, Rachel Maddow + MSNBC's documentary "Hubris" will detail how many dissenting views of Iraq's WMD threat simply got steamrolled. But will this show include the most damning details that cry out for war crimes investigations? If Cheney's team misled US officials, how could it not be high treason? We'll wait and see.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 13, 2011
48 Members of Congress Move Towards Prosecution of Wall Street, But Need You Dozens of members of Congress are waking up to the "Occupy Wall Street" sentiment sweeping the country. Instead of laying low as the Obama Administration crafts a deal to "sell immunity" to Wall Street firms, some in Congress are rallying behind the six rogue Attorneys General who have been actually trying to do their job and put crooks in jail for robosigning, mortgage origination and securities fraud.
SHARE Saturday, March 20, 2010
Tax Records: Hannity's "Freedom Concerts" Mostly Fund White Collar Write-Offs After Sean Hannity was bitterly accused of waste and fraud by a right wing blogger, tax returns came to light showing the declared allocation of donation by Oliver North's Freedom Alliance only 7-12 of revenue%. Though Hannity's involvement seems legal, the "charity" itself is finding far more for white-collar contracting and consulting work than donations to military families.
(39 comments) SHARE Monday, July 18, 2011
Caught Scissorhanded: Sean Hannity Edits Obama's Answer at Press Conference Caught again! See exactly how Sean Hannity edited President Obama's press conference to distort the meaning of his answer. Worse, Hannity set up the clip by saying Obama was avoiding answering the question when Hannity had edited out about three-quarters of the response.
(34 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Radio Treason: Hannity Continues Radical Anti-Obama Fearmongering Sean Hannity hasn't stopped negative campaigning against the incoming President, using unsubstantiated allegations, hatemongering and other media manipulation tactics even though the race is over. One of few lacking traditional American post-election grace, Hannity's prolonged fear campaign and disrespect for majority rule begs the question: is Hannity becoming a radical anti-American before our eyes?
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Obama's Unconstitutional NDAA 'Detained Indefinitely' by Federal Judge Judge Katherine Forrest made permanent her initial injunction blocking unconstitutional provisions in the NDAA today, turning back the Obama administration's suggestion that the court "step aside'. Read about the sinister intentions of the law, and it's sister law, the Trespass Act, which serve to destroy the protections clearly outlined in the US Constitution.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 23, 2012
Walmart CEOs Concealed Evidence of Vast Bribery Scandal Since Walmart's CEO makes more in an hour than his average worker makes in a year, you'd think he would be more accountable when something goes wrong. Quite the opposite, Walmart's CEOs are expected to elude prison even after evidence has surfaced suggesting they failed to report possible fraud as Walmart's rapid expansion overseas was allegedly fueled by over $24 million in bribes to foreign officials.
(39 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 1, 2012
Limbaugh and Hannity Turn To Twitter In Response to "Slut" Crisis [Updated] Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have been advised to rustle up support on social media in light of "Slutgate". Hannity allowed some balance on his radio show, but just hung up on callers after finally allowing them to voice their opinions. Limbaugh and Hannity hope to entice diehard fans onto Twitter to counter the flood of complaints that changed the national conversation on "radio decency" for weeks.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, April 3, 2009
TownHall: Economic Holocaust, Panic and Racial Pogroms Impending The popular conservative blog site sends out an ad threatening fiscal collapse and utter social upheaval is coming now - the government will turn against the citizens, rounding them up into camps as crime, disease, and nuclear/bioterror attacks destroy our cities. The good news? We can avoid being "hunted down, robbed and slaughtered" by buying a $49 survival guide and learning how to forage for food in the streets.
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DC Madam scandal widens: Cheney, Giuliani, Abramoff Vice President Cheney is still not suing the reporter publishing claims he repeatedly used the Pamela Martin escort service. In fact, more details have emerged, implicating many DC politicians, lobbyists and corporate bigwigs with big time name recognition in a story that now seems to envelop the DOJ scandal, an unsolved murder, and Giuliani's law firm.
(10 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 30, 2012
2012: Another Year in Mainstream Media Malpractice Do you get frustrated each year looking back at the way the media reported the news? Are you seeing the worsening influence of corporate control on story selection and context? Do you see fewer and fewer examples of credible journalism as you span the radio and TV dial? If so, take a gander at some of 2012's most under-reported stories and feel free to comment or add your own.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Diary of a Madman: Rare Mengele Memoir Unearthed by Auctioneer - In-Depth Exclusive An auctioneer of historical documents is offering an extremely rare diary written by the fugitive Nazi death camp doctor Josef Mengele, presenting a rich, detailed look into Mengele's mind and his unrepentant yet complex worldview on eugenics and natural selection, history, Germany, the arts, religion, modernity, women's rights and predictions for the future of mankind.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, August 8, 2011
Hannity Transcript Censored After Viagra Gaffe Goes Viral What does the Fox propaganda machine do after Sean Hannity alienates virtually all females in an explosively hypocritical gaffe? Perhaps fan out on the web to mitigate the damage, posting older "shelved" articles and flooding Twitter with banal self-promotional posts, so as to literally knock indie media articles off the page. Sometimes, Hannity's quotes are too much to ignore - every once in a while, he just "Fox up"!
(22 comments) SHARE Monday, October 8, 2012
NSA's "Stellar Wind" Violates Every American Citizens' Constitutional Rights Both major parties agree - the founding fathers never envisioned a terror attack on US soil. This is why both parties have embraced suspension of our Constitutional rights. Under the NSA spying program Stellar Wind, all of our communications are subject to collection by the government, without suspicion of the commission of a crime. In short, bin Laden changed your rights as an American citizen - so says President Obushma.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 6, 2008
ABC News Shielding Cheney after DC Madam Hanging? Palfrey's purported suicide raises the stakes in the game between the public and ABC News, who tried to close Pandora's Box after Dick Cheney's number flew out. Palfrey's handwritten note complains of a"modern day lynching", eerily forecasting her impending manner of death.
(13 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 30, 2008
Radio Treason? Right Wing Talkers Skirted Disclosure Law A whistleblower reveals Limbaugh clones in Milwaukee, used "covert propaganda" supplied by the White House. But how high up the food chain will these allegations go? Could Sean Hannity become the next Armstrong Williams? Not if he can help it, he's launched a distractive crusade to paint himself a victim using "538" ads. Find out how you can rebut Hannity's misleading claims live as they air for all to see -using Twitter.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 22, 2012
Romney's Twitter Account Surges With Phony Followers Questions abound as Mitt Romney's Twitter account surges in followers. With twenty times his daily average, folks started looking at who was requesting his tweets and found the accounts were mostly fakes, auto-generated by someone, for some reason.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 22, 2011
MSNBC, HuffPo Finally Air Wilkerson's First Hand Evidence on Iraq War "Hoax" Is the Huffington Post already showing a stronger thrust towards exposing Bush era war crimes? They recently headlined Col. Lawrence Wilkerson's MSNBC video calling out Dick Cheney and the OVP for hiding evidence that would have impeached vital Iraq War intel. See a rundown of other Bush administration whistleblowers get their stories systematically buried in the network media.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 22, 2013
FACT-CHECKED: Hannity's Lies Harming American Consumers Sean Hannity's new low in deception has prompted responses from several top news and consumer reporting outlets, attempting to set the record straight for US citizens who need to know about the new state exchanges that will providing health care policies. Are citizens yet recognizing the immediate harm, waste and fraud that this broadcaster is causing to the public?
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, February 27, 2012
Updated: Nadia Naffe Weighs In as Breitbart "Rape" Hypocrisy Hits TV A new barrage of tweets between Andrew Breitbart and Keith Olbermann's guest host David Shuster have escalated the controversy over Breitbart's silence in the James O'Keefe "barn" matter, but a surprising tweet by Nadia Naffe, the staffer who accused O'Keefe of harassment adds new detail, questioning Breitbart's perspective on the incident.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 10, 2010
San Diego ACORN Worker Suing 'Undercover Pimp' James O'Keefe and Pals James O'Keefe, Hannah Giles and their unnamed accomplices were socked with a civil lawsuit last week, alleging their sensational San Diego ACORN video violated the privacy rights of a worker who was smeared with allegations of aiding child prostitution, human trafficking and statutory rape.
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Does Breitbart's Rape Rant Apply to James O'Keefe's Alleged "Barn" Plot? Andrew Breitbart has been championing the rights of rape victims in Occupy sites, but has a longer pattern of ignoring the issue of victims rights. Ironically, Breitbart's infamous protege James O'Keefe today stands accused in a potentially serious rape plot, suggesting knock-out drops may have been used on an attractive young blogger on Breitbart's staff with the intention of having her pass out in O'Keefe's barn.
SHARE Thursday, February 15, 2007
Money trumps peace?? Are you doing all you can do? Will the DNC continue this charade and swear off the corporate bucks? Is it pure Capitalist greed that sullies our election process? Is it the way we elect presidents? Do we blame the rich? Actually, the fault is your own, dear reader. It got corrupt long ago, but if you don't fix it now, you deserve it.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Shock Audio: Hannity's Latest Lies Politicize NY/NJ's Suffering Heading into election day, Sean Hannity made false statements painting a bleak picture of the Tri-state area's recovery following Superstorm Sandy. He insulted dedicated, highly effective work crews and citizen-samaritans to attack Obama, but it was also discovered Hannity had falsely attributed 2011 audio of striking Verizon workers to union members he said harangued visiting repair crews last week.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Schneiderman: Outcry and OWS Caused Obama to "Retool" Eric Schneiderman has offered interesting statements while making the media rounds, addressing tough questions about his role as co-chair of Obama's working group seeking to prosecute crimes that led to the economic crisis. While many mistrust Obama, Schneiderman opines that major changes in politics and the economy have led Obama to get more aggressive in seeking accountability, including #OWS.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, April 10, 2009
Follow Up: MSNBC Muzzling Maddow, Olbermann on Election Integrity? Does MSNBC have the contractual power to prevent Maddow and Olbermann from covering "toxic" topics? Part II of this inquiry looks at the mainstream media "wall of silence" and how networks appease affiliates, sponsors and their friends in high places. Of the stories the MSM won't touch, it seems alleged election theft is an issue even left-wing pundits like Maddow and Olbermann are noticably silent on. But is it by choice?
SHARE Sunday, July 10, 2011
How Hannity's "Fair and Open" Screeners Censor Liberals Hannity's on-air methods of bias, censorship and propaganda are well known, but only his callers know what happens when Hannity's screeners hear a question that is too eloquent...and too liberal.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 30, 2012
Former Collaborator of ACORN "Pimp" Lays Bare Plot Aimed at Obama Pastor Congresswoman Maxine Waters + Jeremiah Wright were alleged targets in messages shared online by Nadia Naffe, former collaborator of gonzo right-wing activist James O'Keefe. Using O'Keefe's own tactics for digging up dirt, Naffe has apparently teamed with a variety of indie bloggers to expose secret emails found in O'Keefe's personal email account.
(11 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 4, 2014
CONFLICTED: MSNBC's Mixed Reporting on Common Core and Charter Schools Wondering why MSNBC is slow to cover conflicts of interest as public funds flow out of classrooms in every zip code? The push to make all states "common" doubles down on testing and private contracts and diminishes local input, with accountability rules that mirror model legislation put forth by ALEC. See how coverage of these hot debates has fared on the left-leaning network as Common Core and charters continue to roll out.
(18 comments) SHARE Friday, April 3, 2009
Has MSNBC muzzled Maddow, Olbermann? Is MSNBC diluting the journalistic free hand of Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann? On the occasion of the Ed Schultz signing, we ask if MSNBC has been preventing a messy look back at evidence the 2004 election could have been tampered with.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 23, 2011
*UPDATED* Help NY's Attorney General Stop Obama's Whitewash of Major Mortgage Fraud The big banks have fashioned a "settlement" with the Obama Administration that would let them pay some fines to exonerate them in mortgage fraud relating to the Countrywide securities scandal that unraveled into a gigantic worldwide economic crisis. NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has prevented finalization of the deal, despite pressure from Obama's cabinet who want us all "blindly" to "not look backwards".
(19 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 20, 2016
Should Bernie Pay Off Superdelegates Like Hillary? Primary voters may be shocked to learn how the "democratic" process actually works, doing things they say are wrong. Hillary and the DNC are cruising to victory, but are silencing the voices of voters who have chosen Bernie loud and clear. How is this possible? It's easy - arcane party rules, including superdelegates and pay-for-play effectively gerrymander the outcomes long before the first votes are cast.
(15 comments) SHARE Monday, September 10, 2012
Obama's Bush-Era Incoherence on Constitutionality of NDAA In a video interview, president Obama seems to claim he opposes the NDAA provisions stripping away all US citizens' right to trial, explaining he only voted for it because Congress forced his hand. But Obama also went to court to enforce the provisions, providing a confusing backdrop for a detention law already presumed unconstitutional.
(24 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 17, 2013
Questions Persist After Guilty Verdicts in Steubenville Rape Trial A verdict was handed down Sunday in the case of "Jane Doe", a teen who was allegedly gang raped during a series of wild parties in August. Two defendants were found guilty of rape, in this case, the use of their fingers to violate a sixteen year old who was not in a position to give consent. But questions persist, including the case of other youngsters photographed in the same basement...
SHARE Monday, July 9, 2007
Child behavior do's and dont's - three theories The philosophies of three notables in behavior theory made me immediately rethink my parenting practices and communication methods in general. Following is a succinct review of the major points of each program, with focus on the role and responsibility of the teacher and parent.
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Obama Nominates Monsanto Rep For Agricultural Trade Post The Obama Administration recently nominated agri-chemical industry rep Islam Siddiqui for an important post in the Office of the US Trade Representative. A former lobbyist and advocate for GMO crops, hormone use, irradiation and less strict warning labels in food, Saddiqui has a history of strong-arming foreign farmers to increase GMO and chemical use. Sign this petition to help Obama remember his policy reform promises.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, June 10, 2011
Details Emerge on Dan Wolfe, Breitbart's Source For Weinergate as "BornFreeCrew" Implodes - UPDATE More details emerged this week about the lead up to the Weinergate scandal and the involvement of Dan Wolfe and Mike Stack who reveals it was "a friend of Drudge" that handed Wolfe this radioactive sex scandal scoop, perhaps to keep the actual source concealed.
With Breitbart, Dana Loesch and Lee Stranahan on the case, you'd think we'd have some answers, but everyone seems to be avoiding .
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 10, 2011
*[Updated]* MSNBC "Recalls" Maddow, Live Anchors as Results Delayed Before we found out the Wisconsin recall effort would fall short, we waited and waited for results that should only have heightened the drama that evening. From serial incompetence to allegations of tampering, there was a lot to cover, yet MSNBC pulled the plug, unceremoniously sending their star talent home to miss the outcome. Out of touch with surging outrage, MSNBC misses again, chasing viewers into deep, deep sleep.
(15 comments) SHARE Monday, September 28, 2009
Controversial Facebook Bigwig Tied To ACORN Sting Videographer A new report reveals that the "undercover pimp" videographer who secretly taped fictitious abuses taking place in ACORN offices may have tried to downplay funding received from controversial Facebook investor Peter Thiel and others shortly before he began his so-called "independent" investigation.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 9, 2010
Former Bush Lawyer on Suicide Watch after Bludgeoning Wife A former Deputy for President Bush's Office of Legal Counsel was arrested Thursday for a violent attack on his wife. John Michael Farren was President Bush's #2 lawyer on a team that asserted audacious and unprecedented executive privilege protection for Karl Rove and Harriet Miers to avoid subpoenas, but it seems Farren has ended up behind bars himself for a vicious suicide attack against Mrs. Farren.
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BUYING TIME INDEED: Is Andrew Cuomo's Money Keeping Zephyr Teachout Out Of The Media? Was the Moreland Commission killed because it pointed back to a media payola system used by the governor to buy influence with the media? Onlookers can only speculate as Cuomo has gone silent, running out the clock as the DOJ investigation seems unlikely to indict or absolve Cuomo before the Sept. 9 gubernatorial primary. Meanwhile, anti-corruption candidate Zephyr Teachout struggles to expand her name-recognition in time.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 30, 2007
Rather Disturbing News: CBS News hid Abu Ghraib crimes Dan Rather reports - this time against CBS, but only after he is given the boot. His suit against the suits opens up a veritable Pandora's box of wrongdoing, including the revelation that CBS sat on the Abu Ghraib story including photographic proof of illegal torture. See how CBS sadly became complicit in Bush administration crimes and why Rather is today issuing a warning about the media a la Eisenhower's farewell message.
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Report: Glenn Beck Staged Calls as Wacky DJ, More Questions Abound Gawker is reporting claims from a "prominent", "veteran" producer that Glenn Beck has in fact planted callers on his show, including recurring characters, in his days as a wacky morning show host. He also describes Ryan Seacrest and others use the service regularly in prank call bits and questions arise about Premiere's "inspired caller" servic for sale.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 30, 2010
Media Malpractice: Karl Rove's Fraud Subpoena Not News? Last Sunday on the sidewalk outside the CBS studios in NY, Karl Rove was served with a subpoena signed by Ohio's Secretary of State, which calls into question the ability of Rove's CrossroadsGPS to funnel funds into races over legal contribution limits. The probe also alleges Rove illegally trashed records and had a role in vote rigging going back to Ohio 2004 in which improprieties have remained uninvestigated.
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HuffPo Heavyweight Asked To Retract Report on Slain Rove IT Guru "Conspiracy Theories" Reknowned Huffington Post editor Thomas Edsall dismisses cutting edge reporting on the Mike Connell affair with a disparaging broadbrush, also revealing that Connell's wife believes her late husband did nothing wrong. Edsell takes heat for calling Brad Friedman, Larisa Alexandrovna and others who collectively broke the story merely "conspiracy theorists" despite compelling and substantial coverage.
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 3, 2012
Media Malfeasance: Corporate News Downsizes OWS, Downplays Murdoch Ruling Can you trust the corporate media anymore? Mayday reporting from NYC showed how top outlets like CNN, Reuters and Washington Post flubbed the most basic facts in reporting the massive march Tuesday. At the same time, the punditsphere remained notably quiet as a Parliamently committee ruled Rupert Murdoch "not fit" as the head of News Corp.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 27, 2011
Rachel Maddow Censored or Coincidental Glitch? Rachel Maddow was cut off on the audio feed of a segment declaring her editorial independence. Was it an accident or something more sinister?
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Sex, Drugs and Videotape: James O'Keefe Implicated in Barn Rape Plot? James O'Keefe is in another legal pickle, as criminal harassment charges were filed against O'Keefe by Harvard-educated conservative blogger Nadia Naffe - after a video project meet-up ended in alleged verbal abuse and physical impairment of Ms. Naffe, the lack of reporting and official comment on the allegations have led to speculation that O'Keefe has something to hide.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Ny AG Schneiderman Finds Support Fighting Next "Bank Bailout" Eric Schneiderman not only has a duty to enforce the law, he wants to know how recent mortgage fraud caused the collapse of America's economy. Those who are in no rush to find out include Obama, his cabinet, the top banks and especially the folks who broke laws to create impossibly labyrinthian mortgage securities, imbedded with toxic balloon loans.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 11, 2012
AUDIO: Hannity Blabbed Content of "Off The Record" Conversation with George Zimmerman The media world lit up in response to the news George Zimmerman called Sean Hannity, but Hannity promised not to discuss the "off the record" conversation. This audio shows however that Hannity did divulge on his radio show today that George Zimmerman told him that the screams heard on the 911 tape were not Trayvon's but his own.
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Deconstructing the Media Manipulation that Infects America's Core Are we wasting our time bickering on blogs? We may need to take a deeper look at ourselves, not our enemies across the ideological aisle. We badly need a fresh perspective on many of our ingrained American indulgences to recognize what the last 100 years of media manipulation has wrought, and what it means to our children.
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Media Whitewash on Cheney War Crimes Palpable as Whistleblowers Cry Foul Promising "heads will explode", Dick Cheney made the beltway media rounds bragging about his calculations to skirt US laws in the war on terror. But an undeniable critical mass of evidence now screams that he and George Tenet knowingly withheld key internal dissents from Colin Powell and thereby Congress insisting on a fraudulent need for military strikes against Iraq.
(21 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 22, 2009
Is Sean Hannity's Political Talk Hampering Our Children's Critical Thinking? The Supreme Court will soon be deciding if McCain-Feingold campaign regulation should allow corporations to fund election propaganda. But we already have this going on every day in talk radio, where the #1 broadcasters in the US are openly partisan and supported by corporate contributors like the Heritage Foundation. Should we allow propaganda over public airwaves and if so, what will this do to our children?
SHARE Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Fraud! Breitbart Admits Editing "Truth" From Hoax Petition Video [Updated] Partisan operative Andrew Breitbart promotes a video showing college students joining a fake "ban" on Conservative talk hosts like Limbaugh and Hannity as they are asked to support free speech. But the filmmakers didn't understand they were confusing the petition signers and then admit to editing out students who refused to sign.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 11, 2008
United States of Amnesia? Cheney's DC Madam Problem The Vice President's bigger prostitution scandal was reported, then un-reported by ABC News after alleged White House intervention. Cheney's scandal is bigger and murkier than Spitzer's, tying in the DOJ firings, an unsolved murder, Abramoff, a sitting Senator, Giuliani, Kerik and a curious 180 by Disney/ABC...
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"Reptilian" Rumsfeld's Biggest Media Crime Does Rumsfeld owe the USA an apology for a monumentally consequential lie? Should he be charged for misinforming the US public and our military about falsified WMD confirmations? He offered no culpability during his whirlwird book tour.
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Cheney Faces Arrest in Nigeria for Halliburton Bribes After paying more than a half-billion in fines in the case, Halliburton subsidiary KBR continues to be probed by Nigerian authorities who arrested employees this week. Soon afterwards, they announced forthcoming warrants for the firm's CEOs, including Dick Cheney, who has to date not been charged in a scandal begun under his watch as CEO of Halliburton.
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Supreme Corruption: Mega-Expansion of Citizens United We know the Montana challenge to Citizens United was struck down, but most don't know how this broadened the ruling to unleash corporate cash into state and local races. NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman assembled a posse of AGs to prove the original ruling was baseless, but the Court refused to budge. The battle against a corrupt Supreme Court and profit-hungry media continues as 2012 elections approach.
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Slutgate II: Limbaugh Calls Educated Moms "Lushes" Who "End Up at the Motel" Remember when Rush Limbaugh called women "sluts" and prostitutes? He's back, writing online about the tendency of women who have too much schooling to get bored by raising families, turn to wine and become neighborhood harlots, bedding down men who frequent bars.
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Hannipocrisy: ACORN 'Pimp' Slams AP, WaPo For "Journalistic Malpractice" ACORN 'pimp' James O'Keefe claims he was simply conducting an investigation when he was arrested for conspiracy to interfere with a US Senator's phones. In a stark example of "Faking News and Simulating Talk", Sean Hannity broke his long silence, asking viewers not to rush to judgments or jump to conclusions after his history of doing exactly that every day for four hours for more than a decade.
(20 comments) SHARE Monday, April 15, 2013
Learning the Hard Way: The False Promises of Standardized Tests With parents choosing to opt their kids out of state testing in increasing numbers, we look at the question of whether it's been hurting or helping schools. The data is in and since implementation, performance across the country has flat lined, while billions have been sucked out of school budgets to enrich a handful of large, privatized testing firms while killing the love of learning for a generation of American students.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 20, 2008
60 Minutes Goes "Imbedded" in Afghanistan Did you see 60 Minutes recent segment "imbedded" with the 101st Airborne in a desolate mountain outpost in Afghanistan? They spotlighted heroic American soldiers, fighting under difficult condidtions - but in the end, the piece seemed suspiciously like a prime-time infomercial for more war and bigger war, more bombs, bullets and bases...
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Why Obama is Actually More Conservative Than McCain If Conservatism means fiscal responsibility, small government and strict ethics, Obama not only tops McCain, but George Bush, Dick Cheney, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and even Ronald Reagan. The key is the difference between traditional Conservatism and neoconservatism, which preaches military aggression, reckless spending and immoral slime-tactic politicking.
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Hannipocrisy 2.0: Obama is Weak But Hannity Won't Face His Own Critics? While Sean Hannity denounces the President as weak on the world stage, Hannity himself cowers from accusations of his own deception, failing to adequately fulfill public trust while providing cover for alleged Bush-era crimes. His "accidental" crowd-scene editing, however, might qualify him for firing using the same arguments right wingers famously made during "Rathergate" in 2004.
(19 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 15, 2008
Hannity and Limbaugh: The Worst of America? The broadcasts of Rush Limbaugh/Sean Hannity actually run counter to the core tenets of traditional Conservatism: fiscal responsibility, small, unintrusive government and high morals. They also meet the historic definition of propagandists, trashing American ethical tradition in advocating war, snooping, consumerism and media consolidation which has made these "entertainers" personally rich and dangerously powerful.
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Caught: Hannity's Sleight of Hand on Bush Tax Cut Claims Do the Bush tax cuts for the rich create jobs? Do they raise revenues? According to history, no - but that doesn't stop Sean Hannity from saying so. In pursuit of continued breaks so multimillionaires can take cash out of the American economy, top Republicans continue to assert rosy claims about the Bush cuts for the wealthy when Clinton era tax policies fared much better.
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Breitbart Again Demonizing Average People in Hoax Videos Another hyper-partisan activist video has been promoted by Andrew Breitbart's website, painting average folks on the street as un-American "fascists" due to their willingness to criticize conservative radio hosts and websites. Plainly, the subjects are lied to and coaxed to sign a hoax petition they do not seem to understand.
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CAUGHT AGAIN: Breitbart's Deceptive Editing Prompts Misogyny, Violent Threats Against "Gun Map Editor" After right wing media reports mischaracterized the reasons a Journal News editor was fired from her job, comments sprung up including attacks on women and a call for violent assault.
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Pete Seeger Headlines Health Care For All Rally Today in NY *Update: Teabaggers En Route* UPDATED: Teabaggers smear Seeger, plan to hijack media coverage **Sunday Oct 4 at 4:30pm a host of musicians including folk legends Pete Seeger and Tom Chapin will be performing along the bank of the Hudson River in Nyack Memorial Park. The event advocates for the understanding of health care as a human right, promoting a constructive dialogue in paving the way for universal care for all Americans.
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#OWS Applauds as Massachussetts Attorney General Stands Up To Banks #OccupyWallStreet has another accomplishment to celebrate this week, the lawsuit leveled at five major mortgage banks in Massachussetts. This is another action taken in leiu of Obama's DOJ or SEC doing it's job of putting Wall Street criminals in jail and yet another action taken on the state level to prevent Obama from selling immunity to Wall Street as he has been doing for years.
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Report: Americans Hogging World Resources The unsustainable overconsumption of the West is the key to upcoming environmental, economic and political strife - and it's largely unnecessary. The problem in the U.S. is that we are bred from birth to consume, because unlike many in the rest of the developed world, we buy things to fulfill childlike illusions about ourselves, not out of practical need.
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Selective Tyranny: Why "Terrorized" Gun-Owners Applaud Obama's Worst Constitutional Abuses The gun debate in the US has reached fever pitch following the Newtown massacre, but daily gun violence was normalized long ago, inextricably linked with gun access. Gun-toting patriots claim to be a check on government abuse, looking narrowly at their Second Amendment rights while the ignoring indefinite imprisonment - or death by executive order.
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BACKFIRE: James O'Keefe's Latest Video Mostly Absolves Battleground Texas TEXAS TAPE TOO TOXIC FOR FOX: After hyping James O'Keefe's latest sting video on Fox-TV, Megyn Kelley ended up not showing the video which purported to show Wendy Davis supporters laughing at the disability of Republican opponent Greg Abbot. Read why the story ended up relegated to sites like WND and Infowars.
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Cheney: Vice President Exempt From Presidential Records Act Dog Ate My Homework, Part 11: Vice president Cheney took an ugly loss in court this weekend, attempting to wriggle out of official record-keeping requirements on the grounds his office is not part of the Executive Branch (this is not satire).
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Zephyr Teachout Aims to Capitalize on Cuomo's Moreland Mess Offering New York Democrats a progressive alternative to the increasingly "moderate" governor, progressive upstart candidate Zephyr Teachout hopes to make the upcoming primary competitive in the wake of the ballooning Moreland Commission scandal. Her unusual name aside, Teachout's anti-corruption credentials make her an interesting and relevant candidate in the mold of Elizabeth Warren.
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Hannity Audio: The 47% Will Still Vote For Romney and "Everything Else He Says Is Correct" On the same day Mother Jones released the full 50 minutes of footage from Mitt Romney's private fundraiser, Sean Hannity was leading talk radio in agreeing the "47%" who pay no federal income tax were deadbeat Obama voters "unable to take responsibility for themselves", unwilling to correct this erroneous percentage nearing half our nation, or the sentiment behind it. Hannity was rendered but a cuckold weeks later when Romney
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"Ignore the Poor" Guy Won't Retract #OWS Fabrication Caught lying! Wisconsin candidate for US Senate makes headlines after he shows disdain for the poor and unemployed. But a campaign ad aired in Wisconsin making an outlandish claim about #OWS turned into an embarrassing exchange when the candidate admitted his research was baseless...
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How Media and Advertising Breed Americans to Be Eternally Childlike Consumers Americans still can't even recognize what the last 100 years of media manipulation has wrought - a gullible nation, marching towards our own destruction. Bernaysian manipulation and the Bush presidency has brought to light how each family needs to re-evaluate how we educate our children because we are, at present, a nation of suckers being bled dry by industries who sell us empty fantasies.
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Jewish-American PAC Boasts of Instigating War With Iran Though AIPAC gets most of the credit, see how another pro-Israeli PAC boasted of their influence over your US Senators and Representatives, resulting in H.Con.Res.362, a bill calling for military action against Iran via naval blockade.
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MEET HILLARY'S CAMPAIGN CHAIR: "Moneyman" John Podesta and his Revolving Door Hillary vowed recently to end the revolving door, but her campaign chairman John Podesta and his think tank Center for American Progress is a prime example. But Podesta also is one of DC's biggest PAC bundlers, and his family is being enriched by major lobbying contracts with the biggest national and international mega-corporations including fossil fuel producers and including a Panama Papers-related bank from Russia.
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Lieberman At Hagee Conference: U.S. Should Attack Iran because God Hates Israel's Enemies On Tuesday Joe Lieberman went ahead with his speech for Rev. Hagee despite protest by 42,000 outraged Americans. Pandering to Christian fundamentalist end-timers who predict the annihilation of the Jewish people is part of God's plan, Lieberman stretched wildly the case for action against Iran, yet still hasn't offered evidence of any credible threat to U.S. interests.
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Hannity's 'Teflonics': No Responsibility, Blame Others for Economic Collapse and War "Hoax" With Hannity serving as the key media mouthpiece for the Bush administration during the tanking of the US economy and the Iraq War debacle, we see how slick and reptilian he can be in avoiding accountability. But voters in the 2010 midterm elections need to know - why would we would want to return to those same policies today and why Hannity cannot debate his critics transparently?
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Hannity Takes Pay to Astroturf For Hydrofrackers What would you do if you wanted to expand hydrofracking in New York state, but the public was protesting because of the risks to the environment? You call Sean Hannity, the #1 public opinion masseuse. That's what happened this week as the media noticed Hannity's ire for Cuomo's fracking delayy, but this began just days before Hannity started promoting a new pro-fracking film in a paid ad campaign. Coincidence?
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Netanyahu's Plan to Bomb Iran Allegedly Leaked in Protest Richard Silverstein, blogger at Tikun-Olam and TruthOut is claiming to have obtained war plans drafted by the Netanyahu administration, detailing Iranian targets to be attacked in an impending strike.
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"Corrupt" Wal-Mart Seeks 159 Stores in NYC Instead of Walmart's Mexican cover-up scandal, consider their operating plan at it's most basic, relying on extremely aggressive growth to grab a 1/5 market share wherever it casts its shadow. Walmart has been drooling over NYC for two years, but one estimate warns a net 4,000 jobs would be lost if they met their typical targets, suppressing wages while making welfare spike. Is this the future of New York City?
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Denied! NY vetoes Autism Spectrum care A bill to expand care for treatment of autism spectrum was vetoed by outgoing NY Governor David Paterson in a victory for health insurers and their lobbyists. As 23 other states fight to prevent insurers discriminating against kids with autism, Paterson defied a unanimous Legislature in a veto, citing hotly contested projections.
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Audio Treasure Trove From National Conference For Media Reform in Boston The 2011 NCMR event held last weekend was a well attended progressive grassroots gathering, converging media, technology and democracy around important current issues. Recap offered here with links to full audio for dozens of workshops now available online for those who missed out.
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Taking a Proper Gander at Sean Hannity The second in the "Worst of America" series, we analyze Hannity's campaign to manipulate public perception of Obama, deconstructing Hannity's exploitation of a fanatical black preacher to paint himself as heroic. Looking through his tricks and imbalance, we ask if Hannity's actions actually run counter to the core precepts of Conservatism.
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Free Speech vs. Public Interest: FCC Complaint Against WI Talk Radio Looms Large for Hannity and Limbaugh The equal time provision called the "Zapple Doctrine" is getting a fresh look after monitors in WI discovered imbalanced broadcasting at two Milwaukee stations during the Scott Walker recall election period. With air time going 120 to 1 in favor of Walker, critics believe the stations do not qualify for the "news interview" loophole that allows on-air support for one candidate without allowing relevant rebuttal time.
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Will AOL Join Huffington's Call to Prosecute Bush Crimes? Dare we think think it? AOL could be putting editorial control of everything it publishes in the hands of someone who thinks Bush should be prosecuted for Constitutional violations? How does that play in the AOL boardroom? Does Arianna stomp in and say "don't f___ with me boys", or is this the beginning of a journalist versus bean counter battle royale designed to squelch progressive passion?
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MSNBC Countdown: It's Okay To Compare Bush, Rove to Nazis Last year on an episode of MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann, guest host Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Lt. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson on legality and ethics of torture in US Military history. Looking back, this segment made news as the only national cable network coverage of Colin Powell's side man making an informed legal case that everyone involved would have been stripped of their command for ordering waterboarding.
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Want to Show Your Tea Bag on TV? Another "teabagging" merchandiser looks to sell signs and t-shirts to patriotic Americans fed up with Obama's move towards Socialism. Only problem is, the slogans and signs are all pre-fabricated and supplied by a for-profit corporation and the protests are being promoted by Fox News and Sean Hannity. Is this a true "grassroots" protest or a business endeavor?
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On the Ground in Egypt: Cables from Peace Activists in Cairo Imagine yourself traveling from the NY area to Gaza with a returning Code Pink peace contingent when you find yourself stuck in Cairo just as the massive national protests shocked the world. These emailed 'cables' from activist Felice Gelman give great detail and texture about the 'live' experience we so badly miss in the age of declining original independent reporting.
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EVALUATING THE EVALUATIONS: How Can Math or English Tests Be Used For All Teachers? In September 2013, New York City began basing teacher evaluations on Common Core test results, but neglected to create tests in subjects other than Math or English Language Arts. Instead, they simply assigned test scores in these subjects to everybody. Over a year later, we find teachers in danger of being fired, and inner city schools seeing teachers flee, knowing that low scores are linked to high poverty in the community.
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HUH? Hannity Claims Obama Will Be Cutting Checks For The Poor? Okay, so I know how the Sean Hannity Show works by now, relentless one-sided partisan claims without any balance. Hannity even announces his bias, circumventing anti-propaganda laws by claiming it's just "entertainment". But today I heard something startling - Hannity claimed Obama intends to cut checks for poor people through the taxation system.
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Speech Suppression? FCC Loses "Petitions to Deny" WTMJ + WISN Broadcast Licenses The FCC says "the dog ate my homework" in the case of a filing documenting serious broadcast imbalance during Scott Walker's re-election campaign. The government has little discretion to regulate free speech, but the FCC licensing process clearly provides for public feedback, complaints and even a "Petition to Deny" relicensing, as well as statutes governing 'comparable time' during election periods in the "public interest"
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Hagee's CUFI Summit Attracts Record Numbers John Hagee's 3rd annual Christians United For Israel summit broke attendance records, but included stifling new restrictions on press coverage, while coaching attendees on lobbying and media control. The "religious" event concentrated on escalating Mid-East conflict, trotting out Joe Lieberman and many of the same speakers who misinformed the public on Iraq, speciously claiming Iran has nuclear weapons and ties to Al Qaeda.
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Palin and Presidential Politics: All Just a Reality TV show? The 2008 presidential race has become a personality-driven "Reality TV" show, with Sarah Palin representing everything that enthralls us about Survivor, American Idol, Desperate Housewives, The Sopranos and even Are You Smarter Then A Fifth-Grader? Can Obama embrace this reality to fight the influence of "Reality TV politics" by November?
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Hannity and Limbaugh: The Sinful Downfall of Broadcasting in the USA Are the Limbaugh and Hannity shows creating an unhealthy environment for our children by leading American broadcasting into deceptive journalistic practices? What are the ethical responsibilities of the #1 market leaders to volunteer balance in political discourse today? And what if they were actually part of a coordinated effort to sell the war during the Bush Administration? Can America do better for it's children?
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NC, Ohio Dates Added To Beasties' Pre-Election Stadium Tour Wondering who your favorite rock, pop and rap stars are supporting this election? Check out this list, an Obama LANDSLIDE and the Beastie Boys have just added more swing-state concert events with Sheryl Crow and friends - tickets go on sale Thursday. A who's who of A-list musicians all calling for change! Dylan, The Stones, Madonna, Bruce, Pink Floyd, Allmans, The Dead, plus hundreds more...
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Hannity Demands Presidential Transparency Sean Hannity today called for the incoming President to immediately make public all phone and email records of correspondance with Governor Blagojevich. Mr. Hannity is just the ally the American people need in demanding our Presidents reveal their correspondance with criminals because the media has for too long simply buried the issue.
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McCain Pressed On Campaign's Dirty Tricks McCain's poll numbers have shot up since unleashing "pitbull" Sarah Palin and a raft of dirty tricks including the recent "sex pervert" attack on Obama. McCain was asked about this last night and gave a shocking answer, marking a drastic difference between the campaigns. But Obama can up-end the whole process with one simple twist: going completely transparent.
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Caught! Condi's State Dept. Found Spying on Peace Fellowship In a troubling discovery, the director of a venerable human rights activist group today confirmed the State Dept. has been covertly spying on their communications. This might explain why the group's Bogotá, Columbia offices were looted last June resulting in the theft of computers which contained details and documentation of criminal activities carried out by state affiliated paramilitary squads.
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Tony Blair Staff Testimony: Senator Dodd Wanted Iraq War Because of Past Grudges New testimony reveals Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd hinted at an attack on Iraq long before Tony Blair's administration considered it. Meanwhile, efforts continue in the UK to hold Blair to account.
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NY's Liberal Congressional Reps Fomenting Flotilla Hatespeech? Does New York senator Chuck Schumer consider himself chosen by God to use US resources to ensure Israel's security? What about New York's most prominent Congressional leaders? Is Israel the issue bringing together these so-called liberals in Congress with the worst of neocons in a whitewash and smear campaign that refuses to look at Israel objectively?
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Creepy Audio: Palin, Pastor Hit Up Jesus for Campaign Funds Palin's African Pentecostal guest Pastor offered a special message for Sarah and her fellow congregants during her 2005 campaign, praying for God to help her to raise funding, attract loyal staffers, crush the heads of her enemies and protect her from witchcraft. Hear the sermon here.
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Obama Vowed To Support Filibuster of Telecom Immunity Bill UPDATED: Sen. Dodd is considering an amendment striking the Telco Immunity Provision. TAKE ACTION: Weigh in on Obama's vote for telecom immunity, an unfortunate reversal of his own vow to suport any filibuster of such legislation. Email the Obama campaign spokesman who publicized this "vow" today!
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NY Teachers Seek Answers From New Education Commissioner Hired amidst a whirlwind of controversy and corruption in Albany, New York's new top educator replaces a Commissioner long accused of catering to the billionaire class, instituting Common Core and invalid evaluations designed to blame teachers for problems unique to low-income urban environments. For her first week, the activist teacher group NYBATs released an open letter asking Commissioner Elia to respond to the evidence.
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Frackstabber: Gov. Cuomo Excludes Public From Privileged "Stakeholder" Communications Problem: Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised natural gas drillers he'd expand hydrofracking, while also keeping a promise to keep the people and NY environment safe. Cuomo's recent designation of drill zones in five NY counties has brought renewed protest to the state's environmental review process, but new revelations show fracking corporations were given a special "inside track" via secret communications with Cuomo's DEC.
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Hannity & Limbaugh: It's All Fun & Games Till Someone Goes Postal Hannity listener shoots up church because liberals may be inside. Hannity's responsibility starts where basic broadcast professionalism ends. Providing a public disservice, he whines about liberals causing all of America's problems after 7 years of crushing Neocon rule and economics, getting obscenely wealthy himself. But this coward refuses to air the whole picture - only faux dissent is allowed!
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Shalt Thou Waterboard? America's Morality Check Since we now know detainee abuse and waterboarding were dictated from the top down, we must discuss with children the issue of torture from a religious, human rights and practical military perspective. Limbaugh, Hannity and the GOP rank and file stand pat abuse was "necessary", while General Petraeus and the majority of Americans feel it was illegal, ineffective or ungodly. Did the 9/11 attckers convert YOU into a savage?
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Walmart CEO To Be Picketed in NYC at Speech on Global Responsibility Picketers will take to the streets at 4:30 Tuesday to address the hypocrisy of the CEO of Walmart in giving a speech called "The Responsibility to Lead". Protesters say he leads the most exploitive, parasitic retail chain in history, with a horrendous track record on women's rights, food monopolization, displacing workers and factory conditions. Lexington Ave and 68th Street in Manhattan.
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ClearChannel Come Clean: Was Limbaugh on McClellan's Fax List? Yes or no, ClearChannel, was Rush on the list of right wing pundits receiving faxes of White House talking points from Scott McClellan's office? Demand a statement on the occasion of Rush Limbaugh's $400 million dollar contract for "entertainment" (whitewashing relevant facts and perspective).
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Rockstars For Change: Swing State Stadium Concerts Coming The Beastie Boys have announced a battleground state stadium tour starting Oct. 28 to get out the vote. Joining the Beasties will be Sheryl Crow, Tenacious D, Crosby & Nash and others but check out this STAGGERING list of artists who have endorsed Obama or denounced the McCain/Bush ethos: The Stones, The Dead, Dylan, The Allmans, Stevie, Billy, Neil, Bon Jovi, Bruce, Floyd, Rage, Green Day, Heart, Foo, Pearl Jam...
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Bush Extortion Plan: Scare, Swindle, Run George Bush addressed the nation last night to lay out a three point plan: 1. Alarm Citizens With Threats Of Individual Hardship 2. Drop Shrink Wrapped Skids of Taxpayer Cash on Wall Street 3. Sort Out Details Later
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Rebel Yell: Rep. Kennedy Goes Ballistic Over Network Whitewash of War Vote Last week a resolution was brought to the House floor calling for a withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan. But the network news blacked out this unprecedented 3-hour debate on the merits of the Obama war initiative, hijacking and astroturfing strong public anti-war sentiment. Hear Rep. Patrick Kennedy call out the press as our enemy within, suppressing the war debate everyone should be hearing.
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Bush was not involved in planning 9-11 Corrupt or incompetent? No White House plan would ever have made Bush seem as inept and ill-prepared to defend America as the events of 9-11 have. Let's look back at the string of failures that spotlight Bush's pre-911 indifference on al Qaida.
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Bush Startlingly Inept in Answering Question About Military Contractor Accountability Hear your President cornered on an issue important to the American people, admitting he has no idea what is going on concerning legal governance of privatized armed forces in Iraq. Hear the President gloss over the importance of contractor accountability during the period the DOJ is now alleged to have helped cover up the Halliburton gang rape.
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Flip-Flop versus Flim-Flam? Artillery for Hillary All about Hillary Clinton's comfortable spot being mainstream while less overtly money-grubbing then the right. Alas, however, she is only responsive to public sentiment when it is carries no risk for her.
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Yes! Let's Immediately Investigate Voter Fraud! The GOP is squealing about voter registration irregularities committed by low-income advocacy groups, but ignoring the flaming, toxic mountain of evidence showing blatant past and current GOP/RNC improprieties. Let's investigate ALL voter fraud - starting with Karl Rove's office sending caging lists to the Bush campaign!
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Jindal's Condescending Response Elicits Douchechills "Oh God" is right. Last night's GOP response continued to recycle Reagan quotes but gave no indication of what the Republicans think should be done, other then to smear the Dems. Worst of all was their request for trust without offering a plan of any type.
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White House Blackmails Iraq Ahead of Dec. Expiration of UN Mandate The Wall St. bailout rammed through Congress amounted to blackmail, with our IRAs and assets held over a barrel until the bill passed. But the recent ultimatum to Iraq is even worse - agree to the status of forces agreement or literally die! But the looming expiration of the U.N. mandate means the war will technically become ILLEGAL after Dec. 31, so Bush wants compliance now - or else.
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NY Congressman Won't Sign On For Impeachment Because of Political Baggage Congressional Rep. Eliot Engel has cosponsored several House bills seeking to expose the President for using faulty intel to justify the Iraqi invasion, torture, eavesdropping, contractor fraud and more. Despite these aims paralleling a House resolution seeking investigations for impeachment, Engel won't sign on. Read why and see why politicians like Engel and regular American families have little in common.
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Hillary vs. Kucinich: the battle for the Democratic Party If you want to send the Democratic Party a message on primary day, let them know how you feel about being misrepresented, taken for granted and ignored after the 2006 elections. But how do US voters choose for 2008? Sadly, for decades we've been voting for the wrong reasons: appearance, electability, media coverage and financial backing.
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McCain Claims Victory in Debate and Iraq, Hoping We Overlook Much McCain's mastery of deflection and political slipperiness escaped many of us. He eluded being nailed on his dedication to the wealthiest and deregulation, his support for the invasion of Iraq and the idea we need him to call our withdrawal a military victory instead of a growing. spreading financial defeat.
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Obama White House Accepting Public Comment on Tax Reform Remember candidate Obama's chief economic advisor Austan Goolsbee? Since inauguration, he's been quietly working on Obama's economic recovery board, crafting proposals to reform the tax code, create green jobs and invest in infrastructure, healthcare and manufacturing. But Obama is now asking everyone for ideas to fix our economy and mop up the mess of high unemployment, soaring debt and pernicious greed. Have a suggestion?
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Eyewitness: Watada Judge Panicked and Bailed In a showdown of rock solid preparedness, conviction and mental toughness, Lt. Ehren Watada seems to have outgunned Judge Lt. Col. John Head, who became unglued and declared a mistrial. Read about the startling legal move made by the defense that made discussion of the legality of the war inevitable - something the judge did NOT want in his courtroom.
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Hannity Calls For Hearings, Joining Ranks With Millions of Liberals Hannity's rant Monday was a "pre-emptive strike" at anybody politicizing the 500 point stock market plunge. Calling for hearings (at last), he caught up to those of us demanding oversight and accountability for years. Great call, Sean!
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Another "Anti-War" NY Representative Explains Why He Won't Impeach Freshman Rep. John Hall calls for strong censure of Bush/Cheney, supporting investigations and inquests for multiple White House abuses and violations, yet stops short of signing on for impeachment hearings. Hear his rationale, including his contention that no matter how the hearings would play out "no article of impeachment would result in a conviction in the Senate".
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Boston Joins Move To Greater Transparency Through Digital Recordkeeping Boston is the latest of 400 municipal and county governments to implement a paperless system for official record keeping that will considerably increase public access to council business.
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Hillary Scores, Obama Fumbles and Kucinich Blitzes Rush Hillary Clinton? Master puppeteer. Barack Obama? Again proven human with flawed energy policy. Dennis Kucinich? The slow, steady engine that could, chugging away for the American people.
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Giuliani Logic: Personality over Economy, Career over Family Reduced to a political hitman focusing on personal attacks, Giuliani's purpose gets more dire. But what does HIS personal life contribute to the debate about families sacrificing for one parents' political career?
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The Polarizer and The Unifier: A Reasoned Look As it drags on, the Hillary-Obama debate gets more vicious - we've now seen polarization across gender, race, age, class and ideology. But we've also seen many firsts: cleaner campaign fundraising, record turn-outs, record youth blocs, record first-time voter blocs, and a new "standard for candor". Can you guess which candidate is the divider and which is calmly building all these bridges?
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Cleaning Our Congress: I Just Found my Rep. Makes Speeches for Rev. Hagee As we tune in more seriously to Congressional races, it's surprising how little we know about our Congressional reps. Turn up the radar now! I found out my Rep. barely represents my Democratic NY district. I knew he was pro-business and pro-war but I never knew he was speaking at Rev. Hagee's religio-political conferences, or that he was moonlighting for Israel's most extreme right wing hawks! Vigilance...
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Arlen Specter's NSA Probe Gone Lame Was it Specter's decision to leave the GOP, or was he blacklisted? Remember Specter's inquiry into the NSA wiretaps, suddenly quashed with no explanation? A "threat" by Karl Rove published in Insight magazine may provide a clue...
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Why we need to learn the name Sibel Edmonds What's the tie between the Valerie Plame affair, the DoJ scandal, ten million missing White House emails and mishandling of crucial intel regarding suspects involved in 9-11? Everything, says whistleblower Sibel Edmonds - but the US media won't touch it and Congress won't hold hearings...so far.
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OpEdNews Readers: Hold Congress Accountable The latest Iraq War funding bill passes - but how did the measure go through so quickly and with such little public debate or scrutiny? What of the Dems who could have blocked funding? Are they listening? Or are they shills for the military industrial complex? We ask constituents from all corners to share the official word on why their representatives caved in.
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Shaping campaign finance reform Your input is welcome on an idea for implementation of campaign finance reform that de-emphasizes the influence of large donors and corporate influence. Come discuss the pros and cons of this suggestion. Is it practical, possible or preposterous?
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Are your investments killing America? George Bush received a standing ovation when he recently visited Wall Street, obviously for fostering a "profit friendly" landscape. But if the financial industry is morally bankrupt, why are we handing over all of our investment funds to them? Perhaps it's time we all took a personal ethics check. You may be shocked to realize what your money is being used for right now!
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Heightened Alert: ABC News and White House Colluding in Fear Campaign? ABC News publishes an unflinchingly one-sided piece on Homeland Security's latest scare-package, claiming the U.S. is about to enter a Period of Heightened Alert, or POHA. Are we prepared for our Period?
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Why George Tenet is Just Another O.J., or Why Impeachment is a "Slamdunk" Ex-CIA Director publicizes a tell-all book so short on revelations, it compels readers to protest the judgment of the publisher. Not only doesn't he deliver, he doesn't avoid the rancid stench of complicity, prompting disgusted CIA vets to call for stripping him of his Medal of Freedom. Tenet is a mature DC politico with blood on his hands, indignantly crying sour grapes before his 15 minutes fade but here's what you can do.
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Don't give your voter mojo away! REFUSE TO REGISTER WITH A PARTY State party bosses are secretive, rat-tailed cheaters who pimp the American people out for the millions raised by front-running candidates. This, because Democrats and Republicans boast memberships over a quarter of the entire nation's population. Voters can regain power from the RNC and DNC by participating only in the general election and skipping primaries.
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Hillary's Baggage: Bad Votes, Scandals and Polarization In the general election, Billary's baggage will drag the national debate downward - you can almost hear the GOP licking their chops! Hillary's pro-war positions were dimly thought out, even gullible - but looking at healthcare in NY since 2001, Hillary backed down and then took payouts from the health insurance bad guys. Take it from a disappointed New Yorker...name recognition isn't enough.
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The solution for Iraq: Impeachment of Bush The United States of Appeasement: Can we the people re-instill ethics into our leadership? Only if we toss Bush out.
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General Petraeus: There Must Be No More Vietnams On the eve of his marginalization, Bush finally implements practicable Iraq strategy, led by aticulate and ethical soldier-academic Dr. David Petraeus. But will this only underscore how incompetent his leadership has been for the last three years?
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Fixing Healthcare: the answer lies in our past By 2008, healthcare could very well be the deciding issue in the presidential election. With all the proposals on the table, which one makes the most sense? I'd suggest the answer is none of the above - we need to go back 30 years and take a look at the way it WAS.
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Gonzales asleep at the wheel? No, all roads lead to Rove What did you expect Gonzales to say? His authority was usurped by Karl Rove who still eludes accountability.
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My Congressman is a stooge for big media - Is yours? Check this list... Eleven Congressional Reps sign petition to advocate gigantic corporate media merger, while ignoring issues most important to voters. Read about how these Reps are spending their time and who they are really going to bat for. Is your Rep on this list?
SHARE Wednesday, June 18, 2008
NY Congressman Mulls Hagee Appearance Will Eliot Engel (D-NY) join Joe Lieberman and Bill Kristol in appearing at the annual summit for controversial pastor John Hagee later this July? See shocking footage of the 2007 event for CUFI (Christians United for Israel) and decide if this is a worthy political cause, or a well-funded cult of apocalyptic zealots pushing for war with Iran.
SHARE Friday, May 4, 2007
If you're listening in on political opponents, we want to know about it. If the DOJ was used as the political arm for the White House, who's to say the NSA wasn't used as it's eyes and ears? Read why the NSA spying case should be the #1 reason for impeachment.
SHARE Thursday, October 12, 2006
Rare letters by Einstein, Clinton, Kennedy to be auctioned Some fascinating historical letters being sold at auction.
SHARE Saturday, July 12, 2008
Is Your Elected Rep In Bed With Rev. Hagee? Sign the petition to Senator Joe Lieberman, DEMOCRATIC Congressman Eliot Engel of NY and Rep. Mark Pence of Indiana who are speaking at Pastor Hagee's CUFI conference on July 22. Should elected U.S. political figures condone a group that believes all Jews will be annihilated? How about their call for pre-emptive military strikes against Iran?
SHARE Monday, February 4, 2008
Using the Idea of Obama to End the Fear and Loathing How this campaign has begun changing political thought into moral thought at last. A discusion of logic, emotion, strategy and the contagious wave of transformation from bitter people who are afraid to talk to our neighbors, to a new generation of Americans that want to take responsibility and take action.
SHARE Tuesday, January 9, 2007
When will corrupt, complicit media come around? We all know the media has not been accurately covering public sentiment, criticizing Bush's policies, or bringing us informed, balanced discussions of important issues. If we support the media through puchase of advertised consumer goods, why then can't we demand better representation?
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Separation of Christmas and Jesus? Killing trees every Christmas? Fattening ourselves? Teaching our kids to expect mountains of presents? Can we possibly take an objective look at what our Christmas celebrations have become?
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Bush's perilous provocations ask the question - is he begging for impeachment? Bush enflames tensions in Kurdistan, Somalia and Iran. In light of recent international incidents, Congress may need to quickly consider impeachment in the interest of national security!
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Saddam execution points to difference between us and them Saddam dies like an animal, on a filthy gallows, surrounded by a jeering mob. Is this the proper end to a U.S. led operation for justice and freedom?
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ATTEN-TION! What Lt. Watada needs now is...attention! Ehren Watada faces an almost certain court martial, stuck between "Iraq" and a hard place. Or is it perhaps the judge in this case that must chose between properly dispensing justice or providing cover for an illegal war? Having chosen already, this trial stinks - we need to hold this judge accountable and bring maximum scrutiny to these questionable military court procedures. Here are the keys.