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  • MinMMinM
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    abccbsnbcfoxcnbcmsnbccnn is a symptom of a larger problem ..

    Iraq, Iran, & the Vanishing Context in American News

    08/20/07 "Zmag" -- -It’s no coincidence that the American corporate media is the wealthiest communication systems in the world, yet also one of the worst in terms of educating its citizens.  Extraordinary riches require extraordinary efforts to divert public attention from extreme inequality and the democratic deficit under which Americans suffer.  Despite the abundance of media sources throughout this country, Americans still endure a staggering ignorance regarding the reality of U.S. foreign policy.  Horrendous media coverage no doubt accounts for much of this ongoing tragedy.  While there may be more information available today than at any time in history (in light of the rise of cable news, the Internet, and other technological developments), the quality of that news leaves much to be desired. News reports today do not provide the public with the context needed to evaluate the events happening around them in a critical way.  This lack of context is of no surprise to those who understand that media coverage is designed to indoctrinate and divert attention, rather than to educate.  The prolific comic George Carlin has this insight to share concerning the American media’s commitment to class warfare:
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    YouTube - george carlin nails it

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    2008 election charade, part 2: White House bought by big money

    John McCain

    Blank Rome LLP
    Citigroup
    Bank of New York Mellon
    Merrill Lynch
    Goldman Sachs
    JP Morgan Chase
    Credit Suisse
    Lehman Brothers
    Morgan Stanley
    MGM Mirage
    Univision

    Hillary Clinton

    DLA Piper
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    Citigroup
    National Amusements
    Emily’s List
    JP Morgan
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Skadden Arps
    Merrill Lynch
    Time Warner
    Lehman Brothers
    Bear Stearns
    Ernst & Young
    Blank Rome LLP

    Barack Obama

    Goldman Sachs
    Lehman Brothers
    National Amusements
    JP Morgan
    Exelon Energy (parent of Commonwealth Edison)
    Citigroup
    Citadel Investments
    Credit Suisse
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    Harvard University
  • MinMMinM
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    Midwest Today | WHO KILLED DOROTHY KILGALLEN?
    YouTube - What's My Line ? Milton Berle Panelist 10/17/65 Part 1

    During her 35-year career as a gossip columnist, crime reporter and panelist on the weekly TV game show, "What's My Line?," Dorothy Kilgallen ("Dolly Mae" to her friends), was a fearless journalist who broke major stories, and was the only reporter to interview Lee Harvey Oswald's killer, Jack Ruby. Her biggest case yet -- investigating President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and finding fault with the official story -- became the last one she ever pursued. She died mysteriously in November 1965, after being threatened, but the cops never probed further. Thanks to reruns on the Game Show Network, fans are still talking about Dorothy, including Larry King of CNN, and Dominick Dunne, who wrote about her in Vanity Fair. Now, shocking new information has emerged..

    The best evidence to suggest that the several drugs found in Dorothy's blood were not self-administered is that only one drug, the one she normally took, was on the glass on the nightstand..

    Dorothy's inquiry into Jack Ruby's ties to the mob, and her relentless exploration of the Warren Report's gross inadequacies, threatened to expose dark secrets that powerful people both in and out of government did not want revealed. Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act confirm that the FBI perceived her exposés as enough of a threat that they monitored her closely.

    Incredibly, the CIA had 53 field offices around the world watching her on her foreign travels. Given this context, it is hard to see her untimely death as a mere accident.

    There is no statute of limitations on murder, and there are enough people alive who could be questioned. But will there be enough interest by the powers that be to pursue this? As Dorothy once reflected, "Justice is a big rug. When you pull it out from under one person, a lot of others fall, too." Justice needs to be done in this case.
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    YouTube - What's My Line ? After death of Dorothy Kilgallen Part 1
    xymphora: The assassination of Dorothy Kilgallen
    The assassination of Dorothy Kilgallen
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    Dorothy Kilgallen
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    abccbsnbcfoxcnbcmsnbccnn is a symptom of a larger problem ..

    YouTube - george carlin nails it

    Democracy Now had a good show today (01/03/08) that makes Carlin's case:
    HUCKABAMA



    Vote for Change?
    Atrocity-Linked U.S. Officials Advising Democratic, GOP Presidential Frontrunners

    Many of the top advisers to leading presidential candidates are ex-U.S. officials involved in atrocities around the world... little attention has been paid to perhaps one of the most important aspects of the candidates: their advisers, the men and women who likely form the backbone of the candidate’s future cabinet if elected president. Many of the names will be familiar.
    http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/3/vote_for_change_atrocity_linked_us

    "When we change presidents, it is understood to mean that the voters are ordering a change in national policy. Since 1945, three different Republicans have occupied the White House for 16 years, and four Democrats have held this most powerful post for 17 years. With the exception of the first seven years of the Eisenhower administration, there has been no appreciable change in foreign or domestic policy direction.

    There has been a great turnover in personnel, but no change in policy. Example: during the Nixon years, Henry Kissinger, a council member and Nelson Rockefeller protegé, was in charge of foreign policy. When Jimmy Carter was elected, Kissinger was replaced by Zbigniew Brzezinski, a council member and David Rockefeller protegé." - Senator Barry Goldwater, 1979

    "It's a big club, and you ain't in it." - George Carlin

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  • Who Owns You Americans?


    Carlin on Countdown: "This Country is Finished."
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    Comedian George Carlin dies in Los Angeles at 71
    Monday, Jun 23, 2008

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080623/ts_nm/carlin_dc_2

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    I will really miss George. This stupid obit doesn't mention his political satire and insight, which were tremendous.
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    Entire "Boston Blackie" series starts tonight on our "Old Time Radio Mysteries" show...

    200+ episodes will air (2 episodes a week) on Thursdays, 6-7PM, starting tonight.

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    Of course those familiar with the JFK case may recognize the name Richard Kollmar:
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    Three
    days after Dorothy died, Bob and Jean Bach invited her widower Richard
    Kollmar over for dinner. Bob then asked him, "Dick, what was all that
    stuff in the folder Dorothy carried around with her about the
    assassination?" Richard replied, "Robert, I'm afraid that will have to
    go to the grave with me."

    At the funeral, Dorothy's bereaved
    mother, Mae, angrily confronted Dick Kollmar. Pointing a finger at him,
    she said, "You killed my daughter, and I will prove it." But Marc
    Sinclaire said, "I don't think he could have done it. I think more than
    one person was involved in Dorothy's death."

    On January 7, 1971,
    Richard Kollmar was found dead in bed of a drug overdose, just like
    Dorothy. David Susskind's widow, Joyce, described Dick as "this guy who
    was always in his cups. He had the looks, he had the intelligence to do
    something with his life if he had not had this alcoholic cross to bear."

    In 1975, the FBI contacted Dorothy's son, Dickie, still trying to locate his mother's papers. Her JFK notes were never found...

    http://journals.democraticunderground.com/MinM/26