Friday, March 14, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Mar 15, 2008

Let the media Swiftboating of Democrats Begin! Media bias against the Democrats, and Obama in particular:

ABC repeatedly noted controversial comments by Obama's "allies," but has yet to report comments by McCain endorsers

In WSJ op-ed, Kessler cropped Obama quotes commenting on Wright and Farrakhan

Media ignore McCain's finances after obsessing over Dems'

Media figures claimed McCain would avoid issue of Obama's pastor -- but McCain campaign had already circulated op-ed

NBC's Cowan said "Nobody that I know of has asked" Obama about Wright's 9-11 comments -- but NY Times did and he disavowed them

ABC's Ross reported Wright's 9-11 remarks -- but not that Obama disavowed them

CNN again raised issue of tax records without noting that McCain has not released his

FOX Attacks Obama:


Who Is Rev. Moon? 'Sex Lord,' 'Messiah,' Publisher of the Washington Times. MediaCulture: "True Father" to some, madman to others, Sun Myung Moon is one of the strangest and least scrutinized figures in the conservative media world.

Bad News at the Pump: The Dangerous Implications of $100-Plus Oil. ForeignPolicy: On March 3, the price of crude reached its highest ever. Are energy costs becoming the decisive factor in the balance of global economic power?

Yesterday's action by the Federal Reserve proves that the banking system is insolvent. It also shows that the Fed is willing to intervene directly in the stock market if it keeps equities propped up. This is clearly a violation of its mandate and runs contrary to the basic tenets of a free market. Investors who shorted the market yesterday, got clobbered by the not so invisible hand of the Fed chief. By Mike Whitney.

The $200 billion bail-out for predator banks and Spitzer charges are intimately linked. by Greg Palast

RFID hack could crack open 2 billion smart cards. Analyst: One European government sent armed guards to protect facilities using the card

The U.S. State Department Is Now Openly An Organ Of Israeli Propaganda

A city police chief who led an investigation into charges that Britain cooperated with secret CIA flights to transport terrorism suspects without formal proceedings has been found dead, his deputy said Tuesday.


Winter Soldier: America Must Hear These Vets' Stories. War on Iraq: If America listens to what they say, the war will end.

Winter Soldier: Bitter Truths From Those Who Know (warning! Graphic pictures!)

Hart Viges joined the U.S. Army the day after Sep. 11, 2001, in the belief that he could help make the world a safer place. The term "haji" is used by U.S. soldiers in Iraq to degrade and dehumanise the Iraqi people. Viges, like others who spoke, said that U.S. troops routinely detained innocent people during home raids. "We never went on the right raid where we got the right house, much less the right person -- not once," he said. He also said it was common practice for troops to take photographs as "war trophies".

US Military committed War Crimes in Fallujah Open Letter to the International Criminal Court of Justice

Thousands join anti-war protests. Stop the War demonstrators marching in Glasgow. Thousands of people are taking part in demonstrations in London and Glasgow, to mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq.

The Pentagon is slated to release a suspected toxicant in Crystal City, Virginia this week, ostensibly to test air sensors. The operation is just the latest example of the Defense Department’s long history of using service members and civilians as human test subjects, often without their consent or awareness.

Resisting the Corporatization and Militarization of University Education Students for a Democratic Society at the University of British Columbia

IVAW Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan Vermont Appeal

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