Sunday, September 23, 2007

American Media Not Paying Attention. Period.

Cyberspace, Earth - There was a big story Saturday Sept 22 in the Washington Post about the database kept on US citizens flying abroad. Raw Story, which bills itself as an alternative news source to the MSM feels this is new information and gave it a prominent headline.

Assimilated Press (AP) had this story quite some time ago. AP didn't find out this information by hanging around in underground parking garages painstakingly cultivating an informant, or by rummaging through dumpsters tediously piecing together shredded intelligence, or by sleeping with a senior government official.

The information about passenger databases was reported in the European press. It was available at the click of a mouse, in English. That's how AP got its story. It was easy.

Raw Story and all the other alternative outlets could have had this story back then, too. The Washington Post, The New York Times, Air America, The Nation, PBS: all of them had at least the same, and assuredly greater, access to the information found by a dedicated amateur. "Alternative" or "mainstream", "liberal" or "conservative", "objective" or "partisan", in one important way the labels make absolutely no difference; American media outlets are not paying attention to what really matters. Unfortunately, that isn't "news" either.

Written for Assimilated Press by roving reporter pinko


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thta is why I read Assimilated Press. I know I will get the real truth.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just watched the first episode of The War, a documentary about WWII on PBS. And I just kept thinking about those hundreds of thousands of soldiers, and millions of civilians around the world, who died for our freedom from fascism.

And now here we are on the way to becoming a fascist nation ourselves, complete with a press corps that enables it at every turn.

I'm glad my father who served then is dead now, so he won't have to see history repeat itself in such a disgusting manner.


10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what really matters is who has the money and power

MSM has got it right, once the understanding of what it's all about is adjusted to the New World Order

of course there will be a some changes from the "old thinking", which is what the NEW in New World Order clearly indicates

I really enjoy Assimilated Press

~ Sean

6:25 AM  

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