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2/10/05 5:15 PM
CD: Anais Mitchell: Hymns for the Exiled: "I could tell you stories like the government tells lies, but no one listens anymore"
``This is a new era where you can't just make statements anymore. There are too many eyes. The blogs are like a million little cameras and tape recorders.'' So, When Will the Stalinist White House Close Down the Internet? 2/11
More Repubicans Behaving Badly: A Republican leader and local radio personality was in jail Wednesday, accused of groping several women during "auditions" at his Salt Lake City media production company, according to charges filed Tuesday. 2/11
Howard Kurtz and Wolf Blitzer shown to engage in journalistic malfeasance in handling of the Gannon scandal. (This is good stuff.) Is Someone Paying Their Salaries BESIDES Their So-Called News Companies? No Proof, Yet. 2/10
NY Daily News: Bush Press Pal Quits Over Gay Prostie Link (And That's Their Headline). Gannon-gate Breaks Wide Open.
New York Times Led Charge Against Clinton "Lying" About Blow Job and Was Faucet for Ken Starr Leaks, But Remained Silent About Bulgegate and Gannongate. Mighty Interesting, Ain't It? As in Who is Telling the NYT What NOT to Print. We'd Like to Know.
Sidney Blumenthal: Domestic gibberish; Bush's incoherence on home affairs reminds us that pre-9/11 he was the most unpopular president 2/11
Some Interesting Chicanery Involving Talon News and Their Domains that Occured Around the Time Gannon Was Exposed as Not Being Gannon at All 2/10
Follow Bush and Go Over the Cliff, Or Get Your Kool-Aid Cup Ready: North Korea Says It Has Nuclear Weapons and Rejects Talks 2/10
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The issue here is whether someone with connections to male prostitution was given unfettered access to the White House and copies of internal CIA documents." White House Grants Security Clearance to a non-Journalist Working Under a Pseudonym. 2/11
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Baring Breasts Okay, Showing Boxers Not Okay -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from Dr. Teresa Whitehurst
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Another Sleazy Immoral Effort to Save Tom Delay from Prosecution for Illegal Behavior. Simply Disgusting. 2/11
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The Rude Pundit on the White House Media Scandal that the Mainstream Media is Ignoring. Are They All on the Payola Take, Except for Helen Thomas? 2/11
The October surprise ... five months late: the dangerous incompetence of the FAA and of airport security in the months leading up to September 11th AND the its delayed release until after the election 2/11
They Write Letters: Sen. Lautenberg writes Scott McClellan to "immediately release documents ... relating to the White House press credentials of James D. Guckert, a.k.a. 'Jeff Gannon.'" 2/11
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How to Talk to a Conservative About Social Security (If You Must) 2/11
Wal-Mart to close unionized Quebec store. Never, ever shop at Wal-Mart. There's just no reason to support such disdain for human beings and their efforts to make a living. 2/11
Court of First Resort: "Surely President Bush doesn't want to find himself on the side of someone his administration considers a killer." 2/11
Senate Limits Your Rights, Helps Corporations: Senate Passes Overhaul of Rules for Class-Action Lawsuits 2/11
Bush is Playing the Race Card in Social Security Privatization Debate 2/11
Friedman Lets Rumsfeld Get Away with Torture 2/11
Repost: CNN Executive Says G.I.s in Iraq Target Journalists 2/11
Gop Criticizes 'Race Card,' Plays It 2/11
NTY: Encouraging Nuclear Proliferation 2/11
9/11 Report says FAA ignored reports that Osama was looking to hijack airplanes for a spectacular suicide mission. Thanks, George. 2/10
anity Fair's Christopher Hitchens, a Bush Supporter, Calls for Ohio Investigation: "There Is Something Wrong About the Ohio Election" 2/11
Welcome to the AZ Politburo: Several veteran Republican lawmakers in AZ want voters to give up their right to choose who gets to run for the U.S. Senate. 2/11
Social Security Problems Not a Crisis, Most Say 2/11
Viewpoint: The rise of the American martyr 2/11
Eric Alterman: Better Red Than Dead? "to Tim Russert and much of the Washington establishment, the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat." 2/11
Thom Hartmann: Progressives and Democrats: Assert Your Brand! 2/11
Senate Nears Revision of Class Actions; Passage of Legislation Backed by Bush and Business Appears Certain 2/11
Is Jeff Gannon a tax cheat, too! 2/11
Proof: Republicans Hate the Environment 2/11
Our Idiot President: Bush demotes visiting Polish president, calls him "Mr Prime Minister." 2/11
Germany Rejects Call for Rumsfeld War Crimes Probe; U.S. Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and four Iraqis who say they were abused by American soldiers at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison told to use U.S. courts first. 2/11
The president's bait and switch: "The American people were sold a war on the premise that weapons of mass destruction not only existed in Iraq but their use could be imminent." 2/11
AARP Says Social Security Needs Small Changes, Not a Makeover 2/11
Democrats call Bush budget 'hoax:' leaves war costs out 2/11
Across US, locals rebel against noise; A grass-roots movement is gaining momentum to turn down the decibel level on all things annoying. 2/11
Boston Globe: Medicare's health; Bush slighting a far more urgent problem while he distracts us with social security privatization 2/11
Tracking devices on grade-schoolers raise privacy fears 2/11
Internet Radio for the Left, as compiled by our very own Gloria Lalumia 2/11
When Atrios tells you that "pending legislation empowers future DHS Chief Michael Chertoff to murder at will," he's not kidding. 2/11
Democrats find a defiant voice; Dean's rise to party chair bolsters ties to activist networks on the left. 2/11
Fake news, fake reporter: Why was a partisan hack, using an alias and with no journalism background, given repeated access to daily White House press briefings? 2/11
The Democratic Question of the Day: "Is it possible that the privatization tax could entirely eliminate the value of one's privatized account?" Answer: Yes. 2/11
ID Card Proposal Denounced from Left and Right 2/11
Unconservative Listening: Radio for Progressives 2/11
Who served in the military? 2/11
Florida and Ohio election officials refuse to attend US House hearing on 2004 vote. Even the GOP congressmen were ticked. 2/10
"The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image" by Leonard Shlain -- Thom Hartmann's "Independent Thinker" Book of the Month
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Howard Kurtz defends Gannon on CNN, says it's all a liberal vendetta against the poor little conservative. Really? Would you be saying that if Bill Clinton accredited a reporter who owned MilitaryEscortsM4M.com? 2/10
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Another conservative Web site deletes all of Gannon's stories. If this is just a liberal vendetta, then why are all the conservative sites sending him down the memory hole? 2/10
The Times has done what it too often does, get a minor advance peek about something that's already news when they reveal it. 2/10
U.K. television show recreates Guantanamo abuse; Human rights group says program violates U.N. conventions 2/11
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In a Surprise, E&P Voters Pick Rehnquist as 'Deep Throat' 2/11
CNN: White House reporter's credentials questioned, Man (Jeff Gannon/James Guckert) worked for Web site owned by Republican activist 2/11
(DVD) Bushisms: The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President
Democrats.com demands special prosecutor investigate Gannon-gate
IL Bill lets legislators just say no to gifts; plan akin to do-not-call list 2/10
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In her letter to Bush, Rep. Slaughter charged that "it appears that 'Mr. Gannon's' presence in the White House press corps was merely as a tool of propaganda for your Administration." 2/10
Gonzales Legacy: Pentagon Inquiry Is Said to Confirm Muslims' Accounts of Sexual Tactics at Guantanamo 2/10
Maureen Dowd: Condi's French Twist 2/10
Washington Post on Gannon-gate. Usual Howard Kurtz milquetoast, but it does name Gannon's rent-boy Web sites. The wall of silence has been broken. Get ready for the journalistic feeding frenzy. 2/10
Jeff "MilitaryEscortsM4M.com" Gannon admits to creating some questionable Web sites, but WHICH ones, and why doesn't the family-values White House seem to have a problem with this? 2/10
Oh my. Even the uber-conservative Web sites are turning on Gannon. Uh oh. Shark-feeding time. 2/10
February 9th World Media Watch by Gloria Lalumia
Bush is so desperate to save his tax cuts for the rich that he's willing to penalize veterans. 2/10
Video of Louis Slaughter on Anderson Cooper talking about Gannon-gate. Anderson misses the point. It's not that he's a conservative, it's MilitaryEscortsM4M.com and Gannon's involvement in Valerie Plame. 2/10
Wacko conservative Web site, FreeRepublic.com, implicated in Baltimore scandal 2/10
Bring me your tired, your poor... Psyche! 2/10
More Ohio election madness. What is this, Baghdad? 2/10
Tiny African town outshines US in AIDS education. 2/10
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Rice Brings "Freedom" to Europe with a Soviet-Style Q&A. Demands French students submit questions in advance 2/10
The boy who cried "biased." Are people on both sides of the aisle using the "bias" objection a bit too much? 2/10
Ron Reagan, Jr. to get MSNBC News/Talk show. Excellent, we like him, and he likes us 2/10
Another day, another series of seedy Bush appointees. Helen Thomas lets them have it. 2/10
Mother of two called back to active duty. Now THAT'S family values. 2/10
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What about Poland, you might ask? Well, Bush is paying off the allies for their support in the war, big time. Now if all those seniors had supported the war, maybe Bush wouldn't be cutting your social security. 2/10
Recount delays Iraq election results. Yeah. How much you wanna bet the Shiites suddenly lose their lead? Maybe Scalia can decide this election too! 2/10
Mad as hell and can't take it any more? Then weigh in and help determine the future of the Democratic party 2/10
Yes, this will surprise you. British plane shot down in Iraq was NOT an accident, rather it looks like it was shot down. 2/10
Canadian teen allegedly abused at Gitmo 2/10
More on Howard Kurtz sucking up to Jeff "MilitaryEscortsM4M.com" Gannon 2/10
Democratic Underground on Gannon-gate
Plame & Propagannon: Joe Wilson Speaks Out 2/10
So let us get this straight: The top Democrat in the Senate loses a race where the GOP sets up a phony blog that passes along news reports from a pseudo media organization, written by a reporter given White House credentials under a fake name.
Democratic Minnesota Sen. Mark Dayton has announced that he will not seek re-election. 2/10
Study: White House budget would force even MORE cuts than Bush admitted 2/10
How the New York Times Let Bush Get Away with Having His Kerry Debate Answers Dictated to Him -- And in the Process the NYT Lied to Its Readers. It's Not a Newspaper; It's an Enabler of White House Lying. Disgusting. 2/10
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How do you spell w-a-r? I-r-a-n. 2/10
BuzzFlash Was on the Gannon Story From the Get-Go: Reposted from Saturday, Jeff Gannon, GOP Partisan and Symbol of How the Bush Cartel Creates "Virtual" News (AKA Propaganda), is Our BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week
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In 2004, Pseudo White House Shill, Jeff Gannon (an Apparent Pseudonym) Wrote This Column, "Kerry Could Become First Gay President." Now, Jeff Gannon is an Ex-Fake GOP White House Shill Alleged to be a Pimp for Military Gay Dates. Ain't It Ironic?
More on the White House Linked Talon Faux News Service and the Valerie Plame Affair. Why Isn't All of this a Front-Page News Story in the Mainstream Media. Because Many Reporters are Just Shills for the White House? Perish the Thought. 2/10
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More on Gannon and GOPUSA.Com 2/10
If Jeff Gannon were a Dem, This Would be on FOX News,Limbaugh, etc.,24 hours a day. Ann Coulter Would Have Called for Him to be Stoned. But Gannon -- Or Whatever His Real Name Is -- is a Rove Propaganda Plant, So All is Quiet on the Right Wing Front.
The Bush Administration Denounces Gays at Every Turn, But Is Overrun with Them in Key Positions. Now We Have Jeff Gannon, Who Doesn't Even Use His Own Name. What Gives? Maybe Outed Matt Drudge Can Tell Us? Or UnOuted Ken Mehlman, Head of the RNC?
Jeff Gannon: Exposed! Read how some intrepid bloggers caught George Bush's favorite pseudo-journalist red-handed
Blueprint Calls for Bigger, More Powerful Government; Some Conservatives Express Concern at Agenda 2/10
Talking Points: Payback Time; "conservative members of the House are at it again—playing politics instead of safeguarding America from another terrorist attack." 2/10
Civil Rights Commission Website Purges Bush-Unfriendly Reports 2/10
Bush plan cuts college funds for the poor 2/10
Why is the Mainstream Press Just a Bulletin Board for the Bush Cartel? Try Howard Kurtz. Read this February 6th Column on Jeff Gannon, a Planted Republican Shill, and see why the "Old Press" is Like a Whore House in Print. 2/10
Olbermann revealed O'Reilly's "resume padding" in Super Bowl program essay 2/10
Tort reform pushback by victims. "I just want to give you some examples of the pain and suffering that my family endures, and this is especially to the President and to the medical society." 2/10
Where Are the Honest and Responsible Conservatives? 2/10
The Daily Scribble: Bush Gets a Makeover for Europe 2/10
WHouse Balks at Submitting Social Security Plan 2/10
CIA prisoners 'tortured' in Arab jails 2/10
Bush's New $2.5 Trillion Budget Boosts Pentagon Spending, Slashes Domestic Programs 2/10
Arthur Finkelstein is Hunting Hillary Clinton; Long-time Republican consultant/spin doctor intends to lead the campaign to defeat Hillary Clinton and de-rail her presidential aspirations. 2/10
Testimony of Danny Schechter to World Tribunal on Iraq 2/10
TV Commentator Charged in Alleged Scam "to hype shares of marketing company a during appearances on CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg TV." 2/10
The Oil-for-Slush Scandal: Hundreds of millions in cash given to U.S. military commanders to hand out 2/10
Media Matters: Gannon reverses course, quits as Talon News "reporter" 2/10
Rove Is Promoted To Deputy Staff Chief; Job Covers a Broad Swath of Policy 2/10
Gene Lyons: Toying with fate 2/10
Healthcare Costs Take Big Bite From Economy 2/10
Blueprint Calls for Bigger, More Powerful Government; Some Conservatives Express Concern at Agenda 2/10
The Republicans' Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iraq 2/10
Heat, No Light: Young Conservatives make a fuss with immigration protest 2/10
Politics Trumps Science at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Survey Reveals Inappropriate Orders to Alter Scientific Findings, Decisions 2/10
Rumsfeld Warns of 'Bumpy Road' in Iraq. Bumpy? Is that a Bumpy Road That Shoots At You and Blows Up Under Your Car? Is That What He Means by Bumpy? Just asking. 2/10
The Rude Pundit: George Bush Doesn't Know When To Fold 'Em; "his Daddy's friends can't bail him out this time if his "business" (that'd be, you know, America) goes belly up?" 2/10
Iraq Suffers Bloody Day of Assassinations; Three U.S. Soldiers Killed in Northern and Central Iraq 2/10
Lt. Gen. James Mattis: Ranking U.S. Marine Corps Humanitarin, "I like brawling" and "It's fun to shoot people." 2/10
Smaller Fixes Could Bolster Social Security -AARP 2/10
Frank Luntz is Lying or Ignorant: Bush Calls His Plan "Private" Accounts, which is "Privatization." 2/10
The Progress Report: The Right-Wing's Broken Moral Compass; and more 2/10
Iraq War Is Affecting Small State in a Big Way; Vermont Has the Most Deaths Per Capita 2/10
Tomgram: Jonathan Schell on winners and losers in Iraq 2/10
Conyers Letter to Alberto Gonzales on Valerie Plame Investigation: "We hope that you now will seek recusal of your three top aides." (PDF) 2/10
You go, Hil! Senator's 'honesty' rating jumps in new poll 2/10
The Fairness Doctrine: How we lost it, and why we need it back 2/10
Freepers in a tizzy over pseudo-journalist, White House prop "Jeff Gannon" 2/10
Your Money or Your Life: Today, medical-related debt is the second leading cause of personal bankruptcies – and the middle class is suffering the most. 2/10
Iraq Investigates Irregularities in Election, Delays Result. Was Katherine Harris or Ken Blackwell Involved? We hope not. 2/10
Yesterday's Gallup Poll Showing Bush Approval At 57% Had 9% More Republicans Than Democrats 2/10
Tell Congress to Reject the Bush Budget! 2/10
Kerry Donates $1 Million to DNC 2/10
Iraqi official seized, journalist killed in attacks that also saw four Iraqi police officers killed. 2/10
Cop's Taser puts boy in cardiac arrest 2/10
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Postcards: Bush Lied and Soldiers Died. Unfortunately, They are Back, Because Our Deaths in Iraq Have Only Gotten Worse.
American Mainstream Media: More by Will than by Reason -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
White House's Favorite Family-Values Journalist, Jeff Gannon, Quits Suddenly Among Accusations of Sex Scandal. How Did Someone Like This Get Access to the White House?
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Interior Secretary Gale Norton in trouble with judge for retaliating against Native Americans. Uh oh.
Mideast Leaders Pledge to End Violence
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