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A Potemkin reporter for Bush's Potemkin America 2/16
White House For Sale: Letter Says Republican Donor Was Promised Ambassadorship; Acklie named names - including Bush chief fund-raiser Jack Oliver 2/16
The Puppeteer of the White House Propaganda Gay Escort Apparently Dabbled in Publishing Anti-Semitism Commentary Too: Bobby Eberle, the Mystery Man Behind the Talon White House News Service
David Sentelle Has Been a One Man Right Wing Jesse Helms Protege Federal Judge Who Has Exonerated Ollie North, Appointed Ken Starr to Persecute Clinton, And Now is Helping the White House Bollix Up the PlameGate Investigation 2/16
Mainstream Media Breakthrough: Houston Chronicle, of All Papers, Gets It. "Fake reporter's questioning of the president fits into the administration's widening pattern of manufactured journalism." 2/16
Gannon/Guckert's Faux News Organization Chief Expounds on His Credibility on the Joe Scarborough Show (9/13/2004).
Mr. Talon, GOPUSA.com, Gannon/Guckert Publisher is a Diehard Texan Republican and the White House Claims they Don't Know Him. How Obsequious is the White House Press Corps? Very.
The BuzzFlash Mailbag -- Uncensored and Unvarnished Truth from BuzzFlash Readers.
CD: Anais Mitchell: Hymns for the Exiled: "I could tell you stories like the government tells lies, but no one listens anymore"
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A Corrupted Election: Despite what you may have heard, the exit polls were right 2/16
From the BuzzFlash Archives: With the Gannon/Guckert Affair, There is New Meaning to Bush's Statement, "You're a good-looking guy. Better looking than my Scott anyway." 2/15
Why Does Bush Hate American POWs Tortured by Iraqis? Court case pits the U.S. government squarely against its own war heroes and the Geneva Convention. 2/16
Bush renominates Extremist Pryor to bench. Isn't the description of a lunatic someone who keeps doing the same thing and expects a different result? Just asking. 2/16
Book: "Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate" by George Lakoff. With a forward by Howard Dean and Introduction by Don Hazen. Also Comes with DVD.
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Bush Cartel Incompetence and Greed Fleeced the American Taxpayers in Iraq 2/15
Why Doesn't the Mainstream Press Pursue the Truth About the Gannon/Guckert Affair? Was Blackmail Used by Him to Get Credentials? This is a Huge Media Story of White House Manipulation and, Perhaps, Worse. Keep Up With It Here.
Robert Scheer: What we don't know about 9/11 hurts us; Bush administration hid 2001 terror warnings until after 2004 election 2/16
'Iraq weapons claims were sexed up'; Rod Barton, an Australian microbiologist who was on the team searching for evidence of illegal weapons, said they were pressured to invent or exaggerate their findings. 2/16
Margie Burns: The Vindication of Richard Clarke 2/16
2 million acres of New Mexico grasslands latest battleground over drilling 2/16
The Progress Report: Losing Faith in Compassionate Conservatism; and more 2/16
Imbedded White House Reporter Seems to Have Been Getting In Beds as a Gay Hustler -- Verse-Case Scenario by Tony Peyser
Database giant Choicepoint gives access to Fake Firms and Exposes 30,000 to Identity Theft. ChoicePoint, aka Securacom, is the outfit that "purged" nonfelon Democrats from the Florida voting rolls. 2/16
Talking Points: Another $82 Billion and Still Treading Water in Iraq 2/16
Judge warns Rumsfeld in anthrax case; Rumsfeld could face contempt for ignoring a ruling on Pentagon anthrax vaccinations. 2/16
WA Republican State Senator's son charged in drug case 2/16
'Jeff Gannon' Signs Off: Tells E&P He'll No Longer Talk to Press 2/16
Report: Nebraska Donor Was Promised Ambassadorship 2/16
CPA/Iraq authority 'mismanaged $9bn'. For this Bush awarded the Medal of Freedom? Just asking. 2/16
They Shoot Journalists, Don’t They? Eason Jordan of CNN is the latest casualty of a media cowed by the right wing and the military. Unlike some journalists in Iraq, Jordan only lost his job. 2/16
The Daily Scribble: Bush Explains his $82 Billion Supplemental Emergency Request 2/16
Media: Straight Out of Fargo; A Red State radio talker tries to center the Democrats 2/16
Drudge's witch hunt of Chris Rock; "What's appalling is Drudge taking Rock's statments out of context. This is clearly an orchestrated move." 2/16
Jim Wallis: Bush budget lacks moral vision 2/16
Welcome to Bushworld: Study: Homeless Shelters, Food in Demand 2/16
Retracting the Talon: The ConWeb relies on the same news-gathering techniques as Jeff Gannon -- softball questions at White House press briefings and copying from press releases. 2/16
U.S. Ambassador in Syria Summoned Home 2/16
Whistleblowers Detail Corruption and Fraud at Halliburton during Senate Hearing 2/16
Bush Renominates 20 Failed Judicial Nominees 2/16
Court: Reporters Must Testify in CIA Leak Case. Judith Miller Could Go to Jail. Perhaps Bob Novak Should be her Cellmate? 2/16
Ex-Priest Shanley Gets 12 to 15 Years for Rape 2/16
Ex-Aide Questions Bush Vow to Back Faith-Based Efforts 2/16
The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party 2/16
War budget request loaded with extras 2/16
Geov Parrish: Wrecking Social Security; Why George Bush's partial privatization plan for Social Security is a game for suckers 2/16
Maathai on the Prize: An interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai 2/16
US Recalls Ambassador from Syria Following Hariri Assassination. Like Using 9/11 to Get Rid of Saddam, Bush Uses Hariri Assassination to Demand that Syria Leave Lebanon. 2/16
F.D.A. Chief Is Named Amid Calls for More Drug Oversight 2/16
Hillarycare, Anyone? "...healthcare costs, which are rising far faster than inflation, are beginning to cripple the ability of companies to compete globally and threatening to bankrupt counties that care for the poor." 2/16
Molly Ivins: Tort deform; While W.R. Grace is indicted, Senate votes to curb lawsuits 2/16
The Rude Pundit Gets Rude on the Gannon/Guckert/Mclellan/Bush/Rove Gate of Media Manipulation 2/16
The Krugman: "Mr. Dean will be the public face of the Democrats, and the Republicans will try to portray him as the leftist he isn't. But Deanism isn't about turning to the left: it's about making a stand." 2/15
(DVD) Bushisms: The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President
#4 on NYT Bestseller List: "God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It." Archbishop Desmond Tutu says Jim Wallis is "compelling, provocative, and inspirational." This Guy is Religious Lakoff When It Comes to "Framing."
Kos: Why Gannon Matters 2/15
Iraq E-Vote - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Steve Bradenton
Barbara Boxer is Thanked for Standing up for the Truth with Thousands of Roses for Valentine's Day 2/15
They Must be Dying at FOX News. The Steamiest White House Story in Decades and They Can't Exploit It, Because It's About Republicans! Don't Cry for Me, Roger Ailes! 2/15
Bush's Buddy Eberle's Website Posted Anti-Semitic Diatribe Against Soros: From the Archives. First Reported on BuzzFlash. 2/16
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Revelations that the bogus reporter worked as a gay escort are the latest twist in the affair that has the White House squirming -- and Democrats demanding explanations. 2/16
Democrats Use Policy Committee to Investigate Issues They Say GOP Ignores. Dems in Congress are Starting to Understand How to Play the Media Game. 2/15
Repost: GOP Hypocrite of the Week:
The Washington Post Should Fire Him for Journalistic Malfeasance
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From how the message is delivered, to who is in the audience to hear it, to who gets to ask questions about it, the White House goal is control. 2/15
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
Free-press freedoms are under attack, but does anyone care? 2/15
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Back then, Rieckhoff thought the problems his unit faced -- shortages of water, ammunition, body armor and armored vehicles -- were isolated cases. But when he returned home and talked to other soldiers, he learned they had faced the same problems.
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Scandal in the White House Press Corps -- And The White House Press is Clueless, As Ususal 2/15
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Postcards: Bush Lied and Soldiers Died. Unfortunately, They are Back, Because Our Deaths in Iraq Have Only Gotten Worse.
Missile defense system flunks test when interceptor fails to launch 2/15
Thomas Oliphant: Blaming the Bankrupt 2/16
Lebanon Puts Army on Alert for Violence 2/15
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Gannon/Guckert Falsely Claimed Penn State Link 2/15
203 Killed in China Coal Mine Explosion 2/15
Iraqi Election Catapults Critic of U.S. to Power 2/16
Bush Requests $82B More for Iraq, Afghan Wars 2/15
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Those marketing messages seem so empty when soldiers are told to "up-armor" their Humvees because the Department of Defense had not asked the manufacturers if more could be done. 2/15
A BuzzFlash Reader Contributon Special: Aaron Brown's Bushevik Double Standard. Personal Life Should be Private for White House Press Room Ringers but Public for White House Critics, Even When They are Innocent. That's Some Double Standard.
The bull artist, on the other hand, cares nothing for truth or falsehood. The only thing that matters to him is "getting away with what he says," Mr. Frankfurt writes. Sounds Like the Bush Cartel to Us. 2/15
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Military JAG lawyers were aghast at Guantanamo torture but their misgivings were ignored by senior Pentagon officials. It goes to the top.
David Corn: Is David Horowitz a "Lunatic"? 2/15
After Bush Leaves Office, His Budget's Costs Balloon 2/15
David Horowitz paid controversial Jesse Helms advisers to advise him 2/15
What Rush Says... 2/15
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Payola columnist Armstrong Williams repeated Social Security misinformation in self-syndicated column 2/15
Another Ringer Must Have Replaced Jeff "The Hooker" Gannon as Scottie McClellan's Boy Toy 2/15
February 14th World Media Watch by Gloria Lalumia
Does Bush Go Out of His Way to Pick the Most Incompetent Nominees for the Federal Bench? Yes. 2/15
Iraq Winners Allied With Iran Are the Opposite of U.S. Vision 2/14
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Text of Howard Dean's remarks at DNC event: "Election by election. State by state. Precinct by precinct. Door by door. Vote by vote. We're going to take this country back for the people who built it." 2/15
George Lakoff: His Seminal Book, "Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Talk," Which Was the Basis for "Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives." Buy It Now and Support BuzzFlash!
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Air America Host Laura Flanders with a Special BuzzFlash Guest Contribution, "Bush Budget's Hit List Includes Children." 2/14
One Week Later, Gallup Says Bush Approval Rating Has Fallen From 57% to 49% 2/15
Halliburton Contracts Illegal - Bush & Cheney Say So What, A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Formal Senate inquiry may probe the CIA's handling of suspects injured and killed in U.S. custody
The Progress Report: Morally Bankrupt on Consumer Rights; and more 2/15
Saboteurs Target Oil Pipeline in Iraq 2/15
Seoul Doubts N.Korea Has Nukes, Despite Claim 2/15
States fall behind on voting-system improvements 2/15
Arianna Huffington: The buck stops where? Modern Truman Committee necessary to guard Iraq reconstruction dollars from fraud, waste, and profiteering 2/15
E&P: 'Gannon' Interview: No Plame Subpoena, No Tie to White House, He Says 2/15
The $150,000 warriors: Pentagon hopes bonuses will keep special operations officers from being lured by outside firms 2/15
Republicans to challenge district lines in Alabama. Stealing Our Democracy by Stealing Our Choices. 2/15
Why are US military nurses being moved from Walter Reed to Iraq? 2/15
Pundit Pap: Iran Wins Iraq Election 2/15
Bush to Iran: Talking Loudly but Carrying a Little Stick 2/15
Suspicion surrounds missing Bay Area man; His fellow military contract worker pointed to kickback schemes -- and then was killed 2/15
Social Security lobbying war is on; Costly, partisan bid seen as Part 2 of 2004 election 2/15
What's In A Name? Everything. How Progressives Can Start Winning Again By Renaming Their Opponents and Reframing The Debate 2/15
Freepers side with white supremacists 2/15
LAT: What Mercury Problem? "The United States, apparently, will continue to pretend it doesn't exist." 2/15
Authorities: Columbine Memorabilia in Home of Mall Shooting Suspect 2/15
Robert Parry: Bush & the Rise of 'Managed-Democracy' 2/15
Voice of America: An interview with Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! — the only “daily, grassroots, un-embedded, international, independent news hour” in America today. 2/15
After 9/11, Saudi's Leading Washington Fixer Met Twice with Karl Rove 2/15
Parents challenge weekly Bible classes; pupils were taken from class at public school to a nearby church for weekly Bible lessons. 2/15
E.J. Dionne, Jr.: Hooray for the deficit? Like Reagan, Bush tries to drown government in red ink 2/15
CNN's Nuke Plant Photos Identical for Both Iran and N. Korea! 2/15
Bush Wants $82B More for Iraq, Afghan Costs. 2/15
Shiites Take Absolute Majority in Iraqi Parliament; Iran Scores Victory in the Iraqi Elections 2/15
Marriage initiative vexes abuse activists 2/15
The Second American Revolution. A memo to Dr. Howard Dean. 2/15
Bob Herbert: The Public Thinker; Arthur Miller knew "that the essence of America - its greatness - was in its promises." 2/15
Cynthia Tucker: Abandoned at birth; Do some conservatives love fetuses more than babies? 2/15
Why was a partisan hack, using an alias and with no journalism background, given repeated access to daily White House press briefings? 2/14
Three U.S. soldiers and one Iraqi general killed 2/14
Chile switched to a privatized pension system nearly 25 years ago, and millions of workers still fall through the cracks. "The government painted this wonderful picture of private accounts," says one Chilean. "They fooled us all." 2/14
Lone gunman seized in New York after shooting 2/14
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Assyrians protest lack of voting access in Iraq 2/14
"If the president doesn't see that he has more important tasks than cutting taxes for the rich and undermining Social Security, Congress should set him straight." Message to NYT: You're Talking About the GOP Politburo Congress. They Follow Orders.
Ray Charles, Who Told Segregated Georgia to Take Their Segregated Concerts and Shove It in the '60s, Gets His Due, In Memory.
Orcinus: We tolerate plenty of right-wing cranks in academia 2/14
Meet the most likely Iraqi Premier: Adel Mahdi. He's been a Marxist, a Ba'athist and now he represents the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution. No, nothing potentially tyrannical about this guy... 2/14
Richard Clarke's memo in 2001 warned Condi of Al-Qaeda cells in the U.S., calling for urgent action. Her defenders insist it wasn't calling for urgent enough action. What does it take to get Condi to do her job, a giant neon marquee? 2/14
Beginning Tuesday, only trucks with protective equipment will be allowed off bases in Iraq 2/14
Bush wants to pick up where his Enron buddies left off 2/14
Charley Reese: Could Bush make the same mistake twice? Yeah, and worse. 2/14
Canseco links some of baseball's biggest stars to steroids 2/14
Bush's irresponsible budget will leave Americans with an additional $675 billion in costs -- after he leaves office. He's not getting his security deposit back. 2/14
Tony Blair confesses to having become arrogant 2/14
U.S. report says ally Pakistan will be a failed state by 2015, facing "complete Talibanisation." 2/14
Abbas declares war over with Israel 2/14
Sunni vote turnout finally released: 2 percent 2/14
Military lawyers objected to Guantanamo torture but were ignored by senior Pentagon officials 2/14
Ten years ago, 50 CIA agents were killed or jailed when Iran broke a U.S. spy network in Tehran, agency reveals 2/14
Union representation voted down for Wal-Mart auto shop 2/14
Hiding failure: Pentagon covers up failure to train and recruit local security forces 2/14
The director of Rumsfeld's new Pentagon espionage unit has resigned 2/14
Bush supporters furious over ag cuts 2/14
David Francis: Here's another solution to the alleged Social Security crisis. Do nothing. 2/14
The Red State Tax Scam. Only five blue states are net recipients of federal subsidies; only two red states are net payers of federal taxes. 2/14
Democratic Senator proposes alternative Social Security plan: pump in $3.7 trillion that would have been otherwise wasted on tax cuts 2/14
Rural Virginia school district defends timeworn custom of defying the First Amendment for over 60 years 2/14
American nun and environmentalist, 74, murdered in Brazil 2/14
Ukranian prime minister says country will renationalize steelworks in weeks 2/14
"The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image" by Leonard Shlain -- Thom Hartmann's "Independent Thinker" Book of the Month
Can Secularism, the Heritage of our Founding Fathers and Enshrined in Our Constitution, Survive the Hijacking of America by a Radical Religious Cabal? BuzzFlash Interviews Susan Jacoby, Author of "Freethinkers: The History of Secularism in America"
Troop Coverage -- BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Kirk Anderson
Scott McClellan admits he knew Jeff Gannon was really named JD Guckert, which begs a few questions: Did he also know he was an insidious GOP operative and a web pimp on the side?
Must Read: DailyKos puts together a timeline of the Valerie Plame/Jeff Gannon connections. This is An Incredible Investigative Piece that Should Have Been Written by the Mainstream Press and Proves How Lame They Are.
Trump Conference -- BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Tony Peyser
Internet Radio for the Left, as compiled by our very own Gloria Lalumia
Mr. Bush, Are You Serious About Reducing the Budget Deficit? -- Letters from Ethan
WaPo Finds New Ways to Describe The Emperor's Clothes -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Not Worth My Son's Sacrifice -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from Cindy Sheehan
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