Each day I connect with BuzzFlash and can't believe what I'm reading.
I scream out loud, "This has got to stop. Somebody has got to take
the reigns!" The shredding reports of both Enron and Arthur Anderson
are totally indefensible and were completely preventable. When a bankruptcy
of this magnitude takes place, wouldn't it be mandatory to subpoena all
of the records from both corporations "immediately?" The investigations
were going to be hard enough to put together. Now, they have to second
guess many parts of the puzzle. Seems the FBI can show up unannounced
and take out boxes of evidence in many other cases.
Next I turn to Walker, the American Taliban member. The government has
been tip- toeing gingerly around this case for a while. There is sympathy
for the 20 year old and it seems to be growing. Walker's gentle mannerisms
do not fit the Taliban profile. Then I heard a news report on the radio
that Laura Bush has also expressed sympathy for Walker. Lawyers are claiming
that the government has no case because Walker was refused his constitutional
rights to a lawyer for over 50 days and was questioned under heavy medication.
Taking Laura's sympathy and the lawyers comments into consideration, something
doesn't sound just right. Is it possible that Walker was a US spy and
they have to get him off the best way they can and save face in the process?
Call me a conspiracy freak, but much does not add up here.
Then there's the Tom Brokaw Special (don't know the name of it and only
caught the last 10 minutes of the program this week). Brokaw was following
Bush around, supposedly, a typical day at the White House. I nearly turned
it off because of Bush's outright blubbering, but hung in until the end,
intermittently shouting aloud, "You blithering idiot!" And in
the end, who should pop up? Ari (the weasel) Fleicher! He was sitting
in his office watching a wall of TV's to see how his press conference
influenced the TV media. Excited beyond control, the weasel blurts out
to someone else in the room something to the effect that it worked...
the media is not putting pressure on the president... they're talking
about all the poor Enron employees... see, I told you it would work! This
provoked me to shout, "You worthless sack of pig dung!"
The republicans control the Presidency, House, Supreme Court and exert
heavy pressure on the corporately owned media. Radio talking heads are
flooded with pro republican blah, blah. The cables are the same. When
I find out through another Mailbag writer that C/SPAN2 is not covering
the investigations, I screech all the louder, "Et tu Brute?"
A letter writing campaign to C/SPAN2 is certainly warranted. Remember,
the squeaky wheel gets the oil. This story has huge public interest and
the public is being denied coverage by C/SPAN2. We need to know why the
investigations of the largest bankruptcy in American history and (affecting
Americans) are not being covered. After all, we have come to expect Cable
cutting away from a Daschle speech to cover Bush's helicopter landing
at the White House, but C/SPAN should be above chicanery like that.
All of this adds up to most Americans being informed with nothing but
tremendous bias and spin. So where's the outrage? There is outrage on
BuzzFlash, but it's just not there among uniformed Americans. Where there
is suppression of truth in information, there are no facts. Without facts,
there is nothing for Americans to be outraged about.
If it were not for BuzzFlash's savvy site, do you realize we also would
be at the mercy of biased and spin news that most of the country is awash
with? Reader contributions are keeping BuzzFlash afloat, so don't take
the chance of losing it. Dig into those pockets, if for nothing else...
to be truthfully informed.
Now I have to go take a Prilosec!
by BuzzFlash Reader Cathy