March 2, 2005
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Subject: Transcript of "Gannon's"
Questions to McClellan--May 10 and May
Please post on your news page this message and transcript from the WH Press Conferences on May 10 and May 12, 2004. This should answer all questions about "Jeff Gannon's" crucial role for two years as a "journalist" in the WH Press Room. Thank you.
Subject: Post's racist review of Chris Rock CENSORS OUT Bush-Bashing
at Sunday night's Oscars
So the Post would find a commentary on racism not to be encouraged? Not to mention the entire review was virulently racist, making fun of Jamie Foxx in a most disgusting fashion. And nary a whisper about Chris Rock's Bush Bashing, which the Baltimore Sun quoted at length.
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[BuzzFlash Note: The Post story does recount Robin Williams' interesting encounter with the censors, though.]
Subject: Crafting the news
Subject: A heads-up from Budapest
It's not the first such revelation in recent years; the year before last the sitting Prime Minister was unmasked as a former agent (he remained in office). Of course, the Hungarian revelations can't compare with the opening of the Stasi files in the former German Democratic Republic, where it appears that half of the population was spying or informing on the other half. Hardly a family was untouched.
If you're thinking that this is to be expected when we former iron curtain countries get a taste of the openness of democracy, compliments of the US value-exports, think a little deeper.
The war against terrorism, properly conducted, is an intelligence war. It depends on monitoring and infiltrating terrorist groups. Of course, that's probably how the war against 'counter-revolutionary elements' looked from the point of view of the old systems here.
All the more reason to be vigilant in the face of the threat of the police state. Yes, the FBI relies on informants -- but it's a short hop from informants to informers, from terrorists to potential terrorists to potential fronts for the indirect support of or sympathy with potential terrorist elements ... you get the idea.
Remember the Nixon enemies list? Multiply it by 1000 or 10,000 and put it in the hands of a regime prepared to set up the apparatus to do something about it. I only hope American democracy is strong enough to bring us to the day when the lists are out.
Pollyanna in the old world
Subject: Oil Prices
Here is a snip from an article:
Why do the oil companies get to reap record profits from the failure
of Bush to pressure OPEC to hold prices down? Why don't they take
a little less for themselves and ask their shareholders to share the
sacrifice of the war in Iraq? Why is the greed of the oil giants relegated
to the business section where it is seen as a boon to the economy
instead of front page headlines yelling rape of the middle and working
class by the Bush Family Oil cronies?
Subject: We Are a Journey That's Forgotten Its Destination!
With the Bush Administration in power our humanity has reached a crossroads and we have taken and are still taking the wrong road! They started by invading a Sovereign Nation using lies, exaggerations, misrepresentations and lies of omission. We could have taken another road that would have led to the same results and backed up by our Allies. Thousands of injured soldiers, 1500 dead American soldiers and thousands of Iraqis have been slaughtered in the name of freedom and an election whose story IS NOT finished and cannot yet be claimed a “success!” The Bush Administration has caused a great loss of world respect for its actions. Premature results of a successful tour are belied by undercurrents of huge separation and differences of opinion that yet have to be played out.
Nothing in this Administration should be taken at face value. Abu Ghraib was and will be a long remembered and unforgivable scandal. The little guys are being punished while the big Bush Fish still escape accountability! Gonzales is appointed Attorney General and Chertoff is the Bush choice as Director of Homeland Security despite Alberto Gonzales' incomplete answers in his part of the torture memos and Chertoff’s questionable actions in writing law and in legal matters including the Zacarias Moussaoui case.
Elaine Castle, wrote in an OPEDNEWS.com article that,
Though some of these matters have been addressed lately much has not. The latest atrocity is the Maher Arar incident. On his way home from a vacation Mr. Arar was seized at Kennedy Airport. He then was flown to Syria via Jordan and then sent to Syria, known for torture. There he was interrogated, placed in a rat infested cell and tortured until he revealed in a confession all they wanted him to give up. All this time this Canadian citizen was not charged with anything! Though the Justice Department alleged Al Qaeda links they have not provided the evidence!
These actions and so many others prompt many Americans to question
this Administration’s decisions and actions and cause the question
to be asked, Is our country under George W. Bush on a journey our
Founders would have abhorred and have we forgotten our destination?!
Subject: Prophecy Code
I just wanted to let everyone know about the propaganda that's being spread around, concerning the disasters we've had within the past few months. These people, I call them the CC's, crazy Christians, I'm not talking about the people who believe and worship in a healthy way. I'm talking about the people who believe in the rapture and such. No wonder these people have no fear of Bush starting wars all over the world, they look forward to us all being blown to kingdom come.
Excuse me, but I'm having too much fun here on earth, I don't want to leave any time soon. I'm not anti-Christian, I'm anti-religious extremist, regardless of religion. Just check out this website, and you'll see what I mean.
Subject: that nut case!
Subject: Tom DeLay
Subject: putin is right...(to the media)
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