Newsclipping of the Day :: Our Facade of Democracy, Part II

Well, it looks like something is actually happening with the massive Pentagon program to plant happy smiling pro-war cheerleaders as far as the eye can see. Unbelievably, overwhelmingly--by a margin of 384 to 23--the U.S. House of Representatives last Thursday voted an amendment to the latest bill to fund another big chunk of Bush's Phony War that includes a provision to force the GAO to investigate the hundreds upon hundreds of fake false phony idiotic planted positive news stories about the war, by Penatagon-paid propagandists. I haven't heard about it for lo these 4 or 5 days now because there has been nada, nothing, nien, ZILCH about it in the news or in newspapers. I didn't read the NYTimes this weekend, but i bet there was nothing there about the bill. If any of you know otherwise, please let me know.

HEREis the story from Josh Silver writing at the Huffington Post, with some significant links to a few other stories about the bill.

Of course, Bush is threatening to veto (Senate version not ready yet apparently), but a margin like this--as it should be--is beyond veto-proof.

I am so glad this issue is getting traction, however slowly. I suppose the mainstream outlets, given their complicity in the propaganda, will obfuscate, bury and cover up till the end, and may never actually cover the story. That is fine, they are no longer needed.

It is depressing to me how the entire apparatus of big media can be so under the control of an Executive. Are they private companies? What, exactly, does that mean anymore? How can the the actual facts be so manipulated? How can Americans be so incredibly deep in denial that they don't see what has happened in front of their eyes?

Steven is yelling from the other room that Sharon Stone is quoted in numerous Chinese News sites as saying that the recent tragic earthquakes in Sichuan were "karma." No doubt she has drunk the Hollywood Kool Aid too, and believes China has been unfair to Tibet, and commits human rights abuses. As if we are even qualified to discuss such matters after Warrantless Wiretapping, the Patriot Act, Abu Graib, and Guantanamo Bay. Amazing the people who open their mouths. Wonder if she is getting some Pentagon Payola too?

Message to the spirit of Dwight D. Eisenhower: it has happened. Help.

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