Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Toll of a Treasonous Media

"It's as though we are evil."

Gore Vidal - the transcript of an interview of Vidal - published in The Progressive magazine.

I want to share with you a quote from that:


We've never had a government like this. The United States has done wicked things in the past to other countries but never on such a scale and never in such an existentialist way. It is as though we are evil. We strike first. We'll destroy you. This is an eternal war against terrorism. It's like a war against dandruff. There's no such thing as a war against terrorism. It's idiotic. These are slogans. These are lies. It's advertising, which is the only art form we ever invented and developed.

But our media has collapsed. They've questioned no one. One of the reasons Bush and Cheney are so daring is that they know there's nobody to stop them. Nobody is going to write a story that says this is not a war, only Congress can declare war. And you can only have a war with another country. You can't have a war with bad temper or a war against paranoids. Nothing makes any sense, and the people are getting very confused. The people are not stupid, but they are totally misinformed... [Our leaders] don't want us to know anything. When you've got a press like we have, you no longer have an informed citizenry.
August 22, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH EMPHASIZED
no fewer than 10 times in his news conference Monday that U.S. forces would not leave Iraq "before the job is done." It's a clever piece of rhetoric, appealing to Americans' sense of duty as well as their pride. Just one question: What was that job again?

Everyone BUT the US media knows this is a criminal government, appointed by a corrupt court and a fraudulent election process, but then I suspect they do know - it simply is not the spin they are paid to sell us.


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