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Wednesday, 25 October 2006 06:53

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 25, 2006


Subject: Rove knows

There you go again.

Beset by discouraging polls and division within ideological ranks, the White House is accelerating efforts to woo back disaffected conservatives and energize the Republican base in a reprise of a strategy that succeeded in the last two campaign cycles.

The GOP Leans on A Proven Strategy: White House Courts Conservative Base (Peter Baker, The Washington Post; bolding mine)

The "strategy" is known as "who needs the voters when you've got the votes?" But "if you're going to rig an election, make sure it's as polarized as possible so it damn well means something."

by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), in an interview with Lesley Stahl of CBS News, said impeachment would be "off the table" if Democrats take over the House of Representatives in November, calling it a "waste of time." She couldn't be more wrong, and most Americans know it.


How do you like what has happened to freedom and democracy, to America, since this "there is no truth, it's only what you can make them believe" bunch of corrupt crooks took charge??? The Repuglican Majority, including the president, his administration, the Congress, the Supreme Court, all those K-Street lobbyists, and "black-box" voting machines have reduced America to the land of spin, propaganda, disinformation, and downright lies! We the people are being "swift-boated" into oblivion for the sake of power and greed. The founding fathers are surely rolling in their graves!


Welcome to "World Media Watch's" new format. Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; an expanded version of the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:22

DNC: More troops means more targets for snipers in Iraq

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DNC: Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice; More troops means more targets for snipers in Iraq

Washington, DC - An article in today's USA Today reports that sniper attacks on U.S. solders in Baghdad have increased in recent months with 36 attacks in October up from the 23 attacks in September. Nearly 3,000 American troops have been killed so far in Iraq. Democrats reject President Bush's stay-the-course strategy and want a new direction in Iraq that takes the target off our troops backs and is both tough and smart.


Limbaugh Says Michael J. Fox Exaggerated Parkinson's Symptoms In Campaign Spot

by Tony Peyser

Yeah, Mike was "acting"
This was quite easy to see
He's just a big liar like
That faker Muhammad Ali.

Wednesday, 25 October 2006 00:54

Steven Jonas: Attack on Defense

Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

According to comments made in the past several days by Tony Snow, the US Commander in Iraq, Gen. Casey, US Ambassador to Iraq, Khalilizad, Scott McClellan, and George Bush himself, the Bush Regime has now set forth what they have previously referred to as a "cut and run" strategy for Iraq. That is they have proposed a timetable for American withdrawal and full Iraqi takeover of "security" within the next 18 months or so. Funny how "traitorous, unpatriotic, loser talk about dates certain and scheduled withdrawal" suddenly becomes Georgite policy, but what the hey. It does present the O'RHannibaugh Privatized Ministry of Propaganda with a spin design project of monstrous proportions, but they will figure out a way, I'm sure.

Wednesday, 25 October 2006 00:02

Danny Schechter: Those Vietnam Parallels

by Danny Schechter, MediaChannel.org

Those Vietnam-Iraq parallels are back in the news. Not because the news media has drawn them, or explained why they might be relevant but because one columnist cited one similarity, and President Bush sort of agreed. ...The Voice of America, the government's own propaganda station which calls itself "A trusted source of news and information since 1942" covered the story this way:

by Brent Budowsky

Democracy can die a slow death from a thousand cuts, inflicted by a few small men, wielding deadly little knives, drawing blood one drop at a time, on a slumbering people, who take their freedom for granted, and let it slip slowly away.


by Jeff Cohen

Martin Luther King Jr. often referred to 11 am on Sunday as "the most segregated hour in America" - his way of highlighting hypocrisy and racial exclusion in Christian churches.

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