November 17, 2002

Woke up to 2 good articles, via BuzzFlash:

"What did Dubya do in the war, daddy?" in the Toronto Star: 'Certainly the media showed its soft side last week. As George W. Bush piously observed Veterans Day, media pundits somehow restrained themselves from pointing to the irony that the U.S. Commander-in-Chief, who's sometimes referred to as a "former fighter pilot," has an embarrassing military past. His records show that for months at a time during the Vietnam War, Bush could be classified as, at best, "absent without leave" (AWOL) or, at worst, as an army deserter.

And "Media Bites Election - What Really Happened on Election Day" in The Manis Report: 'that the media seems to prefer the same old dog bites man. The Republican sponsored riot in Florida 2000, the Enron murder coverup are just the first two things that come to mind.

'It is time to be very clear that the mainstream media is setting a biased agenda -- Even the Washington Post which failed to cover the anti-war debate, and the New York Times which failed for five days (until readers protested) to report the largest anti-war rallies in thirty years. Even CBS News, which failed to follow up its own Enron “suicide” expose after the block-printed and probably forged “suicide note” was produced.

'Even all the networks – in failing to question the misrepresentations and outright lies promoted by the current Administration in promoting the Iraq war.

'And what’s up with the Fox News Network getting away with calling itself “fair and balanced”, and Bill Reilly’s “no spin zone”?

'It should also be very clear that democracy is being endangered by this biased an agenda.'

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