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"Instead of marching against the government it might be more effective if 100,000 people showed up at the doorsteps of the fourth estate." -Bob Steel1 Of course. It has always been true. Just why no US protesters, no US campaign organizers have ever, EVER figured this out is beyond me. If someone has an answer to this misdirection of effort, I would like to hear it. ----- Original Message ----- From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 12:02 AM Subject: Re: [casi] Iraq 'n 'Linguistics': Prescription for retiring Bush in 2004 > What we have here is not the "fog of war" but a "war of fog". > > I listened to "The McLaughlin Group" on PBS last week, which included > Tony Blankly and Laurence Kudlow (? is that the name?). I forget who said > which but between them it was said that Iraq now has water and > electricity and there were only 30 items gone from the national museum. > Neither the other two panelists nor the host corrected the statements. > The "war of fog" rages on. (And PBS is nominally one of the better news > outlets in the US!) > > Instead of marching against the government it might be more effective if > 100,000 people showed up at the doorsteps of the fourth estate. I want to > see massive campaigns of complaints sent to them every time the media > spews more garbage out, perhaps at the behest of a coordinating > organization dedicated to listening and fact-checking. It might even give > out "Blair Awards" -- without specifying which Blair (Tony or Jason) they > are named for. > > Another growing problem is the attacks on and repression of journalists > -- Burma, Palestine, Aceh, and of course Iraq, as examples. It is strange > that even this gets so little investigative reporting and attention from > the media. (Maybe we need a project to hand out camcorders to a lot of > Iraqis on the streets (who have to be there anyway, and would welcome > even a few dollars to work as reporters)?) > > I don't WANT to believe the Washington Post / ABC poll figures given in > Andreas' message (I clap my hands and chant that I DO believe in faeries) > but juxtiposing the news reports with the figures explains them. Bush > will get away with whatever he wants if the American people don't know > the truth. > > > **It's too bad no one advised Bush before the war that one should never > try to eat anything bigger than one's head. > > > ________________________________________________________________ > The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! > Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! > Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! > > _______________________________________________ > Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss > To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk