Woodward's notes re mtgs. w/ D. Throat now avail.

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Woodward's notes re mtgs. w/ D. Throat now avail.

Postby pepsified thinker » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:07 pm

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E&P is full of it.

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:03 am

To counter our discovery of CIA in media, Operation Mockingbird, and that Woodward is Naval Intelligence sent to the Washington Post, probably by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to help neutralize Nixon with Watergate, we are getting a Watergate revival in the form of the outing of Deep Throat prematurely taking advantage of FBI Mark Felt's senility so Woodward can handle the scam.

Felt was portrayed the hero, too, even though he was busted for COINTELPRO crimes against anti-Vietnam War groups. The FBI hasn't been the best source of heroes. Usually they assassinate them - Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, American Indian Movement leaders, etc.

Now this. "Complete with typos" as credibility props. Touche.

Carl Bernstein went on to write 'The CIA and the Media' in 1977 but didn't focus on his former Washington Post employers very much. He must've figured out how he got used by getting tagged up with ONI Woodward as his 'liberal press' credential.

CIA-shill David Halberstam wrote a 1979 whitewash on media influence to counter Bernstein's revealing much of what was suppressed in the Church Committee's final report. Halberstam included a very earnest whitewash of ONI Woodward's career that left out that Woodward was going to the White House to brief the Joint Chiefs of Staff shortly before emerging as a 'cub reporter' at the CIA's Washington Post.

Halberstam's clumsy minimizing of Woodward's ONI career speaks all too loudly of its significance.

Woodward is not on 'our side.' He's the lead mouthpiece for the military-media complex.
Always has been.
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Postby AlicetheKurious » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:57 am

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Welcome back, Hugh Manatee Wins! Your insightful analysis and very informative posts make an enormously valuable contribution to this board, as your absence made all too clear.

First pitcairn returns, and now you. (DE's "return" doesn't count -- he never leaves, he just keeps saying "goodbye").

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lol.

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:23 am

"And when womanity wins, we all win." Er, atleast that's what mum said. To dad.

Thanks for that, ATK. It always feels good to be among the insightful and articulate such as yourself here at RI.

Having resensitized the board to my presence I'll now continue to annoy the annoyable with assertions both obscure and obvious. Have emoticons ready!
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Editor and Publisher fights back. Against us.

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:29 am

The print shills are a tad cranky about the blogger competition. Here's one taking a swing at us with an epithet.

He asked sarcastically where the reporter from Google was over in dangerous Iraq.
Guess he didn't stop to think that he and his buddies STARTED the damn war by shilling for Cheney's USA, Inc. cartel.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003563711

Outgoing ASNE President Has One Word for Newspaper Critics -- And It Starts With "Bull"

By Joe Strupp

Published: March 27, 2007 7:05 PM ET

WASHINGTON Dave Zeeck has one word for those who claim newspapers are biased, lazy and out to bring down the country: Bullshit!

In blunt comments Tuesday to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Zeeck, editor of the News-Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. and outgoing ASNE president, told his fellow newsroom leaders that the recent efforts by bloggers, right and left-wing commentators, and others to devalue their work in trying times should not deter them.

“For a generation or more, we’ve let others define us. Spiro Agnew comes to mind. Rush Limbaugh and the rest of talk radio, both right and left,” he said. “Bloggers who assail us as the MSM, the mainstream media, as if that is a badge that should shame us. You know what they say; we’re the liberal media. We’re elitists. We’re only interested in bad news. We tear people down just to sell newspapers. We have a political agenda. We’re unpatriotic.”

He then added, “How can I put this delicately? If you’ll pardon a literary aside. I’ll just mention the subject of a recent bestseller: Bullshit!”

But, Zeeck also pointed out that much of the poor reputation has gone unchallenged. “We may know that such criticism is untrue, but what is our public response? Mostly silence,” he said. “We are uncomfortable about advocating for ourselves. We are losing our case in the court of public opinion. The gas bags are winning.”


One way for editors to fire back, he said, is to use their best weapon, great reporting. “We’re still the source of most news in this country and it is an advantage we will have for a long time,” Zeeck stressed. “Who is the Yahoo reporter at my city hall? Where is that Google reporter risking his life in Iraq?”

Zeeck also urged editors to keep up enterprise and investigative reporting, even in tough economic times, while also urging them to write a weekly column that explains to readers why newspapers make certain decisions. “Most of you got your jobs and keep your jobs because you are good at leading,” he said.

Speaking of the future, he said it “doubtless means more pain. That is the truth that is our situation. I’m not ready to give up on news. Let’s use whatever sources we do have.”



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