"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jan 31, 2011

punishing the insurrection with lies

MSNBC has spent all morning trying to (a) scare whitey, over the "chaos" in Egypt and (b) blame the uprising on escaped prisoners who are now "leading" the protests and who just happen to belong to the [dum dum dum!] Muslim Brotherhood.

Which was almost as bad as Cavuto? implying that this was all a black op run from Tehran.

I wonder why the American corporate news is so interested in portraying this as anything but a popular uprising.

Could it be that its broadcast outlets are wholly owned subsidiaries of defense, manufacturing, extraction and banking concerns?

UPDATE (and h/t to Bovard):