Saturday, November 05, 2005

John Stewart link of the day

John Stewart's Rove leak recap is not to be missed. He's fast becoming my only source of news.

3 waves:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Albani, vice president of Comedy Central, which airs the program, acknowledged that it’s a bigger problem than ever to find subjects who haven’t heard of the show and aren’t in on the joke. The news isn't real, we spin it to fool people. Unfortunately, everyday folks like you aren’t highly trained comedic technicians, so the show has to labor harder and longer to work around the sometimes painful attempts by its subjects to play along as if the news reported is real.
That means “Daily Show” correspondents are more likely these days to have to subvert someone’s message than maybe they did a few years ago, when nobody saw it coming and reports could be delivered deadpan.But “I think ‘The Daily Show’ serves a purpose, and that purpose is tongue-in-cheek news awareness. There are still people out there who think what we're reporting is reality.mx

8:17 PM  
Blogger Mike Didj said...

"It’s a bigger problem than ever to find subjects who haven’t heard of the show. The news isn't real, we spin it to fool people. There are still people out there who think what we're reporting is reality.

Basically, this sounds to me like someone is talking about mainstream news. The "show" could easily be Fox news.

What's funny is that the new is so blatantly dishonest that it has become comical. The frustration that has bulit up over the years by the viewing public is finally being harvested by the Comey Channel.

When I say that "this is fast becoming my only source of news, I was being tounge in cheek, Unfortunately, everyday folks like you aren’t highly trained comedic technicians, thus you take me seriously.

Anonymous, my bet is that you work for the military. You are probably an officer who has been in the war business for 20 years now, supporting a wife and children. I imagine it'd be difficult to step out of the box with all the time invested into supporting the military/oil complexxon.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Mike Didj said...

This comes from Daily Kos.

NYTimes on BushCo Lies On Iraq
by Armando
Sat Nov 05, 2005 at 10:30:02 PM PDT

Here is the NYTimes story Markos discussed this afternoon. The key part to me:
The document, an intelligence report from February 2002, said it was probable that the prisoner, Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, "was intentionally misleading the debriefers'' in making claims about Iraqi support for Al Qaeda's work with illicit weapons.
The document provides the earliest and strongest indication of doubts voiced by American intelligence agencies about Mr. Libi's credibility. Without mentioning him by name, President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Colin L. Powell, then secretary of state, and other administration officials repeatedly cited Mr. Libi's information as "credible'' evidence that Iraq was training Al 8Qaeda members in the use of explosives and illicit weapons.
Among the first and most prominent assertions was one by Mr. Bush, who said in a major speech in Cincinnati in October 2002 that "we've learned that Iraq has trained Al Qaeda members in bomb making and poisons and gases.''
. . . Mr. Libi was not alone among intelligence sources later determined to have been fabricating accounts. Among others, an Iraqi exile whose code name was Curveball was the primary source for what proved to be false information about Iraq and mobile biological weapons labs. And American military officials cultivated ties with Ahmad Chalabi, the head of the Iraqi National Congress, an exile group, who has been accused of feeding the Pentagon misleading information in urging war.
The BushCo use of discredited evidence to deceive the country into the Iraq Debacle was systematic. From yellowcake, to Curveball, to the now revealed information on the lies BushCo stated on false Iraq-Al Qaida links, the criminal behavior that has led us to one of the most precarious strategic positions the country has faced since the end of the Cold War. And it is due to the deliberate falsehoods from the worst Administration in history, enabled by the worst performance by the American Media since Hearst and Pulitzer cheerleaded the country into the Spanish-American War.
I add the last for those who may wonder why the Media has been dragging its feet at pointing out the obvious.

11:41 PM  

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