A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Saturday, January 15, 2005


Henry Waxman has requested an investigation into the use of covert propaganda by various agencies of the Bush Administration.


In addition to the use of fake news stories and the payment of payola to promote NCLB, there is the little matter of the rating system devised to evaluate various newspapers and their articles on NCLB determining whether reportage was positive, negative or somewhere in between. One has to wonder what the purpose of this rating system was. Was it to reward those that fell in line or to somehow punish those that did not.

What I’d like to see is how the government’s procurement of advertising in various media breaks down. For instance, does Faux get more revenue from the DOD than say CBS. How do Clear Channel and Sinclair Broadcasting fair in the so-called free market when it comes to advertising revenue derived from government agencies? Does the administration practice economic retribution? We are all painfully aware how detractors are dealt with and loyal incompetence is rewarded. There’s really no reason not to suspect that this practice is far more widespread.

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