Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fantasyland Media:

News fashioned by the people in charge, the corporations and your government. Each week, we cover the stories that are just left out of the US propaganda machine.


"My primary feeling today is one of grief and despair and an element of anger when I see the destruction perpetrated against innocent people…. Tragically, the international community too often ignores the cries for help and the citizens of Palestine are treated more like animals than like human beings...

The starving of 1.5 million human beings of the necessities of life — never before in history has a large community like this been savaged by bombs and missiles and then denied the means to repair itself...

I feel partially responsible for this as must all Americans and Israelis."
President Jimmy Carter, speaking during his recent visit to Gaza.

-->The NY Times, although it did cover Carter's trip, entitles the story, "Carter, in Gaza, Urges Hamas to Meet Demands." Most of these quotes were left out.


"Israel Radio ran a scoop this morning: poll data showing a sharp drop in Americans' perception that Israel's government seeks peace...

According to the poll, conducted among a rather large sample (800
registered voters) between June 9 and June 11, there has been a 20% drop in the perception of Israel's government as peace seeking. Furthermore, there is a steep decline in the percentage of Americans who say that the U.S. should support Israel. That has dropped from 71% in March 2008 (at the time of the Annapolis process) to only 44% now. Israel Radio reported that the Israel Project confirmed the validity of the poll and the data...

An analysis of the results shows that the largest decrease in support for Israel is among women and Democratic Party voters. Those who commissioned the poll have decided not to publicize it for now because of its negative results regarding Israel."

-->Such polls showing declining support for Israel in the US simply aren't deemed newsworthy by the NY Times.


"A confidential record of a meeting between President Bush and Tony Blair before the invasion of Iraq, outlining their intention to go to war without a second United Nations resolution, will be an explosive issue for the official inquiry into the UK's role in toppling Saddam Hussein.

The memo, written on 31 January 2003, almost two months before the invasion and seen by the Observer, confirms that as the two men became increasingly aware UN inspectors would fail to find weapons of mass destruction...

Bush told Blair the US had drawn up a provocative plan 'to fly U2 reconnaissance aircraft painted in UN colours over Iraq with fighter cover'. Bush said that if Saddam fired at the planes this would put the Iraqi leader in breach of UN resolutions."

-->Bush and Blair planning war crimes before the invasion of Iraq? Thank goodness the NY Times doesn't print upsetting stuff like that.

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