Podcast Show #29

The Boiling Frogs Presents Peter Phillips

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Peter Phillips describes Project Censored, its mission, operational style and funding, then talks about what he has coined as ‘Truth Emergency,’ and provides examples such as the intentional misreporting of the number of civilian deaths in the Iraq war, and government insider media groups such as the Rendon Group. Mr. Phillips talks about the findings of his project’s studies and research of some of the more visible left-leaning alternative media with propaganda patterns similar to the mainstream outlets, especially on issues such as Israel, 9/11, and elections, and discusses the notions of objectivity, partisanship, and conspiracy when it comes to the media today, and more!

 

PeterPhillipsPeter Phillips is a Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and former Director of Project Censored. He teaches classes in Media Censorship, Investigative Sociology, Sociology of Power, Political Sociology, and Sociology of Media. He has published eleven editions of Censored: Media Democracy in Acton from Seven Stories Press. Phillips earned a B.A. degree in Social Science in 1970 from Santa Clara University, and an M.A. degree in Social Science from California State University at Sacramento in 1974. He earned a second M.A. in Sociology in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Sociology in 1994.

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  1. This interview was conducted in Mach, my apologies for the delay in posting. See, I’m making my way back!

  2. great interview. You identify information control mechanisms getting worse. And Knowinglessness can be added to spellcheck. I guess you will be aware of Cass Sunsteins truly awful paper on ‘Conspiracy Theories’ and his strategies to counter their effect on government.[http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1084585] Not that awful he didn’t get a job with obama as a result. also thank you for mentioning Building 7. you break that one story, and the dam is going to follow. thats why its such a big deal to suppress it.

    Anyway, the ‘truth emergency’ illustrated perfectly by the story reporting FOIA gained autopsy records of the hundreds of Iraq civilian deaths in US custody showing homocide[murder], information source now blocked by law change. its ‘how they do'[the good guys]. plugging of leaks that become exposed is the method. Information control by LAW. Identify and destroy information source by law. either that or ‘no comment’.
    How does anything change you ask? How do you reach other than ‘the converted’ out here listening? the whole discussion is about how deep and powerful this all is. how ‘in control they are with uncounted millions of dollars involved in suppressing/distorting every story you spoke of. Watchers watching for breakthroughs. All kinds of minds and programs of state/corporate are involved. You not the only one trying to figure out how to blow the information loop, so in the meantime, absent any single catalyzing marketing moment, you do what you do. keep producing great bits of information like this broadcast, keep putting informed debate/information out here where the fish swim. ‘We’ will do whatever we can with it, will talk to whoever we know in whatever capacity. educate ourselves. our children. our brothers. Have it discussed. anyone with the wherewithal can print out a thousand copies, or twenty or twelve, and, as we go about, leave copies on bus seats, In book stores between pages in libraries, in magazines, open car windows doesn’t matter, stick them into parking meter slots cafe tables on the footpath at markets anywhere people congregate. anonymously litter the information streams so that people pick it up and get STARTED. alot of folk don’t do internet, but they all do dvd. Given that the past hasn’t learned yet, every little bit helps.

  3. @zacnick Thanks for your concern. It was just the creative process at work. Below is a more finished version appropriately directed at media spin so included in this comment section. It is a sequel to a piece I wrought earlier sitting by Karl Rove’s back porch at 21 Dill Lane, Rosemary Beach, FL.
    The Hilton House at Rosemary Beach

    Part II:

    Two months later: A beach cart sits on Karl Rove’s porch facing the fountain. The humidity is high. Afternoon thundershowers are expected. British Petroleum has created a catastrophic undersea oil leak that remains unplugged after a month. Oil slicks have been spotted three miles offshore of Pensacola. The bay into Panama City remains open. The new International Airport is open for business. President Obama will likely fly into the area in two weeks when the oil arrives at the invitation of Charlie Crist, our governor. Port St. Joe to the east of Panama City has already given notice that no boats will be allowed in or out in two days as they seek to put in place booms and buffers to protect fragile ecosystems.
    When the original explosion killed 11 people, Tool Pusher ran part of the computer control system for sub contractor TransOcean. He came home to Texas on furlough to put his affairs in order. Only 35, it was unusual that he raised concerns about the care of his wife and two children. He saved 150 lives before he himself perished in the flames and explosions that engulfed the oil rig.
    Funny how these Washington bureaucrats appear in the sunshine au naturel. Rachel Maddow, a popular NBC news commentator, and self-professed lesbian, stood awkwardly asking her pointed questions of an expert at the shoreline. Pot belly and shirttails out, her six foot length dwarfed the more well proportioned scientist. Imagine then Karl Rove, one of the architects of deregulation, in the light of day. It was Karl who helped put in place failure of oversight. While billions have been spent on deep sea drilling technology, remediation has lagged behind since 12 years ago with the Exxon-Valdez disaster. Again, it was B.P. that had responsibility for the clean-up and failed miserably.
    A mockingbird, usually singing the latest composition, came, observed, shat, and left. Tourists filled the Rosemary Beach homes, forgetting any lingering malaise, and remembering the pristine, white beaches while they could. The scale of this tragedy only makes sense viewed off planet, if you will. In 1998 real value money in the U.S. transferred to Asia. Geopolitics are complex, but in some way very simple, driven by brute force as they are.
    Oil reserves in Central Asia made B.P.’s Gulf output appear minor in comparison. Perhaps 4% of the world’s oil came from drilling in the Gulf of Mexico – 3800 oil wells located in the Gulf. Peak Oil was beginning to appear as an urban myth. More immediate to the ruling Elite were the rising tide of educated Americans communicating by the Internet. Stupid people are easier to control. The need was to break the U.S. economy once and for all. 9-11 was a precursor of the Elite strategy.
    Of course suitable distractions of scale were necessary. North Korea torpedoed a South Korean boat provoking an international incident. Israelis murdered ten activists bringing relief to embattled Hamas. The Rachel Corrie would again challenge the Israeli
    blockade with backing of the Irish government.
    In Panama City, the Redneck Riviera, Fox News affiliate Doc Watson spewed forth bile, claiming Israelis were simply defending their country from rockets fired in Gaza. It did not matter that most Israelis were not birthright Jews, but rather some Kazar manufactured race of necessity. The real birthright Jews remained in the Diaspora.
    The grating sound of a skill saw agitated the mockingbird, who fluttered, but wisely kept silent. O Karl, O Karl, where art thou – intellectual demon of denial? How do you plan to spin this one?
    A few yards down the boardwalk from Karl’s place is a beautiful butterfly garden with twenty larval species attracted by pipervine, snapdragon, violets, passion flowers, salvia, partridge peas, senna, hollyhock, milkweed, and Queen Anne’s lace – to name a few. Other weeds are controlled with Round-Up. In the short time there, no butterflies were observed. Just the day before in a more natural setting, a soapberry tree planted by indigenous peoples swarmed with over 50,000 pollinators – many of them native. Who then is the better steward, Karl?

  4. ZicaTanka says:

    I’m only getting 1 second of this. Is anyone else having trouble listening?

  5. theepitbull says:

    E.X.C.E.L.L.E.N.T. Podcast 🙂

    With respect to the public stories that Peter discussed, the reason for such stories is to spread the meme of public servitude towards government in that the public needs to be programmed that ‘they’ have to spy on their neighbors, be informants, etc., more important, is to not develop critical thinking skills in questioning programs like COINTELPRO and government propaganda.

    For emphasis, the main purpose of programs such as COINTELPRO and government propaganda is that it’s a society-control mechanism, which, can only be effective in that regard by manipulating the public at the local-level.

    Effectively, Sibel this is part of the answer to your question as to ‘how do we get the word out’ the answer is for credible people such as yourself to engage the public at the local-level as to what is really going on in our world. Moreover, to build a frame-work that would educate and build resistance to such programs and propaganda. See: http://www.apsu.edu/oconnort/3220/3220lect02c.htm

    In my humble opinion 😉

    Love “Light” and Energy

    _Don

    PS: Link of the week: http://www.questia.com/read/105361686?title=There's%20Something%20Happening%20Here%3a%20The%20New%20Left%2c%20the%20Klan%2c%20and%20FBI%20Counterintelligence/105361686

  6. theepitbull says:

    Correction on link of the week:(

    There’s Something Happening Here: The New Left, The Klan, and FBI Counterintelligence

    Using over twelve thousand previously classified documents made available through the Freedom of Information Act, David Cunningham uncovers the riveting inside story of the FBI’s attempts to neutralize political targets on both the Right and the Left during the 1960s. Examining the FBI’s infamous counterintelligence programs (COINTELPROs) against suspected communists, civil rights and black power advocates, Klan adherents, and antiwar activists, he questions whether such actions were aberrations or are evidence of the bureau’s ongoing mission to restrict citizens’ right to engage in legal forms of political dissent. At a time of heightened concerns about domestic security, with the FBI’s license to spy on U.S. citizens expanded to a historic degree, the question becomes an urgent one. This book supplies readers with insights and information vital to a meaningful assessment of the current situation.

    There’s Something Happening Here looks inside the FBI’s COINTELPROs against white hate groups and the New Left to explore how agents dealt with the hundreds of individuals and organizations labeled as subversive threats. Rather than reducing these activities to a product of the idiosyncratic concerns of longtime director J. Edgar Hoover, Cunningham focuses on the complex organizational dynamics that generated literally thousands of COINTELPRO actions. His account shows how–and why–the inner workings of the programs led to outcomes that often seemed to lack any overriding logic; it also examines the impact the bureau’s massive campaign of repression had on its targets. The lessons of this era have considerable relevance today, and Cunningham extends his analysis to the FBI’s often controversial recent actions to map the influence of the COINTELPRO legacy on contemporary debates over national security and civil liberties.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=WwDYnz7s6Z8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=There's+Something+Happening+Here+The+New+Left+The+Klan+%26+FBI+Counterintelligence&source=bl&ots=X_LEo_6ZaK&sig=rvJuc5cQq4CMbsDXuZxy2Mryq3E&hl=en&ei=UUH8S8DyB4Hw8QbShY2nBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

    (((3)))

  7. Kingfisher says:

    “I’m only getting 1 second of this. Is anyone else having trouble listening?”
    The Illuminati DOES NOT WANT YOU TO LISTEN to the podcast, ZicaTanka!

  8. GREAT podcast. I’m happy you were able to get this interview. Project Censored is one of the most valuable resources we have on the net. After listening to the piece, I am more convinced than ever that Gil Scott-Heron was a prophet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=1qoalKUt0mo

    The Revolution will NOT be Televised…Unless WE DO IT.

    So, I leave you with Scoop Nisker’s famous tag line from the seminal underground San Francisco rock stations KMPX and KSAN.

    If you don’t like the News, Go out and make some of your own.

    http://www.jive95.com/

  9. ZicaTanka says:

    @KF: Oh, great. I suppose they want me listening to Rush instead, right? I’ll have to figure out what’s up with my machine. Maybe I SHOULD have gone to that Bilderberg conference. Please tell them I’m sorry.

  10. …….meanfckinwhile, back home in censorville, AsiaTimes and John Pilger both report sinking of the Cheonan not a north korean action.

    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/LF04Dg02.html

    ‘In a highly significant development, the Chinese navy took the extraordinary step of quietly letting two American Internet sites know the findings of an independent technical assessment its naval intelligence arm made of the corvette’s sinking, which took place about 1 nautical mile (1.9 kilometers) off the south-west coast of Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea’
    ‘The NAM story said: “In the recent US-China strategic talks in Shanghai and Beijing, the Chinese side dismissed the official scenario presented by the Americans and their South Korean allies as not credible.”

    ‘The two articles basically agreed that a US mine ripped the Cheonan in two and sent the hapless South Korean corvette down to Davy Jones’ locker. But they differed in two key aspects; one was the type of the mine used in the friendly-fire attack – limpet or rising – and the other was the nature of the friendly fire, deliberate or inadverted’.[sic]

    twitter on that.

  11. Fine interview. Strong and true information.

    By the way, as long as this site offers no transcripts of interviews, nobody can quote the valuable things said and offer a link back to this site for others to quickly verify those quotes. I think transcripts are more important than, say, videos.

    Two points about this interview:
    1. Peter Phillips says, in response to Sibel’s question about independent media, that those media decisions depend on what’s in the individual editors’ minds and we can’t know that. Wrong. I was one of those editors.

    I worked for a daily newspaper as the national-international editor. I chose the stories from the wires (AP, Washington Post, Reuters) that we’d run in the paper. But my journalist mind wasn’t allowed independent decisions. To keep my job, I had to listen and obey when my boss said things like, “We don’t run stories like that.” Any editor quickly learns what’s acceptable and what’s not. If you don’t get the drift, you get the boot.

    Peter Phillips rightly says that all the media corporations and the military-industrial complex are interlocked at the top.

    The leaders’ desires are easily conveyed down the chain into the newsroom and put in the editors’ ears. That’s the fact. (And I haven’t even mentioned the fact that the CIA, FBI, and dual-citizenship traitors are in that leadership.)

    2. All of this criticism by Peter Phillips, as good as it is, is limited to the USA. That serves the Divide & Conquer strategy by our true international enemy. He even talks about the “power elite” but he repeatedly says “in this country” when he refers to the top-level criminals. In fact, the top is not “in this country.” The top is not American.

    The multi-country Rothschild banker family bought Reuters in the 1800s. They went on a buying spree in the early 1900s in the USA. There’s no reason why Phillips — and I should add Sibel — doesn’t recognize this fact by now. It’s not secret. It’s fact. And the Rothschild banker family instigates and invests in wars on both sides. JP Morgan was their agent. The Rockefellers are their henchmen, as is Rupert Murdoch. Goldman Sachs. All chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

    Raise your game, people. Do you want to fix this, or do you want to limit yourself to self-destruction of the USA? Meanwhile, the true enemy operates freely.

    I wrote a related story about the supposed “progressive” media. Here’s the URL. http://equalpartyusa.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/progressive-lightning-steals-truths-thunder/

    (Note: I will not respond to the obvious resident counter-blogger on the BF Post nor to those who supposedly post divisive crap while “drunk.” You know who you are. I remember the previous “confessions.”)

  12. mcthorogood says:

    Anyone know the name of the book by Dave Matheson that Peter Collins mentions near the end of the podcast?

    I read Censored 2010, it has a lot of good information.

  13. ZicaTanka says:

    @JamesLaffrey: I always thought that there was a top down control in place of MSM institutions. Also, I remember Sibel’s earlier project directed at the exposing the MSM was starting to reveal that censorship and lies also come from career-driven individuals at every level.

    One question for you: Isn’t being a condescending prick also devisive? Why not respond to the content of comments, even if they come from those who you belittle?

  14. About why the message isn’t getting through to people, the documentary of Noam Chomsky “Manufacturing Consent” is instructive.

    The whole documentary is on hulu

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/118171/manufacturing-consent

    You can also rent or download it to your Tivo on amazon.com at

    http://www.amazon.com/Manufacturing-Consent-Noam-Chomsky-Media/dp/B0031DDI4I

    P.S. I think Chomsky gets much of economics wrong but he’s spot on about the power elite.

  15. camusrebel says:

    Sibel, glad you are making your way back. Been a big fan of Project Censored for a few years now. Anyone w/the guts to admit the official fairy tale of nine eleven is horseshit is on the right side.

    JimmyLaff, was about to say how much I agree w/you…then you get all puritanical about my after the bar posting. Get over yourself Reverend.
    I was “divisive”?? If by that you mean I was dividing the 99.9% of froggers who think slaughtering innocents with drones is wrong from the .1% who think it is cool, guess I’m guilty. Did 5 or 6 quality cold draft microbrews play some part in my outrage taking a violent turn of phrase? No question, that is why I apologized within 10 hours. “I remember the previous confessions” makes you sound like the church lady or some sadistic priest.

    You want us to raise our game? You wanna “fix it”? Well, it is going to take ALL people on the side of the good working together, not just the minority that are teetotalers.

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  16. camusrebel says:

    Remo, good catch on the Korea deal. It sounded fishy from day one but I have just very recently come across similar info calling North Korea’s involvement into SERIOUS question.

    What do my fellow froggers think about this kid Bradley Manning? The army boy who has been fingered as the one who leaked the Collateral Murder tape to Wikileaks. Can he be a hero and an idiot? Very interesting case from a whisteblowers point of view. Sibel, I would be very interested in your take on Wikileaks. Apparently Manning also turned over hundreds of “secret” State Dept. docs….supposedly very explosive stuff. So, now Wikileaks is sitting on them. Are they blackmailing people? To what end? Do you know about who is behind Wikileaks? My rudimentary layman investigation points to the Soros crowd.
    The kid seems to have had something against HClinton.

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  17. camusrebel says:

    check, 1,2 is this thing on?

  18. camusrebel says:

    ok…thats better. Kudos to the PCensored team. I have the ’09 book. Any outfit unafraid to mention that the official fairy tale about nine eleven is horseshit is on the right side.

    JimmyLaffs, being puritanical is so old fashioned. Get over yourself reverend. I was about to give you mad props(thats good) for your insightful comments then you go and paint me as some raving stumble-bum face down in the gutter drunk with vomit stains on his shirt.

    To “fix” things we are going to need everybody, not just the teetotalers.
    “I remember the previous confessions” makes you sound like the church lady or a sadistic priest. “Divisive”? Maybe I divided the 99% of froggers who feel slaughtering innocents w/drones is wrong from the 1% who think it’s cool. Within ten hours I had apologized for letting 5-6 quality microbrews tinge my outrage with rhetorical fantasies of violence.

    If that is all it takes to get your whities tight, please don’t respond.
    Have a glass of wine, maybe a big fat bong hit, chillax.

  19. camusrebel says:

    Sibel, so glad you are making your way back.

    Very curious re your take on Wikileaks. Seems they busted the army kid who sent in the Colateral Murder video. But the real interesting part of the story is that he also sent them hundreds of classified State Dept. docs of an explosive nature. Wikileaks is sitting on them. Wonder why. Are they blackmailing folks? They are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Who knows how many whistleblowers have fed them dynamite they are holding.

  20. camusrebel says:

    on edit…not a couple hundred, Manning, according to Lamo, according to the BBC, sent WLeaks, “260,000 secret US embassy messages”

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  21. @Camusrebel: Very good questions, indeed. Interestingly, I’ve been trying to contact Julian A. of Wikileaks; Ray McGovern’s groups wants to present him with am Adams Award…so far, no luck.

    The latest on the ‘leak’ is another message to all potential gov whistleblowers, reporters, including the blogosphere independent journalists…Watching it closely.

  22. Kingfisher says:

    “Very good questions, indeed. Interestingly, I’ve been trying to contact Julian A. of Wikileaks;”
    Sibel,
    I hope you have read Raffi Khatchadourian’s article about this guy before you do so:
    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/06/07/100607fa_fact_khatchadourian

    “The latest on the ‘leak’ is another message to all potential gov whistleblowers, reporters, including the blogosphere independent journalists…Watching it closely.”
    This Manning kid has little to do with legitimate whistleblowers like Russ Tice or yourself. He’s a disgruntled little punk.

  23. camusrebel says:

    One rumor has him being ushered out in accordance w/DontAskDontTell.
    Who knows, who cares. I just want to know about those 260,000 State Dept. messages. They are rumored to be ripe with scandal, massive illegality. Did Manning make copies? What is Wikileaks criteria for publishing? Why haven’t they yet? Are they going to? Are they using their contents to influence policy/actions or for monetary gain?

    Khatchadourian’s piece is pure fluff. Who cares about his childhood. I want to know about his ties to Mossad, Turkey, George Soros gang.

    R. Khat. seems to be Mockingbird himself. His story on Iraq butchery is like a love sonnet.

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  24. camusrebel says:

    Upon further review, Manning did not send hundreds of State Dept. docs.

    He sent “260,000 US embassy messages”. Why is Wikileaks sitting on them? What is their criteria for release? Are they profiting in any why from knowledge of their contents?

    Khatchadourian’s piece is pure fluff. Who cares about his childhood. Assange did not purchase all those computers and buy all that seperate server access by himself. He is just a front man. When did he first meet George Soros? What role do Turkey and Mossad play.

    Wikileaks IS NOT to be trusted. Ray Mac should know better.

    It does seem to push the limits of coincidence that Khatchadourian’s article and knews of Manning’s detention appear within 12 hours of each other. RKhat seems like Mockingbird to me. His story on the Iraq bloodbath reads like a fawning love sonnet.

  25. Kingfisher says:

    “Who cares about his childhood.”
    Critical to understanding a person. It is clear in the article that Julian’s youth and young-adulthood have direct bearing on who he is and how he operates today.

    “What role do Turkey and Mossad play.”
    Better question is what role does China and Russia play?

    “It does seem to push the limits of coincidence that Khatchadourian’s article and knews of Manning’s detention appear within 12 hours of each other.”
    Khatchadourian’s article came out last week. The Manning story broke on Monday.

    “Wikileaks IS NOT to be trusted.”
    I agree, Wikileaks is suspicious.

  26. camusrebel says:

    Who a front man is and how a public face operates is irrelevant.

    I was about to mention China. Many dissidents appear to be listed as involved in the creation.

    RK Mockingbird’s piece was dated, (i think) 6/7/10, but as I do not usually read that rag, I have no idea when it came out.

    General rule: journalists trained at the Nitze school, SAIS by the likes of Brezinski, Wolfowitz et al should be taken w/a large dose of salt.

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  27. Kingfisher why does the illuminati hate me?

    Until just a few minutes ago when I came to the site, the last post visable to me was zicatanka’s on June 8th. I checked this morning.

    Is this thing on? That’s a great question camusrebel.

  28. @KF: I don’t know much about Manning; haven’t been following the details. It’s the general effect I’m talking about. Remember, despite their hatred of Judith Miller, how others were concerned about the chilling effects? Similar. Even if the first targets happen to be some punks or wackos with deep criminal past… going after leak sources won’t stop there…

    As for Julian: he was selected as the awardee by Sam Adams Commitee…and no one can find him!

  29. camusrebel says:

    Chinese dissidents were def. involved in the inception, NOT the gov.

    Chinese hackers/activists most likely with our boys from Langley.

    No need to understand a front person, irrelevant how he operates.

    Raffi K. was trained at the Nitze SAIS, where Brezinski, Wolfowitz et al hang out. A fluff piece by a CIA tool leads me to believe there is some agency tie-in with WLeaks.

    The big question remains, what juicy dirt is contained in those 260,000 embasy messages and to what end is the info being used.

    Related, did Manning make copies?

  30. Kingfisher says:

    “Chinese dissidents were def. involved in the inception, NOT the gov.”
    Per the article they snagged a stream of info from a TOR hub being used by Chinese hackers (probably PLA) targeting foreign governments.

    “No need to understand a front person, irrelevant how he operates.”
    You are an idiot.

    “Raffi K. was trained at the Nitze SAIS, where Brezinski, Wolfowitz et al hang out.”
    Because he went to a graduate school where those two are affiliated, that automatically make him connected to them? That’s brilliant.

    “A fluff piece by a CIA tool leads me to believe there is some agency tie-in with WLeaks.”
    http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/paranoid-schizophrenia/DS00862.html

  31. Kingfisher says:

    “As for Julian: he was selected as the awardee by Sam Adams Commitee…and no one can find him!”
    What is getting an award for?

  32. camusrebel says:

    ooohh…an idiot, wow. Thems some high level debate skills you got there
    fishbait. What’s the mstter sparky, getting a little too close to your masters?

    Well then, lets fish some more, Harley Feldbaum, Eliot Cohen, Mitchell Ornstein, Kurt Volker, W. Max Cordon, Wilfrid Kohl. Yeah, like I want these clowns training journalists.

    If you wanna play the “look over here at this person” distraction game, feel free. I’m zeroing in on the sharks, not the minnow, but thanks for playing.

  33. Kingfisher says:

    “fishbait. What’s the mstter sparky, getting a little too close to your masters?”
    No masters degree. Just well informed.

    “Well then, lets fish some more, Harley Feldbaum, Eliot Cohen, Mitchell Ornstein, Kurt Volker, W. Max Cordon, Wilfrid Kohl. Yeah, like I want these clowns training journalists.”
    Because they are all jews?

  34. Sibel. The possible reason Mr. Assange is incommunicado for the time being may have to do with THIS story:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-06-10/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-hunted-by-pentagon-over-massive-leak/

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-06-11/daniel-ellsberg-wikileaks-julian-assange-in-danger/?cid=hp:beastoriginalsR1

    If I knew the Pentagon was hunting me, I’d be as far under the radar as I could get. I also certainly wouldn’t be getting anywhere near the US.

  35. On another note, I tried to bring up wikileaks today and got an “unable to connect” message. Anybody else having the same problem?

  36. @Ishmael: Sounds like he is speaking in Las Vegas tonight. I linked to his twitter account at wikileaks. http://data.nicar.org/conference/lasvegas10/showcase

  37. camusrebel says:

    Julian Assclown is a nobody, an insignificant distraction, a bagman if you will. Yes, he looks funny. Yes he talks funny. These traits make him the perfect front man for a deep state operation. He grew up poor. He remained poor as an adult. He had NOTHING to do we actually setting up Wikileaks, he is merely their poster boy.

    If Wleaks was on the side of the people, we would have seen ALL of those 260,000 State Dept. cables by now, not,ummm……….none of them.

    Cut the crap. We need 911 truth in a bad way.

  38. camusrebel,

    Cui Bono? Who benefits from such a scenario? If the Pentagon is hunting him, how does that makes this a deep state operation? Unless it’s to make him more palatable to the target audience of whistleblowers. There are other pieces out there detailing the Obama admins increased efforts against whistleblowers. Now consider what it takes to organize the 260,000 SD cables into a coherent form. There was also a message on wikileaks warning the Peantagon that any actions against Assange would be “viewed dimly”. What is the motive and aim for such a deep state operation? Who would want to damage the military and the State Dept.?

    Just a few questions I have. Apparently Assange was a no-show in Vegas last night, so he may have gotten the message to lay low. Also, what, if anything does wikileaks have to do with 9/11 truth?

  39. camusrebel,

    On another note, I also grew up poor and remain poor. Does poverty automatically make one either a deep state operative or susceptible to their blandishments? I wish they WOULD contact me. My census job is ending and I SURE could use the dinero.

  40. This is a treasure trove.

    I’m adding all of the entries from Project Censored’s Independent News Sources (http://www.projectcensored.org/censorship/news-sources/) that are available into my RSS reader. It’s always great to have vetted sources.

    Stay well.

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