I just finished watching an excellent interview given by David Swanson on the importance of voting independent and the futility of voting between two evils every four years. Let me qualify my qualification of the interview as “excellent”: the interviewee. David Swanson was very good, articulate, and right on with his points. That constitutes 50% of the interview. The interviewer, on the other hand, was anything but objective, was antagonistic, and a propagandist who lacked logic and the ability to articulate even a very illogical point of view.
I am going to give you the link to this interview, but before I do that I want to go on record with a few words on ‘The Real News’ - its beginning, and its founder & host Paul Jay.
In late 2006, Mr. Paul Jay contacted me and Ray McGovern to introduce himself and invite us both to a small dinner gathering in order to present to us his newly conceptualized TV news project- The Real News. While I am very picky when it comes to social gatherings, I accepted this one since it was going to give me another opportunity to spend some time with Ray McGovern (I love Ray’s company, friendship, critical mind, and of course, incredible wit and sense of humor).
Unfortunately, even Ray’s great company was not enough to take away from an ego-centric and opportunist host, and the very disturbing birth of his new opportunist product, geared strategically to spit partisan propaganda benefitting partisan corporates and their foundations in Washington DC.
Mr. Jay was in DC to meet with all the known corporate-foundations to raise money for his ‘The Real News’ TV project, which was being marketed as ‘alternative news to be ready by 2008 in order to counter another party during the elections.’ That was the main gist of this project. It was not about ‘censored news.’ It was not going to be about giving voice to censored voices. It was not about countering wars outside approved and measured borders. It was not about civil liberties. And it was certainly not going to be about ‘the real news.’
One memorable Mr. Jay quote that stuck with me from that dinner: “If the liberal foundations don’t dish out I’ll go to the other side. So, they better!”
Well, the ‘Liberal Corporate Foundations’ did in fact dish out the dough. Please be my guest and check out the alphabets of corporate foundations behind this not so real ‘The Real News.’ Oh, and as one of the consistent conditions, the corporate foundations gave Mr. Jay a list of their ‘To-Be-Censored’ truth-tellers and whistleblowers. I was honorably placed on that list (truly my honor) among almost all other truth-tellers, some of whom attended that dinner.
Anyhow, I believe this brief background is definitely necessary to truly observe this interview with David Swanson. Please keep it in mind while you are watching it. Also, I am not responding to dozens of e-mails coming from similar ignorant-minded people who are urging me to support King Obama so that the more-evil Romney won’t be our next King. Go cast your idiotic vote and contribute to our damnation as a nation. And with that let’s observe this ‘interesting’ debate and continue to support our uber activist Mr. Swanson: