- The two most idiotic statements in memory: "I don't
believe in conspiracies!" and "Offering that the media is responsible
for dumbing down America is absurd." Both of these statements, in
one form or another, have been offered by editors and broadcasters, and
as regards a summary dismissal of conspiracy theories, amongst the most
notable of naysayers is none other than Rush Limbaugh. And who could better
be described as the most successful of pervasive, persuasive propagandists
than Limbaugh himself?
- All one has to do to realize and appreciate the sheer
lunacy of these two idiotic observations is to simply evaluate the establishment
mainstream media's almost total blackout of the Downing Street Memo, along
with its additional supportive documentation, proving unequivocally the
Bush/Blair conspiracy to manufacture phony intelligence to initiate the
war in Iraq.
- So, what precisely has the MSM Blackout of the DSM accomplished?
And let US not forget that as Bernard Goldberg, a former MSM insider, had
pointed out, the "newspaper of record," The New York Times, as
the "official" gatekeeper, enabler and trigger for network TV
news all across the country. If it's not news for the Times, it's not
worthwhile news for America! Conversely, if a breaking event fits the
MSM's "politically correct" template, one may be assured of a
constant bombardment of ad nauseam, senseless coverage. What has the MSM
- Well for openers, the Media Blackout on DSM assures that
the War in Iraq will continue unabated. In spite of the Blackout, enough
information has been leaked via the Internet, America's real "free
and independent press," to help create a "Bush backlash"
resulting in his rapidly declining popularity ratings. His job approval
rating, according to the latest Zogby
Poll, has slipped to 43 percent. That would indicate that his disapproval
rating now stands at 57 percent. Can you just imagine where we'd all be
without the MSM Blackout? Think impeachment.
- America's real media, the Internet, is not only detracting
from this warmongering genocidal maniac and his Israeli administration's
credibility, but serving up as well solid evidence establishing yet more
arrangements to invade Iran as well. It is the unpredictability of the
Internet with regard to both its investigative potential as well as its
international reach that now serves as the only obstacle to these international
- Consider the two blockbuster news events that should
be on the front page of every newspaper in America; no, no, not those!
Forget the hurricanes and the London bombings - the latter were ordered
by Bush/Blair Mass Murder International as a timely distraction to the
real news: the Downing Street Memo and the outing of Bush gangster Karl
Rove. The informed realize Bush will never acquire the political finesse
nor develop the necessary emotional logistical skills to run our Country
- the real rulers are Rove, the Pentagon Jews, and "The Grimace,"
President of Vice, sick Dick Cheney. And let's not forget "Rummy
- If the Internet can slow these guys down, perhaps enough
to prevent the invasion of Iran, or at least seriously delay their much-desired
next adventure in international lunacy in service to Israel, can you just
imagine what the "newspaper of record" is capable of doing? Can
you just imagine the DSM being discussed, reported, and commented on by
network TV pundits?
- In addition to the DSM and the Rove outing, the MSM could
have targeted the events reported by John Pilger in his piece, "Paymasters
of Carnage - The Ghost at Gleneagles," written for the New Statesman
and carried on the Information Clearing House website. Pilger makes the
point, that while so-called journalists and "embeds" trotted
around with military units in their flak gear and steel pots, and contributed
to the sanitization of brutal massacre after brutal massacre, real reporters
like Dahr Jamail were risking life and limb to get the factual stories
concerning Bush Wehrmacht and Gestapo activities in that ravished land.
Here again, can you imagine the reaction of the American people if they
were apprised of only these atrocities?
- How would they react to stories of little children being
paraded out in front of their families and then shot dead in cold blood?
How would they react if they knew that the Bush war and terror machine
carpet-bombed Fallujah with napalm and used mustard gas in its continuing
blatant violations of the Geneva Conventions? Isn't it easy to see how
the media could turn things around to stop this?
- Pilger points out that while the elites in the media
and entertainment paid homage to mass murderers Bush and Blair at the G8
"conference" at Gleneagles, Scotland, a "World Tribunal
on Iraq" was being conducted in Istanbul, Turkey. The tribunal was
convened to address the war crimes of the Bush/Blair conspiracy, and the
hyperlink takes the reader to a simple, straightforward and thorough itemization
of the egregious and brutal violations of basic human morality and international
- Even this simple articulation of Bush/Blair crimes, if
professionally presented via American journalism, would serve as "talking
points" for the American people to recall both our troops and President
Bush via impeachment. And speaking of impeachment, what precisely is the
status of the Congressman John Conyers effort in pinning down Bush with
his letter with half a million signatures? Isn't it obvious how the MSM
has thrown a monkey wrench into this meager effort? As Karen
Kwiatkowski has pointed out, the Bush gangsters are beyond accountability,
beyond reach, and therefore, not impeachable. And you bet they know this!
- But we, the American people must hold them accountable,
and can! We must attack their foremost source of power: the astonishing
ignorance of the American people. The DSM provided Conyers the means,
and the mainstream, establishment, corporate, Zionist media neutralized
him, and did so deliberately! They delayed, downplayed, marginalized and
eventually brought about the desensitization of public awareness to move
this completely off the public's radar screen.
- The MSM is the means by which the American people are
deprived of the information they need to motivate them to clamor for the
much-needed government reforms and the impeachment of the criminals in
government who are perpetrating terrorist activities around the world,
terrorist activities that will increase dramatically and eventually come
to roost on our own doorstep.
- The points and resolutions established by the World Tribunal
on Iraq, combined with Congressman Conyers' letter establishing and fixing
the facts concerning the Downing Street Memo, now serve as a launching
point. The date of record for holding the media accountable
is June 15, 2005. And the newspaper of record is established as The New
- Consider the number of people who have died since that
date! Had the American MSM, led by the Times, acted in a moral, responsible,
accountable and professional journalistic manner, and this when taken against
the declining popularity of a mad, lying, genocidal butcher, the pressure
from BOTH political parties in Congress would greatly accelerate the ongoing
efforts to bring this unjust and unnecessary war to a halt.
- And think of the lives that could be saved! Think of
the toddlers that wouldn't be roasted alive by Bush's napalm! Think of
the families that would be allowed to live together in peace instead of
being slaughtered, or being made to suffer the unbearable horror of seeing
one or more of their members executed in cold blood by Bush's killer storm
- It is time to lay accountability at the doorstep of ALL
the guilty, and that includes Bush's enablers in the media! Why shouldn't
veteran groups, families of the wounded and dead soldiers who gave life
and limb for a cause only fathomable to a power-drunk, mass-murdering madman,
find cause and justification to hold the media fully accountable? How
difficult would it be to establish such losses in terms of "money
- Seems to me if all these splintered, scattered veteran,
family and citizen action groups could join together and form a coalition,
perhaps a barrage of law suits seeking money damages against these huge,
profitable corporate media giants would now be in order. Those veterans
and relatives who have suffered after the date of record launched by the
DSM should have valid claims.
- If Martha Stewart can be sent to jail for lying to a
government employee while not even under oath to save $ 30,000 of her own
money, why can't elements of the rich, corporate media be fined and sent
to jail for lying to the whole damn country and enabling the continued
maiming, dismemberment and killing of our soldiers? And who will speak
for the 100,000 plus innocent Iraqis they also helped murder? Their only
crime was defending their families and property, which is their moral right
as protected under the Geneva Conventions both Bush and Blair choose to
- Ted Lang is a political analyst and freelance writer.