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Re: The Sad Decline of '60 Minutes' Continues With This Week's NSA Whitewash
From: Jeffrey Walton <noloader () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 02:40:52 -0500

Welcome to the world of centralized media,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_media. You have to read non-US
publications to balance the skewed views following the party lines.
Reuters is a good choice.

I still recall Reuters was one of the few mainstream publications that
covered the Israel/Palestine conflict/war/{euphemism} with
objectivity. Reuters would publish daily death counts like a score
card. At the height, Israel was killing Palestinians at a rate of 3 to

On the other hand, US central media usually showed the suicide bus
bombers that killed Israelis. They did not cover Israel razing entire
portions of cities and killing hundreds at a time with airstrikes. I
recall seeing the aerial photos of cities like Jenin and thinking,
holy shit - that looks like post world war two Germany.


On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 11:48 PM, Paul Ferguson
<fergdawgster () mykolab com> wrote:
Wow, where to begin...

I love the subject line above, which I used from this 'The Nation' article:


I was unsurprisingly stunned tonight that CBS had sunk even lower than Fox
News in their reporting on the NSA tonight -- nothing less than pro-NSA

Here are a few initial thoughts that came out tonight -- and they will
assuredly continue to roll in:

'How we know the 60 Minutes NSA interview was crap'

'60 Minutes': NSA Good, Snowden Bad

'Shame On Feinstein' Coalition Warns Of Silicon Valley Economic Impact From
NSA Spying

One can only scratch their heads & wonder what CBS is doing here. Are they
really this incompetent, or are they maneuvering somehow to support the
Obama administration's attempt to only make 'cosmetic changes' to the NSA
and FISA Court operations, and whitewash the NSA overreach?

I've already seen several main stream U.S. news organizations 'interpret'
the leaked recommendations from the 'oversight board' as 'sweeping' when
they are nothing more than cosmetic & business as usual.

See also:




No pun intended, but the NSA and the Obama Administration are pulling a
"Snow Job" on the American People.

- ferg
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