Tag Archives | Lying

Killing Journalists as Video Game Sport

Three cheers for Wikileaks. Their posting of a 38-minute video from an Apache helilcopter showing U.S. gunners killing two Reuters journalists (and ten other civilians) in 2007 is heroic. Naturally, the Pentagon had endlessly scorned Reuters’ Freedom of Information Act and other efforts to get the video. The video and a transcript of the triumphant […]

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Bait and Switch Democracy at its Best

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that she may ram through the Democrats’ health care legislation through the House via a brazen fraud. The Washington Post reports: After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate’s health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the […]

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Will Obama Out-BS Bush?

Obama’s speech from West Point tonight may drive the final wooden stake into liberals’ hope that their guy would create a Brave New Order in Washington and the world. The fact that Obama is following in Bush’s footsteps – talking to an audience of captive individuals who would be ruined for life by a single […]

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The Media as Enablers of Government Lies

Posted online today… The Media as Enablers of Government Lies Freedom Daily August 2009 by James Bovard Why do politicians so easily get away with telling lies? In large part, because the news media are more interested in bonding with politicians than in exposing them. Americans are encouraged to believe that the media will serve […]

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The National Endowment for Democracy’s Forgotten Sordid History

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today my piece from their July Freedom Daily issue on one of the biggest shams of modern American history… THE EARLY HISTORY OF A WORLDWIDE NUISANCE by James Bovard Few federal agencies have as much bipartisan support as the National Endowment for Democracy. Created in 1983, NED’s stated […]

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8 Years of Big Lies on Afghanistan

And so now the Pentagon and the White House are going to tell the truth about Afghanistan? Pshaw! Here’s my 2 cents on the issue – distributed by the Future of Freedom Foundation and also appearing on Counterpunch today. ** I have a ‘reader survey’ question at the bottom regarding a specific line in the […]

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McCain’s Great Betrayal of Fellow POWs

In last night’s debate, McCain again strutted out the fact of his POW status during the Vietnam war. A servile media has long allowed this to be the primary part of McCain’s halo. But instead, it should raise questions that go to the heart of McCain’s willingness to betray his fellow soldiers and countrymen in […]

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