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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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Warring as Lying

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today my article from the February issue of Freedom Daily on lying & warring.  Amazing to see how much hokum politicians get away with when they commence killing foreigners….. Warring as Lying Throughout American History by James Bovard                             Freedom Daily February 2008 Americans are taught to expect their […]

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McCain’s Forgotten Drug Fix

Amongst all the media teeth-gnashing over the question of whether McCain did special favors for his blondie lobbyist,  his wife’s sweetheart deal for massive narcotics theft in the 1990s has been forgotten. If a poor black woman from Anacostia had committed the crimes that Cindy McCain committed, the black woman might have been sent to […]

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Government Lies vs. Self-Government

Responding to implacable demands from central Europe, the Future of Freedom Foundation today finally posted online the full text of my piece on Hungarian Lies and American Lessons. Hungarians are still steaming about the government’s lies in last year’s elections, but most Americans appear to have forgotten Bush’s verbal frauds from the campaign trail last October.   […]

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