Category Archives: Media-Info Control

Is the media controlled by the government or ‘friends’ of the government? Are ‘talking points’ being passed down from ‘on high’? Can you only find conservative AM radio talk shows? Are the media worried that they might be ‘cut-off’ if they ask the wrong questions? Are steps being taken against the ‘liberal’ media to make them more ‘balanced’? Are media personnel being jailed for refusing to identify their sources? Is media access to the government increasingly being restricted as time passes? When will media have their licenses revoked? When will the power to their tools be shut off? When will they all be jailed with the rest of the enemies? How far is too far?

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

“Can There Really Be Fascist People In A Democracy?”
Libertarians are stealthily taking over America.

Since the 1971 Powell Memo, America has moved closer and closer to Fascism.

 

Bad Deeds for 4/12/2010

  Oklahoma Conservatives, Lawmakers Plot Anti-Federal Militia – Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/9/2010

  Bush, Cheney & Rumsfeld Knew Many Guantanamo Prisoners Were Innocent – Former US president George W. Bush and his top aides were accused Friday of covering up that many Guantanamo Bay detainees were innocent, amid fears releasing them could … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/4/2010

  Doctor Against Treating Obama Supporters Admits Not Knowing What’s In Health Reform Bill – Dr. Jack Cassell, the Orlando urologist who put a sign on his door letting patients know he doesn’t want to have to treat them if … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 4/1/2010

First, some Good News:   Raising the Bar: Barney Frank Permanently Bans Staff From Communicating With Aide-Turned-Lobbyist – House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has instituted a permanent ban on committee staff communication with Peter Roberson, an aide … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/31/2010

  Bush-Appointed Federal Election Commissioner Helped Republican Party Conceal Role in 2004 Vote Suppression – Caroline Hunter, a Bush-appointed Federal Election Commissioner who remains in office, provided misleading statements under oath in an effort to conceal Republican National Committee involvement … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/26/2010

But, first a thought on the future: Voting is like driving a car … Choose (D) to move forward, Or (R) to go backward. The above is from a bumper sticker I saw. And now, the Bad Deeds:   Lousy … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/25/2010

  Sean Hannity is Using Veterans to Scam Us – The following is from VeteransToday.com: For the last several years, Sean Hannity and the Freedom Alliance “charity” have conducted “Freedom Concerts” across America. They’ve told you that they are raising … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/22/2010

First, the Good News:   How to Win in November: Just Three Words – “Tell the Truth” – The truth is very important, but I don’t think you need me to tell you that. What I feel we all need … Continue reading

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Amazing – Health Care Passes!!!!!!!!!

Earlier this evening, Frank Schaeffer in his latest blog posting, predicted this moment. Being the eternal pessimist, I was surprised when it happened. The right-wing authoritarians, all 212 of them, have failed to block the correction of America’s biggest human … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/19/2010

  Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership President is No Rocket Scientist – Voicing concern about the cancellation of NASA’s troubled Constellation program, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership president Bob Mitchell said the following at a luncheon at the new Holiday … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/18/2010, But First …

We interrupt the Bad Deeds for these announcements:   The Top Ten Immediate Good Deeds You’ll Get When Health Care Reform Passes – As soon as health care reform passes, the American people will see immediate benefits. The legislation will: … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/15/2010

  Karl Rove: I can’t stop lying – NBC was the latest stop on Karl Rove’s book tour for ‘Courage and Consequence.’ Revising history has been his main focus recently, and this morning’s interview with Tom Brokaw focused on Iraqi … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/11/2010

  Fox News Inaccurately Reporting State Board of Education Action – Fox News in recent days has repeatedly broadcast highly inaccurate information about the State Board of Education’s efforts to adopt the new social studies curriculum standards. Here are the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/3/2010

  Interference Seen in Blackwater Inquiry – An official at the United States Embassy in Iraq has told federal prosecutors that he believes that State Department officials sought to block any serious investigation of the 2007 shooting episode in which … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 3/2/2010

  Use of Filibuster Threat Explodes – The frequency of filibusters — plus threats to use them — are measured by the number of times the upper chamber votes on cloture. Such votes test the majority’s ability to hold together … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/17/2010

  Texas Triumph of Ignorance (Texas, Meet the Flintstones) – Nearly a third of Texans believe humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time, and more than half disagree with the theory that humans developed from earlier species … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/16/2010

  Limbaugh Stays on the Ugly Side – During his Feb. 15 broadcast, Rush Limbaugh spun his reality-bending spiel after suggesting that big-box retail chain Walmart lobbies Washington lawmakers to keep Obama from “nationalizing” them — a statement that, if … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/12/2010

  Rewriting History – At their recent meeting, Texas State Board of Education member Don McLeroy proposed amendment after amendment on social issues to the document that teams of professional educators had drawn up over 12 months, in what would … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/11/2010

  Limbaugh to Republican Party: ‘Be proud of being the party of no’ – President Obama has asked Republican leaders to meet for a bipartisan summit to discuss health care legislation. Rush Limbaugh warned Republicans this was merely a “trap,” … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/10/2010

  Sir John Houghton Misquoted Climate-Change Skeptics have been quoting Sir John Houghton, who played a critical role in establishing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), as saying, “Unless we announce disasters, no one will listen.” The quotation has … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/9/2010

  Republican Officials Call Bush Administration Liars – Last week, several top Republican officials accused Obama Attorney General Holder of essentially fabricating a claim that the Bush administration’s Department of Justice successfully tried 300 individuals on terrorism-related charges using the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/5/2010

  Invoking ‘Literacy Test,’ Tea Party Opening Speaker Suggests Blacks be Kept From Voting – The opening night speaker at the Tea Party convention suggested a return to a “literacy test” to protect America from presidents like Obama — a … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 2/3/2010

  Fox Cuts Away in the Middle of Obama Town Hall Live Feed to Air Critic’s Views – For the second time in less than a week, Fox News on Tuesday cut away from a live broadcast of a presidential … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1/29/2010

  Poll Shows That Americans Are Pretty Clueless About Politics – In the latest installment of the Pew Research Center’s News IQ Quiz, just 32% know that the Senate passed its version of the legislation without a single Republican vote. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1/26/2010

  Republican Party Sends Fundraising Letter Disguised as ‘Census’ Form – The Republican Party is seeking input and money from GOP voters — seemingly under the guise of the U.S. Census Bureau. “Strengthening our Party for the 2010 elections is … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1/12/2010

  The Falsehoods of the Conservative Noise Machine vs. Reality Conservatives make a lot of noise in hope that if they shout loud enough and often enough, you’ll believe it’s true. Well, the American people aren’t buying it. Here are … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 1/7/2010

  Top Republican Strategist Can’t Name One Thing Republicans Have Done for the Country in 20 Years – Yesterday, I told you about the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, who when asked for a specific recommendation on how … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-9-2009

  North Slope Oil Spill in Alaska Among Worst Ever – Remember how conservatives tell us how oil drilling is completely safe? Well (no pun intended), a North Slope spill of an estimated 46,000 gallons was caused when a pipeline … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 12-7-2009

  Sarah Palin’s Father Says She Left Hawaii Because Asians Made Her Uncomfortable – Sarah Palin journeyed to Hawaii to attend the first of the four colleges she enrolled in. She and a friend who went with her lasted only … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-30-2009

  Forty Percent of Democrats Say They Probably Won’t Vote Next Year – Forty percent of self-identified Democratic voters say they are “not likely” or “definitely” won’t vote in next year’s Congressional elections, according to a little-noticed poll released over … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-23-2009

  Woman Loses Health Insurance for Smiling on Facebook – Nathalie Blanchard, 29, took long-term sick leave from her job at IBM in Bromont, Quebec, more than a year ago for severe depression. She was receiving monthly benefits from her … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-18-2009

  Good Book Title – rogue: noun – 1. An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal. 2. One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp. 3. A wandering beggar; a vagrant. 4. A vicious and solitary animal, especially … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-17-2009

Effect of the Bush Tax Cut Extention – One picture says a lot:   Rudy Giuliani Falsely Claims Democrat Voted Against the House Health Care Bill – Rudy Giuliani falsely claims that the Democrat who won the NY-23 Congressional district … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-11-2009

Fox News Host Falsifies Footage to Make Republican Health Care Protest Look Bigger – Fox News’ Sean Hannity interviewed Republican Rep. Michelle Bachmann following an event aimed at stirring up a crowd against Democrats’ healthcare reform bill. Hannity said, “20,000+ … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-9-2009

  A Study in Contrast: tNASA shuttle contractor cancels merit raises for all employeesext vs. Three big banks to hand out bonuses averaging $250,400 each, almost five times the $50,303 median household income in the U.S. last year   Rep. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-2-2009

  GOP Using Bad Math to Create Bogus Stimulus Figures, AP Says – Some Republican lawmakers critical of President Barack Obama’s stimulus package are using grade-school arithmetic to size up costs and consequences of all that spending. The math is … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-30-2009

  Lack of Health Care Led to 17,000 US Child Deaths – Lack of adequate health care may have contributed to the deaths of some 17,000 US children over the past two decades, according to a study released by the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-27-2009

  Republican National Committee Left Disgusting Posters on Their Web Site for Nearly a Week – The Republican National Committee’s web site included a poster showing Mother Teresa feeding a poor, thin child with a caption underneath that read, “Enabling … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-26-2009

  Wingnuts Quote Satire Piece As Obama ‘Thesis’ – Looks like the wingnuts are so eager to find “proof” for their theories about Obama, they don’t even bother to check the source. Right-wing pundit Michael Ledeen published an item this … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-21-2009

  Glenn Beck’s Idea of ‘Freedom’: Letting Corporations Control What You Read on the Internet – Net neutrality is the fundamental openness principle of the Internet. Whenever you connect to the Internet, net neutrality makes sure that you can connect … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-19-2009

  Senator Kyl Doubts People Die From Lack of Health Insurance; But Harvard Study Shows They Do – Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) told NBC’s David Gregory that the war in Afghanistan is a “necessity” but health care reform is not … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-16-2009

  Derivatives Reform Weakened By Two Little-Noticed Amendments – Two little-noticed amendments inserted Wednesday into legislation seeking to strengthen regulation of derivatives will allow private industry to continue to set rules and largely self-regulate, tying the hands of regulators who … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-14-2009

  Many Wealthy Dodge Their Tax Responsibilities by Hiding Income in Overseas Accounts – Thursday is the deadline for Americans to come clean about the money they have hidden offshore, in places like Swiss bank accounts. No one can say … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-12-2009

  Insurance Company Refuses to Cover 4-Month-Old Baby Because He’s Too Fat – Alex Lange is a chubby, dimpled, healthy and happy 4-month-old. But in the cold, calculating numbered charts of insurance companies, he is fat. That’s why he is … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 10-9-2009

  Rush Limbaugh’s NASA Conspiracy – In a breathless rant during Thursday’s show, Limbaugh claimed NASA’s mission in search of water on the moon is really a trial run for the 30,000-pound “Massive Ordnance Penetrator” bomb being developed by the … Continue reading

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