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  •  Message From Congressman Conyers (4.00)
    London Times Reports on Our "Downing Street Memo" Investigation

    Let Me Know Your Thoughts and Concerns about Media Failures and Biases

    We have come full circle, but we have not given up.

    On Friday afternoon, I spoke with reporters for the London Times (which broke the "Downing Street Memo" story several weeks ago), and today's London Times runs a major article by Tony Allen-Mills and Tom Pattinson covering our letter signed by 89 Representatives to Bush. Although we are -- thanks to your help -- seeing somewhat of an uptick in coverage in the U.S., I continue to be amazed that the foreign press is willing to be so much more aggressive on this front than the U.S. press is.

    Among other things, the London Times article also notes that my friend Danny Davis (D-IL) observes that the scandal may have implications for the 2006 mid-term elections here. I would go farther than this and observe that miselading our citizens during the lead up to the Iraq War could also have implications for the future of our separation of powers and our ability to trust our government on matters of war.

    I would also note that the article also discusses the apparent plan by the Bush Admnistration to disregard our letter. I am planning several immediate responses to the possible stone-walling. First, I am planning to organize a massive open letter by concerned citizens such as yourselves to the president demanding answers -- more on that in the coming days. Second, I am considering organizing a U.S. congressional delegation to travel to London to press the inquiry further. Third, I have organized a media bias hearing on Tuesday -- to be aired live on the Al Franken Show from 1-3 P.M ET.

    In this regard, please let me know your thoughts and concerns about media bias as it relates to this and other issues of Bush Administration abuse of power.

    Who controls the media, controls the fates.

    by Apian on Sun May 22, 2005 at 09:35:00 AM PDT

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    •  Not just the US Stalling.. (none)
      If you'll pardon me linking to my own diary I highlighted the devious responses by the Secretary of State and British Foreign Secetary Jack Straw in their joint press conference last week here.

      Hope the Congressman finds it useful.

    •  Thank you, Sir (none)
      I don't know how you manage to persevere so magnificiently in the face of all the wrongdoing by this criminal organization called BushCo.  In my opinion, you are, without question, the most committed and fearless leader in the Democratic Party.  

      Thanks also to your staff for helping you keep on keepin' on.

      To believe yourself brave is to be brave; it is the one only essential thing.--Mark Twain

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