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  •  this makes it a lot clearer (4.00)
    why the gov't was so insistent on spinning tillman as a media icon supporting their militarism, esp. on the "glorious sacrific"e front, if only to spin his image so thoroughly that his feelings about the war were drowned out. it is remarkably similar to the way that the media monster made-for-teevee jessica lynch so dwarfed the real jessica lynch that the real woman's opinions are for all intensive purposes not important in the public narrative.

    they need not have killed tillman in the flesh to have killed who he was in the public eye. glad to see this is finally getting out. what a waste of a smart man. the flacks who spun this are despicable.

    crimson gates reek with meat and wine/while on the streets, bones of the frozen dead -du fu (712-770)

    by wu ming on Sun Sep 25, 2005 at 08:42:48 PM PDT

    •  Bryant Gumbel did a (4.00)
      great rant at the end of his HBO show a while back about the Bush Administration spinning Tillman's death as propaganda at NFL games while lying to his parents.  I guess he would know he was there.  He said point blank it was despicable of the Bush administration.

      Never was a fan of Bryant, but I admired his speaking out and you could tell he was pissed.

    •  Jessica Lynch and the Runaway Bride (none)
      They have a lot in common, in a where-the-white-women-at sort of way.

      Archtypal stories that make white mens blood boil.

      Swarthy men have a virgin!!??!?


      (this is not inteded as deep analysis)

      Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night - Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

      by mdhatter on Sun Sep 25, 2005 at 09:32:52 PM PDT

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