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  •  Although remember when SecDef Gates visited Iraq? (5+ / 0-)

    The media was allowed to cover the fact that ONE SOLDIER publicly told Gates that they wanted more troops sent.  

    And, of course, this one guy -- who was no doubt a plant for the press' benefit, even if he came by his opinion sincerely -- got quite a bit of coverage.  His opinion was trumpeted by the rightwingnuts as PROOF that the troops supported escalation.

    Amazing.  Orwell is weeping somewhere.

    PRAVDA under Stalin had more shame than Fox News.

    by chumley on Tue Jan 02, 2007 at 10:15:06 AM PST

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    •  I must read more closely (2+ / 0-)
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      auditor, majcmb1

      The article Kos excerpted covers this.  

      Apologies.

      PRAVDA under Stalin had more shame than Fox News.

      by chumley on Tue Jan 02, 2007 at 10:18:15 AM PST

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    •  Orwell's been on my mind too, chumley. (3+ / 0-)
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      The catchphrases coming out of the WH lately are sounding more and more Orwellian, aren't they?  "That's a success that hasn't happened yet".  

      •  That one in particular... (1+ / 0-)
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        "That's a success that hasn't happened yet".

        ...just boggles the mind.

        On a humorous note, it also reminds me of THE SIMPSONS, when they did a musical version of "A Streetcar Named Desire."  The big final musical number's title was:  

        A STRANGER'S JUST A FRIEND YOU HAVEN'T MET!

        ;)

        PRAVDA under Stalin had more shame than Fox News.

        by chumley on Tue Jan 02, 2007 at 02:43:32 PM PST

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