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  •  PBS Newshour had only (4+ / 0-)

    one guest Sherman Katz  from the Carnegie Endowment for Int. Peace on last night, who said the deal was a win-win. Not sure who this group is.

    You can see the interview here

    This doesn't match with what you are saying. Perhaps their corporate sponsors had a say in this.

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    by ctsteve on Sat May 12, 2007 at 08:29:11 AM PDT

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      Matt Stoller sums it up perfectly:

      There was a big press conference on Thursday designed to create a certain type of message around the trade pact.  The Democrats won labor and environmental standards, but corporate America is happy as well.  You can see the reporting coming out with this messaging.

      Nowhere in the program did they talk about the fact that all their knowledge is based on speculation and that the actual deal is secret.

      They also didn't mention the fact that some Democrats are opposed to it and progressives were excluded from the process.  

      The easiest way to prove their manipulation is to see how many times Judy Woodruff repeated the suggestion that the deal was reached by "Democrats in Congress", before using the less dishonest term "Democratic Leadership".

      "It's time we steer by the stars, and not the lights of every passing ship" - Gen. Omar Nelson Bradley

      by andyj2287 on Sat May 12, 2007 at 10:14:25 AM PDT

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      the News Hour Online page. It's all the usual suspects brazenly displayed.

      "And if my thought-dreams could be seen They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Bob Dylan

      by shaharazade on Sat May 12, 2007 at 10:40:21 AM PDT

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