I feel the need to point out that a big reason why we see so little serious news today is because the press is controlled by corporate and governmental interests. It's not because they're scared of being bombed. Who would have bombed a news station for doing a serious piece on the budget scandals in Iraq? I'll tell you what, it wouldn't have been some "terrorist." Suicide bombing, for that matter? Isn't that a little extreme for hyperbole? The only people shutting down the American press is rich, spoiled Americans with the money and political power to do it in underhanded, psuedolegal ways. And when was the last time we heard anything real about what's going on with those abuse allegations?Originally Posted by [b
So, to this I would generally argue: Cheney and the rest of the people in power are above the law - the same way that Bush Jr.'s police records have been magically hidden away in his daddy's private library; the American press is spineless garbage because they have crooked politicians with lots of cash breathing down their necks; and the news that they should be covering (if they had much of a choice) is the myriad ways that the American government has gone crooked since before the Reagan administration.
Where does this even come from? This has nothing to do with the American press or Cheney. But perhaps it should be pointed out that the western powers aren't trying to pave over any Christian or Jewish nations at the moment. And let's not forget what's been justified in the name of the Bible.Originally Posted by [b
And why would the press be guilty of "pissing off radicals?" Again, off topic. But unless I'm mistaken, it was the US military that abused those prisoners - not the press. And it just so happens that it was US military personnel taking those pictures - imagine that! If anything, I'd think that most disenfranchised Iraqis would be relieved to see that some Americans can have at least a shred of honesty about their misdeeds - even if it isn't the Americans commiting them.