Scandalul despre legaturile dintre Casa Alba si un male prostitute
(tariful respectivului era de $200 pe ora si $1200 pe week-end; ia
vedeti Schiau si Valachus ca stiu ca va curg balele dupa asa ceva)
sunt acum peste tot in mainstream media.

Treaba creste ca un bulgare de zapada de la zi la zi. De ce? Pt ca
GannonGate reprezinta inca un element din operatiunea de natura
fascista prin care Bush a incercat sa puna mass-media cu botul pe
labe. Mai exact exista dovezi clare acum ca oamenii lui au platit cel
putin 5 jurnalisti cu sume intre $20.000 si $240.000 DIN BANI PUBLICI
(adica ai lui US tax-payer) ca sa manance rahat! 

Ce fel de rahat? Ca cel mancat pe lista asta de Schiau-nazistu' si
Valachus-rasistus-libidinosus sau Bouleanu turnatoru'-securist: ca
"razboiul e sfant ca soarele de pe cer", ca cei care il critica pe
Bush sunt "tradatori", ca ONU e de vina pt coruptia
scandaloasa in care sunt amestecati amici de-ai lui Bush si jdemii de
firme americane in Iraq (9 miliarde de dolari disparuti pana acum fara
acte in Iraq in juma de an!!!) si alte tampenii. Deosebirea e ca cei
trei cavaleri ai Apocalipsei Fasciste (Schiau, Bouleanu', valachus)
mananca rahat pe lista pe de-a moaca. Asa sunt ei prosti. Nu trebuie
sa-i platesti, ci doar sa le vanturi pe la nas cateva cuvinte cheie si
gata logoreea.

Altii insa sunt mai smecheri. Repet, cel putin 5 jurnalisti americani
au descoperiti pana acum cum ca au fost platiti cu bani PUBLICI
(adica ai lui US tax-payer) de Bush ca sa manance rahat. Gannon, male
prostitute cu pricina, e a 6 "cartita" din retea si
numaratoarea abia a inceput. Toate firele duc la Karl Rove, mana
dreapta a lui Bush. Un lucru e sigur: daca Rove pica, va pica si Bush,
adica va mirosi a impeachment cat casa!  

Detalii despre incercarile fasciste ale Administratiei Bush de a
controla media americana vezi mai jos:




The mole, the US media and a White House coup

Sunday February 20, 2005
The Observer

For two years Jeff Gannon cut an unobtrusive figure at White House
press conferences. The shaven-headed, craggily handsome man worked for
an obscure news agency called Talon News, known for its conservative
sympathies. He was often the subject of jokes by colleagues on
weightier news organisations.

No one is laughing now, because Gannon was far from being a harmless
distraction. He was writing under a false name and working for a
Republican front organisation. Suddenly, his 'softball' questions to
White House officials looked less like eccentricities and more like
plotting by an administration which has frequently displayed a dark
mastery of the arts of press control.

When it emerged that Gannon was also linked to gay prostitution
websites and might be a gay prostitute himself, the scandal as to how
he was allowed daily access to the White House grew even murkier. The
American media is now being forced to confront the possibility that
Gannon, whose real name is James Guckert, was simply a Republican
plant, used by officials, including President George W Bush, to ask
easy questions in difficult press conferences. 'The idea of having a
mole in the White House press corp is amazing, but that's what it
looks like,' said Jack Lule, a journalism professor at Lehigh
University.

But the Gannon affair, which has shocked much of America's political
establishment, is just the latest scandal in the media establishment.
Newspapers including the New York Times and USA Today have been hit by
plagiarism and forgery scandals. Other papers and television stations
have been consumed with a soul-searching inquest into how they were
misled about non-existent Iraqi weapons programmes. Added to that is
growing evidence of a White House campaign to bypass or control the
media in its everyday presentation of government policy , which
included paying one journalist hundreds of thousands of dollars to
promote its policies.

Last week a federal watchdog warned the Bush administration that any
video news releases must state that the government is the source.
Twice in two years, government departments have been accused of
distributing fake news packages, using actors as journalists.

On the internet, the mainstream media is derided and scorned. One
question is dominating US newsrooms and television studios: ignored,
scandalised and now corrupted, just what is America's mainstream media
for anymore?

The extent of the Bush White House's command and control of the press
corps is often revealed in the seemingly innocuous White House pool
reports. These are dispatches dutifully filed by a correspondent
assigned to travel with Bush and contain little but lists of endless
meetings, meals eaten and clothes worn. But no detail is too small to
be ignored by Bush's ever-watchful press handlers. One report, on 13
August 2004, contained a remark from Bush that it was a 'good
question' as to who to support if Iraq's soccer team played the United
States in the Olympics. Officials scurried to 'correct' it. 'To clear
up any possible misconception ... the president would of course
support the American soccer team in any hypothetical game with Iraq,'
a new report said. 'The initial report should have done more to
reflect the exchange was mainly in jest.'

Such micromanagement has been a hallmark of the Bush White House and
its all-powerful policy guru, Karl Rove. Added to that has been what
appears to be a concerted effort to subvert the mainstream media.

Administration officials were recently revealed to have paid three
senior journalists to promote or design policies. More than $240,000
of taxpayers' cash was paid to black pundit Armstrong Williams to push
the agenda of Bush's education department. Critics were blunt in their
assessment of what Armstrong's contract with the government meant. 'It
is propaganda,' said Melanie Sloan of watchdog group Citizens for
Responsibility and Ethics.

At the same time, Bush has held fewer Washington press conferences
than any of his modern predecessors, while courting local media, such
as small city newspapers, which are perceived as easier to steamroll.
During last year's election campaign Bush avoided interviews with
leading newspapers, such as the Washington Post , but frequently
invited reporters from smaller swing state publications to speak with
him on Air Force One. Vice-president Dick Cheney took the strategy one
step further and banned New York Times reporters from travelling with
him.

The media has not helped its own case. First, New York Times reporter
Jayson Blair was found to have plagiarised numerous stories. The
incident cost Blair his job, forced the editor to resign and was the
subject of fevered Manhattan dinner party chatter for months. Then USA
Today 's top foreign reporter, Jack Kelley, was discovered to have
fabricated stories from around the world and invented interviews and
witnesses from Cuba to Jerusalem.

Right-wing media ratcheted up the long-standing conservative complaint
that the media is dominated by liberal publications. Though many
journalism experts deny that is the case, the image has settled in the
American consciousness, forcing newspapers, magazines and television
stations to go out of their way to prove they are not liberal. 'We
have a conservative media and also a mainstream media, which is also
now fairly conservative because it has been forced to deny being
liberal,' said Lule.

The Gannon case is a prime illustration. If, during the Clinton
administration, a fake reporter from a Democrat front organisation,
using a false name, had been exposed as attending White House press
conferences it would have been a national scandal. If he had then been
shown to be a gay prostitute, the scandal could have threatened a
Democrat presidency. With 'Gannon' and Bush there has been no such
outcry. The mainstream media has approached the story warily, while
right-wing organisations such as Fox News have largely ignored it.

That has created a vacuum in the US media. It is a space being filled
by 'bloggers' from both left and right who write personal journals, or
weblogs, on the internet. It is here that the real media battles are
now being fought. The internet has become a sort of Fifth Estate as
the Fourth Estate of the mainstream media has slid toward irrelevance.
The groundwork was done mainly by the right. Internet gossip hound
Matt Drudge, whose Drudge Report is a key source for every American
political journalist, struck the first blow with his breaking of the
Monica Lewinsky affair.

Since then a plethora of right wing blogs have sprung up. Unlike
Britain, where political blogs are barely part of the debate, internet
sites in America are seen as a vital political tool. Conservative
bloggers have taken two big scalps recently. Last year bloggers
questioned the veracity of a CBS news report on Bush's National Guard
service. They dumped enough doubt on the story to cause four CBS
reporters to lose their jobs, tarnish the reputation of legendary
anchor Dan Rather and insure that the substance of the CBS story -
whether Bush fulfilled his service - never emerged as an election
issue.

Last week, CNN's chief news executive, Eason Jordan, resigned after an
internet campaign prompted by his claim that American soldiers
targeted journalists in Iraq. Though Jordan said that his remarks had
been misinterpreted, the bloggers' revenge was so vehement he ended
his 23-year CNN career. One anti-Jordan website, Easongate.com, crowed
openly when he quit: 'To every reader, commentator, e-mailer and
blogger that committed to this cause, thank you.'

The left has also had victories. It was not the mainstream media that
exposed Gannon, but left-wing website Media Matters for America which
enlisted other liberal bloggers to help. All the significant breaks in
the story emerged online, forcing Gannon to resign, reveal his real
name and go into hiding.

Some commentators see the emergence of blogging as a media force as a
liberating phenomenon. Unlike the mainstream media, blogging is cheap,
easy and open to anyone regardless of qualification or background or
money. 'Blogging gives a voice to those who were previously silent,'
said Ananda Mitra, a communications professor at Wake Forest
University.

Others see it as part of the trend towards partisan journalism.
Spearheaded by the nakedly right-wing Fox News, journalism in America
has come to resemble a political shouting match rather than any form
of debate of the issues. But with soaring viewership, Fox has emerged
as one of the most powerful forces in the media landscape. Other
networks, such as CNN and MSNBC, have sought to copy Fox's
personality-led and opinion-based news.

The media is in the midst of a transformation which the Bush
administration is keen to foster. They have discovered that a partisan
and atomised media can be controlled, manipulated and used to an
unprecedented degree.





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