BARRY O WILL FOREVER BE THE LITTLE HALF-WHITE BITCH RAISED BY WHITES.
EXCEPT FOR THE 'BITCH' PART, NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.
EXCEPT BARRY O HAS DADDY ISSUES.
MOMMY WAS WHITE AND DADDY WAS BLACK.
MOMMY KIND OF STAYED AND DADDY WALKED.
SO BARRY O HAS HUGE DADDY ISSUES AND FEELS THE NEED TO CONSTANTLY INSULT BLACK FATHERS.
HE ALSO HAS A NEED TO ATTACK OLDER BLACK MEN.
WHICH IS WHY HE'S TAKEN TO INSULTING AND DISRESPECTING U.S. HOUSE REP. CHARLIE RANGEL.
FOR BARRY O, CHARLIE RANGEL IS ALL THE STRENGTH AND, YES, ALL THE BLACKNESS HIS COWARDLY ASS WILL NEVER POSSESS.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
As so much silence surrounds what takes place in Iraq -- so much western media silence -- let's move to the topic of reporting. Saturday, Aswat al-Iraq reported:
Press Freedoms Observatory reported that the Iraqi police are "pressing" journalists to "sign written pledges not to practice their field work", as well as detaining them for hours in Najaf and Missan cities.
Baghdadiya correspondent in Najaf Rasha al-Abidi said to the Observatory that she "suffered reactions by the people when covering the latest floods in the city".
She added that one of police officers demanded her to sign a written pledge not to work in journalism "for good" in order to release her, but she refused till some personalities interfered for her release, while her camera was kept with the security force.
These are Nouri's forces and this is what they're doing to journalists -- on Nouri's orders.
Nouri doesn't want reality conveyed. He wants to shut down the press -- especially now as he's seeking a third term.
And instead of joining the Iraqi press in a fight for truth, the world press leaves them alone, leaves them stranded.
And at a time like this, you'll see people reveal their true natures -- not meaning to, but they just can't help themselves -- Freud noted the criminal's compulsion to confess and it must be something similar for 'journalists' who don't report. US 'journalist' in Iraq Jane Arraf re-Tweets the following from her former boss (at CNN) Eason Jordan.
Oh, you big brave men -- I mean Eason and Jane. Eason and Iraq? I believe he's best known for what CNN didn't broadcast. If you're new to that topic, check out his self-justifying and minimizing column for the New York Times "The News We Kept To Ourselves." It was published April 11, 2003 -- after the start of the Iraq War and revealed that for "the last dozen years," CNN hadn't really 'reported' from Iraq. Out of fear, you understand. And if they learned Saddam Hussein or his sons planned to assassinate someone -- they kept it to themselves. Except to warn the monarchy in Jordan.
For that, they broke their stay silent rule for. Of course, the monarchy has its own security and its own intelligence agency so they greeted CNN's 'tip' as what it really was -- an attempt by a press outlet to suck up.
Eason was over Jane's 'reporting' -- isn't it time she got honest herself?
When Eason's column was published, Margaret Wente (Canada's Globe and Mail) offered a response which included:
Last week, I learned there was a children's prison in Baghdad where they locked up the kids of parents deemed disloyal to the regime.
I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. As more and more information emerges about Saddam Hussein's Iraq, we're learning how awful it really was. Still, I was stunned. What kind of regime locks up and tortures children?
[. . .]
Some of the major media knew, too. In a stunning piece called The News We Kept to Ourselves, published last Friday in The New York Times, CNN news chief Eason Jordan reveals that the network never did come clean on everything it knew about Iraq. It never told its viewers that local CNN employees were abducted and tortured. It never passed along what Mr. Jordan learned on some of the 13 trips he made to Baghdad to schmooze with the regime in exchange for reporters' visas. On one trip, Saddam's son Uday told him he planned to kill his two brothers-in-law (he did). On other trips, Iraqi officials told Mr. Jordan Saddam was a maniac who had to be removed.
"I felt awful having these stories bottled up inside me," he confessed. But he says CNN had to keep quiet in order to protect its employees.
The way others see it, CNN had to keep quiet in order to protect its access. In their view, CNN soft-pedalled the horrors of the regime so it could keep broadcasting from Iraq. In this, it was not alone. That's the usual quid pro quo for reporting on dictators, and Iraq was unusually vigilant in the way it kept tabs on the media. Every foreign journalist was tended by an official minder; if the regime didn't like their stories, they were kicked out.
Jane Arraf certainly internalized that policy (she was CNN's Baghdad bureau chief under Eason Jordan) -- which explains why she writes nothing critical of Nouri today and why she ignores the violence in Iraq, and the journalists who are killed in Iraq. She's the happy musings 'journalist' based in Iraq. Former CNN journalist Peter Collins responded to Eason Jordan's 2003 column with one of his own entitled "Corruption at CNN" (Washington Times) and here he talks about CNN's efforts to 'get' a sit-down interview with Saddam Hussein:
I took part in meetings between the CNN executives and various officials purported to be close to Saddam. We met with his personal translator; with a foreign affairs adviser; with Information Minister Latif Jassim; and with Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz.
In each of these meetings, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Jordan made their pitch: Saddam Hussein would have an hour's time on CNN's worldwide network; there would be no interruptions, no commercials. I was astonished. From both the tone and the content of these conversations, it seemed to me that CNN was virtually groveling for the interview.
The day after one such meeting, I was on the roof of the Ministry of Information, preparing for my first "live shot" on CNN. A producer came up and handed me a sheet of paper with handwritten notes. "Tom Johnson wants you to read this on camera," he said. I glanced at the paper. It was an item-by-item summary of points made by Information Minister Latif Jassim in an interview that morning with Mr. Johnson and Mr. Jordan.
The list was so long that there was no time during the live shot to provide context. I read the information minister's points verbatim. Moments later, I was downstairs in the newsroom on the first floor of the Information Ministry. Mr. Johnson approached, having seen my performance on a TV monitor. "You were a bit flat there, Peter," he said. Again, I was astonished. The president of CNN was telling me I seemed less-than-enthusiastic reading Saddam Hussein's propaganda.
As Jane stays silent on one thing after another in her 'reports' for Al Jazeera and the Christian Science Monitor, grasp that the above passed for 'ethics' when she was at CNN.
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