BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL-AID TABLE
FOR YEARS, BRADLEY COOPER WAS THE WELL KEPT SECRET OF VICTOR GARBER ON THE SET OF ALIAS.
NOW BRADLEY'S DECIDED TO SPREAD IT AROUND.
TURNS OUT, HE WAS THE ONE WHO GOT FADED CELEBRITY BARRY O INTO THE WHOLE "BETWEEN 2 FERNS" NONSENSE.
REACHED FOR COMMENT AT HIS HOME BY THESE REPORTERS, BRADLEY COOPER ADMITTED IT WAS TRUE BUT ADDED, "WHAT I REALLY WANTED TO GET HIM BETWEEN WAS . . ."
BUT THEN THE DOOR SLAMMED SHUT.
THESE REPORTERS NOTICED, AS WE STOOD ON THE FRONT PORCH, HOW STRANGE IT WAS THAT SOMEONE WOULD HAVE A CLOSET DOOR ON THE FRONT OF THEIR HOME.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
How was your Quil Lawrence Day? Quil is the NPR 'reporter' who played Americans for fools in 2010. We'll be dealing with him this month.
But to celebrate this important day for 'reporters' around the world, Kim Segupta decided to write a column and see how many lies he could get away with. Kim, for those who don't know, writes for the British newspaper The Independent. In the early '00s, it was known for Robert Fisk. It's had little of note since. It's had Patrick Cockburn 'reporting' on a woman being hanged in Iraq when she was actually stoned to death. They changed it after receiving non-stop ridicule but, because they're 'reporters' and not reporters, they didn't feel the need to tag on a correction notice. Kim was a basic 'reporter' who basically rewrote AP articles. He covered Iraq for years and never had a scoop, never broke news. But, if you want to be honest, the so-called Independent didn't take a hard stand against the Iraq War.
No, they helped sell it too.
And now they want to sell more war. Which is why Kim emerges from under his rock today to write:
The issue of reporting Syria came up two weeks ago when a Russian journalist decided to join me and two colleagues, both Western correspondents based in Moscow. The journalist complained about the Western media’s coverage of Ukraine and gave Syria as another example of biased reporting. It was unfortunate for the Russian that he worked for the state-owned Russia Today which had journalists resigning on air at the time to protest against the Kremlin’s actions in Crimea.
That's cute, Kim. It's not factual, but it's cute. And on Quil Lawrence Day, 'reporters' like you especially don't feel the need to be honest.
Journalists resigned on air from RT?
He probably shouldn't write about things she doesn't understand -- like journalism.
One person resigned. Liz Wahl -- Fake Ass Liz Wahl. Read Max Blumenthal and Rania Khalek's "How Cold War-Hungry Neocons Stage Managed RT Anchor Liz Wahl's Resignation" (Truth Dig). Here's Wikipedia on Wahl:
On March 5, 2014, RT anchor Liz Wahl, of the network's Washington, DC, bureau, resigned on air, blaming RT for propaganda. She explained later "that she felt challenged being the daughter of a U.S. military veteran and being the partner of a physician who works at a U.S. military base, and that is why, personally, she cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin". Wahl claimed that what 'broke' her was that RT censored a question from her interview with Ron Paul about "Russia's intervention in Ukraine". Ron Paul later asserted that he was not censored in any way and that his message was delivered in full and to his satisfaction. Furthermore, the sentence Wahl accused RT of cutting out, supposedly containing the term "intervention", actually contained the term "invasion" and it was in fact televised in full. In response, RT released a statement: "When a journalist disagrees with the editorial position of his or her organization, the usual course of action is to address those grievances with the editor, and, if they cannot be resolved, to quit like a professional. But when someone makes a big public show of a personal decision, it is nothing more than a self-promotional stunt. We wish Liz the best of luck on her chosen path".
Poor Fake Ass Liz. I'm still confused about her recent public claims to be Asian. Did she already burn through all the p.r. potential from 'my grandparents were Hungarian immigrants'?
But how did Liz Wahl become "journalists"? Oh, that's right, 'reporters' like Kim Segupta lie and lie some more. Why be bound by the facts when you can really smear if you take one and make it plural. Quil Lawrence is thrilled that Kim Sengupta emulated him on this special day.
Mark Thompson (Time magazine) celebrates Quil Lawrence Day by writing "March Was First Month Without U.S. Fatalities in Iraq or Afghanistan in 11 Years." Well thank goodness for that.
Some of you may be too young to remember 2002, the year before the Iraq War started, when tens of thousands of Americans were being killed in Iraq. Not a week went by without a bombing or shooting claiming the life on American citizen. Bully Boy Bush explained that to protect Americans the US needed to invade Iraq. And invade the US did and, at last, success is at hand, finally the brutal killings of Americans has ceased in Iraq for at least one month.
No Americans were killed in Iraq in 2002? Bully Boy Bush said Iraq was being invaded to liberate it from "a brutal dictator"?
Well why is Mark Thompson writing his nonsense?
Oh, that's right. It's the first of the month, we have the death tolls today.
And what better way to ignore the Iraqi dead (and the failure of the Iraq War) than to whore out some stupid ass story about "no US troops killed!"
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq issued the following today:
Baghdad, 1 April 2014 – According to casualty figures released today by UNAMI, a total of 592 Iraqis were killed and another 1,234 were injured in acts of terrorism and violence in March*.
The number of civilians killed was 484 (including 133 civilian police), while the number of civilians injured was 1,104 (including 206 civilian police). A further 108 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed, and 130 were injured (not including casualties from Anbar operation).
“With Elections Day getting nearer, I once again stress the need for unity and a holistic approach to violence and terrorist threat in Iraq. The political, social and religious leaders of Iraq have an urgent responsibility to set up a mechanism for dialogue and conflict resolution between various stakeholders”, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov said.
*CAVEATS: Data do not take into account casualties of the current IA operation in Anbar, for which we report at the bottom the figures received by our sources.
Civilian Casualties (killed and injured) per governorate
Anbar excluded, Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 657 civilian casualties (180 killed, 477 injured), followed by Salahuddine (95 killed, 205 injured), Babel (63 killed, 175 injured), Ninewa (67 killed, 83 injured), and Diyala (48 killed, 64 injured not including Buhriz operation).
Operations in Anbar
According to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate in Anbar, the total civilian casualties in Anbar up to 30 March were 156 killed and 741 injured, with 80 killed and 448 injured in Ramadi and 76 killed and 293 injured in Fallujah.
Iraq Body Count -- which has been counting the dead since the start of the war -- counts 1009 dead from March violence. Jason Ditz (Antiwar.com) reports:
Another month has come to an end, leaving a staggering number of people dead across Iraq. Antiwar.com figures show 1,886 killed and 2,186 wounded nationwide, with 1,063 of the dead civilians or security members, and 823 militants.
Why the differences?
For one thing, UNAMI is excluding Anbar. To a degree, so is Iraq Body Count. IBC is not counting 'terrorists' killed. (A) A death is a death and (B) who gets to define?
I don't just mean that from a philosophical stand point -- although there is that. I mean how many times has the US government, for example, insisted a 'terrorist' was killed only to learn that it was a child or an innocent civilian?
A death is a death. If you're tracking deaths, that's what you track.
If you want to know how many people died in Iraq in a given period, you need be counting all deaths.
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