Sunday, December 06, 2015
She'll say anything
CRANKY CLINTON DECLARED TODAY THAT THE U.S. WAS NOT WINNING THE WAR AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE.
IN AN EFFORT TO CONTINUE TO BE ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE, CRANKY THEN ISSUED A STATEMENT DECLARING THE U.S. WAS WINNING THE WAR AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE AND CONDEMNING ANYONE WHO SAID OTHERWISE WHILE INSISTING THAT SUCH CLAIMS "EMBOLDEN TERRORISTS!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
At Tuesday's US House Armed Services Committee hearing, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter declared:
Next, in full coordination with the government of Iraq, we're deploying a specialized, expeditionary targeting force to assist Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and put even more pressure on ISIL. These special operators will, over time, be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence and capture ISIL leaders.
Such huge news would surely result in massive coverage from the collective that self-describes as "independent media"; however, they made sure to affirm Ava and my charge that they're the beggar media, whores and smut merchants who couldn't get work elsewhere and are nothing but Panhandle Media begging you for money so that they can continue their worthless actions which include insisting on accountability for the corporate media while having no ethics of their own.
It's nothing but talking points as a circle jerk takes place in an echo chamber.
And they want free speech . . . when not attacking free speech.
Free speech actually translates to the smut merchants wanting to embrace their hatred of women -- that's what goes on at Pacifica's WPFW where Scooter played a hideous 'song' that was an attack on the vagina and a demonization of women but which Scooter insisted was a song that "told the truth." At WPFW, homophobia and sexism reign free on the airwaves. I don't know if that's because the idiots on the air are considered too stupid to be held accountable or just because they think the audience is that vile.
Let's move to Pacifica's high point when it came to the news about Iraq.
Margaret Prescod: And we are now going to shift our attention to Syria, Turkey and Russia. It's being reported that the Pentagon will increase special operation forces in Iraq. And, according to the NEW YORK TIMES, they further said that these new forces would be involved in targeted raids in Syria. And that a slow ramp up of forces should be repeated. This is in stark contrast with what President Barack Obama has said about limiting boots on the ground in the region.
Prescod was speaking on Tuesday's broadcast of SOJOURNER TRUTH WITH MARGARET PRESCOD which airs on Pacifica's KPFK out of Los Angeles. She was then joined for the segment by Gareth Porter who wanted to talk about everything but Iraq.
Even so, she tried. And she actually noted Barack Obama (something the co-opted and corrupted Amy Goodman couldn't and wouldn't do when she reduced the major news to a headline -- not even the lead headline -- on Wednesday's DEMOCRACY NOW!).
Equally true, she plans to have the news as one of her topics for Friday's roundtable discussion on SOJOURNER TRUTH.
That was Pacifica Radio's highpoint of 'coverage.'
You might think, for example, that KPFA's FLASHPOINTS would be all over the news.
You would be wrong.
Dennis Bernstein had other issues this week -- no, not more charges of sexual harassment -- he was interested in Korea and climate change and this and that and blah blah blah.
Well FLASHPOINTS isn't the only show on Pacifica Radio's KPFA, right?
There's the hour long, weekly VOICES OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA.
Certainly, that show, which airs Wednesdays, would be all over this news, right?
Well that's the Bay Area. What about Houston? Home to Pacifica Radio's KPFT.
Wednesday nights, they offer ARAB VOICES.
Right away, you knew this was going to be a serious broadcast as you were informed that they weren't going to spend time on the community calendar because they had so much to cover.
So much to cover.
This announcement is major, ground troops in Iraq --
They didn't address that.
They used the entire hour to air recordings of a gala.
Such bad radio as an old, tired man saying his wife told him -- after his warblings -- not to quit -- yes, you know this is coming because it's so old and so damn tired -- his day job.
In times of war, never forget, the most important thing is to air a recording of a gala.
RECOMMENDED: "Iraq snapshot"
"IAVA Applauds Historic Opening of Combat Roles to ..."
"He'll break the promise, he just won't make the an..."
"How do you make omelette"
"Fog of war?"
"Carly Simon's book"
"He's making Richard Nixon look honest"
"Marvel Agents of SHIELD"
"revenge gets the last laugh"
"Project Censored Radio"
"The Originals (I wanted to kill Marcel)"
"Flash and Arrow cross-over"
"Cranky Clinton goes for believable"
"THIS JUST IN! AT LAST AN EXCUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN BUY!"