Saturday, August 16, 2008

FOX NEWS ATTACKS BARACK OBAMA & McCain Forgets America Invaded Iraq

Anyway the attacks on Barack Obama & Michelle Obama continue in various forms from the more extreme to the supposedly objective or mistakenly as good hearted humor which acts as a cover for racist attacks. Even the New Yorker seemed to cross the line in supposedly using certain stereotypes as a means of satirizing those whoare preconditioned to accept those stereotypes. But in the New Yorker's case most people just saw the cover and didn't read the article and so were left with the impression that even the self-proclaimed and self-congradulating elite who read the New Yorker were ,in fact , fearful of the Obamas.

But FOX News as representing the Mainstream conservative media given the size of their audience are in many ways the most dangerous as many of their viewers take whatever is said on FOX NEWS as Gospel. And so I refer you to the following website whose mission it is to question the so-called facts presented by the FOX NEWS NETWORK. Take note and sign the petition .

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And here's an article about how the media is misrepresenting Michelle Obama :
from Huffington Post magazine Radar Asks, " What's So Scary About Michelle Obama?" On September Cover Danny Shea,August 23,08

Add Radar to the growing list of magazines featuring the Obamas on their September covers. The September issue of the magazine, which hits newsstands next Tuesday, features Michelle Obama on its cover (asking "What's So Scary About Michelle Obama?") and offers what it calls "an insider's guide to America's next First Lady."

The meticulously footnoted insider's guide, a semi-controversial FAQ penned by Ana Marie Cox, asks questions like, "Why does she hate whitey?" ("there is no public evidence of her ever using the word whitey"), "When was the precise moment she became proud of America?" ("Michelle Obama's pride in America is long-standing, diffuse, and organic"), and "Why is she so angry?" ("She's not angry; she is passionate").

There are more standard questions as well, ranging from her childhood to her salary to her domestic skills, but the highlight of the 10-page spread is a sidebar by Stephen Sherrill that compares Michelle Obama to Hillary Clinton on topics like "Style Icon" (Jackie Onassis for Michelle, Carol Burnett for Hillary), "Battle Experience" (Michelle dodged vicious sniping from talking heads, while Hillary dodged imaginary sniping in Bosnia), and "Retro Accessory" (fake pearls for Michelle, Bill Clinton for Hillary).

Sam Stein at the Huffington Post August 13,2008

also see at Huffington Post the article by Cesca who criticizes much of the media as it misrepresents Barack Obam as part of an effete elite : The Exotic Candidate is the One With Eight Houses/ august 13, 2008
"It is possible," Gore Vidal once wrote, "for any citizen with time to spare, and a canny eye, to work out what is actually going on, but for the many there is not time, and the network news is the only news even though it may not be news at all but only a series of flashing fictions."

The barbecue media script for this election, a work of unabridged fiction and co-written by the modern Rove Republicans, has crow-barred Senator Obama into the incongruous frame of the exotic effete elitist, irrespective of the fact that, on all counts, he's absolutely none of those things. It's the same script that's been wheeled out during the last several presidential elections -- designed as a way of sculpting reality into a neatly packaged prime time dramatic narrative that both reinforces and exploits fear-based stereotypes..the truth is that Senator McCain is far and away the more elitist and exotic of the two candidates. Fact. No bias here.

And here's another gaffe by John McCain who seems to have forgotten that the United States invaded Iraq without just cause. But then again we should remember that most Americans still believe that Saddam was somehow an immediate threat to America and that he possibly engineered 9/11 or that the Iraqi people had pleaded for America to invade their country in order to overthrow Saddam or whatever. Or it was just a matter of ignorance since the majority of American citizens can't tell the difference between one Middle Eastern country or another other than Israel that is. Besides someone had to pay for 9/11 . So Russia is to be condemned for invading Georgia because the Ruskies are evil while America we are told is on the side of the angels.

McCain on Russia

Speaking to reporters about the situation in Georgia, Sen. John McCain denounced the aggressive posture of Russia by claiming that:"in the 21st century nations don't invade other nations."

It was the type of foreign policy rhetorical blunder that has regularly plagued the McCain campaign and could have diplomatic ripples as well. Certainly the comment was meant in innocence. But for those predisposed to the notion that the U.S. is an increasingly arrogant international actor, the suggestion by a presidential candidate that, in this day and age, countries don't invade one another -- when the U.S. is occupying two foreign nations -- does little to alleviate that negative perception.

There is another, less controversial undertone to McCain's remark. Since the Georgia-Russia hostilities have commenced, parallels have been drawn to U.S. intervention in Iraq. The two scenarios are highly different in all intents and purposes, both due to regional significance and the longstanding territorial disputes. But some still would dispute the idea, as McCain seemed to imply, that America's involvement in Iraq is any less an invasion than Russia's involvement in Georgia.

And more on the Bush Regime's human rights abuses in the name of National Security.

US Government Murders Another Man
Keith Olbermann Countdown August 13, 2008
(with the complicity of the American People all part of American Style Democracy in action!!!)

and so it goes,

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