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By Russ Kick

The 3rd of Russ Kick's bestselling Disinformation courses gathers one other all-star line-up of expos:

  • Juries have governed in fresh trials that Watergate was once rather a couple of Democratic social gathering prostitution ring.
  • overlooked within the U.S. and distorted in other places, the Milosevic tribunal hasn't long past the best way specialists have been awaiting. (We current unique first-hand reporting from the trial).
  • such a lot theologians don't think within the actual Resurrection of Jesus.
  • In 2001, the U.S. exposed the largest secret agent ring within the nation because WWII, but most folk by no means heard approximately it.
  • The U.S. is conducting bioweapons learn that violates overseas treaties and federal legislation. (The big apple Times knows approximately this yet refuses to file it).
  • Teddy Roosevelt and Wall road created Panama for revenue.

  • Gandhi wasn't so superb, after all.These are only a few of the revelations within the 3rd of our all-star anthologies.Following up on...
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    These days, government Websites are quietly removing or changing thousands of pages. The Attorney General has ordered agencies to deny Freedom of Information Act requests more often. More infor- mation is considered “unclassified but sensitive” and, thus, restrict- ed. Some types of statistics are no longer gathered. Money for print- ing government documents is scarcer. Libraries are being defunded. And then we have the menace of pressure groups. You don't like that someone has revealed an embarrassing fact or expressed an uncomfortable opinion?

    Have you looked at House transcripts? Yes. Did you check that? Times: Of course. ABUSE YOUR ILLUSIONS 10 You did check it? ] Times: I think you have to go back to the House transcripts…. I mean it was all over the place at the time. Yes, this is one fact the Times reporter didn't fake: The McKinney “quote” was, indeed, all over the place: in the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and needless to say, all the other metropolitan dailies—everywhere but in Congresswoman McKinney's mouth. Nor was it in the Congressional Record, nor in any recorded talk, nor on her Website, nor in any of her radio talks.

    Maybe size doesn't matter. But this does: Even this itty-bitty story is a steaming hot bag of mendacity. Yes, two people were shot dead— those in the pro-Chavez march. I'd be wrong to say that every US paper repeated the Times-agan- da. Elsewhere, you could see a photo of the big pro-Chavez march EXILE ON MAINSTREAM GREG PALAST 13 and a photo of the “Chavista” widow placed within an explanatory newswire story. Interestingly, the fuller and correct story ran in an outlet that's none too friendly to Chavez: El Diario, New York City's oldest Spanish-language newspaper.

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