(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

I don’t even watch CNN, not on purpose, but I often flip by them when I’m channel surfing.  Sometimes I’ll even click on them deliberately just to see what kind of b.s. they’re peddling.   And I admit I have hated them with a passion for years now, ever since I used to trade e-mails with their news head, and he would actually write me back, and he’d try to convince me that they weren’t really that biased, and then he got sacked for not being biased ENOUGH.   I think his name was Jordan Eason or Eason Jordan, I can’t remember.   He actually had the temerity to claim that Wolf Blitzer wasn’t biased.  Ha!  

They jumped the shark a long time ago.

But if there’s a term for jumping the shark AGAIN, I think it would apply to CNN these days.   The Second Jumping of the Shark, or perhaps the Jumping of the Whale.

Every time I flip by there, it’s pure “TERROR!” and nothing else, 24/7, over and over.  

I’m confused.   Some patsy tried to set his balls on fire on an airplane and it’s an international crisis?    Wow.   Are people really buying this crap these days?   Haven’t they wised up?

I mean, just today they had an Elephant in the Room situation where it was revealed that the father of the “terrorist” talked with the CIA about his son not too long ago.   I mean, he MET with the CIA.    

Then, right on schedule, the guy is helped onto an airplane by a well-dressed man in Amsterdam, because he doesn’t have a passport and somehow he convinces an international air carrier to let a guy onto an international flight without a passport?   And the guy by some just WHACKY coincidence isn’t on the “no fly” list even though we have nuns and thousands of people who have no business being on it — hell, Ted Kennedy was on it — and now they’re trying to come up with all KINDS of excuses as to why this guy wasn’t on the no-fly list …..

But what I always try to look at during times like this is this:

What news stories are NOT being reported right now?  

Because this is how they “cover stuff up”.   They find another story that’s just SOOO fascinating and they have to spend SOOOO much time on that they (gosh!) just don’t have time to report other stories.  

Anyway, I have a couple of candidates.   Please feel free to add your own.

1.   Official: U.S. intelligence found Iran nuke document was forged

WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (IPS) – U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a “neutron initiator” for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.

Oops.  Yeah, we sure wouldn’t want the U.S. population to know about this, because next month we might want to ramp up the hatred against Iran again, it might be a timely thing to do, and we sure wouldn’t want them remembering this, now, would we?

2.  Treasury Okays Unlimited Slush Fund For Fannie, Freddie

Forget raising the cap to $800 billion for Fannie/Freddie.  They announce (on Christmas eve no less) that the slush fund for picking up toxic mortgage is unlimited:

Treasury uncaps credit line for Fannie, Freddie

The Obama administration pledged on Thursday to back beleaguered mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, no matter how big their losses may be in the next three years.

It also jettisoned a demand that the two companies cut the size of their mortgage-related investment portfolios next year, allowing them to provide even more support in the near term for a housing market recovering from its worst slump in decades.

Wow!   Now if the majority of the American people actually knew about both of these, they might be a little angry, and justifiably so.

But you gotta wonder what other pockets are being picked while the “news” channels are on this 24/7 “TERRORGASM”.

I grew up around a bit of terror that turned out to be fake, it was in Germany, in the early 70’s, and it was the Baeder Meinhof gang.   They blew up some buildings, including the I.G. Farben building, and even killed an American Colonel in his car.  My Dad was an Army officer, so there was concern about him suffering the same fate.   We kids were told to look out for these baddies.  There were posters, faces to memorize and hunt for.    It didn’t really affect us that much.   I went to a Christmas Bazaar in the gutted I.G. Farben building one year, and my Dad didn’t get blown up after all.   So maybe that’s why some guy lighting his testicles on fire in an airplane doesn’t really bother me that much.   I don’t know.  Or maybe I’m just tired of the bullshit.i

Or maybe I’m just aware of the mass acts of REAL terror that we are inflicting on poor helpless people in other parts of the world EVERY DAMN DAY, where we blow them to pieces, and we seem especially fond of blowing up their CHILDREN.

Anyway, if you’re still watching CNN, do yourself a favor and turn it off.   Like forever.  

They are not your friend, they are part of the massive conspiracy propagandize us, and right now they are engaged in nothing but pure PSYOPS.  

Now I have to go play Scrabble with my stepdaughter.  She’s really good.

ON EDIT:  Wanted to throw in the link to this year’s “Project Censored” that just came out:

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009

Check it out, it’s always a good read.


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    • Inky99 on December 30, 2009 at 10:50

    where you can at least let me know you read this.  🙂

    BTW my stepdaughter creamed me at Scrabble.   Age 14.   Jesus.  

  1. Real Americans watch Fox News instead of CNN.  Just look at what you’re missin’:

    PETA Worker Neglected Snakes in his Care

    Florida Man Calls 911 for Ride to Bar

    More Stars Without Makeup

    Politicizing Preschool

    • banger on December 30, 2009 at 18:22

    I don’t normally look at cable. But I checked it out and you are right it is all terror all the time. I listened NPR, same thing.

    I give up. It’s really fucking hopeless. All we can do is keep people on the left focused and I thank you for this diary. There is no hope for any change unless progressives stop listening to NPR and start investigating for themselves the history of the past few decades.

    The hand of the shadow gov’t is everywhere and obvious. Somehow people don’t seem to want to look. They want meticulous proof and then reject it (DKOS) and demand no proof from official sources. I feel I am in the middle of a cult.

    Maybe you and I are crazy. I’ve thought about that. I have a lot of problems, financial, relationships, work. I’ve done a lot of fucked-up things in my life. But I know I’m not crazy. I know that through pplying simple rules of logic and science that I can arrive at a rough approximation of the truth. Why is everybody else not using these tools? It is fairly easy to follow the money, much easier than what one would think. The oligarchy doesn’t really do that much to cover their tracks — they aren’t very subtle. People are willing to believe their ridiculous claims. People seem to hunger for lies and more lies.

    Sometimes when I talk to people and see them parrot back the latest media hype I feel I am with chickens for all the intelligence they use — yet, in other ways they are very human and beautiful. What gives Inky? Why is this country so unconscious? Why don’t more people understand that our State Religion without a name but people refer to as American Exceptionalism has tenets that are more unreasonable than almost any organized religion out there. Left or right every major spokesperson will put their hands on their heart and claim fealty to this religion. WTF is going on here?  

  2. on countless interviews over the last couple of days.  I guess with one war winding down, the war profiteers are pulling the strings of their paid off puppets in the government and the media, with the pants bomber providing the perfect “news” to get the new war going.

    • quince on December 30, 2009 at 19:00

    Inquiring minds want to know puke.

  3. CNN is no different that the printed press was on their reporting of John Brown. He was made out to be a dangerous lunatic terrorist, a real threat to the status quo 150 years ago.

    Not only can’t I watch ANY TV news, I can hardly check out news online. We get the paper delivered, and I can only pick up the sports page. I can’t even reread history.

    It all makes me puke. Except my hobby is history, so I’m

    a bit compromised there.

    Right now I’ve given up, kind of a time out until next year. I have nothing to say. I feel more comforatable holding ancient tools of the Neanderthals than listenting to the twisted garble of today’s communication industry.

    We live in a post modern, nation state echo chamber, where fiction and fact carry on incestuously, like two beasts with one back (Rabelais), and where the worship of wealth

    blots out the perception of natural processes that make people more reflective and sensitive.  

    • TMC on December 30, 2009 at 22:47

    Interesting place with the weirdest “elevators”. A constantly moving conveyor belt like contraption that you stepped into wile it was moving and stepped of onto your floor. Really disconcerting the fist time you use it but kind of like an amusenment park ride for some of the younger G.I.’s. We did have a couple of serious accidents but it never stopped them from using it.

    I don’t watch much news on TV, cable or otherwise, but  it doesn’t surprise me that CNN has sunk that low to try and keep up with Faux News.

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