Thursday, May 15, 2008

i have posted about this (the msm coverage of the war)

many times on ravings of a semi-sane madwoman. i just posted this story on 4,500 lies (accepted by msm and consequently by the american public) yesterday.

here's a little somethin' somethin' i got in my email box yesterday. there is some information specific to connecticut at the end

from justin cole at media matters

As you may have already read, on April 20, The New York Times published an article by investigative reporter David Barstow that detailed the hidden connection between numerous media military analysts and the Pentagon and defense industries. Media Matters followed up with a review of how many times the military analysts named in the Times exposé appeared or were quoted on ABC, ABC News Now, CBS, CBS Radio Network, NBC, CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, and NPR. The results: They appeared or were quoted as experts more than 4,500 times. Today, we started an action campaign urging people to sign a petition: “Viewers have the right to know if the expert analysis they're receiving is little more than Pentagon talking points; the war in Iraq, our national security, and our foreign policy are far too important.” Below is some information related to Connecticut you might find useful if you decide to blog on this story. Any help you can give to spread the word and join us in calling on the networks to be held accountable and report on this story would be much appreciated. If you have any questions at all, please let me know. Thank you, - Justin Justin J. Cole Deputy Director, Online Communications Media Matters for America Media Matters for America is a not-for-profit, progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

Local Congressional Action: Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), New Haven Wrote letter to Networks that hosted military analysts questioned network policy changes into booking military analysts. (04/20/08) - Wrote letter to Inspector General Kicklighter asking for DoD investigation. (05/02/08) - Wrote a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin with Rep. Rosa DeLauro questioning if the program violates sponsorship identification in the Communications Act of 1934 and the rules of the FCC. (05/06/08) - CT members of Congress who signed DeLauro’s letter to Department of Defense Inspector General Claude M. Kicklighter requesting investigation:o Rep. John Larson (CT-01)o Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02)o Rep. Chris Murphy (CT-05) Useful Links:· NYT Article:· MMFA Item: · MMFA Petition:

Information on the war:234 wounded soldiers from Connecticut, 29 deaths from Connecticut. (’s share of the cost of the Iraq War in FY2007 is $3.4 billion. (, CT passed anti-war resolution. ( Britain, CT passed anti-war resolution. ( Haven, CT passed anti-war resolution. ( Press Coverage:Representative DeLauro on Connecticut Public Radio’s Where we Live (5/13/2008)Representative DeLauro on Air America’s The Lionel Show (Tentative 5/ 22/2008)

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