media heroes

Walter Cronkite - Voted the Most Trusted Man in America - Says BUSH MUST GO
media heroes

Common Dreams: "Walter Cronkite, selected in the mid 1990s as the most trusted man in America, has called the upcoming presidential election the â??most important since the Civil War.â?쳌 Cronkite, who [just received] the Nuclear Age Peace Foundationâ??s 2004 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, stated that the Nov election provides an opportunity to reverse the Bush administrationâ??s dangerous doctrine of preemptive war, a doctrine that he believes is setting the wrong example for countries throughout the world. Following the presentation of the Foundationâ??s award, Cronkite argued that the US is far less secure today as a result of initiating the war against Iraq. Referring to the importance of educating the public on critical issues such as the Iraq War, Cronkite stated, â??We are on the precipice of being so ignorant that our democracy is threatened.â?쳌

Jon Stewart Blasts the Toady Mainstream Media for Betraying America
media heroes

Mtv.com: "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart...on a live broadcast of CNN's "Crossfire" [said] the mainstream media [has failed] to do their duty as journalists to keep politicians and the political process honest. After co-host Tucker Carlson suggested that Stewart went easy on John Kerry ...on "The Daily Show," Stewart [fired back, saying] Carlson and Paul Begala "partisan hacks" and chiding them for not raising the level of discourse on their show beyond sloganeering. "What you do is not honest. What you do is partisan hackery. You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably. I watch your show every day, and it kills me. It's so painful to watch." He went on to hammer the network, and the media in general, for its coverage of the debates. Stewart said it was a disservice to viewers to immediately seek reaction from campaign insiders and presidential cheerleaders, noting that the debates' famed "Spin Alley" should be called "Deception Lane.""

Public Thirst for Truth Makes Media Watchdog Site a Huge Success
media heroes

Just a few months ago, Media Matters was a fledgling blog dedicated to exposing the systematic bias of the media and unmasking the lies that it unquestioningly disseminates to Americans. In the past several weeks, the site has gotten over 1.5 MILLION hits - and the numbers just keep going up, up, up! This proves what he have said all along - the public has sensed all along something was not quite right in media newsland, but couldn't be sure...until now. Congratulations to David Brock, the site founder, and his dedicated staff!! GO GET 'EM!

The Crawford, Texas Newspaper Endorses John Kerry
media heroes

Reuters reports that "the newspaper in Bush's adopted hometown of Crawford threw its support on Tuesday behind Bush's Democratic rival, Sen. John Kerry. The weekly Lone Star Iconoclast criticized Bush's handling of the war in Iraq and for turning budget surpluses into record deficits. The editorial also criticized Bush's proposals on Social Security and Medicare. 'The publishers of The Iconoclast endorsed Bush four years ago, based on the things he promised, not on this smoke-screened agenda,' the newspaper said in its editorial. 'Today, we are endorsing his opponent, John Kerry.' It urged 'Texans not to rate the candidate by his hometown or even his political party, but instead by where he intends to take the country."

While Cowards Like Brokaw and Woodruff Safely Spew Bush Propaganda, yet another Brave Journalist Dies for the Truth
media heroes

As cowards like Tom Brokaw, Judy Woodruff, Judith Miller, et al. cower in their safe studios/newsrooms spewing Bush propaganda and lies to keep their big fat, tax-relieved paychecks coming in at the expense of the truth and American democracy, there are real journalists out there dying in their quest to report the TRUTH. The latest victim, reports the Media Bulletin, is Mazen al-Tumeizi, TV journalist for Arab satellite station Al-Arabiya. al-Tumeizi "was among 12 people, all believed to be civilians, killed in the crossfire when a US helicopter began firing on a cheering crowd that had gathered by the burning wreckage of an American Bradley armoured personnel carrier.About 50 people were wounded in the incident. Among them were a Reuters cameraman and an Iraqi reporter for The Guardian." The survivor from the Guardian's report can be read at http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1303807,00.html