The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label BBC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BBC. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Three Released From North Korea

The three US citizens held in North Korean work camps have been released. There isn't any better news so far in today's news cycle.

We knew the release was pending at the same time we were reminded a few days ago of Trump's claim for accolades.  

As everybody is aware, the past Administration has long been asking for three hostages to be released from a North Korean Labor camp, but to no avail. Stay tuned!
Well no, a couple of the prisoners were taken in 2017 after the largest inauguration in US history.

Earlier today Keith Boykin posted a tweet which further highlights Trump's daily regurgitation of lies.
Do you think we will have any day in which Trump doesn't offer the world a bundle of lies?

Thursday, December 29, 2016

"Newsertainers", Obama Sanctions On Russia CBS News

A few days ago I ran across the following (below) four minutes video segment from CBS. The segment is supposedly a fact-check which refutes the CIA's claim of Russian interference in the recent General Elections. The video has even garnered favor from die-hard Clinton supporters; an astounding reality.

As I am not one of the neo-Obama (Administration) critics like the suddenly ever-present Sam Stein) and other far lesser celebrity types like a few of my Facebook friends who are effusing in Obama criticism now that we have four weeks left in Presidency, I do not accept the CBS video as either credible nor newsworthy. It is just another attempt to garner viewers with that new slant: attract both left and right viewers with slick with creatively developed "denial stories." 

Why would the CIA desire to fabricate such a story?

I believe the NSA Chief also commented on its concerns with Putin ordered hacking of the DNC.  Since the CIA and the NSA have issued statements regarding probable Russian election hacking, why should I consider CBS's report anything other than a ratings trap?

Allow a necessary digression.

On December 16th, The Guardian published a short, but detail piece about Russian hacking. The piece also included mention of Russian hacking of the RNC. Notice, no release of hacked information from the RNC.

Mother Jones and The Guardian are not broadcast "newsertainment" media. Neither organization employs slick look (often blond women and sometimes leggy.... with a willingness to show) reporters and hosts (AKA newsertainers) to deliver newsertainment to ratings ripe and dripping viewers. 
Definition: newsertainers (noun); An employee of a broadcast media network hired to deliver scripted teleprompter scripts, or host a news related show. The media model is characterized via obvious efforts to attract viewers (by any means necessary) and the model is promulgated by his/her employer to literally shape message and information delivered to an audience. The scope and variety of newsertainers run the gamut from leggy blonds, through Jerry Springer-like panel shows (CNN) to over-talking often cogent hosts on MSNBC.



 This on-air "model" wasn't a Fox News employee. 

If you think the images are contrary to the newsertainment at certain networks watch as one subject literally raised her skirt (after what seemed as off camera direction). 

The Fox News examples are dire and looking back on Roger Ailes apparent picking the fruit of the willing and the frightened among his team, we now find less drastic examples of newsertainers. In each case by ratings-driven million dollar contracts. 

End digression and back to the CBS segment.  If the segment was in any way credible, way would today's news of Obama Administration retribution stand before us.  International leaders do not expel officials without some degree of credible evidence of international wrongdoing.

Talking Points Memo published a definitive piece regarding the hacking:  "Grizzly Steppe."  I'll take reporting from Talking Points Memo over CBS news any day.

A final point. Who do you believe a CBS video segment replete with a newsertainer or the Obama Administration backed by two of the world's most effective INTEL agencies? Another critical consideration. Why would any CBS producer and writer take their shows into the realm of questioning INTEL agencies with this illogical tidbit: "furnished evidence." Any rational person knows even the slightest of "evidence" can be re-engineered back to a method of INTEL gathering. More critically, INTEL often comes from human sources. Would the Obama Administration go there?

The answer may lie in the same realm as the devastating and horrific Lora Logan 60 Minutes Benghazi Story: total fabrication.  CBS made a strategic head of network news hire back in 2011 which, I feel has shared the network since. The hire was a former Fox News executive who served his entire TV news life at Fox News after graduating college in 1996.  He grew of TV news age along with the network which was started in 1996. You can Google the name.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Johnson Tapes..Nixon's Treachery

Richard M. Nixon, harbinger of
things to come!

While baby boomers have for decades  wondered about how our leaders perpetrated the Viet Nam War, I must admit the recent publication and release of President Johnson's (LBJ) Oval Office tapes has provided an official and formal 'jaw-dropper'. The BBC has published (and released) yet another legacy destroying expose on Richard Nixon.  

I could not help but wonder, as I listened to the short segment with LBJ speaking about Nixon.  I wondered how so many people actually cast votes and contribute money to the GOP. The party has dissolved into a shameful shell of a party long dead, but not yet buried.  It seems over the past two weeks revelations about political and social malfeasance from the Right have sprung-up like irritating dandelions in a well manicured lawn. My wonderment was heightened by exhibitions of pure racism and unfair treatment of  a visitor at the annual GOP CPAC "ooze", Christe's use of the word "boy" in yet another angst filled tirade for the rotund governor, and the release of the Iraq War Reconstruction SIGIR study. History will also chronicle the Showtime Dick Cheney special replete with "If I had to do it all over, I would not change a thing." How can people continue to support a party that is so riddled with the cancers of defeat, it appears to soak-up chemo treatments with ongoing exhibitions of the unbelievable? And, when history reaches from the ages to deliver such lessons the wonderment becomes all the more intriguing (and yes rewarding).  

History is a phenomena that never fails to intrigue.  What we do not know can be psychological shattering once we come to "know". I find myself feeling angry and manipulated as I come to "know".  If you do not feel same, you might want to consider counseling.

I wrote earlier the week about how powerful men use us (common folk) like chess pieces. The powerful maneuver us like pawns in games that do little more than advance their agendas. Or, they play the game for iniquitous satisfaction of their ego, paradigm, beliefs, and elitist desires.

The revelations of Nixon's treasonous malfeasance provides yet another view of Republican governance, while in some way reminding of things to come with Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice/Tenet/Powell. 

We are going to post a 1:47 minute excerpt from a 58 minute portion of one of LBJ's comments about politics and Nixon.   we will post more below as the story takes a fascinating turn and may involve monitoring a senior GOP adviser. Johnson mentions possible involvement the adviser he refers to as a bit of a looker in this MSNBC segment 

The British Broadcast Company (DURATION: 01:47)

"If it was made public, it would rock the nation" 
How Richard Nixon destabilised the Vietnamese peace talks in 1968 to enhance his chances of victory in that year's American Election. 
Using newly released White House recordings, David Taylor completes an investigation begun by his colleague Charles Wheeler into the extraordinary actions of Richard Nixon as he attempted to sabotage the Peace Talks over the Vietnam war in 1968.
Here we offer the full 58 minute audio. You will be linked to a page that will only require a simple click of an icon.  The page also allows listening to individual clips vs. the entire 58 minute release.  Note: it is not the easiest audio to understand unless you have perfect hearing ability and the opportunity to crank up the volume.

The revelations are not new.  As you have heard and observed in the video above, the story went silent in the 1990s. 

The BBC News Magazine story is linked here. (good read)

The Daily Kos provides a comprehensive treatise on the issue. 
Ngô Đình Diệm
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President of the Republic of Vietnam