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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Lockheed Martin, CNN, and the promotion of war
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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Lockheed Martin, CNN, and the promotion of war

from brasscheck tv...

Every now and then we win.

CNN - and in this pointed case Glenn Beck - likes to paint itself as a reliable, unbiased source of news.

For an "unbiased source" then do seem to have tremendous enthusiasm for promoting wars.

Could that have anything to do with the fact that Lockheed Martin pays its bills?

Media analyst Norman Solomon sucker punches professional jackass Glenn Beck with the facts. Watch Beck squirm.

What I wouldn't pay to hear the transmission from the control room to Beck's head phones as the news director - those nameless invisible creeps who control what we see on TV news - tries impotently to blunt Solomon's point.

This is probably the last time Norman Solomon will appear live on CNN, but I say it was worth it.

Watch it, enjoy it and pass it on.

The truth made it to TV...for a few minutes as least.

if indeed full disclosure was the order of the day, one of two things would happen... either we would find out the massive extent to which corporations influence what is passed to us as "news," OR it would be so totally embarrassing to the news outlets that we might actually start getting REAL news...

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