This Is Sick: Passing for News

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  1. Annie
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051014/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_iraq

    Obviously there is an article, but the headline will do, via al AP. For a bit more clarity and lots of links:

    http://biglizards.net/blog/archives/2005/10/ap_response_to.html

     
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    :rotflmao: :cof:

    This just makes it easier for alternative media sources doesnt it? These guys are hillarious. They dont even realize how many people they lose everytime they open their mouths.
     
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    I saw the whole conference, I felt it was staged, answers talked
    over with the soldiers giving out stat numbers.

    Propaganda backfired.
     
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    I believe that the questions were given directly to them beforehand and the soldiers chosen to participate were ones that could give answers to those questions. Almost all of those that gave stat numbers were officers that likely would have access to those stats.
     
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    Isn't everything on TV staged? Did people actually believe that live TV is ad-lib?
    :wank:
     
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    well sure that could be the case, and there is no video's of the preparation
    in Iraq itself.

    Just the way they answered and acted convinced me they were fed information before the Q&A. It is propaganda. As a citizen
    you should expect better from your government.

    An unscripted unfiltered Q&A usually does not only focus on the positive.

    My objection to propaganda has nothing to do with the operations
    in Iraq which I support.
     
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    everything is a lie is not the attitude you or anyone else should support.
     
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    We rehearse briefings to colonels and generals all the time. What makes anyone think a brief to the Commander in Chief wouldn't be rehearsed? :blah2:
     
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    As CIC he wouldn't and shouldn't waste time on unprepared boobs. :dunno:

    However the focus on the positive made it seem like it was a campaign opportunity, even when he is not campaigning.
     
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    Unprepared boobs are the best. There's too much constriction and lack of access when they're all prepared.
     

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