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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:51 PM
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Judy Woodruff truly defies description as a ?????.....from Atrios
Atrios points out yet another ASTOUNDING example of the peerless, cravenly ignorant tonedeaf incompetence of Judy Woodruff:

Good Terrorists, Bad Terrorists

I know little about how good or bad Aristide is. I know little about how good or bad his successor is likely to be, relatively speaking. I know little about what's going on in that country.

But, what I do know is how, when it comes to foreign policy, it is rather frightening how quickly our American media parrots the official Washington line, even when it quite obviously contradicts our entire foreign policy of the past few years.

Judy Woodruff on CNN:

JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE: Actually, we have terrorists, criminals with weapons burning police stations, killing people in some areas like Gonaives, Cap-Haitien, while here, in Port- au-Prince, people are anxious because they don't know when those terrorists will be coming to Port-au-Prince and kill thousands of people. That's why we are eager to see an international force coming to Haiti, increasing the number of the police who are already in Haiti to disarm those terrorists while the opposition should sign an agreement. And with humanitarian assistance, the situation, of course, will become better.

WOODRUFF: You call them terrorists, but others looking at this situation say these are political opponents of yours.-


whaaaaaa??? did she REALLY SAY THAT?????????

WOODRUFF: And there are people both in and outside your country, people who have been very friendly to Haiti, who say that you are a large part of the reason that these political opponents have turned against you. How do you answer them?

further commentary by atrios

Aside from the merits or demerits of Aristide, aside from the issue of the legitimacy or illegitimacy of his presidency, and aside from whether or not, in the grand scheme of things, his ouster is a good or bad thing (I really have no opinion on any of these things)...

It is utterly incredible that a US newscaster would refer to an army of rebel thugs who have been blasting their way through the country, killing I don't know how many, as "political opponents."

Aristide's departure may indeed stop the violence. It may be, practical terms, the best way to achieve that. It was, nonetheless, giving into the demands of terrorists who have been granted legitimacy by our mainstream media.

I also don't know the truth or fiction of claims that we backed the rebels, but I'm increasingly having a hard time not suspecting that we did.


http://atrios.blogspot.com/

I know the media are pathetic, groveling creatures, only too happy to do the bidding of PTB, but I defy anyone to come up with anything as insultingly hypocritical as that exchange with Aristide (OK, Ann Coulter isn't a journalist, all right?)

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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:55 PM
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1. Maybe she's been hot for w ever since he dissed her hubbie in public.
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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:05 PM
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3. you know.....I think about that a LOT when looking at her
as well as her COWARDly husband!

how can a MAN swallow that sort of contumely?

I'd have gotten up and DARED that skunk to take it back right then and there, or at least smacked him with my gauntlet.

it's as if they enJOY being sniveling suckbutts to that cretinous bully.

heh....love this contextualization of the incident, for those who somehow missed/don't remember the exchange in question, from an essay regarding dumbo and his immersion in the Seven Deadly Sins:

Gluttony: The pretzel caper says it all: How many US Presidents have gobbled food so fast that they choked and passed out?

Then there's the matter of booze. Dubya once said he liked the four B's: beer, bourbon and B&B. One friend said he was "close to the line" of being "clinically" an alcoholic. (7) Supposedly that all ended in 1986 when he turned 40 and pledged to stop drinking.

Problem: In 1987, one year after he had given up drinking he ran into Al Hunt, a Wall Street Journal editor who was minding his own business sitting at a restaurant with his wife and 4-year-old daughter
.

uh oh.....wasn't it a son?
anyway

Bush lit into him, saying, among other things, "You no-good fucking son of a bitch, I will never fucking forget what you wrote." (8)
(Hunt had predicted that the 1988 Republican ticket would be Jack Kemp and Richard Lugar, instead of George Bush Sr and Dan Quayle.) What's interesting is that the Wall St Journal editor later commented that Bush was well "lubricated." (9)

Second problem: In 1992, six years after he made his pledge to stop drinking, Bush was caught on a video of wedding where he also appeared to be drunk. (10)

Whether these two slips were isolated incidents of drunkenness or are indicative that the pledge to give up drinking isn't ironclad must be one of the most fiercely guarded secrets in the White House


http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Articles5/Hamilton_Bush-7Sins.htm
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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 05:56 PM
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2. how to get ahold of MWO?
they have an email?
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ithacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:09 PM
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4. "why do they hate us?"
This is why. Judy Woodruff is just a typical example of the arrogance of Americans in dealing with the rest of the world. Bush's fascist advisors provoking violent conflict in other societies. And people wonder why there's anger towards the US...
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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:15 PM
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5. provoking?
what do you want to bet that they played a similar role to the ones played back in 1953, in both Guatemala and Iran?

did you hear about the 20 thousand M16s?

where'd THEY come from?
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ithacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:55 PM
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8. I stand corrected
you're right, the US is the architect of the violence, as in the other cases...
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IrishBloodEngHeart Donating Member (815 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:45 PM
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6. Judy's learned her journalism lessons from Washington:
Pro capitalist=freedom fighter
not pro-capitalis=terrorist.

Its been that way as long as I can remember.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 06:51 PM
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7. nothing highlights that more than our policies
in El Salvidor and Nicaragua in the 1980s under Reagan. Set the rule for unabashed, naked hypocrisy and lack of consistency - defined not by the actions (Reagan loved the El Salvidorean govt gave assistance that undoubtedly propped up the efforts of the death squads) - but by their alignment in the coldwar.
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cprise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 07:33 PM
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9. But wait, it's Al Jazeera that's soft on terrorism
Surely Western new agencies would never make it a habbit to do this.

</sarcasm>

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