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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:14 PM
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CNN cancels show set to air next week: We Were Warned. Iran Goes Nuclear.
just heard it on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me so no link (it was not a joke, unless you consider our entire media a joke)

Your MSM at work. Ready to beat the war drums for Bush again.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:15 PM
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1. will air with new title: We were warned, Iran MIGHT go nuclear.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:19 PM
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3. How about 'We Were Warned. Iran Looking for Knowledge'.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:11 PM
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16. No no, lemme pitch in
We were warned about Iran's nuclear program related activities. Not kidding. Imminent threat. Turned the corner or something.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:19 PM
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2. It is SICKENING. They were calling it a "speculative documentary." WTF?

Intel report sinks CNN Iran special
Two-hour 'Nuclear' was slated for Dec. 12


By BRIAN LOWRY

HOLLYWOOD -- The latest National Intelligence Estimate concluding that Iran discontinued its nuclear weapons program four years ago has claimed one casualty: CNN has postponed speculative documentary "We Were Warned -- Iran Goes Nuclear."

The two-hour spec, which was slated for Dec. 12 under the "CNN Presents" banner, was "set partially in the future," featuring a what-if scenario as former government officials -- playing fictional cabinet members -- debate how to deal with the Iranian threat.

That special was "based on a different set of rules and a different set of conditions," said CNN veep-senior exec producer Mark Nelson, noting that the surprising NIE report "changed everything."

In its place, CNN will this weekend air two Campbell Brown-hosted specials on the Iran situation and its history. Portions of "We Were Warned" correspondent Frank Sesno's original reporting will be incorporated into those hours, which air Saturday and Sunday.

Among those participating in the war-game panel featured as part of "Iran Goes Nuclear" were former CIA director Jim Woolsey, former EPA administrator Christie Todd Whitman and former presidential adviser David Gergen.




http://www.variety.com/VR1117977083.html


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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:20 PM
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4. that's an oxymoron 'specualtive documentary' maybe Spinal Tap?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:48 PM
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7. It's not just a speculative documentary
it's doing the bidding for Bushco and the war machine. MSM is brazen and shameless. That CNN continues to pretend they're delivering news is fall down funny.
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:03 PM
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10. Yep, pure propaganda
And the "cast" is really mind boggling. Former administration officials acting out these scenarios. I mean, :wtf: I've never heard of anything quite like it before.

Can't help but note that the article Lex posted says it's "postponed" and that pieces of it will still be incorporated into something airing soon.

Looks like they had the engine all revved up to go for war, but the release of the NIE poured sugar in the tank. They're stalled for now, but they'll keep trying.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:51 PM
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28. Tough shite, cnn, you propoganda
piece of chimphouse shit.

Hope you wasted million$ on your March To War on Iran..too bad you corporatemediawhores and bushenablers Bombed Iraq with untold dead Iraqis and ..what is it now, over 4000 dead of our Soldiers and how many maimed?

You sure didn't learn your Fooking lesson , did ya? And you weren't the only ones who can't stop rattling the sabres on Iran.

What is it? You want us to live in FEAR? Fuck Off..all ya'll who are tryin' the "FEAR OF Iran". Shit don't fly..especially in the Democratic Campaign.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:34 PM
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5. I see a Candy Crowley special..
in the near future.
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monktonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:46 PM
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6. "We were warned - Bush is an IDIOT !" n/t
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:51 PM
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8. The propaganda machine at work... one monkey wrench, so
much disinformation.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:58 PM
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9. Intel report sinks CNN Iran special
Intel report sinks CNN Iran special
Two-hour 'Nuclear' was slated for Dec. 12
By BRIAN LOWRYHOLLYWOOD -- The latest National Intelligence Estimate concluding that Iran discontinued its nuclear weapons program four years ago has claimed one casualty: CNN has postponed speculative documentary "We Were Warned -- Iran Goes Nuclear."
The two-hour spec, which was slated for Dec. 12 under the "CNN Presents" banner, was "set partially in the future," featuring a what-if scenario as former government officials -- playing fictional cabinet members -- debate how to deal with the Iranian threat.

That special was "based on a different set of rules and a different set of conditions," said CNN veep-senior exec producer Mark Nelson, noting that the surprising NIE report "changed everything."

In its place, CNN will this weekend air two Campbell Brown-hosted specials on the Iran situation and its history. Portions of "We Were Warned" correspondent Frank Sesno's original reporting will be incorporated into those hours, which air Saturday and Sunday.

more:http://www.variety.com/VR1117977083.html
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:53 PM
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11. Who the fugg were their so called sources?
Bushco and the war industry?
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 10:17 PM
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31. Probably the Pentagon PR/PSYOPS dept. nt
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:37 PM
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19. Actual documentary: We Were Warned -- Bush Administration Is Full Of Shit!
Well we warned them. :shrug:

Maybe we could have actual DUers in the documentary, warning about creeping fascism and martial law. Nah! Who would believe it?


--IMM
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:02 PM
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12. Campbell Brown has a new one on tonight
Campbell Brown Reports
'Iran: Fact & Fiction'

An intelligence bombshell about Iran.. and nuclear weapons. But this time, is the intelligence correct? Campbell Brown investigates: "Iran: Fact & Fiction."

Sat & Sun, 7 & 11 p.m. ET

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/

Campbell Brown is the wife of Dan Senor, former senior advisor to George Bush and Paul Bremer.
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:51 PM
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13. CNN: The Cheney News Network
Daryn Kagan - We are now receiving word from the White House that the yawning kid was not in the video!

They are a dangerous joke.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:54 PM
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14. How About a New Show: "We Were Lied. Iran Not Nuclear"
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:01 PM
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15. CNN exec Mark Nelson: the NIE report "changed everything."
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 03:02 PM by Leopolds Ghost
Sort of like 9-11.
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tex-wyo-dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:30 PM
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17. This is a perfect example of what...
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 03:31 PM by tex-wyo-dem
Chomsky so aptly referred to as "manufacturing consent."

"Speculative documentary," my ass...this was just another agenda driven propaganda piece to further plant the fear seed in the public mind and help make the neocon vision come to fruition.

Edit: spelin'
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:31 PM
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21. It makes me spittin' mad too.
CNN is such a tool for the neo-con agenda. Can it be ANY more clear now?

This is scary.



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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:33 PM
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18. Sounds like something prepared to air after an attack.
I think the NIE nipped something serious in the bud.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:30 PM
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20. Bwahaha!
NIE sinking your Christmas wishes, Bushco? Let me cry some big crocodile tears for you- I'm sure you'd do the same for me were I to find myself as disappointed. Wah.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:32 PM
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Sinking CNN's Christmas wishes too
from the looks of this "speculative documentary."


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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:32 PM
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22. Please note that they're showing excerpts with a new name
These hacks with no credibility are shameless.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:33 PM
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23. No less than a verifiable threat to our democracy
not to put too fine a point on it.


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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:58 PM
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24. You are correct
They are the propaganda machines but not for much longer. They are as naked as their emperor.
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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:22 PM
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25. I am bookmarking this thread to later illustrate the rise of Pravda journalism
in the Empire.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:27 PM
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26. I'll add three links
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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:41 PM
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27. Yes the media org chart says it all doesn't it. I'll toss one more in
A bookmark I keep returning to, if only for Symbolman's work.

http://www.tbtmradio.com/geeklog/public_html/index.php

Thanks for those links, malaise.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:27 PM
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30. Thanks for yours n/t
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:19 PM
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29. Ahhh. Did Judy Miller provide background? Was Wolf Blitzer involved?
Tell me I'm not cynical.
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