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  •  The same is true of other whistleblowers (13+ / 0-)

    and experts on the subject who were largely ignored by the media up until now.  Now that the story can't be reeled in, the formerly complicit media wants a piece of the action.


    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 05:32:52 PM PDT

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    •  Sibel Edmonds. There's a story no one (11+ / 0-)

      in the media will go near, even today. There she is telling how very very prominent neo-cons were selling nuke secrets to Turkey and whatnot; even gave Senators (a conservative and a liberal says she's completely creditable), gives them the case numbers with the transcripts and recordings in offical hearings, ... and ... crickets.

      Gagged, then dragged into court under "State Security Privilege" (which privilege exists nowhere in law, btw), wins; testifies under oath, never gets hit for perjury; names names, never gets sued.

      Probably one of the ten biggest stories since World War I, but nothing from the media. Nothing.


      Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats

      by Jim P on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 08:35:56 PM PDT

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      •  Speaking of Sibel Edmonds... (7+ / 0-)

        She's currently got an interview with Russell Tice on her webpage:

        Sibel Edmond's Boiling Frogs Post

        On a side note, haven't heard anything from lukery on Dkos for a long time.

        He was certainly an indispensable source of information around here in everything Sibel Edmonds.

        “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” – Will Rogers

        by markthshark on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 09:26:05 PM PDT

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      •  I tried following that for some time (5+ / 0-)

        Lots about Dennis Hastert and others... and how much more we never got to know
        There was little somethings from the press, very little.
        They really don't want to know things sometimes.
        When Kerry was running in 2004 I read back to the days he was investigating and exposing things on Iran-Contra and later BCCI. Early on and for some time he was really mocked and criticized by the press and much of congress. He was called a conspiracy theorist and worse and the NY Times was as hard on him as anyone.
        Conspiracy theories are oh so mockable
        People don't like to be mocked

        They are not popular even when it's true. The stories are complicated, many threads, partially hidden and hidden in various places, lots of denials
        Easier to not pay attention.

        Now in cases like Edmonds... there was someone telling things straight out. Confirming facts and so on would be tough... but still oh so complicated and not nice, accusing all those congress people
        Easier to look another way
        All this looking another way and going for the cheap titillation that fit entertainment key word mode, easier.

        There have been some great investigative pieces in writing over so many things over these years that I was sure would really shake things up. They didn't. Guess it takes TV to do that and it is TV that likes it so short and simple to fit between ads and keep attention of what they think are short attention span viewers (and maybe they are correct).

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