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  •  Let's be clear... (3.66)
    The security lockdown was done with a dual purpose in mind - to keep the streets clear, and to bottle up information flow.

    The various outlets of Minitrue are falling all over themselves this morning proclaiming success.  RoveCo did a masterful job of diminishing expectations over the past month or so. Any result short of Zarqawi's clan lighting off a low yield nuclear device outside of the Green Zone was going to be portrayed as stunningly good.

    But let's step back for a moment.  Out of 5000+ polling places, pool reporters had access to 5 for filming purposes.  One of Allawi's stooges claims "72% of voters voted", with absolutely no facts to back it up, but the SCLM immediately siezes on this as gospel, and obiediently reports the figure.  Dozens of people are killed in dozens of polling place incidents, but it's spun as eggs and omlettes.  The freepers of the world are flipping out more than they did on Nov. 3rd.

    By the time the complete story slips out, this sham election will be old, old news and any corrections will run on page A-27 of New Pravda.

    All Spin Zone : Nailing the Lying Bastards Since 2004

    by Richard Cranium on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 09:05:00 AM PST

    •  I've seen more (none)
      I've seen photos from more than 5 polling places.  I've been reading blogs to find them, though.
    •  second rate lies (none)
      I for one put the statement in
      'we are 100% sure Iraq has WMD' category.

      (they could have at least lie like this:
      initial number is not out yet, but we have strong anecdotal evidence that in some are showing are strong)

      yawn

      I rate this rightwing lies 'D -'

    •  There is no critical reporting coming out of Iraq (none)
      and al Jazeera is up on the block for sale to the highest bidder. Can we expect any truth coming from that country today?

      Skeptical, after Florida 2000, how can we trust a Bush controlled election in Iraq?

      To thine own self be true - W.S.

      by Agathena on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 10:14:06 AM PST

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