Monday, February 07, 2005


"There was nothing under his suit jacket," Nicolle Devenish, the Bush campaign's communications director, told the New York Times newspaper. The NYT did not print the truth.

by Henk Ruyssenaars

FPF-07-02-2005 - FAIR, the american organization for 'Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting' published last Saturday a story called "The Emperor's New Hump" about how The New York Times killed a story that could have changed the election: ''because it could have changed the election''.

The NYT apparently had proof that George Bush in the presidential candidate debates illegally used an earpiece, which should have disqualified him in the race for the presidency, as the FPF already wrote earlier on 10-10-2004.*

A clearly on TV and in pictures visible bulge, and wires on the back of Pres. George W Bush during the TV debates with John Kerry, confirmed that he - contrary to the rules - was wired to get outside help. Specialist said the apparent bulge was a radio receiver feeding him answers from an offstage aide.

The Bush campaign managers - by lying - tried to dismiss the claims, saying' it was just a wrinkle in the presidential jacket': a question of tailoring.

"It was most likely a rumpling of that portion of his suit jacket, or a wrinkle in the fabric," Nicolle Devenish, the Bush campaign's communications director, told the very unreliable New York Times newspaper.

The story in FAIR is written by Dave Lindorff, and gives a perfect example of how in the industry's mainstream media the facts are censored, hidden, 'adjusted' and stories never printed but 'spiked' for political/economical reasons. The people buying a paper like the New York Times pay for honest information, but are permanently lied to, and taken for a ride.

Which mostly is a propaganda tour: of, for, and by the White Haus.

That's why the NYT - and the rest of the treacherous mainstream media - didn't print the story about Bush and his earpiece, the facts about Bush's illegal behavior were withheld.

Karl Rove, the US presidency's 'Master of Spin" - with 'spin' being the 'Newspeak' word for outright lies and sleaze' - of course has given George Bush every technical help available, anything else in the debate would have lead to a publicly televised disaster.


It is absolutely unbelievable, that there can be anybody at all, who really thinks that Bush has the whole array of answers, with figures, stories and 'tearjerkers', all concocted one-liners - in his 'reborn' memory, or head.

For people with known reading habits like George Bush, 'earpieces' are an immense help. And for years listening to the ramblings of this figure who says 'he never reads anything', most people do know ''that Bush doesn't know'' - at least nothing which gets any further than studying "My Pet Goat" for many long minutes when the 9/11 disaster hit.

The New York Times was set to run the explosive piece, exposing how George W. Bush had illegally worn an electronic cueing device in his ear, and cheated during the debates, as is shown in the FAIR story:

"It's clear even from unenhanced photos that George W. Bush has been wearing some kind of object under his clothing, both during the debates and at other public appearances. The enhancements done by NASA scientist Robert Nelson show a rectangular object with a long "tail"; in some shots a wire leading over Bush's shoulder is visible.

This configuration closely resembles a PTT (Push To Talk) receiver with an induction earpiece, a device used by some actors, newscasters and politicians to allow for inaudible voice communication in a public setting. The particular model pictured here (which does not appear to be the exact type Bush wore) was manufactured by Resistance Technology, Inc. of Arden Hills, Minn. as desribed in a very informative Salon article. - Url.:

That the story hadn't gotten more serious treatment in the mainstream press was largely thanks to a well organized media effort by the Bush White House and the Bush/Cheney campaign to label those who attempted to investigate the bulge as "conspiracy buffs". (Washington Post, 10/9/04).

Of course - and as usual - the people blamed to be 'complottists' or 'conspiracy buffs' were right, and it's refreshing to get more insight by reading the full story in FAIR, which was published last Saturday, February 5, 2005 - Url.:

And this is what is used when 'our leaders' - with the paid-for help from their 'media managers' behind the scene - all those spin doctors - want to look clever:

Sometime after 2009, when historians pick through the wreckage left behind by George W. Bush’s administration, they will have to come to grips with the role played by the professional conservative media infrastructure.*

But they should be ashamed already now.


FAIR - Url.:

Foreign Press Foundation - "Of course Bush had an earpiece!" Sunday - October 10th - 2004 - Url.:

* Good background information, on the present state of the ''Money, Media & the Mess in America'' - is given by Robert Parry - Url.:

Editor : Henk Ruyssenaars
The Netherlands

The Dutch author has this far worked abroad for 4 decades for international media, as a foreign correspondent, of which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the Arab World and the Middle East.

Seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb breeds more terrorism ! US Senator Hollings agrees: "We have caused more terrorism than we have gotten rid of" - Url.:

Former PM Kok - and other Dutch Government's war criminals heard in Court-Url.: - It can be done!

Evil triumphs when good men, women and we journalists remain silent: - -

Help the troops come home ! Url.: - We need them badly to fight our 'governments' - Url.:


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Paranoia Grips the U.S. Capital

by Eric Margolis

The film Seven Days In May is one of my all-time favourites. The gripping 1964 drama, starring Burt Lancaster, depicts an attempted coup by far rightists in Washington using a top-secret Pentagon anti-terrorist unit called something like "Contelinpro."

Life imitates art. This week, former military intelligence analyst William Arkin revealed a hitherto unknown directive, with the Orwellian name "JCS Conplan 0300-97," authorizing the Pentagon to employ special, ultra-secret "anti-terrorist" military units on American soil for what the author claims are "extra-legal missions."

In other words, using U.S. soldiers to kill or arrest Americans, acts that have been illegal since the U.S. Civil War.

This frightening news comes as Washington is gripped by reborn, Cold-War-style paranoia, ominous threats of war against Iran from the real president, Dick Cheney, and a titanic bureaucratic battle just won by Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Instead of being fired for the grotesque military-political fiasco in Iraq and the shameful torture scandals, Rumsfeld has just managed to create a new, Pentagon spy/special ops organization, blandly named "Strategic Support Branch," that will replace or duplicate many of the CIA's tasks.

The CIA has been sent to the doghouse. Too many CIA veterans criticized or contradicted Bush's and Cheney's phony claims over Iraq and terrorism. So Bush has imposed a new, yes-man director on the agency, slashed its budgets, purged its senior officers and downgraded CIA to third-class status.

Rumsfeld's new, massively funded SSB will become the Pentagon's CIA, complete with commando units, spies, mercenary forces, intelligence gathering and analysis, and a direct line to the White House.

The Pentagon has just effectively taken over the spy business.


Mind you, the Pentagon and its Defence Intelligence Agency have been deeply involved in intelligence around the globe for 50 years. U.S. Army intelligence and its covert sub-branches have long conducted "black ops," including missions in the U.S. as well as assassinations and sabotage abroad. The Pentagon consumes three-quarters of the total U.S. intelligence budget.

Rumsfeld has skillfully used terrorism hysteria to wrest control of intelligence and make the Pentagon supreme in Washington's bureaucratic power struggles.

The Pentagon's new spy arm will be largely excluded from Congressional oversight or media examination. Its special operations teams will roam the globe, all under cover of "deep black" missions of which no records will be kept, and no questions asked.

Equally worrying, the Pentagon's new special-ops units are headed up by notorious religious fanatic, Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who calls the U.S. Army "the house of God" and Islamic insurgents "agents of Satan."

He warned Muslims, "my God is bigger than your god, which is an idol."

Boykin's command will now dispatch post-modern Christian crusaders to cleanse the world of Satanic Muslims and other miscreants. The Pentagon's new special forces will be able to run operations of which the CIA knows nothing.

The 9/11 Commission called for improved intra-agency co-operation and data sharing -- instead, the U.S. will get far less co-operation, as the Pentagon goes its own, secret way.

Now, George W. Bush, who clearly believes he holds the mandate of heaven after being re-elected by the less mentally active half of American voters, has decided to "unleash" special forces and all sorts of irregular units, including mercenaries, uniformed bounty hunters, and mutants sporting t-shirts proclaiming "kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out." These militarized thugs and video arcade Rambos are sure to run amok, dragging America's once good name ever deeper into the mud.

We have evidently learned nothing from the wars in Indochina and Central America.

[HR - Like in: 'Making Dead Friends' - Url.: ]


Not yet, but the second Bush administration has been taking dangerous steps that continue to curtail personal rights, further emasculate the supine, cowardly U.S. Congress, and empower ideological or religious extremists and shadowy agencies with unrestrained powers that endanger Americans at home, and all abroad suspected of troubling the Pax Americana. - [enditem]

Eric Margolis is Contributing Foreign Editor to the Toronto Sun. Published on February 6, 2005 - Url.:

The malevolent 'multinational managers' which run the so called ''Christian'' right-wing Dutch 'government' also claim and use the 'License to Kill' - Url.:

'Rendition' by secret Global US Terror squads - Url.:

Former PM Kok - and other Dutch Government's war criminals heard in Court-Url.:
It really can and should be done!


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