10 Stories the Media Missed While Obsessing Over the Confederate Flag

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Written by Naji Dahi at  theantimedia.org

 

A common technique the media employs when covering news is the “feeding frenzy.” Thedictionary defines feeding frenzy as “a period of intense excitement over or interest in a person or thing: the media erupt into a feeding frenzy.” The Bill Clinton sex scandal of the late 90’s is one example. Other classic cases from the 1950’s to the 1990’s are highlighted by the Washington Post—which has not updated the section since the 1990’s. Had they done so, they might have included many recent cases highlighted here and here.

The media is at it again, but this time the subject of the frenzy is the Confederate flag of South Carolina and other Confederate emblems used by Southern states. Not only has the Confederate flag media frenzy diluted the issue of white supremacy and racism surrounding the Charleston shooting, the coverage has also taken over the airwaves and crowded out other stories that are equally deserving of discussion. So below are ten of the top stories that the media has missed during this frenzy:

1. The think tank New America issued a report showing that more Americans died from right wing extremist violence than deadly Jihadist attacks since 9/11. The U.S. media, government, and Islamophobic pundits have exaggerated the threat of Islamic extremism in the U.S. to such an extent that it is accepted as fact without the need of any proof. Not only that, Glenn Greenwald reports that Americans are more likely to be killed by a car, bees/wasps/hornets, lightening, or crushed by their own furniture than be killed by Islamic extremists.

2. The Taliban launched a daring attack on the Afghan parliament in Kabul while it was in session. If the Taliban is making such daring attacks while the U.S. troops are still stationed in the country, what will they do when the American presence is further scaled back? If the capital city is not secure and safe from Taliban attacks, then nowhere else in Afghanistan is safe. This means that as soon as the U.S. pulls its last soldier from the country—which is inevitable—the current Afghan government will likely fall, the Taliban will seize  power, and the United States’ fourteen year presence in Afghanistan will have been futile. anonymous gear

3. A study released by the Pew Research Center this week  found that the majority of the global public opposes torture (harsh interrogation techniques)—except for the American public. According to the report,

A median of 50% across 40 nations surveyed say they oppose these practices, which were detailed in a widely publicized U.S. Senate report in December 2014. Only 35% believe they were justified. Americans disagree – nearly six-in-ten (58%) say they were justified.”

Though this story is worthy of attention, the media shies away from exposing the American public as nationalist flag-waving aggressors they have been propagated into by—you guessed it—the media.

4. The Pentagon released its new “Law of War Manual.” In it there is a chilling finding. As reported by Anti-Media,

“One change in terminology directly targets journalists, stating, ‘in general, journalists are civilians. However, journalists may be members of the armed forces […] or unprivileged belligerents.’ Apparently, reporters have joined the ranks of al-Qaeda in this new “unprivileged belligerent” designation, which replaces the Bush-era term, ‘unlawful combatants.’ What future repercussions this categorization could bring are left to the imagination…

One would think that the media would be ‘shouting this from roof tops,’ in the interest of their self-preservation should they get killed while covering a story. It is not far fetched for the U.S. military to target journalists and kill them. They have done it during the invasion phase of the Iraq war. Now that the policy is codified into law, the question should be asked: Is the U.S. military going to target journalists in future wars? Alas, the media is too obsessed with a piece of cloth to ask this serious question.

5. At a time when Detroit is recovering from bankruptcy and water to its residents is cut, Israel is asking the U.S. for more money in FMF (Foreign Military Financing). Since the early 1970s, the U.S. has given Israel $3.1 billion in FMF on a yearly basis. Beginning in 2007, the U.S. aid package to Israel was negotiated on a 10 year basis. Now, Israel wants the aid package increased to $4.5 billion per year. The money is delivered up front, at the beginning of each year, so Israel can invest said money in U.S. treasury bonds and earn more money from the interest charged to the U.S. taxpayer. Apparently, the Confederate flag is more important for the mainstream media than the fleecing of the U.S. taxpayer by an alleged ally that spies on the U.S. and refuses to stop illegal settlements in the West Bank and the Golan Heights.

6. Wikileaks is at it again. On June 23, Wikileaks released NSA documents implicating the agency in spying on France—specifically current and former French presidents and members of the French cabinet. According to the cables, “The top secret documents derive from directly targeted NSA surveillance of the communications of French Presidents Francois Hollande (2012–present), Nicolas Sarkozy (2007–2012), and Jacques Chirac (1995–2007), as well as French cabinet ministers and the French Ambassador to the United States.” This is part of a broader pattern of spying that the NSA has engaged in for years. Thanks to Edward Snowden and Wikileaks, we now know that the NSA was not only spying on Americans, but on up to 35 foreign countries, as well as the Vaticananon wear t-shirt

7. According to a study this week, Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction. Making conservative assumptions, scientists believe that species are disappearing at a rate not seen since the disappearance of the dinosaurs: “…even using this background rate and the most conservative species loss estimates, the researchers found that animals are still being wiped out around 15 to 100 times faster than they should be – in fact, the rate of species loss hasn’t been this high since the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago.” Moreover, the culprit responsible for such mass extinction is none other than humans. Human action, it seems, is leading the planet to its demise, but the media is content to talk about a flag from the 19th century.

 8. It is no secret that the American media loves the “War on Drugs.” So when a news story about the value of cannabis oil in the treatment of autism comes around, it has to be ignored since it does not fit the narrative that marijuana is a gateway drug (that too is wrong). As Anti-Media reportedThrough a fundraising program, they were able to receive a tiny bottle of the oil. Kalel was given oral doses twice a day. Within just two days, he was finally able to speak…Soon after, he began using consonants, too, speaking like his parents never thought possible.”

9. The mainstream media is usually fond of natural disasters, but this escaped its attention. After five days of hot weather and humidity in Karachi, Pakistan, more than 950 people have died. That is an average of 150 people per day. I do not mean to downplay the murder of the 9 people at the church in downtown Charleston, but 150 people dying per day should require more coverage when compared to the wall-to-wall coverage of the mass shooting in Charleston. To its credit, Mashable presented detailed photographic coverage of the humanitarian crisis.

Related: How the Entire Country Bought the Government’s Confederate Flag Ploy

10. While the country was talking about a red, white and blue cloth, the Senate approved fast track trade promotion authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), also known as Obamatrade. The deal has been called “NAFTA on steroids” and has far reaching implications across every aspect of American life. Critics of the TPP say it will crush American jobs, exploit oppressed foreign labor, suppress internet freedom, make healthcare more costly, void national and local sovereignty, and hand total control of 40% of the world’s economy to corporate tribunals. The Senate handed Obama a clear defeat on the TPP recently, but Congress took advantage of the media frenzy over the Confederate flag to renew the push to give Obama full authority to negotiate the ever-secret deal on his own without public debate. There is now little time left for the public, which has passionately expressed its disapproval of the TPP, to try to convince lawmakers that it’s a bad deal for everyday Americans.

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86 COMMENTS

  1. Thank You for this vital information that tells the Truth about what American Government real intentions are .

  2. Nice to notice I wasn’t the only one to notice that fast track bs while everyone is talking about what amazon is and isn’t selling. Side note. Any notice the American soldier who died in south Korea not too long ago and more recently the accidental jet crash?

    • Uh, I was paying attention. I can’t do anything without we the people, one person is weak, and void of power. WE, need to do something. Those who don’t stand up will be affixed to that chair for ever.

      • Thank you, now we as the people where can we rally where there won’t be riots so we can speak out words. We need to go back to peaceful protests that way no “higher” officials have reason to murder us.

  3. All your whining about “Islamophobia” and yet you say nothing about the relentless slaughter and subjugation of Christians by ISIS and the Islamic regimes in Iran and Saudi Arabia, much less the left-wing extremism and race propaganda that has torn our country apart with ignorance and hatred. Muslims have the freedom to worship here; try building a church or a synagogue in Saudi Arabia or Iran.

    Detroit is in ruin because liberal Democrats have been running it for the last 40 years. All your bashing of Israel and whining about the “Zionist agenda” yet you continue to accuse conservatives of being “Nazis” while Iran, ISIS, and Hamas all call for the destruction of Israel. Since when do you care about what constitutes “illegal” when you keep leaving it out of ‘illegal’ immigration?

    As for Obamatrade, those of you who supported Obamacare and Executive amnesty and the censorship of opinions you don’t agree with have only yourselves to blame.

    • Sadly, we live in a society that would rather blame everyone else for our problems instead of taking initiative to right those wrongs ourselves. What is the purpose of government? To elect a select few to trust their judgement and to have them be open to the ideas and refrain from racial prejudice toward the people they help govern. Sadly, this is not the case. Between being called out for being a bisexual woman- being a single mother- working full time, going to school full time- and trying to impart knowledge, love, unity and respect in my children…. I find that while I choose to keep my children away from the media coverage on TV or the radio, I will not be able to shield them forever. For now though, I choose to raise them in my community- without borders, without hate. Call me dumb, call me an idealist, I frankly don’t give a hoot what you think. But to blame these issues on anyone other than ourselves and by allowing the media to take control… That was us, my friends. We allowed this.

    • Islamaphobia is a real issue. And you must not know who ISIS really is, which means you aren’t aware that our CIA funds them. Which may also indicate you aren’t aware 9/11 was an inside job.

      Your point on them being able to start a synagogue here, vs US being able to plant a church in Saudi is irrelevant. You can become a citizen here, and you have that freedom. We are two different countries, so drop the false comparisons

    • Yes, ISIS slaughters christians. but you know what they also slaughter? people. muslims, jews, journalists, children. They themselves do not respresent islam in the slightest. Just about as much as KKK represents the white majority. So please do not compare their belief system and islamic regimes in the same sentence. And yes Iran and Saudi Arabia are fucked up. But they aren’t only so with non muslims, they are generally intolerant to non-citizens, all religious minorities (yes those exist within islam) and every person with a female reproductive system. The US prides itself on liberty and freedom -atleast KSA and iran dont even pretend. Look at the ridiculous public outcry when they tried building a mosque in New York. There should be different standards held for those who belong to secular countries and those who belong to theocratic countries. different standards for those who can know better by taking a look around their communities and have access to good education, versus those who are institutionally programmed to be one religion, one ethnicity with no freedom of choice.

      As per the destruction of Israel, I completely agree that its a ridiculous cruel thing to want. But, there is a call for some response seeing as the Israeli government essentially destroyed all of Palestine, murdered hundreds and thousands of innocent people, committed countless human rights atrocities and gets funded by the US to do so. Countless israelis also recognize this.

      As per illegal immigration, you native american bro?

    • Joe Abe,

      You show your ignorance. Iran has a rich Jewish population and there are Synagogues in Iran.

      I guess somebody forgot to have a cup of knowledge with their plate of hate this morning.

  4. Actually USA Today mentioned a couple of these things this week. They did not headline them, but they WERE reported. 🙂

  5. It’s a familiar tactic,anyone remember the British government saving black people from being oppressed by cartoons on jam jars whilst murdering hundreds of thousands of beige people and taking control of their natural resources?

  6. When will Annonymus bring the banksters, like Jamie Diamond, to their knees by permanently freezing their assets along with their spouses and heirs.

    PLEASE! put the screws to them like they have done to Americans.

    • Racism is alive and thriving because it is part of the plan, agenda 21?? It’s a bigger distraction tactic AND, divided we fall.

  7. You forgot about the thousands who die daily from properly prescribed pharmaceuticals. Or the “side effects” of chemotherapy.

  8. You know to some of us that “Red, White, and Blue Cloth” you speak of… That’s MY heritage. I was born and raised in the south. Do I fly it around like drunk hillbilly assholes? No but I will continue to honor that flag with pride. It doesn’t stand for slavery. There was northerns who had slaves let’s not forget and also if you know your history, there were WHITE slaves who had it worse. The confederate flag stands for the 13 colonies not slaves!!!!

  9. When you say “media” you may want to specify who you are referring to. NPRs hourly news broadcasts has covered at least seven of these …

  10. I heard about most of that… however the shit that America has put Black people through outweighs it… if this is so important instead of pointing this to people try exposing the media for NOT doing it… Hack some shit… do SOMETHING that people do in the movies…

  11. Great article, but I have an off-topic question. Is Anon directly profiting from any items we purchase on this site? Can we make direct donations or just through purchases? Thanks and keep up the awesome work.

    • We will open a store soon, the only profit here is the revenue from ads, to keep the website going and develop it further.

  12. I’ll try again:

    Your headline says, “the ENTIRE country…”
    Ain’t si, Joe! Maybe SOME…but you’d have to show me some facts to support that the “ENTIRE” country… is true.

    Second thing: You said it was a hivernment “PLOY” … Again, “SJOW ME THE FACTS, DUDE!”

    Obvioudky, your organization doesn’t know the definitionvof “JOURNALIDM”: journalism’s based upon facts! Are youbtrying to perpetulate and bias people by using opinions? Lies? Distortions? C’mon people. Get REAL.

  13. Everybody is focused on the gov. Aspect of things, when everyone still blanks on probably the most important piece from this article. The mass extinction of our planet.

  14. The racist crap going on here has been going on and will continue to go on and on. It’s nothing new, and it’s not a big deal. Other major things are happening that involve this country and the cornucopia of races of people in it, and those other things are far more important than another news story about racism. If you pay attention to that and feed into it (which is what our govt wants), it just causes fighting amongst the peoples of our nation. It does nothing for the betterment of society or for this country or for people in general. It doesn’t bring us closer together to talk about how much people hate that certain people are racist and other people hate how other people are racist against them. It’s pointless!

  15. Earth & its inhabitants are going through a natural cosmic cycle of “disharmony” between the two opposite equal forces masculine physical matter & Feminine spiritual energy. Best we can do is know what’s really going on; its called having a “correct perception of reality”. This will enable you to make better decisions. If your sources of information are government, mass media, religion or education than you are screwed because those systems were designed to create an illusion. So get prepared for transmutation, it’s inevitable! Transmutation is what the ” powers that be” are trying to keep from hsppening so they can maintain control! Good luck world government, that’s like trying to wipe a birds ass while its in flight!

  16. HEY I HOPE YOU GUYS READ THIS COMMENT! LETS COME TOGETHER!,THEY WANT TO KILL US ALL AND QE HAVE TO FIGHT ! I DONT KNOW YOU BUT I LOVE YOU. ARE COUNTRY WILL REMAIN FREE!! BLACK WHITE WHATEVER IF YOU READ THIS UNDERSTAND THE TIME IS. NOW !!!! #MERICA

      • Damn…..ain’t every body as perfect as you. Excuse us for not being a grammer teacher!!!!!! IS BEING POLITE AND NON JUGEMENTAL TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR?????? ASSHOLE

      • DAMN……SORRY AIN’T NO BODY AS PERFECT AS YOU!!!!! SORRY NOT EVERY BODY IS A UNIVERSITY GRAMMER TEACHER LIKE U ARE!! IS BEING POLITE AND NON JUGEMENTAL TOOMUCH TO ASK FOR WHEN WE ALREADY HAVE ALL THIS STUPID NONSENCE GOIN ON IN THE COUNTRY?????? ASSHOLE BE NICE!!!!OR DO U EVEN KNOW HOW???? YOU R PART OF THE PROBLEM!!!!!! ANY WAYS……HAVE A NICE DAY!

      • Is this persons grammer really your biggest concern ATM.. You need to figure out your fucking priority’s and focus on the real issues at hand why read an article like this if all you have to comment on is the grammer of the comments.. Grow the fuck up asshole

      • shwilly, Your grammar is not much better. You used the Lord’s name in vain, you dropped the “F” bomb & the dictionary does not teach you how to use proper grammar. I know, if you tried you could get your point across without talking vulgar or using MY Lord’s name in vain. I do it all the time & yes, I do curse quite a bit. Try it. You just might like it.

        • While I do agree that his grammar, and spelling in multiple places, is atrocious, your distraction from real issues is worse, as is you expectation that everyone abide by you religious expectation that nobody talks poorly about your imaginary friend. Listen, if Jesus was real, and he actually believed he was a descendant of some supreme diety either his mom was crazy and raised him with psychotic episodes she had for core beliefs, or he was a fucking nut job or hardcore psychedelic drug user.

          • Hate to bust your “I don’t believe in Jesus because I’m educated” bubble, but academia has proven and all agree that Jesus the man did really exsist. In fact, many of the “characters from a fictional book” as you would say have been very much proven to have been real, both Christian and Islamic. Now as to the events that early AD humans witnessed and attempted to describe? Eh, who can rightly say. How would a caveman describe a car if he saw one, or a plane? Just some things to consider friend. ^_^

          • do not bring your uneducated opinions on jesus into this, just because you didn’t take it upon yourself to learn the facts about the man we know as jesus doesn’t mean it’s your job to preach ignorance just like the churches you despise so much. learn the facts. for example, “jesus”, his name was not jesus, his name was Yeshua. not only that, there is a mathematical equation to everything around you including sounds, feels, smells, your body and your thoughts, not to mention the things that exist that cannot be detected by our senses, so…. is it so crazy to think someone or something created this mathematical equation known to the human race as the almighty PHI. phi, the math of GOD. fibonacci sequence, the geometric layout phi will trace its path upon. thank you, read a book.

      • I’m pretty sure it should be “is worse than that of a 3rd grade student.” Also, you spliced the final 2 sentences with a comma. It should be, “I hope you read this. Pick up a fucking Bedford.” Because, finally, as someone else pointed out, dictionaries do not teach grammar. Don’t be a dick.

      • It’s not the grammar that’s the issue, it’s what’s going on right in front of your face.It’s cowardly Americans like you that hide behind your pc and run your mouth that’s causing the government to get away with violating the rights of American people everywhere. Shut up and crawl back into whatever hole you crawled it of.

    • so many people ignorance is bliss to them they don’t care that they can get wiped out in the blink of an eye although in a blink of an eye many can altho if they can see through the smoking mirrors and misdirection the institution and the Machine or Satan’s organization however you want to call it has perfected The Magician’s code and has all blinded to their illusion I come in the anonymous we are anonymous we are watching We do not forget we do not forgive

  17. Here’s something you missed an attachment to the TTP. It’s the TAA “Trade Adjustment Assistance”. This bill, strongly backed by the White House and Democrats and Republicans, provides assistance to workers who lose jobs because of free trade deals. Read it over a couple of times “Provides…assistance….to….workers….. who…. lose…. jobs…. because…. of …free…… trade….. deals.”

    • Yes because of this there will be many more jobs leaving our country. Assistance for how long? Until the jobs come back? Wake up and open your eyes! Assistance for a short time in exchange for jobs never coming back in no bargain. Democrats and Republicans… the offense and defense of the same team. The game is screwing “We the People!”

      • I came to the same conclusion about Congress and most of our other government officials quite a few years ago. I love how you put it. “Democrats and Republicans…the offense and defense of the same team. The game is screwing “We the People!” To me voting is no longer about choosing the better candidate, it’s choosing the lesser of two evils!

      • Unemployment insurance is only one aspect available to the ones who lose their jobs. The TPP has stipulations that at least 250,000 people will lose their jobs, and the politicians have decided that they are going to spend millions of dollars for retraining and education to make those unemployed ready for other employment. That cost is not coming from higher taxes, or budget cuts in other areas, but rather dipping into the medicare fund. So our seniors, who already have insufficient health care, will have need more money out of their own pockets to pay for the health care. The TPP has screwed the American people in more ways than one. If this was passed to strengthen our country and economy, which it wasn’t, then they failed miserably.

    • Ralston, really? You think that is going to help? That is what the Government wants! ALL of us on welfare/the system. That way they can start controlling us through food and the little money we’d get. Wow, c’mon man get real. There is NOTHING good coming out of Washington this day and age.

  18. For the record, Iran has synagogues and churches, as does Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey, to give but a few examples. Saudi Arabiais the odd man out.

  19. It terrifies me to think of where this world is going! Anon please tell me how I can help change this because I don’t want my son and the people I care for to suffer

    • You do not need anon to tell you what to do, you must find the answer within yourself to stand up and fight/to step aside and join the sheeple.

  20. All these events are but the fulfillment of the Cosmic Law of Retribution… It has been carefully designed -by our own actions or the lack of them rather, to create the seemingly chaotic -yet needed, conditions for mankind to discover the Reality/Royalty of The True Higher Self.
    FREEDOM SHALL MANIFEST… ETERNALLY SUSTAINED!

  21. Im from nz,the priminister here is trying to secretly bring in the tpp here but people are getting the word out there because it is interferring with our countrys treaty or you can say rewrites our treaty/laws fuck that shit needs to change fuck thatr. Anyways fuck the tpp and all cunts who stand for it.

  22. I am saddened by the language most of you are using. No wonder our children have no respect for adults these days. Grow up people. Your language is for the younger adults, at least until you teach them different. Your children learn from you from the time they are born until the day you die. God help & Bless you.

    • Yeah, you nailed it. That alone, spelling and grammar, breed disrespect. Not something like being accountable for you actions matter, right? Not like parents need to teach these values to their kids, right? smh at the utter lack of long term sight.

  23. Okay I want to say this to everyone including the lady who thinks that swearing is bad and childish. Forgetting what is being said in the content because you do not like the language is childish as much as you say we are. I feel you are throwing a temper tantrum because you have a difference of opinion about swear words. Did you read the rest? I did. And for those who are grammar crazy, I am just as much a person who will correct grammar as it is wrongly spelled. even my own when I spell something wrong, yet i do not sit there and belittle those who are not a good as I am at spelling. Saying this and getting this out of the way, which needed not have to be said, I am worried about all the stuff going on here as well. Some may have their own issues and if we ask for help it could be that we need a fast way to help, to help others despite our personal issues. my personal issue does get in the way of seeing what is going on. It is a health issue and I would ask for help from ANON for that reason. will i get blasted if i aske for help? Now ANON people can you tell me an easy way to get involved that will not sap my energy as I have several health issues I need to take care of and I would still like to try to help. I have friends who would appreciate the same help for we all do not want this trade thing to go through. I think Obama for all the good he may have done will undo that in this attempt to be greedy is what I think. Am I wrong? America is about the worst country as far as I have seen. We who need some help for whatever reason get treated horribly and this treaty is as far as i read going to make more of us as we are sitting here. The ones who treat the poor horribly will be right where we are. I do no want that why? Because we already get treated like crap and fuck those who think we should not. I earned my keep and I did not ask to be sick. How will the TTP affect us really. ANON I am asking for one thing. Not just the stories you show us but a story that shows the whole scenario now. Why? If we gotta stop it it has to be now and we all need to see what it will do in the harsh truth. Some people cannot follow the political points because we all do not get politics at this point. As you know it what happened with the story about the flag covering up the rest of the stories. We need more people friendly versions I have not seen. At least maybe instead of bashing people start getting the sources so we can see everything out there that is as factual as can be. How about it people.

  24. Fuck!, you people can argue allot about shit just like teenagers ..
    You all becoming a problem now , stop fighting about shit if you wana fight , fight the fucking governments not each other .so I have a friendly challenge for you well its Gonna be very hard I think you might break a sweat ? So South African government is creating n big problem we need them to ” understand ” that they are not in control.. For 24 hrs take down South Africa’s power grid ,defense grid , and all radio signals and hack e news and give a nice speech @ 19:00 on Friday 3 July 2015 to make them understand we are watching you and to stop there criminal activities or be ready for war…
    P.s there are reasons for all of this…
    Please this is n friendly challenge to see if we can do it! To all the best hackers out there…
    Please enjoy every min you do this…(if you can!) BIG IF!;-)

  25. American Logic:
    1. Read article on serious issues that deserve attention from citizens.
    2. Argue with someone in the comments section about their grammar, opinion, or way something was worded.
    3. Forgets how the argument started.. Brings up another unrelated topic to argue over.
    4. All but forgotten the events discussed in original agreement. Must force opinion about unrelated subject on others using weak information and insults. (This is sure to work.)
    5. ‘Merica

    • Thank you Felicia you took the words right out of my mouth. People plz Im begging you! You just read an article on a lot of important issues lets try to focus on how to fix them. this is the place to do that. If your more interested in arguing over none related topics then your part of the problem.

      If your Not part of the solution, you’re one of its hurdles.
      –Me

  26. Did anybody else see an ad to donate to the chris christie campaign in the middle of this article? It said “paid for by Chris christie”. I dont think chris would advertise on the anonymous website. Makes me wonder if this website is legit…

    • El joey, I went back and read through this whole article. Surprisingly. I found no reference to the “chris christie campaign” that you noted.

  27. These are all very important stories to be aware of while most are being distracted by what amounts to be a diversionary issue.

    That being said, I do see many people attacking each other over various reasons. We have all read this piece for a reason and that is to be more well informed which now each of us are having read it.

    Attacking someone for pointing out another’s improper grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling is not very productive. I think we should all help each other to correct our shortcomings. Speaking for me only, when I read something that is riddled with grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization errors I am less apt to read what that person has written. To me it takes away from the person’s credibility in my mind and I’m less apt to overlook it and pay attention to the message. Perhaps there are others that feel the way that I do. So, correcting those simple mistakes could possibly give that person a larger audience to read what otherwise would have been a fantastic message or point that might even get shared by others.

    Secondly, it’s been my experience that it you have to belittle, minimize or attack, or make light of someone’s views, beliefs or character there is a good chance that yours do not stand up on their own merit.

  28. In other news Rand Paul has posted he now supports term limits on Congress.This is the ideal time to get this subject in the public eye.We need term limits if we ever hope to gain any control over Washington.The lifer Senators and Congressmen don’t listen to anybody anymore and its time to clean house.How bout it guys,is this newsworthy?

  29. Hmm…ads and selling merchandise? Sounds like a money making scheme to me. What have you guys actually done? Nothing but gain money due to notoriety. Wake up people! The only one who can save you is YOU. No superman here.

  30. You guys want to rebel and unify in a fight against oppression and a corrupt government, but look how fast we jump all over each other.

  31. 2, 7 and 9 were all widely reported in the UK so you can see how much of a problem it is in the US only (although the UK did skip reporting on some things to cover the Royal christening over the weekend).

  32. The goal of mass media is always to present political events in such a way as to provoke dialogue, because it is much easier to trick people who are argumentative. The American public sadly wastes the right to free speech much like it is wasted here. We waive our right to change our circumstances when we use that free speech against each other. The poison of free speech and individualism is that every one believes what they have to say is actually important. Use your right to free speech against those who are taking your rights, not your comrades.

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