Friday, May 04, 2007

What They Don't Tell You

Some astute individual once coined the phrase that it is what they don’t tell you that gets you. This can be applied to our ever vigilant news media with a vengeance.

Tom Engelhardt provides us with some examples over at Tomdispatch and some very good pieces by Michael T. Klare and Renato Redentor Constantino who has an interesting opening:

Hallowed Homeland, great Fatherland,
Bless the star-spangled armada massing today in the Persian Gulf.
Bless the gallant, nuclear-powered cavalry.
They have come once more near the place of the malefactors called Iranians to punish purveyors of fell deeds.

Glorious, indispensable nation,
Bless your cruisers, destroyers, and submarines.
Part the sea for the steel raiment of the USS Nimitz, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier battle groups.
Purify your soldiers so they may do the bidding of the red, white and Bush.
Bring them to temptation but lead them away from the epiphany of remembrance.
The men do not care to remember,
And the women would rather forget,
And the innocent bombs, they know not what they do.

Read the whole thing here.