Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The silence of the - "media" - sheep 

10 moments of silence:
"And here, in silence, are seven more."
That is how Jim Lehrer has ended many of his News Hour broadcasts during the last two years. The reference is to American military men and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan; their names, faces, ranks, hometowns, and service branches are presented, one by one. There is no background music or commentary. Only the mournful numbers vary.

As the war enters its third year and casualties continue, the question will not go away: What will it take to end the silence, to rouse the public from its torpor?

Disclosures about systematic torture of Iraqi prisoners by American military and CIA interrogators at Abu Ghraib prison, along with physical and psychological abuses of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba?


Silence continues... via Common Dreams.org: Nation in a Persistent Torpid State, by David Rossie

Meanwhile, from the C-NoNews network: Look, over there, Michael Jackson fondling a grifter!


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