Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Project Censored

Censorship is such a loaded word that most Americans either deny it happens or are uncomfortable discussing how it might happen in a media market as controlled as ours and what impact it might have on our culture, our society.

Project Censored is a website dedicated to promoting the news stories that the mainstream media has chosen to bury. They do choose to bury stories. There are important movements in our society right now being completely ignored by the mainstream media.

For instance, the impeachment of the current president and vice-president of knowingly defrauding the American government is an important news story. Daily consumers of mainstream media would be hard-pressed to know that there is a strong movement afoot to accelerate impeachment hearings.

If it ain't on Fox News, or it's kissing cousin CNN, then it can't be newsworthy. Right? Right.

Walter Cronkite, who as a television personality does not really deserve the incredible esteem his memory enjoys, but is a paragon of integrity when compared to the current batch of "talent" airing news, said "Project Censored is one of the organizations that we should listen to, to be assured that our newspapers and our broadcasting outlets are practicing thorough and ethical journalism."

The list of the issues being followed by projectcensored.com includes:

Green Fuel’s Dirty Secret
Korean Farmers Fight US Base and FTA
Border For Sale
Lockheed’s High Altitude Spy Ships
No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11
IMF Criticizes US Health Care
New Jersey OKs 200 Contaminated School Sites
People of Nigeria vs. Big Oil
World Wide Water Crisis
Military Waste In Our Drinking Water
UN Ignores 500,000 Chernobyl Deaths
FCC Suppresses Locality Studies

And their Top 25 censored news stories of 2007 include:

#1 Future of Internet Debate Ignored by Media
#2 Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran
#3 Oceans of the World in Extreme Danger
#4 Hunger and Homelessness Increasing in the US
#5 High-Tech Genocide in Congo
#6 Federal Whistleblower Protection in Jeopardy
#7 US Operatives Torture Detainees to Death in Afghanistan and Iraq
#8 Pentagon Exempt from Freedom of Information Act
#9 The World Bank Funds Israel-Palestine Wall
#10 Expanded Air War in Iraq Kills More Civilians
#11 Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed
#12 Pentagon Plans to Build New Landmines
#13 New Evidence Establishes Dangers of Roundup
#14 Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US
#15 Chemical Industry is EPA’s Primary Research Partner
#16 Ecuador and Mexico Defy US on International Criminal Court
#17 Iraq Invasion Promotes OPEC Agenda
#18 Physicist Challenges Official 9-11 Story
#19 Destruction of Rainforests Worst Ever
#20 Bottled Water: A Global Environmental Problem
#21 Gold Mining Threatens Ancient Andean Glaciers
#22 $Billions in Homeland Security Spending Undisclosed
#23 US Oil Targets Kyoto in Europe
#24 Cheney’s Halliburton Stock Rose Over 3000 Percent Last Year
#25 US Military in Paraguay Threatens Region

These aren't conspiracy theories or Op Eds. These are stories of actual events taking place in our world.

Read the About Us page of projectcensored.com

The mainstream media blocks many important stories. Read and support Project Censored. Get some real information along with details of car crashes, blow jobs and electoral shenanigans broadcast by Walter Cronkite's former employers.

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