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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 04:41 PM

Lara Logan Married To Bush Propagandist

http://crooksandliars.com/diane-sweet/lara-logans-spouse-paid-propagandist

Gawker:

Many people know that in 2008 Logan married Joseph W. Burkett, a defense contractor she met while stationed in Baghdad to cover the Iraq War for CBS News. Logan and Burkett were both married to other people when they became involved, and the story of their war-zone love affair—complete with reports of a brawl between Burkett and CNN's Michael Ware, another rival for Logan's affections—lit up the tabloids at the time.

"What most people don’t know, however, is the nature of Burkett’s work in Iraq. He was an employee of the Lincoln Group, a now-shuttered “strategic communications and public relations firm” hired by the Department of Defense in 2005 to plant positive stories written by American soldiers in Baghdad newspapers during the Iraq War.

“He did information operations,” one former colleague of Burkett's told Gawker. “It was really spooky stuff. We worked with one of those special spooky IO outfits that didn’t even have a unit patch.” It's the kind of work for which a close relationship with an American network correspondent might come in handy.

And it paid handsomely. Under an “indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract,” the Pentagon promised the Lincoln Group up to $100,000,000 to assist the military’s Joint Psychological Operations with controlling local media coverage of the American occupation. The Lincoln Group later became the target of congressional and Defense Department investigators over its handling of U.S. cash and its propaganda tactics."

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lame54 Nov 2013 OP
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billhicks76 Nov 2013 #84
Dawson Leery Nov 2013 #2
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Cleita Nov 2013 #3
nashville_brook Nov 2013 #39
Cleita Nov 2013 #44
2banon Nov 2013 #79
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2naSalit Nov 2013 #7
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2naSalit Nov 2013 #47
calimary Nov 2013 #66
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SoCalDem Nov 2013 #83
FiveGoodMen Nov 2013 #27
Iggo Nov 2013 #6
arthritisR_US Nov 2013 #9
NBachers Nov 2013 #46
MinM Nov 2013 #55
Botany Nov 2013 #60
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Octafish Nov 2013 #8
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tina tron Nov 2013 #43
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Berlum Nov 2013 #53
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2013 #12
zeemike Nov 2013 #20
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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 04:50 PM

1. Very interesting.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 01:17 AM

45. Disgusting

 

A hundred million dollar contract to control public opinion??? Lara Logan needs to be FIRED!!! What a disgrace. Please no more reporters married to neocons.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #45)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 12:24 PM

64. Exactly! And they all seem to be!

It's almost as though repugs are looking for a way to worm themselves into the media and pollute it every chance they get. Nah... must be my imagination ...

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Response to tavernier (Reply #64)

Thu Nov 14, 2013, 12:21 AM

80. Nepotism

 

Amanpour is married to Jamie Rubin, Dan Señor is married to Campbell Brown, Alan Greenspan is married to Andrea Mitchell etc etc Notice how they hide it by not sharing same last names.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #80)

Thu Nov 14, 2013, 12:22 AM

81. Hoodwinked

 

One step removed from cronyism or vice versa

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #80)

Thu Nov 14, 2013, 08:09 AM

82. Adding:

Erin Burnett to David Rubulotto, Citibank exec. and big Christie backer, Nora O'Donnell to Geoff Tracy, popular chef and outspoken repug.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #82)

Thu Nov 14, 2013, 09:37 AM

84. Wow. Didn't know that one

 

Erin Burnett is a corporate mouthpiece who offends me with her creepy grin cheer leading anything the .01% wants.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:01 PM

5. Yup.

She appears to be a member of the shill corporation and has no place in what is alleged to be news.

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 04:52 PM

3. This gossip was out there, not in the MSM of course, but

it was out there in bios and blogs for those who bothered to look. She was obviously a RW hack from the beginning. One of the things I always do when a writer or journalist comes to prominence is to look up their bios and who they have worked for to get an idea of their bias and if they are credible or just propagandists for a side. It makes it easier to identify the astroturf and easier to identify the real journalists who search for and report facts.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:22 PM

39. plus, the world of elite journos is small - they knew *who* she is and who she's married to

that's prolly why she got the job in the first place. makes you wonder if her work isn't subsidized by the MIC.

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Response to nashville_brook (Reply #39)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:36 PM

44. I don't think you need to wonder.

All that we hear and see in the media that is easy to get is backed by the MIC and Wall Street. The truth is much harder to access and usually is pushed into out of the way sources like this one.

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Response to nashville_brook (Reply #39)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 05:55 PM

79. exactly +1 ^^^

 

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 04:56 PM

4. I've never thought of the Repubs as having much imagination

when it comes to new ideas, so when I heard about the CBS Benghazi show being exposed as a fraud due to misinformation, the first face that popped up as the Wizard Behind the Curtain was, guess who?

Hint: The person hates Obama because he's smarter; close to the media and experienced about manipulating them; not doin' nothin' these days except poking that nose where it doesn't belong; has tons of money from a former job and lies like a rug. Oh, and usually lets others take the fall.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:05 PM

7. A thought...

They seem to think that women are mindless and that the he-men will automatically believe a pretty face when it is lying through its teeth as in this case and all the "Roger's Angels" on Fux. Boobs, blonde and greedy and/or foolish enough to do the bidding of the uber-riche seems to be all it take to get the fame and fortune those gals seek. All the other women are to be seen and not heard.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:13 PM

10. That crossed my mind, as well...

and with that other post about who she married and what he did during the Iraq War, this seems to follow that same scheme.

How far down in the gutter would the Republicans be by now if they hadn't perfected propaganda? Just think of that.

In fact, just think of how it was before FOX, Rove, Bush/Cheney and the Koch bros, et al. I wonder how long it will be before these young blondes break the silence and admit how they were made to fiddle with the news and follow the talking points handed out each day. They surely realize they are ruining their reputations.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 02:48 AM

47. I don't think those

greedy blondes give a rat's ass about anyone or anything outside their own interests. It would appear that they are frustrated that they didn't win some beauty pageant or whatever and this is their way of justification... as in - I'm making a pile of cash and everyone sees me dressed to the nines every day on TeeVee and that make me happy now. And I bet they are happy in their little bubbles where they think they actually matter in the grand scheme of things... NOT. Boy is old age gonna be hard on them.

I don't think reputation is a term in their vocabularies anymore, it's all about feeding that narcissism beast that consumes them and getting paid for it. And the feeling that they are holier than everyone else. I see it as something akin to a heroine addiction.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #47)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 12:31 PM

66. More like "undressed to the nines" if you consider the tight dresses

sleeveless, of course, to show off lots of bar arms and shoulders (skin nicely oiled and shiny of course), and those dresses all have pretty high hemlines so when you seat the pretty half-dressed blonde "anchor" at a desk you see this long line of shiny, oiled, tanned, toned legs with high stiletto heels at the far end of them. Well, what kind of message would YOU think that's sending?

And note, they're never behind desks. Unless the desks have an empty plexiglass top that you can see through, and no front so there's nothing even to have to see through, or the pretty half-dressed blonde is sitting at the side of the desk or on a sofa with a very low coffee table in front of it, that hides and blocks the view of absolutely nothing.

I mean, why don't they just put their on-camera females in bikinis - or less? (Except for greta van susteren of course.) For heaven's sake, they already recruited a former Miss America for the ranks. They're already well on track.



"...but she photographs well."

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 12:30 PM

65. Agree! Would such a "pretty face" lie to us.. damn right she would!

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #65)

Thu Nov 14, 2013, 08:17 AM

83. If not for her accent..she'd be "Fox-worthy"

blonde? .......................................................check
thin? ..........................................................check
looks good in tight red dress?....check
sexy?.............................................................check

All "American" values?...................................Zoink!!! that accent will never do

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:18 PM

27. Well, your hint narrows it down to a republican...

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:02 PM

6. Liar Logan.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:11 PM

9. +1! nt

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Response to Iggo (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 01:40 AM

46. Laura Psy-ops Logan

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Response to NBachers (Reply #46)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 09:07 AM

55. Lincoln Group


Everyone wants to know: Why did CBS correspondent Lara Logan trust Dylan Davies, the now-discredited security contractor, and the story he told 60 Minutes about the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya? It’s truly mystifying—unless, that is, you know about her last significant lapse in professional judgement involving a security contractor.

Many people know that in 2008 Logan married Joseph W. Burkett, a defense contractor she met while stationed in Baghdad to cover the Iraq War for CBS News. Logan and Burkett were both married to other people when they became involved, and the story of their war-zone love affair—complete with reports of a brawl between Burkett and CNN’s Michael Ware, another rival for Logan’s affections—lit up the tabloids at the time.

What most people don’t know, however, is the nature of Burkett’s work in Iraq. He was an employee of [font color=darkred]the Lincoln Group[/font], a [font color=blue]now-shuttered “strategic communications and public relations firm” hired by the Department of Defense in 2005 to plant positive stories written by American soldiers in Baghdad newspapers during the Iraq War.

“He did information operations,” one former colleague of Burkett's told Gawker. “It was really spooky stuff. We worked with one of those special spooky IO outfits that didn’t even have a unit patch.”[/font]
It’s the kind of work for which a close relationship with an American network correspondent might come in handy...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101678430

I highlighted the area from the story I posted yesterday in Good Reads.

It's interesting that wikipedia makes no mention of the Lincoln Group being "Shuttered" ..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Group

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Response to MinM (Reply #55)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 10:05 AM

60. The Lincoln group was and is very interesting

Last edited Wed Nov 13, 2013, 11:14 AM - Edit history (1)

They were right next door to American Enterprise Institute which was home
to PNAC and in a very pricey neighborhood in D.C. too. The Lincoln group got large
sums of money from the pentagon and big chunks of that money got "washed"
and then wound up back in America supporting republican candidates and right
wing causes along with "buying news" in Iraqi media.

Christian Bailey who was one of the top persons @ the Lincoln Group is more
than a little sleazy ..... The scams that the right wing ran in the bush & Cheney
years were massive ..... basically they backed a truck up to the Federal Reserve
and stole truck loads of money as a bought off and scared press said nothing.

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Response to Botany (Reply #60)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 10:36 AM

62. Verrrry interesting, indeed....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Group

There is so much dirt hidden in this that I am surprised it hasn't been even more thoroughly explored. For starters, I would love to know the identities of the "cadre of investors" in the original Lincoln Group...

"...According to the group's website, "Lincoln Alliance Corporation, with the assistance of a cadre of investors, formed Lincoln Group to pursue private sector opportunities in Iraq. Lincoln Group brings a unique combination of expertise in collecting and exploiting information; structuring transactions; and mitigating risks through due diligence and legal strategies."[2]...
A June 11, 2005, Washington Post article reported the Pentagon had awarded three contracts, potentially worth up to $300 million over five years, to three companies it hopes will inject more creativity into its psychological operations efforts to improve foreign public opinion about the United States, particularly the military. Lincoln Group won one of the three contracts, Science Applications International Corporation and SYColeman, Inc., a subsidiary of L-3 Communications, the other two. All three companies declined to comment for the article.[5][6]

As the Richmond, Virginia Times-Dispatch wrote, "The use of contractors in psyops is a new wrinkle. But psychological warfare expert Herb Friedman said he is not surprised. ... With only one active-duty and two reserve psyops units remaining, Friedman said, 'The bottom line is, they don't have the manpower.'"[6]

In November 2005, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Lincoln Group was helping the Pentagon covertly place pro-United States stories in Iraqi news outlets. "Dozens" of pieces written by U.S. military "information operations" troops were placed during 2005, according to the LA Times. "The operation is designed to mask any connection with the U.S. military", the LA Times reported. The Lincoln Group "helps translate and place the stories. The Lincoln Group's Iraqi staff, or its subcontractors, sometimes pose as freelance reporters or advertising executives when they deliver the stories to Baghdad media outlets."[8]

The Los Angeles Times piece continued, "Military officials familiar with the effort in Iraq said much of it was being directed by the 'Information Operations Task Force' in Baghdad, part of the multinational corps headquarters commanded by Army Lt. Gen. John R. Vines.... As part of a psychological operations campaign that has intensified over the last year, the task force also had purchased an Iraqi newspaper and taken control of a radio station, and was using them to channel pro-American messages to the Iraqi public. Neither is identified as a military mouthpiece".[8]

"Pentagon documents indicate the Lincoln Group ... received a $100 million contract to help produce favorable articles, translate the articles into Arabic, get them placed in Iraqi newspapers and not reveal the Pentagon's role", according to. MSNBC's December 1, 2005, Hardball with Chris Matthews.[10] Additionally, the Chicago Tribune reported that "Lincolns' PR workers in Iraq included three Republican operatives who helped run the Bush campaign in Illinois and had no apparent experience in Iraq."

Methinks we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg over at CBS, and they sure don't want anyone taking a close look at this.




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Response to MinM (Reply #55)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 01:55 PM

70. This could help explain the Mary Matalin connection

There's a lengthy New York Times story from 2005 (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/politics/11propaganda.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0) about the Bush White House propaganda operations that covers the Lincoln Group at length. It mentions Matalin in passing just a couple of times, but in fact she was closely involved with those operations, as was her long-time friend, Victoria Clarke, who was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (which is to say, propaganda) at the time of the Iraq invasion. In fact, as early as October 2001, Matalin, Clarke, Karen Hughes, and Charlotte Beers had together set up a Coalition Information Center in connection with the Afghan War.

So to some extent, this looks like a revival of Bush-era shenanigans. If there's any sort of conspiracy behind the CBS story, it points to those people and not the teabaggers.

There's also this, from December 2005, which has Matalin running cover for the Lincoln Group:

http://www.mit.edu/people/fuller/peace/price_of_propaganda.htm

Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Pentagon was using U.S. troops to write positive articles about Iraq (for instance, heralding the opening of a school), hiring Washington-based contractors to translate the articles into Arabic, then secretly planting them in the Iraqi press with bribes. As long as the stories are accurate, says Mary Matalin, the former aide to Vice President Cheney who often speaks for the Bush administration, they are "absolutely appropriate" in the war of images.

This outsourcing of covert propaganda (everything is outsourced these days) tells us a lot about the two biggest stories around—the venality of Republican Washington and the colossal failure in Iraq—and how they're connected by a shadowy world of global public relations. We got into the war with the help of something called the Rendon Group, a secretive firm that won a huge government contract to "create the conditions for the removal of [Saddam] Hussein from power." (According to an article by James Bamford in last week's Rolling Stone, Rendon invented the "Iraqi National Congress" and put Judith Miller and other reporters in touch with their bum sources on WMD.) Now the PR pork scandal is moving to a different level. This year, the Pentagon granted three contractors $300 million over five years to offer "creative ideas" for psychological operations aimed at what the PR experts call "international perception management." That $300 million will buy a lot of Arabic press releases, but it's unavailable for, say, body armor.

The contractor implicated in the planted Iraqi press story is the Lincoln Group, formerly Iraqex, which boasts to prospective clients that it provides services ranging from "political campaign intelligence" (dirt on your opponents in American elections) to "commercial real estate in Iraq" (so you can buy the choicest properties and tick off the Iraqis even more). It's run by one Christian Bailey, a 30-year-old Oxford-educated fop who helped run the 2004 Republican National Convention, and once cohosted parties in New York limited to those who had graduated from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard or Yale (Princeton was apparently beneath them). I tried to learn whether Bailey's British accent reflected British citizenship or more "perception management," but no one from the Lincoln Group would call me back. Other reporters were told that everything about the firm's operations was "classified." Bailey has put a bunch of Bush campaign hacks on the gravy train, finagled security clearances, then assigned them to corrupt the Iraqi media. Democracy in action!

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Response to Iggo (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 04:22 AM

50. K&R

 

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:08 PM

8. CRAPAGANDA from The Lincoln Group

Money Trumps Peace.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:13 PM

11. Money trumps everything

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Response to pscot (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:19 PM

13. It really must.

The very words of George W Bush on Feb. 14, 2007, uttered at a press conference in which not a single of the callow, cowed press corpse saw fit to ask a follow-up.



I remember Cindy Sheehan tried to bring it to our nation's attention.

Bush jokes about search for WMD, but it's no laughing matter for critics



Bush laughed and laughed. That got to us. Thanks for remembering, pscot.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:32 PM

43. Bush thought he was being really profound

 

with the "money trumps peace" bit like he was exposing a universal truth, something that we all already knew, like he was revealing something from the perspective of the common person. Half way through he second guessed himself knowing that nobody was on his side and that it would be a "let them eat cake" moment.

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Response to tina tron (Reply #43)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 04:03 PM

77. welcome to DU!

He was so transparent, and thought he was so clever.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 08:35 AM

53. This "lincoln group" that Logan married into is a right-wing propaganda catapult

How could CBS have let Logan -- married into this bullshit right-wing propaganda machine -- on to their staff?

The "lincoln group" just reeks of $100 MILLION right-wing lies & spin. Wow. Stunning.

CBS is now IN BED with the right-wing propaganda & money machine.

SOURCE WATCH: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Lincoln_Group

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Group#Background

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:15 PM

12. A hundred million dollars? Fuck these people

 

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:53 PM

20. Plus all they could steal.

Remember there was 13 billion in cash sent to Iraq that disappeared and no one knows where it went...you can bet these people got some of it.

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:21 PM

14. There you have it. Her brain has been eaten by right-wing ZombieBaggers (R)

She has chosen republican "beliefs" over both truth and America. Any so-called "journalist" wallowing in right-wing disinformation is a LOST SOUL and can no longer be trusted. As we have seen. Once again.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:25 PM

15. "Smirk." - Mary Matalin (R - Mistress of Disinformation)

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Response to Berlum (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:26 PM

16. "Sneer." - ZombiNewt (R - StratEVIList)

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Response to Berlum (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:33 PM

17. Zombie Newt will surely give me nightmares when I go to bed tonight.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:43 PM

18. So sorry. But we all have to protect OUR BRAINS in these times, and it's better to KNOW

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Response to Berlum (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:05 PM

25. She benefits from the family business of RW propaganda.

In zombie terms, it's a no brainer.

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:49 PM

19. Ick. Yuck. The bride and groom. n/t

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:56 PM

21. MegaMillions $ for "Joint Psychological Operations" WTF?

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:02 PM

23. It's all coming out.....

 

...in the wash.



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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:03 PM

24. Fire her for the incompetent reporter she is, fire her boss and producer of the segment, call....

for Congressional hearings on whether the media giants are operating on the public's airwaves in a responsible manner and challenge CBS affiliates when their FCC licenses come up for renewal.

We are the only ones who can make the corporation accountable.

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:07 PM

26. The CBS of my youth no longer exists...

through corporate take overs and management changes, it is now a shell, hollow and untrustworthy. The intertwining of business with the delivery of news has been a catastrophy....Cronkite and Severeid must be spinning in their graves. I can no longer bear to watch it in any of its forms, morning, evening, or 60 Minutes. The ghosts of Ed Bradley, Don Hewitt, Ed Murrow, and all the greats who made CBS the go-to outlet for so long, have to be crying. CNN is even worse. And the common thread between all this? The acquisition of major personnel from FOX News. Fox News is destroying this country.

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Response to dawnie51 (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:25 PM

30. welcome...and you are so right.

I don't watch any of it either. I only know about this latest travesty because of DU. It's just too revolting to watch teevee.

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Response to dawnie51 (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 03:58 AM

49. She sure crapped on the brand.

"60 Minutes" was a sterling operation, its integrity as a serious and ground-breaking news program up in the stratosphere, along with its ratings, its credibility and reputation above reproach and beyond question - 24k solid gold. The leading prime time program in the Nielsens for years running! It was produced by the News Division, from whence came the leading evening anchorman Walter Cronkite, widely acknowledged as "The Most Trusted Man in America."

"60 Minutes" was the crown jewel of CBS primetime programming AND its distinguished news division before our little Goldilocks was even born! It premiered in September 1968. lara logan was born March 29, 1971 (age 42), Durban, South Africa. Sheesh. Gidget-Covers-the-War. And she trashed a brand that was quite literally the gold standard of news programs for the better part of 45 years.

...but she photographs well.

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Response to dawnie51 (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 09:50 AM

58. Severeid he was one of the good ones

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:23 PM

28. The plot thickens...knr

 

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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:28 PM

31. There must be a couple reasons why they are not firing her.

But I can't for the life of me figure it out.

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:53 PM

34. So was it about her that the phrase

"brain in her bra" came about? If not she seems to be proving it. How does a former swim suit model become a "foreign correspondent" and then a contributor to Sixty Minutes. I think the blame goes a lot higher than her. They should all be fired.


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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:12 PM

36. Yes..As an Australian, I echo your sentiments tit-for-tot.

 

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 07:48 AM

52. I'm sure there are plenty more just like that

but with better journalism integrity.

I do think it was good that she came clean and apologized in the end though.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #52)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 01:02 PM

68. not much of an apology...

2 weeks late and in the last 90 seconds of the show

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:39 PM

33. what a shit head get out of journalism!!!

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:18 PM

37. That is why she's there at CBS and won't be fired. The MIC owns CBS.

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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:18 PM

38. Hooboy. KNR.

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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:24 PM

40. Imagine that.............nt

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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:25 PM

41. That is sickening and infuriating. nt

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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:27 PM

42. K & R !!!

 


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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 02:49 AM

48. When Mike Malloy worked at CNN..

.....he said the cafeteria for the news room was full of spooks.

That's what this reminds me of.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #48)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 09:13 AM

56. Thank you for that insightful post.

I didn't know that Malloy ever worked for CNN.
No wonder they shitcanned him and tried to run him off of the radio, he was a witness to their shenanigans!!

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 04:23 AM

51. She has always sounded like a spokesperson for the MIC.

 

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 08:37 AM

54. Well that explains a few things. nt

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Response to TBF (Reply #54)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 10:24 AM

61. It sure explains how she happened to be the only journalist from an American network

who happened to be in Baghdad when the U.S. military invaded the city. Coincidence?

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 09:39 AM

57. The ubiquitous common denominators

Money & Propaganda

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 09:56 AM

59. Don't Blame Her Entirely

First of all, I don't believe that any of these "journalists" really do their own investigating and research. Some executive decides what should be investigated, what position CBS should take, and then assigns a staff to do the research. Then they pick a pretty face to deliver the message.
The pretty face has to agree, of course.
Blame CBS.
I've noticed that "Face the Nation" also comes from a very right wing perspective. How many times have they had McCain as a guest? Bob Schiffer's comments about the Administration are generally negative. Do I think that he's out there doing his own investigating and reporting? No.

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 10:50 AM

63. She is a pro-war NEOCON..

 

and if she gets fired, she will go to fox "news".

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 12:32 PM

67. The media is becoming the enemy of the people..

Owned and operated by and for the 1%.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #67)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 01:27 PM

69. ^^ this ^^ nt

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #67)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 02:52 PM

73. Yup.

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 02:20 PM

71. It was all Obama's doing...

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 02:40 PM

72. K & R

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Wed Nov 13, 2013, 03:20 PM

74. Logan is a professional liar, a propagandist prostitute. May she come face 2 face w/her ugly soul!

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 03:44 PM

75. Holy Cow

You just can't make this stuff up.. It really explains a LOT..I heard yesterday they investigated it for a year before they did that hit piece.. a year.. and still got it so bass ackwards wrong..

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 03:48 PM

76. How much of her history has she lied about?

Clearly, Logan is trying to get ahead by appeasing the right wing tea kooks.
What other stories has she covered using lies?

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Response to lame54 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 04:07 PM

78. Lots of good info in this thread -- thanks, pals!


The sulphurous smell of Cheney is all 'round this kind of DoD spookery.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #78)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 01:03 PM

85. Bingo!

The person that crossed my mind in Post #4.

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