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This explains a lot: "Americans Read Headlines. And Not Much Else." Washington Post link.


"Fewer Americans invest additional time into following the news more in-depth. The survey asked people about going in-depth for news two different ways. It asked whether people generally tried to get news in-depth on any subject in the last week. It also asked, when they recalled a breaking news story they followed in the last week, whether they had tried to find out more about it after initially learning of it.

Overall, 41 percent of Americans report that they watched, read, or heard any in-depth news stories, beyond the headlines, in the last week. Slightly more people, 49 percent, report that they invested additional time to delve deeper and follow up on the last breaking news story they followed."


"So, roughly six in 10 people acknowledge that they have done nothing more than read news headlines in the past week. And, in truth, that number is almost certainly higher than that, since plenty of people won't want to admit to just being headline-gazers but, in fact, are. Here's that breakdown in chart form:..."


American public opinion is in the possession of the best headline writers....not a good thing for informed argument.

"Is America Harboring War Criminals, Cheney and Bush?" is one I would like to see out there.

Congressional authorization required for Obama to rescue an American POW, but none for bombing?

WTF is wrong with that picture? The outrage over Obama not playing nice with Congress before rescuing Bergdahl, versus sweet sounds of soothing approval for bombing and killing in another country? No permission necessary, bombs away.

Same picture where the military budget passes like a bowel movement after an overdose of Ex-Lax, but raising the minimum wage or extending EI or health school lunches or gun background checks gets chronically constipated, I guess.

IRS emails "lost" is more GOP media attack dogs sniffing their own arses.

"The missing emails have shined a spotlight on deficiencies in IRS backup procedures. The IRS does a daily backup of its email servers, effectively providing a snapshot of content in email inboxes. Prior to May 2013, however, these backups were stored on tape for six months, with the tapes then being recycled. In May of last year, the IRS changed its policy and began storing, rather than recycling, its tapes.

Experts are also focusing their attention on Lernerís actual hard drive, with Webster noting that in a typical hard drive failure, much of the data can be recovered via computer forensic tools such as EnCase or FTK."

ďI suspect the emails could still be recovered if the hard drives they once resided on were immediately sequestered and forensics tools applied,Ē added Richard Stiennon, of industry analyst firm IT-Harvest, in an email to FoxNews.com.

In its letter the IRS said that more than 250 of its employees have spent over 120,000 hours working on compliance following the investigations that stemmed from last May's report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

The agency also acknowledged its challenges finding specific data, noting that its IT systems are designed more for tax administration and preserving confidential taxpayer information.

"They are not really organized to produce this stuff," Roger Kay, president of tech research and consulting firm Endpoint Technologies Associates, told FoxNews.com. "The idea that this happened doesn't surprise me."

This week, the House committee probing the IRS targeting scandal subpoenaed Commissioner John Koskinen to testify about the agencyís claims it cannot locate Lerner's email trove."



You read that right, emails were not lost, they were routinely deleted at the time after 6 months, because that was how it was done then.

And not to mention the hard drive crash is unrelated, it is that the drive crashed once and the data is unrecoverable. That is why Issa wants the hard drive, to try to pry it open himself, I guess, and to fan the easily lit flames of con outrage.

Notice how Fox sends up a sensationalist title misrepresenting one expert and then reveals the truth, but not to the IT expert they consulted.

I LOVE soccer.

Football, the beautiful game, the religion of entire countries where it is more powerful than real religion, loved throughout the world, in 212 nations of FIFA , though not in the violence loving sporting nations of Canada and America. The disconnect with the rest of the world makes these nations sporting outcasts.

But then again soccer/ football is a communist plot attempting to enslave the world in a UN led cabal of world tyranny.

In reply to now modified title post:

Original version with no edits.

Title: I hate soccer

"World Cup is stupid, boring sport, fans are maniacs."

We are all Dixie Chicks now...and we are still not ready to make nice.

As the American media war machine again gets into gear to cheerlead America into another poorly
argued and little understood bloody conflict half a planet away, against guys transported via pickup trucks with infinitely less resources than required to threaten Baghdad let alone America, I salute the dissenters present and past who will not follow the pied pipers of violence to march the world's only self appointed police force into another bankrupting adventure.

Iím not ready to make nice
Iím not ready to back down
Iím still mad as hell and
I donít have time to go round and round and round
Itís too late to make it right
I probably wouldnít if I could
ĎCause Iím mad as hell
Canít bring myself to do what it is you think I should


Liberal Media Consults Bush Era Iraq Warmongers......for advise on Iraq?

Sunday News Show Turn To Discredited Iraq War Architects For Iraq Analysis


Best comment from their comments section:

Mozo1 ē 3 hours ago
How f-ing rich. There's your liberal media. Kristol and worse ó Wolfowitz with Gregory asking the man who led troops to their doom and royally screwed up everything by his OWN ADMISSION for fricking advice. I just threw up.

The "stadium in a rain forest" is actually in a city of 1.8 million people. Beautiful Manaus.

Yes, the weather is rainy for 3 months, not now usually, and yeah, it is expensive and likely a white elephant as many stadiums built all around the world, but can't we celebrate accomplishments for a change instead of distorting the facts in order to mock the accomplishments and efforts of others?


"To Brazil, the costs are worth it. This is the countryís one shot to show off its diverse geography and culture, especially the attractive pockets outside of the shiny cities.

Itís important to be skeptical about building in such an ecologically rich area. History has shown that cities that invest heavily in infrastructure for global sporting events are usually left with big shrines of excess, often adjacent to people who need homes and food, not high-priced concert venues. That said, I do see the enchanting novelty of a stadium in a rainforest. Properly addressing the environmental impacts of sun, rain, and humidity could make it a mighty unique place to take in a match of soccer."

Intelligent Design: Obama is coordinating with Syria and Iran to send latest Bundy-like militia

back to their strongholds, and even those strongholds are being pounded by the Syrian Air Force.


"Once welcomed in Syria by rebels seeking Assad's overthrow, the well-armed and well-organised ISIS soon gained the Syrian opposition's wrath because of its quest for hegemony and systematic abuses.

In 2013, it took part in operations against government forces. But in recent months, it has exclusively fought against the Syrian rebels, who accuse the group of serving the interests of Assad's regime.

A war pitting Syrian rebels against ISIS has killed more than 6,000 people, mostly fighters, since it broke out in January."

Obama even has Ms. Lindsay aboard, not that anyone but the propagandist in the media care, because any violence gets his blood flowing.

A thousand guys with guns riding around the country side in pickup trucks and whooping it up with cries of taking their country back? Sounds vaguely familiar........not to mention everyone hates ISIS in the Middle East, with notable exceptions, looking at you, Kingdom of Saudi, pretty much as most hate the American moocher militia, with notable exceptions, I am looking at you, Fox News.

And who really thinks Obama is about to launch air strikes into Iraq from a ship named in honor of President Bush? That would be myopic on a grand scale.

As Obama said, let them take care of their own dirty laundry, America has done enough damage by its imperialistic power lust.

Thank The Lord for Obama. If God does pick sides, he picked the right guy this time.


Iraq Rebels Stall North of Baghdad as Residents Brace for a Siege

BAGHDAD ó A rebel juggernaut that captured Iraqís second-largest city and raced nearly 200 miles south in three days, raising fears of an imminent assault on Baghdad, stalled for a second day on Saturday about 60 miles north of the capital, leaving residents bracing for a siege that so far has not happened.

While some Baghdad residents scrambled to leave, hoarded food or rushed to join auxiliary militias to defend the city, the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and their allies halted their advance within a two-hour drive, and there was no indication that they were seeking to push into Baghdad proper.


Fox News and ALL the freaky media who pushed Fox lies owe Bergdahl and family grovelling apologies.

Two years in a steel box, 5 years total in prehistoric confinement, passed through several groups of captors at how many different locations, barely able to withstand the light of day.....the freaky fockers need to get down on their lying lie stained knees and kiss the feet of this family they purposely and/or negligently tried to destroy. And for what? Why? To keep up with the latest news cycle outrage, is that what they have rotted away to? That is the American media, the guardians of American democracy?

Screw them all, screw all the freckling media, they deserve the highest derision we can all heap on them. Pile it high on top of their mounting heap of crap atop Bullshit Mountain.

Again, what freaking part of innocent until proven guilty, innocent before charges are even laid, America leaves no soldier behind, the American tradition of rescue over abandonment, what freaking part of any of that do the media traitors not understand?

Desertion by a soldier? How about desertion by an entire national media? You both stand accused.
Shall we move to punishment before the trial?

edit: this deserves a kick - http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025097506

edit 2: "American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, while held prisoner in Afghanistan, was locked in solitary confinement for two straight years and did not see another human face for that entire time, senior military sources with knowledge of his "reintegration process" told Fox News.

Officials said Bergdahl, during that period, only talked to his captors through the wall of a six-foot-by-six-foot metal box, in which he was kept.

The box was just big enough for him to stand up straight and stretch his arms. If he was ever taken out of the box, Bergdahl was apparently hooded. Bergdahl told officials that this treatment started immediately after he attempted to escape captivity."

Keep it up, freaky Fox, the next metal box is for you.

Edit 3: Fox News Must Die


"There is one reason this country is stuck in an endless loop of obstruction and hate, and that reason is Fox News. If the results of this survey doesn't prove that, have a look at others with similar outcomes.

Fox News must die. It must either die with Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch, or it must die from a lack of current viewers. But however it happens, it must die, because if it doesn't, it will destroy the shreds of American democracy that remain. It's not enough for us to keep shouting about them, or Media Matters to point out how wrong they are on so many levels. Their death must be the result of visceral rejection.

I don't know how to do it yet, but I guarantee you I'm going to give it a lot of thought. We can't afford the stupidity that comes with their echo chamber."

The lying criminal architects of the Iraq war should STFU, and any media giving them voice, mocked.

Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Bolton, the entire criminal enterprise, any of the lying politicians and their lying media puppets that pushed the lies and fear and hate and more lies relentlessly should not be permitted by force of human decency to utter one word outside their cloistered hideaways from justice.

At least Bush has the decency to keep busy by painting bad portraits far away on his lonely ranch under Secret Service protection for the rest of his miserable life.

In what world are war criminals allowed any credibility to push for commission of the same crimes?
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