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News Fixing

Reported by Eleanor - August 22, 2004 -

Cheryl Seal reports gaping holes in the American media's coverage of important stories. Quoting Cheryl, "There are laws against price-fixing - a practice acknowledged by all as fraud. So why aren't there laws against 'news fixing?' It, too, is fraud."

For the complete list of links see: Most Important Stories the US Media Failed to Report to the American People this Week (August 8-15)

Here is a sample from Cheryl Seal's list of unreported or under-reported stories:

The US Army's attempt to block the showing of Fahrenheit 9/11 at 160 bases
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/14/content_1783198.htm

Launch of a major international movement against media corruption
http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=139-08132004

The truth about Kerry's Military Service: Media interviews "Swift boat vets" who never served with Kerry, but never a REAL Swift Boat Vet who actually DID!
http://www.notsoswiftvets.com

Cheney's Role in Halliburton fraud - a story systematically killed since 2001
http://www.uspoliticstoday.com/news/CheneyHalliburton and
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2119981.stm

The systematic distortion of truth by the RNC, rightwing radio hosts and columnists - including manipulation of audio tapes
http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=138711 and http://slate.msn.com/id/2105096/

Number of Severe injuries to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is steadily climbing - now nearing 7,000
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/3562470.stm

Number of Iraqis being killed in conflict each Month: 500;
Total Number of Iraqis killed in Initial action (March to April 2003: 11,500-13,000
Total number of Iraqis killed since March 2003: 18,000-20,000
Total Number of Iraqis seriously injured: 20,000
http://www.opendemocracy.net/themes/article-2-2046.jsp

One in 43 Americans is Barred from Voting due to Unconstitutional laws
http://www.commondreams.org/news2004/0812-04.htm

Bush's Cowardly Evasion of Duty during Vietnam War
http://www.glcq.com/bush_at_arpc1.htm