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I am paid $150 a week for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for things, and if any of you would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before 24 hours, my occupation would be gone.
The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping-jacks – they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes!”
– John Swinton, 1914, former Editor, “New York Times”
Source: Running ‘Cause I Can’t Fly
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“I watched a little baby die today, absolutely horrific, a two year old – found the shrapnel had gone into the left chest and the doctor said: ‘I can’t do anything,’ and his little tummy just kept heaving until he died. That is happening over and over and over. – Marie Colvin RIP
Marie Colvin was one of the two journalists who were killed in Homs, Syria yesterday.
Journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik ‘die in Homs’
Two Western journalists have been killed in the Syrian city of Homs when shells hit the building they were staying in, opposition activists say.
They have been named as Marie Colvin, the highly respected American Sunday Times reporter, and Remi Ochlik, an award-winning French photographer.
Several other people were reportedly killed when the shell hit the makeshift media centre in the Baba Amr district.
Opposition-held areas of Homs have been besieged by troops since 4 February.
Activists said more than 40 people died on Tuesday, including Rami al-Sayed, a man who broadcast a live video stream from Homs used by world media.
Source: BBC News Read more
Enough is enough!
How much longer is the rest of the world going to pussy-foot around with this Bashar al-Bastard?
It is obvious that talking is ineffective, the UN has been castrated by the Chinese and Russians. Bashar al-Bastard is laughing his dick off, because he knows that he can get away with murder… and he is!
Once again the numbers from the mainstream media need to be revised. Count as 8,000 civilians have died as well as the 2,000 al-Bastard troops.
This idea of a constitutional reform, is just another ploy by al-Bastard, to give him more time to murder more people. He talks of terrorist gangs, then why is he indiscriminately shelling women and children?
Enough is enough!