Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007

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Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007


#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 EPAs 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 Cheneys Halliburton Stock Rose Over 3000 Percent Last Year
#25 US Military in Paraguay Threatens Region


A very interesting read.....nice to see the US government breaking the law, ignoring treaties, and stuffing cash into a few corrupt sob's pockets as usual.

http://www.projectcensored.org/censored_2007/index.htm
 

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Thanks for that link, Bob, I'll be taking an interested read of those articles in a while :tup:.
 

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So I guess I am little slow.

If the stories have been published how are they censored?

Reading the "sources/authors" was almost as entertaining as the story lines.

So I go to the site's home page and found this gem:

A Study of Bias in the Associated Press

Could that be a hard-hitting expose on the liberal leaning political bias of AP reporting? Nyet!

"...However, our evidence clearly indicates a built-in bias favoring the powerful. "

My favorite of this AP story's observations (evidence?):

"...Cynthia McKinney (Congresswomen D-GA) is bashed and marginalized. "

Right On, Right On!
After all McKinney is one of the leading parliamentarians of our time, yep, up there with Patrick "Patches" Kennedy D-RI.

All what was missing at projectcensored.org was a "standing head" of free leftist newsletters from my college days:

Hail Albania, bastion of the Socialist Revolution!
 
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I think the site is saying that they are censored by the main stream press. I've seen some of these stories in the Alt press before, but you'll be hard pressed (heh) to find them in your local paper or on the 6 o'clock news.
 

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I've hear quite a few of those on NPR.
 

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The thing is that we have corporation just going mad with Americas money an they don't care if you know like Halliburton. That said still these on the site Bob Hubbard do not seem to have much research or scientific backup.
 

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The industry I work in requires massive destruction of the rain forrests; so, lets keep ignoring that one.:ultracool
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Me too, but they don't go into the depth that they should.
That is your opinion which you have a right to.
Not to be into semantics, but the word in question should be "under-reported" per your views and not censored.

I may have an opinion that say, this news story from February:

"The United States and Mexico are beginning a cross-border trucking pilot program" was under-reported in regards to its future roadway carnage and economic impact to US CITIZENS and US TRANSPORTATION WORKERS.

Just to give you some international travel observation, I was over training and Scotland in late April. I turned on "the tele" and the (few) news channels are all screaming this breaking news:

WEST HAM FINED 5.5 MILLION!!
WEST HAM WAS FINED A RECORD 5.5 MILLION POUNDS

WTF is a WEST HAM I thought? :confused:

In a leading modern, nation-state of almost sixty million people - the most important news of the day was of a Premier League football team ownership rules violation sanction.

Although to be fair I did see a very thorough BBC report on the "dark side of the Indian economic miracle" a few days later. The streets are not lined in gold in that country. You want to talk about real income stratification, large-scale rural economic dislocation, nativist Hindu parties that would make an Austrian painter proud, and outright acceptable discrimination towards Muslims; you have modern India today in a story I do not think would be broadcast (in depth) on mainstream US news.
 

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That is your opinion which you have a right to.
Not to be into semantics, but the word in question should be "under-reported" per your views and not censored.

This is a very important distinction, because if you just look at the internet, no opinions are "censored" per se in the United States. Anyone can get on their little soapboxes and say what they wish.

The MSM is "selective" in what they say or print. They shape a particular message by picking and choosing what they want.
 
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I think the use of the term "censored" is due to the fact that if Ted Koppel were to break those stories, he'd see his White house access revoked so fast that Dan Rather's hair would move.
 

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Dan Rather's hair would move.

Now you're just being sensationalist, Bob :p :lol:.

More seriously, that's an important point to add to what's already been said i.e. that the media not only selectively reports on world events (which is forgiveable as there is so much going on) but it also self censors in the favour of the ruling powers (which is understandable but less forgiveable as it leaves the general public under-informed).

My apologies for the atrocious sentence structure there, I'm rushing ...
 

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Now you're just being sensationalist, Bob :p :lol:.

More seriously, that's an important point to add to what's already been said i.e. that the media not only selectively reports on world events (which is forgiveable as there is so much going on) but it also self censors in the favour of the ruling powers (which is understandable but less forgiveable as it leaves the general public under-informed).

My apologies for the atrocious sentence structure there, I'm rushing ...

Its interesting that we still view the news as a source of, generally, impartial information. The simple fact is that news services have not been about informing people for a long time. They are the best rating programmes in a networks nightly line-up. So it should be no surprise that they are not going to report anything that is too controversial in fear of damaging those ratings.

I find the idea of a self-censoring media very interesting in a country that has freedom of speech guarantees in its constitution. I expect such things here at home because there are no such legal protections, but our news seems to report anything regardless of the fallout. Maybe they're not being careful enough in their pursuit of ratings, sorry, I mean the truth.
 
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The sad truth is that what the US Constitution guarantees, the current administration has done it's best to remove. Then again, if you look at written constitutions, China is is as free as the US. ;)
 

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The sad truth is that what the US Constitution guarantees, the current administration has done it's best to remove. Then again, if you look at written constitutions, China is is as free as the US. ;)

That's true. Its very sad. But on the bright side, you'll probably only have to put up with it for a few more months. We look like having a similar change of government in September, probably.
 

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