TOTAL NEWS MEDIA BLACKOUT ON NDAA
The mainstream, Establishment media are not covering the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Yesterday, the bill was sent from the secret, closed-door conference committee with a unanimous vote and it will likely be voted upon in the House of Representatives tomorrow, Bill of Rights Day as President Obama today declared that he will not veto the legislation. A bill that a total spectrum of independent sources agree will essentially end the Bill of Rights is going to be passed on Bill of Rights Day should, to any rational human being, rate at least a little public discourse.
A Google search of all the major media sources---ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, MSNBC, CNN, Reuters, New York Times, Associated Press, National Public Radio—reveals no coverage at all over the last week or more and very little if any coverage over the last month.
Search "National Defense Authorization Act": http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=ndaa&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF...
The first major news media reference to either search term is a Blog posting on New York Times web site going back to November 30th.
There is no reference to the bill on the front pages of any of the Establishment media web sites today. I searched both of these terms on each of the web sites of the major media.
Search term "NDAA":
The search returns ONE ITEM, a completely uncritical report on the bill dating back to December 4th: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57336424/the-debate-over-captured-...
Search term "National Defense Authorization Act":
AP: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/662-billion-defense-bill-15153807. No critical analysis at all.
ABC News: Article entitled The National Defense Authorization Act is the Greatest Threat to Civil Liberties Americans Face <http://abcnews.go.com/images/Business/forbes_c753d11dc83c9c6f8ce55819d5b... http://abcnews.go.com/images/Business/forbes_c753d11dc83c9c6f8ce55819d5b... HAS BEEN PURGED.
MSNBC: Nothing but a single blog posting from an Arkansas newspaper on December 1st: The Defense Authorization Act: Americans Imprisoned Indefinitely? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45503669#.Tuk4c5hoXcM
MSNBC via Reuters: totally uncritical piece on December 12: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45484144#.Tuk4fJhoXcM
Fox News: Amazing! An actual video report!! Latest on Holding Terror Suspects in U.S http://video.foxnews.com/v/1327765167001/latest-on-holding-terror-suspec.... But wait. It's a piece which basically ADVOCATES not only holding Americans by the military but KILLING them.
Reuters: You have to go back to October 5th to find anything at all: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/05/us-guantanamo-detainees-idUSTR...
NPR: totally uncritical interview with an Obama Administration official on December 9th: http://www.npr.org/2011/12/09/143462913/brennan-discusses-national-defen...
New York Times: An opinion piece in favor of making the detainee provisions a civilian rather than military function: Hobbling the Fight Against Terrorism <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/opinion/hobbling-the-fight-against-ter...
If there were any additional evidence needed to conclude that the Media are entirely controlled and managed by the Corporatist interests that rule this country, I think this provides it.
Americans and all people everywhere should be OUTRAGED at the audacity, complicity and collaboration of the Congress, White House, Military and Media Establishments in engineering a silent coup d'etat against the US Constitution and the future of Freedom. On Bill of Rights Day (or Boston Tea Party Day on Friday), we should all find a way to vocally object to the death of Liberty.
WE MUST STAND TOGETHER AGAINST THIS TYRANNY!