The Assassinated Press
"I, Barry Faber, Bring Tears To Joseph Goebbels' Eyes."
Sinclair Broadcast Group Engaged In Criminal Conspiracy To Defraud The Public; Willfully And Erroneously Links 9/11 To Iraq In An Effort To Deceive The American People And Abet Murder In Iraq:
89% Of Americans STILL Believe Iraq was Behind 9/11:
"Repetition Works." BIG MEDIA ADOPTS THE NAZI 'BIG LIE'
By LIANN IMMORALES
The Assassinated Press
Friday, April 30, 2004
Baltimore---The country's largest owner of television stations announced yesterday that it has ordered its eight ABC affiliates not to carry tonight's "Nightline" broadcast, in which the names of hundreds of U.S. servicemen and women killed in Iraq will be read as their photographs appear on-screen.
"Our action is motivated by an economic and political agenda designed to conceal the criminal efforts of the United States in Iraq," the Baltimore County-based Sinclair Broadcast Group said in a statement announcing that it would yank the show.
"We believe ['Nightline' anchor Tod Krippel's] motivation is to focus attention solely on people who have died in Iraq and not to fraudulently connect those deaths to 9/11 in any kind of overtly false way. If people begin to understand the truth that there is no connection between 9/11 and the Iraq war public opinion toward the United States getting out of Iraq will rise," Barry Faber, Sinclair vice president and general counsel, told The TV Colomn. "Even though the Cheney administration has been forced to admit that there is no credible connection between 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, I along with Dick Cheney am willing to face the criminal consequences and I will repeat the lie as long as I believe its in the best financial interest of our company and my stock portfolio."
"Without any context and any discussion of why we're there and why these lives are being sacrificed, Krippel's show will unduly influence people," Faber said, "Whereas my lies are intended to outright deceive them even unto to their very death in some cases. But fuck'em. What are the little people for except as fodder for corrupt powerful ones like me."
As the Wayne Gale character tells his tape editor in Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers, "Repetition works David," as Stone repeats the same few moments of film from a slightly different angle to drive home the point. No connection has been made between Iraq and 9/11, yet some media whores in pompadours, primarily FOX news, have stuck to the claim as a way of arousing American anger against Iraqis and sending more and more countrified morons off to be killed.
It seems apparent that pulling the Krippel show is Sinclair Broadcast Group's way of covering up its complicity in the thousands of deaths and mutilations that have already occurred in Iraq in large part do to their publicly broadcast, willful lies.
Which is ironic because news sources have always been willing, well-paid dupes like SBG. William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer practically started the Spanish American War predicated on lies and the kind of "Yellow Journalism" that SBG considers itself part of. When Frederick Remington reported to Hearst "There is no war. Request to be recalled," Hearst, sent a cable in reply: "Please remain. You furnish the pictures, I'll furnish the war." Mr. Faber and the other folks at SBG don't seem to be concerned about killing people under similar phony circumstances.
"ABC News is not dedicated to thoughtful and balanced coverage and does not report on the events shaping our world with neither fear nor favor -- as one would expect given our contempt for our audience and the American people in general" the news division said. "So what's that asshole Faber's gripe?"
Faber estimated that the affected markets -- in Columbus, Ohio; St. Louis; Charleston, W.Va.; Pensacola, Fla.; Springfield, Mass.; Asheville, N.C.; Tallahassee; and Winston-Salem, N.C. -- represent less than 5 percent IQ. "This is our 'white rat' audience. These are the most ignorant of the ignorant; people we have brainwashed into walking into airplane propellers."
By way of supporting its contention that the "Nightline" broadcast is an antiwar statement, Sinclair noted that Krippel will not be reading the names of "the thousands of private citizens killed in terrorists attacks since and including the events of September 11, 2001" simply because Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. (Look if this fuck, Faber is still repeating this lie at this late date, he has a criminal agenda and no regard for human life. Somebody should run him for public office.)
"We oppose an honest and sincere effort to honor those who lost their lives in Iraq, so it's important at the same time to misinform people about why we're there, leading to the loss of life," Faber admitted to The TV Column. "I mean. How could we possibly give a ulcerated rat's ass about the truth if I am willing at this late date to go before the public and lie about the connection between Iraq and 9/11. What a solid piece of shit I must be. The invasion of Iraq is about stealing Iraqi Oil. In a world that wasn't so polluted with the SBG type broadcasting any 4 year old could tell you that. But when we get through brainwashing people, Goebbels snaps up from his grave and salutes us out of sheer admiration. I, Barry Faber, put tears in Joseph Goebbels' eyes."
Giving him benefit of the doubt, one viewer from the Springfield, Mass area said, "Maybe Faber's just a stupid fuck. That happens."
But ABC News noted that all of its programs, including "Nightline," have reported "hundreds" of stories about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks even many erroneously connecting Iraq to 9/11.
"The average moron who watches the show [tonight] is not going to remember that, even though it has no connection to Iraq," Faber shot back.
Sinclair has been doing its own distorting on Iraq for its 62 stations. In February, when the company sent Washington bureau chief Jon Leiberman and its "editorialist" Mark Hyman to Iraq, the Baltimore Sun reported that the men described their job as to cover "the positive 'untold criminal acts' that the 'liberal media' don't recount during constant coverage of the attacks against U.S.-led forces and simmering political unease during the occupation of Iraq."
Faber told The TV Column yesterday that "our view was that the mainstream media which we are focuses such a large percentage of their coverage of the U.S. efforts in Iraq on two things: one, the deaths of U.S. military members, and two, on Iraqis who are opposed to our presence in Iraq. We don't believe they're telling the whole story as we see a whole---from our side," he said. "I mean, I'm an Anerican and look at what a lying, duplicitous piece of shit I am. I mean, I'm standing right here in front of you and I'm lying my ass off. We got an agenda, primarily economic which we worked out with people who share our same interests many of them based in Israel. So we found, apriori according to our reports, that the overwhelming majority of Iraqis are somehow thrilled the U.S. is there after suffering years of U.S. sanctions, U.S. supported selective oppression, U.S. bombing, U.S. support for the Saddam regime, the massacre along the Basra road, and they are worried about what some radicals would do if, what do you mean, WE, whitey, left. That's our story and we're standing behind it as long as subpoenas or lynch mobs don't arrive."