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The Lies That Bind Us
By Ernest Stewart

"The work of journalists and lawyers is central to our democracy. When their work suffers, so do we." ~~~ Alex Sinha

According to Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union "US surveillance is seriously hampering US-based journalists and lawyers in their work," as they said in a joint report released on Monday.

While I agree with most of what was said, their whole premise was somewhat skewed by who they chose to interview. By their own admission, i.e., "The report is drawn from interviews with some 50 journalists covering intelligence, national security, and law enforcement for outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, ABC, and NPR."

In other words, from the Main Stream Media -- all owned and operated by our 1% puppet masters. The folks that work for The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, ABC News, and NPR are hardly journalists. They all have one or two that are; but they're tokens to convince us that their organizations are something that they aren't. If you write what you're told to write, then you are hardly a journalist, but are only taking dictation. You've long since sold out journalism for 30 pieces of silver and a name on your door. Of course, this is nothing new; most of our so-called journalists have been operating this way since the first revolution. Sure, by the same token we've had some outstanding journalists who dared to tell the truth; but they were outstanding not by what they had to say, but that they dared to say it!

Had the Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union bothered to interview real journalists, their report would've carried some weight. In fact, had the report come from another source instead of Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, who both have been bought and paid for on many occasions, it would've meant a whole lot more; but since it's consumption was meant for the Sheeple, and not thinking folks, it wouldn't have made the splash that it did!

Sure, with the last 13 years of Dubya and Barry doing everything in their power to destroy the press and cover up their tracks of war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes against the US Constitution, torture, murder and the like, even this report has some merit, and should be a must-read, if you can read between the lines!

With corpo-rat news being what it is, you'd be hard pressed to find an honest news source in this day and age, one that you can absolutely trust to tell it like it is, which is why we did so good for 13 1/2 years. If you still need to know the truth, then you need to find our old group of journalists and read them, if you can find them? If you can, then you need to support them, as you did us for so many years. Remember, the truth will set you free; but only if you can find it; and then let it free you! Once it does, you need to go and free some other folks from the lies that bind them! As Edward R. Murrow was want to say, "Good Night and Good Luck!"


06-17-1933 ~ 07-28-2014
Thanks for the film!

12-14-1942 ~ 07-30-2014
Thanks for the jams my brother!


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(c) 2014 Ernest Stewart a.k.a. Uncle Ernie is an unabashed radical, author, stand-up comic, DJ, actor, political pundit and for 13 years was the managing editor and publisher of Issues & Alibis magazine. Visit me on Facebook. Visit the blogs's page on Facebook and like us when you do. Follow me on Twitter.

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