Since the Bush regime arrived on the scene, and more so after 9/11, Americans have been treated to unprecedented amounts of government and private sector propaganda. From framing 9/11 as an "opportunity" to the bogus connections betwwen Osama and Saddam; from Armstrong Williams and No Child Left Behind to Judy Miller and WMD's, we've all been treated to one lie and half truth after another. Now the Bushies are continuing their assault on the constitution with further attacks on journalsits to create a chilling effect concerning the first amendment- this time with Sarah Olson.
There is a great piece below by PR Watch's John Stauber that really sums up how big of a problem this is for our democratic institutions, especially a now defunct people's press and a virtually totally corporate controlled media. The watchdogs of power are in the lap of power and licking themselves all the way.
See Stauber's piece here.
And, read Phil Donahue's urge for supporting Olson and free press rights here.
Two charges dropped against Watada- Olson seems
to be spared (for the moment).