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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Current’s Countdown takes Democracy Now! footage without attribution

The Monday, Aug 15, 2011 episode of Countdown used, without attribution, over 30 seconds of content directly taken from Democracy Now!, with video taken directly and scripting derived from Democracy Now! producers research and writing. See this clip, with Chris Woods, award-winning reporter with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London, who leads the Bureau’s drones investigation team: http://current.com/community/93397238_countdown-with-keith-olbermann-08-15-2011-7-drone-of-contention-with-brian-katulis.htm Democracy Now! footage falls within this time code : 1:17-1:49, and David Shuster’s intro script closely parallels Democracy Now!’s text. Worse than just taking the video without credit, Countdown overlaid its own graphic to (almost) cover the Democracy Now! logo on …continue reading

Idiot Erin Burnett’s #OWS report. Seriously?

Occupy Wall Street: Seriously?! What do the protesters taking part in Occupy Wall Street want? And who are they? Erin Burnett went to Wall Street and talked to the folks carrying the signs–and the banjos–and found a few things that made her say, “seriously?!” ERIN BURNETT: And now for a story that made us say, “Seriously?!” The occupied Wall Street protests entered its third week today. What started as less than a dozen college students camping out in a park near the New York Stock Exchange is now hundreds of protesters, and it spread to other cities. But, what are …continue reading

Through Amber Lenses

“Sometimes I ask myself if this is truly my life, and if this seriously just happened. And the answer is always the same. It’s always a resounding yes.” Good writer, would have contributed much, killed in Iraq on Sep. 2, 2009. Read his writing here: http://throughamberlenses.blogspot.com and his obit here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=jordan-michael-shay&pid=132571651

Wikileaks: Honduran police officer accused of killing minor may have received FBI intel training

Based on a US State Dept. cable recently released by Wikileaks, originating in the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, embassy staff sought State Dept. assistance in vetting a Honduran police officer for admission into an FBI intelligence training program ostensibly aimed at combating street gangs. The cable, dated Feb. 26, 2010, and released on Aug, 30, 2011, names Carmelo de Jesus Vasquez Hernandez as the officer of the Honduran DNIC (National Directorate of Criminal Investigation) and reads, in part, Post requests the Department’s assistance in screening the following candidate to attend Central American Intelligence Program (CAIP) training in Guatemala March …continue reading

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