Saturday, March 24, 2012

News and Not-News (in our mainstream media)

What's the difference? Arlen Grossman, writing on Op-Ed News explains:

NEWS: REPUBLICANS ATTACK OBAMA HEALTH CARE PLAN AS SOCIALISM

Not-News: 50,000 Americans Without Health Insurance, 18,000 Americans Die From Lack of It

NEWS: U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS BELOW 9 PERCENT

Not-News: Real Unemployment Rate, Including Discouraged and Underemployed Workers, Over 22 Percent

NEWS : TRADE DEAL BETWEEN SOUTH KOREA, U.S. TAKES EFFECT

Not-News: Due Largely to Free Trade, 50,000 U.S. Factories and 5 Million Manufacturing Jobs Lost in Last Ten Years.

NEWS: GATES, BUFFETT AGAIN TOP LIST OF RICHEST AMERICANS

Not-News: 37 Percent of Families With Young Children Living in Poverty

NEWS: BANKS DROPPING FREE CHECKING, INCREASING FEES

Not-News: Assets of Six Largest Banks Total $9.4 Trillion Dollars, Equal to 65% of U.S. GDP

NEWS: IRAN MAY BE BUILDING FIRST NUCLEAR WEAPON, CANDIDATES TALK OF DIRE THREAT TO WORLD PEACE

Not-News: U.S. and Russia Each Have At Least 8,000 Nuclear Weapons, Seven Other Nations Have Hundreds More

NEWS: U.S. HAS NO DESIRE TO BE WORLD'S POLICEMAN, OBAMA DECLARES

Not-News : U.S. Military Empire: About One Thousand Military Bases in Over One Hundred Countries

NEWS : CONGRESS SUPPORTS NEW WEAPONS SYSTEMS FOR PENTAGON

Not-News: Average U.S. Household's Share of the National Debt Is $534,000

NEWS: RECORD SPENDING ON POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS PREDICTED FOR 2012

Not-News: D.C. Lobbyists Spending Over $3 Billion Annually to Politicians Who Do Their Bidding

NEWS: REPUBLICANS DRAW LINE IN SAND, NO TAX CUTS FOR WEALTHY

Not-News: Student Debt Rises to $1 Trillion -- More Than Total US Credit Card Debt.

NEWS: AMERICANS RUSH TO MEET TAX FILING DEADLINE

Not-News: Thirty Big Corporations Spent More Money Lobbying the Federal Government Than They Paid in Taxes

NEWS: BANKS AGREE TO $26 BILLION COURT SETTLEMENT TO HELP HOMEOWNERS HURT IN MORTGAGE CRISIS

Not-News: Audit Reveals Federal Reserve Secretly Gave American and Foreign Banks $16 Trillion Of Interest-Free Bailout Money

NEWS: PRICE OF GAS COULD RISE TO $5 PER GALLON BY SUMMER

Not-News: Oil Futures Speculation, Mostly by Wall Street Traders, Estimated to Add About 40 Percent to Gas Prices

NEWS: ARRESTS FOR POT EXPECTED TO TOP 800,000 THIS YEAR

Not-News: Wall Street CEOs Arrested For 2008 Financial Meltdown: Zero

4 Comments:

Blogger The Kind Vampire said...

Anna, the work you have done and what you have accomplished will not be for naught. Many are with you and your light and courage are, and will be, an inspiration to us. Listen to the song "Uprising" by Muae if you haven't already. I'm a musician/poet and when I can generate some cash, my travel plans absolutely include North Carolina.

12:00 AM  
Blogger Arlen Grossman said...

Thanks for posting my opednews story, Anna. I like what you do on your pages. Good stuff. You might want to check out my blog at thebigpicturereport.com.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

Thanks, Arlen! I love your piece - it really says it all. Don't be a stranger!

10:35 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

P.S. Thanks, Vampy...I appreciate your message!

10:36 PM  

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