We, as noted by TruthDig, are ruled, entertained and informed by courtiers comprised of complicit Corporate media, Democrats and Republicans, experts and pundits. We are being had — by a corrupted, complicit Congress and a presidential administration with no regard for American citizens, hell-bent of politicizing every aspect of the federal government strictly for personal and political profit — regardless of freedom, liberty, privacy and the law.
Corrupt Corporate Media, under the guise of journalism — full of overpaid ‘journalists’ — provides a platform to the to the powerful and famous to conveniently promulgate prepared propaganda so they can spin, equivocate and lie to the nation. The overpaid journalists have comfy cozy relationships with the powerful and famous. The powerful and famous fear real journalists because they don’t cover up or spread lies and propaganda. Real journalists report on the truth and inform the public about the lies and propaganda. America has too few real journalists.
Courtiers on television play the role of journalists, feeding off the scraps tossed to them by the powerful and famous, never questioning the system — taking everything they’re told at face value. The courtiers, including the late Tim Russert, never gave a voice to credible critics in the buildup to the war with Iraq and never fought back against the steady erosion of our civil liberties and the trashing of our Constitution. The large corporations that employ them make them rich and famous.
Democratic ‘leadership’ in the House, led by ‘impeachment is off the table’ Pelosi, passed the illegal, unconstitutional FISA legislation that provides retroactive immunity to the telecoms. The legislation passed in the House of Representatives in a 293 to 129 vote and is reportedly expected to be passed by the Senate. Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama conceded on the so-called FISA ‘compromise,’ saying “given the grave threats we face, our national security agencies must have capability to gather intelligence and track down terrorists before they strike…” There is no doubt that the world is a dangerous place, but given the past conduct of Bush — aside from creating and financing a lot of the terrorists, there are also all the lies told along with all the falsified ‘intelligence’ — one has to wonder how credible these threats are. Mr. Obama’s statement on top of his recent pledge to Israel at the Bilderberg meeting makes one wonder exactly where his allegiances lie and why his campaigning on ‘change’ is changing. There are also other options.