News censorship is not some obscure conspiracy theory

Indeed, I watched CBS news and they have the story now. (see 3 pm below) Still nada at the CNN and FOXnews websites. A search shows nothing. Novak of CNN wrote the article that exposed the identity of

Indeed, I watched CBS news and they have the story now. (see 3 pm below) Still nada at the CNN and FOXnews websites. A search shows nothing. Novak of CNN wrote the article that exposed the identity of

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Indeed, I watched CBS news and they have the story now. (see 3 pm below) Still nada at the CNN and FOXnews websites. A search shows nothing. Novak of CNN wrote the article that exposed the identity of the CIA agent. Of course they will eventually have to report it. Josh Marshall is following this nicely and I'll leave this story alone from now on. Wonder if the Herald will have anything in the morning.

Why would a news organization hold on a story - when it seems inevitable it will come out? I can tell you a bit, because of the first reports I make here. A news media trying to hide something hopes the story will change for the better for their cause. They hope for a good break - and then they can go with it. They also hope the story will fade before they have to acknowledge it. They also use the time delay to figure a better way to spin their report. And you know what - it often works.

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Yesterday, the CIA asked the Justice Department to investigate the White House for having exposed - leaked - the name of a covert operative to the press. Friday story on MSNBC. But Fox news isn't reporting this. Nor CNN. Nor the Gannett's Herald. Why? Because Karl Rove, Bush's key advisor, gave the name to Robert Novak who printed a story. Why? Because the CIA agent's husband had exposed the White House lie about the nuclear fuel purchase from Africa.

Why post it here? Because blogs and news sites all over the country are doing the same. Check Josh Marshall. We have censorship here by corporate media - CNN, FOXnews, Gannett, and more. Our posting helps spread the news. News censorship is not some obscure conspiracy theory. It is routine day to day. This is an example.

Conservative or liberal, I urge you to build a personal list of news websites you can check for stories. The Internet is becoming rich in good news sites. They allow you to be informed.

About John Servais

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Fairhaven, Washington USA • Member since Feb 26, 2008

John started Northwest Citizen in 1995 to inform fellow citizens of serious local political issues that the Bellingham Herald was ignoring. With the help of donors from the beginning, he has [...]

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