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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Google News Juxtaposition

Two stories highlighted on Google News today

U.N. says has evidence air strikes killed 90 Afghans
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:38am EDT

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday it had found convincing evidence that 90 Afghan civilians, most of them children, were killed in air strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces in western Afghanistan last week.


That one was at the bottom, under "More Top Stories."

At the top was the first and according to editors most important story, which carried the head:

"Angry Democrats Distracted DNC Attendees in Denver"

But you would be mistaken if you thought Democrats were angry about two destructive, murderous occupations of oil- and Israel-strategic countries, and the fact that their party is all for them (although there are protesters there who aren't, but they are in free speech cages and will not be "top stories"). No, 90 Afghan civilians, most of them children, butchered just don't matter, apparently, to either the media or angry Hillary Clinton supporters.

Angry Democrats Distracted DNC Attendees in Denver

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 26, 2008

As frustrated Democrats converged on Denver yesterday, some began chanting "caucus fraud," while others shouted the word "sweetie," a reference to the time Obama called a female reporter by the same name. One Clinton supporter who spoke to ABC News said Obama couldn't be trusted. Another said, "He's shifty and untrustworthy." It was assuredly not the kind of message Obama and his diligently image-conscious team were counting on at the Democratic National Convention.

These voters are a tad extreme, but they represent a serious concern to the Obama camp -- an animus toward Obama among voters he needs to win over.

A new Gallup poll indicates that less than half of Clinton's supporters say they definitely will vote for Obama -- 47 percent say they're solidly behind him, 23 percent say they back him but may change their minds, and 30 percent say they will not vote or they will vote for someone else, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.


here's a different take on the PUMA people in denver:
it sounds as if google is no better than any other msm at this point.
from another thread:
Hundreds of thousands of protesters
march in the streets of New York and Washington to protest Bush's war and the media yawns. A few hundred people show up to protest a variety of issues in Denver and they can't get enough of it.
Be careful MSM, your agenda is showing.
Lucky for us that American Idol didn't start a new season or Paris Hilton dropped her drawers again; you wouldn't have heard anything about either of the previous stories.
yes, the media is so incredibly and creepily shallow.

And yes, the Hillary Democratic Party rift thing is a manufactured controversy designed to distract from any (watered down and corporatized) populist message that might otherwise escape the convention.
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