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Saturday, December 11, 2004

Kerik Roundup and the Importance of Blogging

Progressive Blog Digest has a number of links to the story on Kerik's withdrawal, including links to both mainstream media and some blog analysis. He offers some of his own analysis, as well, AND links to relevant stories, including a tasty link to some archived stories at Talking Points Memo ... these same stories having been erased from the website of the "ousted Inspector General of the Homeland Security Dept, fired for doing his job" {words lifted from PBD).

Which brings me to the reasons why I think blogging is so very important.

I'm not doing this because I have any desire whatsoever to be a journalist or to be discovered.

I'm doing this because I think everyone should --- and I think everyone should because it's about time we all started getting ourselves informed on what's really going on. And for the most part, the mainstream media is thoroughly coopted by this administration. So they're now completely untrustworthy.

Now, I'm glad to see Progressive Blog Digest has pointed the way to archives of information carefully erased from said website. But the most troubling issue for me is this is not the first time I've seen that happen in the past couple of years. For example, some months ago, Agonist, I believe, was keeping a running tally of news stories and websites which had been carefully changed, in order to make it appear Bush, etc., had not said what they had said or had not offered what they had offered ... or that events we all knew had happened hadn't really happened, at least not according to the journalistic record.

IOW, we're in the midst of a massive propaganda campaign no different from that of Orwell's 1984.

This is an intentional effort to brainwash us and rewrite history, both past and present.

And this is why everyone should be blogging and collecting these stories and keeping a very careful eye on what's really going on these days.


At 6:51 AM, Blogger Nick Burbules said...

Hi Cookie,

Thanks so much for the kind mention.

On recapturing "lost" or deleted web histories, this is a heroic site:


Best wishes!

At 6:56 AM, Blogger Nick Burbules said...

ps. You might like this site too:


At 8:50 AM, Blogger Cookie said...

!! OMG! :=D

Nick, there's nothing really kind about it --- you're doing some really important work and I'm very glad to have found your site.

And thanks for the links --- I had forgotten about The Memory Hole (no pun intended) but remember its name in relationship to a number of discussions about *mysterious* changes in news stories and websites.

!! OMG!


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