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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Carnival Of The Liberated

A sampling from bloggers in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Posted by Kate McMillan on November 30, 2005 | Permalink

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Your should link to this site twice a week to coincide with your magazine. Good gnus from Iraq is a plus that the MSM refused to publish or even show pictures of much of the good work being donw in Iraq. Is it tough.......you bet it is!!!!! But it will be very interesting to see how many Iraqis vote on Dec 15 and how many of us vote on Jan 23............Any Guesses????????

Posted by: themaj | 2005-11-30 5:24:51 PM


You guys love government propaganda so much I'm going to start referring to you as Stalinists.

"U.S. Is Said to Pay to Plant Articles in Iraq Papers"

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/01/politics/01propaganda.html?ei=5094&en=9f62482797121962&hp=&ex=1133413200&partner=homepage&pagewanted=print

Actually - no - I'll stick to ShotDumbers.

Posted by: Justin | 2005-11-30 11:01:37 PM


Justin, your a fool. You've fallen for the Muslim proganda that Americans are bad. No, you're bad!

Posted by: Andrew | 2005-11-30 11:09:34 PM


Slime doesn't stick, Justin.

Posted by: Vitruvius | 2005-11-30 11:13:07 PM


Justin, how can the ideas written by bloggers , independent from the US government, be considered government propoganda??

You use the term Stalinist so loosely and neglect the fact that free ideas printed on an uncontrollable medium like the Internet would have been Stalin's worst nightmare. He would have hunted down those writing blogs he didn't like and locked them up or sent them to die in slave camps. The US, on the other hand, would fight to protect your right to operate millions of "Bush lied, Bush is Hitler" websites as you like. The US also wants every Iraqi to have the right to critisize its policies online.
The US will also fight to ensure that only ICANN oversees the Internet and does not inhibit the freedom of speech on this medium in any way whatsoever.
I know you would love to see these blogs shut down by a UN-controlled Internet committee, but for now these individuals are publishing their OWN thoughts for the world to see.

Posted by: Charlotte | 2005-12-01 9:23:06 AM


"Justin, how can the ideas written by bloggers , independent from the US government, be considered government propoganda??"

Oh Charlotte - you're so cute!!

Do they sell you in flush, stuffed form at the Toys'R'Us?

Posted by: Justin | 2005-12-01 1:41:19 PM


Condescending (Why you ARE a liberal!) but evasive (your REALLY are a liberal!)

Next time answer the question.

Posted by: Warwick | 2005-12-01 1:59:36 PM


Warwick - Justin never answers questions. He's a Liberal. Full of a feeling of superiority and entitlement.

He just zips by here, insults everyone, informs us of how smart he is and how dumb we are - and leaves. He never discusses any issue, never provides facts, never answers any questions (which would prove that maybe he isn't that smart).

He simply cuts and pastes from the MSM - which he, like a sponge, swallows with analysis or question, and then, posts his Insult of The Day - and zips off.

That's childish and juvenile - but-that seems to be his limit. He can't discuss, he can't debate, he can't critique, he can't reason. Ignore him.

Posted by: ET | 2005-12-01 2:08:25 PM


I see you folks are still trying to teach a pig to sing.

Posted by: Kathryn | 2005-12-01 2:08:46 PM


You all repeat anything said by the American government. You are purveyors of propanganda. I don't respond to stupidy but I will this time.

How can you gauge the blog's level of 'independence' from governmental agencys?

Also the post about 'the Internet would have been Stalin's worst nightmare" shows a very deep lack in intelligence. Read Umberto Eco's essay on a modern fascist state. If Stalin were around he'd be doing EXACTLY what Bush is doing right now (ie. ignoring International law, imprisoning and toturing innocent people, twisting intelligence and lying to the people all under the guide of 'democracy' and 'freedom').

Posted by: Justin | 2005-12-02 1:37:14 PM


justin,

if i agree with a policy and say so, I'm not a propagandist, I am exersising my FREE WILL, my FREEDOM of EXPRESSION and my INDEPENDANCE from the you and the stale, oppressive Liberal PC line.

Explain how you are not a propagandist for the moonbat left in Canada as you parrot their opinions. If you do, then you refute you own illogical garbage.

Posted by: Warwick | 2005-12-02 1:46:09 PM


Warwick- Justin is, well, he's not very intelligent; and also he is very young, and has a very limited knowledge of theories and history; but-- he has a pyschological need to assert his superiority.

So - he never answers questions. He can't; he can't critique what he reads in the MSM. He's a sponge; he just swallows all the slop he reads. Don't expect any answers; all he does is zip by, fling out an insult, inform us how intelligent he is and how stupid we are...and zip off on his tricycle.

Posted by: ET | 2005-12-02 2:17:48 PM


The NYTimes, The Globe and Mail and the Sun all supported the invasion of Iraq so I'm unsure what you mean by MSM? They were all once in support of the action.

I think by MSM what you mean is 'media that present an objective view of the war and don't just repeat what the Pentagon tells them."

I'd like to see you people try to refute the words of Robert Fisk - one of the only journalists who actually leaves his hotel room to cover what's going on in Iraq (course you know WAY more than either of them I'm sure):

http://www.robert-fisk.com/

Posted by: Justin | 2005-12-03 11:34:08 AM



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