11/15/2004

Dan Rather syndrome

Between the fear of ridicule and the fear of retaliation from Bushies, silence is golden for MSM (mainstream Media) - law

Media Lockdown ?

On Friday I received a phone call from a good friend who works at CBS - I've known her for years and she is a Producer for some of the news programs, one well known one in particular. She tipped me off that the news media is in a 'lock-down' and that there is to be no TV coverage of the real problems with voting on Nov. 2nd. She said similar 'lock-down orders' had come down last year after the invasion of Iraq, but this is far worse - far scarier.



She said the majority of their journalists at CBS and elsewhere in NYC are pretty horrified - every one is worried about their jobs and retribution Dan Rather style or worse. My source said they've also been forbidden to talk about it even on their own time but she was pissed and her journalistic and moral integrity as what she considers to be a government watchdog requires her to speak out, even if covertly, and she therefore asked me to 'spread' the word...She said that journalism and the truth is at stake. She said another friend of hers, a producer at MSNBC, said that an anchor by the name of Keith Olbermann had brought it up on his show on Friday eve and the axe came down. He's at least fighting back and talking about it on his 'Blog', but she said that people there are worried that he's going to be fired by higher ups. "

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