"Bush lies, lies, lies, and the US news media complies."
PPRC Friday Rally Targets the Propaganda War on US Citizens
Event: PPRC Rally and March for Peace
Date: Friday, August 1st, 2003
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Pioneer Courthouse Square
The Portland Peaceful Response Coalition Friday 5:00
p.m. rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square turns to the
topic of propaganda and war. "In the first press conference
since the war, George Bush renewed his commitment to
lying about the war," said Will Seaman of the PPRC,
"and the representatives of the US news were only too
happy to continue to give him a free ride."
PPRC organizers cited Bush's consistent lying about links between the
Iraqi regime and al-Qa'ida and his continued support for Condoleezza
connection with the now discredited claims of Iraqi uranium purchases.
we cannot overlook the role of a compliant news media in support of the
fraud committed by Bush against the American people," said Seaman.
York Times describes the claim about uranium purchases as 'based on
questionable intelligence,'1 but that's like saying that ENRON's energy
trading schemes were based on questionable ethics." Seaman said that
uranium purchasing documents were exposed as a worthless fraud months
their use by Bush to sell the Iraq war to the American people. "Real
journalists have the courage to call this kind of behavior by its real
lying," said Seaman. "And the cost of that lying is thousands of
Iraqis massacred in Bush's war, a country with a shattered
the brink of chaos, and dozens of US soldiers dying in an occupation
not want to be a part of."
Like many other local peace and justice organizations, the PPRC is
work to help mobilize a large protest of Bush during his visit to
on August 21st. "This man represents the very worst, most corrupt
of our wounded democracy," said Seaman, "and it is surely the patriotic
of every American citizen who cares about the future of the country to
their voice in protest." PPRC spokespersons said that they expect a
wide diversity of individuals and organizations to be represented at
protests later this month. "From environmentalists to immigrant rights
advocates, from groups fighting to protect our constitutional rights to
trade unions, we will be coming together to oppose Bush," said Seaman.
1. "Bush Denies Claim He Oversold Case for War", by Richard W.
New York Times, July 31, 2003.
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