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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  16:44:16  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Oh, yeah, this ought to unite the Muslim factions at last!

AlterNet has this item:
quote:
U.S. Hires Christian Extremists to Produce Arabic News

By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, AlterNet. Posted May 2, 2003.

Why and how did the Feds choose Grace Digital Media as the production house for a TV channel for Muslim Iraq? Nobody's telling.

The U.S. government this week launched its Arabic language satellite TV news station for mostly Muslim Iraq. It is being produced in a studio -- Grace Digital Media -- controlled by fundamentalist Christians who are rabidly pro-Israel. That's grace as in "by the grace of God."

Grace Digital Media is controlled by a fundamentalist Christian millionaire, Cheryl Reagan, who last year wrested control of Federal News Service, a transcription news service, from its former owner, Cortes Randell. Randell says he met Reagan at a prayer meeting, brought her in as an investor in Federal News Service, and then she forced him out of his own company.

Grace Digital Media and Federal News Service are housed in a downtown Washington, D.C. office building, along with Grace News Network. When you call the number for Grace News Network, you get a person answering "Grace Digital Media/Federal News Service." According to its web site, Grace News Network is "dedicated to transmitting the evidence of God's presence in the world today."

"Grace News Network will be reporting the current secular news, along with aggressive proclamations that will 'change the news' to reflect the Kingdom of God and its purposes," GNN proclaims.

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Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.

beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2007 :  22:35:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone; by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Interview with the author; Inside the Green Zone

quote:
Broadcast: Midmorning, 12/28/2006, 9:06 a.m.; Listen to call-in show.

After the invasion of Iraq, the Coalition Provisional Authority was supposed to guide the reconstruction of both the Iraqi government and basic services. A former Washington Post reporter in Baghdad writes that the failure of the CPA to do so can be traced to the rarified life inside the fortified Green Zone.
Guests: Rajiv Chandrasekaran: Author of "Imperial Life in the Emerald City."

This author was on the Daily Show the other night. He has some rather shocking things to say about Bush's reconstruction team like job qualifications were belief in God, being a loyal Republican, and being against Row v Wade. The result was young 20 year olds with the job experience of having been an ice cream truck driver were put in charge of such things as re-establishing the foreign ministry.


Edited by - beskeptigal on 01/05/2007 22:38:24
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 01/05/2007 :  23:05:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Thanks! Certainly, the results of ideological stupidity fit with the qualifications of the people they got to do the job. When you start with the notion that 2-6 thousand year old myths are the only firm knowledge, it just makes sense that you throw everything else out. There is no way Biblical ideologues can be anything but incompetent in the modern world.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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