Media Fail, MediaFail.com, Citizen Wells fails Media Fail, Obama birth certificate
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”
“The past, he reflected, had not merely been altered, it had
actually been destroyed. For how could you establish, even
the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside
your own memory?”…George Orwell, “1984?
I received an email today about Media Fail, a website that is devoted to “Expose the worst of American media.
Find it. Post it. Fail it. ”
I signed up at MediaFail.com and then posted two commemts about failings of the mainstream media.
Chicago Tribune, O’Reilly,MSM FAIL: Blagojevich trial downplayed, misrepresented (wordpress.com)
” He has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to sell President Barack Obama’s old senate seat” The indictment is 113 pages and covers corruption involving Blagojevich and his cronies going back many years. Read more at Citizen Wells.
Comments Posted by citizenwells
MSM, Factcheck.org FAIL: Obama birth certificate, COLB, college records (wordpress.com)
Obama has employed a legion of private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records. That is the real question not being asked by the mainstream media, including Fox. Video explains more.
Comments (1) Posted by citizenwells
Links to the comments:
A few minutes ago, a commenter on this blog indicated that the second comment, about the Obama birth certificate could not be accessed. I tried to access it and got the following response:
You are not allowed to view this.
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Based on my brief experience with Media Fail, I am compelled to