The British journalist who had a falling out with the Guardian and now often criticizes them
He has a piece at CounterPunch and the title caught my interest: "Why the Washington Post Killed the Story of Murdoch's Bid to Buy the US Presidency."
"This is going to be juicy!" I thought.
And I scrolled down and scrolled down and scrolled down and . . . finally ended up at the end of the article. At which point, I shrugged and wondered, "He wrote that many paragraphs about so damn little?"
I thought we were going to learn that Rupert Murhdoch was buying electors to the Electoral College, you know? Or that he was bribing state officials.
You know what he did?
He sent a flunky to see David Petraeus. This is when Petraeus is over Afghanistan, before he becomes CIA Director.
These events must have taken place before June 23, 2011. That's when Barack nominated Petraeus to become the next CIA Director.
So sometime before that, a Murdoch flunky goes to tell the general in charge of the US in Afghanistan that if he will step down as general to run in the Republican primary to become Barack's Republican challenger, Rupert will back him. Rupert will back in on Fox and he will back him with money.
Cook explains that Carl Bernstein mentioned this briefly in a new article and how he's surprised people care so little and blah blah blah.
So how did the Post kill the article?
Accroding to Jonathan Cook, they 'killed' it by running it inside of the paper.
It should be front page!!!!!
A rich man asks someone to run for president and says he'll bankroll him is news?
That's pretty much how politics is run.
Cook does know all about John Edwards and Bunny Mellon, right?
Oh, that's right. Cook doesn't really understand American politics.
Big money is all over them. I'm afraid he thinks it's 1941 and he's Ann Mitchell (that's the year Meet John Doe was made and Mitchell is the name of Barbara Stanwyck's character). Ann was shocked to find out the back door deals made for a 'populist' presidential candidate.
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