BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials- January 4, 2012


BFP Nightly Quote

"It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear." -- General Douglas MacArthur

International Newsworthy

Syria: Mistaken Case for Syrian Regime Change

Syrians Being Killed by Gangs & Defectors

China Rejects US-Led Sanctions on Iran

Militants Agree to Truce with Pakistan, Unite Against NATO

Haqqani Fears His Life is in Danger

NATO Afghanistan Deaths in 12 Calendar Years

Saudi Arabia to Harbor MEK Terrorists?

Turkey ''Almost Shot Down' Israeli Spy Drone

383 Palestinian Children Arrested in 2011

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: Upcoming Parliament will Seek to End U.S. Aid

Egyptian Ministers Defend Raid on NGOs

Libya: Battle Between Tripoli, Misrata Kills Four

Russia Seeks Economic Pact with Ex-Soviet States

Anatolia Gas Pipeline Races Toward Reality

Uzbekistan: The Little Engine that Couldn't?

National Newsworthy

Rahm Emanuel's Chicago: New NATO/G8 Ordinances Will Become Permanent

Introducing 'Enemy Expatriation Act' H.R. 3166 & S. 1698

The Fed Wants More Power

MF Global Sold Assets to Goldman Before Collapse

Hillary Clinton Aide at the Helm of (Soros-Funded) Amnesty International

SEC Tricks Judge to Help Citigroup

Confirmed: Fracking Caused Ohio Earthquakes

Obama Misinterpreted his Mandate

Obama Signs Bill to Accelerate TSA Screenings for Military Personnel

Obama Makes Arms Sale A Key Tool of U.S. Foreign Policy

Past Lingers for Company Formerly Called Blackwater

US Gave N. Ireland Police Weapons, Spy Equipment, Despite Congress Ban

Iraq War Second-Costliest US Conflict in History

CBS News Poaches Narco News Drug War Coverage

Google Breaks Its Own Rules

Blackberry Maker Vows Privacy Safeguard Amid Memo Probe

Cryptome: DHS Media Monitoring Initiative

Noteworthy Editorials

Trivializing the Anti-Semitism Charge

Tanks on Main Street: The Militarization of Local Police

When Can the President Assassinate  Americans?

Financial Warfare: US Sabotage of Iran's Currency

Why the U.N. Has Been so Silent About the U.S. Drone Program?

Policy & Politics of Democracy in Tunisia

Iran Sanctions: No Coup de Grace for Iran

Trying Times in US-China Ties

BFP Nightly Video-Audio

Video 1: Obama Misinterpreted His Mandate

Video 2: Where Has All the Money Gone?

Video 3: 2012: NDAA, SOPA, 40,000 other Oppressive New Laws Take Affect

Video 4: B'T Selem 2011 Summary

Video 5: Santorum on Israeli Settlement

Podcast 1: Corbett Report- Interview with Thomas Sheridan on the Labyrinth of the Psychopath

Podcast 2: Peter B. Collins Round Up-Tue, Jan 3

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  1. Here’s some extra information that might be helpful with the CBS Narco News link.

    Read Tom Fenton’s book “Bad News: The Decline of Reporting, the Business of News, and the Danger to Us All”. He was a foreign correspondent with CBS for about 35 years and is now retired and based in London. A lot of his points are still valid:

    A lot of intl. news video is either stock footage or shot by a stringer. Then it’s packaged in a bureau and fed back to New York. At times the correspondent just does a voiceover and they’re done with it. In other cases, they stand in front of a screen inside their studio in a hotel in the Green Zone as they use stock footage that they had nothing to do with.

    The network’s justification for cutting foreign coverage? Most people don’t know where ____ is anyway. So who cares?

    Can you name one network foreign correspondent?

    Does it bother anyone that Jon Stewart is taken seriously by millions as their primary source of news?

    Definately a great book.

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