Sibel Edmonds

BFP Founder, Publisher & Editor

Sibel Edmonds is the author of the Memoir Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story. She is the founder & director of National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), and the recipient of the 2006 PEN Newman's Own First Amendment Award Ms. Edmonds has a MA in Public Policy and International Commerce from George Mason University, a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University, and AS degree in Biology from NVCC. She is a certified linguist for Turkish, Farsi, Dari and Azerbaijani languages.

TGIF Lite Post

Favorite Quotes on MSMAs you must already know I have a ‘thing’ for well-crafted, punchy, witty, deep, or sometimes ultra sarcastic quotes. I truly envy those who can deliver a loaded message, a deep philosophical thought, or a mucking criticism, in a few wisely selected words and in one or two simply but effectively crafted […]

Project Expose MSM Reports

Newsweek & Michael IsikoffAs noted in the announcement, 123 Real Change invites all members of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, other active (covert or overt) government whistleblowers, and reporters, to publish their experiences in regard to their own first-hand dealings with the media, where their legit disclosures were either intentionally censored/blacked out, tainted, or otherwise […]

Notes on the Margin & Additional Points on P.E.M.

Here is a very relevant article on the MSM and blacking out stories:Ex-NY Times journalists: We fumbled Watergate tipBy JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK (AP) — The reporter rushed up to his editor, thunderstruck by what the FBI’s acting director had just let him know: The former attorney general — maybe even the president — was […]

TGIF Lite Post

Cartoons and Political Activism Editorial Cartoons, also known as political cartoons, can be powerful and effective in explaining political issues and current events. Cartoons can evoke compassion and ignite outrage. They can promote ideals and act as catalysts to propel action for change through creative use of visual art.They help shape public opinion (positively and […]

Announcement

Project Expose MSMWe all have been tirelessly screaming about issues related to Congressional leaders abdicating their main responsibility of ‘oversight.’ We have been outraged for way too long at seeing ‘no’ accountability whatsoever in many known cases of extreme wrongdoing. I, and many of you, believe that the biggest reason for this was, and still […]

Discussion on Choices & Votes

Based on the op-ed piece I just posted, I would like to present the following two discussion points and have your thoughts. The Lesser of Two Evils On the issue of casting votes, one of the points I keep hearing, over and over, is that ‘I knew it even back then, but I had to […]

Two Sides of the Same Coin… Heads-Heads

“In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill…we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.” — Plato During the campaign, amid their state of elation, many disregarded Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama’s past […]

MSM-Notes on the Margin

Maybe… Seymour Hersh was recently interviewed by Gulf News, during which he talked about Cheney’s Secret Assassination Unit under JSOC. The topic of the interview is important and warrants its own post, especially now that President Obama is considering Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal as a replacement for Gen. McKiernan, the top US and NATO Commander […]

Dissecting the Mainstream Media

Part 2- Pressure Points ‘Pressure’ is one of those buzzwords you hear in almost all discussions involving the mainstream media and related topics: Government Pressure, Corporate Pressure, Special Interest & Lobby Pressure, Management Pressure, Colleagues Pressure…It’s always pressure – whether its pressure placed directly on the reporter, editor, or on the board and or ownership…So […]

TGIF Lite Post

MSM & the Movies I know the last post on the Dissecting the Media series will keep you busy for a while, and there are many points in there still to be discussed. Just the first citation, Bernstein’s piece, is long and heavy enough to deserve a few days of ‘staying power’ as the latest […]

Dissecting the US Mainstream Media

Part 1- The Agents of … Influence? I think the best place to start would be the breakthrough article by Carl Bernstein, THE CIA AND THE MEDIA , on how America’s most powerful news media worked hand in glove with the CIA, and why the Church Committee covered it up. The piece was originally published […]

Dissecting the US Mainstream Media

Those of you who’ve been following my case, and those familiar with my previous writings and speeches, surely have a pretty good idea as to how I view the MSM. As a reminder here are a few excerpts from my latest piece: But the story is almost dead – ready to bite the dust, thanks […]

In Congress We Trust…Not

Responding to Questions & Clarifying a Few PointsI can’t believe it’s already been a week since my last op-ed piece, ‘In Congress We Trust…Not,’ was released. Where did the ‘week’ go?! Interestingly, the latest on torture and the Democrats who had known it all along and for too long has revived the e-mail spree with […]

Welcome to 123 Real Change

First, I want to welcome you. By ‘you’ I mean everyone: friends, supporters, wanderers, and those of you who may be visiting to express opposing point of views; everyone! Next, let me briefly tell you why I am starting ‘a blog’ after 8 years of resisting even the idea of it. After my latest editorial […]