On the TvNewsLIES.org Accurate Reporting Thread, Catherine posted this link under the thread subject titled "CBS Three Won't Slink Off"
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl? ... 17/1530248
To me, the most telling exchange in this article was this one:
AMY GOODMAN: So why hasn't the White House called for an investigation –
JOE HAGAN: That is a –
AMY GOODMAN: -- into the falsification of government documents?
JOE HAGAN: -- incredible question. And, if, you know, if you were to -- I have spoken with really highly respected, top TV industry people who spin very elaborate conspiracy theories to me about what they think is going on here: If CBS doesn't want to know, the Thornburgh report doesn't want to know, and the White House doesn't want to know, well, what's going on here? Is it just one crazy guy who typed this up in his place? But I don't know about that.
I've waited months now for answers to some very point questions I thought would be asked in particular relating to the documents released that were "discoved" by the Administration after weeks of continued media softball questions regarding what was going on during the gaps in the National Guard service record of George W Bush. After seeing that ABC/CBS/CNN/CNBC/FOX/MSNBC/NBC aren't going to ask such pointed and more serious questions or dig for the truth and then print/show it, I will ask my questions in this forum.
Why doesn't anyone seem to want to know asks Joe Hagan? Now I have some ideas and they are REALLY out there. If you recall, at some point last year, the Administration claimed all records they had on the service in the National Guard by George W Bush had been released. Then out of the blue, records involving a physical examination of him were released. Interestingly to me (being a gay man) that in those newly discovered records were physical exam notes with among other things a diagnosis that George W Bush had "hemorroids". Now, um, how does a person get hemorroids? Why was that area of the body of George W Bush "inflammed"? What was George W Bush doing during those "undocumented missing periods" in his National Guard record that nobody still seems to be able to find documented records for and when asked about it, the President, Ari Fleisher & Scott McClelland continued to avoid giving direct answers? I'm ONLY asking questions; questions that others in the media SHOULD BE asking but are not; why? This kinda thing is a goldmine of fodder in late-night talkshows to joke about. Where were the jokes and speculation made about such a diagnosis that "The President Has An Inflammed Poopshoot"? If the press came out with all guns blazing to rake Bill Clinton over the coals for all of his denials of "sex w/other women" until the truth came out (as the Government spent $50,000,000 in taxpayer money on The Star Investigations), where is that same zeal to get to bottom of it all about George W Bush? Just like during the Clinton Administration the press constantly referred to "bimbo eruptions" aka woman coming forward to say they "Had Bill"; are we going to see, um, men come forward and say "I HAD GEORGE" or something else scandalous? We know George W Bush had problems with alcohol and was a partier and "rebelrouser" in college and afterwards. I 'm just asking! Why was the Administration so uncomfortable about having documents released that contained a physical exam notation showing he had "hemorroids"? From what I remember, there was nothing else in those documents that would raise an eybrowl, if anything, it was furhter proof that there was more time in the Guard that was documented. But, the Administration really did discover them or held these documents back; for what reason? Do you think Jeff Gannon/Gurkett may have some thoughts on this seeing that he's an expert in "that area" of the body?
Like Phil Donahue used to say: "If we don't ask, we can't learn and "If we don't learn, we can't grow"!