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  Topic: 9/11, will always be a subject for discussion here.
Ron F

Replies: 7
Views: 9491

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:08 pm   Subject: 9/11, will always be a subject for discussion here.
Jeff - The reason we were given for this invasion, was 9/11
Jeff again - It seems that 9/11 has been completely overlooked, as the real reason for Iraq,
Sorry, but you've lapsed into incoherence and ...
  Topic: 9/11, will always be a subject for discussion here.
Ron F

Replies: 7
Views: 9491

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:32 pm   Subject: 9/11, will always be a subject for discussion here.
Hi Jeff,

There are 911 million forums devoted to this stuff so I can't see the need for another one. Still, you make a few points that need responding to.

You write:
i posted a discussion poin ...
  Topic: Iraq Body Count
Ron F

Replies: 272
Views: 248265

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:26 am   Subject: Re-writing history
I hope no-one takes the "history" that Raoul posted seriously. It is pure fiction.

It asserts -

2004 Lancet study published. IBC issues positive press release commenting on it - whi ...
  Topic: Iraq Body Count
Ron F

Replies: 272
Views: 248265

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:46 pm   Subject: Iraq Body Count
No Raoul, I haven't.

Have Iraq Body Count contacted U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland about the Egeland went on to say that he was aware of "many, many cases where there is underreporting&qu ...
  Topic: Iraq Body Count
Ron F

Replies: 272
Views: 248265

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:01 pm   Subject: Iraq Body Count
Raoul writes:
As readers of this thread will know, no one here has been able to identify sources reporting deaths that IBC fails to tally
Not so sure about that Raoul:

There is an enormous discre ...
  Topic: Reports that Israeli soldiers were captured INSIDE Lebanon
Ron F

Replies: 7
Views: 11066

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:11 pm   Subject: Reports that Israeli soldiers were captured INSIDE Lebanon
Empty space
  Topic: Reports that Israeli soldiers were captured INSIDE Lebanon
Ron F

Replies: 7
Views: 11066

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:05 pm   Subject: Reports that Israeli soldiers were captured INSIDE Lebanon
Further discussion of Joe Panossian's coverage of the soldiers capture:

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/170679.php
  Topic: Reports that Israeli soldiers were captured INSIDE Lebanon
Ron F

Replies: 7
Views: 11066

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:48 pm   Subject: Reports that Israeli soldiers were captured INSIDE Lebanon
A dissection of how the articles by AP's Joe Panossian evolved over time

http://representativepress.blogspot.com/2006/07/where-exactly-were-those-israeli.html
  Topic: Reports that Israeli soldiers were captured INSIDE Lebanon
Ron F

Replies: 7
Views: 11066

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:37 pm   Subject: Reports that Israeli soldiers were captured INSIDE Lebanon
Links to and quotes from articles reporting that the Israeli soldiers captured by Hizbollah were INSIDE Lebanon at the time

If you see any more please add them as comments.


New Kerala News
12 ...
  Topic: Iraq Body Count
Ron F

Replies: 272
Views: 248265

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:45 pm   Subject: Iraq Body Count
Palo -

FYI - "Raoul Djukanovic" (a tedious pun on Hunter Thompson's alter ego) is actually a former hack for the New York Times, labouring under the illusion that someone here has appoi ...
  Topic: Iraq Body Count
Ron F

Replies: 272
Views: 248265

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:02 pm   Subject: John Sloboda's dartboard
Josh writes:
50+% is the most plausible coverage rate based on that evidence.

If someone wants to claim something different, like that's it's really lower, the burden is on them, not John,
But S ...
  Topic: Iraq Body Count
Ron F

Replies: 272
Views: 248265

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:26 am   Subject: Iraq Body Count
What's this about "quiet selective censorship".

It's great news that will be shouted from the rooftops accompanied by bells and merriment.

JoshD - you claimed that I've
.. relied on ...
  Topic: Iraq Body Count
Ron F

Replies: 272
Views: 248265

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:25 am   Subject: Sloboda smears the Lancet November '04
Josh
You've relied on what must be a partial and indirect quotation
How can it be an indirect quotation when you can listen to Sloboda saying it? This is now the second time that I've had to spell o ...
  Topic: Iraq Body Count
Ron F

Replies: 272
Views: 248265

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:04 pm   Subject: Sloboda's November '04 smear of the Lancet study
Iraq Body Count supporter JoshD, with feigned sarcasm,
If only IBC had gotten an internet pressure group to start attacking Roberts out of the blue
They did better. Iraq Body Count co-founder John ...
  Topic: Iraq Body Count
Ron F

Replies: 272
Views: 248265

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:25 pm   Subject: Iraq Body Count
Joshd
Uh, that is not according to the IBC database.
IBC don't have a database though, do they? It's an un-ordered list, and nothing more. It cannot be sorted or queried like a database, and that' ...
  Topic: Iraq Body Count
Ron F

Replies: 272
Views: 248265

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:14 am   Subject: Sloboda damning the John Hopkins study days after release
Leveller
"You'll need to do much better than that.

That is an indirect quote and the original question that John Sloboda is responding to is not quoted.

If IBC have trashed the Lancet-publ ...
  Topic: Iraq Body Count
Ron F

Replies: 272
Views: 248265

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:22 pm   Subject: Iraq Body Count
Leveller
I cannot recall ever hearing anybody from IBC "rejecting the Lancet study outright"
Sloboda's too smart to "reject outright", just like he's too smart to directly call ...
  Topic: BBC water down warnings Blair received about Iraq war
Ron F

Replies: 1
Views: 4334

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 1:35 pm   Subject: Article has been corrected
Though I have not received any response or explanation from the BBC, despite my request, the article has now been amended to correctly reflect the warning given to Tony Blair by the Joint Intelligence ...
  Topic: BBC water down warnings Blair received about Iraq war
Ron F

Replies: 1
Views: 4334

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 6:14 pm   Subject: BBC water down warnings Blair received about Iraq war
Sent today via the BBC complaints form -

Reid: Bombers never blamed Iraq
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4764345.stm

The above article states -

"A September 2003 report by the cr ...
  Topic: Dave fuller's last post
Ron F

Replies: 13
Views: 14083

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 5:34 pm   Subject: Oh dear, oh dear
Oh dear, oh dear

Fuller links to a website - simplyconnect.org - whose first paragraph informs us -

reality is fractal. once we understand one thing fully, we can understand everything. once we ...
  Topic: Dave fuller's last post
Ron F

Replies: 13
Views: 14083

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 4:41 pm   Subject: We are all Zombies now!
the people who respond to the campaigns via the message board subvert their own power of independent, rational thought to the will of the editors

Cue X-Files spooky music .... now look into my eyes ...
  Topic: Media distortion of Iraq opinion polls
Ron F

Replies: 0
Views: 2652

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:25 pm   Subject: Media distortion of Iraq opinion polls
[Old, but still topical]


Ignoring Iraqi Opinion in the Name of Democracy

June 2, 2004

Despite growing calls from within the foreign policy establishment for a reconsideration of the U.S. militar ...
  Topic: BBC World at One coverage of the Iraq Survey Group report
Ron F

Replies: 0
Views: 3831

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 6:15 pm   Subject: BBC World at One coverage of the Iraq Survey Group report
7/10/04
To: roger.sawyer@bbc.co.uk

I write regarding today's World at One coverage of the U.S. appointed Iraq Survey Group's final report.

A quick trawl through Hansard suggests Mr Blair misrepresen ...
  Topic: To BBC's Paul Reynolds re. "Huge failure of intelligenc
Ron F

Replies: 0
Views: 3549

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 6:12 pm   Subject: To BBC's Paul Reynolds re. "Huge failure of intelligenc
7/10/04

Dear Mr Reynolds,

Your characterisation of the lies told by the Prime Minister as "a huge failure of intelligence" (1) leaves me quite perplexed. When Mr Blair told MPs the threat from Iraq ...
  Topic: TV bosses turn their backs on the developing world
Ron F

Replies: 0
Views: 3184

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 2:38 pm   Subject: TV bosses turn their backs on the developing world
TV bosses turn their backs on the developing world
06 Jul 2004 13:14:00 GMT
Christian Aid
Website: http://www.christianaid.org.uk/news/media/pressrel/040705p.htm

Factual television coverage of Third ...
 
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