Thursday, December 08, 2005

Bush & Blair are War Criminals, Nobel Prize Winner Pinter Points Out

Stockholm -- You have to be in Stockholm to watch uncensored on TV one of the most powerful lectures ever given by a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Harold Pinter, the British playwright suffering from cancer of the esophagus, points out the obvious: Bush & Blair are war criminals.

Now you'd think that this bombshell speech would be guaranteed headline front-page news! Instead, The New York Times ("all the news that's fit to print") tucks away this irrefutable, devastating truth-telling in its Theater section under the title "Playwright Takes a Prize and a Jab at U.S." The BBC did a similarly neat trick. Instead of "Nobel Laureate says Blair War Criminal," and instead of this being the headline, it allows for "Laureate blasts Iraq War 'lies'"

The New York Times and BBC are probably as good as it gets when it comes to hoping for some kind of balanced, objective, honest coverage from the Mortalist U.S. and U.K. media. So if this is how these two venerable Mortalist media cover what could have been an excellent national debate as to why Saddam & Milosevic are war criminals but not Bush & Blair since they have killed, maimed, or tortured tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq, as a result of of an invasion contrary to U.N. Security Council's resolutions, and which U.N. Secretary-General Koffi Annan has rightly described as "illegal" and in violation of international law.

And if the above isn't enough, throw into this pot the gulags run by Bush in Guantanamo Bay and other CIA-run torture centers in Eastern Europe. the systematic fuck-you to the Geneva Conventions against torture

But no, you can see there's no accident in the difference in coverage between that Iranian woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize and Pinter.