Meanwhile in America's mass media newsrooms

Everyone, remember that on Friday gjohnsit reported a story about how about 30% of the weapons sent to Ukraine are actually used in Ukraine. (The rest of it is sold on the black market.) Well, meanwhile CBS altered the story that was the basis for the 30% figure, deleting the video and adding:

This article has been updated to reflect changes since the CBS Reports documentary "Arming Ukraine" was filmed, and the documentary is also being updated. Jonas Ohman says the delivery has significantly improved since filming with CBS in late April.

And that's all you need to know, folks. "Significantly improved" could mean anything, as Krystal and Saagar point out:

Maybe at some point we actually get to hear or read that they don't really care, that what matters (as with Afghanistan) is that the wars are supposed to drag on forever to keep those military-corporate profits up. I keep thinking of Greg Grandin's book Kissinger's Shadow, in which it is revealed how Henry "let's have wars and fascism just 'coz" Kissinger became "normal" in policy circles.

This stuff, btw, ought to be mentioned in every antwar protest.

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pushback is guaranteed to follow. Everyone must stick with the script!

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@humphrey control the narrative.

@humphrey

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@humphrey Has Roger Waters responded to this edit?

Bonus coverage: okay so I did find this:

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Up voted you for a nice catch with CBS.
"This stuff, btw, ought to be mentioned in every antiwar protest".
Huh? What protests? Did I miss the very first one?
Extra points though for putting up Saagar and Krystal video. Thanks.

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After six years, still getting robo-calls from Marriot Hotels.
They're like herpes.

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@earthling1 -- from David Sirota. Check out, for instance, this video:

Check out on :38 or :39 about the Democrats Need Something To Campaign On Act: "It will reduce carbon emissions..." uh, no it won't. I dunno, maybe they play naive to keep their audience levels high.

Once again, on what needs to be done to mitigate climate change:

https://www.addletonacademicpublishers.com/contents-kc/997-volume-4-6-20...

Password to open the PDF: AddletonAP2009

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Let's be clear. The only way places like, I dunno, Ukraine and Russia for starters, are going to be free from the kleptocrats, is if the people who are going to overthrow the kleptocrats (who rule Ukraine and Russia for starters) do not die in a war.

Okay? Okay.

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