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BREAKING THROUGH US MEDIA BLACKOUT
ILLEGAL WAR IRAQ (Part 2)
By Grace Reid
URUKNET TAKES NUMBER ONE SPOT NEWS OF ILLEGAL WAR IRAQ:Top > Society > Issues > Warfare and Conflict > Specific Conflicts > Iraq > News and Media(Source: ALEXA BROWSE)
Number One. URUKNET.INFO ITALY www.uruknet.infoI just received this e mail message from my editor in Italy, Paola of Uruknet. We are dancing. She is in her office, and I am in my kitchen.
You might remember a diary I did about a week ago "Censorship of the News in America -- Google Shuts Off Uruknet." Well, it is true, Google de-listed the number one News Source about the war in Iraq for 6 and a half days, from the 4th of June through the 10th of June, 2005. More about that below.
Top > Society > Issues > Warfare and Conflict > Specific Conflicts > Iraq > News and Media
Most Popular In News and Media
The most visited sites in all 'News and Media' categories.
2. CNN: War in Iraq
3. Los Angeles Times: After the War
4. New York Times: A Nation at War
5. Kevin Sites Blog
6. Electronic Iraq
7. Iraqi News
8. Iraq Today
9. BBC News: Iraq in Transition
10. CBS News: Iraq - After Saddam
Top Story Running On Uruknet Now:
If I Have a Chance to Invade..."
Old News Indeed: In 1999, Bush Craved Opportunity to Attack Iraq
GARY LEUPP, CounterPunch
June 20, 2005
Some time between January and May 1999 presidential aspirant George W. Bush was talking with Mickey Herskowitz, a former Houston Chronicle sports columnist who'd been signed on to ghostwrite his autobiography. And the future president spoke unto Herskowitz, saying:
"One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief. My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it. If I have a chance to invade---if I had that much capital, I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed and I'm going to have a successful presidency."Top Story Uruknet; Gary LeuppSee Also:CENSORSHIP OF THE NEWS IN AMERICA -- Google Shuts Off UruknetEarlier this year Uruknet was delisted as a result of these two articles by Michelle Malkin.Michelle Malkin: GOOGLE NEWS: NOT SO FAIR AND BALANCED
By Michelle Malkin • February 05, 2005 06:49 PM ... Yes, and especially so when
you see that LGF is excluded from Google News sources while uruknet.info, ...MalkinMichelle Malkin: THE ITALIAN HOSTAGE JOB By Michelle Malkin • March 07, 2005 06:24 AM ... sympathizers include the World
Socialist Web Site and the pro-Saddam propagandists at uruknet.info. MalkinAs a result of these two articles, Google gave in to pressure and de-listed Uruknet until so much pressure from readers’ complaints forced Google to re-list again. But what happened between the 4th and 10th of June was even more serious, as the articles between those dates were ghosted altogether. Even tonight if you typed Uruknet into your news search on Google, you would not find any articles listed between those dates, but if you were in Italy they would be listed.
Google has different practices in its news listing for different countries. In China the word “democracy