(GlobalResearch) – Defending America covertly has become an ongoing theme for one more TV series. Salute the flag and praise NBC (GE) for its latest effort to persuade the population to accept the kind of secret operations that now drive the war in Afghanistan. Their latest show is called “Covert Affairs” and airs on the patriotically named USA Network.
This fiction is based on faction, glamorizing the work of our unaccountable CIA at home and at war with Piper Perabo who has been promoted from dancing barmaid in Coyote Ugly into a CIA trainee “who is suddenly thrust into the inner sanctum of the agency after being promoted to field operative.”
The dumbed down formula is tried and true , showcasing what TV pros call “the three S’s:” Sex, Spies, and Sensationalism. Continue reading
President Obama’s highly anticipated health care speech started on a totally different subject: The economy. Continue reading
(DannySchechter) – Economic Stress Is Hidden, But It’s There in a Recovery That Isn’t. Continue reading
Will the Financial Reforms lead to Change or just Prop up the Status Quo?
It is almost axiomatic to argue that renewal comes out of chaos. And reform and change are born in crisis. Continue reading