Three or four hundred people heckled and screamed at George W. Bush yesterday at Kutztown, PA. as he gave a speech at Kutztown University.
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Roads were closed for twenty miles around in order to keep security for Bush. Local residents and passers-through could not get through the larger area simply because State Troopers had been instructed by the Secret Service to cut off all road access for a twenty-mile radius.
Yet, the media showed only a couple dozen supporters on television and stated that Bush received generally nothing but accolades.
This is similar to other major media whitewash wherein Bush has given speeches before imported crowds – which was the case in Kutztown. Supporters at Washington, DC events stood standing in front of him in areas designated by the Secret Service. Yet, all protestors, numbering at times in the tens of thousands, were forced to assemble in ‘free speech areas’ up to two miles away from the President, who never hears them nor hears of them.
At Kutztown, a small community with a state-owned University, he had the rare occasion to actually hear their protests. As a policy, he is isolated from protest, even in other countries such as Britain, where whole blocks are shut down for hours until Bush leaves a particular building while visiting people like his counterpart Tony Blair.
Also, police deliberately use intimidation tactics such as arresting and charging clearly peaceful protestors, sometimes even elderly adults, with extremely violent crimes in hopes of deterring other dissidents by word-of-mouth.
Thus, different tactics are used by law enforcement in order to protect and isolate Bush from public protest.
This could not possibly be necessary if Bush were truly popular throughout the nation. It is well known that he has attracted unprecedented ire abroad, but the media have done an excellent job of deceiving the American public about Bush’s actual popularity and his reception by the general public wherever he goes. This has been true since he was brought into office, at which time his limousine was relentlessly pelted and crowds booed him loudly and angrily, although the media also did not allow the national public to see this. It can however be seen in Michael Moore’s film ‘Fahrenheit 9-11’.
Bush also recently refused to speak at the NAACP convention, the first American President to make such a refusal since Herbert Hoover in the days of the Great Depression.
Fox Network has been identified as one of the major participants in ‘media spin’ in favor of Bush, often completely blanketing out facts about events in which Bush has been shown great displeasure and anger by thousands and tens of thousands of dissident citizens. They broadcast, instead, false images of outpouring of public support at rallies, speeches and other public outings. They also conceal, by censorious editorial omission, the fact that the general public is inundated with massive road-closings, shutdowns of entire segments of major cities and unlawful relocation or unjustifiable, violent dispersal by police.
The major networks and newspapers of course have in general followed these policies, but Fox is the main culprit, with Bush cousin John Ellis running Fox coverage of the contested election. He helped Bush to gain last-minute votes by falsely broadcasting a Bush victory while Gore still held the majority of ballots. It is believed this was done to cause as many last-minute voters as possible to change their votes to Bush in order to cast a winning vote.
Big Media has done so much damage to the American Peoples’ ability to correctly perceive circumstances surrounding the Presidency by obscuring or baldfacedly changing news of events and personalities around the President that it cannot be trusted to credibly inform the Nation.
The effect has been to create the illusion that the President has vastly greater support than he indeed commands, and to quell serious scandals in his election bid and in his term as President, which would surely cause him to be impeached.
It was easy for the right-wing press, which is apparently the vast majority of major press, to justify massive overload coverage of Clinton’s scandal and impeachment over the Lewinsky affair. Yet, treasonous acts by Bush, his family and friends do not rate the attention of the American People in the view of the editors and owners of these information venues.
These of course are Bush’s fellow billionaires, who operate their means of information transmission at a great disadvantage to the American People and to their horrific detriment. This is especially true in the cases of American soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen coming home dead and mutilated for a war already long shown to be unjust, illegal and unnecessary.