'Project Censored - 2010'

"Project Censored is one of the organizations that we should listen to, to be assured that our newspapers and our broadcast outlets are practicing thorough and ethical journalism."
— Walter Cronkite


It’s that time of the year again! Sonoma State University has released its 33rd annual “Project Censored” list.

Here are the top 25 news stories of 2009 most neglected by the U.S. media. (To read articles, go to the link at the bottom of this post, where each headline is an active link to the story.)

1. U.S. Congress Sells Out to Wall Street

2. U.S. Schools are More Segregated Today than in the 1950s

3. Toxic Waste Behind Somali Pirates

4. Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina

5. Europe Blocks U.S. Toxic Products

6. Lobbyists Buy Congress

7. Obama’s Military Appointments Have Corrupt Past

8. Bailed Out Banks and America’s Wealthiest Cheat IRS Out of Billions

9. U.S. Arms Used for War Crimes in Gaza

10. Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimate

11. Private Corporations Profit from the Occupation of Palestine

12. Mysterious Death of Mike Connell—Karl Rove’s Election Thief

13. Katrina’s Hidden Race War

14. Congress Invested in Defense Contracts

15. World Bank’s Carbon Trade Fiasco

16. U.S. Repression of Haiti Continues

17. The ICC Facilitates U.S. Covert War in Sudan

18. Ecuador’s Constitutional Rights of Nature

19. Bank Bailout Recipients Spent to Defeat Labor

20. Secret Control of the Presidential Debates

21. Recession Causes States to Cut Welfare

22. Obama’s Trilateral Commission Team

23. Activists Slam World Water Forum as a Corporate-Driven Fraud

24. Dollar Glut Finances U.S. Military Expansion

25. Fast Track Oil Exploitation in Western Amazon



Ranch Chimp said...

Good Morning Ms.BJ and thank you for the posting. Neglected? Hmmm I wonder why?

Good to see your feeling better, tis the season...you know how it goes.

Take Care Ms.BJ ...........

Sue said...

So, these top stories were passed over because..... we wanted to here things like what Palin and Bachmann are saying, Limbaugh didn't get his football team, Glenn Beck is warning us about marxism and socialism. What have we become??

B.J. said...

Thanks, Ranch Chimp. I am feeling better!

Sue: You make an excellent point! You know I gave up TV about four months ago, thought I could get my news online (news, not opinion). Hahahaha! You should read the “Latest News” headlines on cnn.com – mostly tabloid crap!

When I worked in the newsroom all those years we couldn’t wait for the wire service to run the “Project Censored” list. They are quite often dead-on. One year the number one story was “Neocons,” and that was before anyone had ever heard the word!

Of course, Jean Dixon’s predictions for the upcoming year were popular, too. Just for the fun of it!

I’m going to go read the headline with Karl Rove in it!


Falzone for America said...

Here's another detail going under the radar.

The primary reason for the need for health care reform was always to furnish access to much needed health care to the 46 million hard working uninsured Americans who currently struggle through life without the basic right to adequate health care. With an average of 44,000 deaths per year due to the lack of health care coverage, the uninsured await in hopeful anticipation that our politicians will do the right thing, enabling the millions to no longer be forced to visit make-shift free clinics originally designed to serve in third world countries (attached pics). Unfortunately though, our politicians are heading down a health reform course which is getting farther and farther away from it's intent.

In fact, a quick review of the Congressional Health Care Bill recently presented exposes th e fact that the millions currently in need could actually end up in worse shape than they are now if this bill was to pass. Although the bill does expand the number of individuals eligible for Medicaid to the 150% poverty level -which is approximately $16,200 for a single individual, for all who earn above that dollar limit the plan will force or mandate that every American buys insurance on their own (if it is not furnished by their employer) or be penalized. The penalty will be in the form of a tax penalty equal to 2.5% of their annual income. In other words, the very people who health reform is supposed to help will be fined for being too poor to afford this great health care coverage ! It's like a penalty for being poor. And they still won't have coverage.

Frodo, some changes aren't, said...

Have you ridden on a bus in a big city, anywhere, in the last several years? Do you know where black guys tend to sit?
They sit in the back; generally because they can, and it drives Hobbits crazy.
Headline Number Two will get Frodo going for hours on end. It is a story "uncovered," if you will,only because it can't be explained in text messaging.
Frodo wonders about the racial make-up of Sidwell Friends. Frodo bets it hasn't changed much, either. Why? Because they can, and it drives Hobbits crazy.