Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wouldn't It Be Nice To Have An Honest Free Press?

What does this tell you about our leading news sources?

Headline The Independant (London): The Demise of the Dollar
In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies...
Headline Breitbart: UN calls for new reserve currency
The United Nations called on Tuesday for a new global reserve currency to end dollar supremacy which has allowed the United States the "privilege" of building a huge trade deficit.
Headline USA Today: Letterman gets ratings bump from apology
David Letterman's apology to his wife and staff members means another big night in the Nielsen ratings for the late-night talk-show host, the Associated Press reports. ...
Headline USA Today Money: How to rebuild an investment portfolio after recession's hit
One year after the collapse of Lehman Bros., the average stock mutual fund is virtually unchanged. ...

Headline New York Times (online): Obama Says He Won’t Slash Troops in Afghanistan
President Obama told Congressional leaders he would not substantially reduce U.S. forces in Afghanistan, but he remains undecided about a troop buildup.
Headline CNN.com: Harsh outposts pose serious challenge for U.S.
A base in Afghanistan where eight U.S. troops died in a battle over the weekend was scheduled to be closed in the next few days, CNN has learned.
Headline Time Magazine (Online): The Orangutans of Sumatra Under Threat*
The cultivation of palm oil damages the habitat of the apes of Sumatra.

* To Be fair, I am only dealing with the leading headlines. Time Magazine online did have a link to an editorial What if oil weren't priced in dollars? It stated:"Such a change wouldn't be unmitigated bad news for Americans."

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