The White House and President Obama have taken another page out of the Bush playbook, classic “kill the messenger” instead of looking at the problem at hand. Last week, the White House press secretary Jay Carney stated that the President was disappointed with the LA Times over posting photos of soldier misconduct.

This is just the latest controversy related to soldier misconduct arising from Washington’s nation-building operations in the Middle East. And the same misdirected outrage at the media from above has gone on since Vietnam and every conflict afterward to varying degrees. What has changed is with the advent of blogs and online news sites competing with mainstream media, standard news sources such as newspapers, have been forced to bring these issues to light or get bested by a blogger who breaks the story first. This is another example of the competitive tension between new media and “old” media producing more informative news coverage and creating more transparency.

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Tom Brown is a constitutional Republican, based in Pennsylvania, who advocates Austrian economic principles. His blog, TheTGBReport.com, provides analysis of political and economically-critical issues. It focuses on political and economic news that affects your life. Tom is a frequent contributor to the Independent Voter Network website http://ivn.us/ Tom has worked on local, county, and state-wide political campaigns. In addition, he has experience in private industry, doing research for international trade hearings. Favorite figures in history include John Adams, Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Barry Goldwater, Ron Paul, and other fiscally-conservative, true free market advocates
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  1. Bouba June 10, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    it better myslef. Ron Paul is a nut case and his supporters are cluless.Bruce.Leda MayI HAVE THIS VISION OF WHAT A PRESIDENT HAS THE VERY FIRST DAY SPOKEN TO HIM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS .HE’S LEAD INTO A CIGAR SMOKE FILLED ROOM FULL OF MAYBE 20 EVIL MEN THEY SIT HIM DOWN..RON PAUL IS CLUELESS AS TO WHY HE IS THERE. THEY TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN AND PLAY A FILM FROM? AN ANGLE NEVER SEEN BEFORE OF KENNEDY’S ASSASSINATION CLOSE UP AND TELL HIM.. ANY QUESTIONS? I REALLY HOPE MILD MANNERED MR. PAUL CAN STAND UP AND SAY, F*** YOU BASTARDS!!! AND RIGHT THEN HAVE THEM LOCKED UP!THIS CORP BANK OIL RAN PLANET NEEDS TO STOP AND RON NEEDS OUR SUPPORT.!!!!!WE NEED TO GIVE THE WHITE HOUSE AN ENEMA SO BAD IT IS NOT EVEN FUNNY!OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!! OR AT LEAST PRISON.. TOSS THEM FROM 911 AND WE APPLAUD AS THEY SPLAT! CHARGE PAY PER VIEW.. WE’D MAKE BILLIONS ON CHENEY ALONE!!!!TAKE NO MORE SHIT!!!-MUCH LOVELEDA

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