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Sounds like he might owe royalties to Al Franken....

I'm glad Hans is so concerned about America! I only wish he was as concerned about his own country. Unless he has no problem with 10.5% unemployment and zero GDP! Not to mention that his country has a population that is becoming less Christian and more Muslim!

"Objective Expert" Leyendecker has found a similarly eager and needless to say publicly funded marketing vehicle for his book in "db mobil". This is Deutsche Bahn's (the German state railways) free "information" magazine available on all highspeed ICE trains. Deutsche Bahn is still 100% publicly owned.

Most remarkable is how supposedly objective "db mobil" introduces its anti-Bush "book of the month" with a prize giveaway to win a weekend trip to "Brussels, the capital of European politics"!

If you don't believe it, see the prize competition here in the Google cache:
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:xSqXPVGALOsJ:www.bahn.de/db_mobil/view/leute/leute3.shtml+deutsche+bahn+leyendecker&hl=de

Here a rough translation into English of the site:
"The book premier of the month!
America's dark side
Behind the facade of US-politics journalist Hans Leyendecker found a multitude of inconsistencies, which he researched and documented rigorously. mobil presents exclusive passages from the book. Whoever reads carefully can win one of 25 prizes.
Win gripping books!
The prize competition question:
The CIA's HQ can be found in what city of the state of Virginia?
Send us the correct answer and secure your chance to win a weekend trip for two to the capital of European politics Brussels (incl. train trip and hotel) or one of 24 amazing book packages. More on the websit www.rowohlt.de/mobil."


A trip to the bowels of France's pilot fish- Belgium as a prize???!!!
A vacation to brussles? I'd rather do time in port o prince haiti.
(other than overpaid MPs) Has anyone spent more than one day in the dusty, sterile and hideously backward confines of Brussles and NOT wanted to get the hell out of there within just minutes of arriving?

OT: Why does Will Smith hate america? Has anyone seen a translation of this outrageous interview?

Nick,

Thank you for the contribution, what a fabulous find. It is pretty unbelievable how pervasive this is all getting.

Ray D.

When I read or hear articles like this one I always think and hope(against the evidence) that, at some point, the German media will have reached a point where they will say: Enough! Not that they will switch sides, it's more the idea that even for them a certain point has been reached and crossing it is imoral and destructive(for them and for their readers/listeners/viewers).

After all this time, I am still shocked at the manner in which they constantly manage to set new standards of sub-journalism. I want to believe that there are still responsible people working in the German media who would not allow themselves to lower their standards. I am wrong. I am so wrong. We have all seen Nazi-style comics in German newspapers. On this site we have read articles written in Nazi Germany that sound 100% like today's "news". The weird thing is that this kind of "comics" and "articles" would have generated a huge wave of protests in Germany only a few years ago. Today... they are mainstream. Something is really rotten here. Nobody complains about justified US and Bush critique, but to claim that this is all because of Bush means to add injury to the already huge offense. Nobody in their right mind can buy that anymore.

German media likes to talk about "cycles of violence". What they are doing now is fueling a cycle of disinformation that leads to dislike and ultimately to hatred. One in a while when I watch the news I became mesmerized. I can't belive (or don't want to believe) what I hear. I sit and somehow try to rationalize that they haven't meant what they just said, it was me who got it all wrong. And then I come to my senses and realize that they mean every word they say and they know exactly what they say.

Should Kerry become President, maybe, just maybe, some of the viciousness will go away. One thing will not go away though, no matter who will be the President of the US - the absolute irrational European contempt for the US. You will only have to scratch the surface and it will erupt again in full force. Things like this are not caused by one particular President and will not go away just because of another President.

I wish I knew when and how this will stop. Quite frankly, I care less and less. The European society will eventually have to cleanse itself, and I believe it won't be pretty to watch or to be nearby.

Will Smith.. sheesh.
I'm ashamed to say that we're bot from Philadelphia...

Der Folterskandal läuft nicht so, wie sich die deutschen Medien das vorgestellt haben: Bisher haben alle Zeugen ausgesagt, daß sie keine Anweisung von oben hatten, die perversen Bilder und Stellungen zu machen. Das wird aber nicht groß berichtet, lieber verschwiegen, aber man kommt gleich mit einer neuen furchtbaren Story über furchtbare Sachen, die Amerikaner gemacht haben sollen. Diesmal ist es die THE OREGON. Nachdem man monatelang die Spekulationen und Lügen über den Folterskandal über die ganze Welt posaunt hat, läßt man einfach weg, was jetzt zutage tritt, was jeder mit normalem Verstand schon immer wußte.
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Washington · 8. August · ap/rtr/dpa · Ein am Sonntag veröffentlichter Bericht der US-Zeitung The Oregon erhärtet die Annahme, dass die Misshandlung zahlreicher Häftlinge durch irakische Polizisten von US-Kommandeuren geduldet wurde. Die Zeitung beruft sich auf Soldaten der Nationalgarde von Oregon, die versucht hätten, den misshandelten Irakern zu helfen. Sie hätten jedoch Befehl erhalten, die Häftlinge mit ihren Peinigern allein zu lassen."

Die FR berichtet wieder ganz heiß darüber. Ob wahr oder nicht, was überhaupt dran ist, wen interessiert es noch? Hauptsache schlecht, schlecht, schlecht, damit man verschweigen kann, daß man beim Thema Folterskandal ganz schön danebengelegen hat. Aber das schreibt man besser nicht. Da lenkt man lieber mit neuen Spekulationen ab.


First of all there is no state owned television Germany like in Italy. We have public television like ARD and ZDF. Many social groups decide the program of the public television.

I think Hans Leyendecker speaks out more positive than negative on the USA. He praises the American Media because it is now much more critical against the US-Government. To be critcal against any Government is the first mission of the media.

And I think Europe not only needs a change, it needs an enema.

So there, Herr Leyendecker!

Will Smith:
Hat nix kapiert. Die Nazi-Ideologie der radikalen Islamisten, deren Ziele usw.. Würde er mit seiner Hautfarbe in Darfur leben, wäre er vermutlich tot. In Saudi-Arabien wäre er Haus-Sklave. In Deutschland Nebendarsteller in einer Billig-Serie...
Leyendecker:
Hat das 1763te Buch zu Bush, usw. geschrieben. Will auch bissel Geld machen. Ist nicht so bekannt wie Michael Moore. Ist aber Chef des "Netzwerk Recherche". Da hocken die ganzen Presse-Kumpel mit drin (von Aust bis Wickert). Und protegieren ihn dann halt ein bissel.
Das Netzwerk Recherche bestimmt auch im Wesentlichen, was bei uns in den Medien erscheint, deshalb nicht wundern, wenn alle gleichgeschaltet erscheinen. Auf der Website des Netzwerks findet sich wenig über dessen Mitglieder, ich glaube aber bei Bettina Röhl´s Website mehr über diese Brüder gefunden zu haben.
An alle:
Wer will auch noch ein Buch über Bush schreiben?
Ein Tip. Besorge Dir ein Buch aus der Nazi-Zeit.
Ersetze den Begriff "Jude" durch den Namen "Bush".
Aktualisiere die Daten.
Viel Erfolg!
Grüße von Franz Hoffmann

@WhatDoIKnow..

when will it stop? It never will..
Read Kagan's book Power and Paradise.. was supposedly required reading in Brussels..

there is a summary available on line..
google Kagan Foreign Policy Review...
Very insightful..

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