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Posted by Richard Wednesday, May 04, 2011


After the strident headlines, the US administration is clawing back. CIA Director Leon Panetta now says that Obama did not see Bin Laden "getting gunned down". He came to know that he was killed only after a team used the code "Geronimo", signifying his capture - with even that assertion not making sense. Did the code-word signify capture, or a kill?

Anyhow, it was reported yesterday that Obama along with his high-level team had watched live coverage in the White House, as the commandos shot the world's most wanted terrorist, via a video camera fixed to the helmet of a US Navy Seal.

Amongst those retailing the fiction was The Daily Mail (see picture above). And then what about this drivel from Cristina Odone, the girlie's girlie who pollutes The Daily Failygraph? But Panetta stresses that officials in the Situation Room "didn't know just exactly what was going on" on Sunday for 20 to 25 minutes when the team entered the compound.

Now, did we not write about journalists putting their names to events which none of them had witnessed, or had any means of knowing that they, and the other things they wrote about, were true? Did we not write about belief systems?

Are we to see a retraction from all those clever sophisticates who wrote their falsehoods, believing them to be true – or not bothering to find out and taking them on trust? And if they got those details wrong, those which they so confidently retailed, what else did they get wrong? And why are we simpletons who need silly little things like evidence so wrong?

Then, given the very obvious gullibility of our loathsome media - these so clever, so sophisticated people - what can you trust from them? What can you trust from people who are telling us things as fact which, less than 24 hours later, are admitted to be false? And we are not referring to events in some far-flung corner of the earth, but in Washington. And how much more BS are clever, sophisticated people going to take before they wake up and realise that they are being fed BS ... and then start growing up?

And, while we're about it, it would be nice to hear from Mr Tim Montgomerie and Mr Tom Harris MP, whom we e-mailed yesterday. We await their observations with very great interest. But why is it that I suspect that we will hear nothing more from these clever, sophisticated people? No doubt they are far too grand and far too clever to reply to mail from such lowly mortals as us.

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