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Conspiracy theories seem to be the theme for 20005 in the corporate media!
It’s not even a
week into the new year and already, conspiracy theorists in the corporate media are out in force!
One of the more popular
topics is the Gonzales hearing. I’ll start with the Washington Post. There were so many different theories there, they went ahead and printed two in today’s paper. One writer
said that Gonzales would, in fact, honor what he called “torture pacts”. However, one of his colleagues said that
there were no “torture pacts” at all! They were actually “clemency memos”! (Clemency = “leniency
and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice”) The AP said the latter
two were absurd and they were “prisoner treaties”. Moving on, it must have been tin foil hat day at the USA Today,
which claimed the hearing was simply a chance for Gonzales to show he's more than a “yes man”. And the KC Star
said that the hearings wouldn’t even focus on Gonzales, but on detainees.