Weekly News Wrap-Up 1.20.12
Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
There are about a dozen dead and twenty more missing off the coast of Italy. Video of the Costal Concordia on its side made this story irresistible to the mainstream media. It got wall-to-wall coverage, but does it really affect the everyday lives of Americans? No!! It took away time for stories that are much more important, and, no, I am not talking about the tawdry tale from Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife. This is all the stuff to keep the public busy with the things that really do not affect their lives. The internet piracy legislation in the House and Senate affect all Americans, and little is said about it in the mainstream media (MSM). Thousands of sites are protesting, and Congress is feeling the heat.
Many say this is much more than stopping internet piracy but censorship of free speech. Iran naval commanders say they have the torpedo technology to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier. The rhetoric is increasing by the day right along with the possibility of war. Congressman Ron Paul took a break from campaigning to introduce legislation to strip the NDAA law of its indefinite detention provisions. Many are against the detainment of Americans without formal charges or trial for terrorism. Why isn’t the MSM covering this important battle? All these stories and more are covered by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com in the Weekly News Wrap-Up.