One of the problems of the official media is that
they leave things out. The Web can rectify this.
is a good place to start. Use their search facility to read the
other side to the news stories.
is a good British site.
The Memory Hole is
another place where non-stories (as far as the mainstream media
are concerned) are stored, but it is mainly concerned with American
This page will build up references to non-stories
especially UK ones, as and when they occur.
Then there's GannonGate.
"Ordinarily, revelations that a former male prostitute, using
an alias (Jeff Gannon) and working for a phony news organization,
was ushered into the White House -- without undergoing a full-blown
security background check -- in order to pose softball questions
to administration officials would qualify as news by any recent
We begin with the 2/11
Assault on Democracy by George W Bush.. Whis is of course
an American story, but every rule has its exception. (The Guardian
did post a piece by Michael Meacher on 2.2.05)
Then, still on the American election, the story
of Beorge Bush's debate cheating earpiece was spiked.
of the expert committees to implement an Indian Ocean tsunami
warning system has not received the attention it deserves.
Then there is the ability of Tony
Blair to pretend that he cares about Global Warming. No commentator
picks this one up.
Hmmm...what else? Anyone ever heard of GATS?
The General Agreement on Trashing Services? No? Thought not. How
would you if it never makes it into the papers? It only means
the Thatcherisation of the planet, after all.
And there's the story about how the US Army forgot
to put a guard on Saddam Hussein's armoury, so that the insurgents
looted the whole lot. It did surface as a one day wonder, but
almost no commentators picked it up. Here's
one that survived.
What else? Ah yes - Operation Iraqi Liberation.
All it took was for Bliar to say that the
oil motive was a conspiracy theory and no more was heard about
And while on the sticky subject of oil, how many
readers know about Peak Oil?
Mismatch between oil supply
and demand? Funny nobody mentions it. They tell us what the
FTSE and Wall St are doing every day. Think they'd be interested...
While on the subject of Iraq (when will we ever
get off it?) just try Googling
April Glaspie Saddam Hussein
and see what you learn...
This is just a start. If you have a non-story
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