More disillusionment….

October 19, 2006

It’s hard to think about the future sometime.  Sometimes it makes me not only anxious, but sad.  

From the website MediaMatters, this story on Bush’s signing of the “Military Commissions Act of 2006” which allows “the president (to) simply designate any noncitizen in the United States or elsewhere an unlawful enemy combatant and lock that person away indefinitely, with no access to any tribunal to review his or her detention.”

ABC World News ignored Democratic criticism of detainee bill; NBC, CBS downplayed story altogether

Summary: In her report on President Bush’s signing of the controversial detainee bill, ABC’s Martha Raddatz noted Sen. Russ Feingold’s general opposition to the bill but gave no indication of Feingold’s specific criticism — that the bill “allows the government to seize individuals on American soil and detain them indefinitely with no opportunity to challenge their detention in court.” Nightly news broadcasts on NBC and CBS devoted little attention to the bill’s signing and ignored Democratic criticism of it altogether.



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