Thursday, February 14, 2008

If you don't like the news, hide the news.

posted by The Vidiot @ 11:27 AM Permalink

The Bush administration has this tactic down to a fine art. The first I heard of it was with them not publishing the M3 number anymore (M3 is the measurement for money that is printed. It's a way to ascertain the inflation rate, which, through reconstructing the M3 number, we find that inflation is running at about 18%. I guess they didn't want anybody to easily know how much money they were printing.)

And they've done it again with some other economic indicators. Read all about it here.
Alas, as the economic conditions worsen, the administration decided to shut down this “necessary” website, citing “budgetary constraints.”
Now, the police are doing the same thing.
A new bill proposed at the legislature would allow for police to withhold misconduct reports from the public. Supporters of the bill believe that police misconduct should be kept secret from the public so to not discredit police testimony. Others say that a forthright police unit is essential to the community.

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