By Brent Battle <email@example.com>
March 10, 2005
A common misconception some are led to believe is that the
mainstream press has a liberal bias. Those ascribing to the “liberal
bias” myth believe the press will take any attempt to tarnish the
President and other right-wingers credibility and reputations. If this were
so, surely they would’ve picked up on the suspicious suicides of people
pointing fingers at our government leaders — Hunter S. Thompson,
Gary Webb, Terrance Yeakey and Margie
Ironically, all four lives ended before evidence could be
presented calling out the political heads involved in corruption and scandals.
The night before Thompson’s death, he told his friend
at the Toronto Globe he had been working on a book regarding the Sept. 11
attacks being a controlled demolition — strategically placed explosives.
He claimed “hard evidence” gathered proves the
buildings were not brought down by planes and was afraid he might be “suicided.”
In our own state, former Oklahoma City Police Officer
Terrance Yeakey was one of the first responders to the Murrah
Building bombing on April 19, 1995.
He was working on presenting evidence to the public about
the bombing being a government cover-up, but he was found dead in a field
in El Reno.
The report claimed he slit both his wrist, stabbed
himself in both sides of the jugular, then walked from his car a mile and
a half and shot himself.
“The bullet entered the upper temple on the right side
and exited below the upper jaw bone on the left side, meaning the gun would
have been pointed in a downward angle - a most unlikely way for a person
bent on suicide to hold a gun,” according to the Spotlight, an Internet
One witness said the inside of Yeakey’s car looked like
someone had slaughtered a pig.
Gary Webb, who died last December, was working
on a book about the government cover-up of CIA drug smuggling in the 1980s.
His findings will be highlighted in the film “American Drug War”
by Alex Jones.
The clip he will use is from a special by MSNBC on the drug-smuggling
featuring Webb. Following Webb’s mysterious death, no follow-up story
has been made by MSNBC.
The only hole in the story noticeable on the surface was how
Webb managed to shoot himself in the head twice.
Like Thompson and Yeakey, Webb’s friends and family
saw no indication he was a man about to end his own life. In addition, none
of them left suicide notes. In fact, Thompson, Yeakey and Webb were working
on something monumental.
The most interesting death thus far is the alleged suicide
Margie Shoedinger, the only woman who has accused President
Bush of sexual assault.
died on Sept. 22, 2003, the only news organizations to run this story
were the one in her local town and the “New Nation” in London,
a very small circulated paper. The story has gone virtually unnoticed,
completely blacked out from the public eye.
One would assume if the media in this country hates Bush and
Republicans so much, they would run more stories like these. But that is
the lie being spread on television and radio — that a “liberal
media” bias truly exists.
Isn’t it strange those deeply involved in the mainstream
press, like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, are saying there is a liberal
Most importantly, we should be asking ourselves who controls
the mainstream news and what exactly constitutes “news worthy.”
Last week the news organizations couldn’t stop talking about Martha
Stewart and Michael Jackson.
“They’re gonna make it look like suicide,”
Thompson told his friend at the Toronto Globe. “I know how these bastards
Brent Battle is an opinion columnist at The Daily O’Collegian.
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