Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What press conference? We don't need no "stinkin" press conference.

"We can and must do better and apologize for this error in judgement"

So says Mr. Harvey Johnson, who is a Deputy Administrator at F-ake-MA.

Poor Mr. Johnson. He had to utter that statement after it was learned that F-ake-MA actually called a fake press conference to discuss the California fires. Now if this isn't a new low for the frat boy and one of his agencies I don't know what is. Like what the fuck is a fake press conference? I mean in a country that supposedly has a free and open press, how can a government agency get away -or even think they can get away-with staging a fake press conference? And I hope the frat boy and his White House doesn't try to distance themselves from this latest incredibly stupid act. Because, as it turns out, they were aware of it, and they were complicit in yet another incompetent act.

But I guess I can't blame the frat boy's peeps for thinking they can get away with this type of shit. When you have had FOX NOISE and other so called news agencies shilling (not the British coin woozie) for you since day one, it's easy to think that you can hold a fake press conference and get away with it.

Thank goodness for real news organizations like the Washington Post; and real reporters like Al Kaman. Mr. Kaman was able to uncover press gate, and he gave us this little gem:

"He was apparently quite familiar with the reporters — in one case, he appears to say 'Mike' and points to a reporter — and was asked an oddly in-house question about 'what it means to have an emergency declaration as opposed to a major disaster declaration' signed by the president. He once again explained smoothly…

'And so I think what you’re really seeing here is the benefit of experience, the benefit of good leadership and the benefit of good partnership,' Johnson said, 'none of which were present in Katrina.' (Wasn’t Michael Chertoff DHS chief then?) Very smooth, very professional. But something didn’t seem right. The reporters were lobbing too many softballs. No one asked about trailers with formaldehyde for those made homeless by the fires. And the media seemed to be giving Johnson all day to wax on and on about FEMA’s greatness."

And to think we were actually starting to think that F-ake-MA had gotten their act together after Katrina. We should have known better. After all, we are talking about George Bush here. And isn't he a fake President?


Jose said...

This isn't the first time he staged this kind of event. I believe a couple of years back, he staged a conversation with some of the troops in Iraq and had them practice lines that he would respond to, and they would all smile. What Bush didn't know was that the cameras were rolling during the practice, too, so we got to see that.

Btw, we can't see the e-mail your boy sent. Yahoo doesn't allow us to check others' e-mails ... unless your name is CIA, FBI, et. al. ... ;-)

field negro said...

Yep, Jose I forgot about his little incident with the troops.

Good point.

I will check on that e-mail issue.

Maybe I wil do a partial cut and paste job.


RavenRavings said...

I noticed yur margin commentary on Stan O'Neal of Merrill Lynch. I don't get why he's "house" or a "negro." I can't imagine what is more quintessential field negro than toppling an American corporate giant while skimming over a 150 million dollars for the black cause--even if the black starts with just a single Black man. Better Stan than the "man." I'm surprised about how unstrategic we can be about our strategy. Moreover, there is nothing particular "negro" about Stan Neal's golden parachute. To call it that is to localize "golden parachutes" to Black incompetence adn greed. This is wrong because these are standard payouts of major corporations and financial instituions. Wasn't it Eisner who left with 500 mil to one billion after a few months?

field negro said...

raven, I must admit that I was somewhat torn with Stan. Because I get your point about "skimming the man", and incompetents being color blind. But at the end of the day, just because Eisner and other CEO's benefited from their incompetents, it doesn't doesn't make it right.

But maybe I will remove him from FN status when I see what he does with his new found wealth.

If Stan spreads some of that money around to worthy black causes (Like my man Cos) well then I might have to reconsider.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

Karl Rove left college to work for Republicans. But, I think he and a lot of his associates still had time to read George Orwell's "1984." This is a "1984" presidency if we've ever seen one. Is there ANYTHING these people won't try to manufacture?

Anonymous said...

I was reading about this at CBS website and wondering when you going to write a post.

Great country you live in, where govt bodies can lie and give fake news and get away with it.

Must be nice to live in A-May-Ree-Ka.

Shy Giraffe

guerreiranigeriana said...

you said it...a fake president, a fake administration, fake government and a fake democracy...with all this fake fuckery in the us, i'm still wondering why the us thinks they can spread democracy anywhere else...it makes me giggle when they try and talk about other nations and supposed failed nations...i'm so sick of the fuckery...

jose said...

thanks for fixing the e-mail, because they're making it overt now how they want to gut out the middle class.

Joel said...

I think I was actually more disturbed by what the Frat Boy himself said when he implied last week that the Katrina non-response was the fault of the victims for not electing more competent local leaders (i.e., they should vote republican if they want to catch a raft next time).

Compare how this country invests in infrastructure and emergency preparedness to how they do it in the netherlands (which has all the same physical challenges that New Orleans has). their FEDERAL government made safety a priority and spent 50 years investing in infrastructure. What do we get? Levees, damns and canals built for the shipping industry, environmental degradation for industry and no investment at all in protecting the lives and homes of working class people who make those factories and ports run.

Oh well, I have to go catch CNN's latest update on the Britney Spears custody battle.

Ferdzy said...

Dude! You think government press conferences aren't fake even when "real" journalists show up?

My own opinion is that there hasn't been a real press conference in the U.S. in years. Just a bunch of yapping lap-dogs being trotted around a ring.

Christopher Chambers said...

Oh leave them alone. The dickheads (including quite a few of our black churchfolk and other fools of color who thought it was more important that faggots and lesbians not be allowed to love each other and marry) who put this crew in office clearly aren't moved nor do they even care, so save your indignation or satire for the Iran War Message coming during the presidential debates this time next year.


awb said...

Are people actually going to fall for an Iran war? Are the thugs in this administration finally going to go too far and underestimate the attention span of the american public? This is like deja vu all over again.

I do have some hope, because I thought it was going down in October...

Jimbo said...

interesting development


Attorneymom said...

Negro, please review the articles below and let me know your opinion.



Christopher Chambers said...

Field, maybe your Mayor should have a fake press conference, as the brothas seem to be acting like rabid dogs in Philly--a cop gets shot in the head just rolling up for a donut? A crossing guard get shot? Lord, dude...Bill Cosby's hometown's turning into one big advertisment for his book?

Anonymous said...

I'm speechless...


field negro said...

"Field, maybe your Mayor should have a fake press conference, as the brothas seem to be acting like rabid dogs in Philly--a cop gets shot in the head just rolling up for a donut?"

Yep, and cop shot in his car last night by some guy who had just popped two people sitting in their car in Center City (which is a WSZ) and the cop chased him to the river where he proceeded to jump in and drown to death.

Yes it's getting ill here in Killadelphia, Pistolvania.

jimbo and attorneymom I will check out those links.

Zimbel said...

This looks like a slight variant of their prior bag of tricks - but a fake news conference is quite a bit easier to spot than a fake news report - and it pisses off more people.

Neville Brand said...

An apology to black americans:


Anonymous said...

Why are you surprised? This isn't the first time, just one more time they got caught. The question you should be asking is, How much more contrived information have they gotten past that we didn't catch? Why should you believe anything they have to say?

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