American embassy/slave labour–still not news, apparentlyOctober 15, 2007
Hey, remember the guy who claimed that the American embassy in Baghdad was built by slave labour? Remember that? Oh, wait no, of course you don’t remember as it WASN’T REPORTED ANYWHERE.
Here’s the non-newsworthy clip!
Did something else happen on the day of that guy’s testimony to push it off the radar? Even if Britney had given birth to a gay talking hat, I still think this should have been, say, the number 2 story. But no…not a peep from the MSN. Here’s what happens if you search Google News for the story. Two results. TWO! (Update: Kevin Murphy points out that Google News only archives stories for a month, but my point still stands because, in a non-insane world, it’s a story that should have run and run.)
Well, good news! It has, thank God, turned up on the Project Censored Top 25 news stories that didn’t make the news. It’s Number 5! I know, I know, Project Censored, whoop-de-doo, but at least it proves that at least one other person out there thinks that USING SLAVES to build an AMERICAN EMBASSY might, you know, to some degree, at some level, that it might actually be a FUCKING NEWS STORY .