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New World Notes - Orwell Rolls in his Grave (Part 2)

05/14/2013 12:00 pm
05/14/2013 12:30 pm


This week on New World Notes: radio program #271, May 14, 2013, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst excerpts the second part of a timely documentary.

At the recent love fest at the new W. Bush Presidential "Library," the media and Obama too celebrated our most famous torturer and warmonger.

But this was just the straw that broke the camel's back. In the preceding weeks, the Administration had again alowed a giant media company (Comcast) to acquire 100% of another (NBC-Universal).

Then Obama announced that he will cut Social Security benefits to retirees, to reduce the budget deficit. Problem: Social Security is entirely separate from the federal budget. It has no connection to the deficit. No matter. Wall Street and the corporate press praised Obama's "courage."

The incestuous relationship of "the one percent," the corporate-controlled media, and our prostitute government is getting pretty hard to miss.

Time to hear a fine documentary on the very subject, Orwell Rolls in his Grave (2006). Introduction by K.D.

Orwell Rolls in his Grave was produced by Robert Kane Pappas. It was adapted to radio by Lyn Gerry, of the Unwelcome Guests radio program. Her complete adaptation is available (as installment #416) at


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