Thursday, March 23, 2006

EXAMPLE:'s email to members discussing AP-Jennifer Loven's "straw man" story

This is a copy of an email received by MoveOn.ORG listserve subscribers about The AP's March 19, 2006 story on President Bush's "straw man" rhetorical technique.

From: Noah T. Winer, Civic Action [] Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:22 PMSubject: Right wing attacks AP for watchdog reporting

The AP provided a stellar example of strong watchdog journalism this week by detailing how President Bush defines his opponents' positions inaccurately in speeches, then knocks them down. The right wing is furious and is calling for the AP reporter to be fired.

Can you defend watchdog journalism by thanking the AP for this story?

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Dear Media Action member,Some reporters take notes on what President Bush says and don't bother to research what is and isn't true. But the AP took a bold step this week and engaged in exactly the sort of strong watchdog journalism MoveOn Media Action members have been calling for.The story, called "Bush Using Straw-Man Arguments in Speeches," details how President Bush defines his opponents' positions in a way that "bears little resemblance to their actual position" and then knocks down those fake arguments.1The right wing is already attacking the AP for publishing this story and is trying to intimidate the journalist, Jennifer Loven, by attacking her personally.2 Those attacks could muzzle hard-hitting stories in the future unless the AP gets positive feedback from the public at large.Read the news story, then thank reporters at the AP for this sort of strong watchdog journalism.First, read the story:

Then, write to the AP by clicking here: The AP provides stories to thousands of newspapers worldwide, so your positive comments can have a huge impact. Take a couple minutes to read the full story before writing a thoughtful, polite comment from the heart. The more personal your note is, the more effective it will be.AP reporter Jennifer Loven examined a pattern of President Bush debating against opposing arguments no one is making—like "Some say that if you're Muslim you can't be free"—to make his opponents look unreasonable and to avoid the real debates. Here's an excerpt:
"When the president starts a sentence with "some say" or offers up what "some in Washington" believe, as he is doing more often these days, a rhetorical retort almost assuredly follows.
"The device usually is code for Democrats or other White House opponents. In describing what they advocate, Bush often omits an important nuance or substitutes an extreme stance that bears little resemblance to their actual position.
"He typically then says he "strongly disagrees"—conveniently knocking down a straw man of his own making.Bush routinely is criticized for dressing up events with a too-rosy glow. But experts in political speech say the straw man device, in which the president makes himself appear entirely reasonable by contrast to supposed "critics," is just as problematic...
"A specialist in presidential rhetoric, Wayne Fields of Washington University in St. Louis, views it as "a bizarre kind of double talk" that abuses the rules of legitimate discussion.
"It's such a phenomenal hole in the national debate that you can have arguments with nonexistent people," Fields said. "All politicians try to get away with this to a certain extent. What's striking here is how much this administration rests on a foundation of this kind of stuff."1
This AP story is a great example of the media we want: fearless reporting that explodes political deception and digs into the assertions of people in power to see if they are true. This is hard work, and it risks attack from political ideologues angry at being challenged.The right wing has responded to Loven's truth-telling by attacking her personally and demanding she lose her job.2 The enemies of journalism would rather the press serve as a lapdog to those in power. Before the AP turns tail in fear, we must prove the general public wants more fearless, watchdog journalism like Loven's "Bush Using Straw-Man Arguments in Speeches."Can you read this strong watchdog reporting, then thank the AP? It's important to read the story first.

First, read the story at:, write to the AP by clicking here: Thank you for all you do.–Noah T. Winer and Adam Green MoveOn Media Action
Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Sources:1. "Bush Using Straw-Man Arguments in Speeches," Associated Press, March 18, 2006 "A New Low for Loven," Power Line blog, March 19, 2006

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Please send this to everyone you know: Thank you, Ted: O: 360-336-3057 PST USA
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We have 200 Million Stocks standing by, waiting for us to go public
Every entrepreneur in the world is mad: I've known since 2000 that this would take place, I've been pounding on the USA Federal Senator, all 100, sending them my: 'What's Wrong with the USA' document, it was on a domain, but had to take it down, in case an investor or sporting employee didn't like my comments/concerns: There are NO Costing Controls: The Real Estate industry is completely out of control, no-one has done anything to stop them! It’s NOT the Oil/gas: It’s the homes….costing: A homes original value ($55 K) is now being sold for ($200 K-$450 K)! Rental rooms worth $(150) are being Rented/Leased for $(500-750). The World is being destroyed because there are NO Costing controls!
Congratulations President Obama!
What a joy! Hope you’re feeling GREAT
What a ride to the TOP!
I have two extremely important requests:
1: The following is NOT a request: I am demanding you start internal investigations about what is destroying our nation and do something about it! For the last 8+ years the USA is being destroyed and NO-ONE has done anything to STOP it! If your require help, once my corporation is started we will gladly support you
2: Your drive to the Presidency would have failed without help: I just lost October 1st access to the World’s Super Investors that had offered $1 Billion at $20 mil per month starting October 1st. Please send the following contact to the persons that helped you, or may have access to the worlds 360 super investors that are waiting for My Shield to contact them: I can’t without a Gate Keeper….Sincerely, Ted Anderson USMC/DoD contractor
My Shield Corporation
Anderson TR CEO*Chairman
Executive Offices: Seattle
28 Military Bases
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W: Click on ‘For Marines Only’ To see our defense systems
Our Inventions/projects are to STOP: ‘Bad Guys*Terrorists*Pirates*To SAVE Homes from Disasters*
& TO HELP STOP: Fraud Investors*Spammers'
President Obama, they all know:
Do you want to be our next: President*V.P.? Stop discussing the WAR and DISCUSS: what has caused the USA to be destroyed! I know what to do! Do you?
2008: I’ve been sending this document starting in 2000; they all have received it by email/fax/UPS/Snail mail. All 100 Federal Senators and most Congressmen, it is posted on the domains of the {wantabe} future USA President: It was faxed to the President and all controlling Financial Directors: THEY ALL KNOW! Please interview me, the one that knows what has caused this, and what is required to STOP this horrible situation taking place today, I’ve known this would happen for eight years! If I could start a Class Action Suit, I would charge the USA Brokers*Real Estate agents and charge them with Criminal Fraud for attempting to destroy the USA: all because of GREED! Then I would add all the Federal Senators because all they’ve accomplished is to sit back, drinking coffee with their legs on their desk.

Hello to anyone that gives a damn about the USA: It is being destroyed before our eyes!
I know why} Do you?
Presidential Candidates: do you want to win, do you want to be our next President, and then do what FDR DID, and HELP THE NATION!
Numerous friends have stated: “Mr. Anderson: You should be our USA President!”

President Bush on Wednesday signed the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, calling it a “booster shot” for the American economy} Where did this money come from*Where did the funding come from to create Homeland Security*Where did the money come from to pay for the WAR? Why is our SSN coffer being drained? Do you know why/by whom? I Do!

Do you know where the $700 Billion is coming from? I do!
Sent to Senators Murray*Cantwell*McCain*Clinton*Obama
Skagit County leads the USA Worst Costing for Homes Sales! This MUST STOP! Ted

Sent to our Media News Agencies: To/CC: All Executives/Editors
Prove me wrong: You Can’t!

Bail OUT Plan: $700 Billion
It will be taken out of our SSN coffer!
This CAN’T take place!
The last three presidents have been removing billions from our SSN coffer: OUR RETIREMENT!!!!!!
More recently to pay for Homeland Security and the WAR

While they’ve done NOTHING to stop Cost increases for everything!
Once my Corporation is started I am going to:
Beat on the Federal Senators and Congress
Start a Class Action Suit and charge:
All USA Brokers*Real Estate agents and add all 100 Federal Senators and all Congress and the last three Presidents to the list
Charge them with Criminal Fraud for attempting to destroy the USA

This is a promise!
Sincerely, Ted Anderson CEO My Shield Corporation
The USA Costing has NO Control, homes worth $45K-$75K are being sold for $220K-$430K; All Brokers, and Real Estate Agents along with the Federal Senators, Congressman, and President should be charged with Criminal Fraud!

What I am hearing today is making me madder than HELL! Lowering the taxes, giving us $$ is NOT THE ANSWER TO OUR PROBLEMS!
The Brokers and Real Estate agents across our nation went wild, with NO CONTROL!

DOD/White House/Federal Senators/Congress Sent to all 100 Federal Senators several of times
Started sending to our Federal Senators in 2000
What’s wrong with the USA!
Written: Thursday, May 10, 2000
What is wrong with the USA Today? Many things, but the following involves most Americans:
President Bush is STEALING Billions/Trillions from our Social Security Coffer and nothing is being done to STOP him! This is our Retirement! If only FDR was still around!
Unemployment: Why are millions of Americans unemployed? Answer: Outsourcing: so the CEO’s, Presidents/Board members can line their pockets while they are destroying American lives, complete towns and cities are drying up, because there are so many persons unemployed, leads to horrible situations taking place today in our towns and cities. Cause for Unemployment: OUTSOURCING: Shutting down USA Companies and sending the jobs overseas. We could train other countries to make their own products, they can have their own jobs for their own country – and we need our jobs back! Why are sporting players being paid MILLIONS $$$ to play games? While most persons that work hard get paid pennies in comparison.

Costing: Why are there NO steps being taken to stop EVERYTHING that is constantly climbing so high, that no one will be able to survive because they will not be able to purchase anything? Gas is just an example. There are more vehicles and drivers, which means more gas is being sold, which means someone is making more money, why does the price have to continue to keep climbing. What are their excuses? Nothing but lies, constantly running circles around the truth. What did it cost to purchase a home in the 70’s? The same exact home is being sold today for $200-400K, NO improvements, and the same old home that is 30+ years old. Foreclosures will take banks down! No Controls!
The USA is being destroyed before our eyes and NO-ONE is doing anything about it! Pure Greed is destroying the USA!
Who should be paid the big bucks? Our Police/Nurses/Doctors/ Teachers: The persons that have to have college degrees and work jobs 24/7/365: Making how much $$. What are sporting personnel being paid to play games – how many millions each year to PLAY GAMES!!!!! What in the hell is going on? Does anyone care? Am I alone?

At this rate, no one will be able to purchase anything and what is known, as the USA will fall. The only way to stop this is to stop the persons causing it. Since the Senators can’t*Excuse me WON’T

Social Security: If millions are unemployed – where is their income – are they putting income/money into Social Security? NO! What right do our Presidents have to steal from our Social Security coffer? Our future is our SSN work over our lives, it is our retirement bank account – at least it was created for this reason, it’s certainly not that now, who changed the laws, who is allowing our money from our Social Security account to be removed by hundreds of millions at a time for what reasons. What is worse, what is going to be done about it, anything? Not the President and his dance around the truth. The Presidents reforms are too late – why didn’t he start in his first term?
One question for you: why has this taken so long? How long has President Bush been in charge? His plans are only band-aids – it will do nothing for what is causing what is wrong, he is running circles around the truth, all we are getting is snow balled! While him and his staffs are laughing while filling their bank accounts, which are filling their pockets? The Money Men running this planets Oil; Cartel, illuminati, and Skull & Bones that’s who!
TODAY Homeland Security vs. FEMA! President Bush thinks Natural Disasters are terrorists!
Katrina Disaster Rebuilding:
If the sporting folks would provide 3% of their winnings/multiple millions a year to have fun playing games, to support the rebuilding of the dikes, it would pay for it over night. That’s just a dream and will never happen
Have the US Army Corp of Engineers looked at what Japan has built to protect their cities from Typhoon’s and Tidal waves? That would be too easy; we don’t want another country helping us out with new designs that would work perfectly. Just another dream that will never happen
Corporations shutting down/closing their doors: WHY
Companies shutting down/closing their doors: WHY
Military Bases are being closed: WHY
Schools are being shut down/closed: WHY
The Cost of everything going thru the roof: WHY
I know why, do you? Does anyone care, beside me? Or am I alone? This is taking place before our eyes – I cannot believe it and NO-ONE CARES!
It is time to OUTSOURCE the following:
President Bush/Vice President Cheney/Homeland Security Director/All CEO’s that have outsourced their Corporations/Company/All Staff responsible for moving FEMA under Homeland Security
The above personnel are destroying our Nation and nothings being done about it!
The persons responsible for attempting to give control of our US Ports to Arabs, while we are fighting terrorism should be all outsourced themselves, let’s send them to the Middle East!
Homeland Security is for Anti-Terrorist USA
FEMA IS FOR Disasters: Mother Nature!
The President moved FEMA under Homeland Security – a Critical – Major Mistake – and all ready proven! I could run circles around the Homeland Security Director!
Sincerely, Anderson TR CEO
Specialist/Expert: Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, And EMI/RFI: C4ISR Designer/Engineer/Project Manager/Contracts
New Defense Systems – Fifteen
New Safe Homes and Rooms –
All I require re-access to the worlds super investors!
New Inventions & Projects: Save Lives*Stop Homes from being Destroyed: Mission: Stop the ‘Bad Guys*Terrorists*Pirates: Safe Homes/Rooms/EMS 911 Control Stations that can withstand 95% of all known disasters. Amber Alert*Safety*Security*Safe Homes/Flood Homes & Projects*Mining} Stop Disasters*Vehicle} Stop Car Chases and Hi-Jackings*Animal*Ship Protection*Civil Air Liner/Air Porters} Stop Hi-Jackings: Products/Devices/Systems: Developer: Residential & Commercial Building/Complexes and to support all disasters around the world!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Please keep in mind; it does not matter where I live. I have worked in all 50 states, in most large cities.
What you are about to read is important to our Nation and Welfare.
In the 70’s a person could purchase a 2Bdrm home at $20K-50K most anywhere in the USA. Now thirty years later, it takes that much $ just to purchase a vehicle.
You are an AMERICAN: Drop the “Republicans/Democrats” We must fight together – we are all the same color, we are White, Red, & Blue: We are Americans!
The Nations is tired of the fighting
We must stand and fight for what is right, to make changes to make our nation – not stronger, but to stop what is taking place, it is being destroyed, where are persons like President FDR?
What has happened?
Why are sporting personal paid millions to play a game? Why is there no control? Why has the Senate and Congress allowed this to happen? What about your own children, what is going to happen to them in the future? Will there be any jobs left in the USA; I doubt it, because no one is doing anything to stop Outsourcing. Will your children be able to purchase anything? Will your children die, not having a job, not having enough income to live, to purchase the basics? I have been asking President Bush to do something, he has done nothing but destroy our nation. I asked Senator Kerry’s camp to listen; they did……and would have done something.
Now: US Portals, what is next? All jobs given to third world countries?
What does the Mafia think? What does the Long Shore Unions think?
What do you think about who ever moved FEMA under Homeland Security!
Before long, all jobs in America will be moved to (Third World Countries) OUTSOURCING is destroying our Nation! Other countries should handle their own countries products; we can support/train them.
Does ANYONE CARE? Homeland Security can’t handle any natural disaster; they think an Arabic county should handle our Nations shipping Ports, what is next? Your job and everyone else’s.
Who cares? I do, does anyone else? The Presidents Commission: Who are they? They are responsible for FEMA moved under Homeland Security; they are responsible for this US Portal Outsourcing! The Presidents denies any knowledge. That is very hard to believe, since it is his commission that is making decisions, destroying our nation’s capability to handle Homeland Security and Natural Disasters!

Who is responsible? President Bush is!
It is time to OUTSOURCE:
President Bush and his V.P.
All CEO’s that have moved their corporations/companies overseas

I have created fifteen new Defense Systems for Homeland Security/US Army/US Marine Corp/All Special Ops groups/units and All Intelligence agencies/agents worldwide
Please Contact me!
METH Lab Laws:
The USA requires a change in laws. What Drug Lords 92% of the drug dealers today are in small towns/townships/cities, they are in control! NOT a Drug Lord overseas! The Police across the USA are using the DEA’s/State Drug present laws that were made in our large cities where most of the drugs problems are because of Drug Lords. To stop a Meth lab, should not take 6 months. What proof do they need – the Meth lab is making drugs for a reason. What is happening to Americans, families, children lives? They are being destroyed by Meth labs built in towns, where good families live! Our nation’s rulings/laws/regulation has to change! Do something about this – Make a new law – that any Meth lab found, can be taken down immediately and not wait for a six-month investigation. What more proof do they require – they have the persons creating the drugs, they have the equipment they are using – what more do they want! Drug Law Proceeding: New law; Investigate any location the neighbors have complained about, test local air quality, use drug testing sensors, if found positive, take down the location immediately. Washington State should prove to the Nation that this will work, I know it will, we have to stop them (Bad Guys*Drug Manufactures)…..This is important PS: Our Fire Departments and Natural Gas departments have the sensors they use to detect leaking natural gases, guess what, this same detector also detects Meth Labs! USE IT!

PSS: I dare you to prove anything above wrong! I am waiting on your decision; do you want to save our Nation? Then please do something about it.
PSSS: You have my permission to copy/fax/scan/email or use these documents to throw darts at, to start a barbecue with, go to your roof and make paper planes and throw them over the edge or use a I 4550 S6 Shredder. Please invite me to testify before your Senate/House committees.

The DOD is complaining about not having enough Scientist, Physics, Engineers, and College Degreed persons
My thoughts are the following:

Third world countries charge their children/students – families how much $$ to go to school/college, compared to what it takes in the USA.

Families since the 70’s have been having problems paying how much $$$ for their children to enter into a college, how much does it cost-TODAY?

Why does it cost so much?
Who is doing anything to stop the costing to continue to climb, so high; it is a wonder that there are any American students in college. What families can afford to send more than one child to college if any?

Before long there will no students in college because the costing has gotten so high!

No wonder there are more students in foreign nations, they do not charge so much, they know it is important for their countries children to succeed and be able to climb the ladder.

What has happened to America, does anyone care?
Who can afford to live here in the future?
What is going to happen to the families in the future?
DOES ANYONE CARE? The White House/DOD/Federal Senators/Congress
Schools USA wide, all states:
Open for classes all day, 8:30-5PM. Children are alone from 2:30 to 5PM or later, until the parents get home from their jobs, which they both have to work, because of the Costing problem. Children left alone for hours each school day, can get into trouble, the Bad Guys Know they are alone during this time.
I’m requesting all schools add two courses.
1. The first course: students are moved down to the last years teacher class, where they can help the teacher, which they have known for at least a year, helping this teacher with her/his daily work load, testing, the students can re-learn, can work in groups and in 1 hour, ensure the teacher is finished with the day’s work, so the teacher doesn’t have to take it home anymore.
2. The second course, the students return to their class. There they will work in groups, with the best student working with the students that need the most help (Math/English/History/language, etc) their teacher can support them while they are finishing their day’s homework. This will allow the teacher to work on her next day’s projects. When this last course is closed, it will be 5PM: The students are finished and don’t require going home with homework to do, the students are going home from a safe location (School) to another safe place (Home) where their parents should be home. The Teacher for the first time in their school teaching life can go home to his/her home and spend quality time with their families and not have to work on school work, because it’s finished.
This is a Win-Win situation: Contact everyone, school boards/Principals/ Senators/ Congressmen: Ignored by President

Climate: Changes
I have watched the West coast from 1970 to present, major changes have occurred over the years, many, but I will inform you of just one: I was sent to Twenty-nine Palms USMC in 1970, it was horrible after living in the Pacific NW all my life. Sand everywhere, 117 degrees all day long, and sand storms most every weekend for years, never stopping from 1970 to 1983. Then I noticed the Mojave Desert was getting some color, the humidity had raised, then NO MORE SAND STORMS! Why because the South Deserts are full of grass, flowers, bushes and holding down the sand. This has taken 20 years, I saw it, I know it and it is hard to believe what man is doing to our planet is changing it so fast.

CEO: Anderson, TR
My Shield Corporation
Office: 360-336-3057 PST USA
I started this on July 4th 1974 the day I returned from the Viet Nam War: own Fantasia Productions, known throughout the West Coast, have created over 4,000 events!
I am starting a new corporation – hopefully JULY 2008.
I am networking, Pre-Seed Investor ONLY: Please send the following domains to anyone you think might be interested Sincerely, Ted While creating new products/systems to help save lives/military My new Corporation, should start in July
 Based in Seattle – Executive Offices
 We will Lease/Purchase Closed Military bases, bring them back to life and use them for:
 Warehousing for millions worth equipments (My Shield Corporation Products)
 Corp Employees, we will pay for their move, they can live here
 Installer groups/vehicles
 Manufacturing of new products/systems
 FEMA will be able to use our bases for persons involved with disasters
 The local communities can re-open their closes stores
 This will bring life back to the area, after the base was closed
 The local Reserves/National Guard may use this base for training and supplying security for the base and during FEMA Support of Disasters
 We will require 28 bases around the world to support all Disasters and much more: Help save lives!
 This is a Win-Win situation
CEO: Anderson TR
O: 360-336-3057 PST USA
F: 360-982-2528 USA 24/7
Worth Billions within 14-16 months
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I have sent most of the above to all 100 Federal Senators thanks to
Documents sets sent to Senator Kerry in 2000
Same sent to Senator McCain/Obama: This full document is on their domains on for all to see, along with the V.P.
I could support Senator McCain/Obama: have $100K worth of Sound/PA/Lights/Effects systems, which I will use for all my Trade Shows/Conventions/Seminars World-Wide
We will support all Disaster world-wide
All products/devices/systems will stop: Bad Guys*Terrorists*Pirates
Our homes can withstand 95% of all known disasters
We have 22 special projects: all are T.S.
Two of them you may enjoy:
Anti-Pirate Ship and one critical concern: Super Volcano at Yellowstone: Hiring the top scientist in the world to work for us:
We are going to create CSI conventions and invite all Police/Investigators/Forensic/Physics’: for free, to see/learn about the latest CSI capabilities: Sponsor Governors/Mayors conventions to enforce them to have all main cities with CSI and Amber Alert systems in all 50 states
Plus much more...Ted
Please ask everyone you know to help/join my LinkedIn group: My Shield Corp: All Joint Chief of Staff, all Directors of Intelligence and the last three Secretary's of Defense, plus 80% of the top military brass know of me and my corporation now, this should also include most Governors/FEMA

I know what is causing 99% of all divorces since time started: Something MUST be done and I know what: Contact me: hiring Medical personnel
Putting millions into the Medial R&D Soon
We will hire medical personnel : require persons like you for our new 'C' Corporation: Medical products/devices/systems and our Corp. Mission: Put millions, then hundreds of millions, then billions into the Medical R&D to help them find the answers to the Diseases that are killing us...Please visit our domain:
And send your Bio/Resume to:*Sincerely, Ted Anderson

Yes, please help network: Worlds super investor Group/Network
I had their first two 800 numbers with a six digit code, given to me by my Gate Keeper. The next step was supposed to take place October 1st....instead I received a phone call from the FBI.
There are 360 super investors; this network was interconnected to all of them
Two girls that went to UCLA went home for Christmas and asked her Dad, could you help us start our own secret super investor group, so we can help entrepreneurs worldwide, this was in 1988, and they have helped hundreds. They stated I set a new record with them; the last was a person with such a great invention was helped by 56 super investors, my executive summary was sent out to the 360 on a Monday, and this was that weeks Thursday and already 220 of them had responded YES. Since April I've been receiving invites from the super investor events world - wide, over 80 now inviting My Shield Corp: Sponsor/Speaker...they think we started, they don't know we haven't and I can't contact**360-336-3057 PST USA
Thanks, Ted
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