Zaid Jilani, AlterNet in Raw Story
Here are seven lies about Chris Kyle and the story that director Clint Eastwood is telling:
Berto Jongman: Suspicious Deaths of Top US Journalists and the Destruction of Brian Williams UPDATE 1
… not only has Williams and his reputation been “destroyed”, this past week three of his most important colleagues, former NBC international reporter Ned Colt, top CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, and top New York Times reporter David Carr, were also killed. Bob Simon, 73, this report states quoting US propaganda mainstream media sources, was killed Wednesday in New York City in a car crash, and on Thursday Ned Colt, 58, was said to have perished by a massive stroke followed within hours by David Carr, 58, collapsing and dying in his New York Times newsroom office. Important to note about the deaths of these award winning journalists, and the “reputation destruction” of Williams, SVR experts in this report note, was that the four of them had formed an independent video news company last month and filed the necessary security documents that would allow them access to the Kremlin’s most secret archive of evidence relating to the 11 September 2001 attacks.
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