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The way I understand the coverage of News and what becomes "news stories" is that someone else has already deemed them news-worthy, and assigned them into categories, and then they are fed to us through the usual channels: the wires, radio, internet, TV, newspapers.
To think that we are hearing reporting of the All the Actual happenings of our communities, nation, or world in an unedited manner would be naive. There are plenty of important events taking place that never hit the media.
For example, five elderly persons broke into the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific at Bangor, where the nuclear warheads for the Navy’s Trident subs are stored. They were put on trial in federal court in Tacoma, Washington and on Monday, December 13, 2010 were found guilty on all counts. The five were charged with trespass, felony damage to federal property, felony injury to property and felony conspiracy to damage property.
The five defendants, called the Disarm Now Plowshares, challenged the legality and morality of the US storage and use of thermonuclear missiles by Trident nuclear submarines at the Kitsap-Bangor Naval Base outside Bremerton Washington.
In their defense the peace activists argued three points: the nuclear missiles at Bangor are weapons of mass destruction; those weapons are both illegal and immoral; and that all citizens have the right and duty to try to stop international war crimes from being committed by these weapons of mass destruction.
The media chooses not to cover this, because no one was harmed, not was that the intent of the five intruders. Yet, our nation's defense is at risk, is it not?
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