Friday, October 28, 2005
Los Angeles, CA—According to Brent Bozell, President of the Media Research Center, “all the surveys show overwhelmingly the public believes (a) the media are biased, (b) believes it’s a liberal bias and (c) doesn’t trust reporters to give the news.” In a two part Full Disclosure interview to be featured on 40 cable systems and video streamed on the internet website www.fulldisclosure.net Mr. Bozell said “the American public is onto the press.”
A five minute preview of the Full Disclosure™ interview with Brent Bozell will be launched on the internet starting Monday, October 31, 2005 via streaming media. In this two-part interview with host Leslie Dutton, Bozell points out that the first publication to expose Valerie Plame as a CIA agent was not Bob Novak or Time Magazine but The Nation, a liberal organization and he says this fact has never been reported by the news media.
Also in the Full Disclosure™ interview Bozell describes the biased media coverage of the Bush-Kerry 2004 Presidential campaign citing the news media failure to investigate John Kerry’s 1971 testimony before the U. S. Senate where he claimed to have “participated in the burning of villages, the raping of women, and the killing of children”. He then speculates why didn’t (the news media) ask Kerry, Did you rape women? Did you burn villages? Did you kill children? “I think the American people would like to know.” He went on to say that was far more important than where George W. Bush was for two weeks on vacation in 1971. Bozell then challenged anyone to check the record books in the (2004) campaign saying nobody investigated the Kerry testimony before the U. S. Senate.
Part-two of this program will be released to cable stations on November 7, 2005 and is set to air world-wide on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the internet from the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/
Full Disclosure™ host Leslie Dutton has been conducting interviews for the past thirteen years bringing “the news behind the news” to viewers on 40 cable systems. In 2002 the Full Disclosure™ program was presented with an Emmy Award for a public affairs series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism” which was presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Los Angeles, CA. Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has raised the possibility of a legal challenge for the misuse of bond funds by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) on the latest Full Disclosure Network™ video blog to be launched on the Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ on Monday, October 17, 2005.
In this ten minute video blog, moderated by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton questions were raised as to the legality of the LAUSD use and method of repayment of non-voter approved Certificates of Participation (COP) bonds currently amounting to almost one billion dollars that funded the notorious Belmont Learning Center and other unknown projects. Others appearing on the video blog with Coupal, discussing little known facts about the LAUSD and the proposed $3.95 billion bond (Measure Y) on the November 2005 ballot are:
David Tokofsky: L. A. School Board Member reveals the LAUSD undisclosed plan to use proceeds from the $3.95 billion bond (Measure Y) to pay off non-voter approved bonds called COPS, Certificates of Participation. (These little known bonds were used to build the now $400 million Belmont Learning Complex after the LAUSD Bond oversight committee objected to using the BB Bonds for the controversial Belmont project.) Also he describes how the District intends to “swap funds” to free up money for salaries and benefits, books and supplies where COPS cannot be used
Jon Coupal: President Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. He told Full Disclosure™ that his organization would consider legal action if the LAUSD attempted to use general obligation bond money to retire the outstanding Certificates of Participation (COPS).He also described the LAUSD as the “poster child for school mismanagement and bad use of taxpayer funds” and that his organization removed their representative from the LAUSD BB Bond oversight committee because the District has a practice of “outright lying” to the oversight committee.
Don Mullinax: Former LAUSD Inspector General told Full Disclosure™ that after six years the District is still paying off the Certificates of Participation (COPS) on Belmont after the new and never occupied buildings were demolished in December 2004. He added that LAUSD has approximately $1 billion in outstanding COPS.
Anthony Patchett: Former Special Assistant District Attorney, Head of the Belmont Task force Investigation of LAUSD’s Belmont Learning Complex disclosed that ($17 million ) of COPS were used for the retail portion of the project in violation of IRS rules. Patchett was removed as Head of the Task Force after submitting a draft indictment and scheduled a Grand Jury. D.A. Steve Cooley, issued his own report, later claiming there was no wrong doing. Experts are now predicting the unfinished Belmont will cost over half a billion dollars and will never be safe for use as a school due to the toxic hazards, even after remediation which could cost up to $114 million.
Visitors to the Full Disclosure™ video blog are invited to participate in an Interactive survey on the topics and to leave comments for discussion on the blog. Full-length programs can be seen on 40 cable systems and on the Internet. A channel guide and airtimes where the programs are featured on regular times slots can be viewed on the website.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Los Angeles, CA. On October 6, 2005 the Emmy Award winning FULL DISCLOSURE NETWORK™ is releasing a Video Blog Special two-part series to 40 cable television systems. This Special features short video blogs on Hot Issues that are currently featured only on the Internet from their website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/. Effective immediately cable viewers are invited to participate in an interactive survey on each Hot Issue via 1-800-867-7777 toll free number or on the Internet website where bloggers are posting comments and sparking further debate.
FULL DISCLOSURE NETWORK™ is billed as “the news behind the news”, the new Video Blog Special promises to live up to that reputation as it consists of six Hot Issue video blogs on topics largley ignored by the mainstream news media. Each of the six Hot Issues are presented in five to eight minute video clips from exclusive FULL DISCLOSURE™ interviews with prominent public officials and experts who are actually involved in the topic being discussed.
- Video Blog #8. (5 min) Mysterious School Financing Disclosed. (10:45 min) L.A. Unified School Board member Tokofsky reveals multi $billion dollar unorthodox public finance scheme. Features 3 minute audio of un-televised Board vote to issue $50 million in non-voter approved Certificates of Participation (COP) Bonds.
- Video Blog #9. (6:40 min) Budget Buster Bond Defended. Los Angeles Unified School District to net $27 billion in bonds and state matching funds in 7 year period with voter approval of 2005 $3.95 bond measure. California taxpayers contributing half these funds, while L. A. property owners pay double with property taxes. Tokovsky describes how the money is used.
- Video Blog #12 (8:24 min) Bond Brokers Bilk Taxpayers for Secret Billions? State Controller Kathleen Connell, Jon Coupal of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers, LAUSD Board Member David Tokofsky and former D.A. Prosecutor Anthony Patchett spill the beans on the how the district is able to access $billions of dollars in bonds.
- Video Blog #10. LAPD, Sheriffs vs FEDS on Illegal Aliens (8 min) The pros and cons of having law enforcement officers arrest criminal illegal immigrants. Featuring former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates, LAPD Commission Presidents Edith Perez and Rick Caruso, and Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona.
- Video Blog #11. Sheriffs Debate Guns & Badges for Political Donors (7:48 Min) L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca and Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona describe their policies of giving guns and badges to political campaign contributors. One accepts political contributions from Department staff and Deputies the other rejects them.
- Video Blog #13 Exclusive Jail RiotVideo, Policy Debate on Illegal Criminal Inmates (5:45 min) Graphic jail riot video, shows the racial unrest among criminal illegal immigrants and massive overcrowding in So. California jails. Also features L. A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, the late Sheriff Sherman Block and Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona venting their frustration over the revolving door policy which permits 70% of deported criminals to return time and again.