Saturday, May 26, 2007

Impeachment story being ignored, critic says

A college professor, author and director of the respected Project Censored reports that there's a growing grassroots movements of Americans supporting impeachment of President George W. Bush, but the mainstream media are ignoring the story.

Peter Phillips -- a sociology professor at Sonoma State University in California and co-author of the forthcoming book Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney with Dennis Loo -- says there's ample evidence of widespread support for impeachment.

"City councils, boards of supervisors, and local- and state-level Democrat central committees have voted for impeachment," he writes. "Arcata, Calif., voted for impeachment on January 6. The City and County of San Francisco voted Yes on February 28. The Sonoma County (Calif.) Democrat Central Committee voted for Impeachment on March 16. The townships of Newfane, Brookfield, Dummerston, Marlboro and Putney in Vermont all voted for impeachment the first week of March. The New Mexico State Democrat party convention rallied on March 18 for the 'impeachment of George Bush and his lawful removal from office.'

"The national Green Party called for impeachment on January 3," Phillips continued, "Op-ed writers at the St. Petersburg Times, Newsday, Yale Daily News, Barrons, Detroit Free Press, and the Boston Globe have called for impeachment. The San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Nation [magazine] and Harpers [magazine] published cover articles calling for impeachment. As of March 16, 32 [members of the] U.S. House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors to House Resolution 635, which would create a Select Committee to look into the grounds for recommending President Bush’s impeachment."

To read his entire 631-word analysis, check here: