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Fordism – Not as Pretty as the Media Portrays

Well, it looks like we won’t have Gerry Ford to push around anymore.  

In 1997 the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) released a document that revealed that Ford had altered the first draft of the report to read: “A bullet had entered the base of the back of his neck slightly to the right of the spine.” Ford had elevated the location of the wound from its true location in the back to the neck to support the single bullet theory.” [17]

Former President Gerald Ford died last night at the age of 93. We begin our coverage of Ford’s time in office with a look at his support for the Indonesian invasion of East Timor that killed one-third of the Timorese population. We are joined by Brad Simpson of the National Security Archives and journalist Alan Nairn. Source: Democracy Now!

How did Ford respond to the massacre that killed over 1/3 of the population, he sent General Suharto a new pair of golf balls.    

If you’d like to listen or watch the show here is the mp3 and 256k RA stream.