The Single Biggest Missed
Moment by the Media
When the Media Failed Us Most
The Spring of 1961 Was Arguably the Biggest Fail of All
NewsFocus, by Tim Watts, 050516
Many Americans, for the most part,
do not trust the mainstream media, rightfully so, and
that in itself bodes well for those people.
The problem that we have in this
country, are the people who DO trust the mainstream media,
because the media has been shown on many occasions to actually
change the story, from the truth.
People might be shocked to hear
that, but sadly enough, it's 100% true.
When it comes to "news management,"
there is more than one option that they use in dealing with a
- Spin the story. Make the facts
fit their interpretation.
- Bury the story. Print it on
the back page.
- Attack the messenger.
Discredit the source.
- Don't cover the story at all.
If you doubt that journalists would ever sell
their soul for a buck, you're not paying attention to history,
for it is replete with numerous disgraceful examples.
One particular time stands out to me most. A time
when the media failed the most horribly - in spades.
The year was 1961. There was a
transition of power within the United States. The administration
was moving from a Republican president to a Democrat.
The outgoing president, Dwight D.
Eisenhower, gave his
farewell speech to the nation on January 17, warning the
American people that the newly created military industrial
complex was a force to be feared, one that could actually
threaten the well-being of the country.
The speech is legendary for its
unprecedented content. Eisenhower was a retired five-star
general, and there he was, warning the country about something
new that he coined as, the military industrial complex.
Ike was clearly nervous as he gave
that speech. Watch for yourself and note the nervous quick
glances to the left and right at times during this private
broadcast, almost as if he expected to get cut off.
Unfortunately, for all of
Eisenhower's efforts, the mainstream media didn't seem the least
Then, on April 27, only 100 days
after Ike's farewell warning, just three months later, newly
elected incoming President John F. Kennedy gave a speech called
"The President and the Press." It was without doubt, the most
sensational speech ever given by a contemporary US president.
Today, it is simply known as
Kennedy's "secret societies" speech.
In the speech, the new incoming
for all the world to hear about a secret cabal that sits
behind the thrones of power around the globe. Kennedy then went
on to talk about the
powerful secret societies that control our
It was, for all intents and
purposes, the most thorough public outing ever by a western
government leader, of the true hidden powers that be in this
world. It was a scathing indictment of a criminal cartel
operating above the level of governments.
Yet, for all the efforts of
President Kennedy to expose this criminal cartel, literally
begging them for their help, the media turned a deaf ear to
the president, clearly showing treason to be their choice over
Throughout the following years,
there were plenty of other media overlooks, such as the faked
Gulf of Tonkin incident that took the US to war in Vietnam, the
death of his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and also
civil rights leader Martin Luther King jr, as well as
assassination attempts on presidents Ford and Reagan, to name
but just a few glaring omissions from the fourth estate.
Today, the media continues to fail
the people of the nation, continually showing themselves to be
the turncoats that they truly are by failing to do their due
diligence in crimes of state, such as the first World Trade
Center bombing where the FBI actually provided the bomb, and
continuing right through to the 2001 9/11 attacks that
eventually brought those towers down.
They closed their eyes to government
created anthrax from a Ft. Detrick military lab, and they also
turned their backs after the Boston Marathon bombing.
The corporate media has also
knowingly and deliberately perpetuated
false narrative regarding gun violence in the US, ignoring
glaring evidence in all mass shootings, including the Wisconsin
Sikh Temple shootings, the Aurora theater shootings, and the
Sandy Hook elementary shootings.
They continue on to this very day,
acting as "news managers," to hide the sins of their rich
overlords from the public.
Today, our vast media network is
owned by a mere six men. Six individuals who tell you what news
is, and conversely, what isn't.
So, if you should ever doubt the
integrity of the corporate mainstream media, be sure to remember
the spring of 1961... when TWO US presidents went before the
press with dire warnings of unprecedented powerful threats to
the nation, only to have them categorically dismissed and
It is this author's opinion that the
entire US media committed treason that spring, and they continue
to excel at it to this very day.
As a matter of fact, despite the
1976 House Select Committee on Assassinations, that concluded
that the deaths of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King were
indeed high level conspiracies, the corporate mainstream media
ignores that investigation and continues on to this very day to
say that it was all still just a lone gunman - a lone nut job -
exactly like they told us about the Wisconsin Sikh Temple
shootings, the Aurora Colorado theater shootings, the Sandy Hook
Elementary shootings, and all mass shootings in general.
As a result, the media continues to
perpetuate a blatant disinformation lie to the American public
regarding the danger of guns in the US.
The corporate media have also been
egregiously silent over 9/11, the largest attack this country
has ever had, just as they were with the first false flag attack
at Pearl Harbor. To me, this is the true indicator of whether a
journalist is honest or not, if they have the integrity to
expose 9/11 for what it was, a blatant false flag attack on the
US and the world.
Sadly... pitifully... few
have done so.
In closing, there was an old saying
that PT Barnum once coined, that was later repeated by President
"You can fool some of the people
all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you
can not fool all of the people all of the time."
Years later, President George W.
Bush would show his true colors by exploiting that thought with
his own version..
"You can fool some of the people
all of the time... and those are the ones you want to focus on."
That does indeed appear to be job
one for today's corporate mainstream media.
As I said at the beginning of this
article, the main problem that we have in this country are the
people who DO trust the mainstream media.
Until the few with integrity within
the industry decide to fight to clean up a horribly dirty US
media system, US news will never be "the truth,
and nothing but the truth."
In Summary: When it comes to truth
and the corporate media... buyer beware.