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Why Don't We Know The Truth? Because Corp Media Is Biased
Don't Believe It? Here's The Proof! Conflict of Interest Media Links To The CFR
NewsFocus, by Tim Watts - 082211

Oftentimes in life when real truth presents itself to the unknowing, or those who have been misled, the first response is, "Well, if that was really true it would be on the nightly news."

Well folks, the painful truth is, our corporate owned, billionaire-run media is not telling you the truth. To be painfully blunt, they don't want you to know.

After 25 years of media experience, this reporter can state matter of factly that our media is in bed with the "powers that be." One glaring example, all of our major network news anchors are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. This is something which is expressly taboo in honest journalism, yet the relationship is a provable fact. Here is the undeniable truth, with the hyperlinks...

Network anchors: NBC's Brian Williams, CBS's Katie Couric, and ABC's Diane Sawyer. Former anchors Dan Rather (CBS) and Tom Brokaw (NBC) are also members. Other key news media members include Bob Schieffer (CBS), Barbara Walters (ABC), Judy Woodruff (CNN), Paula Zahn (CNN), Lesley Stahl (CBS 60-Minutes), George R. Stephanopoulos (ABC), Jim Lehrer (PBS), David R. Gergen, (CNN), Fareed Zakaria (CNN), Terry Moran (ABC), Charlie Rose (PBS), Rupert Murdoch (NewsCorp/FOX), Bernard Kalb (CNN), MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, Morton Kondracke (The McLaughlin Group/Roll Call), Garrick Utley (NBC/CNN), and Monica Crowley (Talk-Radio).

Print journalists and columnists include Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation), Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal), David Schlesinger (Reuters), Judith Miller (NY Times), Gene Lyons (Salon),  Charles Krauthammer (columnist), Marc A. Thiessen (columnist), David E. Sanger (NY Times), David Remnick (The New Yorker), Jack Rosenthal (NY Times), P.J. O'Rourke (columnist), James L. McGregor (journalist), Jon Meacham (Newsweek/PBS), Daniel P. Henninger (Wall Street Journal/FOX), Jim Hoagland (Washington Post), David B. Ensor (journalist), Sidney S. Blumenthal (Salon), and Mark Helprin (Time), to name but a few.

There are indeed more media members, but by now I certainly hope you get the point.

In broadcast school and journalism we were taught two basic fundamentals:

1) Seek out and follow the truth, because it is the story.

2) Do not become involved in entangling alliances that prevent you from adhering to rule number one.

So why would key members of our corporate media become members in a group that exists, at the minimum, to affect foreign policy, and at the extreme, to manipulate it for the new world order?

This is a clear-cut conflict of interest, plain and simple. If you don't get that, you need to. You need to understand that our media is clearly in bed with an arguably nefarious organization that has a history of meddling in foreign affairs. The role of the news media is to be a watchdog, to investigate groups such as this, not be in league with it as part of its membership. This is egregious conduct and these members should be ashamed of their affiliation, not proud of it.

So if the CFR takes a position against Iraq, Egypt or Libya, how do you truly expect the news media to report the real truth with an unbiased look at the facts?

Our media is controlled, and has been ever since the early 1900s. Don't believe that? Read the official U.S. Record, volume 54, dated February 9, 1917. Congressman Oscar Calloway noted it for all the world to see, but if you don't look for it, don't expect our media to tell you about it.

If all of this is indeed news to you, then more than likely you know nothing about the CIA's efforts to infiltrate the media through Operation Mockingbird, in order to control our news system and to spread media disinformation in the U.S.

The point of this article is, do not trust the corporate owned media!

Hopefully this highlights the absurdity of the gullible response, "Well, if it was really true it would be on the nightly news."

Such a naive observation couldn't be further from the truth.

The real truth is very seldom ever on the nightly news, especially when it comes to the "powers that be." Once in a great while we have had exceptions to the rule, but sadly enough, because of concentrated corporate media ownership, along with biased media affiliations, such as with the CFR, the exceptions are becoming fewer and farther between.

See also:

Media Deception: You Are Not Getting The Truth

The Takeover of the American Media

The Council On Foreign Relations


If You Wonder Why You Are In The Dark On Matters of Importance
Mainstream Media: Presstitutes For The Rich And Powerful
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While the Rupert Murdoch scandal is justifiably front-page news, there is a much wider problem with the mainstream media.

Purchasing Reporters

Famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein says the CIA has already bought and paid for many successful journalists.

A CIA operative allegedly told Washington Post editor Philip Graham ... in a conversation about the willingness of journalists to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories: "You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month.

The Church Committee found that the CIA submitted stories to the American press:

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Media Deception: You Are Not Getting The Truth
Truth Must Spread By Word of Mouth, Or Else It's Never Told

The Corporate Media Won't Tell The Truth, So It's Up To You -To All of Us
NewsFocus Op/Ed, by Tim Watts 080611

If you've never seen the 1976 movie "Network" you've missed one of the best Oscar nominated films on the power of the media over people. The media is supposed to be the watchdog over the American republic and our democracy, but few know or realize that it was usurped nearly 100 years ago and has been completely stolen from us in the last thirty years since the advent of Reagan deregulation.

Don't believe it? Put down the TV remote and do some research on your own for once, instead of being spoon-fed your news, or disinformation, as it truly is.

In 1917, Congressman Oscar Calloway documented in the official Congressional record that multi-millionaire JP Morgan infiltrated the U.S. media for the sole express purpose of controlling it. Morgan hired twelve of the top news managers to help him determine the most influential newspapers in America. The idea was to find the primary key news institutions that other news outlets looked to and were thus influenced by. (This is documented by Calloway in the official U.S. Record, volume 54, dated February 9, 1917.)

Once the editors arrived at a consensus, Morgan then bought or infiltrated the top 25 news organizations reported to him by his task force of news managers. An editor was assigned to run each paper, making sure that all news stories were controlled and that the watchdog for freedom was officially castrated. ... (Read More)

See also: The Takeover of the American Media

Roger Ailes’ Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for FOX News
Gawker.com, by John Cook - 063011

Republican media strategist Roger Ailes launched Fox News Channel in 1996, ostensibly as a "fair and balanced" counterpoint to what he regarded as the liberal establishment media. But according to a remarkable document buried deep within the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, the intellectual forerunner for Fox News was a nakedly partisan 1970 plot by Ailes and other Nixon aides to circumvent the "prejudices of network news" and deliver "pro-administration" stories to heartland television viewers.

The memo—called, simply enough, "A Plan For Putting the GOP on TV News"— is included in a 318-page cache of documents detailing Ailes' work for both the Nixon and George H.W. Bush administrations that we obtained from the Nixon and Bush presidential libraries. ... (Read More)

"The consensual seduction of the mainstream media by and with the government is one of the most dangerous toxins at work in America today." -Bill Moyers

Exclusive: Limbaugh’s parent company still using actors to fake radio call-ins
Deceptive Ruse Is Used For Limbaugh, Hannity, And Beck Programs
RawStory.com, by David Edwards - 030711

The company responsible for syndicating big conservative radio names like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity has been using paid actors to call in to their radio shows.

According to a recent report in Tablet Magazine, Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, hired actors to call in as guests.

A website for the Premiere On Call service was taken offline before the report was published, but a cached version of the website is still available.

However, when Raw Story contacted Premiere's entertainment division, one individual who spoke off the record claimed that the service was still being offered. ... (Read More)

FOX News And O'Reilly Once Again Show Wrong Video Footage
On The Heels of The Ron Paul Deception, FOX News Tries To Deceive On Protests
NewsFocus - 030311

FOX News has once again attempted to deceive its viewers regarding the Wisconsin protests. They have been caught doing this on so many occasions now, it has to be assumed that they are dishonest in disseminating news, or perhaps just inept at doing the job of ethical journalism. Anyone that watches FOX News is being fed propaganda and disinformation. That is proven fact. The only people who don't realize this are brainwashed FOX viewers, or die-hard, far right Republicans, not to mention Aryan racists and Nazi lovers.

So what will be the excuse this time for running deceptive video footage? What FOX is trying to do is make the protesters appear to be mean and unruly, when in fact the opposite is true. The protests have been totally peaceful, with police support, but the folks at "Fair & Balanced" had to show footage from an aggressive protest in California. Yup, the folks at FOX are also blind-ass stupid, because not only did they miss the lack of snow in the background, they also missed the visible palm trees that did show up. Unbelievable!

The FCC refuses to get involved, hiding behind the fact that FOX is a satellite operation. They regulate content over the airwaves, but are unwilling to evolve with the medium. When asked why they will make new efforts to get involved in net neutrality, a medium that clearly crosses satellites, but they still ignore regulation of satellite television, this reporter was angrily hung up on. An interesting response.

What we need to combat FOX is an amendment to the FCC charter. Please call your Congressional representatives and ask them to amend the FCC charter to cover satellite broadcast. If you don't, it will only get worse.

Fox deceit again: Runs footage not from Wisconsin union protests
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FOX News Caught Red Handed Deceiving Viewers On Ron Paul
The FCC Needs To Revoke Their Broadcast License For This Clear Deception
NewsFocus, by Tim Watts - 021611

Doing this once was bad enough, but twice should bring the revocation of their license.

For the second consecutive time, Republican Congressman Ron Paul has won the CPAC straw poll, and for the second consecutive time, FOX News has gone out of their way to paint Paul in a bad light. In 2008, after winning the CPAC endorsement, FOX buried their microphones in the Romney contingent in order to highlight the cheers for him, but more importantly to accentuate any booing for Paul. This year the crowd response was so overwhelming for Ron Paul, apparently FOX felt it needed to run the old 2008 CPAC footage with their fake deceptive booing.

This looks to many like a rerun of 2008 where the major political parties did everything within their power to deny "we the people" our right to the candidate of our political party. As an integral member of the media team for the Dennis Kucinich Presidential campaign, I watched as the Democratic party did everything they could to run from Kucinich, rather than embrace the overwhelming hands down winner of every liberal and progressive poll. It's a matter of public record.

Look back at the polls. Kucinich was the hands down favorite of Democrats, as was Ron Paul for the Republicans, yet neither candidate was picked by their party. I have written about the extreme lengths that hidden powers went to in preventing Kucinich from the presidential debate, but it wasn't just him that they feared, it was also Republican Ron Paul.

Why would a major political party shoot itself in the foot and choose the much less popular candidate to represent it in any election, let alone the one election for all the marbles?

It all comes down to one thing... money. Actually BIG money. Huge money. And we're talking mega-trillions folks. The biggest target for both Congressmen is the abolishment of the corrupt Federal Reserve. Both Paul and Kucinich are ardent advocates for the dissolution of this private institution that has usurped the sovereignty of this country since 1913. Once you understand this, you will better understand the concerted drive to keep both of these Congressmen of integrity from ever becoming our President.

With FOX News, a known Republican promotional vehicle, going out of their way to flat out deceive its viewers regarding Paul, it's readily apparent how much they fear his candidacy and what it would do to the power structure behind the scenes in this country.

As a media veteran, I understand all too well how our media is controlled. It happens each and every day, on a scale that few could imagine. It's time for the rest of America to wake up and realize that they're being lied to by the corporate mainstream media.

I know one thing for myself right now... if it comes down to a horse race between Obama and Ron Paul, this reporter will be voting for "real change," for the candidate who has the guts to stand up to the Federal Reserve. It's been business as usual for two Presidents now, even though both are from opposing parties.

Well, I for one am tired of the ultra-wealthy bankers controlling our country, starting all of the wars and sacrificing our kids for their own profit. Andrew Jackson freed us from the central banks once long ago. It's time we had another President with the resolve of Jackson, who will stand up to the central banks once again, and free us from their oppressive control.

President Kennedy also tried to fight them, but sadly not with the same results as Jackson. We owe JFK dearly for that. We owe ourselves another candidate like Jackson and Kennedy, someone who will fight to undo the big money power structure in this country. If we don't, it's going to be business as usual, with a further erosion of our Constitutional rights and a continuing downward spiral for America.

FOX News Busted For Faking Ron Paul CPAC Reception

Bad enough they did it once already in 2008, but they did it again this year!

NYT Editor Blames Murdoch For Uncivil Discourse In US
BusinessInsider, by Ujala Sehgal - 020111

Add NYT exec editor Bill Keller to this list of people who think Fox News is polarizing the country.

This may not be a total surprise to those who followed the NYT coverage of the AZ shootings closely -- they devoted a lot of inches to rhetoric.

At the National Press Club Monday night Keller refused to draw a direct line between the shootings and rhetoric, but he drew a very direct line between the rhetoric and Rupert Murdoch.

I think the effect of Fox News on American public life has been to create a level of cynicism about the news in general. ...

SNL's Conspiracy Theory Rock

Saturday Night Live and its most important piece it ever ran. Lorne Michaels caught hell for this.

In The Public Interest: PBS-NPR-Leaning Right
OpEdNews - Ralph Nader - ‎031511‎
The tumultuous managerial shakeup at National Public Radio headquarters for trivial verbal miscues once again has highlighted the ludicrous corporatist right-wing charge that public radio and public ...

Glenn Beck vs. Google: Pundit doesn't trust search engine, suggests his fans may want to avoid it
"I'm really not sure that I want my search engine involved in government overthrows, good or bad,"
Daily News, by Adam Caparell - 021711

Unlike billions of worldwide users, Glenn Beck doesn't trust Google. And he plans on doing something about it.

The conservative Fox News pundit announced on his show Wednesday that he will avoid using any Google products, and implored his viewers to follow suit.

Beck spent a good portion of his program outlining why Google's business ties should make people think twice about using the world's most popular search engine – and it's many other products. ...

NewsFocus: Another classic example of where Glenn Beck is half right, but he doesn't understand the real story. Yes he is right that Google is an extension of the US intelligence community, but he is absolutely wrong about the fact that Google doesn't spy on Americans. How can he go halfway into the Google lie and claim they're CIA and NSA sponsored, but then say it's not to spy on Americans? Absolutely ludicrous. Giving half the truth is just as dangerous as giving no truth.

Former Fox News employee: ‘Stuff is just made up’
RawStory.com, by Eric W. Dolan - Friday, February 11th, 2011 -- 9:42 am

A former employee of Fox News called the company a "propaganda outfit" that is determined to undermine the Obama administration and Democrats.

"I don't think people would believe it’s as concocted as it is; that stuff is just made up," the employee, whose name was kept anonymous, told the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters. ...

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Homeland Security Protecting Corporate Broadcasting Now?
Is This What We Were Told We Needed Homeland Security For?
NewsFocus.org, 020111

The Department of Homeland Security has recently seized a popular multimedia website, featuring top flight sports and popular television shows. The website, ATDHE.net, was recently seized by Homeland Security and pulled from the internet. The interesting thing is, it was not the FCC or the FTC, nor even the FBI, but Homeland Security that took the site down. Technically, it was the Department of ICE, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, that pulled the popular website.

"This domain has been seized by ICE, Homeland Security Investigations, Special Agent in Charge, New York Office, in accordance with a seizure warrant obtained by the United State's Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and issued pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 981 and 2323 by the United States District for the Southern District of New York."

While this is not a stunning revelation that a pirate site was taken down, it is quite a surprise to see that it came under the auspices of Homeland Security. It's not exactly what we were told that Homeland Security was needed for.

So what's next from Big Brother and the U.S. police state? Stay tuned.

Rojadirecta.org One Of Several Sites SEIZED By U.S. Authorities

Keith Olbermann Out At MSNBC
RawStory.com, by Nathan Diebenow - 012111

The liberal host of MSNBC's "Countdown" has completed his last broadcast for the cable news network he called home for the past eight years.

“Good night, and good luck,” Keith Olbermann said as he threw his script behind him for the last time at the end of his show.

NewsFocus: Hmmmm... interesting timing. The Comcast/NBC merger gets approved and Keith gets fired. Coincidence? Nothing like removing the main voice from the left as government spins even further out of control. First they removed Phil Donahue before the Iraq War, and now they remove Keith Olbermann. Makes me wonder what's coming now. Another of the good media voices silenced... for now.

PS: Hey Oprah... need a highly rated news show for your new OWN network?

The Passing of An Era On MSNBC
A very sad moment for truth in broadcasting....

The Last Segment of Keith On Countdown

...and his last news chucking goodbye.

Jon Stewart Nails FOX News... Once Again
Daily Show Exposes FOX Hypocrisy Over Nazi Rhetoric
NewsFocus.org - 012611

Absolutely no one does a better job than Jon Stewart at making FOX News look stupid, except for FOX News.

24 Hour Nazi Party People
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And just in case you missed it: Fox's Megyn Kelly Pretends Her Fellow Fox Hosts Have Never Invoked Nazi Imagery

Daily Show's Lewis Black Calls Out Glenn Beck Nazi Tourettes

Why Is It That The Comedians Provide More Insight Than The News Media?
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Glenn Beck's Nazi Tourette's Syndrome
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Study: FOX News Makes Voters Stupid
Extended Exposure To Fox News Makes Voters Stupid, University Study Finds
RawStory, by Stephen C. Webster - 121610

It's official: A university study reveals that FOX News dumbs down voters.  (Graphic: NewsFocus)

The troublesome record of spin by conservative television station Fox News has long been a cause for concern to many Americans, who frequently allege that the nation's most viewed "news" network has the effect of dumbing down voters.

Turns out, they were right.

A University of Maryland study (PDF) published earlier this month found that people in the survey who had the most exposure to Fox News were more likely to believe falsehoods and rumors about national and world affairs when compared to those who paid attention to other news outlets. ... (Read More)

Fox News Viewers Are STILL The Least Informed
Manolith.com, by Mark Lorenz on December 17th, 2010

You just can't make this up. FOX has no idea where Egypt is. FOX dumbs you down.

(For geographically challenged FOX viewers: The correct location of Egypt)

Truth is hard to find when the media makes you blind. -NewsFocus

Top 25 Censored Stories For 2009-2010
Stories Under-Covered, Or Not Covered By The Corporate News Media
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Project Censored’s “Censored 2011: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010″ is now available for pre-order here! This year’s volume is truly Media Democracy in Action. Not only does it cover the most under-reported stories the corporate media ignore, but this year’s Censored Deja Vu, Junk Food News and News Abuse, Signs of Health, and FAIR’s 10th anniversary of Fear and Favor in the News Room. A full Truth Emergency section debuts this year for “Censored 2011″ to address State Crimes Against Democracy as well as analysis of the corporate media spin that led to the Iraq War and continues to hide US allied atrocities in the Middle East. ... (See the Top 25)

Here are the top 25 stories:

1. Global Plans to Replace the Dollar
2. US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter on the Planet
3. Internet Privacy and Personal Access at Risk
4. ICE Operates Secret Detention and Courts
5. Blackwater (Xe): The Secret US War in Pakistan
6. Health Care Restrictions Cost Thousands of Lives in US
7. External Capitalist Forces Wreak Havoc in Africa
8. Massacre in Peruvian Amazon over US Free Trade Agreement
9. Human Rights Abuses Continue in Palestine
10. US Funds and Supports the Taliban
11. The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating Data to Enrich Drug Companies
12. Cuba Provided the Greatest Medical Aid to Haiti after the Earthquake
13. Obama Cuts Domestic Spending and Increases Military Corporate Welfare
14. Increased Tensions with Unresolved 9/11 Issues
15. Bhopal Water Still Toxic Twenty-five Years After Deadly Gas Leak
16. US Presidents Charged with Crimes Against Humanity as Universal Jurisdiction Dies in Spain
17. Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks to Humans and the Environment
18. The True Cost of Chevron
19. Obama Administration Assures World Bank and International Monetary Fund a Free Reign of Abuse
20. Obama’s Charter School Policies Spread Segregation and Undermine Unions
21. Western Lifestyle Continues Environmental Footprint
22. 1.2 Billion People in India to be Given Biometric ID Cards
23. Afghan War: Largest Military Coalition in History
24. War Crimes of General Stanley McChrystal
25. Prisoners Still Brutalized at Gitmo


Sarah Palin Named Media Matters 2010 'Misinformer of the Year'
Gosh, With So Many From The Far Right Standing Out, What A Distinction
NewsFocus - 122710

Palin Named 'Misinformer of the Year"

"You betcha!"

Black-Out in DC: Chained Protest Is Ignored By Media
Pay No Attention to Those Veterans Chained to the White House Fence
by Dave Lindorff - 121910

There was a black-out and a white-out Thursday and Friday as over a hundred US veterans opposed to US wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, and their civilian supporters, chained and tied themselves to the White House fence during an early snowstorm to say enough is enough.

Washington Police arrested 135 of the protesters, in what is being called the largest mass detention in recent years. Among those arrested were Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst who used to provide the president's daily briefings, Daniel Ellsberg, who released the government's Pentagon Papers during the Nixon administration, and Chris Hedges, former war correspondent for the New York Times.

No major US news media reported on the demonstration or the arrests. ... (Read More)

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CBS, CNN May Combine News Operations
Radio & Television Business Report - 050510
And next May, A combined CBS-CNN might offer more possibilities to negotiate ... The good news is unlike Comcast and NBC, this type of merger wouldn't need ...

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Comcast, NBC Assure Merger Would Benefit Public, Not Deny Programs The Hill
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Post Tech: Franken Presses Holder On Comcast-NBC Merger
Washington Post - Cecilia Kang - Apr 15, 2010
He said he could see the same results with Comcast's merger with NBC Universal, where the cable and internet giant would favor its own greatly expanded ...

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Before It's News - Apr 11, 2010
Most citizens will likely beg for this merger, as the government will tell us that ... Do you know who owns Fox, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, New York Times, etc. ...

Mainstream U.S. Media Controlled By (Rich) Conservatives
MSMDC News (blog) - 050410
America Online (AOL) acquired Time Warner–the largest merger in corporate history. * CNN, HBO, Cinemax, TBS Superstation, Turner Network Television,

Sen. Franken Asks For Our Help In Opposing NBC/Comcast Merger

I'm so glad that Sen. Al Franken is standing up against this merger. This is a bad move for democracy in so many ways, and he's pulling out all the stops to mobilize supporters. He sent out this email yesterday:

You might have seen in the news, on Twitter, or on Facebook recently that I'm opposing the NBC/Comcast merger in its current form. I wanted to write you today to explain why, and to ask for your help.

I have some experience in this industry, and I flat-out don't trust Comcast and NBC to operate in the best interest of consumers in Minnesota and around the country when it comes to this merger. Combining a company who provides programming and one who provides the pipes that carry said programming would almost certainly be a raw deal for consumers and independent content producers alike. ...


You Won't Believe In Conspiracy, Until You Know The Media
Americans Easily Dismiss Conspiracy Claims Because of Naive Media Trust

Get the real story on who runs the media that we trust to protect our democracy. Learn how just half a dozen men hold control of our media programming and why that's a bad thing for democracy. A mere six individuals (CEOs) decide which stories you get to see and which stories you don't get to see. Once you realize the truth about our misguided notion of integrity in broadcasting and the news, you will see how easy it is to deceive a populace. You could convince them of literally anything. Even into giving up their rights. Please read this page on the media for all you need to know.

The Media: What Once Used To Be Is Sadly No Longer
Watch The Following Videos For A Good Understanding of Our Media

Big Media: The Big Six

The takeover of our media was nothing less than a calculated coup.

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This destroys a very necessary and most vital watchguard of democracy.

Media Censorship And VNRs (Video News Releases)

Americans need to wake up as to how they were duped on so much.
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All it took to seize total US media control was money and 8 years time.
From 50 large media companies, down to just six in only eight years.
(Viacom and CBS split, giving us six corporations since this chart's printing.)

Graph courtesy of the Corporate Accountability Project

Read:  The Takeover of the American Media

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The Making Of The News

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The Accountability Movement
Leading Journalists Expose The Myth of a Free Press
Audio interview with investigative reporters and authors, Kristina Borjesson, Charlotte Dennett and Peter Dale Scott.

NewsFocus: This is how it works folks. This is how we are all dumbed down through the news. We are conditioned through media programming that we blindly accept as truth.

The only way to usurp democracy is to fool its people. The only way to fool the people is to steal their media. -NewsFocus

Phil Donahue On Today's Media

Bill Moyers Signs Off With Last Broadcast
America And The World Lose A Great Journalist With Moyers' Retirement
NewsFocus - by Tim Watts - 050210

The American media has lost an icon of journalistic integrity with the retirement of Bill Moyers. Always willing to tell it like it is, even when it rubbed corporate sponsors the wrong way, Moyers' affable style was easy to get comfortable with, but his integrity to honest journalism was probably the character trait that will define his broadcast legacy the most. Sadly, you don't get honest news like that from the major networks anymore. Moyers refused to be a corporate shill and for that he is head and shoulders above the current dollar-a-holler news whores who will read anything off a teleprompter for a buck.

Moyers was probably the first mainstream journalist to publicly tell all about the powers that be, with his revealing 1987 PBS broadcast report on "The Secret Government." Unlike so many of his peers, Bill was passionate about reporting the truth. He was ever observant, and oh so vigilant when it came to ferreting out the real facts of a story.

During his sign off, he left us parting words of wisdom on the state of our union, and he was, as always, spot on the money. "Plutocracy and democracy don't mix," said Moyers. Wise words indeed. Something you won't get from today's corporate media.

He also said not to worry about him leaving, because someone else will surely pick up the baton and carry on for him. While this editor may not hold the same optimism, I certainly hope and pray that he is right. Jon Stewart and Amy Goodman, you're all we've got left now.

To the honorable and noble Bill Moyers, thank you very much for your service sir. You will be greatly missed, and much more so than even Cronkite, because unlike Cronkite and so many other tainted journalists before and after you, we have never seen your name associated with "Operation Mockingbird," and for that we thank you.

Have a wonderful retirement Bill. You deserve it.

Bill Moyers: Plutocracy And Democracy Do Not Mix

Bill Moyers leaves a powerful message for us all on his last broadcast.

Fox Ambushes Bill Moyers, But Moyers Eats Them Alive
The FOX crew clearly met their match on this one. Hooray for Bill

Watchdog Names 40 ‘Predators Of The Press’
RawStory.com, by Agence France-Presse - 050310

PARIS (AFP) – Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders named Monday the world's 40 worst "predators of the press" including politicians, religious leaders and militias to mark World Press Freedom Day

"They are powerful, dangerous, violent and above the law," the Paris-based watchdog RSF said. "These predators of press freedom have the power to censor, imprison, kidnap, torture and, in the worst cases, murder journalists." ...

How FOX Sells Fear In A Post 9/11 World
Why anyone watches this propaganda network for news is baffling.

David Gregory: "No, I won't fact check my guests and you guys can't make me"
David Gregory, the host of NBC's Meet the Press, has painted himself into a strange corner with his assertion that there's no need to fact check what his guests say on the air because viewers can do that "on their own terms."  His competitor, Jake Tapper of ABC News, disagrees. Tapper has instituted the after-the-show fact check on This Week. ...

Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe. -Thomas Jefferson

Fighting "The Big Lie"

Until people understand how we're led by the media, we will be led by the media.

Izzy Award Winner Jeremy Scahill: "We're At a Ground Zero Moment to Save Real Journalism"
Alternet.org, by Byard Duncan - 032410

The winner of the second annual Izzy Award, named after muckraking journalist I.F. Stone, discusses independent media and this critical moment in journalism.

On March 24, 2010, the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, in Ithaca, NY announced that award-winning independent journalist Jeremy Scahill would receive the second annual "Izzy Award." The Izzy, which is named after the legendary muckraker I.F. Stone, celebrates outstanding achievement in independent media. Last year's winners were Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com.

Scahill is a two-time Polk Award winner, and a regular contributor to The Nation, Democracy Now! and AlterNet. His book, Blackwater: the Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, is an international bestseller. In 2009, he published dozens of stories detailing Blackwater's secret presence in Pakistan; its involvement in 2007's Nisour Square massacre; and its CEO's alleged complicity in murder. ...

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.  -Thomas Jefferson

The Daily Show, Colbert Report Have Some Fun With Glenn Beck
It Wouldn't Be So Funny If Glenn Wasn't So Damn 'Out There'
ComedyCentral.com - 032410
Jon Stewart Hammers Glenn Beck
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart | Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Steven Colbert Nails Glenn Beck
The Colbert Report | Mon - Thurs 11:30p / 10:30c

The Lobbying-Media Complex
The Nation, by Sebastian Jones - 021110
In a single hour, two men with blatant, undisclosed conflicts of interest had appeared on MSNBC. The question is, was this an isolated oversight or business as usual? Evidence points to the latter.

These incidents represent only a fraction of the covert corporate influence peddling on cable news, a four-month investigation by The Nation has found. Since 2007 at least seventy-five registered lobbyists, public relations representatives and corporate officials--people paid by companies and trade groups to manage their public image and promote their financial and political interests--have appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, CNBC and Fox Business Network with no disclosure of the corporate interests that had paid them. Many have been regulars on more than one of the cable networks, turning in dozens--and in some cases-- hundreds of appearances. ...

Government Propagandists in Corporate Media
by Carl Herman
When independent journalists challenge US wars, government propagandists attack in the comments.

Guess Which Network Cut Off Obama Speech To America?

It's not a real news network, it's a political front for the far right-wing.

O'Reilly Hosts Jon Stewart On 'The Factor'
Stewart Blazes Through FOX News, Takes No Prisoners, Eats Bill O' For Lunch
NewsFocus, by Tim Watts - 020410

For some strange reason, Bill O'Reilly has decided to look beyond the regular beatings he takes when he visits the Daily Show Show by bringing Jon Stewart into his studio to be pummeled by him on FOX turf for a change. One can't really believe the interview was all about ratings, as their worth is trivial compared to the damage that Stewart is able to inflict to the nonsense that is the far right narrative of FOX News. It's like letting a Jedi Master walk into a den of thieves. It is mere child's play for Stewart. What makes it easy for Stewart is that he A) has a vision that encompasses all of humanity and not just the privileged elite, 2) he never strays from the truth, and 3) O'Reilly just doesn't get the debate, nor understand the world according to the rest of us.

What is most interesting is that O'Reilly has to actually dissect the interview with FOX commentators afterwards to see if he won. The funny thing is, neither commentator thinks Bill O' won. O'Reilly actually stoops so low as to ask a body language expert to see if he intimidated Stewart, to which she essentially replies, "not at all." The second part of the interview runs tonight on The O'Reilly Factor.

Bill O'Reilly Interviews Jon Stewart - Part 1

Bill O'Reilly Interviews Jon Stewart - Part 2

Bill O'Reilly Interviews Jon Stewart - Part 3

See the complete uncut interview here
(Yes, FOX edited heavily on the above videos.)

It's funny that the two liberal intellectuals that always get the best of Bill O'Reilly
are both comedians, Jon Stewart and Al Franken. (Franken is now a MN Senator.)

O'Reilly's Interview With Stewart 'Unfairly and Deviously Edited' BradBlog

Jon Stewart Offers His Take On Obama's Lunch With The GOP

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c


Master Plan: The Power of Google

We Are Not Using Google, They Are Using Us

NewsFocus: Is Google going too far in their alleged claim of a free "service" for society? Have you ever asked yourself who pays for the gazillion petabytes of expensive hard drive storage to house all of that data? We're talking tons of information and video that continually pours in daily, 24/7. Do you realize the inordinate amount (and cost) of all of the expensive operating bandwidth required to make Google run? As the old saying goes, "There ain't no free lunch..."

Make no mistake about it, we're not using Google, it is Google who is using us. The databases that can be built on each individual user from data mining and usage tracking is more valuable and far more powerful than most people know.

Many are already up in arms over Google's invasions of privacy, most notably Google maps invading our personal privacy by illegally photographing our private property without permission; data that can easily be exploited and used  for criminal endeavors. This type of activity is clearly prohibited under new Patriot Act laws enacted since 9/11.

People need to seriously start thinking twice about the impact and reach of this monolithic Goliath, an overnight success story with quarterly income in the billions. Google has taken its place at the top of, not just the computer industry, but the world business community as well. Along with Microsoft, they have each literally conquered the world in such a short amount of time. Their power is not to be taken lightly.

Reported Google-NSA alliance sets off privacy alarms Computerworld

Google Enlists NSA To Defend Its Data InformationWeek

Gang of villagers chase away Google car CNN

Google Latitude: Stalking Has Never Been This Easy UNC

With A Blind Trust We Let The Media Dominate Our lives

The problem today with society

You've got to get mad if you want justice

Air America Radio Closing, Filing For Bankruptcy
BusinessWeek - ‎012110‎
Air America Radio, a progressive radio network that once aired commentary from Al Franken and Rachel Maddow, is shutting down. The company founded in April ...

Liberal radio's Air America shuts down live programming
Los Angeles Times - ‎012210‎
Air America Media, the liberal network formed in 2004 to try to counteract the conservative tilt of talk radio, shut down live programming operations ...

Progressive Radio Hosts Say Air America Closing Won't Affect Them
New York Times (blog) - Brian Stelter - 012210
The hosts of several progressive talk shows hastened to remind fans on Friday that although the brand-name network Air America had abruptly ...
Air America: Why liberal radio's answer to Rush Limbaugh failed and why it matters New York Daily News
The Death of Air America: Why Liberals Fail at Talk Radio Huffington Post (blog)
Liberal radio network Air America files for bankruptcy USA Today
Air America's Orphans to MSNBC? The Business Insider


The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.

 - William Colby, CIA Director 1973-1976


The Takeover Of Our Media

Operation Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation
The National Expositor, Mary Louise on 03 August, 2007
The CIA's secret activities, covert missions, and connections of control are all done under the pretense and protection of national security with no accountability whatsoever, at least in their minds.  Considering the public is held accountable for everything we think, say, and do there is something seriously wrong with this picture.  The CIA is the President's secret army, who have been and continue to be conveniently above the law with unlimited power and authority, to conduct a reign of terror around the globe. The "old boy network" of socializing, talking shop, and tapping each other for favors outside the halls of government made it inevitable that the CIA and Corporate America would become allies, thus the systematic infiltration and takeover of the media. ...

MOCKINGBIRD - The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA
What Really Happened - by Alex Constantine
As terrible as it is to live in a nation where the press in known to be controlled by the government, at least one has the advantage of knowing the bias is present, and to adjust for it. In the United States of America, we are taught from birth that our press is free from such government meddling. This is an insidious lie about the very nature of the news institution in this country. One that allows the government to lie to us while denying the very fact of the lie itself.

Two Dead Presidents And Operation Mockingbird ...

Operation Mockingbird

Walter Cronkite: Most Trusted Asset of Operation Mockingbird

For those that don't believe the CIA would recruit news reporters and media elites, check their new recent recruitment of Wall Street executives...

CIA hires Wall Street talent Times Online 
World Economy Becomes Focus For CIA Recruiting NPR 
CIA Training, Recruiting Initiatives Highlight Intelligence Examiner.com

We'll know our disinformation program is complete
when everything the American public believes is false.
- William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987

Globalization And The Media

Top Three Powerful Documentaries That Everyone Needs To See
The Methods Used To Control Us Are Laid Out Very Well For All To See

The Trap  |  The Century Of The Self  |  The Corporation

Once you know how you are being manipulated and controlled, you are much better off in understanding the events happening around you and the forces that work around us.

More Documentaries

Jesse Ventura Takes the Soaring Interest in Conspiracy Theory to TV -- And Viewers Are Flocking to It
Bringing formerly taboo issues to TV, the former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler's show has caught on. Conspiracy theorists probably aren't surprised.
Alternet, by Daniela Perdomo - 013110
Jesse Ventura has worn many hats over his lifetime. In addition to being a body-slamming professional wrestler and one-term governor of Minnesota, he was a Navy SEAL in Vietnam and a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones. In his latest career move, he is a conspiracy theory investigator.

His television show, "Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura" premiered on TruTV in early December delivering the 17-year-old channel's largest-ever premiere audience -- 1.6 million people -- and maintaining it during subsequent episodes. It held onto high Nielsen ratings despite being panned by critics because the masses love it.
... (more)

View Programs: Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura


TRU TV Presents: Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura
Program To Focus On Exposing Government Cover-ups And Hidden Truths
NewsFocus.org, by Tim Watts 120109

The new program from TRU TV, Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura has become the network's biggest hit since debuting July 25th, 2008.

The program is a Turner Broadcasting / Time Warner production and is broadcast on DirecTV channel 246. Check your local TV listings for a cable channel in your area.

For those unable to view the program, you can view the programs at the following links:


 > > WATCH: Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura < <

You can also search YouTube for latest episodes:
You Tube - Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
-Haile Selassie

History As We Know It Is A Corrupt Fabrication Of Man
An Important Eight Hour Documentary Series That Everyone Should See

Watch this five-part series on the real history that has been hidden from us.

Evidence of Revision

See the entire five-part series here: Evidence of Revision

Editor Of 'Foreign Policy' Talks About The Stories You Should Have Been Paying Attention To In 2009
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎011009‎
Most noticeable was Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke at No. 1, above Barack Obama at No. 2. Can you explain that choice? Glasser: I think that if you ...

How FOX Sells Fear In A Post 9/11 World
Why anyone watches this propaganda network for news is baffling.

Project Censored Releases Its Top Stories Missed By The Media
The Top 25 Censored Stories By The US Corporate Media From 2010

These are the stories our failed corporate media should be covering. (Read More)

NewsFocus: Sadly, they missed the 9/11 WTC explosive thermate story as well as the FBI translator Sibel Edmonds' testimony about Congress Members In criminal conspiracy, espionage, bribery and sexual blackmail. Also says Bin Laden worked for CIA right up to 9/11.

OutFoxed: How Rupert Murdoch Is Destroying American Journalism
A review of Robert Greenwald's new documentary investigating the Fox News Channel
Alternet, by Don Hazen 071004
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, a devastating new documentary that exposes Bush's biggest cheerleader ...

OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism

An investigative expose into the world of FOX News

Google to limit free news access
Newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through Google, the company has announced
BBC.com 120209

The concession follows claims from some media companies that the search engine is profiting from online news pages.

Under the First Click Free program, publishers can now prevent unrestricted access to subscription websites.

Users who click on more than five articles in a day may be routed to payment or registration pages. ...

Perfectly Normal

Old media versus new media.

Supreme Court creates new public interest libel defence for press and bloggers
The Canadian Press - ‎122309
The Supreme Court upheld an earlier Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that struck down Grant's $1.5-million libel award and ordered a new trial. ...
Supreme Court to weigh in on free speech issue National Post

The Potential Death Of The Internet (As We Know It)
The rich want the fast bandwidth and the poor will get the equivalent of dial-up.

See More On Net Neutrality

See also: NewsFocus Tech-Sci


Networks Still Using Military Analysts Without Identifying Massive Conflicts Of Interest
InformationClearinghouse.info, by Laura Bassett
Military strategy is a frequent topic on TV in the wake of President Obama's announcement that he will send more troops to Afghanistan now -- and start bringing them out by mid-2011. But few television viewers have any idea that some of what they're hearing originates from men who are literally profiting from the war.

Does CNN Fake News Reports? Take A Look.

This is indeed very interesting and begs for an explanation from CNN.

PBS Newshour: TV, Radio Talkers Shaping Political Discourse in U.S.
CrooksandLiars.com, b
From The Newshour with Jim Lehrer--TV, Radio Talkers Shaping Political Discourse in U.S. It was nice to see Thom Hartmann and Media Matters' Eric Burns featured in this segment. They both did a great job here.

Glenn Beck awarded 2009's 'Misinformer of the Year'
Replaces 2008 Recipient, Sean Hannity
RawStory.com - Dec 2009
At least FOX News is keeping it all in the family. Murdoch's misinforming news dept.


Fox admits: Only 9 hours of news a day
RawStory.com, by David Edwards - Friday, October 30th, 2009 -- 8:14 am
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart tore into Fox News Channel Thursday, highlighting the extent to which he believes it serves as a communications arm for the Republican Party, and alleging that the line between Fox's "opinion" programming and "news" programming aren't as disparate as the channel claims.

"According to Fox, the weekday news programming -- and this is according to Fox -- runs from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a total of nine newsy hours a day," Stewart notes.

Murdoch's snatching of WSJ revisited GQ.com

O'Reilly Slams Law & Order Producer
(NewsFocus: The Truth Has A Funny Way of Catching Up To You)
Yahoo News
Episode calls out
right-wing hate pundits. Line from shows says,
"Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reilly, all of 'em, they are like a cancer spreading ignorance and hate...They've convinced folks that immigrants are the problem, not corporations that fail to pay a living wage or a broken health care system..."

The Right Wing Conservative Media of Lies And Disinformation

The FOX crew is doing their best to divide "we the people."

Proposed Web video restrictions cause outrage in Italy
The Industry Standard, Philip Willan, IDG News Service - 01.15.2010
New rules to be introduced by government decree will require people who upload videos onto the Internet to obtain authorization from the Communications Ministry similar to that required by television broadcasters, drastically reducing freedom to communicate over the Web, opposition lawmakers have warned.

Waxman: Struggling Newspapers Need Gov't Help
Key Dem rues 'failure' of newspaper biz, says serious journalism must be saved. ...


CNN to Dobbs: Here's $8 Million, Now Just Go Away
CrooksandLiars.com, b
Wow. Look how much CNN wanted him out of there:

CNN was so sick of Lou Dobbs, it gave him an $8 million severance package to leave, The Post has learned.

"They wanted him out," according to a source.

Dobbs, who a source said had a year and a half to go on his $12 million contract, shocked viewers last Wednesday by announcing he was quitting.

Media reform and the ouster of Lou Dobbs: Yes we can
CrooksandLiars.com, b
Gosh. Looks like we won't have Lou Dobbs to kick around anymore. Except, of course, for when he lands that fat Fox Business Channel gig. ...

The Daily Show: Lou Dobbs Interview
CrooksandLiars.com, b
From The Daily Show, Jon Stewart's interview with Lou Dobbs. I love that Stewart hit him right off the bat for why the right only collectively freaks out every time a Democratic president is elected to office. ...

Obama Appoints Loyal Bushie Dana Perino To Broadcasting Board Of Governors
CrooksandLiars.com, bYep, I did a double take too.

President Barack Obama has tapped a former top aide of his predecessor George W. Bush to a key post on a board overseeing government-sponsored international broadcasting. ...

Comcast deal for NBC Universal coming
Cable giant will have biggest stake in one of largest media-entertainment groups. ...

Rachel Maddow Sets The Record Straight On FOX News

The hypocrisy is blatant to those that pay attention to this stuff.

Our Media Need a Fair and Balanced Doctrine
Without freedom of the airwaves, there is no freedom of the press
AlterNet.org, by Brad Friedman, Commonweal Institute. Posted October 14, 2009

Just minutes after noon, on January 20, 2009, "hope" arrived for Constitutionalists and supporters of its First Amendment. A slight, little-noticed, but exceedingly noteworthy paragraph appeared on the new Administration's White House website "Technology" page.

"Encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media," the paragraph began, "promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation's spectrum."

After more than a decade of private corporatization of virtually every inch of bandwidth across the public airwaves, a new day seemed to be dawning with a new Administration's indication that they might reverse years of cynical, self-serving mismanagement of the people's airwaves by a few, very large, very far-right leaning corporations who had been granted priceless government largesse in the form of broadcast licenses without the responsibility of serving the public interest in exchange. ... (Read More)

Visit the BradBlog.com

FOX News Has Never Been Fair Or Balanced (They Aren't News Either)
A right wing Republican political opinion network is all FOX has ever been.

Daily Show Takes FOX News To Task For Hypocrisy On DC March
Stewart Calls Out FOX For Not Covering DC Gay March, Especially Since FOX Lied And Said Other Networks Didn't Cover Their Own FOX Instigated 9/12 March
NewsFocus, 101509
Leave it to the folks at FOX News to not carry a 75,000 person gay march in Washington DC, even though it was the same size as their Glenn Beck initiated 9/12 march. At the time of the Beck march, FOX not only 1) grossly lied/exaggerated the number of people present, 2) claimed no other media organizations covered their march, and 3) then had the gall to actually use a screen shot from CNN in a piece that claimed no other networks were there, including CNN. (See the CNN Rick Sanchez video farther down this page.) Thank goodness we have the multiple Emmy winning Daily Show and Jon Stewart to hold them accountable and expose their shameless bald faced lies for public viewing. Enjoy the clip.  :o)

www.thedailyshow.com, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c

The FTC Can Kiss My Ass

F*&king FTC Major league A-Hole Richard Cleland. I'm sure most of our readers heard about the "new" rules the FTC just came out with which to me are there just to punish bloggers.

The new guidelines declare that bloggers who fail to disclose "material connections" to companies they write about can be fined … wait for it … up to $11,000 per violation! Wow. I asked Julie O'Neill, a former staff attorney for the FTC in the New York regional office and now an attorney in the Washington, D.C., office of law firm Morrison & Foerster, about these new rules. ...


Shield-Law Amendment Excludes Unpaid Bloggers
Wall Street Journal - Andrew LaVallee - ‎Sep 23, 2009‎
A recent amendment to the federal shield bill being considered in the Senate will exclude non-”salaried” journalists and bloggers from the proposed law’s protections.
Defining “Journalist” Risks Making Free Press Less Free North Country Gazette
Editorial: Shielding the right to know
Philadelphia Inquirer

Bloggers and the Federal Shield Law
Daily Kos (blog) - ‎Sep 30, 2009‎
For citizen journalists, the federal shield law front was looking good for a while. Although the House of Representatives version of the bill, ...

Hanging citizen journalists out to dry: shield-law amendment excludes unpaid bloggers
Pamshouseblend.com, by: Pam Spaulding Tue Sep 29, 2009 at 08:00:00 AM EDT
A recent amendment to the federal shield bill being considered in the Senate will exclude non-"salaried" journalists and bloggers from the proposed law's protections. Well, read the fine print to see how citizen journalists are left legally hanging out to dry. Schumer's amendment draws a distinct line between bloggers and "real journalists" that: ...

Journalists target Obama over 'shield law'
CNN Political Ticker - Ram Ramgopal, Katie Glaeser - ‎100309
Thirty-six states (including Washington, DC) have enacted some form of shield law, but there is no Federal law protecting a reporter's privilege, ...
Journalists criticize Obama for new shield law stance The Hill
Obama Administration: Shield Law Should Only Protect Journalists ... Techdirt
Sponsor of media shield criticizes administration The Associated Press

Leaks Questions Slow Reporter Shield Law
Washington Post - Walter Pincus - ‎Sep 18, 2009‎
A congressional push to enact a federal shield law for journalists is being held up by disagreement with the Justice Department on how to ...
Shield law would exclude unpaid journalists San Francisco Chronicle
Freedom of the Press New York Times
Judiciary Takes No Action On Shield Law Broadcasting & Cable

The Vaunted Protector of Our Democracy Is Long Gone
Few Know of The Concerted Plan To Influence The Media In This Country
NewsFocus, By Tim Watts 031209

What Most Don’t Know About Media In The United States
The Takeover And Control of News And Information in America

In the beginning we had the Gutenberg printing press. Books and newspapers were the information king, but printed material was often voluminous and disbursement was slow.

The dawning of the technical age of media allowed the spread of information at a much faster pace than ever before in the history of mankind. With the advent of the electronic age came the telegraph and then the telephone, with radio, television, cable, and satellite to follow. The flow of news and information could now travel instantly around the globe, allowing thoughts and ideas to be shared with lightning speed. The information age was born. ... (Read More)

Allegory Of The Cave: Meet Your Puppet-Handlers
Political Theatrics 092909

Plato’s ‘The Allegory of the Cave‘ is from book VII of his most famous work, The Republic. He begins ‘The Allegory‘ by describing a dark cave found underground where a group of people are sitting in ‘one long row with their backs to the cave’s entrance’. They are chained to their chairs from an early age and all that the humans can see is the distant cave wall in front of them. Their view of reality is completely based upon this limited view of the cave which but an unenlightened view of the real world. ... (Read More)

When Graffiti Isn't Destructive
Gee, Why In The World Would Anyone Possibly Pick On FOX?

A FOX billboard after some roadside corrective editing.

Graffiti certainly isn't to be encouraged, especially when it's destructive and socially rebellious, but there are occasions when a productive message can be tolerated, such as, No War, Make Peace, Love Is The Answer, etc. You have to smile just a little when the graffiti crowd takes on the Faux News Network, also known as FOX News. When CEO and owner Rupert Murdoch says he can 'print or say anything he wants' in his media outlets, 'whether it's the truth or not,' it is somewhat heartening to once in awhile see America's disinformation and propaganda network called on the carpet. Anyone with media experience (not to mention integrity and a moral compass) knows better than to work for Faux News. Desperation does call a few, but fortunately not the best, nor the brightest.  (Op/Ed)

CNN's Rick Sanchez Calls FOX News What They Are, Liars

If you only watch FOX and don't look at other media, you'll never realize FOX lies.

Bill O’Reilly: The power has shifted to Fox News and conservative talk radio
NewsHounds, Reported by Julie - September 20, 2009
It's nice of Bill O'Reilly to admit that the goofy BS coming from the right is being driven by Fox News. But it's not nice to try to ram a panel consisting of conservative author, Tammy “Michelle Obama is trash in the White House” Bruce (what’s with all the weird faces she makes, by the way?), and far, far, far right-wing radio talk show host Mike Gallagher – the same guy who proposed a “Muslim only” line at airports -- down our throats as “fair and balanced." ...

Meet the man who changed Glenn Beck's life
Salon - Alexander Zaitchik - ‎Sep 15, 2009‎
Cleon Skousen was a right-wing crank whom even conservatives despised. Then Beck discovered him By Alexander Zaitchik W. Cleon Skousen, left foreground, and Glenn Beck, center. ...
Glenn Beck draws MI protests

Glenn Beck And Left-Right Confusion
Salon.com, by Glen Greenwald - Tuesday Sept. 22, 2009 08:23 EDT
Last night during his CBS interview with Katie Couric, Glenn Beck said he may have voted for Hillary Clinton and that "John McCain would have been worse for the country than Barack Obama."  This comment predictably spawned confusion among some liberals and anger among some conservatives.  But even prior to that, there had been a palpable increase in the right-wing attacks on Beck -- some motivated by professional competition for the incredibly lucrative industry of right-wing opinion-making, some due to understandable discomfort with his crazed and irresponsible rhetoric, but much of it the result of Beck's growing deviation from GOP (and neoconservative) dogma.  Increasingly, there is great difficulty in understanding not only Beck's political orientation but, even more so, the movement that has sprung up around him.  Within that confusion lies several important observations about our political culture, particularly the inability to process anything that does not fall comfortably into the conventional "left-right" dichotomy through which everything is understood.  ...  (Read More)

The making of Glenn Beck - Pt 1 By Alexander Zaitchik
Glenn Beck becomes damaged goods - Pt 2 By Alexander Zaitchik
Glenn Beck rises again - Pt 2 By Alexander Zaitchik

Glenn Beck: A FOX Trifecta With Limbaugh And O'Reilly

Glenn Beck Says The Man With A White Mom Is Racist
More Video On Glenn Beck Here

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

-- George Orwell     

CNN Bans Talk Radio Hosts
Examiner.com - ‎081209‎
Some prominent CNN figures host daily radio shows, among them host Lou Dobbs, apparently exempt from the ban. Others presumably exempt are regular political ...

Colbert On The O'Reilly Show

Great fun.

Taboo News and Corporate Media
DailyCensored.com, by Peter Phillips - August 1, 2009

The corporate media in the United States are ignoring valid news stories, based on university quality research. It appears that certain topics are simply forbidden inside the mainstream corporate media today. To openly cover these news stories would stir up questions regarding “inconvenient truths” that many in the US power structure want to avoid.
For example, current research indicates that public schools in the United States are more segregated today than they have been in more than four decades. According to a new Civil Rights report, published at the University of California, Los Angeles, schools in the US are 44 percent non-white, and minorities are rapidly emerging as the majority of public school students in the US. Latinos and blacks, the two largest minority groups, attend schools more segregated today than during the civil rights movement forty years ago. Millions of non-white students are locked into “dropout factory” high schools, where huge percentages do not graduate. The most severe segregation in public schools occurs in the Western states, including California—not in the South, as many people believe. Most non-white schools are segregated by poverty as well as race. Schools in low-income communities remain highly unequal in terms of funding, qualified teachers, and curriculum.
Other taboo stories include civilian death rates in Iraq and questions on 9/11. ...

(Read more here...)

Helen Thomas On The Failed Media

Our Controlled Media: Origin Of The Takeover

This dovetails with Operation Mockingbird (above)

UnSpun News: Big Media And The Lies They Tell

The media can lie to you if they want to.

Media Control

Where did these covert instructions to the media originate? The United States was appropriately proud of its constitution, built on the foundation of balance of power so that no group or person would be able to achieve absolute power. The President, the Congress and the Courts in concert with a Free press were supposed to make sure that the public received the kind of government that the American Revolution was fought over. However, in 1947 Congress had passed The National Security Act and that's where the weakness lay. The CIA, the bastard child of the Act, was effectively beyond the control of checks and balances. It is in the nature of Power that it defends its interests in whatever way it deems necessary, and Power here found a useful instrument, an organization without oversight which could easily be taken over and manipulated for the purposes of the powerful. (From Armageddon Explained or the Education of an Atheist)

The Century of the Self
How politicians and business learned to create and manipulate a mass-consumer society. (NewsFocus: The media has employed these same tools to fool you also)
Freud provided useful tools for understanding the secret desires of the masses. Unwittingly, his work served as the precursor to a world full of political spin doctors, marketing moguls, and society's belief that the pursuit of satisfaction and happiness is man's ultimate goal.  Read More...  |  Watch The Entire Documentary Here

Learn About That Which Has Been Hidden In Our World
Discover how the truth has been twisted, slanted and purposefully kept from you

The Movie Marquee  (Watch documentary movies on your computer)

The Myth of the Liberal Media

Robert F Kennedy Jr on our failed media.

The Real News in the O'Reilly-Olbermann Feud
There's More To The News Than Most Naive Americans Know About
Salon.com, by David Sirota - August 3, 2009

The New York Times story about MSNBC's corporate parent, General Electric, forcing the network to soften its criticism of Fox News has generated a lot of buzz over the weekend. But what's so telling about the story and the residual chatter is that, with the exception of Glenn Greenwald's typically terrific coverage, it largely misses the newsiest - and most taboo - part of the whole brouhaha.

What the Times story and the aftershock gossip focuses on is the personality feud and new detente between MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. That's supposedly the "news." And yet the real story is the heavy-handed intervention by the CEO of General Electric effectively forcing MSNBC's news team off a crucially important set of stories - namely, Fox News' politicization/Republicanization of media.

For years, Establishment media voices like Charlie Rose (yes, the same Charlie Rose who the Times story says played a direct role in the corporate parents' intervention at MSNBC and Fox) have insisted that it's a black-helicopter-style conspiracy theory to assert that corporate parent companies pressure/impact/limit the newsrooms they control.

But, of course, the evidence has become overwhelming in the last 15 years. ... (More)

GE's silencing of Olbermann and MSNBC's sleazy use of Richard Wolffe

More facts behind the GE/Fox deal and a new Olbermann statement

Olbermann's New & Conflicting Statements Fan Flames of GE-MSNBC-Fox Controversy

Keith Olbermann Gives Contradictory Statement to Glenn Greenwald

How Politicians and the Media Misrepresent the Public


Is Jon Stewart The New Cronkite?
Time Poll Shows He's The Most Trusted Newscaster In America

Since Walter Cronkite's passing, new focus has been put on the decline of legitimate news sources in America. The big three networks have fallen the way of the corporate cable news/propaganda networks and people are turning to alternate sources like The Daily Show to get a little truth with their news. That's why it came as no surprise that Jon Stewart was voted Most Trusted Newscaster In America in a recent Time poll.

Here's the breakdown of the results:

  • Jon Stewart - 44%
  • Brian Williams - 29%
  • Charles Gibson - 19%
  • Katie Couric - 7%

Not to take away from Stewart's accomplishments, but it does speak volumes about the way the American people view the major networks and their "news" departments -- and that they would take the word of a comedian more seriously than high profile, highly paid network news anchors.

Stewart has long taken on the corporate media, beginning with his notorious smackdown of the feckless Tucker Carlson on CNN's Crossfire in 2004, which lead to the eventual demise of the show. Since then, he has been relentless in his pursuit of the truth, and C&L has been posting videos from The Daily Show for years, along with many other blogs, big and small.

Jon Stewart: Ameica's Most Trusted Newsman Huffington Post

It's The Media Monopoly
Saturday Night Live Got In Trouble With GE On This One


The Battle For Control Of America's Media

Interview with author Eric Klinenberg
"Fighting for Air: The Battle for Control of America's Media"

When Time Magazine Lumps All Mysteries Into One Story, You Know They're On A Concerted Mission Of Disinformation
If They Won't Provide Any Research Of Their Own, How Can Anyone Trust That They Actually Understand Or Know The Facts?
NewsFocus, Op/Ed by Tim Watts 072107

Time Magazine has recently published a hit piece unabashedly refuting some of the biggest conspiracies of modern time, lumped together with a few 20th century rumors. They did it with no investigation whatsoever, yet the folks at Time just know that the following stories (below) are pure craziness. Way to put some journalistic integrity into your work Time Magazine. To lump six or seven worthwhile mysteries in with a few stories that are clearly unverifiable, or perhaps just verifiably stupid, they try to discredit the truth in all of them. That's how disinformation and propaganda works.

No matter that a motorcycle cop had his radio microphone keyed and picked up (and recorded) numerous shots at Dealy Plaza, all too close together to have come from a single bolt-action carbine rifle, or that over one hundred eyewitnesses mysteriously died within a year of coming forward with grassy knoll testimony, Time Magazine knows that the JFK assassination is all just poppycock.

It apparently doesn't matter that three buildings fell at near free fall speed through the path of most resistance on 9/11, or that a military grade cutting charge was found in four separate samples of WTC debris, or that parts found in the debris do not match the airplanes said to be responsible for them, Time Magazine says that they know better, even without providing research of their own.

It's no big deal that the Federal Reserve is not run by the US government, or that the Bilderberg group, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, or Bohemian Grove members have designs on controlling the world, Time Magazine's lack of personal investigation makes all of this untrue, just because they say so.

Forget all the medical research that shows AIDS is an engineered virus, Time Magazine surely knows better without ever having to look or do a journalistic investigation on their own.

The fact that they didn't live during the time of Jesus has no bearing on what they know about his personal relationships. Time Magazine knows better.

While this author has no definitive research one way or the other regarding a reptilian race, I am fairly convinced that a great number of Jews were persecuted at the hands of Hitler because I saw firsthand photos taken by a WWII intelligence vet. But throw in a stupid pop rumor regarding Paul McCartney and Time has done its best to lump all the other mysteries into one big vat of bullshit. If anyone should know about bullshit, it would have to be Time Magazine.

Too bad they didn't try to refute Operation Mockingbird or the fact that their own magazine is a mouthpiece for the CIA. Hey, maybe that's because it's real and not a conspiracy. Way to go Time! 

Time Magazine: Separating Fact from Fiction (Really?)

  1. The JFK Assassination
  2. 9/11 Cover-Up
  3. Secret Societies Control the World
  4. The Moon Landings Were Faked
    The CIA and AIDS
  5. Jesus and Mary Magdalene
  6. Area 51 and the Aliens
  7. The Reptilian Elite
    Holocaust Revisionism
    Paul Is Dead

For Reference...

Operation Mockingbird:
Operation Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation
MOCKINGBIRD - The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA
Two Dead Presidents And Operation Mockingbird ...
Operation Mockingbird

Walter Cronkite: Most Trusted Asset of Operation Mockingbird


How The Media Works

A quick explanation for the lemmings who trust media implicitly

Wake Up And Smell The Media
This Is Nothing More Than A Thought To Ponder

The only way to usurp Democracy is to fool the people. The only way to fool the people is to steal their news media. Once you control the information flow to the people, you will then be able to control the people in any perceived free democratic society.
[ see movie... OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism posted below ]

Orwell Rolls In His Grave

Media Control In The U.S.

Bageant: We've Let Corporations and Media Rob Our Souls -- It's Time to Do Something Meaningful
Joe Bageant, JoeBageant.com
The most chilling accomplishment of American capitalist culture is that we have commodified our own consciousness.

Bill Moyers Comments On Rupert Murdoch

A Common Cry Heard Often: Rupert Murdoch Is Bad For Media

Hannity Named 2008 'Mis-Informer of the Year'

Gore Vidal On The Media

From The Real News Network

The Difficulty of Being an Informed American
By Paul Craig Roberts January 08, 2009
The American print and TV media has never been very good. These days it is horrible. If a person intends to be informed, he must turn to foreign news broadcasts, to Internet sites, to foreign newspapers available on the Internet, or to alternative newspapers that are springing up in various cities. A person who sits in front of Murdoch's Fox "News" or CNN or who reads the New York Times is simply being brainwashed with propaganda.

Before conservatives nod their heads in agreement, I'm not referring to "the liberal media." I mean the propaganda that issues from the US government and the Israel Lobby.

It was neoconservative Bush regime propaganda fed to America through Judith Miller and the New York Times and through Murdoch's Fox "News" that convinced Americans that they were in danger from a small secular Arab country half way around the globe called Iraq. It was the American media that convinced Americans that getting rid of dangerous "weapons of mass destruction," weapons that did not exist in Iraq, would be a cakewalk paid for by Iraqi oil revenues. ... ( Read more... )

The Art of Spin

This panel discussion reveals a lot on manipulation of the masses.

Our forefathers were acutely aware of the dangers of a biased or partisan media.

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
  -Thomas Jefferson

The Documentary Spin

An interesting look at how the media shapes and presents the world to us.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke

The Start of a Problem With Television

Television has often been misused by some to shape the opinions of the public.


Manufacturing Consent

A Canadian film documentary on media propaganda.

The Top 25 Censored Stories of the Year

Bill Moyers On Media Reform

Bill Moyers Media Reform Speech in St. Paul 2008

Senate Bars FCC From Revisiting Fairness Doctrine
Getting A Fair Presentation of The Other Side of The Viewpoint Used To Be Part of America
The Associated Press
 - ‎2 hours ago 022609
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to bar federal regulators from reimposing a policy, abandoned two decades ago, that required balanced coverage of issues on public airwaves. The pre-emptive strike against the so-called Fairness Doctrine has ...
Senate Votes To Ban Fairness Doctrine CBS News
Conservatives ask: Is Durbin going after Limbaugh? The Hill 
Obama Should Back the Fairness Doctrine Huffington Post
Why Christian Radio's Nervous Over Fairness Doctrine... U.S. News & World Report

Dan Rather On Saving The Media

Dan Rather Promotes FreePress.net

Networks Used Retired Generals With Ties To Iraq War Beneficiaries; Story Kept Secret From Public
The Pulitzer-winning investigation that dare not be uttered on TV

Salon.com, Glenn Greenwald - Tuesday April 21, 2009
The New York Times
' David Barstow won a richly deserved Pulitzer Prize yesterday for two articles that, despite being featured as major news stories on the front page of The Paper of Record, were completely suppressed by virtually every network and cable news show, which to this day have never informed their viewers about what Barstow uncovered.  Here is how the Pulitzer Committee described Barstow's exposés:

Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals, working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from policies they defended.

(Read full article at Salon.com)


Republicans Admit FOX Works For Them

Like we didn't know this already. At least they finally admitted it.

Defeating YouTube Censorship
Simple steps any internet user can take to reduce GooTube’s stranglehold on information
The Corbett Report James Corbett 26 February, 2009
When YouTube burst onto the scene in February 2005, it wasn't long before this simple concept revolutionized the way people connect to each other and the way they define "the media." As Vancouver 9/11 Truth activist Michael Hey told The Corbett Report in a recent interview: "I shudder to think where we would be right now if we didn't have YouTube, or if we didn't have the various video hosting services that we have," he said. "Think of the example of Montebello in 2007 where there were agents provocateurs who were outed by citizen journalists." ...


The 2008 Big Media Hall of Shame


Independent News Sources

Flashback 2007: Junk Media Is Killing This Country

The greatest power in the world, brought to its knees by television.

OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism  (Expose on FOX News)
The Classic Clip From The Movie Network  (Nothing Could Be More True)
Network (Full movie)  Watch the entire 1976 movie
The Media: Conspiracy Theory Rock (SNL was in trouble with NBC for this)
The Fifth Estate: Sticks & Stones  (Conservative Media Out of Control)
Bill Moyers: Our Democracy Is In Danger of Being Paralyzed  (RealPlayer)
Bill Moyers: Big Media Is Ravenous  (RealPlayer)
A Canadian Perspective on U.S. Media (Naomi Klein)
Bill Moyers: Media Reform
 RealPlayer video  |  YouTube video
Bill Moyers - Media Reform Convention 2008
Bill Moyers - Net Neutrality
Dan Rather On The Media
Weapons of Mass Deception
Independent Media In A Time Of War
The Revolution Won't Be Televised
The Power of Nightmares  Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3
Orwell Rolls In His Grave
Manufacturing Consent
The Media Distraction
The Art of Spin
Bill Moyers - Illusions of News  Pt 1  |  Pt 2  |  Pt 3  |  Pt 4  |  Pt 5  |  Pt 6
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