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...
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.)
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Bad enough they did it once already in 2008, but they did it again this year!
Unlike billions of worldwide users,
Glenn Beck doesn't trust
Google. And he plans on doing something about it.
Fox News pundit announced on his show Wednesday that he will
avoid using any Google products, and implored his viewers to
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. ...
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.
A former employee of Fox News called the company a
"propaganda outfit" that is determined to undermine the Obama
administration and Democrats.
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. ...
The American Truth Network (Click for more info)
Homeland Security Protecting Corporate Broadcasting Now? Is This What We Were Told We Needed Homeland
Department of Homeland Security has recently seized a popular
multimedia website, featuring top flight sports and popular
television shows. The website,
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.
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.
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
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
Central | The Daily Show Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
It's official: A university study reveals that FOX News dumbs down voters.
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.
Project Censored’s “Censored 2011: The
Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010″ is now
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)
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
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Hollywood And The War Machine
Empire examines the symbiotic relationship between
the movie industry and the military-industrial complex.
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
The Wake Up Call...Shattering Denial 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. ...
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
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
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.
What Is The
Role Of The Media?
This destroys a very necessary and most vital watchguard of
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.)
The world's most generic news report, Charlie Brooker's
Newswipe. (Good stuff)
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.
Phil Donahue On Today's Media
Signs Off With Last Broadcast America And The World Lose A Great Journalist With Moyers'
Retirement NewsFocus - by Tim Watts - 050210
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.
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
Fox Ambushes Bill Moyers,
But Moyers Eats Them Alive
The FOX crew clearly met their match on this one. Hooray for Bill.
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.
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
The Nation, by
Sebastian Jones - 021110
(Excerpt) 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.
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. ...
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.
Hosts Jon Stewart On 'The Factor' Stewart Blazes Through FOX News, Takes No Prisoners, Eats Bill O' For
Lunch NewsFocus, by Tim Watts -
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.
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
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.
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
The National Expositor, Mary Louise on 03 August,
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. ...
- The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA
What Really Happened - by
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.
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)
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
These are the stories our failed corporate
media should be covering. (Read
NewsFocus: Sadly, they missed the 9/11 WTC explosive
thermate story as well as the FBI translator Sibel Edmonds'
Congress Members In criminal conspiracy, espionage, bribery and
sexual blackmail. Also says Bin Laden worked for CIA right up to
Fox admits: Only 9 hours of news a day
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.
O'Reilly Slams Law & Order Producer (NewsFocus: The Truth
Has A Funny Way of Catching Up To You)
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
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
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. ...
The Daily Show: Lou Dobbs Interview
Heather Thursday Nov 19, 2009 2:00pm
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. ...
Just minutes after noon, on January 20, 2009, "hope" arrived for
Constitutionalists and supporters of its First Amendment. A
but exceedingly noteworthy paragraph appeared on the new
Administration's White House website
"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
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
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
winning Daily Show and Jon Stewart to hold them
accountable and expose their shameless bald faced lies for public
viewing. Enjoy the clip. :o)
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. ...
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
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: ...
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
Allegory of the Cave‘
is from book VII of his most famous work, The Republic. He begins
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
When Graffiti Isn't Destructive Gee, Why In The World Would Anyone Possibly
Pick On FOX?
A FOX billboard after some roadside corrective
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.
During times of
universal deceit, telling the truth becomes
a revolutionary act.
-- George Orwell
CNN Bans Talk Radio Hosts Examiner.com -
Some prominent CNN figures host daily radio shows,
among them host Lou Dobbs, apparently exempt from the ban. Others
presumably exempt are regular political ...
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
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. ...
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
society.(NewsFocus: The media has
employed these same tools to fool you also)
InformationClearinghouse.com 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.
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Learn About That Which Has Been Hidden In Our World Discover how the truth has been twisted, slanted and
purposefully kept from you
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
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
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)
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.
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
Stewart has long taken on the corporate media,
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.
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
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!
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 ]
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
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.
forefathers were acutely aware of the dangers of a biased or
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the
man who reads nothing but newspapers. -Thomas
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. -
The Start of
Problem With Television
Television has often been misused by some to shape the
opinions of the
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.
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
were outed by citizen journalists." ...