Media Articles from 2019
George Orwell’s Guide to the News
By Adrian Salbuchi
Posted May 20, 2019
The Western mainstream media falsifies the news resorting to euphemisms, half-truths and lies in the best (worst) style of George Orwell’s novel 1984.
We all live in the unreal world of “Newspeak” used by the Global Power Elite to control our minds.
Man gets confused when things that happen around him and to him, or which are done in his name, cannot be properly grasped, understood or made sense of.
Today, mainstream media coverage uses programmed distortion, confusion, even outright lying when its Money Power masters order it to support the “official story” on any major political, economic or financial process. When looked at closely, however, the “official story” of things can be seen to be inaccurate, misleading, often hardly believable if not downright stupid. More…
Are “Conspiracy Theories” Tearing Society Apart Or Saving Us From Destruction?
by Brandon Smith
Posted May 16, 2019
The phrase “conspiracy theory” is often used by establishment agencies, the mainstream media and useful idiots as a tool to dismiss legitimate evidence or viewpoints that disagree with their predetermined version of events.
Until recently, this strategy was highly effective. Attacking a person as a “conspiracy theorist” was the only tool critics really needed to keep a piece of evidence or a concrete viewpoint from going viral. Conspiracy theory is equated to insanity, or stupidity, or buffoonery. Everyone knows a conspiracy theorist is not to be taken seriously, so why waste time listening to what they have to say in the first place?
It should come as no surprise that conspiracy REALITY is not something these people want entertained by the public. Conspiracies are a fact of history. Governments lie, all the time, and they have been caught doing it. The media lies, constantly, and has been caught doing it. Yet, we are supposed to ignore this and assume that anyone daring to stand contrary to government and media claims is some kind of lunatic? More…
Suddenly, anti-establishment views and investigations of corruption are bulldozing the mainstream scripted narrative, and the elites and the media are bewildered.
The next time some main stream media outlet labels someone a conspiracy theorist, consider how many times the government and media have lied to you in the past.
Washington’s Biggest Fairy Tale: “Truth Will Out”
by James Bovard
Posted May 2019
I’ve been an investigative journalist for more than 35 years. I have fought many federal agencies to get the facts of what they are doing. Sometimes I get some dirt, sometimes I get a smoking gun — or a few whiffs — but most government coverups succeed.
I have been using the federal Freedom of Information Act since the early 1980s. This law is supposed to make Americans think the government is transparent — federal agencies are bound by law to reply within 20 business days to requests for documents and other information.
Myths about truth empower liars. The more people assume that truth automatically outs, the easier it becomes to cork it up. Americans must realize that they will not receive even token disclosures without whistleblowers, journalists, and activists vigorously fighting the political-bureaucratic system. More…
CNN Falsely Claims Venezuela’s Guaido Was Elected President in January
There was no election in January
by Jason Ditz
Posted May 8, 2019
Continuing to try to advance the US narrative that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is the “duly elected” president, CNN went to the trouble on Sunday afternoon of inventing an entire election to base this around.
In the CNN report, they declared “pressure is mounting on Maduro to step down, following elections in January in which voters chose opposition leader Juan Guaido over him for president.” There was no election in January.
The CNN article was written by two senior writers, and had four others contribute to it. It is hard to imagine that none of them caught this false claim of a January vote. Yet the article remained unchanged throughout Sunday and overnight, and it was only some time on Monday that it was finally revised to say that Guaido had “declared himself interim president.” More…
The main stream corporate media is time and time again failing to properly vet their information while reporting “news” that is often false and/or misleading.
How many times have you and others in society fallen for the narrative theat the corporate media is peddling? How many wars has this false information started? Look beyond the headlines are try to recognize the manipulation that is taking place.
Disinfo Maginot Line: Protecting EU from ‘Russian Influence’ – by Manufacturing History
By Nina Cross
Posted May 3, 2019
It is now apparent with the release of the Mueller investigation findings, that the great storm that has embattled the US government and establishment since 2016 over supposed Russia-Trump collusion during the US elections, originates not from a genuine tangible source, but a constant stream of rhetoric driven by partisan corporate media. One certainty though is the Western narrative of Russia as a ‘malign influence’ will not go away.
While America’s liberal establishment continues to rage at Trump, Europe allies, under the influence of Washington, maintain their aggressive stance towards Russia following the catastrophic US meddling in Ukraine in 2014 and the subsequent reunification of Crimea with Russia. The question is how can the narrative of ‘malign Russian influence’ be kept going? Mainstream media will continue its role in this, but Western governments are also pouring resources into promulgating certain narratives while containing others.
This week, hackers released more documents from the UK government-funded project known as the Integrity Initiative, revealing British government plans to build an umbrella network of organisations across Europe to counter ‘Russian disinformation’. The following is a look at one of the EU projects already operating to ensure European populations do not stray from this constructed narrative that at times crosses over into real xenophobic racism, or Russophobia. While researching this phenomenon, it was impossible not to find some of the EU’s counter-propaganda material quite funny. More…
Governments use the main stream media to disseminate disinformation in order to control narratives that fit their agendas.
The next time you hear something on the news that suddenly dominates the narrative, consider why this was being done at that particular time and who benefits.
The Media, Mueller, the Big Con and the Democratization of Narrative
by Charles Hugh Smith
Posted April 29, 2019
Falling for a con is painful. The first reaction is to deny being conned, of course. The second is to blame skeptics for being correct in their skepticism.
Here’s the fundamental “story” of the Mueller Investigation: elites don’t like “the little people” democratizing public narratives. The elites–who reckon their right to rule is self-evident–want to set the narrative and the context, because that’s the foundation of power: once you get the citizenry to agree on your narrative and context, you secure two valuable things: 1) political legitimacy and 2) their obedience.
Elite anxiety over the “the little people” democratizing narratives is not a new phenomenon. Elites have demanded control of any media outlet that doesn’t parrot their line and have tried to declare skeptical inquiry sedition for generations, stretching back to the founding of the Republic. More…
The lack of any indictments as a result of the Mueller investigation, lays bare the the main stream media attempts of trying to manipulate the people, and their lack of any independent investigation to vet the accuracy of their reporting. This manipulation is similar to the weapons of mass destruction manipulation that was used to justify the Iraq war.
How were you and the nation affected by this manipulation? Consider how many alternative media outlets have been de-platformed recently. What can you do to discern fact from manipulation in the future?
Censorship Tightens As Governments Lose Control
by Tom Luongo
Posted April 24, 2019
It begins with legitimizing de-platforming people like Alex Jones and social media companies like Gab. Because some speech is too free. These are people supposedly too fringe to be suffered.
The latest outrage is Twitter banning the account of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange’s mother, Christine.
Australian and New Zealand ISPs have gone bonkers IP blocking sites in the wake of the Christchurch massacre. Sites like Zerohedge have been targeted in the past two weeks for publishing narratives orthogonal to what the governments in the West are comfortable with people consuming.
First it was Facebook, blocking and then unblocking Zerohedge with no apparent reasoning behind it. Now its ISP’s over-reacting to an emotional event ensuring that a good crisis never goes to waste. More…
Often those on the left cheer when the right gets censored, and those on the right cheer when the left gets censored.
What will be the consequences as more and more censorship is imposed and becomes general practice? How will YOU be able to make informed decisions as long as what YOU can read is controlled by others?
4 Myths About Julian Assange DEBUNKED
by Washingtons Blog
Posted April 19, 2019
Myth #1: The U.S. Is Respecting First Amendment Freedom of the Press, and Only Prosecuting Assange for Hacking
Myth #2: Assange Will Get a Fair Trial In the U.S.
Myth #3: This Is About Protecting America’s National Security
Myth #4: Assange is a Proven Rapist
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This is a huge part of our problem as a nation. Rather than having well defined principles and defending them, we tend to pick personalities we like and then cheer them on as uncritically as our favorite sports teams.
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