Media Articles from 2019
When Are We Going to Tackle the For-Profit Monopolies Which Censored RussiaGate Skeptics?
by Charles Hugh Smith
Posted April 4, 2019
The RussiaGate Narrative has been revealed as a Big Con (a.k.a. Nothing-Burger), but what’s dangerously real is the censorship that’s being carried out by the for-profit monopolies Facebook and Google on behalf of the status quo’s Big Con.
This site got a taste of Facebook-Google-Big-Media’s Orwellian Authoritarian-Totalitarian censorship back in 2016 when a shadowy fake-news site called PropOrNot aggregated every major alt-media site that had published anything remotely skeptical of the coronation of Hillary Clinton as president and labeled us all shills for Russian propaganda.
Without any investigation of the perps running the site or their fake-news methodology, The Washington Post (Jeff Bezos’ plaything) saw fit to promote the fake-news on Page One as if it were journalistically legitimate. Why would a newspaper that supposedly values the integrity of its content run with such shameless fake-news propaganda? Because it fit the Post’s own political agenda and biases. More…
Corporations have become the gate keepers of what people hear and they control the narrative.
Why are the big media giants allowed to keep buying up and swallowing smaller outlets? Why are the anti-trust laws not being enforced? Should there be some sort of disincentive built into our system to keep corporations from becoming too big?
Media Serve the Governors, Not the Governed
By Joe Lauria
Posted April 1, 2019
In his 1971 opinion in the Pentagon Papers case, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black wrote: “In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government.”
That’s what WikiLeaks and Julian Assange have been doing since 2006: censuring governments with governments’ own words pried from secrecy by WikiLeak’s sources—whistleblowers. In other words, WikiLeaks has been doing the job the U.S. constitution intended the press to do. More…
Our government uses the term “national security” to justify secrecy, surveillance of its citizens, overthrow of governments, and military incursions into sovereign nations. The main stream media has totally failed to live up to its role as a neutral reporter of facts.
With 6 transnational corporations now controlling the vast majority of all media outlets, do you believe that you are receiving unbiased, and full reporting of issues the government and corporations do not want you to know? Is it a coincidence that whistle blowers and outlets like WikiLeaks are being persecuted so harshly?
Lies America’s News-Media Tell
by Eric Zuesse
Posted March 27, 2019
Here are America’s recent targets for regime-change (against which have been used economic sanctions, invasion, and enormous destruction) — and all of them are nations that never invaded nor threatened to invade America:
Iraq 2003, Libya 2011, Syria 2011-2018, Yemen 2015-now, Ukraine 2014, and Venezuela 2017-now.
Because all of these were and are aggressive wars by the US against nations that never invaded nor threatened to invade the US, they all ought to be subject to mega-criminal prosecutions as was done by the US, Britain, and USSR, against Germany at the Nuremberg Tribunals after World War II. That was merely victors’ ‘justice’, applied by the US, Britain and USSR, but this would instead be actual international justice, the first instance of such in all of world history. It’s desperately needed — especially now. More…
The Facts: The US has meddled in foreign elections, overthrown elected leaders, assassinated leaders, imposed harsh sanctions, and militarily invaded many countries.
Reflect On: How would the world be better place if the leaders of aggressive nations were forced to stand trial in an international court?
It’s official: Russiagate is this generation’s WMD
by Matt Taibbi
Posted March 27, 2019
The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press. Russiagate just destroyed it.
Nobody wants to hear this, but news that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is headed home without issuing new charges is a death-blow for the reputation of the American news media.
As a purely journalistic failure, however, WMD was a pimple compared to Russiagate. The sheer scale of the errors and exaggerations this time around dwarfs the last mess. Worse, it’s led to most journalists accepting a radical change in mission. We’ve become sides-choosers, obliterating the concept of the press as an independent institution whose primary role is sorting fact and fiction. More…
The reputation of the main stream media has been even further damaged by the fact that the Mueller report has no indictments. It proves that their Russiagate stories were not properly vetted.
How were people being manipulated by the media both on weapons of mass destruction and now on Russiagate? Perhaps it is time to read, but not accept everything just because it is in writing?
5G – The Harmful Effects of a New Technology
by Jon Rappoport
Posted March 21, 2019
Governments are promoting it as if the future of humanity depends on it. It MUST BE implemented. When governments and corporations see technological daylight up the road—and big money—they run toward it joined at the hip. Consequences be damned. And now, 5G.
Thousands of studies link low-level wireless radio frequency radiation exposures to a long list of adverse biological effects, including:
DNA single and double strand breaks, oxidative damage, disruption of cell metabolism, increased blood brain barrier permeability, melatonin reduction, disruption to brain glucose metabolism, generation of stress proteins. More…
There are now thousands of studies linking low-level wireless radio frequency radiation exposures to a long list of adverse biological effects and health effects.
What will be the health and environmental consequences of allowing this technology to spread? What can you do to limit governments and corporations from profitting from this damaging radiation?
Popular apps caught secretly sending health data and more to Facebook
by Michael Potuck
Posted March 19, 2019
A new investigative report from The Wall Street Journal today looks into the controversial practice of popular third-party iOS and Android apps sending very personal user data to Facebook. In some cases, this happened immediately after an app recorded new data, even if the user wasn’t logged into Facebook or wasn’t a Facebook user at all. Notably, the report highlights that Apple and Google don’t require apps to divulge all the partners that user data is shared with.
What the investigative report discovered was that Facebook purchases this personal data from apps, and in many cases has access to it as soon as new data is recorded. Further, this happens even when users aren’t logged in to Facebook or don’t even have an account. Some of the example’s include heart rate app, Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor, Flo a period and ovulation tracker, and Realtor.com’s app. More…
YouTube Will Stop Recommending Videos Of 9/11 ‘Conspiracy Theories’ To Users
by Richard Enos
Posted March 12, 2019
Heartwarming, isn’t it? Social media giants like YouTube are willing to sacrifice advertising profits in order to ensure that their cherished viewers are deterred from seeing content that YouTube deems dangerous and potentially damaging to their viewers’ mental and emotional health. They’re doing this even though these viewers have demonstrated that they want to see this content. It’s just like having a Big Brother around to help steer us onto the straight and narrow path, isn’t it?
While there is no denying that it was a ‘historic event,’ what is implied by this phrase is that 9/11 has an established, well-proven historical account based on the government’s explanation of what happened and supported by the ‘official’ report cobbled together by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For YouTube, this report is seen as the authoritative ‘last word’ on what happened in New York City on September 11th, 2001. More…
YouTube has decided to change its algorithm for recommending videos by excluding certain videos such as those they feel ‘make blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.’
Can we see through the deception and come to know the truth about mainstream media’s efforts to promote a false narrative and create within us a disempowering perception about our world?
The Media Is Lying About Construction At North Korea Launch Facility
by William Craddick
Posted March 11, 2019
In the aftermath of the Hanoi Summit, President Trump has been barraged with attempts to undermine his confidence in the good faith of Kim Jong Un and his intentions to deal fairly with the United States in the negotiation process concerning denuclearization and de-escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. One of the primary causes of concern has been a series of reports from NBC News claiming that “commercial” satellite footage shows that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been engaging in fresh construction at their Sohae Launch Facility in preparation for an alleged missile launch or test.
Not only is the use of the term “commercial” misleading in nature, but analysis of the photos indicates that the activity at the Sohae facility is related to deconstruction. The reports are driven by a number of entities with connections to the Central Intelligence Agency and a number of other special interests which call into credibility both the veracity of the reports and the journalistic integrity of NBC News. More…
It is a well known fact that the main stream media outlets have “journalists” that work for the alphabet agencies. Now these same media outlets are blatantly lying about North Korean activities.
Consider these facts the next time you hear something on the news that instills a sense of fear in you. Who would benefit from more fear? What is the deeper agenda?
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