Posts Tagged ‘Media’

When is Gun Control Not Political?

May 14, 2013 1 comment

When is Gun Control Not Political? ^ | 7 May, 2013 | Sebastian

Every Television Newscast Is a Staged Event…


Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8:03:27 PM by marktwain

When it’s “public health,” lead by meddling doctors:

To pediatricians, gun control is a public health issue, not a political one. But they’re treading a fine line, and they know it.

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Gunny G: What IS The Government “Controlled Media” ???

April 23, 2013 4 comments

“Government controlled media can be seen simply to be media that operates in a government controlled environment.


There are three main concepts behind media that have emerged from such an environments.



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Authoritarianism is seen to be the oldest and most pervasive concept, with two modifications in the twentieth century – the Communist and Developmental Concepts…..”


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Mr Obama Stop Disarming Us…

March 18, 2013 1 comment

Mr Obama Stop Disarming Us


Ammo Land ^ | Mar. 18, 2013 | Colion Noir


Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 2:04:49 PM by EXCH54FE


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Fairfax, VA –( Colion Noir: “Let’s talk about the violence in the inner cities. Everyone wants to ask why. Why the killing, why the murders, why the deaths.


Well, if gun control proponents would stop using the inner cities as a jump off every time they want to bolster their gun control argument and actually pay attention to the cause of violence in the inner cities, it wouldn’t be such a mystery.


Which makes no sense because the number of gun deaths in the inner cities dwarfs the number of gun deaths from mass shootings.


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A Little Gun History…

March 9, 2013 Leave a comment

A Little Gun History…

Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2013 7:27:57 AM by Reaganite Republican


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In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents -unable to defend themselves- were rounded up and exterminated

In 1911…………..


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Gunny G: The Gathering Storm of Gun Control…

March 3, 2013 Leave a comment



The Gathering Storm of Gun Control


Posted: 03 Mar 2013 03:00 AM PST


While the left talks about gun control, and demonizing republicans and conservatives in general, what they really want to implement is total societal control and such control cannot occur with a heavily armed populous. “When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears…

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(Reader Response…) ~ New Term for Mainstream Media: Assault Media

February 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Actually, the so-called msm is only The Fourth Estate of gubmint…only American bloggers—real Americans, not AINOs can rightfully be considered media/journalists, etc.!!!!!


Semper The New Pamphleteers!



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Schumer gun control committee in 1991 left speechless

January 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Schumer gun control committee in 1991 left speechlessBreitbart ^ | 1-24-13 | Dr Susan HuppPosted on Monday, January 28, 2013 7:19:25 AM by Former MSM Viewer


This woman testifies to Schumer & Frank et al about what the 2nd Amendment is all about, and it aint hunting.



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This is from 1991 but is timeless…


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‘No Guns, No Guns!’: WH Posts Vids of Kids Begging For Gun Control

January 18, 2013 1 comment

After trotting out young children as the backdrop for his gun control rollout yesterday, the White House released videos today of young children reading anti-gun letters to the camera.


“No guns, no guns, no guns, no guns!” pleads one little girl, Hinnah. “My opinion is it should be very hard for people to buy guns,” says little Julia.



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“It’s a free country, but I recommend there needs to be a limit with guns,” says little Grant.


“I thought I would write to you to stop gun violence,” reads little Taejah…


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Why push for gun control has stalled…

January 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Support for stricter gun laws hasn’t jumped as fast or as far in recent weeks as many liberals had hoped and expected.



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If you’re wondering why, maybe the reason is the shakiness of the public’s trust in government itself.




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December 27, 2012 2 comments

A brief but eye-opening and informative primer on the scope and nature of the deadliest contagion ever to sweep America since its infancy: psychopathy.



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Give this segment a devoted listen in order that you may “know thine enemy” and achieve a greater understanding of what is and has been going on around you unseen and unreported on by the mainstream media. You’ll be glad you did.


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Chinese State Media Demands US Citizens Be Disarmed…

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

The official Chinese government news agency, Xinhua, has demanded the US immediately adopt stricter gun control measures to reduce the number of firearms the US populace is permitted to possess.


The Chinese state-controlled media’s statement, titled “Innocent Blood Demands No Delay for US Gun Control,” is primarily focused on the Newtown tragedy in which 26 Americans were killed by a mad gunman.



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Twenty of the victims were young children.The Chinese government stated, “Their blood and tears demand no delay for the U.S. gun control.”


In an apparent effort to restrict information to their populace, the Chinese government wrote of a number of US mass shootings but failed to mention they were either stopped by a citizen legally carrying a firearm or otherwise only occurred in the controversial gun-free zones that critics say make prime targets for madmen.


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On Sanity, Madness and Mankind – PART 1 | Soldiers are Heroes |

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

As most of you may know, a tremendous tragedy in America occurred this Friday, December 14th, resulting in 27 deaths – 20 of which were children between the ages of 6 and 10.Within minutes, before the bodies were even able to reach their final temperature, a mass frenzy erupted both in public areas and through various information and media outlets in relation to gun control. The swelling outcome of two opposing sides clashing was felt across the entire world, shaking people to the core and leaving, in its wake, doubt instead of trust, fury instead of compassion, and blind adherence to either black or white instead of careful analysis of what lies in between.

What’s in between is civilization – in all its glory, horror, hope, misguidance, nourishment, neglect, foresight, hindsight and all other microbial words leading to the initial creation of one solitary human being. This is where problems arise, but it’s not necessarily where they will end. How much do we actually know and understand ourselves?

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The Mainstream Media & the Questions | American Clarion… (“Something is exceedingly wrong!The media not jumping on whatever is wrong is leading us where?Where is the “real” mainstream media?You know… the people who were once professionals. “)

November 18, 2012 2 comments

…..The press is supposed to be there to keep the public informed — not entertained — and certainly not propagandized to the point of acceptance of the almighty O or help in buying a ticket to the re-education or failure facility located somewhere, including the unemployment and welfare lines that are increasing at this very moment.

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Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Something is exceedingly wrong!The media not jumping on whatever is wrong is leading us where?Where is the “real” mainstream media?You know… the people who were once professionals.

The people who once truly cared! Where did they go? Are they all at O’s for dinner?One can only wonder.

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Gunny G: A CRY FOR HELP BUT WHO WILL LISTEN ????? ~ Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people”

September 29, 2012 2 comments


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Pat Caddell gave a fantastic speech to Accuracy in Media on the media and how starting in the 1980s they stopped holding both sides to the same level of accountability.

He focuses a fair amount on Benghazi-gate but also mentions a few other things including the media’s silence on David Plouffe receiving $100k from an Iranian front group for giving 2 speeches. Caddell totally nails it by saying that the media has now become a danger to America and an enemy of the people.

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UN Small Arms Treaty Passes While Media Sleeps

September 22, 2012 Leave a comment


The United Nations Small Arms Treaty passed in its second session. The Media was silent over its passage.

According to the UN’s press release,

Concluding its two-week session today, the second United Nations conference to review the 2001 Programme of Action on trafficking in small arms and light weapons adopted a consensus outcome document that highlighted the international community’s renewed commitment to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade.

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Who Owns the News Media…

September 21, 2012 Leave a comment


Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read

Back in 1983, approximately 0 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites.

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40% Say Internet Best Way to Get News, 37% Say TV

September 18, 2012 Leave a comment



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More Americans turn to the world wide web to get their news nowadays, but nearly as many still think television news is the most reliable news source available.


A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of American Adults think the Internetis the best way to get news and information in today’s world. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say television is best. Just nine percent (9%) believe the radio is the best way to get news and information, and even fewer (7%) still go with print newspapers.



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July 27, 2012 14 comments

Does the press function as an independent Fourth Estate or as a fourth branch of government?

Are media adversaries of the State or its accomplice?TV’s top journalists are part of the wealthy and influential elite, often socializing with people they’re supposed to be scrutinizing. At an awards banquet for the Radio & Television Correspondents Association during Reagan’s second term, Kathleen Sullivan at the time with ABC was photographed on the arm of then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, while CBS Face the Nation host Lesley Stahl greeted the Republican Party’s national chairman Frank Fahrenkopf with a kiss.

Vice President Bush serenaded the crowd with a speech and journalists got prizes ostensibly for good reporting.David Broder of the Washington Post, often described as the dean of American political reporting, has won many awards in his day. Upon accepting a prize for lifetime service to journalism at Washington’s National Press Club in 1988, Broder stated: “I can’t for the life of me fathom why any journalists would want to become insiders, when it’s so much fun being outsiders-irreverent, inquisitive, incorrigibly independent outsiders, thumbing our nose at authority and going our own way.”

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The Colorado Movie Massacre and Gun Control (“As horrible as the massacre in that movie theater was, it was only the latest incident of its kind and, believe it or not, will soon dim as even worse acts of man’s inhumanity to man continues.”)

July 21, 2012 1 comment


At the risk of seeming insensitive to the deaths in the Colorado movie massacre, I am going to point out the obvious, which may make us flinch.

As horrible as the massacre in that movie theater was, it was only the latest incident of its kind and, believe it or not, will soon dim as even worse acts of man’s inhumanity to man continues.

Bodies are stacking up like cord wood around the world. and, frankly, that is nothing new. Since Cain and Able, man has sought the death of his fellowman. We seem to be hard-wired to take our brother’s life. (Told you it might make you flinch.)

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56 Million Exterminated Under the Guise of Gun Control

July 21, 2012 Leave a comment


56 Million Exterminated Under the Guise of Gun Control ^ | Bradlee Dean

Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 2:46:25 PM by Perseverando

This video is a short portion from Bradlee Dean’s documentary called, “My War.” Gun Control is not about guns so much as it is about control.

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The Jokers of the Mainstream Media

July 21, 2012 Leave a comment


The Jokers of the Mainstream Media

Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-20 17:05:37 | mrcurmudgeon……..

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Prison » Bilderberg 2012: When The Story Is The Media

June 4, 2012 Leave a comment

The most crucial aspect of the Bilderberg story is the decades-long media blackout.

When the story is the media, the story is marginalized to the fringe of political discussion, and ridiculed as a non-story.

The annual Bilderberg meeting is sold as a non-story to the world public by the Western establishment media. But, as the alternative media has illustrated over the last several years, and especially at this year’s Bilderberg conference in Virginia, nothing could be further from the truth. Bilderberg is waging war on the United States. What story could be bigger than that? Forget Al-Qaeda. The enemies of the United States and the American people are the heads of banks and corporations. Read more…

Why Pay to Read Lies? Newspapers in Decline

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

The job I loved most in my long career as a writer was as a journalist, first on weekly newspapers and then on a daily. I loved breaking news, the deadlines, and the thrill of seeing my words in print. Old enough to remember Linotype, I even would set pages with the newly minted metal strips of text.

The day The New York Times Jersey edition published a piece I wrote, I thought I had reached some magical place amongst my fellow journalists. What I had unknowingly reached was being published a newspaper with a long history of printing lies and doing everything in its power to influence events through its news columns.

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Progressivism: Making journalists into associates of the state

December 11, 2011 1 comment

Progressivism: Making journalists into associates of the state

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Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 4:58:53 PM by ProgressingAmerica

In “How we advertised America“, George Creel wrote the following: (Page 16/17)

As a matter of fact, I was strongly opposed to the censorship bill, and delayed acceptance of office until the President had considered approvingly the written statement of my views on the subject. It was not that I denied the need of some sort of censorship, but deep in my heart was the feeling that the desired results could be obtained without paying the price that a formal law would have demanded. Aside from the physical difficulties of enforcement, the enormous cost, and the overwhelming irritation involved, I had the conviction that our hope must lie in the aroused patriotism of the newspaper men of America.

With the nation in arms, the need was not so much to keep the press from doing the hurtful things as to get it to do the helpful things. It was not servants we wanted, but associates. Better far to have the desired compulsions proceed from within than to apply them from without.

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Andrew Breitbart on Citizen Journalism, Cultural Marxism and the Tea Party

November 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Andrew Breitbart on Citizen Journalism, Cultural Marxism and the Tea Party

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Independent Film, News and Media ^ | Sept. 18, 2011 | Independent Film, News and Media

Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 9:04:23 PM by Press 1 for Free Speech

“And so people in Hollywood have reached out to me, and I’ve started to put them together with each other. And they’re starting to realize that they need to figure out how to come out of the closet.” Andrew Breitbart

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Confessions of an Actual Man, Very Sincere Too ~ Fred On Everything…

October 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Of the various books I have inflicted on the world, my favorite is Au Phuc Dup and Nowhere to Go, the print version of which is a mess. The Kindle version is fine. Should anyone be interested, a sample chapter, clickable, is available under the cover on the right-hand side of your screen.

Like a wolverine digging at a rabbit’s hole, this column seeks truth, wherever it lies. (Of course, if truth lies, how can you trust it? These are deep waters.) To this end, I have been reading feminists about what slugs men are, and bandits, and slaves of vanity, and cause loose fillings and sunspots and roach infestations. In the past I dismissed these tiresome viragos as mere creatures of bile and ill-breeding. This time, I thought, maybe I should listen to them. After all, ugly short-haired unmarried women are people too. Pretty close anyway.

AsI pondered, I was overcome by the consciousness of sin. Yes, I thought, it is true. We men are the slaves of vanity. I wanted to deny it, but I could not. The facts cannot be evaded: We, sorry male malfeasors all, are hopelessly vain.

Confess it, fellows: Men spend millions on boob jobs, on moisteurining lipstick that gives us the freshness of the roses of morn, on perky push-up bras that divide and lift at the same time. Yes, we do…..


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The U.S. must have a State Run Media: For the Greater Good!

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Lee Bollinger is an attorney turned academic. Past president of the University of Michigan, Bollinger now holds that position at Columbia University, home of the famed Columbia School of Journalism.

Bollinger believes that coming J school graduates will provide a more valuable service if the American media becomes the de facto property of the federal government.

“…I propose…an American World Service…”, writes Bollinger. “A media institution with sufficient funding to bring the highest quality American journalism to the global forum.” And that “sufficient funding” will be provided by the federal government. From taxpayers.

Why is government funding necessary? Because “…the proliferation of communications outlets has fractured the base of advertising and readers.” And as a result, “newsrooms have shrunk and foreign bureaus have been decimated,” says Bollinger.

It seems that while free enterprise and the internet have expanded the field of news providers, they have also upset the once virtually monopolistic status of the “giants”, robbing them of advertising dollars and audiences.

In short, choice and diversity, those prized catchwords of the Left become dangers when beneficiaries like FOX lead in market share.

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Alternative Media Is Today’s Free Press

July 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Alternative Media Is Today’s Free Press

Pajamas Media ^ | July 17, 2011 | George Scaggs

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 11:18:14 AM by Kaslin

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Media Matters Has A FOX News ‘War Room’ That Operates 20 Hours A Day

June 28, 2011 2 comments

Any remaining doubt that Media Matters reason-for-being is to take down FOX News? Check this out. Turns out the progressive, non-profit watch dog website has a FOX News “war room” that operates in four separate shifts from the hours of 5am to 1am. According to FishbowlDC, they employ specific teams that focus on Glenn Beck‘s radio and television show. Considering those folks will be out of a job come the end of the week — Beck‘s last show is Friday — and Media Matters

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Truth in Media: Independent Journalists “Who Tell the Truth” Need our Support!

April 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Truth in Media: Independent Journalists “Who Tell the Truth” Need our Support!

Truth in Media: Independent Journalists “Who Tell the Truth” Need our Support!

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Global Research, April 21, 2011

So far, 2011 has been a tumultuous year, and we’ve only just begun. War and militarization are being passed off by mainstream media as “humanitarian intervention“; our environment and health are being compromised to protect investments and corporate interests; poverty is running rampant in every corner of the world, and yet still we are expected to pay for unjust wars and corrupt financial schemes at great expense to us and our families.

The writers who contribute articles to Global Research are dedicated to stopping this tide of disinformation and making real information available. Thanks to their commitment and sacrifice, we can start to change the system through increased awareness.

Often, however, journalists pay a high personal and professional price for telling the truth. Professional journalists committed to truth in media are invariably penalized by their corporate employers. They are pressured into accepting media disinformation as routine, as part of the job. They are encouraged to skim the surface or to convey half truths.

This is a system which rewards mediocrity. Those who lie are promised fame, funding and career advancement. Those who refuse to abide by the standards of the mainstream media are not only fired, they are blacklisted and their prospects extinguished. Journalists who have the courage to say the truth find themselves marginalized and excluded, and therefore often driven into poverty. Indeed, a considerable number of journalists who contribute to Global Research find themselves in this predicament.

Global Research has therefore initiated a fundraising campaign to assist journalists, researchers and contributors who have either lost their jobs with the mainstream media or who have been excluded from employment opportunities as professional journalists. As part of our mandate to deliver independent news and analysis to the broader public, we believe it is important to support and encourage journalists in their endeavours.

We know that our readers turn to Global Research for independent coverage of world events which is not coloured, created or manipulated by corporate, government or insitutional stakeholders. Therefore, we ask you to support us in supporting the writers who continue to bring you the material you need in order to understand what’s happening in the world around you………………

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The Media and the Republicans

March 18, 2011 Leave a comment

The American mainstream media, once the most dominant news gathering entity in the world, has lost its credibility and is in the process of losing its influence. Yet the Republicans and some conservative intelligentsia in Washington D.C. still foolishly curry the media’s favor, cower in fear of their by-gone power and do not understand their motives and mindless acquiescence to group-think mentality.

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The Media Has Declared… WAR!

January 12, 2011 Leave a comment
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The American Thinker ^ | January 12, 2011 | John Fricke

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:06:30 AM by Scanian

Newsrooms and hospitals have one major thing in common: the “hush” is the loudest thing anyone ever hears. The “hush” is the moment when normal activity stops cold for an announcement of major events that will entirely reshape any usual activity. While both newsrooms and hospitals stop on that kind of news — and then, following it, race into a whirlwind of overdrive — the similarities end there.

Hospitals gird for the incoming and the flood of bad news to follow; most newsrooms do not. In a newsroom, tragic events are met with a different vibe: an electric jolt that energizes the room with a sense of self-importance.

The shot of adrenaline that surges through a newsroom is fascinating to watch. After the initial rush, the newsroom is never satisfied. There is a reason why the term “news junkie” exists; there is always the next twist, the next piece of fresh information, the next set of numbers (think of the alcohol shots of “news” that an election night provides with its changing and evolving big story).

That’s the backdrop of what took place on Saturday. The initial news breaks, the “what.” A shooting in a crowd in Arizona…might be, yes, now confirmed…a U.S. representative. Followed shortly by the scale of the attack, where it occurred, and the emergency response taking place. Once the “what” is established, then the other ws come into play. Journalists live by an old truism, the rule of ws — Who, What, When, Where, Why. The change to the profession over the past thirty-pluls years I have been in it is the last w, the “why.” The first four are always the easiest. Those were known within minutes of the story breaking. But the “why” takes time, and news in the 24/7 world of news today…

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Mainstream Press Journalism of Appeasement, Corruption, Smoke and Mirrors…

January 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Mainstream Press Journalism of Appeasement, Corruption, Smoke and Mirrors

by David DeGraw
Market Oracle

Here’s a brief summation of my recent reporting: If we continue to let our politicians and wealthy members of society live in comfort, free from the consequences of their actions, we are complicit in our own demise.

Our country is so overrun with corruption, we cannot remain passive and expect things to get any better.

The economy is propped up by smoke and mirrors and will inevitably collapse. Without immediately breaking up the banks and holding the thieves accountable, we will continue on our downward spiral with increasingly severe and devastating consequences.

These are extremely unpleasant truths that we are now forced to confront. We have to act now. If you are not calling for revolution or organizing, you are either unaware of what’s happening around you, horribly naïve or a fascist sympathizer.

In response to statements like those above, I’ve been exchanging emails with colleagues (journalists and news editors) who have become “uncomfortable” with my reporting style and been saying some variation of the following: “You’re being too radical. This is too extreme for us to publish.”

While I appreciate their opinions, I want to make something 100% clear. I am fully aware that these words are harsh, and may turn off some people. However, in extreme times, telling the truth will make you sound extreme. Ultimately, I don’t mind if you think I sound “too extreme,” I don’t care if I make people “uncomfortable,” or if, in your opinion, I’ve become “too radical.” Try telling that to the 52 million Americans who are now living in poverty. Tell that to the millions of American families who have lost their homes and jobs. Tell that to the 59 million people who can’t afford health insurance. Tell that to the overwhelming majority of the population who are stressed out, living paycheck to paycheck, buried in debt they will never get out of and desperately struggling to make ends meet.

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Should Main Stream Media MSM control the internet?

November 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Most of us are probably old enough to remember when the mainstream media controlled EVERY SINGLE WORD that was spoken, written, viewed and heard. The public library was about what the MSM wanted.

Letters to the editor was what the MSM approved. Actually it was not that long ago.Average people like you and I couldn’t make a web page or write our own blog or add a comment unless the owners of the MSM approved it. They controlled every aspect of the media and every aspect of what your peers in society read and saw.

I know about you, but I don’t wish to go back to those days. We need full net neutrality for all Americans.The MSM wants to have that control over us again and they want to end the right of websites such as your own blog, and Free Republic and others unless they will pay the tariff and exorbitant amount for special mainstream tier access.

I’ve already informed my Congressman and Senator that we need an unlimited, uncensored right to comment and compose on the internet, and do not want the MSM limiting what we have to say – not that 100K deposited in their bank accounts won’t change their mind.

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Ted Koppel: Olbermann, O’Reilly and the death of real news

November 13, 2010 Leave a comment

It was an imperfect, untidy little Eden of journalism where reporters were motivated to gather facts about important issues. We didn’t know that we could become profit centers.

No one had bitten into that apple yet.The transition of news from a public service to a profitable commodity is irreversible. Legions of new media present a vista of unrelenting competition. Advertisers crave young viewers, and these young viewers are deemed to be uninterested in hard news, especially hard news from abroad.

This is felicitous, since covering overseas news is very expensive. On the other hand, the appetite for strongly held, if unsubstantiated, opinion is demonstrably high. And such talk, as they say, is cheap.Broadcast news has been outflanked and will soon be overtaken by scores of other media options.

The need for clear, objective reporting in a world of rising religious fundamentalism, economic interdependence and global ecological problems is probably greater than it has ever been.

But we are no longer a national audience receiving news from a handful of trusted gatekeepers; we’re now a million or more clusters of consumers, harvesting information from like-minded providers…

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Newsflash: Journalists Who Don’t Take Themselves Seriously Captured on Film

October 27, 2010 Leave a comment

In my opinion, today’s journalists, pamphleteers, town criers, etc. are the so-called unprofessional bloggers, etc. calling it as they see it, like it is, and so on… The scum, e.g. politicians, professionals, men/? of letters, merchants, etc. are, I digress, scum…Semper Fidelis3 posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:08:27 AM by gunnyg WE ARE BEHIND “ENEMY WITHIN” LINES, SURROUNDED, Our ‘Novembers’ Are Gone,,,So Few Can “grok” It.

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The Rise of “Multi Stream” Media

October 24, 2010 Leave a comment

snip….There will never be a mainstream news media anymore,” said Ken Braun, managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential and part of the five-person media panel. “It is becoming what I call a multi-stream media. That’s the future we are headed to.”…snip


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Natural Born Citizen Discussions in the Late 1800′s

October 12, 2010 Leave a comment

“Looking Back at History” Natural Born Citizen Discussions in the Late 1800′sThe definition of Natural Born Citizen and the presidential eligibility issue were researched in the late 1800′s. Multiple newspaper articles are presented to show how constitutionalists and scholars in the 19th century addressed the issues by responding to citizen’s questions. Copies of articles are shown.

The first article below asks: If a person with American parents is born in a foreign country would he be eligible to the presidency?

Note the answer states “parents” not the singular word “parent.”May 27, 1888 Is a Citizen Born Abroad Eligible to Be President?

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It’s All Really Very Simple, If … You Can Become a Conspiracy Investigator By J Speer Williams

October 5, 2010 1 comment

It’s All Really Very Simple, If …
You Can Become a Conspiracy Investigator

By J Speer Williams
Let us begin by asking ourselves, “Who owns the corporate-mainstream media?”
And of course, the answer is large, very large, corporations own the corporate media.
But, who owns the controlling stock of these large corporations, and controls their “news” and aired content?
The answer is the foreign, privately owned International Monetary/Banking Cartel, that controls the money and credit of the world. Make sense?
Our knee-jerk, tunnel-visioned, democratic and republican voters must develop some peripheral political vision, or they will be taught some lessons of life that could more easily be learned by viewing outside the propagandized fields of corporate-media focus.
Now, if one will study the long and infamous track record of this private Monetary Cartel, and correlate its activities with the corresponding “news” of the day, one will soon see the reciprocal relationship between that news and the subsequent national and international events.
You see, the corporate media does not so much report on news events, as it prepares the stage to justify the various covert actions then taken by the Cartel.
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Communists to Be Welcomed at Progressive March in DC [Cliff Kincaid report]

September 26, 2010 Leave a comment

The “peace director” of the October 2 “One Nation Working Together” rally says that the U.S. should immediately withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, military aid to Israel should be ended, and that Iran has the right to develop nuclear weapons as long as the U.S. has them. He also says that Marxists are invited to participate at his upcoming rally.

Michael McPhearson, one of the key organizers of the event and former executive director of Veterans for Peace, tells Accuracy in Media, “I’m not all that concerned if you’re a Republican, Democrat, or Marxist or Communist, whatever,” he said. “I just want us to work together to make our country better. That’s what I look at—not if you’re a socialist.”The October 2 rally in Washington, D.C. is designed to counter the Tea Party … [snip]

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Thomas Jefferson Wouldn’t Think Much of Modern Journalism. Blogging – That’s Another Story…

November 23, 2007 Leave a comment

Thomas Jefferson Wouldn’t Think Much of Modern Journalism. Blogging – That’s Another Story…

November 21, 2007 1:00 AM

Would he read the NY Times?

Though journalism as we know it didn’t exist when the First Amendment was written, today’s reporters don’t hesitate to make the case for their importance by citing a famous Thomas Jefferson quote. Steve Boriss contends that mainstream news is the opposite of what the third president thought it should be.

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By Steve Boriss

Many journalists are fond of telling us how central they are to our democracy. Some cite Thomas Jefferson’s quote, “were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” These self-important boasts by journalists deserve to be challenged. Modern journalism is not only different from what Jefferson intended, it is almost completely the opposite in three fundamental ways: the role of the press, the voices that matter, and the importance of opinions.

1. The role of the press — Jefferson’s vision for the role of the press was completely integrated with his vision for the country. He believed that each of us is born with God-given rights that must not be taken away — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The potential thief he had in mind was government. Accordingly, he thought that the single most important role for newspapers was to serve as a “fence” to prevent government from encroaching on individual rights.

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