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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuchulain View Post
    I think the media is more concerned with maximizing profits than it is with any political agenda. thus its content is more ref;ective of market demand than anything else. In modern society, this means it pretty much another form of entertainment.
    To some extent, but there is a definite political bias as well. Take Mel Gibson's move 'The Passion of Christ' for example, it was turned down by Hollywood studios/distributors even though they knew it would be popular and make a lot of money, because they didn't like the message (saw it as anti-jewish) and hoped to keep it from reaching a wide audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwordOfTheVistula View Post
    To some extent, but there is a definite political bias as well. Take Mel Gibson's move 'The Passion of Christ' for example, it was turned down by Hollywood studios/distributors even though they knew it would be popular and make a lot of money, because they didn't like the message (saw it as anti-jewish) and hoped to keep it from reaching a wide audience.
    True. What they were afraid of IMO opinion, was pissing off the wrong Jews, who would end up screwing them financially. Over short run, there was money to be made by distributing the movie, but over the long run, there was more to be lost. Money and politics are so intertwined, I don't think we can actually draw a very clear distinction. What I meant by my first post was that the media's political biases aren't motivated by ideology, or trying to change the world for what one sees as the better, but rather by the people in control's desire for money, power, and status.

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    Mainstream Media Reduces Critical Thought

    Consumed on a daily basis, mainstream media has been known to reduce one's individuality and autonomy. Mainstream media reduces everything to the simplistic good/bad, black/white view.

    Mainstream media is a tool of the elites and serves to support and popularize their interest while reducing and ostracizing dissenting or politically incorrect views.

    Mainstream media also presents events selectively, placing an emphasis and exaggerating those which are favorable to the elites while distracting from uncomfortable truths.

    Mainstream media discourages intellectual debate and rational, independent thinking and instead provides with trivial entertainment that keep the masses chained to their TV set.

    A satirical, yet spot-on approach. The mainstream media. Cause you’re not paid to think, we’re paid to do it for you.

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    Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake: "We All Lie For The CIA"

    Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake: "We All Lie For The CIA"

    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/28/2016


    With the increasing propaganda wars, we thought a reminder of just how naive many Westerners are when it comes to their news-feed. As Arjun Walia, of GlobalResearch.ca, notes, Dr. Ulfkotte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job.

    He recently made an appearance on RT news to share these facts:


    I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public.

    But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe.



    European media writing pro-US stories under CIA pressure



    It’s important to keep in mind that Dr. Ulfkotte is not the only person making these claims; multiple reporters have done the same and this kind of truthfulness is something the world needs more of.

    One (out of many) great examples of a whistleblowing reporter is investigative journalist and former CBC News reporter Sharyl Attkisson.

    She delivered a hard-hitting TEDx talk showing how fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.


    Astroturf and manipulation of media messages



    Another great example is Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist at CC, who said that they are routinely paid by the US government and foreign governments to selectively report and even distort information on certain events. She has also indicated that the government has editorial control over content.


    Amber Lyon reveals CNN lies and war propaganda RT America RT America




    Ever since Operation Mockingbird, a CIA-based initiative to control mainstream media, more and more people are expressing their concern that what we see in the media is nothing short of brainwashing.

    This is also evident by blatant lies that continue to spam the TV screen, especially when it comes to topics such as health, food, war (‘terrorism‘), poverty, and more.

    Things have not changed, in fact, when in comes to mainstream media distorting information and telling lies. They have gotten much worse in recent years, in fact, so it is highly encouraging that more people are starting to see through these lies, even without the help of whistleblowers like Dr. Ulfkotte.

    One great example is the supposed ‘war on terror,’ or ‘false flag terrorism.’ There are evenWikileaks documents alluding to the fact that the United States government planned to “retaliate and cause pain” to countries refusing GMOs.

    Mainstream media’s continual support of GMOs rages on, despite the fact that a number of countries are now banning these products.

    The list of lies goes on and on. It’s time to turn off your T.V. and do your own research if you are curious about what is happening on our planet. It’s time to wake up.



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    Experts reveal the tricks mainstream media uses to brainwash and control the masses

    You may not know this, but intelligence agencies around the world have, for decades, infiltrated “target” countries by having their agents and operatives pose as journalists (no, I’m not an intelligence operative). That served two purposes: 1) it provided the operative with legitimate cover; and 2) it allowed the operative’s government to use the operatives “media” position to shape public opinion in the host country.

    Brainwash them, in other words, with propaganda.

    But in truth, that kind of propagandizing and brainwashing is also done by institutional media pushing a specific political agenda. Think back to our recently concluded presidential election cycle and what the “mainstream media” did in a failed effort to get its anointed candidate, Hillary Clinton, elected. They lied, made up narratives out of whole cloth, and tried to smear her opponent, now-President-elect Donald J. Trump, in an effort to defeat him.

    As reported by The Waking Times, experts denote a number of techniques that are used by the establishment media to brainwash the public and create/control the daily narrative.

    The mainstream media are the real purveyors of ‘fake news’

    Edward Bernays is known as the father of modern propaganda. He was the first to use social engineering techniques spread via the mass media of the day. In the early 20th century, he laid the groundwork for what became cultural programming at the societal level by assisting in the transformation of a mostly rural, agrarian-based American society into a homogenized culture of devout statists and consumers.

    The principles he developed and implemented have greatly influenced the growth of American culture, how it grew and the direction it took. Having picked up Bernays’ torch in the 21st century, several experts on modern brainwashing, mind control and propaganda have recently given insight into their craft.

    Think about what is ailing our country today, in terms of societal problems. There is corruption of so-called “grassroots movements” that are actually funded by Left-wing billionaires such as George Soros and Bill Gates, and yet the movements are portrayed by the establishment media very often as spontaneous and locally brewed, but all are attempting to achieve a specific social and political result.

    The efforts of these allegedly organic groups are amplified many times their size by the media, which gives them both credence and a megaphone with which to shout their views. And what do they shout? America is racist, bigoted, homophobic, unfair, politically broken, etc. Never are the calls for unity or praise for our country given any attention at all.

    Much of this is done via a technique known as “astroturfing.” Seasoned veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson explains, “Astroturf is a perversion of grassroots. Astroturf is when political, corporate or other special interests disguise themselves and publish blogs, start Facebook and twitter accounts, publish ads, letters to the editor, or simply post comments online, to try to fool you into thinking an independent or grassroots movement is speaking.”

    Controlling our thoughts by creating false narratives

    Another technique used is subliminal messaging. This is a cornerstone of mind control, and when a person is unwittingly bombarded with cleverly concealed information, an emotion can be trigged leaving a person’s intellect and better judgment subjugated in favor of a mental process like fear or sexual desire. You may never consciously understand or realize why you begin to adopt certain behaviors, products of lifestyles, but the attraction is nonetheless real and that manifests itself through actual personal choices.

    In a 2011 documentary called Programming the Nation, filmmaker, graphic artist and digital media producer Jeff Warrick, a former advertising sales rep, provided examples of how subliminal messaging and other subconscious methods are employed by ad executives and other media to create cultural ‘norms’ and social programs like consumerism, materialization of women’s bodies, health choices and the glorification of violence.

    “Could such techniques really be contributing to a variety of social, political and economic problems currently present in our culture? Such as obesity, anorexia, and other eating disorders? The ongoing war on terror? And what about the ever-increasing amounts of debt, that has tightened its grip on a growing percentage of the population?” the documentary says.

    Other techniques include fake news—yes, by the mainstream media—omission (not covering an issue as though it wasn’t real or important); slanting coverage through the use of biased “expert” sources; and publishing falsified data and science as though it were legitimate.
    http://naturalnews.com/2017-01-05-ex...ontrol-us.html

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    All my news comes off the far right wing Internet. I won't even go to places like Breitbart. The most Fox News I watch is Tucker Carlson off YouTube. I have very much enjoyed Donald Trump's war with the US media. It was about 17 years ago that I turned off my TV set and roughly the same amount of time since I quit going to the movies.

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    A new study of journalists reveals some interesting findings about their abilities. And with the fake news epidemic in mainstream media, this isn't really surprising.

    New Study Shows Journalists Are Dumber Than Average

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    Mueller Investigation reveals that “Mainstream Media” are Biggest Purveyors of Fake News

    After 22 months and $35 million, Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation has discovered what everyone knew all along: that the claims of a “Trump-Russia” collusion to influence the 2016 US Presidential election was nothing but a Democratic Party sore loser lie, and that the whole issue was a fake news construct orchestrated by the controlled media.

    Even though Mueller’s conclusion was predictably obvious—because there was no manner in which “Russians” could have persuaded 62,984,828 Americans to vote for Trump—the vast nature of the Democratic conspiracy to spread this fake news is apparent when it is considered that:

    – The New York Times reported on January 6, 2017 that a “leaked” report from the “United States government’s intelligence agencies” concluded that the “Russian government had interfered in the elections in order to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.”

    – Newsweek magazine published a report on 1/10/17 titled “Trump, Putin and the Hidden History of How Russia Interfered in the U.S. Presidential Election.”

    – The Washington Post reported on January 7 2017that Putin directly ordered the “Russian interference” (“Declassified report says Putin ‘ordered’ effort to undermine faith in U.S. election and help Trump.”)

    All of these media outlets—and hundreds more—went on to pump out of literally hundreds of thousands of “stories” in which increasingly outrageous stories were manufactured and invented—all in an effort to claim that Trump had somehow tricked his way into getting the majority of white Americans to vote for him.

    No expense was spared in this mockery of “news” and “democracy.” The Mueller investigation lasted 22 months and spent at least $35 million trying to prove the myriad of allegations—but could not find anything.

    As the March 24, 2019, letter from Attorney General William Barr, noted, the Mueller Special Counsel “thoroughly investigated allegations that members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, and others associated with it, conspired with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, or sought to obstruct the related federal investigations.

    “In the report, the Special Counsel noted that, in completing his investigation, he employed 19 lawyers who were assisted by a team of approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, and other professional staff.

    The Special Counsel issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, issued almost 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses.”

    On the topic of “Russian Interference in the 2016 US Presidential Election,” Barr noted, the report “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

    In addition, with regard to the hacking of computers and emails from persons affiliated with the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party organizations, and the public dissemination of those materials through various intermediaries, including WikiLeaks, the Special Counsel “did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”

    “After reviewing the Special Counsel’s final report on these issues; consulting with Department officials, including the Office of Legal Counsel; and applying the principles of federal prosecution that guide our charging decisions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense,” Barr said in his letter, which was addressed to the Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary and other ranking members of that committee.

    In other words, there was never any truth to the allegations, and the whole conspiracy claim was bogus from the very beginning.

    Seasoned observers of the controlled media will not find this surprising. Despite the controlled media and its puppet masters continually warning the public about “fake news,” the “Russia-Trump collusion” myth is just the latest in a series of deliberate fake news campaigns waged by the controlled media.

    Other fake news myths propagated by the controlled media include the “Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction” myth, the endless lies about “white racism” being responsible for all ills affecting nonwhites, and, of course, the ongoing conspiracy by the controlled media to cover up the reality that current Third World immigration and reproduction rates in America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand will lead directly to white minority status within the next few decades, and final white extermination a few decades after that.

    In short, the Mueller investigation shows what all clear-minded people have known all along: that the controlled media are serial, psychopathic liars, who cannot scribble two sentences without one of them being false.
    http://newobserveronline.com/mueller...-of-fake-news/

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