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Old 01-20-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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The MSM propaganda machine

Being that there is just so much of it these days, I thought I'd start an ongoing thread to post about all the instances. They are currently pulling out all the stops on Ron Paul to keep him out of office...and I'm just tired of it.

I'll kick it off with this truth serum of an article from zerohedge.

You Can't Fool Mother Nature For Long: Mainstream Media

"The Corporate Media in the U.S. is a handmaiden to the Financial and Political Elites, issuing simulacra of "news" and "analysis" in service of the Status Quo.

If there is any America "industry" ripe for widespread discrediting, it is the U.S. Corporate Media--the six corporations that own most of the media outlets the conventional American sees, hears and reads. This week's theme is You Can't Fool Mother Nature For Long, and this is how it plays out in MediaLand: when the disconnect between the actual economy and what the American people are told is factual and true about the U.S. economy and its Financial Elites by their Corporate Media widens to surrealism, then the conventional American who has passively accepted propaganda in place of reality will finally abandon belief in the "fairness and integrity" of the Mainstream Media, and see it for what it is: a corporate house of prostitution, where everything is for sale to the highest bidder.

Ask yourself how many hard-hitting, high-visibility series on the underbelly of American sickcare have been issued by any Mainstream Media outlet. Then look at how many of these outlets live off the revenues of adverts for pharmaceutical products, health insurance, fast foods and packaged foods-- all industries that are profiteering from the current sickcare system.

The answer, as far as I can discern, is (unsurprisingly) zero.

Present-day journalism in America has an unspoken double-standard. Any "news" story or analysis based on press releases from Central State fiefdoms such as the CBO, Medicare, BLS, etc. is accepted without reservations or independent inquiry, or indeed, even basic journalistic skepticism, while any reports that are critical of the Status Quo are treated quite differently: sources are treated as suspect, critical comments are always countered with official assurances, high-visibility "experts" are tapped to dismiss the criticism, and finally, the story is buried: it runs on a public-service broadcast in the wee hours of the morning, it is relegated to page B-19 in the newspaper, and it briefly appears at the bottom of a list of web stories that is quickly "refreshed" before too many people can spot it.

This gives the Corporate Media "plausible deniability" when critics question the veracity and quality of its analysis. The Corporate Media digs up the buried story and presents it as "proof" of hard-hitting journalism..."
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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Class Action Anti-Trust Lawsuit: RP Supporters vs Big Media

No, it hasn't happened...yet. Interesting and entertaining idea though. The comments are a thought provoking window into libertarian thinking.
I think the case could be easily made.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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Re: The MSM propaganda machine

Glad to see it started. I was about to start it myself as i said a few days back.
"FAIR AND BALANCED MEDIA"....Really. here we go.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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Re: The MSM propaganda machine

This is something worth posting about how the media is afraid of RP and repeatedly tries to keep him from being heard.

Media TRIES to ignore Ron Paul AGAIN!

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Re: The MSM propaganda machine

Media propaganda building up for a war with Iran???

http://consortiumnews.com/2012/01/06...-targets-iran/
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:11 AM   #6
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This is Bull Shite....Googled up S.C. Primary and it's all about that A-hole Newt The PTB will put him in place. This sucks!!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:49 AM   #7
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Media propaganda building up for a war with Iran???

http://consortiumnews.com/2012/01/06...-targets-iran/
Great article SBH.

"4. The aim of the two subgroups in question is a new war in the Middle East with the target this time Iran. Iran’s danger, as put forth by the lobbies, goes largely unquestioned by both the politicians and a bulk of the media despite the fact that there is a recent, horrific precedent in simply accepting this warmongering. That precedent is the recent war in Iraq.

In that case, the crippling economic sanctions, followed by invasion, led to the death and maiming of millions. That this horror was carried forward on the basis of lies is now assiduously ignored. That the same fate may well await Iran is actually presented as desirous.

It is to be kept in mind that if those who spread lies that result in slaughter and massive destruction are citizens of or protected by a superpower, no punishment will accrue. None of the major liars that brought us the Iraq war have been punished. One can hardly think of a more corrupt political situation.

Learning from Herr Goebbels

The lies of the neoconservatives and hard-line Zionists are part of an “MO” or modus operandi that is not original to them. Whether they do so purposely or coincidently, they are following the observation of the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, who claimed that the English understood that “when one lies, one should lie big” and noted ”that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility” — lessons the Nazis applied themselves.

In the present case, the neoconservatives and hard-line Zionists first created false charges (Iran’s alleged desire for nuclear weapons and willingness to use them against the U.S. and Israel) and are now, with the cooperation of the mass media, repeating them over and over again as if they were true.

They ignore (and pressure the media to ignore) all the evidence that says their charges are false. Thus, the scant press coverage given to the two comprehensive U.S. National Intelligence Estimates, one in 2007 and a follow-up one in 2011, both of which concluded that Iran shut down its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and has not revived it since.

Simultaneously, they bring forward untrustworthy testimony of Iranian expatriates and known liars that support their claims (this does get media coverage). All the while urging greater and greater sanctions aimed at the systematic destruction of target country’s economy.

In December 2011, both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed bills seeking to destroy the Iranian economy by crippling its oil trade and destroying the functionality of the country’s central bank. It is a testimony to the strength of the neoconservatives and Zionists that the votes were 410-11 in the House and 100-0 in the Senate.

This is obviously an ongoing bipartisan fiasco. Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, declared his satisfaction with the congressional votes by effortlessly stating the conventional wisdom that now dominates Official Washington: “Iran’s actions pose a danger to the United States and the entire world.”

It makes no difference if the senator believes his own hyperbole. His actions lead to the increased suffering of ordinary Iranians. Out on the campaign trail, most of the Republican presidential candidates parrot the same line:
1. Mitt Romney supports “crippling sanctions” against Iran because, he declares, “the greatest threat that Israel faces, and frankly the greatest threat the world faces, is a nuclear Iran.” Again, it makes no difference if Romney really believes this or is just playing for Zionist lobby money. He adds to the building war mania and gets in line for his share of responsibility for the sanctions that are undercutting the livelihoods of innocent people.

2. Newt Gingrich has publicly committed himself to attacking Iran if such action can result in regime change. He is ready to “collaborate with the Israelis on a conventional campaign” against Iran.

3. Rick Santorum told the American public that if he were elected president “I would be saying to the Iranians, you either open those facilities, begin to dismantle them and make them available to inspectors or we will degrade those facilities through air strikes.” Poor Rick, he seems unaware that international inspectors regularly visit the Iranian facilities. Poor the rest of us, if Rick becomes president!

Therefore it is with bloody irresponsibility that neoconservatives, extreme Zionists and a large array of American politicians blithely incite their fellows to war.

Civilian life must mean very little to them, as little as truth itself. The former is readily reduced to splattered bits of flesh in the wake of attacks by drones, fighter jets, attack helicopters, cruise missiles, tanks, and machine guns, etc. – and the latter is reduced to propagandistic incitement brought to you by a weaponized Fox News."
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #8
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A highly recommended read.


Paychecks, Perception, Propaganda & Power


"Obama’s signing of the NDAA, overwhelmingly supported by politicians of both parties, now gives the ruling class the ability to track down and imprison indefinitely any American citizen they consider a threat to their power, without charges. The only remaining thorn in their side is the internet. The internet has allowed critical thinkers to share information, organize resistance to the oligarchs, create communities of like-minded citizens, and allow individuals the opportunity to turn the tables and perform surveillance on the state. The state does not like an unfettered internet because it allows citizens to find the non-manipulated truth and undermines their mainstream media propaganda machine. Young people are less able to be manipulated. The introduction of abominable legislation like SOPA and PIPA are a blatant attempt by the governing elite to crush dissent by locking down the internet and eliminating sites that question their version of reality.

Humans are a flawed species. Our minds are easily manipulated. We don’t like pain. We prefer instant gratification. We are susceptible to mass delusion. We will often choose hope over critical thought. Those with higher IQs will regularly attempt to take advantage of those with lower IQs. Fear and greed are the two motivations used by the minority in power to control and manipulate the majority. The American people have been led astray by a small group of powerful men. We were herded through a door in the wall of perception that promised an American dream of material goods, entitlements and pleasure with no obligations or responsibility to future generations. There is only one choice that can save this country from ruin. Each individual must make a choice to either to continue supporting the manipulative, corrupt status quo or coming back through the Door in the Wall.
The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend” – Aldous Huxley

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-...opaganda-power
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:28 PM   #9
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I thought this was a fitting thread for it. After all, it's about corruption, propagation of the false reality.

http://www.wqad.com/news/wqad-iowa-g...,7714889.story

Iowa GOP Chairman to resign

"Strawn’s resignation follows questions raised about whether he would continue to serve after the results of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses changed when the votes were certified. Initial vote counts on caucus night indicated Mitt Romney had won by eight votes, but certified vote counts two weeks later show Rick Santorum won by 34 votes.

Results from some precincts were not included because reporting forms were deemed missing or lost.

According to party rules, the co-chairman, Bill Schickel of Mason City, will fill the vacancy...."

And we're the paradigm for the world?
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Wow, a flip of 42 votes. Must be a conspiracy
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:34 PM   #11
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Wow, a flip of 42 votes. Must be a conspiracy
Are there any truths or untruths anymore or is everything righteous or a 'conspiracy'??? Some new material would be nice.
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Some times there are just human mistakes and incompetence.
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Some times?? Seems to be the norm these days.
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Some times?? Seems to be the norm these days.
Its a daily habit. Marcus is 100% correct on this. MSM propaganda bs and they try to choose for us whom will be the next potus. Its rigged crap at its finest.

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Do you think that the incredible sums of unrestricted money that is used to push the candidates plays a part?
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