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"'A handful of us determine what will be on the evening news broadcasts, or, for that matter, in the New York Times or Washington Post or Wall Street Journal.... And those [news stories] available to us already have been culled and re-culled by persons far outside our control.'"[1] Walter Cronkite

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years....It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during these years." David Rockefeller, Address to the Bilderberg meeting, 1991.

'A handful of us determine what will be on the evening news broadcasts, or, for that matter, in the New York Times or Washington Post or Wall Street Journal.... [W]e must deicide which news items out of hundreds available we are going to expose that day. And those [news stories] available to us already have been culled and re-culled by persons far outside our control.'" Walter Cronkite, quoted in Censored [1996]: The News That Didn't Make the News-And Why

"All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it... Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

Reflecting the same communitarian constraint, Ismail Serageldin, then Vice President of the World Bank, said:

"Let’s just make sure that social change and transformation are going in the right direction.... The media must act as part of the education process that counters individualism."[4]

P.C. Lexicon Should Come In Handy by John Leo: " English is a living language, always changing under the pressure of euphemism and verbal politics." For example:

  • Special interests: your opponent's supporters

  • Public-spirited citizens: your supporters

  • Outside agitators: your opponent's non-local supporters

  • Homophobia: disagreement with the demands, tactics or manners of any gay activist

  • Emotional violence: criticism

  • Verbal abuse: any joke or remark you don't like

  • Organized religion: an outdated and prepackaged faith.

August 2013

More TV watching as toddlers, more problems as kindergarteners: "The study found that every hourly increase in daily television viewing at 29 months of age is associated with diminished vocabulary and math skills, classroom engagement (which is largely determined by attention skills), victimization by classmates, and physical prowess at kindergarten, according to Linda Pagani of the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital." See Shameless Corruption through Television & Digital Media

April 2013

7 Things About The Mainstream Media that They Do Not Want You to Know: "Have you ever wondered who controls the mainstream media? ...The average American watches 153 hours of television a month, and we also spend countless hours watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, reading books and surfing the Internet. If someone could control the production of all of that media, that would make them immensely powerful. They would literally be in a position to tell people what to think. Well, what if I told you that there are just six enormous media conglomerates that combine to produce about 90 percent of all the media that Americans consume. Would that alarm you? It should..."  See The Global Media Censors

Google reports record spike in government requests to remove content: "Governments made a record number of requests for Google to remove political content in the last half of 2012, the search giant said on Thursday. ...Google received 2,285 government requests to remove 24,179 pieces of content – an increase from 1,811 requests to remove 18,070 pieces of content that the company received during the first half of 2012. Requests were made to pull videos from YouTube, delete blog posts on Google's Blogger service and to remove items from Google search, making them harder to find." See The Global Media Censors

EU Covertly Spending Millions on Front Groups to Take Over the Press: "Angered by the British media’s coverage of Brussels, the European Commission says it wants to be a 'moral compass' against press misconduct, seeking new national and Europe-wide regulatory powers over journalists.....

      "CCMR [Coordinating Committee for Media Reform] run by Left-wing academics at Goldsmith’s College, London, believes that concerns about the media 'should not be confined only to individual abuses' and regulation should not simply be about the 'social-worker mediation of grievances'. The group wants a new media regulator to correct the 'national conversation' which it says has been 'distorted' by Right-wing newspapers and to change the 'terms of public debate' by'imposing public-service duties' on the press." See Media-made "Foes" and Deceptive "Friends"

Terrorism and the Media: A Symbiotic Relationship: "...the way for terrorists to broadcast their message to the world is to get the attention of the world media. Today’s terrorists know that they have the media at their disposal—CNN, FOX and the rest... are all at their beck and call—because today’s media outlets have 24 hours of airtime to fill, and what’s more salacious than the murder and mayhem of terrorism? There is a symbiotic relationship between terrorism and the media—espvision media..." See Rockefeller and Global Media Censors

The Media’s Double Standard on Jumping to Conclusions: "The first response by the media to any act of violence is to blame it on shadowy right wing forces. Despite a complete absence of proof, journalistic wunderkinds like Luke Russert rushed to assert a connection between Tax Day, Patriots Day and the bombing of the Boston Marathon..."

March 2013

White House Threatens Another Journalist: "A day after Woodward’s claim that a senior White House official had told him he would 'regret' writing a column criticizing President Obama’s stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama." See The Global Media Censors

September 2012

Christian murders, torture by Egyptians ignored by Obama, media: "Egypt’s so-called Arab Spring quickly turned into a Christian winter following the political rise of Islamists and increased assaults on Christians and churches. As a result, an estimated 100,000 Christians have fled or are preparing to flee the country.... Calls for Christians to be killed with some of them reportedly crucified on trees are the new reality of the Egyptian government under a Muslim Brotherhood president and a legislature run by not only the Brotherhood but also the extreme Islamist Salafists....
     "'Instead of taking action to stop the killing and brutalizing of Christians in Muslim nations, the Obama administration points to Egypt as an example of a foreign policy success...'"
See Persecuted - but not forsaken

August 2012

AP Protects Obama While Attacking Conservative Film: "Beth Fouhy of the Associated Press (AP)...completely ignores the part of the film that ...discusses Obama’s mentor in Hawaii, Communist Party member and writer Frank Marshall Davis. This is the relationship that the media continue to regard as taboo. The failure to talk truthfully about Davis, identified merely as 'Frank' in Obama’s memoir, constitutes one of the most important and insidious cover-ups in presidential history." See Rockefeller and Global Media Censors

July 2012

White House rolls out Kenya propaganda plan: "Now that the Obama administration is pouring vast amounts of money into Kenya, it’s going to need some help selling its spending to the people. ...the U.S. Agency for International Development has devised a sophisticated scheme to sway public opinion on U.S. 'investments' in the African nation, including strategies to 'groom' targeted journalists for favorable media coverage. ... the document’s first line establishes that USAID/Kenya is playing a lead role implementing President Obama’s vision for global development...'" See Forging a New Global Consciousness

Spin cycle! Feds enlist journalist to control media: "The federal agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid is now hiring workers to combat negative news media and promote positive spin about its Afghanistan operations. The U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, is enlisting private-sector assistance to 'lead rapid response efforts to correct erroneous or misleading news accounts.'”

Obama assembling de facto propaganda ministry: "The U.S. State Department is planning to 'buy' media broadcasts, as the Obama administration assembles a de facto [government] propaganda machine, according to documents that reveal the president’s plans moving closer to the 2012 election. ...State’s Bureau of Public Affairs is soliciting the help of 'global news coverage service providers' to create and disseminate department 'news.'" See George Orwell's 1984

May 2012

AP archives, June 27, 2004: Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate [the archived article is slow to open]: "Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.... Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce."

      I posted information on this topic yesterday, then removed it when the media establishment denied it. I can see why they did. Here is a similar message from telegraph.co.uk:

Obama's literary agent says he was 'born in Kenya'. How did the mainstream media miss this? "...in 1991 Barack Obama’s literary agent...published a booklet that included a biography of the future President. The audience was 'business colleagues' in the publishing industry and it was designed to promote Obama’s anticipated first book (later abandoned) called Journeys in Black and White. Here’s how it describes the author’s origins.

     "'Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. The key phrase here is 'was born in Kenya' – and this bio line was apparently being used as late as 2007."  See Mind Change and Collective  Service

 

CATEGORY . The liberal are trying to legislate free speech out of existence: "In 1910, when Congress was contemplating transferring the wealth of the American people to the same cabal of international bankers and industrialists who owned all of the central banks of the industrialized world, the money mafia realized it somehow needed to seize control of the media to prevent the fourth estate from warning the American people what was afoot. That fraud could not have been successfulky promulgated without the help—or silence—of the media....The money barons knew there was much truth to the adage that whomever controls the news controls the hearts and minds of the man on the streets. ...

     "Censoring the media was a fairly simple task for Lenin in 1917, for Mussolini in 1924, and for Hitler in 1933....It was not that easy for Franklin D. Roosevelt. However, the US Constitution prevents the government from interfering with, or abridging, the freedom of the press. Since FDR could not censor the media—something he attempted to do several times between 1933 and his death in 1945—he did the next best thing. He decided to regulate it."

January 2012

Fox News hires Soros-funded activist: "An open lesbian who shuns feminine attire. . . .[Sally] Kohn is a far-left radical who attended the 2003 World Social Forum in Brazil, a meeting place for groups which say they are opposed to capitalism and U.S. imperialism. Not only is Kohn now on Fox News, where she can demonstrate the channel’s 'fair and balanced' commitment by championing radical Arab and pro-Marxist causes, she is being given open access to the influential FoxNews.com website, where she writes articles praising the Occupy Wall Street movement. ... Kohn has a three-year old daughter, Willa Hansen-Kohn, with her 'partner,' Sarah Hansen, a community organizer with involvement in such groups as the Soros-funded Tides Center." See Moral Corruption

December 2011

Loathing Conservative Christian Candidates: "Time magazine didn't mind ruffling feathers in religious America with a cover this summer that asked 'Is Hell Dead?' Never mind that America is overwhelmingly Christian. Then Time found only one letter worth plucking out to feature...: 'Hell is easy to define. It would be spending eternity with evangelicals.' That sums up the secular, liberal media attitude toward America's Christian majority, and it explains why they find Republicans so objectionable when they make their religious faith part of their campaign for the presidency." See Rob Bell's False Hope, Worldly Heaven and Earth-Based Hell

November 2011

UC Davis Student Admits Protesters Surrounded Cops and Wouldn't Let Them Leave: "What none of the anti-police crowd will admit is that quisling politicians have placed officers in an impossible situation. They have asked ordinary police forces to face down a movement that openly advocates for a revolution.... But police must face them once more - knowing their every action will be videotaped and photographed by dozens or even hundreds of Occupiers. And then these videotapes will be used by sympathetic media members to point the finger of blame at those trying to keep the peace. Wouldn't it be nice if they actually did some investigating...and asking questions later?"

September 2011

This quote from  The Global Media Censors adds insight to the three links below:

"...the J.P. Morgan [and Rockefeller banking] interests.... and their subsidiary organizations got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press of the US.... They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers....an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information...." Congressional Record (vol. 54, 2-9-1917

Lies? Wall Street Areas Blocked as Police Arrest Seven in Protest: "The size of the protest...dwindled to about 200 people early today near Chase Manhattan Plaza, down from 1,000 on Sept. 17."

Lies? Protesters continue demonstration against corporations on Wall Street: "More than 1,000 protesters - driven by social media - tried to protest outside the Stock Exchange Saturday but were blocked from entering Wall St. by cops."

Apparently, the mainstream media is inflating the number of people who came to Saturday's Wall Street protest. It seems to deflate numbers when conservatives gather and inflate the numbers when socialists or revolutionaries gather -- thus making the latter seem stronger. Compare the two links above with the one below.  

Repeated: Days of Rage. From Inside the ‘Comrade’s’ Ranks: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Day of Rage: "By the time I arrived at the Wall Street Day of Rage around 2:00 PM, the NYPD had Wall Street on total lockdown, with barriers at both ends, uniformed NYPD officers standing shoulder-to-shoulder, and plastic flexcuffs hanging in bundles from their belts. Clearly, the NYPD was not messing around. So the anti-capitalists and comrades and anarchists had to move their march south. The leftist smorgasbord of a few hundred gathered on the nearby front steps of the Smithsonian National Museum....

    "While its 'Occupy Wall Street' concept was thwarted by the fact that they couldn’t even walk on Wall Street, the protestors remained enthusiastic about their plan.... In the single most enthusiastic crowd moment, one of the organizers took the bullhorn and summarized the message of the whole event: 'The system is going to collapse,' he said, 'we are here to make it collapse faster.'... 'A little after 4PM, the protestors broke up into discussion groups. They sat crossed-legged on the ground. A few turned into drum circles....This was supposed to be a 20,000 person occupation..."

Leftist media employ devious, sinister tactic: "American news media are deliberately reshaping war-on-terror terminology for propaganda purposes to prevent radical Muslims from being perceived in a negative light....[Geller] says one simple example can be seen with how the word 'extremist' is now utilized in news stories. 'It is commonly used of both Islamic jihad terrorists, and those who fight against them. ...The word is used to claim that Islam has nothing to do with jihad terrorism – it's all just 'extremism,' and every religion has its 'extremists.'" See Rockefeller and Global Media Censors

June 2011

Michelle Obama: We Have Help From the Media: "First Lady Michelle Obama: 'You know, it's … we're ready, you know. Our children, you know, could care less about what we're doing. We work hard to do that. Fortunately, we have help from the media."

May 2011

Regime Appoints New Deputy Minister of Propaganda: "Jesse Lee's new title is Director of Progressive Media & Online Response in the White House Communication Department, working under Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer.... 'The post is a new one for this White House. Rapid response has been the purview of the Democratic National Committee (and will continue to be). Lee's hire, however, suggests that a portion of it will now be handled from within the administration. It also signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive engagement in the online world in the months ahead.'...And, just to communicate his impending style of responding, Jesse posted this photo in his initial tweet."

White House shuts out Herald scribe: "The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news 'fairly.'...'It’s all about control,' Reynolds said.“ Rockefeller and Global Media Censors

Why Don't We Hear About Soros' Ties to Over 30 Major News Organizations? "Soros... has ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets – including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC and ABC. ...In case you wonder where that money comes from, the OSF [Soros' Open Society Foundations] website is....a network of more than 30 international foundations, mostly funded by Soros, who has contributed more than $8 billion to those efforts. ....The site’s proud list of 'Our Investigations' includes attacks on oil companies, gas companies, the health care industry, for-profit schools and more.

     "More than 100 stories on the latest lefty cause: opposition to drilling for natural gas by hydraulic fracking....Throw in a couple investigations making the military look bad... and you have almost the perfect journalism fantasy – a huge budget, lots of major media partners and a liberal agenda unconstrained by advertising. One more thing: a 14-person Journalism Advisory Board, stacked with CNN’s David Gergen and representatives from top newspapers, a former publisher of The Wall Street Journal..."

 Time Magazine Editor: Koran Is Directly The Word of God,’ Bible Just a Book ‘Written By Man’: "In the segment Time Magazine’s World Editor Bobby Ghosh told Chuck Todd that the riots and murders perpetrated by Muslims in Afghanistan were obviously understandable because the Koran is apparently more holy than the Christian Bible. ...

      Ghosh: "The thing to keep in mind that’s very important here is that the Koran to Muslims, it is not, it is not the same as the Bible to Christians. The Bible is a book written by men. It is acknowledged by Christians that it is written by men. It’s the story of Jesus."...   "But the Koran, if you are a believer, if you’re a Muslim, the Koran is directly the word of God, not written by man. It is transcribed, is directly the word of God. That makes it sacred in a way that it’s hard to understand if you’re not Muslim. So the act of burning a Koran is much more, potentially much, much more inflammatory than…

      Todd: Directly attacking… directly attacking God."

      That sounds like the pro-Muslim message in America's latest 7th grade world history textbooks. See Spreading Islam through Public Schools

March 2011

Anti-Christian bias is OK at the BBC: "'Islam must not be offended at any price, although Christians are fair game because they do nothing about it if they are offended....In my view, ‘bias’ is too blunt a word to describe the subtleties of the pervading culture.' ...He added that 'the one thing guaranteed to damage your career prospects at the BBC is letting it be known that you are at odds with the prevailing and deep-rooted BBC attitude towards Life, the Universe and Everything.'

     "...former Radio 2 presenter Don Maclean claimed that the BBC is keen on programmes which attack churches, and that there was a wider secularist campaign 'to get rid of Christianity.' ...BBC’s former chief political correspondent, said: 'The BBC is not impartial or neutral. It’s a publicly-funded, urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities and gay people. '...It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias.'”

If You're Not Outraged, You're Not Paying Attention: "And now comes the latest abomination, a maniacal mob repeatedly sexually assaulting and beating CBS correspondent, Lara Logan.... Most of our leaders have barely uttered a peep. This is no surprise. As I've written many times before, the left considers the abuse of women collateral damage in their revolutionary battles....The madness has infiltrated our country with the beheading of a Muslim woman by her husband. And yet is CNN or Court TV running 24 hour coverage of the trial? Of course not....Brutalization of journalists, a Jihad against our soldiers...and yet, so little outrage....

     "Obama has not yet issued a public statement condemning the violence in Egypt against Lara Logan and other journalists. However, Obama did deliver a fiery speech, where he accused the Republicans in Wisconsin of an 'assault on unions.'"

February 2011

Important insights! Lara Logan and media rules: "The Western media have been unanimous in their sympathetic coverage of the demonstrators in Egypt. Why would the demonstrators want to brutalize them? ...the most egregious attack on a foreign journalist in Cairo's Tahrir Square took place last Friday when CBS's senior foreign correspondent Lara Logan was sexually assaulted and brutally beaten by a mob of Egyptian men....The fact that Logan was brutalized for 20 to 30 minutes and that her attackers screamed out "Jew, Jew, Jew," as they ravaged her was absent from the CBS report and from most other follow-on reports in the US media.

     "The media's treatment of Logan's victimization specifically and its treatment of the wide-scale mob violence against foreign reporters in Cairo generally tells us a great deal about the nature of today's media discourse.... For instance, recall the story of the Palestinian lynching of IDF reservists Vadim Nozhitz and Yosef Avrahami at the Palestinian Authority police station in Ramallah on October 1, 2000. There were dozens of reporters on the scene that day as the Palestinian police-led mob murdered and dismembered Nozhitz and Avrahami. But only one camera crew — from Italy's privately owned Mediaset television network — risked life and limb to film the event. After Mediaset's footage was published....a reporter for RAI television, Mediaset's state-owned competitor published an apology in the PA's official trumpet Al Hayat al Jadida [apparently an apology for embarrassing the Palestinians with the truth]...

     "This week a group of female US soldiers filed a class action lawsuit against US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and his predecessor Donald Rumsfeld....They claim that the men who abused them were a product of US military culture. The US media has provided blanket coverage of the story which effectively places the entire US military on trial for rape. [In other words, the media seems to protect all Palestinians but defame -- as if there are no moral soldiers -- the US military] What makes the distinction between coverage of the two stores so remarkable is that there is there is no comparison between the alleged anti-female bias in the US military and the actual misogyny of Egyptian society. ...

    "When members of Western victim groups are attacked by Third World victims, the story can be reported, but with as little mention of the identity of the victim-perpetrators as possible....CBS went so far as to blur the faces of the men who surrounded Logan in the moments before she was attacked. ... Identity politics are nothing more than socially acceptable bigotry.....

January 2011

Revolution through Deception. Never let a shooting go to waste: "Rahm Emmanuel's notorious line 'Never let a serious crisis go to waste' is a fitting description of how the left is using the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others to malign and silence political opponents....Stalin used one such occasion to purge the Soviet Union of anti-Stalinists. In his book, Communism: A History, Richard Pipes sets the stage: By 1935…food rationing was abolished and Stalin's regime needed another crisis to justify its despotic powers. It also needed enemies. As Fidel Castro [explained]: 'The revolution needs the enemy....

      "And if enemies were lacking, they had to be fabricated. ...Joseph Stalin stated: 'Crisis alone permitted the authorities to demand – and obtain – total submission and all necessary sacrifices from its citizens.'....This is a classic diversionary tool in the play book of the politics of personal destruction: 'Accuse your opponent of what you are guilty of.'

     "David Axelrod, President Obama's top political adviser, verbalized this Machiavellian tactic in an NPR interview, April 19, 2010: 'In Chicago, there was an old tradition of throwing a brick through your own campaign office window, and then calling a press conference to say that you've been attacked.'

     "In their particular focus on Sarah Palin, the left seems to be following the Rules for Radicals, written by famous Chicago communist community organizer Saul Alinsky: 'Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.'" See Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Assassin's politics lean 'left wing, quite liberal: "'The Communist Manifesto' and Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' were among the favorite reading materials of Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman in [Arizona's] fatal shooting that reportedly left six dead and gravely injured a U.S. congresswoman. Lougher, 22, listed those tomes among his favorites on his YouTube channel..." See Loving Evil

[A 24-year-old ] Journalist faces 138 years in prison: "Emin Demir, former editor of Turkey's daily newspaper Azadiya Welat, was charged with 'propaganda' under Turkish law for reporting on the Kurdistan Workers' Party, a separatist organization listed by several nations, including the U.S., as a terrorist organization. But Demir's lawyer, Servet Osen, insists Demir's articles were merely news reporting, not propaganda."


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