Sunday, August 2, 2009
As if we need any more proof that our information supply has been hijacked and used to dupe the masses, see GE's Silencing of Olbermann and MSNBC's Sleazy Use of Richard Wolffe by Glenn Greenwald.
"It makes no difference what one thinks of O'Reilly's attacks on the corporate activities of GE or Olbermann's criticisms of O'Reilly and Fox News. Whatever one's views on that are -- and I watch neither show very often -- those are perfectly legitimate subjects for news reporting and commentary, and the corporate decree to stop commenting on those topics is nothing less than corporate censorship."
"So now GE is using its control of NBC and MSNBC to ensure that there is no more reporting by Fox of its business activities in Iran or other embarrassing corporate activities, while News Corp. is ensuring that the lies spewed regularly by its top-rated commodity on Fox News are no longer reported by MSNBC. You don't have to agree with the reader's view of the value of this reporting to be highly disturbed that it is being censored."
Consider what this implies. You do recall the pump-up by the major "news" organizations for the invasion of Iraq, don't you? Did you wonder then - or now - how that could have happened, given the reality of it all?
How much truth is there to "what history says depends on who writes the history books"? Maybe history books will say the Iraq invasion was all about a grand, glorious and wonderful fight for the freedom of the people? Perhaps not, but how much, if anything, will history books have to say about the conspiracy behind the invasion, media owners being one - and, of course, the Neocon gang.