Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The root of America's largest problem: media disinformation

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Ellsberg Says Government Has ORDERED the Media Not to Cover 9/11 by Washington’s Blog

I've been tracking and talking/writing about the problem America has with it's information supply (the so-called "mass media') for many years now, but with so little effect that I've stopped spending so much time writing about it. It seems nobody wants to hear it. But I wouldn't be discouraged because I know I've been right all along. Now I'm reading material by people who are much better writers then I are, and passing their work along in an effort to do something other then shut up without expending so many hours.

"The Pulitzer prize-winning reporter who uncovered the Iraq prison torture scandal and the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam, Seymour Hersh, said:

“All of the institutions we thought would protect us — particularly the press, but also the military, the bureaucracy, the Congress — they have failed. The courts . . . the jury’s not in yet on the courts. So all the things that we expect would normally carry us through didn’t. The biggest failure, I would argue, is the press, because that’s the most glaring….Q: What can be done to fix the (media) situation?

[Long pause] You’d have to fire or execute ninety percent of the editors and executives. You’d actually have to start promoting people from the newsrooms to be editors who you didn’t think you could control. And they’re not going to do that.” "


"Veteran reporter Bill Moyers criticized the corporate media for parroting the obviously false link between 9/11 and Iraq (and the false claims that Iraq possessed WMDs) which the administration made in the run up to the Iraq war, and concluded that the false information was not challenged because:

“the [mainstream] media had been cheerleaders for the White House from the beginning and were simply continuing to rally the public behind the President — no questions asked.” "

Forget China, Americans Have Had All Their Communications Bugged For 20 Years by Paul Joseph Watson

"Outrage over the revelation that Chinese authorities have been installing spying devices on all dual-plate Chinese-Hong Kong vehicles is nothing compared to the fact that Americans and European have had all their communications tracked for at least two decades."


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