Corporate Controlled Media
“A new poll last week revealed disturbing trends about the increasingly dire media coverage of the Ebola story in the United States. Measuring the rising anxiety among news consumers, a Rutgers-Eagleton poll of New Jersey residents found that 69 percent are at least somewhat concerned about the deadly disease spreading in the U.S. The truly strange finding was that people who said they were following the story most closely were the ones with the most inaccurate information about Ebola. The more information they consumed about the dangerous disease, the less they knew about it. How is that even possible? Poll director David Redlawsk cast an eye of blame on the news media. ‘The tone of the coverage seems to be increasing fear while not improving understanding,’ Redlawsk told a reporter. ‘You just have to turn on the TV to see the hysteria of the talking heads media. It’s really wall to wall. The crawls at the bottom of the screen are really about fear. And in all the fear and all the talking, there’s not a lot of information.'”
Tony Rooke refused to pay a TV license fee because the BBC intentionally misrepresented facts about the 9/11 attacks, he alleged. It is widely known that the BBC reported the collapse of World.
The editorial board of the New York Times has an Orwellian knack for war. Sixteen months ago, when President Obama gave oratorical lip service to ending “perpetual war,” the newspaper quickly touted that end as a democratic necessity. But now—in response to Obama’s speech Wednesday night announcing escalation of war without plausible end—the Times editorial voice is with the endless war program.
Russell Brand answers the question: is the media liberal or conservative? And what’s the underlying cause that drives mainstream media bias?
Russell Brand continues to become better known for his candid political attacks than his comedic acts. This time, the 39-year-old has become involved in a tit-for-tat online feud over the highly sensitive Israel-Gaza conflict with a Fox News presenter.
From pollution to politics, the era of deception and duplicity has reached new heights and hijacked almost every form of media in the world. In the last frontiers for truth such as the internet, disinformation operations are in full swing to discredit and destroy any semblance of authentic and factual information available to the public. The escalating media and political reports are so farfetched, cunning, and so beyond reality, it’s as if each is trying to top the other with one sinister plot after the next.
Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim — even before an investigation — that it was pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible. His ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, did the same at the UN Security Council — just one day after the crash! While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event, there are a few things they will not report. Read on…
The U.S. media’s Ukraine bias regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has been obvious, siding with the Kiev regime and bashing ethnic Russian rebels and Russia’s President Putin. But now – with the scramble to blame Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down – the shoddy journalism has grown truly dangerous.
Egyptian-American reporter Ayman Mohyeldin witnessed and reported the brutal Israeli killing of four young boys as they played soccer on a beach in Gaza City. He has now been removed completely from reporting on Gaza by a top NBC executive, who ordered Mohyeldin to leave Gaza immediately.
ABC News’ Diane Sawyer misidentified scenes of the aftermath of Israeli missile strikes in Gaza as destruction caused by Palestinian rocket fire. As Sawyer segued into the segment, she says, “We take you overseas now to the rockets raining down on Israel today as Israel tried to shoot them out of the sky.” Next to her is video footage not of Israelis or even Israel, but of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. Sawyer then incorrectly describes an image of a Palestinian family gathering belongings in the smoking debris of a missile-hit home in Gaza as “an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can.”
The mainstream media is aging and collapsing under the weight of its own hubris and arrogance. Now entirely formulaic in presentation and predictable in substance, the ‘major’ outlets of news, which are monopolized under only a small handful of corporations, serve the purpose of misleading the public on important issues and manufacturing consent for government and the oligarchs. Here is a list of 11 tactics used against the public by the mainstream media to coerce consensus, divide, conquer, ridicule and stifle truthful or meaningful conversation about the state of our world.
Abby Martin speaks with Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity and author of the book ‘935 Lies: the Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s moral Integrity’ about how the CBS news magazine ’60 Minutes’ has become besieged by conflicts of interest and internal censorship.