“We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.”—Former New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg
ELDER PATRIOT – Click bait aside, the federal government is the largest and most dangerous purveyor of fake news. Whereas click bait causes little to no damage, the government’s production and dissemination of propaganda through the mainstream establishment media is designed to discredit politicians (Ron Paul and now Donald Trump,) promote others (Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton,) help direct public opinion to accept pass freedom-killing legislation, and to agitate starting wars.
Award-winning investigative journalist Carl Bernstein who broke the Watergate scandal along with Bob Woodward, wrote an extensive article entitled The CIA and the Media that delved into the CIA’s control of the mainstream establishment media.
Bernstein’s investigation revealed:
“The history of the CIA’s involvement with the American press continues to be shrouded by an official policy of obfuscation and deception for the following principal reasons:
■ “Further investigation into the matter, CIA officials say, would inevitably reveal a series of embarrassing relationships in the 1950s and 1960s with some of the most powerful organizations and individuals in American journalism.
“Among the executives who lent their cooperation to the Agency were Williarn Paley of the Columbia Broadcasting System, Henry Luce of Tirne Inc., Arthur Hays Sulzberger of the New York Times, Barry Bingham Sr. of the LouisviIle Courier‑Journal, and James Copley of the Copley News Service. Other organizations which cooperated with the CIA include the American Broadcasting Company, the National Broadcasting Company, the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps‑Howard, Newsweek magazine, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the Miami Herald and the old Saturday Evening Post and New York Herald‑Tribune.
“By far the most valuable of these associations, according to CIA officials, have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc.”
“The CIA’s use of the American news media has been much more extensive than Agency officials have acknowledged publicly or in closed sessions with members of Congress.”
Bernstein’s article was written two years after the Congressional Church Committee hearings had uncovered the CIA’s same deceptive management of the establishment media – and their willing compliance – in order to peddle propaganda to the American people with the intention of affecting political outcomes.
Fast-forward forty years and the establishment media is accusing anyone who disagrees with the official government narrative as peddling fake news and therefore as dangerous to the state. This comes straight from the Nazi’s playbook:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
It happened in Nazi Germany and half a century late David Rockefeller admitted that the same strategy had been employed by those sharing his plan for global governance (NWO) when Speaking at the June, 1991 Bilderberger meeting in Baden, Germany:
“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 subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.”
The Corporate-Globalist takeover continued apace but with the development and growth of the Internet it hit a brick wall. Citizen journalists, with the help of thousands of whistleblowers, began contradicting the narrative being spewed by the establishment media and their reporting made infinitely more sense than the “official” reporting they had be relying on previously.
Those citizen journalists dared question the damage being orchestrated to our ordered society. The power of this new and alternative media was evident in the result of the last election that saw Donald Trump defeat 18 establishment approved candidates by campaigning against the new world order and promising a return to prosperity.
The tidal wave of truth completely neutered the establishment media despite its unconscionable one-sided bias in favor of his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
With the New World Order collapsing, the Globalists are desperate to preserve what they’ve built but they realize they’re fighting a losing battle to do because of the alternative truth media. So, they have taken moves to silence us.
President Obama used the cover provided by his vacation and the Christmas holiday to sign the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 into law. The law funds the creation of what amounts to a Ministry of Truth in violation of our First Amendment protection. They are ushering in Chinese style censorship to severely curtail the truth from being heard.
What’s concerning is that when all the uproar about our “election being hacked” is viewed calmly it becomes clear that the only thing the hacking revealed was the truth about one of the candidates. Wasn’t that the job of the mainstream establishment media anyway?
What makes the bill’s passage scary was that 460 senators and representatives voted in favor of it, only 75 voted against it. Of greater concern is the fact that only two Republican senators (that didn’t include Ted Cruz) voted against it and only five Republican House members joined them in opposing it.
The Republicans claim to be “Originalists,” committed to protecting the Constitution as the Framers intended when they wrote it.
This exposes some unsettling realities. The Republicans are as much, or more, in the tank to keep selling out the American taxpayer in order to facillitate the march towards global governance. This means Trump’s Republican-controlled Congress will do little to help him except offer the appearance of doing so by trimming around the edges in meaningless ways.
With the establishment propaganda media’s megaphone amplified once again by having their competition muffled, our new president will have his work cut out for him.
That won’t change the fact that the establishment media can never be trusted again. As Glenn Greenwald points out, “The term propaganda rings melodramatic and exaggerated, but a press that—whether from fear, careerism, or conviction—uncritically recites false government claims and reports them as fact, or treats elected officials with a reverence reserved for royalty, cannot be accurately described as engaged in any other function.”