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Journalist stopped by US border agent 'for being part of fake news media'
A British journalist has said he was stopped at a US airport by a border agent who accused the writer of being part of…
The problem for the journalist is main media hyped Trump as chief spokesperson to criticize media. This happened after the monopolized media dismissed its ombudsmen critics. In effect, Trump — well-depicted as Fake News Head Honcho — serves a useful purpose enabling the media to avoid responding to true and demanding criticism. Criticism from the likes of Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges and other valued leftist critics whose voice gets intentionally lost in the wilderness.
Does Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange — the investigative reporter most ably-connected to expose Trump-Pence (after already exposing Bush-Cheney and Obama-Biden) even have a voice? Who silenced Assange? Who went along with doing this?
The media is also disadvantaged because it covers for itself over its abject failure concerning the 2016 election, Russiagate and beyond. The lingering question remains: Who made Trump into Hillary Clinton’s “pied piper,” and why? More importantly, why are strong voices from the left totally ignored? Criticism is not a right wing thing!
Is Trump a liar? You bet! But quality of reporting is required to report this crucial fact.
What happened at the airport to the mainstream journalist? Like, gee whiz, why wouldn’t a Trump minion behave in such a manner. It’s what they do. It’s how Trump has been built up and his supporters condemned. Nothing surprising.
What is surprising is how the media itself has behaved in recent years, since it became greater monopolized. The public has been dosed much like it was during the months leading into the War on Iraq, except the current propaganda string has gripped us for four years straight. It’s like truth has worn old and disappeared.
People are sick of being indoctrinated whether from Trump or the corporate media. Face the facts. It’s what the media should be doing! Bring back the ombudsmen!
Food For Thought
I wonder if the reason why a full blown national political movement hasn’t spawned is because news journals like New York’s Village Voice, Boston’s Real Paper, The Phoenix and others have disappeared. This must be true in most cities that once offered small progressive-arts journal publications. The Internet is great for alternative media but the internet has become a saturated market. Is it possible there’s too much to see which thus inhibits the ability to coalesce behind a meaningful movement?
Anyway, it is as it is. Perhaps the below will be helpful: