Media Propaganda — An Imperative Tool of Oligarchy
— Whether justifying America’s military presence and expenditures or pumping pedigreed politicians, oligarch protection propaganda rules!
Below is a small statement on my part, followed by numerous examples of propaganda originating from US media. I’m only a small voice and barely heard … so please spread the word!
By the end of 2003, nearly 70 percent of Americans believed Saddam Hussein had a direct connection to 9/11. Would I be far off to surmise this 70 percent demographic was largely comprised of Trump and Clinton-type voters? Who were the 30 percent? You guessed it, Bernie Sanders-type supporters.
What about Nixon’s drug war? Started entirely for political purposes, during Nixon’s reign there were 200,000 people in jail. Today, one out of every 100 Americans is in jail, one out of every 55 are on probation and 12% of all Americans hold felony convictions. Today, America imprisons more people than any other nation on earth! Most Americans are now are in favor of moving away from the drug war, the resultant increased police state and a harsh system of private imprisonment. Over the years, who mostly opposed this? You guessed it, Bernie Sanders-type thinkers.
When Reagan-Bush began with military build-ups, tax cuts for the wealthy, killing unions, privatizing and deregulating America with Congress legislating more for corporations than for people and American jobs being moved offshore to exploit cheap labor, remember it’s been Bernie Sanders thinkers who’ve been opposing this.
Today, due to much of the above, America is close to ruin. Its now rated a flawed democracy ranking 28th in the world, the 2016 presidential election was rigged, our voting machines are in a pitiful state and big money has perverted national, state and local politics.
Most Americans can’t afford a $500 medical emergency, our middle class has collapsed and poor folk are left to live within a dangerous underground economy. Only half of Americans have retirement plans, minimum wage jobs, which are plentiful, make it impossible to afford housing prices and too people are living doubled and tripled-up, if not homeless.
Take heed, folks. If you do not begin thinking progressively, with insight, not only will America achieve further ruin, but the health of our planet has become endangered. We’ve already done an excellent job destroying the respective cultures of our planet. Why make this worse only so a strong minority can maintain filthy rich status?
Think out of the box, folks and begin supporting not “liberal,” but rather progressive policies. Traditionally liberals have only cherry picked some, not all, progressive ideas and steal them as their own … but mostly work to keep oligarchy intact. Get behind Bernie Sanders for 2020!
It used to be the media was the last defender of the people. Unfortunately, the media has now become a controlling force over people. When Reagan took over there were 50 major media companies. Today, there are only five controlling 90 percent of all media in America. The media no longer covers the news; it controls the news.
Please stop being manipulated!
Examples of Propaganda:
Iraq & Kuwait:
Propaganda: Remember the Kuwaiti babies?
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- If you liked the lie about the murder of Kuwaiti babies after Iraq's invasion of the…
How PR Sold the War in the Persian Gulf
Excerpted from Toxic Sludge Is Good For You, Chapter 10 "If I wanted to lie, or if we wanted to lie, if we wanted to…
The First Iraq War Was Also Sold to the Public Based on a Pack of Lies | BillMoyers.com
Polls suggest that Americans tend to differentiate between our "good war" in Iraq - "Operation Desert Storm," launched…
Iraq — Bush-Cheney & Blair:
Thatcher PR guru Lord Bell ran a $540m Pentagon false propaganda campaign in Iraq
British PR firm Bell Pottinger was reportedly paid $540m (£417m) by the US to create campaign material in Iraq to…
Remembering the Hoax That Helped Launch the U.S. Invasion, and Later Disintegration, of Iraq
More than a decade after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, veteran journalists Peter Eisner and Knut Royce are releasing a new…
Lie After Lie: What Colin Powell Knew About Iraq 15 Years Ago and What He Told the U.N.
Colin Powell delivered his presentation making the case for war with Iraq at the United Nations 15 years ago, on…
The Red Line and the Rat Line · LRB 16 April 2014
I n 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August…
Syria: Trump's Red Line - WELT
President Donald Trump ignored important intelligence reports when he decided to attack Syria after he saw pictures of…
British doctor who documented Syria 'chemical attack' previously held on terror offences
A British doctor who documented a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria was considered a "committed jihadist" by…
Egyptian Police Arrests Photographer for Making Staged Pics of 'Wounded Children from Aleppo'
A man, who was taking staged photos of 'wounded children from Aleppo', has been arrested by Egyptian police in the…
The family of the Syrian boy who became a symbol of the Aleppo siege claim rebels used him as a…
The family of Omran Daqneesh, the four-year-old Syrian boy who became an international symbol of Aleppo under siege…
Journey To Aleppo Part I: Exposing The Truth Buried Under NATO Propaganda
The Syrian people are suffering under the 'moderate rebels' and 'opposition forces' backed by the US, NATO member…
Police in Egypt arrest five people for using children to make fake 'Aleppo' film
Police in Egypt have arrested five people for using children to stage fake footage they claimed was shot in Aleppo. The…
Patrick Cockburn: Lies, damn lies, and reports of battlefield
In war, accounts of atrocities need to be treated with scepticism. Surveying a battlefield where he had once fought…
Hillary Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency - Global…
Hillary Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency First published on June 13…
Russians Damaged US Diplomats at US Embassy in Cuba:
MoA - Fake News Reports Blamed Cuba, Russia And China Of 'Sonic Attack' On U.S. Diplomats - The…
In the autumn of 2016 U.S. diplomats stationed in Cuba started to complain about being affected by some mysterious…
The Sound and the Fury: Inside the Mystery of the Havana Embassy - ProPublica
More than a year after American diplomats began to suffer strange, concussion-like symptoms in Cuba, a U.S…
'Havana Syndrome' of US diplomats likely caused by paranoia not sonic weapon, study claims
The mysterious condition 'Havana Syndrome' in which dozens of US and Canadian diplomats experienced strange symptoms…
2016 Democrats & Pro-Hillary Propaganda:
Exclusive: New Leak on Clinton's Cozy Press Relationship
Internal strategy documents and emails among Clinton staffers shed light on friendly and highly useful relationships…
Bernie who? Why does TV media ignore Sanders even as he tops polls?
If you're still a little confused about who Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is, that makes sense - network TV news has…
Below, Lee Camp on Redacted Tonight youtube link describing how main corporate media propagandized a Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders:
Opinion: The AP's call for Hillary Clinton ruined California's election party--and here's why that…
The Associated Press called the Democratic primary race for Hillary Clinton on Monday night, based on its survey of…
911 and Aftermath:
For those who have eyes that do not see, ears that do not hear and string-strung tentacles to brains that do not think or feel … let’s have a second look and actually deal with the question “why!”
Robert Fisk: For 10 years, we've lied to ourselves to avoid asking the
By their books, ye shall know them. I'm talking about the volumes, the libraries - nay, the very halls of literature …
9/11 - the big cover-up?
Six years after 9/11, the American public have still not been provided with a full and truthful account of the single…
September 11th Anniversary: Richard Clarke's Explosive CIA Cover-up Charge
With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks only a month away, former CIA Director George Tenet and two former top…
VIDEO: Aaron Maté asks Luke Harding "What collusion?"
Aaron Maté: T his is the real News, I'm Aaron Maté. 2017 is almost over, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia…
Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story
BuzzFeed was once notorious for traffic-generating "listicles," but has since become an impressive outlet for deep…
A very incomplete list of Sinister Things Vladimir Putin/Russia/'the Russians' have been accused of…
According to the finest minds of Western media and political life, "The Russians" have been responsible for everything…
Russiagate — Six Prongs of A Very Broken Pitchfork!
— DNC/Podesta Docs; Steele Dossier; Russian Internet Agency; Trump Tower Meeting; The Russian Mole; & Mainstream Media
Propaganda Study & Censorship:
Media's Use of Propaganda to Persuade People's Attitude, Beliefs and Behaviors
Media's Use of Propaganda to Persuade People's Attitude, Beliefs and Behaviors War & Peace: Media and War Attitudes…
To Counteract Propaganda, We Should Look to Lessons from Advertising
Between alternative facts and outright lies, the truth has never been more grey. For every point, there's a…
Science audiences, misinformation, and fake news
Concerns about public misinformation in the United States-ranging from politics to science-are growing. Here, we…
THE TOP 25 CENSORED STORIES OF 2018-2019
The presentation of the Top 25 stories of 2018-2019 extends the tradition originated by Professor Carl Jensen and his…